Monday, July 25

polka calico

When I saw Kendi in this outfit, I knew I wanted to try my hand at the whole "polka-dotted top over a dress" thing too. I mean, how adorable is her ensemble?! Now, I don't have the lovely pieces she has in her outfit, but I do have a little cropped top from F21 and a calico number from Anthropologie, so here's my version of "polka printing" --

top, f21
'collected calico' dress, anthropologie
wedge flats, cole haan
brown belt, urban outfitters
ring, f21
bangle, kate spade

I retrospect, I think a sleeveless top may have worked better so I don't look so upside-down triangle on top. Next time!

I'll leave you all with a Monday bite -- browned butter rice krispie treats with sea salt! The recipe is from Smitten Kitchen, and it's a winner every single time I make it. Enjoy!


  1. You look adorable! I love your take on Kendi's original outfit. I need to try my hand at this too!

  2. Aw, this is so cute! I especially love how you tied the top...these two prints work perfectly together!

  3. I miss seeing you in the calico dress - I'm glad you brought it back because it is such a fun and pretty piece!

  4. I agree with Lisa -- I ADORE this dress on you and I'm so glad to see it back! Mmm delicious desserts. I may have to make these.

  5. Those treats look as divine as you do in that ensemble!

  6. Those rice krispie treats sound amazing.

    You look adorable! I love your take on her outfit.

  7. cute cute combo! I love seeing how you used the inspiration but to what you already owned.

    those rice krispie treats look so yummy. can i come over for some ;)?

  8. What a cute combo! Those rice krispies remind me of kellogs LCMs bars and look very yummy. I have a fondness for sweet and very subtly salty things right now.

  9. What a great idea! I never would think to put a top over a dress, but it can really work! Especially when you have a cropped top (I would never dare wear those with my belly hanging out!) But over a dress, it totally makes it ok ;)

  10. Love your take on her outfit. Now I'm starting to rack my brain of how I can combine stripes with polk a dots.... hmmmmmm :)

  11. Cute outfit!

    Where are your plates from?

  12. I would never in a million years thought to have paired this together but it looks fantastic! this is why I love reading personal style blogs - so much inspirations.

    I also really dig your nails - you always have the cutest manicure!

  13. You look amazing! I really love the fullness of that printed skirt!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights