Dot Cotton

Happy Monday – hope you had a lovely weekend. I bought this shirt from Topshop at the weekend and had to shut my eyes a little bit as I handed over my pennies as it was £38 – and I’m a bit of a cheapskate – well, I’m trying to save for travelling and that but Topshop keeps getting in my way. I believe that if I can imagine incorporating an item with at least 3 outfits then I am allowed to buy it! My 3 imaginary ‘polka-dot shirt’ outfits are:

1. (For the summer) The shirt open with cut-off denim shorts and a white t-shirt.

2. Black maxi skirt and a grey jumper with the dotty collar poking out the top.

3. ……

Broke my rule a little bit there…I can only think of two! Has anyone got any ideas of what I could team this with as I love it and don’t want to take it back.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions. Hope you have a lavely week.


  1. January 28, 2013 / 11:10 pm

    Great outfit, love the shirt! I imagine it looking good with some sort of high waisted trousers/jeans/disco pants, alexa chung style loafers and maybe some sort of bowler hat. It's definitely a versatile piece that you can play around with. Topshop is the worst when trying to save!!


    • January 29, 2013 / 5:10 pm

      Ah that's a good idea – I've wanted a bowler hat for a while so this may be the perfect excuse to get one! Thanks 🙂 x

  2. January 29, 2013 / 11:29 am

    I eyed up this very same shirt in Topshop this weekend but just couldn't part with the pennies. I love how you've styled it up and even more so how you think of three ways (well two in this instance) you can wear something before you buy it – I must start doing this pronto.

    Hannah Check out my Neom candle giveaway.

    • January 29, 2013 / 5:11 pm

      Thank you :)! I started having to think of 3 ways when I started buying things that I liked but didn't go with anything at all 🙂 Checking out you're giveaway! Sounds lovely. Thanks again! x

  3. January 29, 2013 / 6:41 pm

    This looks great! I love girlie outfits with an edgy twist 🙂

    Shelley x

  4. January 29, 2013 / 7:18 pm

    Ha Topshop seems to get in the way of my saving too!! I love this shirt though. I don't really have many so you have very much tempted me with this one! Nice style, great blog too! xx

    • January 31, 2013 / 7:44 am

      Aha i know it's a nightmare isn't it! I try to avoid shopping then realise I can just go online and buy things…! Thank you so much 🙂 x

  5. January 29, 2013 / 7:57 pm

    savings and topshop do not go in the same sentence haha looking lush girl xx

  6. January 30, 2013 / 4:45 pm

    I love the last picture with the sunlight glinting through 🙂
    you could keep it simple and wear it over black skinnies with converse? But that's what I wear with everything! xx

    • January 31, 2013 / 7:45 am

      Thank you! That's a good idea and i've got both those things so no excuse for me to spend more money :)! I do love the converse! Thanks again 🙂 x

  7. January 31, 2013 / 6:09 pm

    thanks for the comment on my blog! love the jacket 🙂

  8. January 31, 2013 / 8:35 pm

    Oh my gosh this outfit is SO cute! I love it!

  9. February 2, 2013 / 12:58 am

    The outfit is lovely goes together amazing

    check out my cath kidston giveaway

    • February 3, 2013 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you so much! I love Cath Kidston so that sounds great! x

  10. February 2, 2013 / 2:04 pm

    Gorgeous photographs, particularly the last one, so stunning!
    You have a great blog, happy to be your newest follower 🙂

    • February 3, 2013 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you so much!! That's really nice of you :)! Thanks again! x

  11. February 3, 2013 / 7:00 pm

    Aww I love this outfit 🙂 Super cute shirt and I love the hat too 😉 I can seen this worn with high waisted jeans, some army boots or doc martens, a cute satchel or rucksack and a beanie 😀 Thanks for the cute comment by the way! I really like your blog, maybe follow each other? Let me know 🙂
    Ally xoxox

    • February 3, 2013 / 10:03 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 That sounds like a great idea – I loove Doc Martens! That sounds good to me to follow each other 🙂 x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *