Polka Dot Fever

Sunday, September 30, 2012

I feel like I have been living in black and white, but I just can't help it. My style usually centers around a neutral color palate, but lately I feel an overwhelming desire to wear black and white. It's not even a conscious thought any longer. I am also obsessed with polka dots... it's a serious condition. I find myself being drawn in my their mesmerizing power.

I found these adorable polka dot shorts last week in Sacramento. I didn't even know if I was crazy about them at the time, but I had to buy them because of the print. The verdict is in now, and I thoroughly love them! They are so comfortable and surprisingly flattering on my voluptuous fanny. The lightweight cotton is great in Los Angeles right now, seeing as how the weather is not getting any cooler. That's right it's supposed to be 100 degrees tomorrow. Los Angeles, if you're listening, give me some damn fall temperatures!!

Total Outfit Cost: $40.17
Estimated Retail: $216.60

brand: Cotton + Candy
purchase price: $10.90
purchased from: Free Style Clothing Exchange
estimated retail: unknown

brand:Forever 21
purchase price: $4.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail:$12.80

brand: Forever 21
purchase price: Free (came attached to another pair of pants)
purchased from: Forever 21
estimated retail: $3.80

brand: Bakers
purchase price: $9.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: $120.00

{deer ring}
brand: unknown
purchase price:$1.29
purchased from: eBay
estimated retail:


brand: various (thrifted)
purchase price: $13.00 for all
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: unknown

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My said...

Great look, love it:)
nice you have combined dots and studs:)


Heather said...

At first I thought this was a skirt - these shorts are gorgeous :)


Unknown said...

I love the polka dots and studs together, great outfit!
Beauty by T

Unknown said...

Stopping by from #YOLOMONDAYS.

Love this look. At first glance, I thought it was the cutest skirt I'd ever seen! Way to go!

Understated Classics

TheTinyHeart said...

Your polka dot shorts are sooo cute, as are your cap toe heels! I can't believe how hot it is there, yikes.

The Tiny Heart
Win a chain link necklace + Chanel print!

Secure In Style said...

I love this look, especially the studded top, and the super cute shoes.



Always Maylee said...

You look SO cute! I love the polka dot shorts and those shoes!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Kristen said...

Great look! Love how you tied in the color of the studs on the sweater with the belt!

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

I too find myself drawn to both B&W and polka dots lately.

Great look!


Marissa said...

LOVE your new layout!!

And those polkadot shorts!! Adorable!

Callie - Coffee and Cardigans said...

I wish I could steal those shorts and heels right now! So cute! I really love the small details in this outfit too - the studded shoulders and bracelets are darling too!


Lindsay said...

Um I have a serious polka dot problem. It could be the ugliest shirt ever but if it has polka dots, I'm buying it! Love those shorts...they are absolutely fabulous!

ashley said...

Looking good! I am addicted to black and white polka dots!!

xo Ashley

ThriftyGirl51 said...

Very cute, I'm loving polka dots a lot right now too!

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

How hot is it today?? LA heat is driving me crazy! I love those polka dot shorts and what a great deal!



Southern (California) Belle

Sabrina said...

The concept of "total cost vs. retail cost" is amazing. I always appreciate an outfit that much more when I see that it's been generated off savings! Definitely a really cute look too!


Angela said...

I definitely need to utilize thrift stores more often. You found some really great deals--and the shoes were a steal! I would love for you to stop by my blog and offer an fashion advice. (currently a wannabe fashionista) Hope you get that fall weather soon!

Katie said...

this outfit is so cute! i too am loving polka dots!

Madame Chic Bcn said...

Love polka dots!! Cute look!


Olivia said...

So happy we came across your blog! It is so cute--new follower! :) i love the shoulders of that shirt and your shorts are amazing! Great outfit!

go for the glam

Style Journey said...

Loving this whole outfit! The studs on your top are awesome as well as your cute polka dot shorts. 100 degrees? that is hot!

Unknown said...

omg I LOVE that those are shorts!!!! dress shorts are my fav especially when they are polka dot!

xo Jackie

Kristin Reynolds said...

i adore your entire outfit. Can't believe only 40 dollars, what great finds!



Julia said...

Those are adorable shorts! I have some similar but mine are packed away for the fall already! I'm already done with the chilly weather of Michigan, I want to visit your 100 degree LA weather!!


Unknown said...

Loving those shoes...actually I'm loving the whole outfit. You can't beat good style on a budget!