The Tiny Heart: Polka Dot Dress

4.16.2012

Polka Dot Dress





         Dress-F21 (similar), Belt-F21 (similar), Sandals-AE (similar), Watch-Michael Kors (similar)

Would you believe this dress had been sitting in my closet for years, purchased sometime in college and never worn? I had forgotten about it until the polka dot trend started. It was this weird in between length, past knee length but shorter than a maxi. Finally it dawned on me that if I shortened it, it would be perfect. (Duh! Why didn't I think of that years ago?!). Thanks to my mom's sewing skills, I feel like I have a brand new polka dress.

Luckily the weather was sunny and warm this weekend, giving me the chance to wear it. It hit 82 degrees yesterday (the warmest it's been all year). Naturally this meant I wanted to cram in all the summertime activities I could into an 8 hour span...eating Chipotle burritos al fresco, walking the dogs along the beach (Jinx swam in the ocean), sitting on the porch with a friend, and barbecuing. The only hitch... the grill was out of propane so we had to settle for boiled hot dogs instead. Perfect weekend in the perfect polka dot dress.

PS I finally have a Facebook page for the blog! The "like" it button is underneath the followers on the sidebar. Leave your FB page in the comments and I'll be sure to like yours as well!

114 comments:

  1. I LOVE this dress!! polka dots are my favorite - as are yellow and blue! so cute!!

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  2. Cute dress! I love the blue and yellow combination.

    Sounds like you had a lovely weekend!! I loovve warm weather :)

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    1. Thanks Jenn! I'm loving the warm weather too :)

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  3. How could you forget about this dress? It's so cute! Love the blue and yellow, and polka dots are always adorable :)

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  4. cute dress, I love the yellow accent belt.

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  5. I love it, it's perfect on you! Love it with the yellow belt too!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. Way to go with the hemming...'cause this dress was worth salvaging, it's soooo cute! Looks great with the yellow belt, I love those bright colours together.


    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  7. So adorable--I love the yellow belt. The way you wrapped it is awesome. Tutorial please :):)

    Dossome

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    1. Thanks! Next time I wear my belt like this, I'll have to do a tutorial :)

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  8. I love this dress! I also love your belt knotting skills.
    I still haven't gotten off my butt to make a blog Facebook page...haha. Good work!

    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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  9. Love your dress!! It looks great with the yellow belt.

    Xo,
    Angela
    Headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  10. SOO cute, pretty lady!! Adore the belt too! Happy Monday!!
    xo, Jessica
    Fanciful

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  11. Very cute dress! Sometimes it's fun to find things in your closet and have them be like something new!

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  12. Yay for cute polka dot dresses and moms that are sewing geniuses! I love this dress and the pop of yellow of the belt is great!

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    1. Thanks! Thank goodness for my mom and her sewing machine.

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  13. Love the dress, and love the length even more. I spend my life "hemming" dresses for the perfect fit. It's the life of a petite girl :-)

    xoxo,
    Di

    PS. Welcome to FB, I liked your page :-)

    http://cityandburbsblog.com

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    1. Thanks Di! Haha yep, alterations are inevitable when you're petite :)

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  14. Sharon, that blue with the yellow belt looks amazing! I wish my mom had been able to pass on her sewing skills to me, but I think I'm a lost cause. :-S Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! Going to follow you on Facebook now. :) I have a page as well (https://www.facebook.com/MiniMeStyle) although I've been neglecting it lately ...

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    1. Thanks! I can't really sew either but thank goodness my mom can. :)

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  15. Oh totally cute!!! Don't you love when you find things hiding in your closet? I'm gearing up for those NJ 80's today by busting out my summer stuff. LOVE! You look so cute!!

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    1. Thanks! Yay for summer clothes in the Jerz. I can't wait to leave work so I can go to the beach!

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  16. Hooray for warm weather! Super cute outfit and as a vertically challenged gal I appreciate hemming skills but the only thing I can sew is buttons and holes. Glad you brought new life to that adorable dress.

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  17. Love your polka dots and that super cute yellow belt! 80 degree weather + Chipotle sounds like heaven! :)

    Andrea
    Left brain, right brain, pug brain.

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  18. This dotted dress is so cute on you! It really suits you. I love how you mixed up the blue color with a pop of yellow. Well done :)

    Really nice blog btw, hope you will stop at mine sometime :)

    xxx Magdalena

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  19. I do the same thing. I feel bad sharing some of my clothes because they have been in my closet for YEARS that you can no longer buy them!

    Lovely dress :)

    www.houseofhemingway.com

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  20. polka dots rock! this belt is such a great touch ..too cute. xo

    your newest followers,

    kristina+sarah


    http://girlsinthegreenboots.blogspot.com/

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  21. I'm crazy about the knot belt and the yellow color! So cute!!!

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  22. Adorable dress!! :) I love those finds.

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  23. I love "a ha!" moments like that! Dress is super cute-love it with the belt!
    It is that warm here today but sadly I am stuck inside working. Can't wait until 4:30 pm rolls around!

