Mad about dots & spots

More issues than Vogue…

I loved that phrase… there were t-shirts with that Slogan on weren’t there?

(Cue google search) – a ha!! (Instatees on Etsy – £14.36 + shipping)

shopping etsy instatees £14.36 + shipping

I neeeed one.

Too often my Vogue subscription arrives & I treat it like some hallowed tome that must remain perfect. So it stays wrapped or ‘in a pile’ and I rediscover it months out of date. That annoys me. And I find out what I *should* have been wearing then, now.

I have 20 years worth of Vogues.

New Vogue has arrived and I’m reading it now… a fabulous article by Chelsea Zalopany about polka dots. She tells us how John Galliano for Maison Margeila, Jonathan Anderson for Loewe and Giambattista Valli all featured spots in their AW17 collections of every scale and type. Brace yourselves, spots everywhere are inevitable.

I’ve not even finished the article but feel I need a blouse. Simple, flowy crepe, round neck, opening slash with black velvet ties at the throat (oh, the blouse is black spots on white, obviously). Billowing sleeves gathered into an extended fitted cuff. Velvet covered buttons.

I’d prefer a rounded hem too: more flattering.

Anyone seen one? 

So what is out there currently that can satisfy this spotty itch?

Hello Zara, nice to see you… not what I was thinking above… but £24.99, and love the back neck detail, and extra detail on the arm.


Mango – boxy pyjama style shirt, £17.99 in the sale, alas matching trousers are sold out.


Mango again, £29.00, I like the styling of the high waisted trousers, but then its makes it tricky to see what length the front actually is… love the bell sleeve.


Mango… £24.99 in the sale. There’s a lot going on with this blouse, but secretly I love the dungaree styling more than I thought I might…


More ruffles at H&M – £20.99 in the sale, limited sizes.hmprod H&M £20.99 limited sizes

Keeping with light spots on dark, now white on navy…  Zara long shirt £25.99. The. Red. Boots. Are. Mine.


Black and white at M&S £25.00… love the tie styling on the arms detail on this, but the contrast colour. Less so. Keep it black and white.

SD_01_T43_5893_ZY_X_EC_0 m&s £25.00

Topshop wrap around blouse – £30.00 – limited sizes, so be quick. So pretty and easy.

TS04W05MMON_Zoom_M_1 spot plisse blouson wrap top £30 limited sizes

M&S spotty jacket £29.50… I love the ease of this… and this is how I’d wear it, with a white tee and jeans.

SD_01_T59_0516J_E4_X_EC_1 M&S £29.50

Large scale spots… love this dress, great styling idea worn over trousers for those of us more reluctant to get our legs out… H&M £25.99


Another alternative way to do spot, is this spot mesh top from Topshop Boutique £32.00… bralet worn underneath is sold separately.

TS25J64KIVR_Zoom_M_2 boutique mesh top £32

Finally, finishing with accessories… gorgeous scarf from Mango £4.99 in the sale.


Zara shoes… £49.00 too too beautiful.

5214201202_2_1_1 zara £49.99



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