9.24.2012

A Pencil & Dots





Sweater (Old Navy); Skirt (Limited); Shoes (Nine West);
Nicole Lai Photography

Its has become clear that I don't have enough polka dots in my life.  Admittedly they typically remind me of either a clown's bow tie or a 5 year old girl's birthday dress.  But polka dots have grown up and I'm falling in love with this pattern all over again. Not to mention that Polka is the Polish word for “Polish woman”. And so through polka dots I can honor my Polish roots... Grandma would be so proud :) 

68 comments:

Porcelain complexion said...

What a gorgeous outift, it's ladylike yet fun :)
Your Grandma would be proud indeed xo

Star Vogue said...

Great look!
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tiny dancer said...

Hehe I realized that I totally have an unhealthy obsession with polka dots! But seriously, they have always been my favorite pattern, but haven't always been around. I'm so glad they are everywhere now. And you're reminding me that I need to stop by old navy and check out what's in store :P Love the sweater!

Tasia

Theadorabletwo said...

Great sophisticated outfit! Loving the heels

Love Storm

Amy said...

love this color combo!

amy
Leopard and Lillies

City and Burbs said...

I love love love this outfit! I have this sweater in cream but no green skirt :-( Maybe I'll wear it with my cobalt blue one or maroon. hmmm..you've just inspired an outfit! (like so many other ones) Thanks!
xx,
Di

City and Burbs
OLD NAVY CARGO VEST GIVEAWAY!!!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

polka dots have definitely grown up and i love your pencil/dot combination. i will have to try that! hahaha you look lovely. have a great week!
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Coffee and Cardigans said...

Goodness, I love this! The polka dots are so utterly classic, yet I love how modern the colored pencil skirt makes this outfit feel. Definitely a new favorite! I'll have to keep this in mind for later!

Callie
www.coffeeandcardigans.com

the Queen City Style said...

I do have my one navy blue polka dot on white skirt from J. Crew that I wore the heck out of this summer, but that is about it. I am with you, not enough. This look is so fun and sophisticated... lovely my dear!

Jackie said...

I love your outfits more and more each time I visit your site! Seriously. I love this polka dot top mixed with your bold skirt. Such a wonderful combination!

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

You truly make your Polish roots proud with this polka dot beauty Heather....love how you made it polished (pun intended!) & fun!!

REBECCA
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Vang said...

I really like the pencil skirt look this season and the polka dots make the outfit even more fabulous and modern. It's a great outfit!

Nnenna said...

I love polka dots and the color of your skirt is so pretty!

Maria DaintyandDecadent said...

Embrace those polka dots! lol I have way too many polka dots in my closet :-/ Love this sweater with the green skirt!

Kristen said...

Love this sweater tucked in! Looks great with the green!

Bethie The Boo said...

You can never have too many polka dots in my book!! Or pencil skirts - I love this green one you have on!!

Rachel Lynne said...

I can't get enough polka dots and this sweater is so cute! I can't get over how great Old Navy's pieces are these days! Think I'm going to have to add this one to my collection! Also I am wearing a polka dot skirt today...and now I want to be wearing double dots ;) Cute green skirt too! We should have another doggie date soon :) :) :)

xoxo,
Rachel
Rachel’s Lookbook

TheTinyHeart said...

That sweater is soo cute! I've seen it on so many bloggers and I really want it. :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Sept. Group Giveaway!

Elana said...

This has to be one of my favorite looks of yours! As you know, I'm a sucker for polka dots so I absolutely love this sweater. And the color of this skirt I stellar!

Always Maylee said...

You look so pretty! And obviously, I have this same sweater. Love it on you! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Daniella said...

I love this look sweetie! Great sweater! :)

Take care,

Daniella xox

Daniella said...

I love this look sweetie! Great sweater! :)

Take care,

Daniella xox

Alexa said...

Oh wow. This look is gorgeous on you. And love the green paired with the polka dots! Stunning!

Go For The Glam said...

oh my! This look is amazing!!!! I love the polka dots with this emerald green skirt!!! I just love your style!!

go for the glam

newpetite said...

Love everything about this look! I was at ON this weekend and tried the sweater.. guess what.. the sweater almost blended with my skintone!! You look lovely!

Terry S said...

Totally love this look! Great contrast between the polka dots and the green skirt. Love it!

Whitney Cosgrave said...

love the green skirt! I've been looking for one like that.

Daniela Marques said...

i really love your outfit ! so pretty **

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Morgan Liti said...

