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1950s Throwback: The Polka Dot Dress

The slingback pumps are back already. But this time they are accompanying a dress. Today on the blog I am throwing it back to the 1950s in this polka dot dress!

 

Lifestyle blogger Kelsey Kaplan of Kelsey Kaplan Fashion wearing polka dot dress and pearl chanel sunglasses

 

This retro little number is a modern-day take on the t-shirt dress – a “basic with a twist.” The material is soft and stretchy, while the princess seams and fit and flare silhouette are ultra flattering on the hips. Had I thought of it earlier, I would have styled this polka dot dress with a pillbox hat. Who do I think I am, Marilyn Monroe or something?! One must pair a classic print with equally classy accessories. That is where the pearls come into the picture…

 

Lifestyle blogger Kelsey Kaplan of Kelsey Kaplan Fashion wearing polka dot dress and pearl chanel sunglasses

Lifestyle blogger Kelsey Kaplan of Kelsey Kaplan Fashion wearing polka dot dress and pearl chanel sunglasses

Lifestyle blogger Kelsey Kaplan of Kelsey Kaplan Fashion wearing polka dot dress and pearl chanel sunglasses

 

To me, pearl jewelry is the equivalent of a neutral coat. It matches with everything. You already heard my schpiel about this glamorous purse, but I want to share a story with you regarding the sunglasses. They are certainly a splurge item (dupe available here), but they did help land me a spot in Harper’s Bazar during NYFW…just sayin’. Anyway, have you ever experienced buyer’s remorse? When you buy something and then feel unconfident as to whether or not you made the right decision afterwards? Usually this feeling is self-inflicted, but just the opposite occurred when I purchased these designer frames. The sales associate encouraged me to return the sunglasses after wearing them for the weekend because “[ I ] could only photograph such a statement piece once or twice.” AWKWARD. I can appreciate a salesperson not being too salesperson-y, but this person was causing me buyer’s remorse before I even left the store. I am happy to report that I’m thrilled with my purchase, and I have already shot them a handful of times. When you know, YOU KNOW. I guess that’s love!

 

Lifestyle blogger Kelsey Kaplan of Kelsey Kaplan Fashion wearing polka dot dress and pearl chanel sunglasses

 

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Polka Dot Dress | Pearl Purse | Sunglasses (dupe version here here) | Slingback Pumps | Earrings c/o

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  • Reply Funk Up a Pink Ruffle Dress Like This | Kelsey Kaplan Fashion October 10, 2018 at 7:00 am

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