September 3, 2010

Let’s Do The Polka!

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I never quite thought of myself as a "polka dot" gal. I was never the most girly kid on the block, and I wouldn't dare sport a pink dress to the homecoming dress. But lately, in my [far wiser?] adult years, I've been thinking of little else than to slip on an old polka dot cami and bask in the beauty of being a lady.

Synonymous with childhood, playgrounds and parties, polka dots scream fun, laughter and play wherever they're used. Join me in spotlighting (ha! pun!) a few, won't you?

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Sure, polka dots may seem girly, but when done right, they can be very, very modern. Try polka dots in monochromatic color schemes, such as black and white or charcoal and ivory, for a sophisticated look and a touch of grown-up pattern.

[Image via Geordie Wood]

Of course, hand-painted and scattered polka dots can be quirky and fun, creating a playful look that doesn't necessarily scream childhood.

[Image via Oh, Joy!]

And, of course, a few strategic dots never hurt a gal, either.

See, that wasn't so hard, was it? Start small in your own home with sweet, polka dotted trash bags, and eventually, you just might work your way up to Master Pattern Status!

Enjoy, and good luck!

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One Response to “Let’s Do The Polka!”

  1. Sara Says:
    September 9th, 2010 at 8:49 am