Dot Dot Dot

I am obsessed with my latest find: polka dots and peplum? Could there be anything in this universe more appealing to this magpie? Methinks not.

Because I’m wearing my Hudson and 7 For All Mankind jeans embarrassingly thin, I decided to invest in a new pair; these are by Joe’s Jeans, a brand I had yet to try, and I’m pleasantly surprised! I will be getting them hemmed, though because even though these are a “petite boot cut” they are anything but petite in length. Length aside, they are a great pair of jeans and best of all they aren’t low rise (which I have come to hate over the years) so I don’t feel like they’re falling down my rear-end.

Oh, and the hubby likes ’em too, but for entirely different reasons, which I will not deign to mention here.





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  1. ashleigh
    01.25.2013 / 12:18 am

    Love. Polka dots are my most favorite print ever. I really like the longer jeans with the heels. Maybe buy a second pair to be hemmed for flats, and keep these for heels?-Ash

  2. Cstuman
    01.25.2013 / 12:50 am

    Like your new jeans! My hubby loves it when I wear jeans to Hehe! Love the purse! 

  3. 01.25.2013 / 6:28 am

    RIGHT?!?!?!  Low-rise jeans are SO over-rated.  As I’ve gotten older (late 20’s), I appreciate a jean that does not ride down with my every move.  Love the top and little skull bracelet.  I’ve been hinting to my husband that I really want it for a while now… but I don’t think he gets it.  Is it the Alexander McQueen?

  4. 01.25.2013 / 8:38 am

    You look absolutely gorgeous in the black and white picture. Love the polka dot top and of course, the bag! I’m not a fan of low rise jeans either; I wanna bend over and not worry about other people getting an eye full. Regular jeans look low enough on me because my torso is so long/disproportionate; I’d look really silly in low rise pants.  

  5. Galatia
    01.25.2013 / 8:43 am

    So pretty, I love the ensemble!

  6. 01.25.2013 / 10:37 am

    Low rise jeans are overrated specially for me. Your new jeans are awesome, they fit perfectly and cute top. Peplum is my favorite trend, and you can easily hide a food belly when your out for dinner lol.

  7. chantelle
    01.25.2013 / 11:08 am

    Those jeans look fiiiiiiine on you girl. No wonder the hubby likes them. I love pants that give the bum and legs a nice shape. PS. What an amazing F21 find. Polka-dots and peplum = sounds like heaven!

  8. chicandclasic
    01.25.2013 / 11:40 am


  9. 01.25.2013 / 1:30 pm

    Looking good pretty girl! That black and white shot is gorgeous. Hope all is well!

  10. Kate H
    01.25.2013 / 2:26 pm

    Yeah, i always have a problem with lenghth, I am tall, and it is hard for me to find jeans that are long enough 🙂

  11. Bridget
    01.25.2013 / 3:13 pm

    Awesome top! I love that it has 3/4 sleeves too. 

  12. Cait Val
    01.25.2013 / 3:31 pm

    oh love the new jeans 🙂 they always fit so well when you first buy them!and a polka dot peplum top . . .  adorable!
    happy weekend.

    xo. c & v

    cake & valley

  13. Frances
    01.25.2013 / 3:38 pm

    Gorgeous! Another beautiful Rebecca Minkoff bag. My favorite brands for jeans goes Burberry, 7 for All Mankind, then Joes. I have a pair of Joes boot cuts myself. For your outfit today, I think it’s classic fifties with the simple stud earrings, high waisted peplum, and the mix between reds and polka dotes, but with extra bits reminiscent of the 90’s like the pops of gold and now with the nude nails and blocked heels. I must say, it’s ingenious.

  14. 01.25.2013 / 5:03 pm

    You look sooooo cute! I’m on a peplum binge right now (leather peplum was the latest purchase…), so I don’t know what I would do if I came across a polka dot version that fit me well. 
    I’ve also never tried Joes jeans before, so thanks for the heads up that you like them! It’s time for me to do some jeans investing (a process I hate), so it’s good to see you’ve had some luck!

  15. Natalie
    01.25.2013 / 5:36 pm

    The Hubs digs ’em because your booty looks amazing & who doesn’t appreciate THAT?! 😉
    Higher rise jeans FTW!

