July 16, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Polka Dot Shorts


Tiffani Amber Thiessen, I see your adorable outfit and I raise it one pair of fun polka dot shorts! You know those purchases that are just instant yeses? These shorts were it for me. I actually did a little dance in the dressing room I love them so much, and at less than $20? Pshhh, no brainer. I love mixing polka dots right now, so I decided to use my new shorts in place of the inspiration photo's solid shorts. I added a navy blazer and a brown bag for day, and wound up wearing this to a brief appearance at the most recent Lady Bloggers meet-up last week (I got in a fender bender so I missed most of it, boo). Would you ever wear polka dot shorts?

Inspiration photo: InStyle
Navy blazer: Gap, $75 (similar)
Shirt: LOFT, $20
Shorts: Old Navy, $16.50 - click the "Regular" tab to shop them in nutmeg
Shoes: Restricted/Endless, $40 (similar, similar)
Purse: Emma Fox c/o Ross, $60 (similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot website, $59
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Rings: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $49
Left bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $32
Right bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $39

1. Charlotte Russe shirt, $24.99
2. Alloy shirt, $36.90
3. Alloy shirt, $26.90
4. Forever 21 shirt, $15.80
5. Forever 21 shirt, $19.80

51 comments:

  1. you look gorgeous and i love the polka dot shorts!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  2. So cute, love how you styled these!  I got the sailboat shorts and polka dot crops from Old Navy and love them :)

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  3. So cute, J. I LOVE the mix of the different neutrals, black polka dots, brownish-nutmeg shorts, navy blazer, brown bag & shoes.. the perfect mix :) Thank you so much for continuing to amp up the style for those of us who need a little pick-me-up. Love!

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  4. I would totally rock polka dots shorts. I would have gone with a solid top though. Love the mix of colors. Navy is one of my favorite! 

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  5. I would wear polka dot shorts all day every day if I could get away with it :-)  Love your interpretation!

    Maria
    www.daintyanddecadent.com

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  6. I have to say that I truly love those shorts too!  They are a great item for you and suit you so well!  

    http://easyoutfitsbypip.blogspot.com

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  7. I am all about polka dots right now, so I'm loving this look!  Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  8. pretty little thingsJuly 16, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    love how you mixed prints here! looks great! xo

     http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  9. I have those same shorts in green and black (they were in sale for $12 each so why not). But I had no idea what one would wear with the brown ones! Great outfit!

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  10. Love this look!  I got those same shorts in the black with white dots, and I LOVE them!  Might have to try some camel paired with them for a similar look to yours.

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  11. I would basically wear anything if it involved polka dots.  Love this outfit.

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  12. Ohhh I love this outfit!  I have been loving all the polka dots that are popping up everywhere!  What a great idea to pair polka dots with more polka dots!   :) Can never have enough! Great deal for those shorts J!!! I would wear polka dots in any form or shape!

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  13. I like the original better. Too much going on in your outfit.

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  14. i bought these EXACT shorts after i started reading your blog a few weeks ago. now i try to take your eye with me whenever i shop and i am thrilled that i was right about these. your blog blog is seriously my fashion bible. 

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  15. I love your polka dot shorts, and they make the outfit even better! I just DIYed a pair and can't wait to wear them too! 

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  16. Love polka dots and your legs look amazing in these shorts - love it when I find pieces that I know instantly are 'me'.  I have my eye on a polkadot denim shirt right now...
    ♥ ThankFifi 

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  17. jseverydayfashionJuly 16, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Too funny!! These were an instant "yes" for me - you know me too well. ;-)

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  18. love me some polka dots - and I agree, you have GREAT legs girl!!!!

    sarahsavvystyle.com

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  19. Loving the shorts! What a great idea for a site. 

    Hopefully I will see some of your items on becauseishoptoomuch.com one day ;)

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  20. I don't know how this is possible, but those nutmeg shorts make your legs look even tanner :)
    Love the mixing of the polka dots J

    Lindsay @LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  21. I love this outfit and I JUST bought the black and white polka dots shorts from ON and LOVE them. They didn't have the nutmeg when I was there, but now I must look for them. Great outfit!

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  22. This look is incredible!! I love it! I would have never ever thought that these shorts work with this shirt. And I would have never bother to even try it out, I'm really stunned, it's an amazing combination and I'd def. wear this look! The shorts are adorable, the polka dots are really sweet.  The shoes and blazer are the perfect addition to this lovely look, I love it. Great choice, I admire your sense of style, especially when it comes to mixing prints like that! I like your interpretation a lot more then the look in your inspiration photo! :-)

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  23. I love print mix. I'd totally rock those shorts!

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  24. I love the polka dot shorts! I don't usually wear shorts but something like these I would definitely put on - so adorable and ladylike!

