Yes, I know I have a problem. Too many polka dots but I absolutely could not pass up these Kate Spade shoes. Black and white dots plus bright pink accents – who could resist? Working on my casual wardrobe is one of my goals for this year and these are a great place to start.
Can a pale person pull off all winter white? Sure, why not? I’ve seen several monochromatic looks that I’ve wanted to try but none more than the all white look. So I did it. Sorry to repeat the Banana Republic polka dot cardigan again this week but it was required for the look. I added a red lip for a little jolt of color (and a Valentine’s Day nod) and kept the accessories minimal.
I wish I would’ve had some fun tights to go with this outfit but I haven’t figured out if I am a funky tights person or not. I envision funky tight people as either fashion runway model types heading to some creative job in NY or Zooey Deschanel. Or maybe Rhianna. None of which describe me. Where do you land on the tights wearing spectrum?
As far as the rest of the outfit, I played it safe with the cream cardigan so the cobalt shirt and skirt could be the stars.
Ok, I have more than one but in this instance I’m talking about my gravitational pull towards polka dots. I’m even working on a DIY project that involves polka dots. Anyone know what it means that I like it so much? I’m going to assume it shows a great sense of character and creativity. Yeah, that sounds right.
This lace pencil skirt from Target has lasted much longer than expected which is a wonderful surprise. I had no idea how much use I could get out of a green skirt (like here and here). Subtle pattern on pattern mixing is something I’m getting much more comfortable doing. So who knows. Maybe bold pattern mixing is not too far behind.
That’s right. Polka dots followed by polka dots. I just can’t help myself. Plus I love that the pattern and colors of this cardigan evoke an animal print vibe. Almost a two for one!
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Even after all this time of working on improving my wardrobe, I’m still a sucker for red/black/white combinations. So crisp and so bold. Ruffles on top continue down to meet up with the pleating detail on the skirt. There’s just something comforting about a classic combination.
Details: Skirt and top from The Limited / Guess Aland heels from Off Broadway / Cuff from Nordstrom
This dress makes it easy to stand out. Accessorizing is not my strong suit so I love that the dress can stand on its own. I’ve combined it with other colorful accents like fuchsia (here) and red (here) but this was the first time I used orange.
Details: Dress and blazer from The Limited / Necklace from Talbot’s / Belt from Francesca’s / Enzo Angiolini heels from Nordstrom