Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Positively Dotty!

First things first, darlings! The winner of CC's $100 SanityStyle.com Gift Certificate Giveaway is the lovely Ashley of Breakfast at Saks ~ congrats, and happy shopping!
The runways were rife with polka-dots, darlings! From dainty dots at Azzaro to oversize orbs at Eley Kishimoto, circles are circulating!
Andy & Debb, via nymag.com. Other runway photos via style.com except where noted.
Aquascutum
Azzaro
Comme des Garçons
Danielle Scutt
Derek Lam
Devi Kroell
Dries Van Noten
Eley Kishimoto
Emporio Armani
Etro
Josh Goot
John Galliano
Junya Watanabe
Kinder Aggugini
Lacoste
Limi Feu
Luella
Luisa Beccaria
Marni
Moschino Cheap & Chic
Prabal Gurung
Tony Cohen, via nymag.com
Versace
Vivienne Westwood Red Label
Giambattista Valli polka-dot sheath; this and next at Bergdorf Goodman.
Dior button-down day dress.
Diane von Furstenberg strapless silk-blend jumpsuit; this and next two at net-a-porter.com.
Phillip Lim cutout-back jersey dress.
DKNY sequined strapless sheath.
Geren Ford open layer dress; this and next at shopbop.com.
Laila Azhar polka dot dress.
Going Dotty dress; this and next two at ModCloth.com.
Je Ne Sais Quoi microdot dress.
Can’t Change Your Spots Dress.
Liquorish white tier polka dot skirt, at pixiemarket.com.
Rebecca Minkoff Dylan blouse, at shopbop.com.
House of Holland polka dot blouse, at brownsfashion.com.
Dapple dot cardigan, at jcrew.com.
Shimmi Sophia bikini, at shopbop.com.
Beach Sexy balconet top and cheeky bottom, at victoriassecret.com.
Dancing Dots gathered bandeau tank suit, at jcrew.com.
Mark Davis Sunny earrings; this and next at barneys.com.
Prova scarf.
Get polka dot pretty, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

92 comments:

nuheila said...

Not so big fan of polka-dots but i adore Tony Cohen s dress and VS bikini.

Nuheila

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

It was a fashion in late 70's And till-date. Thanks for sharing lovely lovely clicks.

HiFashion said...

OH, I absolutely LOVE these!!! Polka dots are so gorgeous. I have a polka dot skirt... I want a dotty bikini, and maybe dotty shoes, too!
xx Leia

Leah said...

CC, this is so apt for New Year. Here in the Philippines, people wear dots for New Year because dots signify money. That's why I love dots.

Couture Carrie said...

Thanks for your lovely comments, darlings!

Cool fact, Leah :)

xoxox,
CC

Madame Bovary said...

Luella is my favourite one!!
kisse

stylewithbenefits said...

Great inspiration pics, CC! Not a huge fan of polka dots, but these pics may just change my mind. I love that cute blue number from Shopbop and the green one-piece!

And congrats to Ashley!

xo, Becs

janettaylor said...

I adore the Moschino Cheap & Chic, Luella and Marni outfits. :-) Great post!

Xx

Katy Mary said...

Fabulous, I love me some polka dots!! <3

A PIECE OF PASSION said...

I come to think about that I haven't got a single thing with dots on, maybe it's time to buy something :)


xoxo

A PIECE OF PASSION

Michelle said...

I love polka dots, I think i could wear them everyday. They bring a cute look to almost anything!

Laura Trevey said...

love love polka dots!!!
the black and white shoes are killer!


xoxo

Couture Cookie said...

I'm not a big fan of polka dots since they, in my opinion, tend to look a little country sometimes... these images are super cute, though. I like the turquoise top with the b/w skirt! Now the next step for me would be daring to wear it! xoxox

J-ezzy said...

Wishlist - The Giambattista Valli Polka dot sheath and the Dior Day Dress!

Great post, I didn't think polka dots could look modern anymore!

Style Redux 2 said...

I adore polka dots. The Luella is wonderful.

meraldia said...

I love dots on dresses! It's so 50s and 60s!!

Blair said...

Me encantan los lunares tanto en invierno como en verano.Xoxo

stilettolover91 said...

Great post!!!! I love the red & white polka dot bikini towards the end!!! Very sexy!!!

http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

Diana said...

