Tuesday, March 8, 2011

It's Always in the Last Place You Look

Let me tell you a pathetic story.

Last week I saw that the Everybody, Everywear theme this month was polka dots.  Great, said I.  I don't really have a lot of spots at home, but knew I could come up with something.
A few days later, I remembered, and glanced in my closet.  No polka dots.  Not a one.  Seriously.  How do I have 13 striped shirts and not one polka-dotted one?

So this weekend, I did a little shopping.  And amazingly, I managed to not buy one thing.  Do you know what was included in this not buying spree?  Polka dots.  Apparently all my stores did not get the memo that polka dots are right on trend, because I couldn't find ANYTHING that I wouldn't have been buying for the sole purpose of this posting.

And that would have been sad, but I would have done it.  Possibly.  I mean, I nearly bought the purple polka-dotted cardigan I saw at Target, but it was an XXL.  I considered what it would look like belted.  You're all lucky it was still $25.

Finally I gave up, deciding I was apparently the only person on the blogosphere that didn't own something polka dotted.

And then I remembered this Express shirt, which was buried at the bottom of the laundry basket.  Which is another pathetic story all together...I'm so happy to get to play along with you all!!


  1. Really cute outfit. And finding something you already own so you can rock the trend is always a bonus!
    Oh, and your alone-in-the-office-phone-beeping story made me laugh out loud!

  2. You had that all along?! Not that I wouldn't have enjoyed seeing you style a way too large cardigan!
    That's a great top - I'm glad you found it!
    Thanks for joining us at EBEW today!
    The Auspicious Life

  3. i love your red belt! perfect pop of color!


  4. Great polka dot post hunnie...love the belt too!! The same thing happens to me all the time...I go on a hunt and come back empty handed to my closet, lol

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  5. Love that your laundry hamper has issues like mine, great pants!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  6. Love the polka dots and the pinstripes. And I only have one item as well and it even has a tear in one sleeve. Whoops!

    North Meets South

  7. i love these wide-legged pants on you and they're great paired with the polka-dots! and what a cute headband!

    cute and little
    come check out the color brigade!

  8. You are adorable! I'm glad you left your blog link in your comment because I've been so swamped I haven't had a chance to read any blogs all week...and I've considered using the dreaded "mark all as read" button yet again.

    But I would have missed this and I'm glad I didn't! I love it!!! That belt is so stinkin' awesome! And the turquoise and red combo - I swoon. I really like how you're wearing the headband too. I can't quite master that but you look beautiful!

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  9. If it makes you feel better, I don't own ONE striped shirt, and stripes are definitely more 'classic' and necessary than polka dots. Cute outfit though! xo

  10. SPOT ON! :D Lovely look! Greetings from a fellow polka girl from EBEW!


    P.S: I'm giving away a $500 FOLEY + CORINNA bag for my blog's Birthday! Would love to see you joining the fun! :D

  11. Really, really cute! Love the color mix and the polka-dots.

  12. Ooh, I went searching for yellow for this time around and found not. one. thing. So I feel ya! Fortunately I already had a yellow shirt I'm in love that a friend gave me a month ago. Whew.


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