July 10, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Second Spin



Does this outfit look familiar? I did a similar outfit in April (here) with a striped boatneck shirt and yellow belt, but I loved this new take on it so much, I decided it was worth a second spin. I like this look for two reasons - one, I'm a huge fan of dressing up a casual t-shirt to wear with a pencil skirt to work. And two, I like the added visual interest with the layered cardigan and big yellow necklace. This one feels a little more Anthropologie than the other look, and after a few months I think it deserves a repeat! Would stripes + polka dots ever fly in your office?

Inspiration photo: Piperlime
Cardigan: H&M, $25
T-shirt: Gap, $10 (similar)
Skirt: Banana Republic, $50 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Bandolino/TJ Maxx, $22 (similar, similar)
Belt: Gap, $10
Necklace: c/o Ily Couture, $49
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. Nordstrom cardigan, $51.90
2. Gap cardigan, $39.95
3. Mango cardigan, $34.95

58 comments:

  1. Jacqueline RussellJuly 10, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    Thank you for letting me know where you got that necklace, it looks just like the JCrew one I have been dying to purchase, but your version is 1/3 of the price.  You are awesome!

    http://everydayshopaholic.blogspot.com/

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  2. pretty little thingsJuly 10, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    really love the look of pairing two prints together - especially polka dots and stripes. you look great - love your version even more than the inspiration photo! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love stripes and polka dots together...and even better with the fun statement necklace!  I have one in the same color that I got on Ebay :)

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  4. for sure - anything goes in my office (lucky me!) - love spots and stripes together!
    ♥ ThankFifi

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  5. I had no idea this was "legal" i LOVE it!!

    Cami
    Oliviamoone.blogspot.com

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  6. Love this look - I have the polka dot skirt...now I just need a striped cardigan!

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  7. Great post as ever.  Love stripes and polka dots together!  I am wearing a J. Crew polka dot skirt paired with stripes on my post today!  Whitley

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  8. PS--I have no idea why my id is showing up at "HitTheBricks?!!"  That is awful!  I'm posting via my husband's lap top, so maybe that's it??  At any rate, so sorry!  

    Whitley Adkins Hamlinwww.thequeencitystyle.com

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  9. Another hit! I love the unexpected pattern combo of stripes and pokadots with the navy and cream pulling them together.

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  10. I'm typically just a 'lurker', but I had to comment today. This is BY FAR one of my very favorite posts you've done! This whole outfit screams to me "wear me!" lol. Love it. So fun, perfect mix of prints. I MUST have that cardigan! Please, H&M, have online shopping soon :(

    Great Job, J! Love your daily inspiration!!

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  11. Constanze SchmittJuly 10, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    The outfit looks great, love the colurs! ♥

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  12. CoffeebeansandbobbypinsJuly 10, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    J, wow, you did it again! This is probably my favorite outfit of yours ever! I can also see the outift being casual with a great pair of sandals and no cardigan. Maybe for a summer date night or something. So GREAT!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love this! Polka dots and stripes are two of my favorites- though this definitely wouldn't work in my office!

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  14. I wish I could pin your outfits but it never works for me.. You should add the "pin it" button. :)

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  15. I love everything about this J! I loved the way you mixed stripes and polka dots.I also love that even though its so hot in Florida you still threw on a cardi. I live in Louisiana where its also super hot but I still wear a cardi because its so cold at work.

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  16. Cute!  I don't work in an office, so polka dots and stripes would totally work for me!  

    Audreywww.puttingmetogether.com

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  17. i love this spin on the look! and that necklace is beautiful!

    still being [molly]

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  18. I'm always amazed at how perfectly you can recreate looks and you always make them look even better...and on a budget! You're pretty much a miracle worker. This is an adorable look and now I'm dying to pair stripes and spots!

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  19. I work in an office and I do wear polkas and stripes - and love it!!  Great look J!

    *last day to enter my nautical giveaway!!*
    sarahsavvystyle.com

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  20. So cute!  Love the mix of prints. http://www.fashionatabargain.blogspot.com/

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  21. Wow, this looks almost identical to the inspiration picture!  Love the cardigan with the skirt, and I like your shoes way better than the inspiration pic!  Great outfit dear!  

    http://easyoutfitsbypip.blogspot.com

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  22. You always mix prints beautifully! Love it!

    coolcasualchic.blogspot.com

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  23. I'm a teacher, and this would actually be a perfect young teacher outfit. The skirt is long enough, and it's trendy without being too over the top for a school day.

