Tuesday, May 26, 2015

dotty, elmo's world, and diamonds

may outfits [wearing]
dress: j.crew factory
muppet sweater: h&m
heels: vince camuto
bag: banana republic

creative: This dress is just the right amount of pattern for me.

young: Elmo sweater!  Can you tell that this sweater is approximate furryness of a muppet?  If it was bright red it would be much more obvious, but with the dark color in flies under the radar.

professional: Heels, a whole stack of bracelets, and a shift dress.  Done and done.
  
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

dotty, fronds, and big cardigans

dash dot dotty [wearing]
cardigan: twelfth street by cynthia vincent
dress: joie
crop top: forever21

[three things]
1. It's about time to put away this cardigan for the summer.  With leather sleeves, it's definitely not a year-round piece.  Also, a serious vegan I work with touched the sleeve by accident once and totally freaked out.  #leathahproblemz

2. With that said, it's definitely going out with a great borderline-too-cray-cray pattern mix.  Palm fronds and geometric lines?  Oh yyyyeah.

3. Hey there, holiday weekend!  We're off on a bit of an adventure starting today.  Hooray for teeny tiny vacations!
    dash dot dotty

dash dot dotty

[previously on] geometric cardigan patterned cardigan + dress

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

dotty, accessorizing, and an otherwise very boring outfit

may outfits [wearing] 
top: day birger et mikkelsen
pants: j.crew factory
heels: vince camuto
scarf: loft
bag: banana republic

creative: I'm wearing my industry's official uniform: black and black.  But I'm wearing fun shoes and a patterned scarf too!

young: Hmm.  Pink bag?

professional: The skinny pants+tunic top combination can look pretty casual and weekendish, but dressing it up helps a bit.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

weekend wishlist: summer dresses

wishlist_bdresses one, two, three, four, and five.
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We stopped at Barney's this weekend and now I just want all.  the.  dresses.
Oh, dear.  #sooutofmypricerange

Friday, May 15, 2015

dotty, ikat, and blavy

banana republic ikat shirt dress, michael kors leather jacket, vicne camuto cam, what to wear to work, shirtdress with moto jacket [wearing] 
dress: banana republic
heels: vince camuto
jacket: michael michael kors
bag: banana republic

[three things]
1. This dress has long sleeves, but somehow just doesn't work with tights.  It's great for a slightly chilly office in the springtime though!

2. Black and navy!  Together!  Heidi combined these two former foes the other day and it's been on my list to give the blavy (or nlack?) combination another shot.

3. Ever since one of my co-workers commented that I never wear any patterns, I've been busting out every patterned summer thing in my closet.  Isn't it strange how a little comment like that can shift things?  I think it somehow nudged me out of my black top+black pants rut I've been in since um...November.

banana republic ikat shirt dress, michael kors leather jacket, vicne camuto cam, what to wear to work, shirtdress with moto jacket

banana republic ikat shirt dress, michael kors leather jacket, vicne camuto cam, what to wear to work, shirtdress with moto jacket

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

dotty, tees, and pencils

may outfits, vince camuto cam, pencil skirt and tee, banana republic seven tee, summer casual workplace, dash dot dotty [wearing]
seventy: banana republic
pencil skirt: thrifted
heels: vince camuto
bag: madewell
necklace: forever21

[three things]
1. So, I think the last time I tried to pair a casual top with a pencil skirt the combination was much louder.  Like red foil print with leopard.  Whoa, nelly.  Who is this Dotty that wears that much brightness?  And she has really long hair too.  Weird.

2. Pencil skirts used to be my favorite thing to thrift.  This red wool one was definitely one of my best thrift finds ever.  (What's with all the references to my bright color-loving former self?)  I now prefer dresses over pencil skirts, but this charcoal one has survived many closet cleanouts by hiding amongst my wool dress pants.  Sneaky, sneaky.

3. I've been trying to wear heels more to work since my workfits have taken on a generally more casual vibe since my job switcheroo last June.  I also donated every single uncomfortable pair of shoes I owned when we moved.  So none of my oh-but-they-are-only-fifteen-dollars-so-it-is-okay-that-they-are-pinchy shoes made the move with us.  These heel/boot hybrids were a lunchtime purchase and I'm all about the cone heel and comfy elastic back strap.

may outfits, vince camuto cam, pencil skirt and tee, banana republic seven tee, summer casual workplace, dash dot dotty

may outfits, vince camuto cam, pencil skirt and tee, banana republic seven tee, summer casual workplace, dash dot dotty, workday to weekend

Monday, May 11, 2015

dotty, springtime pattern mixing, and pinkness

may outfits, factory diamondpritn basketweave dress, grid shoes, cage heels, charles by charles david, banana republic larkin tote, rose blush leather tote [wearing] 
dress: j.crew factory
heels: charles by charles david
bag: banana republic
necklace: forever21
bracelets: adia kibur, forever21, fitbit

[three things]
1. I already have the black, pocketless version of this dress, so ordering its patterned cousin was pretty low risk.  The crispness of the print is a little muddy (it looks like it was stamped, not woven) but I'm still on board.


2. Do these count as patterned shoes?  If so, is this pattern mixing then?

3. My big, pink, eastertastic tote arrived!  The pinkness is perfectly subtle, so I can still stick with my neutrals-ish shopping policy.

may outfits, factory diamondpritn basketweave dress, grid shoes, cage heels, charles by charles david, banana republic larkin tote, rose blush leather tote

may outfits

may outfits, factory diamondpritn basketweave dress, grid shoes, cage heels, charles by charles david, banana republic larkin tote, rose blush leather tote