What have I been wearing: All dotty about spots!
I love wearing spots which is good, as there is plenty of choice at the moment when it comes to spots. The skirt above it a very bright red covered in black spots - I feel like a lady bird when I wear it!! It is 100% polyester (2 layered) in that wonderful crinkle fabric, so no ironing required (perfect when traveling). I wore this to work on Friday and felt very smart with a black t-shirt and black sandals. Not hard to miss!!
|This isn't me!! It is from the Ezibuy catalogue.|
|A black and white spotty skirt I made earlier this year using cotton fabric. This is lovely in summer.|
|Another black and white spot skirt - this one is SO comfortable and flattering with its 6 gores. Looks lovely with a a bright red top!|
|This is a lovely dress (sadly an iron is required!!) - bright and sunny for a summers day, great for a special occasion.|
When I started this I didn't realise how many outfits I had that were spotty - I have another skirt (in navy blue with white spots) and two summer dresses, both blue and white. I don't think I really need anything else spotty in the cupboard!! I have enough to send me dotty!!
Are you a spotty girl?
Perhaps whilst reading this you were humming "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Bot Bikini" (written in 1962), I was, which was funny as I wouldn't be seen dead in a bikini!! Did you know that Miss American was photographed in 1928 wearing a polka dot swimsuit and shortly afterwards Minnie Mouse started to wear a red polka dot dress and matching bow. By the 1930s dotty dresses were all the rage!!
And the word "polka" is derives from the Polish for "polish woman"! Polka is also a form of dance from central Europe. I am not entirely sure how the word used for a style of dance and a Polish woman got connected to spots on a dress?!