The Fab40s have gone dotty for polka dots!

Polka dots

Two little words. Polka dots. What do they make you think of? For me, I can’t help but start singing that old song by Brian Hyland (I did have to look up who sang it lol), “…it was an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow, polka dot bikini, that she wore for the first time today…” I just can’t help it! Here it is on Youtube, if you have no idea what I’m talking about!

My Polka Dots outfit

Okay, that’s enough of that lol. We’re here to talk about the Fab40s and this month it’s all about the polka dots. I love polka dots. But when it came to it, I realised I don’t actually have that many items in the wardrobe that have polka dots on them. Hm? I couldn’t go shopping (we’re still in full lockdown) so I’d have to make do.

Polka Dots

In the end though, I was really quite pleased with the result. If you look closely, you’ll see I’ve actually mixed three different prints—the polka dots in the vest, the zebra print in the shirt and the plaid in the trousers. Speaking of the trousers, I’m wearing them to death at the moment (see them previously on the blog here). I absolutely love them and wish I had them in different colours. They’re from Mango and they’re incredibly comfortable.

I hadn’t intended to pattern mix so much but it works. Proof that you can, quite easily, combine several prints. In this case, I think it works so well because they’re all in the same colours: black, white and grey. The only pop of colour I’ve added is the mustard yellow in my new trainers from Woden. Aren’t they fabulous?

Accessories come in the form of a polka dot handbag, and gold and black matching ring and necklace (which ordinarily I wouldn’t wear together)—all of which were gifts from my fabulous mother-in-law. Oh and the pearl necklace was a recent gift from her too. Isn’t it beautiful? It’s actually from TJC and it’s a very special necklace because you can store photos, video, etc in the pearl itself! Weird, huh? It’s still available if you’re interested. You can find it here (or the shop the look gallery below).

Polka Dots

So there were have it. My polka dot outfit. And I love it! But how about you? How do you wear polka dots? Let’s see how the rest of the Fab40s gals are styling this theme this month.

Oh, and before I forget. Are you a blogger in your 40s? Do you love playing dress up? How would you like to join us? Just drop a comment below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

Ada, Elegance & Mommyhood

Ada lives where the temperatures are absolutely dreadful at the moment, so she could not take any current photos of a polka dot outfit. Fortunately, though, she had this fabulous outfit photo that was just perfect for this month’s theme. Doesn’t she look beautiful? I think we’re all daydreaming about that glorious sunshine!
Outfit Details:
Dress: Loft.
Tights: Wolford.
Handbag: The Limited.
Sandals: Sam Edelman.
Lipstick: Nars.

Daenel, Living Outside the Stacks

Like Ada, Daenel had some trouble with the bad weather this month so decided to take her photo indoors. I must say, her house looks absolutely gorgeous, right?! And speaking of gorgeous, Daenel is crushing it! She looks beautiful and I love her polka dot earrings!

Shelbee, Shelbee on the Edge

Shelbee, like me, is mixing prints with those fabulous striped shorts and she looks freaking incredible! The polka dots scarf is like the icing on the cake, not to mention the most gorgeous velvet blazer. I adore everything about this look and would love to have a go at recreating it myself!
Outfit Details: 
Velvet Blazer-Thrifted
Coat Factory
Tights-c/o Sheertex
Beret-TJ Maxx
Earrings, Brooch, and Scarf-So old that I don’t remember where they came from.

Polka dots

And me…

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A Pocketful of Polka Dots

Elegance & Mommyhood

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Chic & Stylish (Mumma B Stylish)


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  1. February 22, 2021 / 7:16 am

    What a fabulous look! Those sneakers look fabulous under these trousers. I think polka dots are the best print to mix with other prints. And thanks……. now I have that song in my head……lol

    • Suzy
      February 22, 2021 / 5:42 pm

      LOL!! It was an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini…….!! Sorry about that Nancy!! he he he
      Thank you so much, my friend!
      Suzy xx

  2. shelbeeontheedge1
    February 22, 2021 / 4:41 pm

    Suzy, I love this outfit so much! The dots and the zebra and the plaid and those fabulous mustard trainers! Oh my! It is such a cool street style vibe going on! I think it is my turn to pick the next theme! I better get brainstorming.


    • Suzy
      February 22, 2021 / 5:42 pm

      I never even thought about it being street style, Shelbee, but now that you mention it!! Thank you so much, my friend!
      Suzy xx

  3. February 23, 2021 / 5:33 pm

    I loooooove this look. I think I told you on Instagram that I’m gonna have to figure out a way to imitate this. I think I have all the pieces – gotta go look. And that bag is just too cute. But the sneakers are FABULOUS!!!

  4. February 23, 2021 / 5:35 pm

    I don’t know if my comment saved because I’m multi-tasking… *slaps wrist

    I love love love this outfit and have to figure out how to duplicate it. I think I have all of the pieces except for the sneakers. I never would’ve thought all of those patterns would go, but they do. Genius!

  5. February 23, 2021 / 6:57 pm

    I am loving your polka dog purse! The structure is just perfect!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. February 24, 2021 / 12:00 pm

    Love this outfit and pattern mix! Your polka dot bag is adorable!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  7. February 24, 2021 / 4:16 pm

    Beautiful Outfits. Amazing Collection. Zebra Print is looking so graceful on you!

  8. February 24, 2021 / 10:59 pm

    You did a fabulous job pattern-mixing while stille doing such an elegant monchrome look in black+white. Those mustard trainers are the icing on the cake! And as always I love your accessories. Your mother-in-law always gives you the best jewelry, always.

    Thanks for the kind words about my look too. Love that our weather matches.

  9. mummabstylish
    February 25, 2021 / 5:19 pm

    Suzy, I love this on you! The different patterns are so subtle and look fab. Love that pop of yellow it makes the whole outfit sing. Jacqui
    Thanks for sharing on the #linkup x

  10. Jess
    March 1, 2021 / 3:10 pm

    Such a great outfit! I loe the mix of the polka dots and zebra! I am also staring at those sneakers, love the color!!
    Very smart look!
    jess xx
    thanks for linking!

    • Suzy
      March 2, 2021 / 11:44 am

      Thanks so much, Jess! It was one of those outfits that just came together really easily.
      Suzy xx

  11. March 2, 2021 / 4:53 pm

    You all did so well. Your print mixing is terrific, as is the outfit of Shelbee. On my blog next Sunday will be a polka dot skirt with matching blouse. Coincidence, really.
    And like you, I always sing that song about the polka dot bikini.

    • Suzy
      March 3, 2021 / 3:41 pm

      LOL now that you commented about the bikini, the song is stuck in my head again, Greetje!! LOL!!
      Thank you for your kind words.
      Suzy xx

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