October 17, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Polka Dots



Oh J.Crew, your quirky combinations never cease to delight. I love the idea to wear a camel polka dot sweater with pink jeans. I'm also obsessed with her shoes and wish I was wearing them! (Love the similar pair here, kitten heels here, or flats here.) I added a jacket for all you cold-weather folks, and went with black leather because I like the idea of "toughening up" retro polka dots. (I've also had lots of requests for a picture of this jacket so hopefully this helps!) Are you loving polka dots this fall?

Inspiration photo: J.Crew
Jacket: Victoria's Secret, $257
Sweater: Old Navy, $17
Jeans: Limited, $40 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Colin Stuart c/o MJR Sales, $24 (similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot website charm $17 and c/o Jenny Present
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Ring: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $69
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $59 and $79
1. Gap 2. Gap 3. Forever 21 4. LOFT 5. Nordstrom 6. Conversation Pieces

62 comments:

  1. Love it! Looks great with the jacket!

    www.everydaywitharedhead.blogspot.com

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  2. I am loving this whole look!  I am still kicking myself for not buying that sweater at Old Navy.  Thanks for sharing some other polka dot looks from other stores.  May need to head over and get one.  Heather

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  3. Love this look with your jacket! Feminine and edgy!

    www.beautyandbows.com

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  4. stunningly pretty outfit :)









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  5. Love this and I am going out to buy that sweater right now

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  6. Love, Love, love that fit!!!! I saw that Sweater at Old Navy, and I thought it was too pre-schooly, but, as usual, you have proved me wrong! Love it! :-) Where can find some really cute black suede shoes?? 

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  7. Such a cute combo.  I LOVE this look and I have the sweater already.  Score.

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  8. I love this look and pairing it with your leather jackets makes it look even more trendy :)

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  9. This is a great outfit! You go girl :)

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  10. Honestly, I was unsure about the outfit at first, but I think the leather jacket really brings it all together. It adds just enough edgy-ness. Like other posters, I also overlooked this sweater at Old Navy, but now I might go back and see if they still have it. The Forever 21 sweater looks super cute and comfy, too.

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  11. that sweater is ADORABLE! how's the quality? this is one of my favorite outfits you've done lately--super cute.

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  12. Loving the sweater from forever at the bottom but can't find it on their site :( anyone having better luck?!

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  13. I did a JCrew inspired outfit on my blog today also! Love them for inspiration! Love your take on it!
    ~Karen
    www.sewstitchincute.blogspot.com

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  14. Ok, that leather jacket is amazing! I was about to go buy one I've had my eyes on...now you have me rethinking. Love the gold detailing on it 

    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  15. I love the look! What size did you order the jacket in? Thank you!

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  16. I LOVE camel and black for polka dots! And that leather jacket is amazing.

    www.shopHCB.com

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  17. Those shoes are great...comfortable at all? Or am I asking for too much?!? :)

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  18. I just bought that leather jacket! It is on a great sale and there are coupon codes for free shipping (FALLSHIP) and varying amounts off (FALL12). I really hope I love it! I think it will be emotionally difficult to return it:) 

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  19. Thanks for keeping us Midwesterners in mind! Keep it up over the next few months.  Winter fashion is my toughest because I HAVE to stay warm.

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  20. Gosh, I'm just so obsessed with polka dots! I want them all!

    xo
    Kelsey

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  21. i actually love your outfit better than the inspiration! adorable!

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  22. Old Navy doesn't have that sweater online anymore and the last time I saw a great polkadot sweater it was from Piperlime and it's gone. Anyone know where I can get a polka dot crewneck sweater? #3 on J's list is sort of a backwards cardigan which I'm not feelin. Jcrew has one that's perfect but it's cashmere and $180 on sale.. not in my budget ever.

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  23. Ok this outfit is perfection! Girly with and edge so cute! I love all the stuff that you put together!! 

    I just had to follow you!

    XOXO

    glammedbytarin.blogspot.com

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  24. I'm not a big polka dot fan but they are growing on me! I love that jacket! It fits you perfectly and  I don't think you'll ever get tired of it.

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  25. This is so cute!  I would never think to put this combo together but I love it.  Thanks for showing us again how to use colored jeans into the cooler months.  

