Dot Dot Dot

Top: Forever 21 | Jeans: Joe’s Jeans | Shoes: MIA Shoes | Bag; Rebecca Minkoff | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: Michael Kors, WIndsor Store | Ring: David Yurman | Nails: Shellac Romantique + VIP Silver Status

I am obsessed with my latest find: polka dots and peplum? Could there be anything in this universe more appealing to this magpie? Methinks not.

Because I’m wearing my Hudson and 7 For All Mankind jeans embarrassingly thin, I decided to invest in a new pair; these are by Joe’s Jeans, a brand I had yet to try, and I’m pleasantly surprised! I will be getting them hemmed, though because even though these are a “petite boot cut” they are anything but petite in length. Length aside, they are a great pair of jeans and best of all they aren’t low rise (which I have come to hate over the years) so I don’t feel like they’re falling down my rear-end.

Oh, and the hubby likes ’em too, but for entirely different reasons, which I will not deign to mention here.





  • DoctorOnTheSide

    RIGHT?!?!?!  Low-rise jeans are SO over-rated.  As I’ve gotten older (late 20’s), I appreciate a jean that does not ride down with my every move.  Love the top and little skull bracelet.  I’ve been hinting to my husband that I really want it for a while now… but I don’t think he gets it.  Is it the Alexander McQueen?

  • Nikki Walsh

    You look absolutely gorgeous in the black and white picture. Love the polka dot top and of course, the bag! 
    I’m not a fan of low rise jeans either; I wanna bend over and not worry about other people getting an eye full. Regular jeans look low enough on me because my torso is so long/disproportionate; I’d look really silly in low rise pants.  

  • Galatia

    So pretty, I love the ensemble!

  • Rachelle

    Low rise jeans are overrated specially for me. Your new jeans are awesome, they fit perfectly and cute top. Peplum is my favorite trend, and you can easily hide a food belly when your out for dinner lol.


  • chantelle

    Those jeans look fiiiiiiine on you girl. No wonder the hubby likes them. I love pants that give the bum and legs a nice shape. PS. What an amazing F21 find. Polka-dots and peplum = sounds like heaven!

  • chicandclasic


  • ashleigh

    Love. Polka dots are my most favorite print ever. I really like the longer jeans with the heels. Maybe buy a second pair to be hemmed for flats, and keep these for heels?

  • Cstuman

    Like your new jeans! My hubby loves it when I wear jeans to Hehe! Love the purse!

  • Megan Silianoff

    Looking good pretty girl! That black and white shot is gorgeous. Hope all is well!

  • Kate H

    Yeah, i always have a problem with lenghth, I am tall, and it is hard for me to find jeans that are long enough :)

  • Heidi

    I love that top!  I can’t wait to see your first outfit post with your new haircut.

  • Bridget

    Awesome top! I love that it has 3/4 sleeves too. 

  • Cait Val

    oh love the new jeans :) they always fit so well when you first buy them!
    and a polka dot peplum top . . .  adorable!
    happy weekend.

    xo. c & v

    cake & valley

  • Frances

    Gorgeous! Another beautiful Rebecca Minkoff bag. My favorite brands for jeans goes Burberry, 7 for All Mankind, then Joes. I have a pair of Joes boot cuts myself. For your outfit today, I think it’s classic fifties with the simple stud earrings, high waisted peplum, and the mix between reds and polka dotes, but with extra bits reminiscent of the 90’s like the pops of gold and now with the nude nails and blocked heels. I must say, it’s ingenious.

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      Thanks Frances! What a really thoughtful comment! 

  • Girl by the Lake

    You look sooooo cute! I’m on a peplum binge right now (leather peplum was the latest purchase…), so I don’t know what I would do if I came across a polka dot version that fit me well. 

    I’ve also never tried Joes jeans before, so thanks for the heads up that you like them! It’s time for me to do some jeans investing (a process I hate), so it’s good to see you’ve had some luck!

  • Natalie

    The Hubs digs ’em because your booty looks amazing & who doesn’t appreciate THAT?! ;)

    Higher rise jeans FTW!

