Tuesday, August 23, 2016

dotty, tiny dots, and helmut

summer outfit
[wearing]
jacket: helmut lang
dress: h and m
flats: justfab

[three things]
1. This long jacket with a long dress combination definitely makes me look shorter, but you just can't look taller than you actually are every day.  And really, I'm not tall, so there's that too.

2. This jacket is pretty awesome, but oddly hard to pair with my collection of more casual-ish dresses.  Whenever I pair it with a more tailored dress it gets an 80s vibe real quick.  #cutproblems

3. Flats with tiny dots on them have gotta be one of the happiest shoes out there.

summer outfit

summer outfit

Thursday, August 18, 2016

dotty, pink, and pink

july outfit
[wearing]
jacket: h and m
tunic: zara
jeans: vince
flats: vince

[three things]
1. I've been using a lot of blush pink lately to make my all-neutrals-all-the-time closet just a smidge more interesting.  I'm thinking that olive green might be my next foray into seasonal accent colors.

2. I've been really shying away from heels at work, so these pointy-toed flats have been dressing things up a bit.  It helps that I have two pairs of the same shoes in different colors.  And I might have my eye on a black pair to complete the trifecta.

3. Have we talked about my bangs yet?  They seem like old news to me now, but random co-workers still keep telling me how I look like a different person.  #giantofficeproblems


july outfit

july outfit

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

dotty, grown-up dotty, and young dotty

summer outfit
[wearing]
top: rebecca taylor
pants: old navy
flats: vince
clutch: clare vivier

[three things]
1. Lace crop tops are probably not usually intended for thirty-somethings.  I made an exception for this particular fancy and especially cropped one.

2. After wearing skinny pants pretty much exclusively, these pajama-like pants feel amazing.

3. Sometimes black pants and a black shirt are the perfect combination.  Man, if you had told me this ten years ago I would've said that that sounds like the most boring wardrobe ever.  I also was big on this idea that I should never wear black, just dark brown, because my hair was brown.  Oh, young Dotty, you had it all wrong.

  summer outfit

summer outfit

summer outfit

Sunday, August 14, 2016

weekend wishlist: shoooooes

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Lately I've got my eye on two new shoe purchases--blush pink flats and some sort of interesting fall boot.  If I wear the same black boots all winter like I did last year my shoooooes column on my Instagram feed is really going to suffer.  #priorities

Saturday, August 13, 2016

dotty, maps, and dresses

july outfit [wearing]
dress: Y.A.S.
flats: cos
bag: rebecca minkoff
watch: mvmt

[three things]    
1. I wore this dress throughout my whole pregnancy (even though it is definitely not maternity) and was wearing it the day that I was induced.  Oh, memories.

2. Is this dress supposed to look like a topographic map?  That might be why I bought it.

3. These flats are really more like leather slippers.  And I am totally okay with that.

july outfit

Sunday, July 31, 2016

dotty, skirts, and sneakers

july outfit
[wearing]
tee: old navy
skirt: t by alexander wang
sneaks: new balance
tote: banana republic

[three things]
1. This is totally the skirt version of my most repeatable outfit.

2. But with sneakers.

3. Because I take my walks to the grocery store very seriously, folks.


july outfit