Thursday: Polka Dotty

Outfit Posts Summer

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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  • 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!


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

  • 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:

  • 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!

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

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

  • 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


    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!


  • 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!

  • 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!

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

  • SO cute! Love the shoes and the color combination.

  • 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! 😀
    Sarah R from

  • 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!

  • LOL!

  • 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!


  • melissapedsrn

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

  • So pretty and feminine!

  • Sydney

    I’m a first time reading, thanks to Catherine from 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,

  • Sydney

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

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

  • 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*

    Lagos, Nigeria