Big Bold Polkadots

I’ve always loved polkadots ever since I saw Mini Mouse (one of my fashion inspirations) every size from tiny dots to big bold polkadots!

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My polkadot top is second hand ($3.) I bought it because it reminded me of my mom. It’s exactly the same colour with the same size polkadots as my mom had (a two-piece dress, matching blouse and skirt that looked like a dress but could be worn separately. She had several two-piece dresses). Wish I had her outfit.

I can wear it with blue jeans for a casual look.

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Polka dot top: thrifted
White tank top: gift
Blue jeans: Hue
White jeans: Le Chateau
Vegan sandals: Made in Italy

I’ve worn it as a vest over a white tank top with white jeans.

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Rosa’s Garden

My dear friend Rosa used to be my neighbour for many years, our children grew up together. Although we both moved from the neighbourhood, we still live in the same city and keep in touch.

Rosa has a beautiful garden that she takes care of herself. She plants flowers and paints and decorates with such creativity. Her garden is an oasis in the city, with a Mexican ambience, lush and colourful. She paints with Mexico blue (paint she brought back from Mexico on one of her trips).

This is a place you can relax and enjoy a siesta!


$3 dollars is the least I have ever spent on a piece of clothing.

What is the best bargain you’ve ever had on a thrifted item? Please tell me in the comments!

God bless America!

Linking up with 1st FRIDAY SLOW FASHION WALK

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27 Responses to Big Bold Polkadots

  1. MX5 says:

    Your hair looks very nice!

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  2. Oh, loving Rosa’s charming garden! What a nice spot (spot? get it? POLKA DOT? SPOT?) for a photo shoot!


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  3. Polka dots is one of those classics that will never look out of date and I love how you found its versatility using it over the white column. My best bargain was when I just started thrifting about four years ago. I found a burnout velvet silk tunic top from Armani Exchange for $2.99. It was before Goodwill took a lesson from Salvation Army and started looking at the labels and charging a bit more for certain ones. It is an awesome tunic and I’ve even worn it to fashion events.

    Rosa’s garden looks like its an oasis and just beautiful.

    Terri. xox

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    • carmen says:

      Polkadots, just like stripes, are here to stay! My top was actually $2.99. What a bargain you got! I’ve noticed the price jumps as thrift shops are aware of labels and quality clothes.

      Thanks for hosting 1st FRIDAY SLOW FASHION WALK!

      Slow is the way to go!

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  4. utesmile says:

    Your blue fits nicely in that blue Mexican garden, and what a great garden it is. It is absolutely perfect for chilling out. You could spend hours there, even with different polka dots. 🙂 I see it is warm as you are in short sleeves. Isn’t Summer wonderful! ♥

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    • carmen says:

      We both agree, summer is wonderful! Rosa’s Mexican garden is like paradise! It’s hotter than it looks, our temperatures have been soaring and too humid, but hey! I’m not complaining.

      I ❤️ summer!

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  5. josep-maria says:

    What a beautiful polka dot top! Meencantan well, so big and with this combination of colors so balanced. The top pattern is cute, delicate and elegant. Beautiful the outfit with your jeans and sandals, a beautiful informal proposal but, as always, with that touch of delicacy that you print to your looks. The second proposal, very Tommy, combining white. Blue and red is pretty, but my preferred option is the first one. The garden is beautiful, it is a perfect place to relax and live the happiness of summer in Ontario. I love your hairstyle, you are very pretty. The soft molding feels great.

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    • carmen says:

      You never fail to write such lovely things! Moltes gràcies!! 🙂
      Rosa’s Mexican garden is almost Heaven! 🙂
      Summer is my season!



  6. purpleslob says:

    Gorgeous garden!! Happy Canada Day, belated.
    Your polka dots look so fresh and sporty!

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  7. Beautifully with these dots. I’m delighted as always.

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  8. The dress which I’m wearing featuring on my blog was R10 it’s roughly 73 cents when converted. I love polka dots but, I tend to wear clothes with smaller polka dots. You look stunning as always.

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  9. Jodie says:

    That is such a fabulous deal on that top, Carmen!! And it’s even better because it is so versatile since you can wear it open over something else!!
    Thanks for showcasing that lovely garden—what a fabulous and serene place to enjoy!!

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    • carmen says:

      Best deal ever and the fabric is lightweight and so silky soft, feels just like my mom’s did.
      I love Rosa’s Mexican garden.

      Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸


  10. Like they say, “you can’t have a bad time in polka dots.” Your garden is beautiful!

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    • carmen says:

      That’s a great saying! I’ll have to remember that! Rosa’s garden is beautiful! 🙂 Guess you might say she has a BLUE thumb with all the things she has painted Mexican blue. 😉

      Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸


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