polka dot

ah, it’s like a breath of fresh air to be back at home and fully settled, taking my daily outfit pictures on the rooftop again! this is the little outfit i put together for the hair party i mentioned in my last post. and to be perfectly honest, i threw this together because all of my laundry was in dirty piles on the floor and these were some of the only clean clothes i had available to wear. but i’ve said this before: laundry day is often the most creative day for me because i don’t have all of my go-to items available. that means i’m forced to think outside of the box and experiment with something a little bit different than what i might normally wear.

cream bb dakota blouse, courtesy of modcloth
navy and cream polka dot dress, forever 21
brown skinny belt, urban outfitters
brown tights, american apparel
blimey oxfords in cognac, courtesy of seychelles

45 Responses to polka dot

  1. amanda February 22, 2010 at 11:42 pm #

    super cute and very creative. i love that dress!!

  2. ANA February 22, 2010 at 11:44 pm #

    Love it! I'm obsessed with polka dots right now and looking for the perfect piece.

    – Ana

  3. L'armadio del delitto February 22, 2010 at 11:45 pm #

    I just love your polka dot dress!

  4. mila February 23, 2010 at 12:06 am #

    That is one pretty cute dress! i also like your hair:)


  5. Bree February 23, 2010 at 12:06 am #

    Cute outfit! I love how you layered a blouse under your dress.

  6. Eli February 23, 2010 at 12:18 am #

    love your hair and the post below!

    I really like this combo of the tights and matching shoes, its so chic

  7. libys11 February 23, 2010 at 12:21 am #

    aaahhh i love how you worked around with the prints and patterns plus the brown tights!!! :D i love it! :D

  8. juliamarisa February 23, 2010 at 12:47 am #

    i really like the shape of the dress and how you've styled it, but since its such a pure navy it doesn't seem to go as well with the muted tones of your top and tights. but that could very easily be me just being picky.

  9. lkfeely February 23, 2010 at 12:48 am #

    i love this outfit! the polka dot dress is adorable, and so is the blouse underneath.


  10. M. February 23, 2010 at 12:50 am #

    I love when you wear those tights and shoes together, they look so great with anything!

    lovelove, M.

  11. Lemondrop Marie February 23, 2010 at 12:52 am #

    Love that great pair of tights with that dress, it's a fabulous brown.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    Happy Chinese New Year giveaway

  12. the Citizen Rosebud February 23, 2010 at 1:02 am #

    sweet as pie!

  13. Tanya Patrice February 23, 2010 at 1:17 am #

    Love how you did the dress with the tights. I have a polka dot dress too and never even thought about introducing another color!

  14. Capricioustraveler February 23, 2010 at 1:22 am #

    Love this outfit!

  15. Polina February 23, 2010 at 2:07 am #

    i don't normally comment but i love your outfit today!cute combination!! x

  16. crispybenfranklin February 23, 2010 at 2:33 am #

    This is really great. Love the combination!

  17. Caroline February 23, 2010 at 2:33 am #

    This is really creative and unique!

    Caroline of Red Glasses

  18. Clare February 23, 2010 at 2:37 am #

    This is darling! I love how the colors of the tights and shoes create one uninterrupted line.

  19. Ally,The Vintage Valley February 23, 2010 at 2:53 am #

    gorgeous top!!! love this whole look

  20. Rosie February 23, 2010 at 2:57 am #

    Great layering! I need to try putting a shirt under a dress at some point!

  21. Jasmine February 23, 2010 at 3:01 am #

    thank god for laundry days!! i just did laundry last night too and it feels really good to have all my go-to pieces back :) but i totally agree with you–this week was pretty hard for me hehe :) you look darling erin! i love the photos from the hair party too! you make me want to change my bob into something more dramatic!

  22. suzy February 23, 2010 at 3:37 am #

    i love it, it's simply adorable :)

  23. if i haver February 23, 2010 at 3:42 am #

    Great look! I have some strapless dresses that I'd love to wear, but it's been too cold..maybe I'll try something like this! Thanks for the inspiration.

  24. Natalya's Closet February 23, 2010 at 5:33 am #

    i love this outfit, such a great combo of patterns! xoxo

  25. Bird Trouble February 23, 2010 at 5:57 am #

    love the polka dots and the lace top put together!

  26. Delightfully Tacky February 23, 2010 at 6:11 am #

    That modcloth top has to be one of my absolute favorites. Love it! I love how you combined everything here.

  27. Ivan McK February 23, 2010 at 7:44 am #

    That is an adorable look and I love the contrast that the belt/tights/shoes give with the polka dots. "Laundry Day" definitely appears to be fashion-friendly fun in your house.


  28. Xavi February 23, 2010 at 8:12 am #

    nice and cute!!!

  29. megannielsen February 23, 2010 at 9:11 am #

    Ahhh this is so cute! You're putting all of our laundry day outfits to shame!

  30. Daisy February 23, 2010 at 10:55 am #

    I really like this outfit, s lovely !

  31. Nadia Kamballa February 23, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    The blouse is so lovely, love how you mix it with the dress and tights..


  32. casey February 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm #

    I have to admit, each of your "laundry day" outfits that you've shown I love! I think this one is my favorite; I love the contrast of the delicate lace top against the tailored polka dot dress–a really beautiful combination!

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

  33. Veronique February 23, 2010 at 1:10 pm #

    so beautiful outfit!

  34. alexandra February 23, 2010 at 2:07 pm #

    well, aren't you amazing!? i love your face. xx alexandra

  35. Dirty Hair Halo February 23, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    Genius layering with the top and dress. And I like how you've been color blocking with those heels and tights lately.

    The sky always looks so pretty in your pictures. I constantly miss the Bay Area. I'm a San Francisco transplant to Minnesota. Shockingly 30 degrees is a nice winter day now for me. I never thought I'd adjust!

    Enjoy your pretty CA sky!


  36. bestie February 23, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    Wow laundry day works for you! This is PERFECT. The pattern-mixing is just genius. <3

  37. Draft of Vintage February 23, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    Love the polka dots and am coveting the oxfords. You're outfits are so unique and cleverly put together, I'm always inspired after reading your blog- it makes me excited to move out to California and enjoy the sunshine!

  38. futurelint February 23, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

    what sweet layering and I love the unexpected color of the tights you chose!

  39. reckless daughter February 23, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    love this! for some reason it reminds me of miu miu ss2010. anyhow, tres belle!

  40. Jessica February 23, 2010 at 6:43 pm #

    I really love this look. The femininity of the lace and polka dots go really well together.

  41. alice wayne February 23, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    i think you look just fantastic!

    hang cool teddy bear.


  42. Bia February 23, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    super creative ! I loved the dress. And I really need this shoes ! xoxo,


  43. Angela February 23, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    adorable..love the combo and the polka dots..

  44. Mommy February 24, 2010 at 4:18 am #

    I love the way you layered up the strapless dress- I am about to tackle this topic for a reader question in Glamour's q+a page, and this is definitely giving me some food for thought xx jenny feldman

  45. Taylor Sterling February 24, 2010 at 5:36 am #

    beautiful and unique!! xo

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