Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Smart Polka Dots

It's no secret I love polka dots. I have three polka dot dresses in my closet (1, 2, 3) and I've been trying REALLY hard not to buy any more, so I was delighted to see this dress on Gwynnie Bee! Borrow a work appropriate polka dot dress whenever I want? Yes please! And the color is divine. It reads as navy in photos, but it's more of a really deep plum color in person. I kind of want to wear it again before I send it back, but there are so many other pieces I want to try! 



Outfit: Dress- Eliza J via Gwynnie Bee; Boots- Madden Girl (similar); Tights- H&M
I wore this dress to work and also to a panel discussion on Boston Fashion hosted by Boston Globe. The discussion "Boston Fashion is Smart" was co-moderated by Jay Calderin of Boston Fashion Week and Chris Muther, a fashion reporter for the Boston Globe and featured some really cool panelists. The discussion focused on how fashion in Boston is evolving and coming into its own. 

While a lot of the discussion was a little too high fashion oriented for my taste- one point of discussion really resonated with me. The features that Boston is often criticized for are actually its strengths. Being a "college town" actually gives Boston its character- it is the ever changing population of students and faculty that make Boston a global city! 


22 comments:

  1. Love that dress! The polka dots are so cute and the plum color is beautiful on you :) I've heard great things about Gwynnie Bee from Katie at Hems for Her - I love the idea of borrowing clothing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I learned about it from Katie and a few other bloggers, so I'm taking advantage of the free month right now. Such a great idea!

      Delete
  2. What a cute polka dot dress! You can never have too many :) That's neat that you went to the discussion, must've been interesting.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Agreed. Can never have too many dots!

      Delete
  3. I love it! I don't think I've ever seen that color with polka dots so it's super fresh and cute!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not going to lie, the more I look at these pictures the more I want to buy this dress. I'll be stalking this dress on Nordstrom to see if it goes on sale.

      Delete
  4. LOVE this polka dot dress, you look so pretty. Ohh I'm so glad you went to the discussion. And I agree with you about the criticism of Boston, it's really our strength to have such diversity in both people and fashion.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Right?! I live in a pretty student heavy area and I get so much inspiration from what the more artsy students in my neighborhood are wearing. Acid wash cut offs over tights may not be my taste, but I love seeing it!

      Delete
  5. Oh Boston. I agree with you its one of our strengths. You have lived all over, so you know... Girls in other cities to go to a sports bar dress up like its prom. I was so shocked how casual Boston is compared to the rest of the country. BUT I like our casual feel! We also have a lot of engineering/manufacturing which I think makes NE/Boston more casual. Product Design firms and Manufacturing firms tend to lend themselves as more casual. Phew. That's a ramble! OH and I am going to be a really bad influence here and say you NEED to go buy that dress... it looks stunning on you!

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm seriously considering it. If it goes on sale at Nordstrom I might have to!

      Delete
  6. I am jealous about being on a fashion panel. How fun!!! And you look great...you can never go wrong with the dots!! ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wasn't on the panel. Just attending. I'm not that cool, lol:)

      Delete
  7. Oooooh I LOVE love love that polka dot dress...sooo cute!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! If it goes on sale it might be a permanent resident in my closet.

      Delete
  8. Lovely polka dot dress, looks super cute on you!
    Kisses
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love this dress on you! The polka dots are amazing.

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. love the dress, you look gorgeous
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Whoa, I like your blog face lift, it's really clean and I love your new header.

    I've never heard of Gwynnie Bee, is it sort of like Rent the Runway? You've had a couple of really cute things through them so far, this dress looks amazing on you. (The draping is really nice.) It sounds like it was a really fun panel to go listen too, I don't really get why Boston would be considered not stylish. (Way more so that here, I think Anchorage made Least Stylish City in the US and Fairbanks is so much more frightening than Anchorage.) I always think of college students as being fairly stylish, when they're not in their pjs.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I absolutely love anything with polka dots so this dress is great! The dress highlights your lovely curves!

    ReplyDelete
  13. polka dots are so in! that dress looks great on you!! xo

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for reading. I would love to hear your thoughts!