  16. Kodi
    01.25.2013 / 6:44 pm

    Natalie basically took the words right out of my mouth.  Your bum looks awesome!grey et al

  17. Charly
    01.25.2013 / 6:50 pm

    I love this post! Your hair looks really pretty like that… and I am loving that top. And it’s no secret why your hub likes those jeans… 😉

  18. 01.25.2013 / 7:07 pm

    I always have that problem! Especially with designer jeans. They’re made for people with beautiful gazelle legs and 5’3″ me gets drowned in denim!
    I love how subtle the peplum is on your shirt. It looks beautiful!

  19. Kelly McKinney
    01.25.2013 / 9:02 pm

    That shirt is adorable, I’m going to see if they still have it!

  20. Kelly McKinney
    01.25.2013 / 9:26 pm

    Got it in red, yay! They had a lot of really cute polka dot sweaters too:)

  21. Chelsa Caruso
    01.25.2013 / 10:17 pm

    The polka dot top looks adorable on you. 

  22. Jessica (Jess Kay Designs)
    01.25.2013 / 11:12 pm

    Invest in some James Jeans (you can find good deals online – Bluefly, etc)… I’m the same size as you and these have turned into my favorite go-to jeans (buy the skinnies one size up). I wear a pair everyday (whether bootcut, trouser, or skinnies)… love how they fit and how comfy they are. Sometimes you can even find petite lengths… Joes Jeans didn’t work for me because the back of the waist didn’t curve enough to fit (flared out in back) but they were too tight in the thighs (it was a weird combo).

  23. followmarlaslife
    01.26.2013 / 12:45 am

    I am obsessed with polka dots and peplum also.  Just haven’t found a top I like on me yet but I’m still searching.

  24. Shelley Zurek
    01.26.2013 / 1:26 am

    Simple, cute and casual. LOVE!!  The bag is awesome too!!  

  25. 01.26.2013 / 4:49 am

    I’m a sucker for anything with cute polka-dots adorning it, and this top is so cute…and peplum too! Love it! I agree with you on the low rise thing – I’ve definitely  outgrown them so to speak. I’ve been hearing about Joe’s Jeans and have been thinking about trying out a pair. Anyways, cute outfit here and….your hair looks awesome!  🙂

  26. 01.26.2013 / 9:30 pm

    Ohhh! I’ve been reading for only a little while and I forgot — you’re petite! Eee I’m so glad! I love following petite bloggers, since I am one… I love to see what you guys wear, haha. And I adore this outfit — the bag and shirt somehow go so well together!

  27. Sara P
    01.27.2013 / 12:55 am

    Love love love especially the side shots of you!!! Gosh Forever 21 has so many cute peplum tops!!

  28. Sofiacaeiro93
    01.27.2013 / 10:31 am

    You look gorgeous! 
    So simply and classy. 

  29. Lloydandwolf
    01.28.2013 / 12:57 am

    Super cute outfit! That bracelet is on my to buy list right now!

  30. 01.28.2013 / 1:10 am

    Gorgeous peplum polka dot top!!!!!

  31. 01.28.2013 / 5:18 pm

    Love the title, very clever and love the peplum! I sent you an e-mail, hope you got it :)

  32. Cheralyn Mae
    01.28.2013 / 6:10 pm

    Joe’s are my all time favorite designer jeans.  Hudson & 7 just don’t fit my curvy figure.  Plus I love the higher rise too!  

  33. Chelsea
    01.28.2013 / 7:30 pm

    Everything about this top is perfection! And I am a huge fan of Joe’s Jeans; I have several pair and they wear well and last forever!! Love this pair!
    Haute Child in the City

  34. 01.28.2013 / 9:19 pm

    So cute! Peplum and polka dots are everywhere right now! I recently saw one at Pac Sun and we have them at White House | Black Market as well.

    • 01.29.2013 / 1:04 am

      I love that you did the proper “|” between White House & Black Market! Awesome. 🙂

  35. Nury
    01.29.2013 / 4:18 pm

    Love the peplum polka dot shirt, too cute. The shoes are fantastic as well!

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    01.30.2013 / 7:50 am

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  37. Asia
    01.30.2013 / 4:02 pm

    Loving the polka dot peplum here and the entire look in general.  That Rebecca Minkoff bag is beautiful I may have to get me one!!  Always love your style and loving the current direction of the blog with increased emphasis on the beauty as well!!

  38. Dalal Dali
    02.03.2013 / 1:23 am

    I LOVE your outfit!!!!!

  39. The Livable Art
    02.04.2013 / 9:16 pm

    Polka dots are almost always my favorite pattern! You wear them beautifully!
    The Livable Art

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