Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Let's play Diesel.

I was walking down 14th street this past weekend to visit my friend Shawn at the pharmacy he works at when I passed the most sexy store window on 14th street and University Ave.  It was like a strong Italian man.  It was like the oil that fuels the world.  It was like the cute Spaniard from Galicia that I left in Salamanca my last night when I visited Spain in the summer of 2008.  It was Diesel.  And Diesel's store window was diesel.

What better to have on this season's window than polka dots?  This Italian designer store had it right.

Diesel men jeans with a New York City street backdrop.

Diesel men jeans store window with polka dots.
*Photo Credits: LePolkaDotChic

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Co-Worker's Haute Shoes

So I was in a weekly meeting at work when a co-worker and I were sitting and chatting before the meeting had begun.  And then Tyra Banks walked in.

Well, not really Tyra Banks but a co-worker just as fashionable.  Well, really more fashionable.  But just as cute.  Well, really, more cute.

Anywho, cute co-worker comes in with shoes that matched the indifference she has to common dressers.  She's an elite.  In fashion. She walked it, talked it, and the best part, was that her shoes were like the period on her look.  Or more like an exclamation point.  But, they are never ever a question mark.  She lives with the nimbleness of someone in control of life.  That's what looking at these shoes do for me.

Later did I find out that her excellent and personable fashion sense is as innate as her skinniness.

These were the shoes that made my day - and at a great price ($54.99).

I found these on heels.com.  The brand is Not Rated.  The shoe is called Yankee Doodle Bootie.


Monday, January 4, 2010

Vintage is so 2010.

I’ve decided to take Le Polka Dot Chic’s blog to the next level the first week of this New Year.  It’s going to be sophisticated.  It’s going to be vogue.  It’s going to come out once a week/biweekly/everyday depending what I’m doing, drinking, or dating.  (Of course recommendations on a schedule are welcome.) It’s going to be 2010.  And you can count on each post having something to do with my specialty: polka dots. (An advance apology for grammatical errors, sometimes I write how I speak, which isn't always proper).

Contemporary is so 2009.  This year, we’re going to start with vintage.

I’m in love with vintage.  Clothing.  Jewelry.  Accessories.  Furniture.  Books. Trinkets.

For those that need a little simple history, vintage is anything from 1920-1960.  It’s more complicated that, but that’s my easy definition.  Considering the 1970’s and 1980’s vintage is pushing it.  Anything closer than 15 years ago is absolutely not vintage.  Anything more than 100 years ago is considered antique.  The 1950’s are the most popular decade to vintage fashion collectors.  Online vintage shopping isn’t always quite accurate but increasingly popular.  Make sure you trust who dates your items before purchasing so you know it’s true worth, quality, and decade.

As I begin collecting vintage clothes and accessories in the beginning of the New Year, I notice this beautiful dress.  It’s a 1960's Black Silk Polka Dot Puff Dress.  It’s love at first sight.  And from the discount rack.

Here are three great vintage websites to shop for the New Year.  Though these items might be from the past, this is the year to bring them back.  Shop away in 2010!