What I Wore: Talbots Dobby Dot Jacket

I recently purchased a black and white tailored blazer from Talbots, and it has quickly become one of my favorite pieces (it’s still second to by navy blazer). The Dobby Dot Jacket has personality without being as loud as a colorful or floral print, so it still works in professional settings, and the top button hits at my natural waist, so it’s very flattering. Unfortunately most smaller sizes are no longer available online, but if you click the “find it in a store” button you can easily locate any size and have the individual store ship it to you, or reserve online and then pick it up in person- very convenient!

Dobby Print Jacket, $169 at Talbots

Dobby Dot Jacket, $169 at Talbots

Here’s a close-up of the stitched pattern and black piping:

Dobby Dot Jacket

When I first wore the jacket a few weeks ago I styled it with fuschia! Sometimes black is harsh against my pale skin, but the light pink sweater brings color back to my face.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

What I wore:

Talbots Jazz pink cotton pullover (Talbots)

Black skinny micro-cords – it was a bit colder out at the time, but black cigarette pants like these would work just as well.

Talbots suede Nia pointed toe flats – I wore these in a previous post, they are no longer available (Nine West)

A simple string of pearls (Every girl should have this, even if they are not real!)

Advertisements

What I Wore: Lace and Polka-dots

I recently discussed my preoccupation with mint as a wonderful addition to my summer wardrobe’s color palette. Continuing the theme of summer style, I decided to combine a few other seasonal trends to create this whimsical look:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

I really love how the lace and polka-dots looked together.

Polka-dots and lace, living together in harmony...

Polka-dots and lace, living together in harmony…

I also thought fuchsia was a nice pop of color. I can dress very casually for my job, but the building is heavily air-conditioned so I always need to plan an optional layering piece for some extra warmth. The cardigan worked with my pointed-toe flats to add vibrancy.

Any-hoo, here are the different elements of my look:

-Seven polka-dotted skinny jeans (Gap, Talbots, J. Crew)

-Valerie Bertinelli lace top (Forever 21, Forever 21, Ann Taylor, Piperlime, Piperlime)

-Talbots charming cardigan in fuschia

-Talbots pointed-toe suede flats (BCBG at DSW, Talbots, Kate Spade at Zappos)

I also added a long jeweled pendant necklace:

Jeweled necklace

Long pendant necklace

My necklace is from Forever21, but you can easily buy a similar pendant of much higher quality from a different vendor, I found several options (Express, Nordstrom, Tiffany & Co. -this one’s good luck!). Specifically, I stumbled upon this amazing Pearl Vial Necklace from House of Harlow! It’s not just for show, the faux-pearl cap actually unscrews to reveal a tiny storage space. Is it awful that this immediately reminded me of the Cruel Intentions rosary necklace?

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

If I hadn’t just gone on that irresponsible shopping binge at Talbots, I might consider buying it, it’s on sale! Have you made any wonderful and unexpected shopping finds recently? Are you loving the mixture of dots and lace, or could you do without? Feel free to leave comments, and visit my pinterest page for more unique finds!