Polka Power

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sweater: Gap brand secondhand, free from clothing swap 
Camisole: Downeast Outfitters, $10
Skirt (as shirt): gift
Belt: secondhand, $2 at thrift store
Jeans: Old Navy, $25
Boots: Amanda Smith brand secondhand, $6 from thrift store
Earrings: gift

The tunic-length top I'm wearing is actually a skirt. Proof, from an outfit I wore in January:

I busted out my polka dots today for Everybody, Everywear, but as is typical for me, I really gravitated towards pants, so I chose to wear it as a shirt instead. I get that all that volume over my bum is not the most flattering, but I still really like it somehow. For good measure, I added a brown belt to (a) give a little shape and (b) show that wearing black and brown is A-OK.

Polka Dots | Everybody, Everywear

This gray sweater was another score at the campus clothing swap, and I simply LOVE it. There's all this pretty detailing at the top to make it extra-special, and the fabric blend (lambswool/nylon/angora rabbit hair) is surprisingly soft.

Even though we got some heavy rain and surprise snow last night, spring is clearly right around the corner, so Craig and I decided to break out the bikes and ride down to the Provo Bakery for some treats this morning. My fingers were fuh-reezing, but it was so good to get the wind in my hair again.

What warm-weather things are you most looking forward to? My list goes something like this:

1. the Provo Farmer's Market
2. blossoms on all the trees
3. bike rides
4. summertime apparel (t-shirts, sandals, denim cutoffs, etc.)


  1. Yay, loving the skirt as shirt idea, it totally works and looks absolutely adorable. I also L-O-V-E polka dots, really lovely outfit. xx veronika

  2. I love that you wore the skirt as a shirt and over pants! It looks amazing!

  3. What an amazing remix of that skirt! Seriously, I would've never known it was a skirt. Love.


  4. Warm weather thing I look forward to: getting my INSANELY cooped-up baby out of the house! (The emphasis on insane was not accidental ;)

  5. Fab outfit - I wear skirts as tops and dresses too :D



  6. Ca-lever! I never would have realized it was a skirt. I love it as a tunic!

    Thanks for joining us at EBEW today!
    The Auspicious Life

  7. Wow, never would have guessed it was a skirt! Genius! Warm weather...if only!

    North Meets South

  8. Great outfit and use of skirt as a top- your pics are great.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  9. You're ROCKING that polka girl!!! :D 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


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