Spring is just around the corner, but she’s been playing peek-a-boo from around that corner for a few weeks now.
This AP photo was taken on Monday in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
The next day was cold and overcast.
Today, the sun is shining, a light breeze is blowing and I’m tempted to put away the snow paraphernalia for another year.
Can this be the week spring finally decides to give up her childish game and make an appearance?
…Just in time for Easter egg hunts on green lawns?
|Courtesy of Etsy|
Sometimes it was pink, sometimes white, sometimes blue.
Once, it was a beautiful navy blue (my favorite Easter dress), but no matter the color, the pattern was always the same.
Dotted swiss, Easter and spring all go together for me.
This spring, dotted swiss for big girls, the polka dot, is back, and it’s everywhere.
Enfin a fashion trend that everyone can wear!
I just adore polka dots (les pois in French)…..
……big ones, little ones and everything in between.
They are young and fun, and they make me smile.
I already know what you’re going to ask me.
Q: “Do I have to wear them with solids only?”
Q: “Can I wear them with other patterns?”
It’s all in the proportions.
This is a bold look, mostly because of the bright yellow color, but it all works together beautifully.
The polka dots are fairly large, but the stripes on the Tee underneath are narrow.
And the polka dots on the shoes are small.
This may be a bit much for the average woman to pull off, but it is adorable.
This is a great way to mix polka dots and stripes that is easier to pull off for the average (i.e., non-stick thin, vertically-challenged) woman.
This young lady has mixed a black-and-white polka dot top with a purple, pin-striped cotton skirt and topped it off with a fringed scarf in mustard and neutral shoes.
Notice that the pattern proportions are all small scale and do not fight each other for attention.
The pop of color in the scarf adds a bright touch of spring.
Of course, if you are still hesitant to dive head first into the polka dot pool, you can always opt for an elegant polka dot scarf.
Drape it around your neck or wrap it around your head to instantly transition your look into spring.
For all things foulards, visit Playing with Scarves to learn everything you need to know about scarves from la reine des foulards, my fabulous friend, Anne Touraine.
This photo comes from her Blog, which is an absolute must read.
Now it’s your turn. Add some pretty polka dots to your wardrobe this spring. I guarantee it will make you smile every time you look in the mirror.