Thursday, June 11, 2009

hello, goodbye, hello again.

it goes without saying that everything- everything- comes back in style.

in the '50's, polka-dots were introduced and any housewife worth her cheesecake wore them religiously. eventually, these dotted garmets became passe, like any fashion crazy. the '60's, '70's, '80's, and '90's were a jumble of boho-chick, electric althetica, and, my personal favorite, grunge.

love this photo, back when dots were done right. courtesy of

it wasn't until the early 21st century that polka-dots came back. in my opinion, they weren't treated with as much class and dignity as in previous eras and quickly became the epitome of tacky. 

ugh, this is exactly why polka-dots became tacky. image courtesy of

but, like everything else, polka-dots are back, ladies. i never thought i'd see the day, especially because i am completely anti-dot. however, excuse me while i eat my words, since i now own three things covered in these previously hideous round circles. in my defense, all of these pieces have a throwback-retro vibe, so i guess they're really not that bad, as long as they are done tastefully.

this is how to do polk-dots today, with mixed colours and prints, lots of layering, while channeling your inner pin-up girl. image courtesy of

i guess my point is, don't ever throw anything away. you never know when you'll need to whip out that orange angora cable-knit poncho!


(p.s. don't forget about the giveaway, where you can win an awesome peacock feather necklace, just by commenting on this post. easy as pie! contest closes in 6 days!!!!)

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