Saturday, October 30, 2010

Stripes and Polka Dots

Happy day before Halloween!! We have a busy day today...I got up and got my run in first thing, hubby went to go paint balling with some friends, I have some returns to make at the mall and I have to make chili and cornbread for our church's Trunk-or-Treat tonight which my kids are SOOO excited about going to! It's always a fun activity. It's been cold and drizzly around the bay area the last few days so yesterday I decided to wear my rain boots. I had a lot of running around to do and didn't want to be caught in a rainstorm in flats. I pulled out my $12 long sleeved striped tee from American Eagle and thought it might be fun to pair it with this polka dot scarf from H&M I got as a birthday present from my sis-in-law Kristen this year (love it!). Throw on some skinny jeans and the rain boots and I was good to go:

With the coat:

-Long sleeved Tee-American Eagle
-Skinny Jeans-Banana Republic
-Scarf-H&M-gift from Kristen
-Rain Boots-Gap Outlet
-Coat-Forever 21 (last year??)
-Earrings-American Eagle

I love the way pattern mixing looks and am trying to do it more often. I'm a work in progress! =)

Last night was date night and we went out to dinner for a friend's birthday at PF Changs...LOVE!! We followed it up with some gelato for dessert. Gelato is like the best thing ever invented, I'm pretty sure. Here's what I wore out for the occasion:

-Ruffle-Trim Tie-Belt Top-Old Navy
-Ruffle Cardigan-J Crew
-Skinny Jeans-Banana Republic
-Tall Black Boots-Franco Sarto (2008)
-Ring-Forever 21

We stopped in at J Crew before heading to dinner and I found a pale pink Traversa Cardigan hanging on the clearance rack for $29.99 in my size so I grabbed it right up. I love the one I already have and definitely would get good use out of the pale pink color. I also tried the Muse Tank on to see what size fit best. I would love to pick up the Golden Topaz color once it hits sale. I was hoping to see the color in real life but they only had the Smoky Charcoal color in the store (which was also really pretty). I saw the Golden Topaz color paired on a Polyvore set with the purple Set the Course cardigan from Anthro that I picked up on super sale and loved the combination so I'm keeping my eyes open for a good deal on it now. For reference, I thought the small fit much better on my long torso...the XS fit just as good, but the length was an was a tad too short.

As for tonight, I have my Halloween outfit all picked out for the Trunk-or-Treat...I'll definitely be sporting Halloween colors but in a modern, chic way. I may even add a witch hat and call it good. =) I'll be sure to snap a picture to share.

Hope you all have a fabulous day!


  1. You look great in both outfits! I'm a huge fan of pairing dots and stripes, so love outfit 1 alot for that. And I just love the bold contrast between the colors in look 2, completed with you those boots!

  2. I love the color of the striped shirt! Cute pairing with the polka dot scarf!

  3. I love the stripes and polka dots together - those are such fun colors, too! And hooray for date night - you look beautiful, and I'm jealous of your yummy dinner out! I couldn't resist the Traversa for $30 either, and ending up ordering a gray for the collection ;)