June 22, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Work It













































I've been doing tons of casual looks lately, so I decided to share a work look today! I was smitten with these polka dots on Pinterest, and they inspired me to put this combo together from my closet. I (obviously) didn't follow the formula exactly, so the good news is that you can do the same in your own closet! Try mixing a lace bottom with a pastel polka dot top, or a polka dot top with a pastel bottom. Also - I think my necklace might be too busy for some personal preferences, but my style definitely tends to fall on the accessory-heavy side. I like using them to put my personal stamp on looks, and the touch of mint up top gives this look an Anthro vibe. Which way would you wear it?

Inspiration photo: Pinterest (Sunday Crossbow)
Top: Old Navy, $20
Skirt: LOFT, $55 (similar, similar, similar)
Belt: Joe's Jeans c/o Marshall's, $20 (same belt)
Purse: Calvin Kelin/TJ Maxx, $120 (similar)
Shoes: Colin Stuart c/o Colin Stuart, $17 (similar, similar)
Necklace: Charlotte Russe, $9 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Ring: My Stella & Dot website $49
Left bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $32
Right bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and Kohl's $9


1. Piperlime top, $25.99
2. Forever 21 top, $19.80
3. Alloy top, $36.90
4. Macy's top, $34.99
5. ModCloth top, $37.99

51 comments:

  1. I'm really loving this look today!! and I actually just bought a polka dot shirt yesterday : )

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  2. These hues are so pretty and work so well on you!  I love the ruffly top :-)

    Maria
    www.daintyanddecadent.com

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  3. I love it!  I love the inspirations photo's lace/dot combo too.  I've had a sleeveless sheer polka dot top in my closet for a couple months now.  Looking for the right blazer to make it work appropriate!

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  4. That statement necklace is fantastic. I'm a huge fan of the mint colors this season. 

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  5. i am a new reader and as it turns out have been looking for you MY WHOLE LIFE. your blog is UHmazing and the style and affordability that you are showing off makes my heart happy. in other news, i LOVE the necklace and think it is perfect for breaking up what could have become a too flesh-toned upper half. never. stop. blogging.

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  6. Polina BulgakovaJune 22, 2012 at 9:33 AM

     like polka dot blouse!lovely!

    Polly with love
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  7. Amy @ Leopard and Lillies.comJune 22, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Love the look as you styled it!

    Amy
    www.LeopardandLillies.com

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  8. i looooooove this look! and i think the necklace is the perfect pop of color on top!

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  9. Constanze SchmittJune 22, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Beautiful outfit, look great! ♥

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  10. I love this! The colors are beautiful !!

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  11. I'm really liking your shirt a lot for this look, and I am obsessed with that inspiration photo!  I want her top and skirt!  

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  12. HappinessatmidlifeJune 22, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Adorable combo. I have this top and love this combo. You are opening my eyes in more colors to use with it.

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  13. I really like this color combination!  I like how you used a solid skirt with the polka dot top, which is also the way I would wear it!

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  14. jseverydayfashionJune 22, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Yay, thank you so much for your sweet note and welcome to the blog! :-)

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  15. Great combination.  It's looks very nice.  

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  16. I pinned this inspiration photo on Pinterest as well.  I love the vintage look of the outfit and her peep toe shoes.  Your version is definitely more modern and hip and I like to color combination and the polka dots.  I appreciate the work look today, I'm always looking for inspiration for work wear.

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  17. I've had this pinned forever too, it's such a cute look.  I really like your take on it too, it's a great work-friendly outfit!

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  18. See - this is why I love your blog. I actually have that top! And the most creative I have gotten with it was wearing it with white shorts. I tend to be very "matchy-matchy". Black shirt, black shoes. Navy polka dots, navy skirt. You have really opened my eyes and I am trying new color and pattern combos now. Thank you!

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  19. gorgeous combination of classics here!
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  20. I love that you added the turquoise necklace, love it!

    Lindsay @ LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  21. Love this outfit!  And I love your blog.  I hope to put some of your beautiful fashion choices into motion soon.  I worked in a super casual office but was recently laid off.  I'm hoping I'll be able to dress up a bit more with my next job.  I know I'll be utilizing your blog throughout the transition!  Keep it up!  

