Wednesday, April 9, 2014

8 of 30: Striped Dress with Coral Cardigan, Polka Dot Flats and Floral Scarf.

Welcome to another Outfit from my 30 for 30 Challenge. If you are new here, for the first time ever, this month of April I am remixing my closet by wearing 30 Outfits with 30 items of clothing (including shoes but excluding Puffy Vests or Outter-wear Jackets). Here are the items I chose to remix. How have I done so far? Your feedback is much appreciated. =)

This is my second Dress (I am finally wearing) from the items I chose. It is a T-Shirt style Dress with Classic Black+White Stripes in two different widths and a little Cobalt Color-blocking for some variety. I got it a few months ago, on clearance at Express and just like all of their Knit Dresses or T-Shirts it is quite comfy. I almost wish I got the Medium (for length) but it was too loose for me overall. At 5.7'' and with my long legs, this Dress feels a little short, but as a Stay-at-Home Mom for Coffee, Grocery Shopping and some little errands close to home isn't bad. I didn't mean to wear Orange 3 days in a row either (this same Sweater with a Black Shirt-dress the day before, or yesterday's Graphic Tee paired with Leather), but it just happened to be that way. I am posting each Outfit in their chronological order, by the way. For some mild Pattern-mixing, I added just one of my many New Scarves from this Spring. This was given to me by a Local Boutique (along 2 other Scarves). I love that it is Floral and in such pretty Colors too. Perfect for Floral Week which I am linking to. What do you think of this Outfit? Are Stripes OK to mix with Florals and Polka Dots? I think it's fine as long as one Pattern stands out. My other 2 Patterns are through the Accessories.
Pros: It is a Spring Outfit. The Mixing of Colors (Black, White, Coral, Cobalt & Lavender) worked out. It was very easy to wear and very comfortable.
Cons: Some of the photos are a little blurry and out of focus (these were taken with the old camera, again - sorry).
Black+White Striped (w/ Cobalt), Boat-neck, Cotton, T-Shirt Dress: Express.
Coral, 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan w/ Silver Buttons: White House Black Market.
Lavender, Coral + Pink, 100% Silk, Floral Scarf: c/o A Local Accessories Boutique.
Purple, Square, Multi-Faceted Stud Earrings: Bijoux & Accessories.
Silver, Pave Ring w/ tiny Silver Stones & big Square Ruby in the middle: A Local Boutique.
2-in-1 Silver Ring w/ 2 Silver Circle Stones & 1 Oval Cognac Stone: White House Black Market.
Real Gold Wedding Band and Real Gold+Diamond Engagement Ring: From My Husband.
Red, Cotton-Stretchy Pencil Skirt w/ tiny White Polka Dots: Bebe.
Neutral Sunglasses: Borrowed from My Sister-in-Law.
Navy+White, Suede Leather, Pointy Toe Ballet Flats: Gap.

And for the first time ever I am linking up with Nora & Megan for their Inspiration Monday which this week was a B+W Striped Dress (worn by January Jones whom I love). Every woman should own a B+W Striped Dress. I have a Winter version, too. =)


  1. Love the striped dress on you. Looks so flattering. And what a great red purse. Love it.

  2. Hot Mama, You are having me want to get a stripe dress.

  3. Oh, I'll always be a fan of some quirky pattern mixing!

  4. Ooo! I like the pop of polka dot in the shoes. Nice job pattern mixing here. It looks very classy :)

  5. This is adorable Ada! It's chic and uncomplicated, I think it's my new favorite :)

  6. This is so pretty! The mix of stripes and florals is amazing!

  7. Love the pattern mixing here! You look great!

  8. I think this is my favorite look of the challenge so far! You look so nice and springy and I love the scarf with that cardigan and your dress!

  9. Great striped dress, Ada! :)


  10. Love that striped dress! I am a sucker for anything striped. And the cardi looks great with it!


  11. Ditto what Nikki said - I'm a sucker for anything striped and this dress has a real nautical look to it which is fun. With the pattern and color you have going on on top, I think a basic black shoe would have worked really well. Keep up with the 30 for 30!

  12. That striped dress is perfect on you (and I'm not just biased because it's from Express! Ha ha.) and I love that cardigan on you. Very flattering color. :)
    Gina ~ On the Daily Express

  13. LOVE all the mixed prints, all of my favorites in one: stripes, florals, polka dots! way to be daring, it totally works!!

    thank you so much for stopping by my blog earlier today, your comment really made my day :)

    xo mk

  14. You did it all here!! Pattern mixing, spring colors, the whole shebang!! Great spring look! Beautiful lady(: Susan

  15. I love the way you paired stripes, dots, AND floral! The colors all look great together. Very cute outfit!

    NCsquared Life

  16. I really like the dots and stripes and the floral too! I haven't figured floral out yet for me. You look great!! Thanks for stopping by Whatcha Wearing Wednesday and linking up too!



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