Versatile Style by Tracey

Polka Dot Rocker Chic & Finding a Magic Style Formula

Posted on: March 27, 2013


A reminder of yesterday’s look with the polka dot ruffle hemmed dress


Today, I added my new faux leather olive jacket, purchased via Ebay and my new love… This is my go to formula that I feel expresses my personality perfectly. It is the perfect combination of ying/yang , soft femininity with an edge.  I never knew this about myself until I began blogging about 6 months ago and it is probably the biggest benefit I have gained on this journey.  I have always known that I was a romantic and loved feminine pieces, ruffles and lace and vintage jewelry like cameos..  I always used boots for the edginess, but never before this season did I recognize my love of leather and faux leather jackets.   On my purchase list for next fall/winter this may just  be my top priority to add more real leather pieces that I know will be good investments and stand the test of time.


I wrote earlier about ruffles being a big trend for spring/summer and just that little ruffled hem on this dress changes the entire feel of this dress and really takes it up a notch to love… I would like to point out that many larger busted women probably think they have to sit out the ruffle trend, but not if you do it this way instead of ruffled tops..  

Dear Readers, I can’t say enough about how this formula of a dress with the jacket and boots, makes me want to do a happy dance ( in fact I couldn’t help doing just that repeatedly!)  Have any of you discovered the magic outfit formula that you can go to that fills your spirit for the day and brings out your inner “Tigger” ?   If so please share it in your comments.  If not please explore until you nail one!  You won’t believe the difference it will make in your life…

Gratitude:  I am grateful for this blog and my readers who let me know that I am not just talking to thin air.  I am grateful for finding that magic formula outfit that I can pull out any time I need my super “Tigger ”  powers to shine.   I am grateful for the happy accident of my daughter accidentally calling me and my returning that call that lead to a wonderful conversation on importance of sleep, creativity and balance.  I am grateful that my son has a short week of school this week and a week off for Spring Break, as this makeup work has been tough(end of a grading period so all had to be done by Thursday, crazzzy!).   I am grateful for my Wednesday night tv line up of Rachel Zoe & It’s a Brad, Brad World and Nashville   


5 Responses to "Polka Dot Rocker Chic & Finding a Magic Style Formula"

Blogging is so helpful when it comes to seeing a pattern in things you gravitate towards as well as seeing photos of what works and what doesn’t. Your formula of a dress and leather obviously works for you! I love it! Heather

I love that dress, Tracey, and you’re right, ruffles at the hemline are the way to go for us buxom babes 😉
I applaud your inexhaustible creativity and freshness when it comes to picking out ad showing us great outfit.

Spashionista (Alicia)

My dear, you look mAHRvelous! I love how your confidence has increased so much, because I know how good I feel now that mine has! The outfit that makes me feel really good is a pair of mid rise skinny ankle jeans or skinny khakis with a fitted button up. Nothing fancy, but it makes me feel slim and happy.

Thank you for noticing my change in confidence as it has been a journey… There really is a point in weight loss where you suffer body dysmorphia and it takes time to adjust.. I have finally done so and can see the success. Starting this blog when I did was perfect timing. I love that your favorite silhouette makes you feel slim and happy.. Isn’t it funny that the skinny jeans which seem so intimidating actually really do slim you?

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