Polka Dot – Day to Night
October 2, 2010
Filed Under: Style
Okay, so my original intent to update this blog daily might be a little more difficult
than I expected. It is currently around 12:30am … which technically makes itÂ Saturday,
but since I haven’t slept yet, I still consider it Friday … which meansmy every day
plan (in my mind) is still intact. Can’t guarantee this will continue, though.
Today I wore a new shirt from The Gap (of course). I saw it online awhile ago
and was eagerly awaiting it’s arrival in our store. The shirt itself is a little too
nightgown-y for my taste, but nothing that a belt can’t fix.
I had the day off today! Hubs and I photographed an engagement session and
then I went to check out an art festival (Artprize) downtown with a friend afterwards.
I wore the polka dot top with leggings, for lack of a better option. Which leads me
to my fashion rule #1:
DO NOT WEAR LEGGING WITH A TOP THAT DOESN’T COVER YOUR ASS OR CROTCH. ever.
This top was cutting it close. I would have preferred to wear it with dark skinny
jeans, but seeing as The Gap didn’t have the dark “always skinny” jeans in my size
when I went to purchase them, leggings were my back-up option.
IÂ accessorizedÂ the top with a fabric necklace that a friend of mine made … and a
belt that I found at the salvation army for a whopping $.99.
Here is the look:
So after Artprize, I met up with another friend to head out to the bar. It was 80s
night at Gardella’s … but that doesn’t necessarily mean that I get all pimped out in
80s gear. No thank you.
To take this top from day to night, I accessorized with gold. Instead of leggings,
I wore shorts and tights. I also wore a houndstooth, black chiffon hair piece that I made.
Here is the evening look:
Voila! Day to night in a few easy steps.
Oh, and back to my leggings rule, there was a girl at the bar wearing leggings
and a shorter top – not a good look. I don’t care who you are. Don’t do it.
Top: The Gap (Originally $54.50)
Leggings: The Gap (Originally $19.50)
Necklace: Sugar and Fig
Belt: Salvation Army ($.99)
Shoes: The Gap (Origianally $39.50)
Clutch: The Gap (Originally $24.50)
Top: The same as above.
Shorts: Forever 21 (can’t remember exact cost … under $30)
Tights: The Gap (Originally $12.50)
Belt: Banana Republic ($15)
Shoes: Christian Siriano throughÂ Payless Shoe Source ($35)
Clutch: The same as above.
Do you have anything in your closet that works for both daytime and nighttime
looks? Look through your clothes and put together something unexpected!
Truth be told, the idea of wearing tights with open toed shoes totally freaked me out …
but I tried it anyway. What do you think? Would you wear this look?
Thanks for stopping by!