So here we have my first a) random (very) thread (admittedly this is for this week and not my first ever.) and b) my first eat my hat moment of the year. I recall saying not too many months ago that I would Not be doing polka dots. I'm a stripe girl. Cut me open and I'm all Pacer.
But I find myself being strangely attracted to a polka dot jean. We're not even going to broach the subject of spitboyfriendspit jeans. (I have a Current Elliott sneaky purchase on the way which I have high - stupidly high - hopes for. Clearly this all going to go wrong. And as they're from ebay... well... let's not go there. They Will Work.)
I'm also blaming the weather. I simply cannot contemplate the thought of buying anything summery in this freezing idiocy of a Spring. Today it didn't get above 2 degrees and snowed on and off for most of the day. Surprisingly sandals are not high on my list of purchasing requirements. Ditto shorts, ditto skirts.
I need extensive material covering my limbs. And what better than jeans. But I have lots of jeans. Lots and lots and lots. And then I saw a lady the other day wearing a black oversized knit, faded polka dot jeans, black ankle boots and she looked amazing.
Hence my complete about turn on the subject and the research commenced. I am now of course, in the cold (very cold) light of day thinking perhaps they're not quite me and I'm not entirely sure I'll purchase. However at the very least I will try the Forever 21 ones on when I go shopping on Saturday (with the kids - that won't be a remotely hideous experience....)
For me, if I were to purchase, they would come under the heading of a trend I need to wear on its own. Keeping the rest of the outfit quite conservative. But that's just me - the older I get, the more that muttonometer starts to bleep.
So let's start with jeans that I know look better in real life than they do on the model. This is definitely definitely not how I'd wear them (despite having said that I saw someone originally with a black top and black shoes). This colour way, I think with a navy blazer and a white tee and some white supergas or cons would look great.
1969 dot always skinny skimmer jeans £44.99 Gap Lots of people rave about the fit of Gap jeans and trousers. They simply don't work for me - to be honest, I'm not entirely they work here at the ankle. I really shouldn't comment on Gap jeans at all. However, again with a white tee and sneakers and a blazer, I could wear them (maybe)
Polka Dot jeans at New Look - £10 These I believe are only left in larger sizes but for a tenner probably worth a shot if you want to try them.
Mango Polka Dot Jeans at John Lewis These are definitely up there with one of my faves. These are far more in the vein of the ones that first caught my attention on aforementioned lady. Best thing about John Lewis is you can click and collect and get it with your groceries tomorrow from Waitrose. Unwisely addictive.
Much more subtle is the laser spot print ones from ASOS. Love the vintage feel to these.
Lily Dot Skinny low rise jeans by Marc by Marc Jacobs £185 from Selfridges. These I'm mortified to say I adore. Even though I absolutely know if I tried them on they would be hilariously disastrous - I'm thinking I'd probably look like a chilly Mr Blobby - there would definitely be a whiff of children's entertainer about them on me. However I still can't help but have a soft spot for them. Handily the nearly £200 price tag negates any sort of impulse purchase (am tempted to try them for comedy value....)
Custommade Polka Dot Jeans from Atterley Road These I think are again a pretty easy option.
House of Holland Another option. These aren't so much polka dots for me as spots. Large spots. I still think some people could rock them with a conservative rest of outfit. White shirt and loose navy jumper over and brogues? Not for me, I would look a muppet but someone with more edge could get away with it.
Dotted skinny jeans - Forever 21 These would fit into the bracket of where I would personally purchase. Great price, great colourway, would have to try the fit but definitely more along the lines of what I was thinking.
I spied today a lady wearing star print jeans..... I think I need to get a grip..... So are polka dot jeans for you?
A quick round up of what I've been wearing
White longsleeved tee - Topshop
Denim shirt - Zara
Distressed faded straight leg jeans rolled up - Zara
Vintage style tweed black blazer - Zara
Snake Orb necklace - Stella & Dot
Cheetah print ponyskin shopper - Zara
Black Thelma wedges - Ash
Maroon and off white striped Breton top - Massimo Dutti
Khaki linen combat trousers - Topshop
Chocolate leather jacket - All Saints
Fabulous Finches scarf in own brown - Mulberry
Stone maxi zip satchel - Anya Hindmarch
Snake orb necklace - Stella & Dot
Bea suede wedge trainers - Ash
I shall be back with random obsession number 2 tomorrow.