Spotty Dotty

Happy Tuesday! I think we can all agree that Tuesdays are so much better than Mondays. The rest of the week pretty much flies from here.

I really feel like I've embraced the shirt dress this year, by which I mean, there are now four hanging in my closet. This polka dot one is my current favorite, probably because it's blue and white, and I like that the dots are more like spots and aren't perfectly circular.

While I wore this to work, I did switch out my normal tote for the clutch for these photos. Basically all I did after work was get coffee, but it still counts. As much as I like to be authentic with my photos I'm definitely guilty of making an accessory swap from time to time!

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The Rundown
Polka Dot Shirt Dress Old Navy similar
Sandals Ferragamo thrifted similar
Navy Foldover Clutch Clare V.
Gold Hoop Earrings Taken for Granite similar
Gold Twisted Bracelet The Cavernous Jewerly Box similar
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewerly Box
Crystal Quartz Cuff Bracelet c/o Serendipity and Grace
Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Sunglasses Quay via TJMaxx
Nail Color "Sunday Funday" Essie
Dog Chloe
Chevron Leash Dabney Lee via TJMaxx
Chevron Collar Dabney Lee via TJMaxx

Linking up with I Do deClaire's Confident Twosday
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  1. Love this dress on you! This print is so cute, such a perfect summer dress!

  2. I think we're all guilty of the accessory swap from time to time. I admit, generally speaking if you see me taking photos, unless there is a tote in them, guaranteed I had a tote with me - I travel by public transit and, after a particularly unfortunate incident years ago that left me wearing most of a someone else's latte on my new suede shoes through no fault of my own, I always travel with a pair of what I call bus shoes. So unless I've taken a taxi, chances are I'm always carrying a tote bag, no matter what bag you actually see in my photos. But I digress. Under the right circumstances, there is no better bag than a clutch as far as I'm concerned and this navy one is one of my favourites in your collection. And it really does work perfectly with this dress. Now that I'm thinking of it, I'm not sure I own any shirt dresses and I really should fix that.

  3. Tuesdays def trump Mondays, that's for sure.
    Loving this dress, lady! Super chic but also looks comfy!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  4. Shirt dresses are the stuff summer is made of. I love throwing one on and just going about my day and not feeling too fussy, but nice enough to run my errands. Half the time, they're more comfortable than jeans to me.

  5. I love shirt dresses, and that print is so cute!

  6. Lovely shirtdress !
    I think I only own one, that is too short - so I barely wear it.
    Oh and of course you know I can never get enough of Ms Chloe.

  7. I make so many accessory swaps for photos - I tend to do most them either before or after work and usually have a bulky work tote...that definitely never makes it into the photos! And I'm glad you grabbed the clutch for the photos; it's fabulous!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  8. Such a pretty dress! Your doggie is so adorable!!!

  9. I love shirtdresses too! This one is super cute - who can say no to dots?! I'm loving the clutch too.
    Jeans and a Teacup

  10. Your shirt dress is a great piece for work! I sometimes swap accessories too in blog photos (usually heels don't stay on for long!)

    The Tiny Heart

  11. This is a great shirtdress on you. Your dog is adorable.

  12. Super cute photos with you dog!! This dress is so pretty, such an effortlessly chic look.

  13. Love the shirtdress, perfect summer piece!

  14. Love the shirtdress on you! You pull it off effortlessly!

  15. Beautiful dress, you look amazing. I really like the pictures too :)

  16. Such a beautiful dress on you!! Loving the print.


  17. I love that the polka dots aren't regular polka dots once you get up close. Details like that are always fun! And yep, I'm guilty of the accessory swap for photos too, ha ha

  18. So cute pics. xx

  19. Such a cute pup!! Your dress looks amazing on you!! Love those sunnies too!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  20. I love shirt dresses, too! They're very easy and still look very put together. However, always feel like they're edging into being too short, so it's hard for me to find ones that work for me.

  21. I agree. Tuesday is basically hump day. And I'm so glad to see your pup in some photos again!I'm loving your polka dots and also your hoop earrings--I haven't seen hoop earrings since the 90s, and oh my gosh, they're making me feel all nostalgic! I love 'em, Lydia. Hope the rest of your week just flies by!

  22. I'm shocked that this dress is from Old Navy! I love the last picture of you and your dog.

  23. I always struggle with shirt dresses. I know they are not meant to be form fitting but it makes me feel so shapeless when I wear them and when I wear it with a belt, the dress is too short.. I do love this dress on you!


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  24. I think an accessory swap is completely fine, I'm guilty of doing it sometimes. At least you're showcasing the outfits you're really wearing! I love the shirtdress. The color combination is so pretty and perfect for this time of the year :)


  25. Beautiful pictures! :)

    x A

  26. Awww, I love Chloe's collar! It complements your look so nicely!

    District of Chic

  27. I love that dress! It seems like the perfect thing to transition from work to play! Plus your dog is adorable!

  28. I love a good shirtdress, and this is such a great one! I love the clutch, and I think it's perfectly fine that you swapped it out even if it was just for a coffee run. I think sometimes when you wear something throughout the day that you know you'll photograph, you come up with better swap outs... that's (blogger) life!

  29. I'm still surprised that dress was from Old Navy. It looks so much better than most of their items. We usually take photos on the weekends when we're out and about, so I can't do the accessory swap. Dave would be so irritated if I brought too many props! Haha. (But it's also why I never post work clothes. I look too tired and irritated after work!)