Polka Dot Midi Dress

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Bardot dress, Theory jacket (similar herelook for less here), Gucci belt, similar boots (and also love these), Celine bag (similar here), Le Specs sunglasses

I’m feeling the polka dots this spring.  There’s something so fun and punchy about them that makes me just think warm weather thoughts.  Speaking of warm weather, it’s not happening for us here in Chicago.  It’s cold out there (just look at the background of my photos–not a green leaf in sight) and this may be the worst time of year to get dressed.  Maybe you’re like me and just totally tempted by bright colors and loud patterns (like I was, at Nordstrom earlier this week–there’s so much cute stuff calling my name!) all while looking into your closet of dark neutral sweaters and jeans–just hating everything.  What’s a gal to do?  It may sound silly but incorporating spring pieces into my winter wardrobe really lifts my spirits.  Take this polka dot midi dress from Nordstrom: it’s flirty, lightweight and looks amazing without a jacket on top.  But you can also wear it with tights, knee high boots or even a fur jacket and it works.  These are the types of pieces that I buy now, truly wear now AND later.  And this is why I DO re-wear pieces…I just try and re-wear them in different ways.  It’s all in an effort to make my closet season-less (although yes, some things are designated just for winter, like a puffer jacket or just for summer, like shorts).

And if you want to get your polka dot on with me right now, here are some other great options at all price points (and I promise, you can wear them for awhile!):

Pleated polka-dots – wear now with a leather jacket and in the summer by itself.

Puffy polka-dotted sleeves – I love the fit of the La Vie line and I’d balance out the voluminous top with cropped wide-leg trousers.

Bold polka dot midi skirt – I bought this because I wanted to wear it with red ankle boots and a chunky sweater now and a lace tee once it warms up.

Chic polka dot dress – the skinny, one-strap shoulder makes it special.

Tailored polka dot shirt dress – Kate Spade loves her polka dots and I just think this is a perfect option for just about any office.

*Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering with this post!

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