Double Dotted

polka dot skirt and top

Vivienne Westwood Cherries shoes

polka dots by the pool

[Swimsuit: George at Asda (old) // Skirt: Forever 21 (new, but not online) // Shoes: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa (old)]

Yup, we’re back in Florida, folks. Not literally, obviously – just in the sense that I’m back to posting outfit photos from my holiday, because, no, I am not done with that yet. I wish I WAS back there literally, though. It actually makes me a bit sad looking back at these photos: it all seems a really long time ago now, and to say I miss it would be like saying I have a little bit of a thing for polka dots, but nothing major. Speaking of which…

By the third week of the holiday, even I had started to think I might need some kind of polka dot intervention. I hadn’t planned to wear nothing but dots for days on end, but that’s how it had worked out (probably because that’s all I packed), and I feared I had started to turn into some kind of parody of myself, and that I would never wear anything else, ever again.

“Amber,” I told myself. “Just stop it. Wear something else, just for a change. Or you’ll have to change the tagline of your blog to ‘lots of photos of me wearing polka dots’, and God knows, you don’t want that, do you? Wear something else.”

Well, I thought about this, and I decided to do it. I would wear something other than polka dots.

Then I thought, “Screw that, I’m going to wear MOAR polka dots! Double the dots, double the fun!”

So I did. And honestly, I’d do it again. In fact, I probably will.

green polka dot skirt

I will also spin. And have only one arm. (Aside: I’ve discovered a rare talent for looking like I have only one arm in photos. ¬†Which at least makes a change from looking like I only have one leg.)

It actually wasn’t particularly sunny when these were taken: this was the week Tropical Storm Debby decided to take up residence over Florida, and dumped rain on us for several days in a row. It was almost like home, actually, only hot. We were lucky, though – we just got rain, but a few miles away, some people lost the roof of their house due to a tornado which touched down. We spent a day under a tornado watch, with me frantically Googling “OMG TORNADO!” and wishing I’d brought those red sparkly shoes with me. I HATE being caught unprepared with stuff like that.

polka dots x 2

Hi, I'm Amber. I'm a full-time fashion/shoe blogger from the UK, and this is the story of my life, my clothes, and the International Man of Mystery Next Door. You can read more from me at my other blogs, The Fashion Police and Shoeperwoman, and you can follow me on Bloglovin' here.


  • Reply July 26, 2012


    Ah no such thing as too many polka dots. I say this as someone who is wearing a polka dot dress, carrying a polka dot purse, and stopping at the fabric shop on the way home to buy some polka dot fabric for a dress. So maybe don’t listen to me.

    • Reply July 26, 2012


      Do you want to start some kind of support group? Like, a Polka Dot Lovers Anonymous, or something? Because I just took delivery of two new dresses this morning. And guess what print they both have? *headdesk*

      • Reply July 26, 2012


        I saw your instagram! But in your defence, they’re both lovely and at least you know you’ll definitely wear them :) (that’s what I tell myself every single time I buy a dress)

  • Reply July 26, 2012


    I agree with Roisin, there’s no such thing as too many polka dots! Of course I’m also someone who has polka dot high heels, carries a polka dot purse, and my rain jacket (while just plain black on the outside) has a polka dot lining and the cuffs are polka dotted. I got the sneaky dots there!

    • Reply July 26, 2012


      Excellent – another member for the club: soon the polka dots will conquer the world!

  • Reply July 26, 2012


    Another polka dot fan here! I would never have thought of wearing two lots together but they look fab. Good work! :-)

    Also, I love all your holiday pictures!

    • Reply July 26, 2012


      Oh, thank you for saying that – I was a bit worried I’d scared everyone off with all the holiday stuff! I just don’t have much else to talk about at the moment, though – the non-stop rain has put paid to most of our plans for now!

  • Reply July 26, 2012

    Call me M

    More polka dots! Love them! And they look great on you! Don’t worry, you’re not going to bore us.
    I loved your outfit, especially your skirt. And I’d love to see more photos from your trip to Florida!

  • Reply July 26, 2012


    Love the skirt, and I’m so envious of your bathing suits!

    I never was a lover of prints, but I’ve accumulated several polka dot clothes lately, a dress, a bra, a scarf… I think you might be having a positive influence on me ;) (I’ve worn the dress A LOT, so happy I got it)

  • Reply July 26, 2012


    I don’t have ENOUGH polka dots. There. I said it.

    Also: it took me 2.3 seconds to get the red sparkly shoe reference and then I laughed so hysterically everyone around me wondered what was going on.

  • Reply August 16, 2012


    I adore your style how do I follow???

  • Reply August 21, 2012


    you look absolutely perfect from head to toe!


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