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  24. I love this look, definitely want to recreate it!
     

    Creamy

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  25. Oh I love this, one of the best youve put together!

    http://gandacummings.blogspot.com

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  26. I've worn stripes and polka dots to work many times.  It's a great look!

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  27. Definitely worth a second spin!  You are the best at pairing stripes and polka dots, and I love your rendition way more than the inspiration photo!

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  28. I love this cute combination of stripes, dots, and yellow! I'm going to have to try a similar combo soon!

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  29. Love this! Just bought a polka dot skirt the other day. Thanks!

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  30. Stripes and dots, got to love it! :)

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  31. i love the stripes & polka dots together. even working at a very conservative school, i think this look could be pulled off. to me, it's still very professional - definitely fun, but professional too!

    http://ohhhsolovely.blogspot.com/ 

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  32. One of my favorite looks, and one I get a lot of compliments on, is my polkadot skirt and striped sweater. I typically wear it with red or bright blue, but I will add yellow as another possible pop of color. I like your version better than the inspiration's.

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  33. cool! I like it!

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  34. YES! They would totally fly at my office! Great color scheme too!!

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  35. the best part of this outfit is that i can recreate it head to toe!  gorgeous!

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  36. jseverydayfashionJuly 10, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Thank you Miranda, you are sweet! :-)

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  37. jseverydayfashionJuly 10, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Thanks Brandy! I pretty much always have a cardigan in my purse - it's freezing inside in the summer, so silly.

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  38. jseverydayfashionJuly 10, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Hmm... sorry to hear that! I've added it a few times, but I will try to do it more often! 

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  39. jseverydayfashionJuly 10, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Thank you so much Courtney! I love it when lurkers say hello. ;-) And I agree - H&M needs to add online shopping pronto.

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  40. jseverydayfashionJuly 10, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Haha that's okay Whitley!

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  41. I love stripes and polka dots together!  And the pop of yellow is fabulous!
    xx
    Lia
    Smart n Snazzy

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  42. I'm really diggin this look! Love the splash of yellow, mustard & tan with the 2 prints. You're fashion is flawless. Thanks for the inspiration!

    xo,
    Monica
    monismix.blogspot.com

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  43. I have worn stripes and polka dots at work and gotten a lot of compliments, but my husband took one look at me and said "Dear, do you match?  Noooooo, you don't match."

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  44. This is probably one of my favorite of your outfits! Not because it is our necklace :) I love the mixed prints and colors! GORGEOUS!

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  45. Great outfit. Great print mixing and that necklace is gorgeous. You look fantastic!

    Maja - clotheskinksandcurls.blogspot.ca

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  46. i think stripes and polka dots would definitely fly at the office! you make them look very chic and professional with this ensemble :-)

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  47. LindsayJEverydayJuly 10, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Love it, there's not much that can't be done with a plain white t-shirt!

    Lindsay @
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com
     

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  48. Cute look! Definitely worth another spin!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  49. I love this look! Stripes and dots are both so classic so I feel like you'll be able to wear those items forever :)

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  50. I love how you use cardigans so much! I own a ton of them and wear them almost daily. I freeze to death at work! haha. Love how simple and stylish this outfit is. Great print combos!

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  51. Do you mix silver and gold jewelry? or mostly stick to one?

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  52. jseverydayfashionJuly 10, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    I mostly wear gold, but I love jewelry that is mixed. Some of my Stella & Dot bracelets I wear everyday are both silver and gold! 

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  53. I love how you incorporate your cardigans, too. I have a ton and am always trying to fit them in, but it just never seems to work out for me :( Anyhow, love the outfit...

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  54. Love the look, the layers, and believe it or not, I like your tweek to it.  The thinner stripes look better, the yellow necklace is more striking, and overall I think your style savvy finds take this to another level!  Adding it to the herstyle finds!  Great job!

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  55. I really like this look - the stripes and dots are perfect together since they're in the same color family, and the pops of colors with the necklace and shoes are so fun!

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  56. very cute!  You are so good at re-creating looks for less!  Great job!
    Shadow

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  57. I think I'm going to get addicted to stripes and dots.  Love your combo!

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  58. Thanks to you, I have a shiny new yellow statement necklace on its way. Thanks for that link!

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