Love this post! I'm a big fan of polka dots. It's such a classic, timeless print.

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Those Versace shoes do it for me!

xo,
Christina
Fabulous Finds Gal

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Beautiful. Is it possible to have your e-mail please?

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Charming~
Love the post title as well darling...
next time I get a new puppy perhaps?!
Dotty!!
xo*

joannapple said...

Azzaro dress- simple and cute; Emporio Armani- great casual I guess, Josh Goot moved dotts to the next level- amazing look! Prabal Gurung - classy and girly. Mind-boggling! Dotts for every occasion! :)

daisychain said...

Love the polka dots,
and huge congrats to Ashley!

Michael St. James said...

love the Comme des Garçons look and those Versace heels are amazing!

www.bagpoor.com

alixrose said...

I for one love polka dots, they can go from silly to sexy to sophisticated all year long. Not many styles can do that.
I adore the one piece green bathing suit, great picks!

tiltumaria said...

I love polka dots, it's just I feel it's hard for me to wear them without feeling I look cheap. Haha! :D Weird, huh?
xxx

Erika said...

Congratulations Ashley!!

Absolutely adoring the Azzaro frock and VS swimsuit - tres cute!! :)

Jacqueline said...

Great topic. I love some of the polka dot blouses you picked out! xoxo

www.FashionSnag.com

Make Do Style said...

I do love polka dot but the trick is to find the perfect item. I saw someone on the tube with a beautiful blue polka dot skirt so I had to ask her where it was from and it was Agnes B.

Jaime said...

Love these- all polka dots, modern and traditional! Esp loving that "Can't Change Your Spots" dress :)

♥B said...

Love the Derek Lam and Azzaro pieces!

-B

Nicole Linette said...

Retro polka dots and nipped waists are always adorable in my mind :)

~ nicole

KINHA said...

Hi my friend

Nice looks.

Kisses

Peter Breese said...

Great simplicity in the blue top and black/white polka skirt! Always a good combo. Could it be, me liking simplicity? Naaaaa... never ;).

The Blonde Duck said...

Polka dots just scream spring to me!

Maria Tavares said...

Cannot choose the best one. Those dresses are all so gorgeous! But Derek Lam and Marni are in my heart :D

Margherita&Eleonora said...

love poissss :))
kisses dear, you have a nice blog.

http://sisterslovefashion.blogspot.com/

M&E

Hanako66 said...

one of my favorite looks ever!

Mimi said...

So cute! I love how polka dots aren't just subject to plain, round circles anymore. There are different shapes, patterns, and even patterns within patterns. Great post!

Ashley said...

Thank you so much, I'm so excited to have won! What a wonderful surprise for this Tuesday afternoon! :)

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

KINHA said...

Hi my dear

It's not a snake, it´s a fish skin, called "TILÁPIA".It's brasilian fish.

Kisses

Taryn said...

Polka dots will forever hold a place in my heart...they are minnie mouse, retro, and feminine all rolled into one :)

Tights Lover said...

Loving all the dots, Carrie. Especially the Versace shoes!!

Grace said...

Polka dot dress over striped pants with a polka dot headband! Who knew it could be done!!!

Love Grace.

Roxy Teacups and Couture said...

I love polka dots.. so 40s..
http://www.twolia.com/blogs/teacups-and-couture

laurel.bis said...

Un post "redondo"!!! Bstossss!!

Dark Pony Designs said...

Oooo- I'm in love!
xoxo
Robin
www.darkponydesigns.blogspot.com

Iva said...

CC!! I love love love this! I must have the Versace heels!! THANK YOU!! ;)

Intrinsically Florrie said...

I have grown rather fond of polka dots of late. What a pretty thing the Azzaro dress is!

Florrie x

Kata Wagner Berg said...

I feel bigger myself in a clothes with dots....but the dress with the big bow is lovely...and the dots shoes anytime ;)

Hug,Kata

Susan said...

dots are cute :)
loved your last comment on my blog, it made me smile :)
have a sweet day, darling CC.
xoxo

nookie said...

love dotted items!awesome picks

Chessa! said...

weee! I'm loving polka dots lately! dots and stripes:)

HiFashion said...

Dots are definitely a very fun pattern to wear. The Luisa Beccaria and Moschino ones are gorgeous.

