February 6, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Double Dots







































I'm working on a fun project right now and this is what I wore to my "gig" on Friday. These shoes are comfy enough to be on my feet all day, and I wanted something playful and fashion-forward. The skirt is shiny, so I paired it with a matte chiffon material. I had on a brown patent belt first, but then decided that leopard is way more fun! Leopard is also a type of polka dot pattern, but on a larger scale so it felt like the perfect touch of whimsy. This skirt is a recent find and I love that the pleats give me some shape/curve to my boyish body type. Are you into mixing prints such as leopard and polka dots? What types of skirts work well for your body type?

Shirt: Old Navy, $20 (recent)
Skirt: Banana Republic, $15 (recent)
Belt: Urban Outfitters, $20
Shoes: Colin Stuart c/o MJR Sales, $17
Necklace: Stella & Dot
Ring: My Stella & Dot website, $49
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelet: My Stella & Dot website, $49


1. New York & Company pink pencil skirt, $34.95
2. Urban Outfitters pink pleated skirt, $49
3. Victoria's Secret pink pencil skirt, $49.50

34 comments:

  1. I just wore leopard and polka dots yesterday!
    http://whatiwore2day.blogspot.com/2012/02/spotted-cat.html

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  2. Love this look!  I can really only pull off a pencil skirt or a slight a-line - I've tried on many midi-skirts, full and twirly, and sadly they look awful on my shape.  Not working for the past two plus weeks, I really miss my pencil skirts!  I had just bought a new aqua-colored one that still has the tags on it.  Being a stay-at-home-mom doesn't lend itself to many pencil skirt-wearing opportunities, go figure.

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  3. Is this shirt on the Old Navy website? I can't seem to find it.

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  4. Love the belt! We need a belt tutorial, J! Will you do a post about picking the right belt? I am belt-stupid! I want to add this accessory to my wardrobe but I can't figure out when to go skinny and when to go thick and when to wear them high up and when to go natural waist. I see ladies wearing them on the outside of layered jackets and cardigans, so how do you do this without looking bulky? And then there's that "loop the end back through the belt" thing you do in your avatar. So many options! See why this needs a whole post with pictures and tips? Please? I went belt shopping one day and it just ended in frustration.

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  5. LOVE the poka dot top! It's a super cute outfit, yet mature and classy. 

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  6. Cute!  I have still not found a skirt that works well for my body type!  I seem to be able to find dresses, but I'm a bit thick in the middle and tend to carry weight in my tummy and I feel so dumpy and dowdy in skirts.  Let me know if you have any ideas!

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  7. I have that top and a similar skirt and was going to wear them together too! I'll be posting that look on my blog soon, so I'll let you know when! :)

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  8. beautiful outfit!
    http://thechicandhceapblog.blogspot.com/

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  9. "Leopard is also a type of polka dot pattern" ... pure genius! I can't believe I never saw that myself! It seems that your outfit works so well because of the similar hues in your shoes, belt, and top. Do you think it would work just as well if your top were white?

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  10. love your blouse!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  11. I love your outfit!! You find such great pieces at amazing prices. So jealous!

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  12. Love it!  I saved an inspiration photo from BR with the model wearing a polka dot skirt and hot pink shirt.  I love this even more and the leopard belt works so well.
     
    TinaSW:  J has a video somewhere on here about belting cardigans (she does several different types of belts and how to do the loop thing) that was very helpful to me.  Hopefully she’ll tell you where to find it.   

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  13. Oh, and I LOVE those shoes! I really need some nude pumps. I'm always wary of ordering shoes online - did you find that those ran true to size?

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  14. My jaw just dropped - I LOVELOVELOVE this oufit, head to toe, period! :))) I sooooo want to have this skirt, I also love this blouse and nude pumps, please pack those three and send them to me ;))
    As for the skirt type that works for me - well, I can't go wrong with A-line b/c I have narrow waste and hm, how to say, curvy enough hips (I'm size 2 but if I add few pounds, say during winter months, I don't like my hips, b/c all my weight goes right there!  When I'm satisfied with how they look I'm usually told that I'm too skinny everywhere else... but I don't like them to stick out too much, that typical "women body type") and not every pencil skirt fits me well - some types are too  big around my waste but too tight around hips... but here and there I come across a well cut pencil skirt that fits me perfectly everywhere, both waste and hips and I love how it looks on me :)

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  15. Thank you Ana! :-)

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  16. I usually stick to the same brands so the size will be somewhat predictable. Colin Stuart runs very true to size. I'm a 9.5, but they don't make that size (true for many brands) so I ordered a 10 and they are just a tad big! 

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  17. Thanks Kate! I'm partial to the ivory/off-white tones, but I think white would also be an acceptable substitute!

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  18. Check out this video I did on how to belt a cardigan - I also show you how to loop a belt! :-) http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2010/11/video-how-to-belt-cardigan_12.html

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  19. Stephanie_walter0409February 6, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Love the look!!

    I've been looking at the new Stella & Dot spring jewelry and am thinking about ordering some things.  Do you have any favorites or items that are on your wish list for spring from S&D?

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  20. That is a great tutorial! Here I was thinking I had to have two sets of belts in different sizes depending on where on my waist I was wearing them. Thanks!

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  21. Yay, so glad I could help! :-)

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  22. Funny you should ask because tomorrow I'm featuring my first outfit with the Indira necklace. That and the big emerald earrings where my two splurges! :-)

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  23. I really love the combo of polka dots, animal print in the belt, & pop of color in the skirt! This look is a homerun! Also, the neutral shoe is an elegant way to complete the look! Great post!

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  24.  Just that little "touch" of leopard pattern, (i.e., in your belt), with your *Super-Feminine* Outfit Details like............ the fuchsia pink and pleats of your glowing skirt............ the neckline/front ruffles of your lovely blouse............ your delicate Stella and Dot necklace............ and your demure nude heels............ well, the Restrained Contrast Of "JUNGLE" And "SUPER-FEMININE" here is simply............ *gorgeous*, J.!!

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  25. Honest opinion J, I have no clue what skirts look best with my body type anymore.  After having my babies, I realize that I've only ever dressed for a boyish figure and now I have no clue what skirts to wear for my post toddler pooch!  I've been wearing pleated A-lines but I totally miss pencil skirts!

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  26. ClassyfromnorthtosouthFebruary 7, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    I love this skirt! I saw itin purple i the store but but unfortunately they didn't have my size, hot pink is my favorite right now!

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  27. This is such a cute look!! So feminine and fun! I love that skirt and top-- I need them both! And I wouldn't have thought of pairing leopard and polka dots but that's a great idea! I'm going to remember that :) 

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  28. I love this outfit..esp the pink skirt :)

    xx
    Julie
    http://lovecardelia.blogspot.com/

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  29. I just bought the polka dot shirt at Old Navy for $7.99....I have worn it with jeans. Thanks for the skirt idea! Your blog is super fun. I found you through the Fitnessista. 

    Tanya
    Santa Barbara CA

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  30. I LOVE this outfit, amazing! So perfect and springy...which I guess is all the time in Florida ;) a little unrealistic currently for me here in Seattle, but definitely will use this for inspiration when the weather gets warmer!!

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  31. Love the pink! Don't you just adore the pleated skirts this season? So cute!

    -Anna
    theconfessionsofanewlywed.blogspot.com

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