12.15.2007

Do the Polka (Dot)!

I just read Joy's post about a black halter dress with red polka dots and that inspired this post.

I can count on ONE hand how many things I own that AREN'T solid (one color). I picked up somewhere that monochromatic is the way to go if you're petite cause one color elongates... whatever the case, I have a cashmere button down sweater that's horizontal stripes, that gray dress I bought for my cousin's wedding a month ago, and a black , knee-length halter with pastel polka dots all over.

Out of allllllllllllll the clothes in my closet, can you guess which piece is my favorite to wear?

If you guess my polka dot dress, you guessed correct!

I don't know what it is about the dress, no matter how my hair is, my face is feeling, what shoes I'm wearing... you can't tell me NOTHIN'!! I call it my freakum dress, my jazzy dress, my EVERYTHING dress! Being knee-length, its PERFECT for my short stature. being halter, it shows off my arms and back. being polka-dot, it adds whimsy to the ordinary LBD. Which brings me to the post.

Polka-dot. Like red lip-stick, every woman should have a type of polka-dot something in her wardrobe. Whether its multi colored, tiny, ginormous, one color, medium, varying sizes... EVERY.WOMAN.SHOULD.OWN.SOMETHING.WITH.POLKA.DOTS.

Polka-dots break up an mono look without being loud.
No matter the color combination, polka-dots never clash.

WAIT.

PLEASE DON'T WEAR MORE THAT ONE SET OF POLKA-DOTS AT THE SAME TIME. WHAT I MEANT BY THE AFOREMENTIONED COMMENT WAS THAT YOUR SHIRT CAN BE BROWN AND THE DOTS CAN BE RED AND IT'LL STILL WORK.

Polka-dots are the pattern to wear if you're not sure what pattern to wear!! Think you're too big for horizontal stripes? Too skinny for vertical? Hate leopard with a passion? Can't do plaid? Do polka-dots!

There is something about polka-dots that adds an air of classic femininity to whatever you're wearing. Kinda like that red lipstick, polka-dots takes us back to the days when women were women. Please don't get mad when I say this, its okay to be a career woman but, there was something about that Donna Reed era when women took care of house and home, kids came home to a body and not the TV, dad brought home the bacon and families were just that.


On another tip, when a guy has on a solid shirt and jacket, and throws on a polka-dot tie, you pay that much more attention to him cause:

1. you're trying to see if he's really wearing polka-dot
2. you can't believe a guy is wearing polka-dot so you're REALLY trying to see what he's about.

Anyhoo, go out and get some dots in your life!

1 comments:

jameil1922 said...

LOOOOOOOOVE POLKA DOTS!! bring that dress and or something cocktail dress-ish. we're gonna get fly and embarass pittsburgh.