Trend Alert: Polka Dots

Oh guys, I’ve been in a bit of a style rut. My usual daily routine consists of me checking out ASOS, Topshop and New Look in the evening to see if I can find any good bargains for either myself, or to share with you guys – but I’ve felt totally uninspired. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m still caught up in the house move and I’m spending lots of money on homeware bits (because I’m definitely doing a lot of that, helloooo Home Sense) but last week was just a disaster on the fashion front.

On Friday instead of looking online I thought I’d treat myself to an afternoon of shopping and outfit putting-togethering (definitely a phrase), but if you saw my Instagram story you would’ve seen that I hated everything and didn’t buy anything apart from a pair of shoes from Topshop. I felt all crappy and like I was failing my job at being a fashion blogger, and I couldn’t seem to find any new trends or really give a sh*t about anything to do with it.

Needless to say I came home to my parents for the weekend, picked up some old out of stock gear that I wouldn’t usually wear because I can’t link it online, and VOILA I’M CURED. I think I just spend so much time looking at the huge range of whats out there, and it’s too much to take in. Like, it’s overwhelming?! Considering half the stuff I own I never actually wear more than once…

So after strolling around in the polka dot dress that I’m wearing in the outfit below, I thought to myself ‘I need to invest in some polka dot stuff, maybe a jumper for Autumn, or maybe some trousers’ and suddenly all of these ideas came into my head. I finally had outfit post ideas, and ideas of direct items to search for online. HALLEEEELLUJAHHH.


The dress itself is from Dorothy Perkins and I got it a month or two ago in an Outfit store for a sale bargain of only £15 – I have actually found it online with two sizes left so check it out here, but it’s one of those summer dresses that I’ll wear with tights in a few months time and I love the frilly details on the front. Yes it’s a little simple, and yes it’s a little monochrome, but it looks nice with my tan and it’s long enough for it to be suitable for work, so I’m down for it.

Of course what I love most about it is the POLKA DOTS. My wardrobe is filled with striped trousers and tops but polka dots seem to be lacking, so it’s my mission to find some seriously sassy spotted goods on the high street in the next few months. I’ll start in this post with some options in a few different price brackets!




Dress – Dorothy Perkins

Bag – Topshop

Shoes – Topshop

Watch – c/o Ice Watch

So there you have it, if you’re in a style rut, just take a peak in your wardrobe and your mind will create a new path of ideas for what you’re in need of. And let’s face it, we’ve all gotta up our polka dot collection (my eyes are on the red Forever 21 top).

R x


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* c/o shows items gifted to me for the purpose of the post. Affiliate links have been used in this post, where if you click the link and make a purchase, I make a teeny cut of the sale (this doesn’t add to your cost, but it just helps go towards my little career!). *


    • 31st August 2017 / 6:08 pm

      I’m a bit of both 😉 I have loads of striped clothes but polka dots are so fun too! Can never have too many clothes I guess?! Haha!

      R xoxo

  1. 28th August 2017 / 10:13 pm

    Polka dots are a trend that I think will aaaalways be in style – such a wardrobe staple!xx

    Lucy |

    • 31st August 2017 / 6:08 pm

      Always!! A polka dot dress will not go out of fashion ever!

      R xoxo

  2. 29th August 2017 / 9:33 am

    Polka dots are a classic and they look bloody gorgeous on you! xxx

    • 31st August 2017 / 6:09 pm

      I know right! I love how I talk about classic items/patterns as if I’m going to keep them for years and never buy more, but I always do!

      R xoxo

  3. 29th August 2017 / 10:47 am

    I definitely need to revisit polka dots – I only seem to own one dotty item at the moment so somehow I’ve managed to get rid of anything in that print but it’s such a staple. Really know what you mean about the huuuuuge range of stuff currently in shops being overwhelming, I often feel the same – I just dont even know where to start and always worry I’ll be missing the good stuff so have to hunt through it ALL, it’s a total inspiration-sapper!

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • 31st August 2017 / 6:10 pm

      You neeeed to invest!! A good polka dot dress will always be a keeper! And I know what you mean, it’s so overwhelming and kinda sucks the fun out of the experience!

      R xoxo

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