Thursday, April 15, 2010

Connect the Dots

Dress: Kieu's, $40 // Cardi: Poof via TJMaxx, $10 // Sash: American Apparel, $14 // Earrings: Target, $5 // Shoes: Lucky Brand courtesy of Lucky Magazine

As I promised myself I would, I conservatized this retro-inspired polka dot party dress for the office by covering up with a springy cardigan. Embracing the flagrant femininity of the frock wholeheartedly, I pulled the look together with a big floppy bow.


Hold onto your hats! I'm sharing with you an unprecedented (I think) three photos of a single outfit. What can I say? My photographer (boyfriend) out-did himself... and these pictures were taken after a couple of beers, so I was a little freer in front of the camera.

52 comments:

The Sound of Lace said...

i love the simple colors of this outfit, so cute! and i love the bow!

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Chelsea said...

Loving those shoes! Great pictures!


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Lovers, Saints and Sailors said...

So 80's prom!
So cute.

Marie said...

Great outfit.. It has two of my favorite things.. a cardigan and polka dots!!

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sisters and dresses said...

So pretty dress and combination!!

B*

MELISSA Z. said...

OMG! Your dress is soooooo cute! You look like a doll! Great!

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cocojones said...

Super cute outfit - I really love the bow-sash belt, it's such a great idea to give a really different look to a dress - think I will have to try it!

Kathryn said...

I was dying with utter delight over this outfit just as a tiny thumbnail in my reader! The dots, the shape, the bow, the shoes! I am so jealous of this look and may have to go out looking for party dresses to style up!

Alyson said...

This is totally adorable. I love transitioning dress pieces into a "day" look.

caffeinerd said...

This dress---especially with that full skirt and bow---is awesome on you! Love the shoes.

irene said...

i love the cardigan

The Daily Fashionista said...

Cute dress!!! I love how you pulled it together with the bow and everything else.

beedeecee said...

you look amazing! this is such a lovely combination, from the colors and print to the sash. and truly, everything looks wonderful with your new hair. loving it!

OooKellyNicky said...

Too cute, I love the polka dotted dress with that cardigan and those shoes, so 50's vintage right now!!
Uuber cute!!

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mdunc1021 said...

Wow - that dress is amazing! And paired with the bow ... I love love love the outfit! I don't know if it would fly at my office, but I wish I could recreate a look like that!
Thanks!

xo,
Meredith
http://cubiclechicblog.com

Nadia Kamballa said...

OMG, you look great.. Love the dress and shoes!!

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Francine said...

I love this look so hard! The cardigan is such a pretty blue.

basiccravings said...

This is adorable! I really love this combo. Gorgeous!

Ce qui m'inspire said...

This is a beautiful outfit! The colours are just right. I'm so glad you convinced yourself to buy the dress. I seriously love the pattern!

Ce qui m'inspire

Lea's Suitcase said...

this outfit makes me wanna move to Kansas... super cute!

Have you checked out the jewelry section at TJMAXX? I got some amazing chunky necklaces for under $15 lately :)

Taylor said...

I am in LOVE with this whole outfit! You look amazing! That sash just totally pulls it all together. I also think your hair cut was made for an outfit like this!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i love this dress! and i agree, the bow really seals the look.

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

you look amazing! i love the polka dots and the tie belt. i've had a cloth tie belt on my sewing to-do list for so long, but finally just broke down and bought one from AA...haha. anyway, you look fantastic! -noel

Jill said...

I love this so much. Everything about it. I also continue to adore your haircut.

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Jenni said...

This is too adorable. Love the shape, love the colors, love the BOW!

shybiker said...

I give up -- you are the cutest thing on two wheels. Really! This outfit is sooo adorable.

That you created it from inexpensive pieces is amazing. What talent.

Desiree said...

Wow, I love this! The new hair completely balances out the girlishness of it. Very cute!

bollywoodstylediaries said...

u look like a doll!! love the blue!!!! i want one tooo!!!!!

sonali
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Small Budget, Big Style Chick said...

This is a great look! The light blue cardigan looks really nice with the graphic print of your dress.

meganbarkley said...

you are amazingly cute, my dear
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rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

ohhh you're so darling...i'm loving the color palette!

dressdarling said...

This. Is. adorable. SERIOUSLY.

I really really like it, and I've been sort of obsessed with dressing down my party clothes and wearing them during the day recently. (out to lunch in a gold sequin tank dress? YES I CAN.)

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Kimberellie said...

Totally gorgeous. You look beautiful. LOVE it.

Laura said...

Amazing spring look!!! It makes me want to pull out my poofy polka dot dress and wear it =) Actually I thought of doing that earlier today.

Lainey said...

You look so absolutely adorable. I'm obsessed with polka dots right now. Obsessed!

Eli said...

This is in my top 3 favorite outfits from you! I've been reading your blog and my friend's blog (iamagreedygirl) for awhile now. Loving this look!

Sandy a la Mode said...

you look adorable! i love this dress, especially w/ that big bow in the center! it's very cute!!

Gracie said...

GREAT ensemble! the bow is the absolute best!

Gracie
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Destined For Now said...

Such a sweet outfit. Really really great!

teri seaglass said...

What can I say? Absolutely adorable. You should put more pictures up! It works well, and we get to see more of your beautiful self!

teri at tintedseaglass.blogspot.com

La Historiadora de Moda said...

What a lovely dress, and I really do love your pixie hair cut!

Erica said...

love, love, love!

Clothes Coquette said...

This is such an adorable outfit! I like how you made it office appropriate with the cardigan. I work in an office, so I'm always looking for business casual inspiration!

E said...

Beautiful! The polka dots are absolutely beautiful! I love the wonderful bow, too!

diane starkey said...

I am IN LOVE with your shoes! What is the style name of them? I've been trying to find them online.

Clare said...

I love how the bow and those amazing shoes add such interesting depth to this outfit. GORGEOUS photos, too!

Lynne said...

you know, I am lovin all the shoes. This outfit is you and my favorite out of the few I scrolled.
Lynne
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GrlsGotStyle said...

Well if this outfit isn't just the most darling thing in the world, I don't know what is!!

You look awesome :)

Skyline Eyes said...

Your dress is gorgeous, love it! (:

Adel said...

This look is sweet :) I love it!

xTiNA said...

SUPER CUTE!

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Dianah B said...

Amazing dress! So cute whit this sohrt hair - very 'Jean Seberg style'.

I really like your blog, good job!