Polka Dots Galore

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Today in “how many polka dots can I get away with?” I bring you a humble offering of just that; way too many dots. I have always loved a dot. It feels timeless and classic but still fun. If an item comes in a dot, I get it every single time. Especially if its navy or black. This black and white dot dress is an oldie but goodie from Ralph Lauren that delivers every time I wear it. It made it’s spring debut from the bowels of my closet just in time for a little day trip to the coastal town of Southport, NC.

Pairing polka dots with a pop of color and a denim jacket with be my go to until the weather warms up enough. In the meantime, I have been scouring sites for more pieces that will integrate into my wardrobe.  It’s like the internets have heard my plea and severely stepped up the quality and availability of polka dots this spring. Below, I am rounding up some of my favorite dotted things available for your consumption and mine. *Weep housewife tears of joy while looking through these*

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Boden Rhea Blazer // Boden Rhea Pants // Connie Flat Mules

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Boden Aria Ponte Midi Dress

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Ganni Dufort Polka Dot Maxi

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Talbots Swimsuit

Jcrew roll dot

J.Crew Rollneck Sweater

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Minnie Mouse and Polka Dots

For our first day in the actual Disney Parks, we had to go to Magic Kingdom. I had a date with destiny and I couldn’t be late; I had to see Minnie Mouse.

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Dress| Sneakers |Cole Haan sunglasses| Diy Ears

This is probably not the first, nor the last, time that I will gush about Minnie Mouse on this blog (see this post). She’s been my first love since I was young. We talked to my mom on the car ride down and she reminded me of my first birthday, Minnie themed of course, where I got a Minnie Mouse doll the size of my little body. I still have her even today. Consider it the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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I spent the week leading up to this trip picking an outfit to meet Minnie Mouse in. I wanted her to like it. Eyeroll yes but this is who I am as a person. Better you find out now than later. Queue my favorite polka dot dress which I’ve worn before on the blog. It’s a favorite of mine even among other polka dot dresses that I own. Needless to say, Minnie loved it.

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After Minnie, we moseyed around and did the usual Magic Kingdom things. We arrived at opening and took the ferry so we had plenty of time to see and do everything. It was hot (isn’t it always in Orlando?) which made this dress a success for me. I’m a proponent of looking like myself in all facets of life and that includes in amusement parks. I feel like they invite you to do otherwise on account of the sweating and the water rides and the general disarray but this dress was breathable, comfortable and had the added bonus of hiding any kind of sweat with the dark fabric and the print.

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This dress fit right in on Main Street and people seemed generally surprised to see something Minnie Mouse outside of the usual t-shirt and cap with ears.

Speaking of ears, these ears were a 2am DIY that got quite a few compliments. They were super simple and lightweight since I need a no muss no fuss accessory. I may end up doing a quick DIY post.

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What do you usually wear to amusement parks?

XO Prepfordwife