Thursday: Polka Dotty

Blouse: Ann Taylor
Skirt: Ann Taylor (similar)
Shoes: Vince Camuto
Bag: Hobo (similar)
Bracelet: Nordstrom
Lipstick: Combo of Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters in Cherry Tart and Pink Truffle

Yesterday I went into Ann Taylor to return a piece I ordered online and left with this blouse (size 12 Regular). I didn’t want to spend, but this top was just too cute. The bow detail is so sweet and would look great peeking out of a cardigan once the temperature drops. And then once I got home, these shoes were waiting for me from a recent Nordstrom purchase. I already own Vince Camuto shoes and know they are well-crafted and comfortable and these aren’t any different. I love the details – the haircalf exterior, visible stitching on the leather sole, leather insole – these shoes in person look far more expensive than their pricetag. While they aren’t a true black and white print (more like off-white with brown-black) when right on top of the shoe, from this distance (and even when I cross my legs) it is a good match with the blouse.

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  • http://twitter.com/PinQueenCity PinQueenCity

    those VC heels are fabulous! I have a similar leopard print pair that I love!

  • Amanda

    SO good! One of my favorite outfits yet–that top is so fantastic!

    xo

  • http://www.mischiefmydear.com/ Ashley // Dramatis Personae

    Such a pretty and sweet outfit! I love how it’s very feminine and pretty, without being too girly.

  • http://www.mischiefmydear.com/ Ashley // Dramatis Personae

    Also- for any plus size readers you may have: City Chic (US) has a similar skirt on their site right now. It’s a bit more peach-coral than pink-coral, and sizes are limited: http://www.citychiconline.com/index.php/bottoms/skirts/pleated-midi-skirt-orange-14-xs-10827.html

  • http://www.wardrobeoxygen.com/ Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen

    Awesome thanks for the tip!!

  • Roberta (The Chic Librarian)

    Hee hee! I’m wearing that skirt today too, with a deep purple tee and an orange paisley scarf. I’ll try the leopard shoes next time. You’re always an inspiration!

  • http://www.wardrobeoxygen.com/ Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen

    Oh wow that combination sounds fantastic! You just inspired me in return!!

  • http://www.alreadypretty.com/ Sally McGraw

    Oh, that blouse is so fabulous. Love the little bow!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sonia.mercado.169 Sonia Mercado

    Love this combo of black/white with the bright coral color. The bow on the blouse is adorable!
    Incidentally, I’m glad to be able to comment again–I had issues for a few days where I was unable to do so.

  • Kendra

    I love this top! It’s adorable! And that color pink is divine on your skin tone :)

  • Emily

    This is a really cute summery look! You’ve given me a lot of inspiration! I normally find pleated skirts (even in light fabrics) too ‘pouffy’ and bulky but this one looks to be a really nice weight of fabric and size of pleat. (although I’d like to see it with a different bag if possible as I think the black one is quite a harsh contrast)

  • Jamie

    You are so pretty! I love this outfit! :)

  • crtfly

    Allie,

    You pull this look off so well. You look fabulous in pink. You in this outfit reminds me of the gorgeous pinup girls on the 40s posters and calendars.

    I don’t like pink on me anyway, but if I tried this look, I would look like the hippopotamus toe dancers from Disney’s Fantasia!

    Chris

  • http://birdybegins.blogspot.co.uk/ Eleanorjane

    CUTE outfit! :)

  • Dominique

    Hi Alison,

    I live in MD so when I need style inspiration I always visit your page to get it. I can tell you have an amazing personality and sense of style and you are not afraid of color which I love!!! Regardless of the negative comments which I read about in a previous post, I just wanted to drop a note to you and say I love your style. Keep smiling..Dominique :)

  • Nancy

    SUPER cute. I love the top so much, I’m thinking of buying it now, WHILE PREGNANT, just so I can have it in time for next Spring! ( I give birth in Feb.) Love this whole look.

  • Ingrid

    This is my favourite of your recent outfits! So gorgeous, and you look beautiful and happy as ever. Your outfits are such an inspiration – I have embraced colour and mixing prints because of seeing you do it so well!

  • http://twitter.com/kristinhodnett Kristin Hodnett

    I can’t wait to see it with a cardigan in the fall. I love shirts with a little bit of detail around the neckline like the bow, but can never figure out how to layer them and get it to look right!

  • http://www.districtofchic.com/ districtofchic

    Oh those shoes are so adorable! They complement the blouse so well! Fabulous look!

  • http://twitter.com/TheStyleConfess TheStyleConfessions

    SO cute! Love the shoes and the color combination.

  • http://www.women2hire.co.uk/ Women Escorts

    You look cute…love that polka dotty outfit!

  • Emily

    Really cute, you look great.

  • Sarah7500

    I would wear this entire outfit. Love it on you! And thanks for stopping by the blog recently! :D
    Sarah R from http://www.fillupyourmug.blogspot.com

  • J

    I recently purchased a similar pleated skirt thinking, “This is something I’d see on Wardrobe Oxygen”. Lo and behold, I wore mine today and here it is on the blog! Love it!

  • http://www.wardrobeoxygen.com/ Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen

    LOL!

  • http://www.socialitedreams.com/ Socialitedreams

    adorable look, esp like the shoes and skirt

  • Happinessatmidlife

    I LOVE this outfit! I almost picked up this top but passed since I have so many polka dots but the bow detail is so fun. I am loving your purse too. The details and the colors makes this outfit so feminine!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

  • melissapedsrn

    I don’t know why, but you in “flirty girl” mode always hits the right note…you look fab!

  • http://twitter.com/KimberleeVDW Kimberlee VDW

    So pretty and feminine!

  • Sydney

    I’m a first time reading, thanks to Catherine from
    http://www.walkingwithcake.com/ and I have to say I love love love the dots on dots! I’m not quite sure I’ve ever seen the combo with a white shirt with subtle black dots and then a shoe with bold dots. LOVE! ~ Sydney, http://www.chicstripes.wordpress.com

  • Sydney

    Hmm, I am a first time READER, not a first time reading. :) Although it was my first time reading….

  • http://www.thecitizenrosebud.com/ Citizen Rosebud

    I love the mix! the shoes, the dots and the coral pleated skirt- so lovely and chic!

  • http://about.me/Barbara.Onianwah Barbara Onianwah

    Oh why can’t I be more fashionable *sob*
    I absolutely adore polka dots and your top is beautiful. I love the mix of everything and the pointy shoes…. *sigh*
    Barbara
    http://barbsiesmusings.blogspot.com

    Lagos, Nigeria