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Hi, I'm Erin!

I'm a mid 30s, wife and momma, shoe and Pinterest addict, knitter, avid reader and chocolate chip cookie lover. I love Jesus. I'm obsessed with the color teal, cardigans and anything with stripes or polka dots. I have a serious girl crush on Audrey Hepburn. 

about the blog
My sweet baby girl was born in the summer of 2014. Since her birth, I've thought a lot about body image and my desire for her to have a strong sense of self, and to love her body, whether she's a size 2 or 20. I've fluctuated in weight, from a size 8 to an 18/20 to my current size 16/18. I think the best way to lead is by example, so use this space as a means to embrace and celebrate my shape as well as to explore and enjoy fashion.

On a lighter note: I love clothes. I love talking about clothes. I love seeing what other people are wearing and figuring out how it might work for me. For me imitation is truly the sincerest form of flattery, and I love sharing my finds and hopefully inspiring someone else's wardrobe. It just seems like a natural thing to blog about it. Why not talk about what you love and hopefully find some other folks out there who love it just as much?! 
And sometimes a girls has got to throw a DIY or two into mix. Crafts and clothes are my jam. 

I'd love to hear from you, so please don't hesitate to leave a  comment, or e-mail me at tealandpolkadots (@) gmail.com. 


What size are you?
I'm 5'5", a size 16/18/XL and wear a size 9.5 shoe.

What's your favorite color?
Do I have to pick one? Anything in the teal/aqua/mint family.

What's your favorite lipstick?
When I wear lipstick, Clinque's Matte Plum, but most of the time I just wear chapstick, my favorite is Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Sweet Violet.  

What camera do you use? 
Canon T6i

What are your favorite clothing stores? 
Ann Taylor, J. Crew, J. Crew Factory, The Limited, Loft, Target 

What's your favorite social media outlet? 


  1. Thanks for your blog. I've been having thyroid/adrenal issues the past couple of years and my weight went up 60 lbs. I'm working on health and weight loss, but I love that you provide so many ideas on how to dress the body I have now. Thanks.

    1. Thanks Tabitha for you sweet words. One of the main reasons I started blogging was because at the time I didn't see a lot of women my size, they were either petite or the larger size of plus. If you're looking for other bloggers about my size, Megan has a ton of cute outfits (http://www.hayesdays.com/) and I love Alissa styles as well (http://www.theadoredlife.com/).

  2. I just recently discovered your blog and have been scouring it! I am in serious need of updating my closet, I'm so good about keeping my daughter dressed to the nines but not so much for myself. In my head I keep telling myself that once I lose weight I'll buy something nice, well...it's been many years and it hasn't happened! I LOVE your style so much. I work in a library and feel that many of these looks would work for me. Also, I'm pretty much exactly your size though am 5 foot 4 inches. with a smaller shoe. I was wondering if you may have time to do a blog post for some basics that if you were jut starting out on replenishing a VERY outdated closet, what items you would go towards? I'm really at a complete loss. I feel like I will see something that I like but then once home and facing my closet I have nothing else that it will go with. Suggestions on where to start, what pieces you would suggest starting out with would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!! Jen