Does anyone REALLY have enough polka dots in their life? I think the answer is no - because you can NEVER have too many polka dots in your life. :)

This outfit is adorable! Love it!

xo,
Morgan
seemomogo.blogspot.com

Kathleen Lisson said...

Wait until i tell my husband he can't make fun of my polka dots anymore because of Polish pride!

sara hevia said...

Love you dots top!lovely!:-)

Juneli said...

hahaha, love the post title, Heather, reminds me of my classroom days! You look amazing in polka dots, you polished Polish woman!!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Shea Sayers said...

Hey I didn't know that's what polka meant. Learn something new every day! I love this "grown up polka dots" look, it's so glam!

Fleur d'air said...

I love the way you wear that skirt...It's the perfect mix!

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Jacquelineand.... said...

I love that skirt; the emerald just pops!

I spotted a pair of navy blue and white polka dot heels the other day that made me thing of you. They had the loveliest red bows on the toes and looked so fun....and very un-twee.

Milana - FashionStyleAdvice said...

Great look! Love the polka dots and the skirt is just so perfect! You look stunning! x

Milana - FashionStyleAdvice said...

Great look! Love the polka dots and the skirt is just so perfect! You look stunning! x

Annie said...

Such a great look Heather! Love the neutral, black and green together :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

ashley said...

Love the polka dot sweater paired with that green skirt! You look SO fab!!

xo Ashley
http://www.ashnfashn.com

Jessica said...

this is a great look! nice enough for the office but still shows you have unique taste!

Jessica
www.jumpintopuddles.com

Chahrazad said...

Your skirt.. That is such a lovely color dear.

x
www.cherryfactor.blogspot.com

Diana Marks said...

lovely new look, dear!


LA By Diana Live Magazine

Allyssa said...

Love the sweater! And the skirt! Such a lovely outfit!

Rachel said...

This skirt fits you so well- love the pop of color, too!

Life Unsweetened

Olivia Moone said...

love this sweater! I have it in green and I am pretty sure I will pick this color up too because it is just perfect!!

oliviamoone.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I think you look so stylish! Polka dots have been my obsession for a while now! I love that sweater and I have the same way from ON in a different color! -Jessica L

THEJESSICALBLOG.COM

Katie- Hems for Her said...

I love the polka dots with this green skirt! Super posh!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

I may have to copy this entire outfit - I love the colors together, you look great!

Daisy Nguyen said...

That green pencil skirt is so FAB, and LOVE that you paired it with a polka dotty top!
XOXO
-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
http://psbananas.com

Diwata Luna said...

I don't know why but this look just works. :D And I'd love to wear it to work!

Bravoe Runway said...

Great outfit Heather! I love the skirt and went into the Limited today, they had 50% off 3 items from Facebook...but there wasn't anything in there I had to have....def didn't see this skirt.

becks said...

i love how you paired a neutral color sweater with a colorful skirt! looking lovely, as usual! x

www.beckspick.com

Jacquelineand.... said...

Pssst, btw, there's a surprise for you on my blog!

t said...

That skirt is a fantastic colour!

http://initialed.blogspot.com

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

OK, I really love this outfit. And you're so pretty and statuesque; you carry it off beautifully! So glad to have discovered your lovely blog, and thank you so much for popping by mine; let's follow each other? :)

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

I lvoe that sweater! I've got to get some polka dots in my life :)

Renae said...

Yup - a modeling agency should be knocking your door down. Yes!!!!

JanM ♥ said...

I LOVE your sweater!

xo,
janmloves.blogspot.com

Danavee said...

NNEEEED THIS SWEATER!!!!!!!!! Love that color combo!

Giovanna said...

Cute look! Loving your skirt and sweater!

xx
giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Thrifted Shift said...

You look great! I love this outfit! Go Polka!

Kat said...

Really??? I didn't know that.

To anyone who thinks polka dots are juvenile, make them black and Oreo size and put them on a sophisticated tan sweater.

Phuong Stanyer said...

Polka dots are so cute. That's a very lovely outfit. :)

~Phuong
http://classypeach.blogspot.com/

Julia said...

Those shoes are perfect. I notice they are a classic shape and the heel height it not outrageous. I shouldn't have been surprised when I read that they're Nine West! I'm always drawn to Nine West shoes! :)

Julia

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

I am such a HUGE polka dot fan of late. too!

Great look! One of your best!

http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

Laura said...

Cute classic combination here - love the dots with the pencil skirt!

Alexia Knick said...

Lately I've been loving polka dots. I'd totally wear this whole look. Love the pop of green :)

Charlotte Sparkle said...

Great outfit, love the top and skirt and how good are those colours together.

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