SEÑORITA IN POLKA DOTS 💃🏽

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Polka dots are a classic much like leopard print or stripes so when I noticed they were a big “trend” this season, I chuckled at the fashion world and got excited for the sheer celebration of this bold yet sweet print. 

The use of dots in fashion goes back centuries but became very popular in American during the 1920s and onwards. In the 1960s, Brian Hyland gave us “The Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”, a song that is now synonymous with polka-dots, and I can't help but to sing it everytime I spot dots!

So what is it about this print that keeps me coming back for more? Well, it could be the Minnie Mouse reference, the fact that it looks like confetti everywhere or the use in flamenco dance costumes which I love. It’s amazing how polka dots can evoke a sultry feminine aura as well as nostalgia for child-like wonder.

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While out in Panama I wanted to create another one of my señorita-inspired looks, so I took this vintage polka dot two piece set along with me. I love how the set mixes stripes with dots and the skirt’s ruffles and  volume had me ready to dance the Flamenco! Actually you can catch a video of me dancing in the streets of Panama over on my Instagram TV.

This vintage two piece set is an 80s redux of styles from the 40s and 50s. I added modern, tropical-glam flair by rocking parrot heels and turquoise accessories reminiscent of the beautiful beach waters in the Caribbean. 

Check out the rest of this look and get similar modern as well as vintage/handmade pieces at the end of the post to recreate an inspired outfit to dance the Flamenco! 

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