Miss Eve said...

Love, love, love dots! And how adorable are those dotted bikinis...:-)

Congrats for the giveaway winner...

Cheers: Evi

Calming Corners said...

hmmmm..... I may have to rethink that long lost relationship that I once had with polka dots. Dumped them for stripes and solids but I will be going back. :)

xo,
CC

WendyB said...

Oh my God! I'm seeing spots!

Gracinha said...

i'm not a big fan of dots, but own a very cute shirt covered with little black dots :)

Will post soon :)

Visit me if u wish :p

Graca

Winters Reaper said...

can't say i like dots the most but there are a few in here that are pretty sexy....

Kristin said...

Is there anything more fun than polka dots??

KGBBlogger said...

J Crew's polka dot bikins are TO DIE FOR. Dots don't look too amazing on me. But I love the dots and
I want shoes with dots! (:

Thanks for the comment!

Emma
xx

Crystal Escobar said...

Loved the blue dress, and the green one piece suite. I've never been too into polka dots though.

Grace said...

I guess everyone's saying they don't like polka dots, but I can't help it, I love them!

Pop Champagne said...

I have a few mini poka dots items and I love them, the style comes and goes on regular basis so I never get bored!

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday dear! If I don't talk to you again soon have a safe and great NYE :D

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

im really not a big fan of polka dots but you found some great stuff.

im following you!

Blair said...

Sorry I have been so remiss in visiting--boy the holidays get crazy! I had a woman in a store the other day tell me that she was anti polka dots and I was shocked because I just adore them and so so glad you do to!:)

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

dots dots and more dots. loves it!

Pia said...

not really a polka-dot kinda girl... but those pictures are making me change my mind :)

the style crusader said...

i'm so happy to see that spots are coming back. they are so chic. xx

(always)alanna said...

fabulous inspiration. the Comme des Garçons look is my favorite- LOVE it!
Comme des Garçons

tris1978ton said...

Poka dots - yay! Eternally stylish and always flattering.

Style Redux said...

I love all the polka dots, especially Phillip Lim's. I want his cutout-back jersey dress. I tried it on a couple weeks ago at Neiman's and it is utterly adorable. The bra hook back is the best detail.

Kinsey Michaels said...

Big polka dot fan here!! :)

Those Versace shoes are to die for, although they look like they'd be difficult to walk in! And I love the dress from modcloth.

Elizabeth Marie said...

Ohhh Leah's comment is cool...fun. I love polka dots! I have a bikini that I can't wait to wear!

Treacle said...

Girl, I'm rocking my polka dots right now! LOL!

Katherine said...

Fun. A bit dizzy-ing! Now when I close my eyes, all I see are polka dots!

f1ab said...

those versace heels are to die for.

Elizabeth said...

amazing photos! i love the polka dots!

Belle Vie said...

I adore Giambattista Valli's polka-dot sheath.

Dylana said...

Beautiful dots!


Lovely blog!

colormenana.blogspot.com

Viva La Fashion said...

i'm a big fan of polka dots. :)

GlamDistrict said...

My favourite one is Prabal Gurung's dress. Just perfection. Happy New Year, babe!

Dith said...

Positively dotty alright! Lol
I have a love hate relationship with polka dots

Lucia said...

I love polka dots, for example.... this skirt!!!!!!!!!!http://www.mintmelon.com/shop/product.php?id_product=155
It will be mine!!!

XoXo

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Encantadora como siempre. Un placer pasar siempre por tu espacio.

Saludos y un abrazo enorme.

Feliz entrada de año

Bombchell said...

those shoes were killa!

ps: cc not sure if it's up ur alley, but i'd be so happy if u do it, having a blog contest on dressing up as a character etc check it out

Jennifer Fabulous said...

These are the most FABULOUS polka dots ever!! I'm especially loving that green tank swimsuit. :) Very vintage-y which I love!

AudreyAllure said...

the polka-dot shoes are so cute!

Londyn said...

Oh, I'm in LOVE with this post. I adore polka dots!

MizzJ said...

Yay for polka dots! They are surprisingly versatile, ranging from prim & proper, to flirty, to downright sexy! I'm thinking I should go back for a certain polka-dot cardigan from F21 now...

Inty swetha said...

I like polka dots.. and my mom enjoyed this post !!