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  25. I love the shorts! If I had polka dot shorts, I don't know I would even know how to wear them but you pulled it off effortlessly!

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    xoxo
    http://twentyysomething.blogspot.ca/2012/07/sparklers.html

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  26. Totally love polka shirts. <3
    Really a nice outfit. Looks almost like eachother.

    x
    www.cherryfactor.blogspot.com

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  27. I loved the inspiration photo when I first saw it and I love how you recreated it! I so want those shorts but they don't come in my size :(

    www.daisyraeboutiqe.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  28. CoffeebeansandbobbypinsJuly 16, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    Awesome pattern mixing! Love it!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  29. Very cute outfit and I LOVE that handbag!!!

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  30. I would indeed!  Especially after seeing how you rock them!

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  31. Yes, I love anything that has polka dots! Just bought a cute new polka dot dress today!!!

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  32. You nailed that look, even down to the necklace! Good job!
    Niki
    www.fashionatforty.blogspot.com

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  33. Rebecca MacdonaldJuly 17, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    I bought those shorts on clearance for $6 a couple weeks ago. I couldn't decide if I liked them or what to wear them with. Dang. Should have kept them. Returned last week.

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  34. The neutrals/earth tones - (in your really pretty and very chic outfit!!) - almost seem as if they're all ............ *stylishly softened* ............ by circles and/or ovals: 

    One  R.o.u.n.d.  gold button ............ on each of the sleeves of your navy blazer;  (plus two additional gold buttons on the left front). 
    R.o.u.n.d.-and-O.v.a.l. black dots ............ on your white shirt. 
    An  O.v.a.l.  Labradorite stone ............ on your pendant necklace. 
    Two  R.o.u.n.d.  bracelets ............ on each of your arms. 
    A  R.o.u.n.d.  dial ............ on your wristwatch. 
    An  O.v.a.l., smoky, cut-glass stone and an  O.v.a.l.  Aventurine stone ............ on your rings. 
    White polka  D.o.t.s. ............ on your (*gorgeous*!!) nutmeg shorts.
    A  R.o.u.n.d.  base-plate ............ on the turn-latch closure of your purse. 
    R.o.u.n.d.e.d.  toes ............ on your camel pumps!!

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  35. That is such a cute outfit. I Love it.

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  36. I can't believe how good the two prints look together! I adore the shirt & the bag is to die for. So cute!

    http://booksbeautyandbars.blogspot.com/

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  37. Nailed it! Gorgeous!

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  38. LOVE this outfit! I can't seem to find the LOFT shirt. Is it online?

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  39. jseverydayfashionJuly 17, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Thanks Kait! The LOFT shirt is a couple years old. I always link to an item if it is still available, and if it's not then I provide alternates like the 5 lovely polka dot shirts pictured! Those were the closest I could find. :-)

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  40. Hi J! I love this outfit! I was wondering if the shirt #2 would go with the shorts above, or it would be too dressy for them. I have had my eyes on shirt #2 since your last post! Thanks!

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  41. jseverydayfashionJuly 17, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    I thought about buying that top too, Gizelle! And I definitely think the fabrics would go together. I'm all about a dressier material worn with a more casual pair of shorts.

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  42. fun outfit! 
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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  43. OMG, this is totally one of my fave looks on you! Love the matching of polka dot patterns! I actually tried these shorts on at Old Navy. They didn't look amazing on me  but I think they are fab on you. 

    XO Monica
    monismix.blogspot.com

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  44. I really like the way you've mixed these two neutrals! I have these same shorts in black/white polkadots. What do you think of mixing these shorts with a patterned black/white top such as this one from H&M? I have two small children and feel like I would need to wear a pair of flat sandals with them, maybe orange.
    http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=top_blouse_shirts&ProductID=2000043350&VariantID=

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  45. jseverydayfashionJuly 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Love that idea NIkki, and I love the F21 shirt. You could do flat sandals in turquoise, pink, orange, yellow, metallic or even brown if you mix in a turquoise necklace!

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  46. Your Outfit is stunning! :)

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  47. Confession - I thought these shorts looked so cute in this outfit that I just bought the same shorts.  Keeping with the ON theme, I bought this shirt to go with it (and yep, copy your look) - 
    http://oldnavy.gapcanada.ca/browse/product.do?cid=72298&vid=1&pid=250564  I never would have ordered that colour of shorts had you not posted this, but it looks so cute, and they are so inexpensive....

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  48. SarahHulbertStyleJuly 27, 2012 at 2:15 AM

    I actually gasped when I saw this! LOVE IT THAT MUCH!!! And don't worry about being late to blogger meet-ups. I got stuck in an elevator on the way to my last one and had to be rescued by the fire department. Let's just say they'll never forget our entrances, eh? ;)

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  49. jseverydayfashionAugust 3, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    So cute! That polka dot shirt is perfect for these shorts. 

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