Tall polka dot top navy blue

Polka Dots and Pearls – Review of Long Tall Sally Polka Dot Top

Oh polka dots…how I love thee, let me count the ways.  
If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time, it’s no secret that I adore polka dots and seem to gravitate toward the navy/white variety.  When Long Tall Sally generously offered to let me pick a few items from their spring collection to test drive and review, I knew this navy cowl neck polka dot top would fit perfectly into my Project Remix repertoire and it looks perfect with my pearl necklace. Win-win!  As usual, even though this is a sponsored post, I always share my honest opinion and only review items that I truly like.    
True confessions…I actually didn’t pick this top.  I thought it would be fun to let Mr. L3 select something for me and this is what he chose.  He did a pretty good job picking a versatile yet flattering top, don’t you think?
Since navy is one of my 4 Project Remix colors, I paired the top with a couple of other Project Remix colors – orange and gray.  I love how flattering the drapey neckline is with a blazer. In both outfits, I’m wearing Cole Haan flats, tall Loft blazers, tall Banana Republic skinny jeans and my cherished pearl necklace that Mr. L3 bought me last year from Tiffany. 
This is my “I’m a bit annoyed with the photographer” look
Review of Long Tall Sally polka dot top, Loft Tall Blazer
Still a little bit annoyed with the photographer (Mr. L3)
Review of Long Tall Sally Polka Dot Top, Tall Loft Blazer, Tall Banana Republic Skinny Jeans,
Now we’re happier…
Review of Long Tall Sally Polka Dot Top, Tall Loft Blazer


Fit and Wearability
I am wearing a small and the top is definitely form fitting (and maybe even a teensy bit clingy) but overall fits quite well.  I am very happy with the length of the top.  It hits just below my hips and it stays put so I won’t have to tug on it or fuss with it to make it stay down. 
As far as wearability is concerned, I don’t foresee myself wearing this top in the heat of summer since it has 3/4 sleeves but it’s perfect for spring, fall and even some mild winter days.  I could see this top being paired with white jeans, color jeans, and maybe even some skirts.  **Oversharing alert** The lightweight double layered fabric and the dark color of the top is PERFECT for a Sweaty Betty like me.  After living in the miserably hot/humid southern part of the U.S. for the past few years, I always look for pieces that can conceal my sweat because, for some unfortunate reason, I perspire at the drop of a hat. 
Review of Long Tall Sally polka dot top and tall Banana Republic skinny jeans
Review of Long Tall Sally polka dot top and red Cole Haan flats
Flattering side ruching
Special Details
Even though the top looks great with a blazer, it can also stand on its own thanks to the flattering soft drape cowl neck (which allows you to show off the necklace of your choice) and the slimming side ruching.
Review of Long Tall Sally Polka Dot Top
Love how the neckline allows me to highlight my pearls
Review of Long Tall Sally Polka Dot Top
Slimming side ruching

Since I am trying to accessorize more, I figured I’d highlight a few of my accessories from this post (in addition to the pearls).

I am REALLY loving my rose gold Daniel Wellington Classic York Lady watch.  I was looking for a clean, classic everyday timepiece that wouldn’t break the bank and this DW watch was just the ticket.  The band is a dark brown textured leather (and is so dark that I also wear it with black outfits). The COOLEST thing is the band is interchangeable so you can easily get several looks out of one watch by buying additional bands.  I have yet to buy another band but DW has some really fun ones so maybe I need one for spring!!  You may have noticed in the above photos that I tried a little bracelet/watch layering with some gold bangles. Not sure if the look totally worked but it’s always fun to experiment.
Daniel Wellington Classic York Lady Watch
Daniel Wellington Rose Gold Watch
Daniel Wellington Classic York Lady Watch
Daniel Wellington rose gold watch and some bangles
I’m not sure if makeup is considered an accessory but just humor me.  I’m typically a bit of a minimalist when it comes to makeup, but I do find that certain things can really brighten up my face (and mood for that matter).  Lately, I’ve been adoring the Dior ‘Addict’ Fluid Stick. It’s part lip gloss, part lip stick, part awesome. It looks like a tube of lipstick but you actually twist off the top and pull out the nifty little wand to apply it like you would a gloss.  I have it in two colors (Mirage and Trompe L’oeil but am currently gravitating toward wearing the “Mirage” color because…you know…SPRING!!
Dior 'Addict' Fluid Stick
Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Mirage
You can see the lip color a little better in this photo…
Your Turn…
Do you love polka dots as much as me? Do you find it hard to accessorize outfits or do you love doing it?
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  • Reply auntp March 10, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Good job, Mr. L3….choosing that top:) I love the outfits you made with it, and I really like that watch. It looks really good paired with the bracelets, but since I find bracelets somewhat annoying to wear, I like to find watches that are good looking.

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures March 11, 2015 at 7:19 am

      Thanks! It's a very versatile top and I think I'll get a lot of wear out of it. Wore it just last night for date night. I'm VERY happy with the watch and am glad it didn't break the bank. I agree that bracelets can be a bit annoying sometimes (bangles especially) but once I've had them on my wrist for a bit, I acclimate to them. I do think the best wrist accessory is a good looking watch because it's pretty and practical.

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