Thursday, August 2, 2012

Polka dot, polka dot, ooh polka dot








Shirt: Old Navy
Came: Fred Meyer/Kroger
Pants: American Eagle Outfitters
Belt: The Limited
Shoes: XOXO
Jewelry: Sears
Handbag: Coach (Consigment)
Awkward smiles: All me

I've been really hesitant to jump on the patterned pants trend.  At the mention of floral pants Aunt Meggy's floral old-lady-pants with the elastic waistbands come to mind, worn with a blouse in a coordinating color mind you, and I'm just not brave enough to wear animal print pants.  Now granted, Ive seen many a blogger make the patterned pants look work and it does work well on them, but then I 'm not a cool and groovy chick.

When I saw these pants at AE that hesitation went right out the door.  Colorful pants don't scare me and who doesn't heart polka dots? Plus, these pants have ankle zippers!   As you can see, I do really love denim shirts, I thought it would be a fairly tame garment to pair with the polka dot pants.   I think this old navy shirt is heading for the donate pile however, the fit is a little off and it wrinkles so fast, even if I take time to iron it in the morning.  Why struggle with a ill-fitting shirt when there's tons of great, Lands End denim to be found at the thrift store?

30 comments:

  1. Cutest pants of all time!Seriously might have to order these myself :)

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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    1. These pants would look adorable on you! (They're on sale online right now too!)

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  2. polka dots pants are aewsome! nice outfit!

    http://navlandstyle.blogspot.ca/

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  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit! Oh my gosh, it's super cute.

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  4. The polka dot pants are super cute (and I thought that may be a vintage Coach purse [those are really the best]). ;-) You look great! Thanks so much for taking a moment to stop by and say hello!

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  5. I like those polka dot jeans!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  6. Polka dots & chambray - 2 of my faves! So cute :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  7. Your pants are adorable! I love polka dots.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  8. I love this outfit and I applaud your bravery. I'm terrified of patterned pants. I jut bought a pair of polka dot shorts and even they intimidate me a bit. Totally going to draw some inspiration from this post on how to style them though.

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  9. i am so jealous of these jeans! and they look amazing on you! i also love them with the denim shirt!

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  10. I have to say I'm loving every element of this outfit!!!!!
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  11. OH MY GOODNESS! I have been watching those jeans online and when I saw that you had these jeans I was so excited! Yay because now I can see all they ways that you wear polka dot jeans so when I get polka dot jeans, I will have a bunch of ideas :P hehehheehe. Anyway, I really like how you paired the denim with more denim AND a gorgeous statement necklace. I am taking mental notes here :)

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  12. Definitely your print! And with the denim it turns out even prettier. I love your hair pulled down like that!

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  13. BAM! You nailed this outfit. I think it's great you ventured out of your comfort zone and into print pants because the results are great, and this version is adorable yet edgy...and from the sounds of it, as far from the Aunt Meggy style as you can get.

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  14. I really love the color combos of this outfit!

    http://www.themirroronthewall.com/

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  15. I love your polka dot pants! They are so cute!! And the chambray top looks perfect with them!

    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files

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  16. I absolutely love those polka dots on you!

    A Southern Drawl

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  17. I LOVE your polka dot pants! They look amazing on you. I just bought a pair at Old Navy this weekend :)

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  18. okay, possibly my favorite outfit of yours - polka dot pants that are purple?! are you kidding me!!! I need to get my hands on some of these! you look so so cute!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  19. your version of patterned is actually great :) i love how you pair it with a sort of denim top it gives a great contrast to the pants :)

    http://www.tuwentytri.blogspot.com

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  20. Love these jeans! I have had my eye on them. You styled them just perfectly.
    Creamy

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  21. OMG! This necklace came from Sears!! WOW! gorgeous! Love ur polka dots jeans!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
    Style-Delights on Bloglovin

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  22. Hey lady! Dropping in to tell you I adore your blog and I wanted to pass on the Liebster Award to you!
    Check it out here! And the Liebster Award Goes to...
    xo, Katie at KathrynLaine

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  23. Thanks for stopping by my blog - I love the jewellery and your blog is gorgeous - I am following you now - it would be great if we could follow each other.
    http://coastal-style.blogspot.com
    x
    Melissah

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  24. Okay, I am just about ready to come all the way to Alaska and steal this shirt from you!! I have been on an endless search for the perfect chambray denim top for college and always come up empty handed...they're either too stiff, too long, too expensive, too dark...the list goes on! I was at my local Old Navy the other day and found THE PERFECT one but they didn't have my size! I see you snagged one though- I am so jealous you lucky lady, you! I might have to buy it from online now...♥

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  25. Those pants are so cute! I adore them. Your style is great... following you now!
    Check out my blog and maybe you can follow me back :)

    xo
    Raquel
    Field Below

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  26. a very edgy necklace, and cute lavender polka pants <3

    by the way, I'm following you, if you like my blog you can follow me back ;)

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  27. Cute dotted pants, thanks for your comment on my blog, hope you stop by again. I did follow back!

    Little K.
    http://lilkfashionista.blogspot.jp/

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