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    1. Thanks Hannah! Hope it'll still be warm out when you get out of work. I'm counting down the minutes till I can be on the beach :)

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  24. Lovely dress!


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  25. I love how you added the bright yellow belt! Yeah, I have had several items in my closet that have been in there forever. I get around to wearing them eventually! Did you add the facebook like button yourself? I just did a facebook page last week and have wanted to add it to my blog but I'm scared to! I don't really know where to put the code and I'm afraid I will delete something important.

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Amy! I added the Like button using this:
      https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like-box/

      It'll generate the code and then you can just copy and paste it into your sidebar :)

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  26. I love this dress. I would totally steal it from you.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  27. Wow!
    Like to follow each other?:-)
    Tell it me:)

    Xoxo!!

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  28. I love it when I find that long lost piece of clothing in my closet! And that's why, my friend, I am on a spending freeze! I love how you knotted and twisted the belt...super fun!
    xo,
    Shanna

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    1. Thanks Shanna! Agreed, you never know what's lurking in your closet that can turn into a "new" outfit :)

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  29. WHAT? It was 82 in NJ this weekend? We had rain...wind...and more rain! Def not sleeveless dress weather I'll say! So glad your mom altered the dress, it looks great on you, and the polka dot pattern looks nice!

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    1. Thanks Bessie! Maybe the warm weather will be coming your way this week?

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  30. Gorgeous dress! I'm glad you made the alteration and revamped it into something you can wear.

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  31. Genial blog.Me ha encantado tu originalidad ,elegancia y creatividad.Te sigo.Te invito a seguir mi blog.Saludos poéticos.

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  32. obsessed with polka dots, so clearly I love this! Love it with the yellow belt!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  33. I love it! It's amazing how much alterations can change a dress!

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  34. Hey! You went shopping in your closet! I love doing that. We always hide great clothes from ourselves. Love the dress with that great yellow belt.

    Thanks for coming by and saying hello. Great meeting you.

    Tracy

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  35. I love this dress... and I especially love the blue and yellow together!

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  36. Yellow and blue has got to be one of my favorite combos right now! And that's so awesome that you saved that dress and were able to refashion it! You definitely look like summer time!

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  37. You look wonderful! I love the polka dots and the colours. I also love the belt :)

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  38. Thanks for stopping by my blog today - and it's great that now I've discovered yours! Love this dress, polka dots are almost overtaking stripes as my favourit pattern at the moment! :)

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  39. i love those polka dots with the yellow belt! i love discovering new things, especially when they're unworn. :) your mom did a terrific job! you look amazing and stylish as always. :) hope you have a great wk!

    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  40. I'm convinced polka dots might be the best thing ever lol...you look so cute!

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  41. The length looks great! I want to learn how to sew so I can do the same thing when a dress or skirt needs to be a different length!

    Jess
    http://www.fancypants514.blogspot.com/

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  42. Very cute! Love the blue/yellow combo.

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  43. That is such an adorable dress, Sharon and the color is gorgeous on you! Love the yellow belt with the electric blue!

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  44. Gorgeous dress Sharon! That blue looks great on you! And cute polka-dots :)

    xoxo,
    Taylor

    taylormorgandesign.blogspot.com

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  45. You look so cute and summery! (I know what you mean about older items in your closet, I'm just now breaking out old things now that I know how to style them.) the bright yellow belt looks adorable with the bright blue and white polka dots! :)

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  46. I will follow your blog...

    New post on my blog...

    Mery

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  47. Such a cute dress and great idea getting it altered! You can bet that I love the pop of color that the yellow belt gives! ;) -Jessica

    THEJESSICALBLOG.COM

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  48. Love your dress and your extra fancy belt knot! You're so cute! :)

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  49. That dress is so cute! It is so fun to shop in your closet and find treasures like this. Love it.
    Creamy

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  50. Such a cute dress! Liked your FB page :)

    xo

    Ashley

    http://southerncaliforniabelle.blogspot.com/

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  51. Adorable dress! I wish we had a F21 here.

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    1. Thanks Keely! I think I'd cry if I didn't have an F21! So much of my wardrobe has come from there.

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  52. I ADORE how you tied your belt up... so chic!
    Just liked you on Facebook too! I haven't figured out if I want to take that plunge yet... my boss still doesn't know I blog, and I would hate for my blog world and work world to collide on FB! eep!
    xx

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    1. Thanks Jessica! As long as you don't like your own page from your personal FB account, your boss would probably never know about it.

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  53. love little polka dot dresses, you are too cute. And 4'10?! Adorable! XO
    http://lr-moonchild.blogspot.com/

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  54. I love your polka dot dress! It's so summery, especially the belt :) I'm now following you on GFC.

    Samantha
    http://www.style-pick.com

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  55. Your polka dot dress is adorable. You just can't go wrong with polka dots...love it!

    sylvialovespink.com

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  56. Cute dress, can't believe you hadn't worn it. I like it with that belt and the way you tied the belt. =)

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