I’m taking a brief vacation from plaid today to share with you one of my favorite other patterns, polka dots (and I’m sure its one of yours too). I cannot help but fall head over heels in love with anything and everything covered in cute little dots! I have at least a half a dozen shirts, numerous skirts, a few pairs of pants, and even this amazing cardi, all adorned with the beloved dots. I have even declared freckles to be polka dots and frequently tell my adorable bf that his “polka dots” are my favorite thing about him, well in addition to many other things of course 😉 So when this shirt from J.Crew Factory finally came, after the month delay in shipping, I could not have been more ecstatic!
I chose to add my polka dot cardi from Forever 21 a few seasons ago to wear with this button up. I am not a fan of wearing a button-up without another layer; over or under a tee, with a cardi, sweater, or vest, it doesn’t really matter, I just prefer to have another dimension to my tops. Plus, I am almost always cold, so having additional layers never hurts!
Since I wore this outfit to class, out for a walk, and then on a dinner date with my polka dotted bf, I chose to wear jeans with it to maximize my comfort. However, it could easily be worn with a skirt or dress pants, and certainly a colored bottom would work well with the black and white up top. Since the basis of this outfit is fairly neutral, I added my favorites yellow wedges and fan fringe necklace to add some pops of color.
I found these shoes on the mark down over the summer at DSW, and I must admit, they are one of the most comfortable and cute pairs of shoes I own. I have never been much of a “yellow person,” but in the spirit of summer, I decided to get them. No regrets. They instantly elevate an outfit, plus they have allowed me to think and dress outside my comfort zone, AND I have had so many complements on them, which never hurts either 😉
This fan fringe is one of my favorite pieces I have ever gotten from Our World Boutique. I love that the colors are unique and that they are bright, cheery colors. I have included some additional ways I have styled this necklace from my instagram feed at the bottom of this post. Since I love my fan fringe necklace so much, Our World Boutique has graciously offered to give away one of their fan fringe necklaces to two of my instagram followers! Today is the last chance to enter, so be sure to hope over to my instagram account to see how to enter. All entries are due by 11:59pm EST on Thursday, October 10th. Winners will be announced Friday morning, and the winners will have a choice from all of the new fall colored fan fringes before they hit the Our World Boutique website! Such an amazing exclusive, please don’t miss out, head over to IG and enter now =)