I took a small hiatus from blogging and looking at Instagram because it was much needed. Being plugged in all of the time, especially with different things going on in the world can really take a toll on me. To make a long story short, I decided to search for another therapist and I had my first session with her last Tuesday. I’ll make a separate post about my therapy journey and why I’m finally getting serious about getting the help I know I need. In the mean time I’m kicking things off with what I affectionately like to call the Polka Dot Segment. It’s a two-part series where I’m showing how I’m choosing to wear polka dots this summer.
I can’t remember if I loved polka dots when I was younger but I know they’re etched into my brain now. I could say it’s because I see them on my Instagram timeline but they’ve actually been on my radar since the early part of last year. I stayed away from them because I didn’t think I could wear them without making myself look younger than I am. Not that I think I’m “old” but when even your oldest nephew tells you that you look too young to be an Aunt, you start to wonder what’s going on. I’m not in that stage where I appreciate being told I look younger than I really am because I don’t necessarily mind being closer to 30. I feel like telling someone they look good for their age implies they’re supposed to look a certain way when they reach a certain age group and you know I don’t like rules, especially if they’re implied. Moving on, ha.
Now that half of another year has passed, I’m starting to break my own self imposed rules about what I can and can’t wear to avoid anything. Life isn’t meant to be lived in a bubble of constrictions so I’m wearing as much polka dot as I can. At first I was more concerned about picking up black polka dot pieces but since summer is here, I picked up a couple of white polka dot pieces too. The first one is this polka dot blazer from Pretty Little Thing that was too cute to pass up. I kept coming across it on the website and I thought it would be something I could not only wear to work but in general. While it’s not a “sturdy” blazer, it gives off that illusion and makes an outfit look particularly chic in my opinion. Instead of showing how I’d wear this to work, I’m showing how to wear a semi-casual outfit. The blazer and jeans combination works every time but instead of wearing skinny jeans, I grabbed my oversized jeans from House of Layllah. Since I’m wearing the blazer as a “top,” there is a some v-neck action going on which means I needed to find a way to balance things. You could very well wear skinny jeans/trousers with this look but I’m into the oversized look right now. My first instinct these days is to wear palazzo trousers or culottes before choosing something a little more form fitting. Luckily this outfit worked out the way I envisioned in my head. Raise your hand if you’ve put together an outfit in your head only to try it on and realize it doesn’t look as great as you pictured it.
This look is giving me brunch/lunch vibes. I would say meeting but I don’t know if anyone would want to be staring at my bra the entire we’re supposed to be talking about a collaboration, ha. Stay tuned for part 2 of the Polka Dot Segment coming soon!
Oversized Levi Jeans x House of Layllah