Thursday, March 6, 2014

Long Lost Dots


Today I am teaming up with Elle from Living in Color Style and Jacqueline from Stylin' in St.Louis to showcase three different polka dot print inspirations and outfit ideas. I love how we all chose to wear our skinny denim and black sunnies! Blogger ESP right there! These girls are fabulous and I adore their style. Be sure to swing by their blogs to see more of their dynamic dots! Over the next few days, if you sport anything polka dot related, be sure to link up below and make some new friends!

Forever 21 Polka Dot Blazer (option here and here) // Forever 21 Stripe Blouse (option here and here) // Xhiliration Chambray (option here and here) // Dittos Skinny Jeans c/o // Banana Republic Wellies (option here) // Massi Stripe Tote c/o (another option here) // Lilac Bijoux Rose Necklace c/o sold out (option here and here

Any excuse to slip on red wellies is a good one in my book. We had sheets of ice here in Austin earlier this week, but it melted faster than the time it took to form. Wet grounds and chilly air called for wellies. Right? Right.

It turned out to be a beautiful day, but I still needed to wear a few light layers to keep warm. I buttoned up my trusty chambray and layered it with a sleeveless stripe blouse. Because today's collaboration is all about polka dots, I completed the style with a blazer that I have owned for over a year and embarrassingly enough, almost forgot about. It's just another reason I love blogging and teaming up with other ladies to highlight a certain style theme. Thanks to Elle and Jacqueline, I rediscovered a crammed little jewel hiding between two other blazers. Victory!

Shanna

35 comments:

Alice Warren said...

I am absolutely in love this this outfit!!! I am a huge fan of polka dot & stripes and love how you worked it in with your bag too.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

CanVirRies MTC said...

oooh! love love the red boots! all three styles are perfect and personal favorite is Stylin in St.Louis. Gorgeous always Shanna :)
xoxo

prettyanddelectable said...

Cute polka dots! Your husband is doing a great job with the photos... such pretty lighting and bokeh!

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Love the mix of polka dots and stripes, so cute.

Susan Jeffries said...

This is fabulous! I love how you paired the sleeveless tee with the chambray - great idea!! It is still freezing here so that is a great option for me! Susan

Nina Piccini said...

I love your pattern mixing!! the red and black is so classic edgy too- just gorgeous, as usual :)

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish

Whitney and Blaire said...

I love the layers, and your messy bun is adorable.
xo,Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Kayla MKOY said...

Polka dots are my fav! Loving your necklace, too!

PS - want to know why you're one of my favorites? Not only are you insanely adorable, but your blog speaks SO much about you. Your gorgeous fashion sense, and little snippets of your life, including the accomplishments, and the struggles. You keep it real, unlike a lot of other fashion bloggers. Love ya, ma'am!

Maggie Frost said...

I love how cheery this look is! You can never go wrong with stripes and polkadots!

xo. Maggie

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

This blazer is completely adorable! I love how you layered with stripes too. I want this entire outfit!!

Susan Liberatore said...

The cutest! Love this.

Amy said...

Such a cute look! Love your blazer!

xo Amy
www.urbanfrill.com

Becky M said...

Polka dots are my fav! Love the rain boots!

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TheTinyHeart said...

I'm wearing dots and stripes today too! It's such a fun combo, isn't it?

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Caitlin C said...

You have perfected the mixing of prints. This doesn't look so intimidating to me, I love it! I think I'll take the plunge this weekend, thanks for the perfect inspiration!

Caitlin C
withpearlsandastethoscope.blogspot.com

Shannon Rice said...

You girls all look great in your polka dots! I'm loving all the different patterns and textures in your outfit. Great styling!

Shannon
Clothes & Quotes

Helene in Between said...

that's too cute how you all matched with the skinny jeans and black sunglasses! i love polka dots! they just make me happy!

Leaving the Corner & Dipping My Toes said...

As usual I love your outfits and that little lone star on the fence, I know it wasn't planned, but you can't stop loving Texas :)

Natalia
http://leavingthecorneranddippingmytoes.blogspot.com/

Darcy said...

In love with your pattern mixing and layering here! I love pattern mixing, but have never thought to put a striped shirt underneath my polka dot blazer. Will have to remember that!
www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

Madeline Mihaly said...

that polka dot blazer is adorable, especially paired with the black and white stripes

Maddy
http://cassidylou.com

Sarah said...

love the shirt and that jacket! I can't believe you almost forgot about it, it's too cute to forget about!

Chelsea Oliver said...

I love the dotted outfit inspirations! Polka dots were my staple trend in high school, but my wardrobe is severely lacking in them recently. Now I need to find some again lol

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Ashleigh said...

I love the last photo with your hair lit up like a golden halo. Very pretty!
-ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Caroline said...

One of my favorite prints! I love the way all of you styled it - so cheerful!

Sarah said...

Love the idea of the blouse over the chambray, genius my friend!

Kellyann Rohr said...

I love your outfit!!! You are too cute!

Ashli in Little Rock said...

I love the dots and stripes together too - great job! Have you or would you please do a how-to blog how your cute up-do's? I know there are tons of YouTube videos but I'd like to see how YOU do it since your up-do's always look great. THX!

Sasa Zoe said...

Polka dots are super cute! Love your outfits:) <3

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evukmir said...

LOVING the stripes with polka dots. such a fun combo.

xoxo, elena michelle
www.anewyorkloveaffair.com

Stylin' In St. Louis said...

I am so glad you co-hosted with us this week! You styled polka dots with perfection!
xo,
Jacqueline
stylininstlouis.com

OccasionallyAJ said...

Girl, I'm totally going to copy this look! And yes, cold and melting ice means wellies for sure.

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Franziska said...

the picture quality in this post is *insert thumbs up emoji here*

:)

fleurani said...

you couldnt look any cuter Shanna, pattern mix at its best and those red raining boots are just the most stylish I have ever seen :-)

ani
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I love the way you styled your polka dots! This outfit is fantastic!

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