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  26.  I totally agree! I have some awesome pink and purple colored jeans but now that it's cold out i don't want to throw them in the back of my closet. :( Love this look and I agree J, the inspiration photo shoes are amazeballs. :)

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  27. I love polkadots no matter what the season!! :)


















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  28.  check out bruno mars new video  #LockedOutOfHeavenVideo http://youtu.be/e-fA-gBCkj0

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  29. I love these J Crew inspirations you've been using! I really need to try this too...dig through their catalog and try to recreate a fun work look. Mine have definitely hit a slump lately and I think this will turn it around nicely! :)

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  30. I love this look! The pink with the camel color is my favorite! I love how you added the leather jacket, it really is a gorgeous jacket! Looks amazing with the polka dot sweater!

    XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com
     

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  31. I am with you, Emily. I wanted this specific sweater and missed it. None of the "comparison" ones seem to match the color and cut perfection of this one. Sadly, on ebay, this sweater is going for $70+! C'mon, retailers, there is a demand here!

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  32. so in love with this polka dot sweater. esp like how you paired it with a bright summer color! :]

    sprinklesnpearls.blogspot.com

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  33. There is a similar one on gap.com with grey & white polka dots.

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  34. Love the polka dot sweater. I very much regret not getting it. I like the one from Forever 21 as well. Great outfit.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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  35. Love the pink jeans! Goes so great with the brown and black sweater!
    xoxo
    Megan
    www.arayofsunblog.com

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  36. I'm not typically drawn to polka dots, but they're definitely contagious and I'm loving them right now. I even did a post on them a month or so back! http://whenwewander.blogspot.it/2012/08/do-polka_27.html

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  37. You can still find the old navy sweater on eBay-but it is more expensive.

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  38. Love both the inspiration outfit and yours! Super cute pairing! :)

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  39. Just curious J, we seem to be about the same size.  What size did you end up getting in the jacket?
    Thanks!

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  40. Loving polka dots this fall and all things J Crew!
    I got the sweater in green with navy. Loving it with all kinds of funky combinations!
    Now I wish I had gotten the camel one because I have her pink jeans!

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  41. I love J.Crew outfits, they have some talented stylists. I am totally digging polka dots, I actually have the same sweater in white!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  42. I'm in love with this look since it's casual and cute and appropriate for school since it's not super dressy!!

    http://emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

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  43. Love, love, love the dots! I have a pair of peach jeans from Target that would look good with a brown sweater. I loved the polka dot sweater from Madewell last year, but I did not buy it. I will need to check out Old Navy because it looks similar to yours.

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  44. Love J. Crew.  Love Polka dots.  Love this outfit.

    www.youngfashionablewife.com

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  45. Very cute outfit! I love that you found such a cute camel polka dot sweat for under $20! I'm going to try to find it too :) 

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  46. Gap has a short sleeved crew neck which I'm contemplating getting but I want a crew neck sweater. I don't like the contrast of the dots circular shape with the pointyness of a vneck. I feel like crew neck better complements the dots

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  47. HappinessatmidlifeOctober 18, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    Love J Crew and polka dots.  So glad ON had some very similar pieces this season to satisfy my J Crew wants.

    Alice
    www.ahhpinessatmidlife.com

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  48. Thanks Rejeana! Yes, these shoes are super-comfy. The high platform makes them really comfy! 

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  49. Thanks Katie! The quality seems great for Old Navy. I haven't washed it yet though, and that seems to be when cheap clothes go south, so my fingers are crossed.

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  50. Thanks Katie! This sweater is a several months old, I'm guessing it would be very tough to find in stores!

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  51. As always, I like your outfit even BETTER than your inspiration photo! :) :)

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  52. ...but I wish wish wish wish wish I could still buy that sweater at ON! :(

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  53. Adorable outfit! Love love love the sweater.

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  54. Surprisingly this is one of my favorite outfits that you have done (I have lots!!). Both version look amazing. You look very well put together J!

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  55. Cute combo!  I like your outfit better than the inspiration photo! 

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  56. Love this outfit! I have to find a similar sweater haha :)

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  57. Love this sweater from Old Navy.  Looks lovely with the pink!  If you have a minute, I'd love for you to check out how I styled the same sweater but with mint and leopard! -Megan, xoxo

    http://thethreadaffect.com/2012/10/29/mint-chocolate-chip/

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  58. I'm loving your polka dots. Check out mine
    Thepolishedmonkey.blogspot.com

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