Becky, Gina, Claire, Nicole and I had the Five Take theme of polka dots this week. I was super excited about it because I love the trend, but then I looked in my closet and I only had 3 items: a purse, a cardigan, and a swimsuit (I must not love itthat much, huh?). Ruling the swimsuit out for obvious reasons, I had to choose between the purse and cardigan, and since I enjoy polka dots in small, purposeful pieces of a look, I decided on the purse.

I went for a relatively simple outfit with a pop of polka dots and chain details in my accessories. I loved the combination of the textured stripes with the printed polka dots, and FOR ONCE my skirt looks the right length in pictures — hooray! I’m really in love with this skirt, and I’m glad I found it on eBay since I had let it slip by on ASOS. It’s thick and long enough that I don’t have to worry about it riding up when I sit down or bend over, and it has a lovely deep red wine color.

Is it sad that my purse is more tan than me?

 Old Navy Shirt, ASOS Curve Skirt, Target Wedges, Sequin Chain Necklace, ALDO Purse

I really enjoyed wearing this outfit. I had mentioned in a post long ago that the toughest fashion item for me to wear is a skirt, and I’m happily starting to find some skirts that suit my style and body. I also liked that the purse brought in a new color as well as pattern to the outfit. I know that Becky and Gina already have posts up with fun looks involving polka dots, so make sure you go check out the other Five Takers and see their takes :)!

Becky at The Ramblings of Mrs. BeBe

Gina at Fat, Fit, Fine

Claire at A Monkey Fatshionista

Nicole at A Well-Rounded Venture

Are polka dots a gotta have it or can leave it trend for you? How do you incorporate them into your outfits?