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  22. jseverydayfashionJune 22, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Thank you! And so sorry to hear about your job! When I got laid off about a year ago, it turned out to be a huge blessing in disguise. I hope the same rings true for you! Good luck with your search! :-)

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  23. I love the look and I love the necklace! It has just the right amount of color to make it pop and it matches your skirt so perfect! I really think something would be missing if you didn't wore the necklace. Great job. But I think the belt looks nicer in the inspiration picture. Usually, I like the way you belt it, but it's more casual cool and doesn't match the chic work look, in my opinion. Also well done with the neutral accessories. :-)

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  24. This is such a subtle and fantastic color combo.  Very sophisticated.  And I love the necklace with it.  

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  25. Nice style! I love all your outfits!!!
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  26.  Thank you so much - I believe/hope this will be the case.  :)

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  27. J, I really love your take on this adorable look. You look very professional, yet this outfit does have some fun to it. I have missed seeing your work outfits, and I would definitely wear this look! 

    I have had this pinned forever and actually follow the blog it is originally from! She has a ton of great, classic looks! Here's the link if you would like: http://sundaycrossbow.blogspot.com/2011/08/mint-condition.html. 

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  28. BiggestlittleblogJune 22, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    I just think you are the cutest! Love all your picks too, loving the polka dots!

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  29. I love the polka dot top and the necklace is so cute!


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  30. Omg I love your outfit so much better! Nicely done!

    russellandrose.blogspot.com

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  31. Love your outfit!! I am loving the polka dot shirts, thanks for all the options! I need to order one this weekend! Your newest follower and found you via Classy with a Side of Syle! Can't wait to read more!

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  32. love it! :)

    Smile On:)...Classy Pam

    http://classypam.blogspot.com

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  33. I would kill for a job where I could dress like your work outfits! I'm working on that :) ...

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  34. I really like this outfit - I'm so excited that polka dots are back in since I just love them. I agree, the necklace maybe isn't necessary, but its simple enough that it still looks good with this outfit. 

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  35. jseverydayfashionJune 23, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    Thank you Andrea, and welcome to the blog! :-)

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  36. jseverydayfashionJune 23, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    Thank you Kelsey!  I added the link to the post. That's my least favorite thing about Pinterest, sometimes the attribution gets lost. 

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  37. J I LOVE your blog so much! I look at it daily :) And I flip through it when I need inspiration for outfits. Since I started reading your blog, my closet has probably doubled lol. You made me realize my love for skirts, dresses, cardigans, belts and wedges. I love your work outfits so much!

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  38. jseverydayfashionJune 23, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Thanks Kemi! :-)

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  39. This is one of my favorite looks so far.  And the necklace is amazing!  The color pops perfectly.  

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  40. What a great outfit and perfect for work. Great color combination. 

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  41. I just love the colors in this outfit! So pretty!

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  42. Gorgeous outfit. Very understated but still has some personality!

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  43. I LOVE this look.  The necklace is my favourite part!!

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  45. Such a cute dress! You look amazing :)
     

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  46. I love both your look and the inspiration.  I think the inspirational look would be better on the weekends, and I would definitely wear yours to work!

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  47. love this, I would totally wear this to work!

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  48. This is one my favorite outfits that you've posted! I am always afraid mixing colors, but you do it so well!
    You usually tuck your shirts in(I never do). How do you choose which shirts to tuck-in and which to leave out?
    -Stacy

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  49. jseverydayfashionJune 28, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    Thanks Stacy! It's not so much the shirt, as it is the bottom I'm wearing with the shirt. i like leaving loose tops out when I'm wearing skinny jeans, but with a pencil skirt I usually need to either tuck the shirt or belt it to avoid it looking sloppy. This also has to do with my body type, though. If I had a larger bust size, this XS shirt would actually be filled out how it is intended, and it likely wouldn't need to be tucked. It's loose though, so either tucking or a belting is needed if I'm wearing this top with a pencil skirt. Hope this helps!

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  50. I love the muted colors!
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  51. Thanks! Maybe I'll be really "brave" and tuck my shirt in tomorrow! Ha!
    -Stacy

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