  • Kodi

    Natalie basically took the words right out of my mouth.  Your bum looks awesome!
    grey et al

  • Charly

    I love this post! Your hair looks really pretty like that… and I am loving that top. And it’s no secret why your hub likes those jeans… ;)

  • Bright

    I always have that problem! Especially with designer jeans. They’re made for people with beautiful gazelle legs and 5’3″ me gets drowned in denim!

    I love how subtle the peplum is on your shirt. It looks beautiful!

  • Kelly McKinney

    That shirt is adorable, I’m going to see if they still have it!

  • Kelly McKinney

    Got it in red, yay! They had a lot of really cute polka dot sweaters too:)

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      Awesome, well done! Online or in-store?

  • Chelsa Caruso

    The polka dot top looks adorable on you. 

  • Jessica (Jess Kay Designs)

    Invest in some James Jeans (you can find good deals online – Bluefly, etc)… I’m the same size as you and these have turned into my favorite go-to jeans (buy the skinnies one size up). I wear a pair everyday (whether bootcut, trouser, or skinnies)… love how they fit and how comfy they are. Sometimes you can even find petite lengths… Joes Jeans didn’t work for me because the back of the waist didn’t curve enough to fit (flared out in back) but they were too tight in the thighs (it was a weird combo).

  • Shelley Zurek

    Simple, cute and casual. LOVE!!  The bag is awesome too!!  

  • Stephanie Carper

    I’m a sucker for anything with cute polka-dots adorning it, and this top is so cute…and peplum too! Love it! I agree with you on the low rise thing – I’ve definitely  outgrown them so to speak. I’ve been hearing about Joe’s Jeans and have been thinking about trying out a pair. Anyways, cute outfit here and….your hair looks awesome!  :)

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      Thanks! This was before i cut 5 inches off though, haha! :)

  • Haute Muslimah

    Jeans= make your “rear end” look fantastic! :)

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      You’re makin’ me blush, girl!

  • followmarlaslife

    I am obsessed with polka dots and peplum also.  Just haven’t found a top I like on me yet but I’m still searching.

  • Andrea

    Ohhh! I’ve been reading for only a little while and I forgot — you’re petite! Eee I’m so glad! I love following petite bloggers, since I am one… I love to see what you guys wear, haha. And I adore this outfit — the bag and shirt somehow go so well together!

  • Sara P

    Love love love especially the side shots of you!!! Gosh Forever 21 has so many cute peplum tops!!

  • Kara Weymouth

    Do your jeans flare a little? Super cute with the peplum!

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      Just a slight bit! it’s more of a boot cut than a flare. :)

  • Christine Hopkins

    This top is darling!


  • Sofiacaeiro93

    You look gorgeous! 

    So simply and classy. 

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      Oh thank you so much!

  • Lloydandwolf

    Super cute outfit! That bracelet is on my to buy list right now!

  • Rachel

    Gorgeous peplum polka dot top!!!!!

  • Sarah

    You look gorgeous here, love that polka dot peplum top!

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

  • TheDressyChick

    Love the title, very clever and love the peplum! I sent you an e-mail, hope you got it :)

  • Cheralyn Mae

    Joe’s are my all time favorite designer jeans.  Hudson & 7 just don’t fit my curvy figure.  Plus I love the higher rise too!  

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      I’m new to Joe’s but I’m liking them so far!

  • Chelsea

    Everything about this top is perfection! And I am a huge fan of Joe’s Jeans; I have several pair and they wear well and last forever!! Love this pair!

    Haute Child in the City

  • Jenmarie

    So cute! Peplum and polka dots are everywhere right now! I recently saw one at Pac Sun and we have them at White House | Black Market as well.

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      I love that you did the proper “|” between White House & Black Market! Awesome. :)

  • Nury

    Love the peplum polka dot shirt, too cute. The shoes are fantastic as well!

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  • Asia

    Loving the polka dot peplum here and the entire look in general.  That Rebecca Minkoff bag is beautiful I may have to get me one!!  Always love your style and loving the current direction of the blog with increased emphasis on the beauty as well!!

  • Just Another Shopaholic

    Your top is too cute, I love polka dots.

  • Dalal Dali

    I LOVE your outfit!!!!!

  • The Livable Art

    Polka dots are almost always my favorite pattern! You wear them beautifully!

    The Livable Art