March 8, 2011

D-D-D-Dotty

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{Top: Limited, Skirt: Banana Republic, Cardigan: Martin & Osa, Belt: J Crew, Boots: Steve Madden}

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Things are bound to be a bit dotty today. In fact, I think I'll make dotty my go to saying for the day. In lieu of using the word crazy let's just go with dotty, okay? Crazy Dotty seems to be the word to describe my week. Between a battle with a cold, moving, moving some more, unpacking, and condensing I feel like my wheels have been spinning a bit out of control. If my business trip hadn't been pushed back I'm sure I would be going flipping dotty right about now. But today is not about my wide variety of issues, it's about the dots! The polka dots!


You may remember this top from my 30 for 30. It's my lone polka dot piece so I hope you don't mind me re-wearing it so quickly {if you do just close your eyes, okay?}. You know, I could have sworn I had more polka dots in my closet. But it turns out I just have a lot of shirts with circles, not dots, certainly not polka dots. Seeing as I'm still navigating between heaping piles and containers of clothes I opted to go with simple black. I've been wearing more color lately so it was refreshing to do something a bit different. Sure it's not the most creative choice, but it's simple and classic. I figure it at least gives the allusion that I am not going dotty on the inside. Here's to having my life a little bit more organized tomorrow.


If you need more dots head over to Everybody, Everywear and prepared to be inspired.

Polka Dots | Everybody, Everywear

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54 comments:

  1. I'm really loving all these polka dots this morning! You look gorgeous :)

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  2. I really love polka dots, don't know why I don't own anything with polka dots :( Too bad, I really wanted to participate! x

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  3. AfashionfixationMarch 8, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    Perfect outfit for polka dot day! I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with at Everybody, Everywear.

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  4. Good luck with this move. This look is clean and fresh, cute!

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  5. You look great! Very chic and put-together, and the studded belt is really flattering with this outfit.

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  6. i am that top's biggest fan! sure, that may sound creepy and weird, but it's true!

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  7. I love the ruffled blouse coming out from the cardigan, it's so fun!

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  8. polka dots AND ruffles?? LOVE!
    although i'm not sure i even have anything with dots in my 30/30.
    i might have to sit this one out :(

    monique
    www.yogaandpencilskirts.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh I LOVE how you have just a tiny peek of dots. Very cute! Hope the dotty week calms down a bit soon :)

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  10. i love this outfits! one of my favorites of yours for sure. thanks for inspiring me!

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  11. It's a simple and and super chic polka dot outfit, love it!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  12. I love monochromatic outfits. There is a simple elegance to them.

    P.S. I can't believe how put together your new place looks. Way to go!

    North Meets South

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  13. DylanainwonderlandMarch 8, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    You look so chic! Love this!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  14. Moving makes me want to die! At least you are looking super cute in the midst of your dotty week!

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  15. This outfit is beautiful!! Absolutely love it!
    If you get a chance check out my blog! I am new to this and any pointers will be great!!

    http://smalltowngirlfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  16. I really like this look, basic but put together well. I scoured my closet for some polka dots today and am sad to report I own none! I was sure there was something with polka dots hanging out in the back of my closet, but I was wrong. I know what I'll be looking for next shopping day.

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  17. Adorable outfit. As someone already said, basics, but very well put together and with just the perfect amount of flair and spunk with that shirt.

    P.S. I see those Twilight books on your bookshelf, and excellent taste in TV shows. Lost, OC and Mad Men? I approve.

    http://kateolmstead.com

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  18. cute ruffle on the blouse!

    www.keepfashion.wordpress.com

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  19. yay dots and yay twilight;)

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  20. This outfit is simple but really classy i love it ;)
    http://www.everybodyeverywear.com/challenges/view/polka-dots

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  21. Man, I wanted a shirt like this to magically appear in my closet so I could wear something like this. Alas. I will just live through you!

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  22. That top is so cute! I hear you on the crazy week. At least I've gotten the "coming down with bronchitis" part of it mostly out of the way. Here's hoping it only gets better.

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  23. Love that top. It is a cute touch of dots for your classic outfit. You look great!

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  24. I just love the ruffles on this polka dot top. If there were ever a polka dot blouse to own, this is the one. It looks fantastic with the black, I support your decision to skip the colour.

    http://classicnoise.blogspot.com

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  25. Bummer you didn't have any polka dots. Maybe next time?

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  26. Thanks! It's been a fun day seeing everyone's outfits.

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  27. Thanks Elizabeth! I'm partial to this belt, one of my favorites.

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  28. Thanks! Things are slowly returning to normal :)

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  29. Thanks Erica! The kitchen area is by far the most put together. My bedroom on the other hand - still a disaster.

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  30. Moving is such a pain! Hopefully I won't be doing it again for quite a long time.

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  31. No polka dots? Bummer. Maybe you'll have next month's item - whatever that is!

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  32. Ha! Good eye Kate! And of course thanks for your approval ;)

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  33. This shirt may have magical powers. Maybe the kinda that could ship itself for a swap?

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  34. We definitely both are on the neutrals wave length! I love this.

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  35. I think the all-black is refreshing actually. Maybe that makes me morbid or something I don't know, but it IS a super chic combo that gets passed over all too often. Lovely, lady. I mean Dotty.

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  36. You are so adorable! How ARE you just finding me? And how am I just finding YOU? :) Thank you for your shiny little comment at my silly blog. And I love how genuinely happy you look in each of your 30 for 30 pictures. adorbs.

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  37. VERY classic and elegant. Love the look. Ruffles and dots. Simple black and never goes out of style. Your remixes were awesome too. Love the pics down the side of your blog.

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  38. just became a follower - love your blog! thanks for all the great inspiration for my work wardrobe. xo kendall

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  39. I love the little bit of ruffles and dots sticking out, so feminine! Also, I have to say that I love the DVD and book collection behind you!

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  40. SUPER cute polka ruffles!! What a fun day this has been.....Ive loved taking part in this day..today was my first #EBEW post...I'll definitely be doing another one in the future...following your blog :)

    Stop by and say Hello:)
    Statements in Fashion Blog♥

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  41. SO CUTE liz! a polka dotted ruffle shirt? *swoon* adorable.
    annnnd...yuck on packing/unpacking. there's always that box (or, in my case, 18 boxes) that you don't want to pack because it's a bunch of miscellaneous junk...and you don't want to UNpack them for the same reason, either. good luck with everything in all your dottiness. :)
    -brittney
    http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com

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  42. Your blouse is so cute peeking out of your cardi!

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  43. Simple, classic, and lovely! Good luck with packing/unpacking- it looks like you've made a great start! I kinda feel like I just never want to move ever again now, but I think that just means I should get rid of more stuff.

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  44. Gabby / Gypsy*DiariesMarch 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Loving your top! Greetings from a fellow polka girl from EBEV! :D
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

    P.S: I'm giving away a $500 FOLEY + CORINNA bag for my blog's Birthday! Would love to see you joining the fun! :D

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  45. good polka dot choice. I have not done "simple black" in a while. Maybe I should try it!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  46. great outfit! I love the ruffled polkadots!

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  47. orchidsinbuttonholesMarch 10, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    I love that detail of the ruffle polka-dot blouse beneath the cardigan. Good luck with moving! That's so stressful, even when you're not dealing with a cold. Hang in there! (And thank you for organizing EBEW!)

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  48. Oooh, maybe! If only I had anything worthy of swapping in return!

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  49. I LOVE your shirt and the entire outfit, so cute!!!

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  50. You always look so chic and pulled together! Great look. I hope your week is going better! TGIF!

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