Spots Dot Com

Spots, Dots, small coloured circles, whatever you call them, they are having a bit of moment right now. I love a theme to my posts and this one came at just the right time. The sales are really starting to annoy me now. I love to get my bargains, which I have, but now it’s getting tired. Go away with your jumble sale rails and give me some smart spanking new stuff to lust after. Spots and Dots caught my eye as being something to tap into while we wait to deliberate over what new coat we’re going to buy. I bought my winter coat back in May, so I’m alright jack, but I fear I may have peaked too soon. There is bound to be another I love more come September. Must. Contain. Myself.

So, let’s have a look at the polka dot pieces that can pep you up. I’ve found quite a few that I love. I’ve got to say that doing this blog is so bad for me. I do all these nice outfit ideas and then I just want all of it for myself.  Although I should advise that if you really love something, don’t hold back. Nothing haunts you like the things you didn’t buy. I still have an eBay alert on this Top Shop Boutique Dress from last year that I missed out on. If anyone EVER sees this in a size 12 or 14 please get it for me, I will pay you back I promise!


I have this Boden shirt, I know, I know, Boden maybe has a bit of bad ‘Mumsy’ rep, but their shirts are great, they last for years (I’ve had mine since 2009) and they wash excellently too, maybe don’t step away from the Boden catalogue next time it drops through the door. (Some of their shoes are cute too)

boden spot shirt, mango red bag, gucci loafers

1. Boden Spot Classic Shirt
2. Mango Ring Handbag
3. Gucci Jordaan Loafers (best shoes ever!)
4. Top Shop Ripped Mom Jeans



Love this wrap top, it would work perfect with old jeans, but trying it out here with my favourite kind of trouser, the old faithful wide-legged cropped…

spot top, comme des Garcons wallet

1. Top Shop Wrap Spot Top
2. Warehouse Tan Handbag
3. Top Shop Wide Leg Cropped Trousers
4. Comme Des Garcons Leather Wallet
5. Warehouse Sling Back Sandals




The ultimate spot dress is this Miu Miu one, or this from Vetements, but at nearly £2k a piece, most of us are going to have to look elsewhere…

polka dot dress, satin sandals

1. Marella Spot Maxi Dress
2. Top Shop Spot and Stripe Wrap Dress
3. & Other Stories Satin Sandals
4. Axel Arigato White Trainers



Well done Top Shop for getting on board with this trend and producing a pair of wide leg dotty trousers that bear more than a passing resemblance to last season’s Stella McCartney version. I love our high street!

Spot trousers, APC bag White blazer

1. Top Shop Unique Ruched Sleeve Blazer
2. Dorothy Perkins Crepe Wrap Top
3. A.P.C. Leather Shoulder Bag
4. Top Shop Spot & Stripe Trousers
5. Birkenstock Sandals 




OK, so you might not be brave enough to go for the double dots, but for the purpose of it looking cool on the page, let’s try it…

spot shirt, dot skirt, ring bag, rose gold hoop earrings

1. & Other Stories Oversized Spot Shirt
2. Dinny Hall Bamboo Hoop Earrings
3. & Other Stories Dot A Line Skirt
4. Mango Gold Ring Handbag
5. Rupert Sanderson Suede Pumps 


As I’ve said before, I always open to suggestions and questions for my posts, so do let me know if there’s anything you’re keen for me to write about.

K x