Monday, February 16, 2015

Polka Dots and Gingham Monochrome, plus All About You Party!

Welcome on this "All About You" Tuesday. Today I am co-hosting with the Lovely ZAZ from Mama and More. She is a thirty-something Mother of 2 who calls UK her home. She is Stylish, Beautiful and Super Sweet. So join her and I today. The Link up is called "All About You" so the post can be about anything and everything. 
For this Post, I am showing you two pretty simple, Monochromatic Looks featuring Polka Dots, Gingham and Neutral Colors. First up is this Outfit with my Polka Dot Pencil Skirt, Black Opaque Patterned Tights, Blue+White Gingham Shirt and my Black, Scoop-Neck Sweater over it. I wore my Black+Blue Oxfords because they matched the Outfit perfectly. I accessorized with a Silver Bauble Necklace and some Blue Multi-faceted Globe Earrings. I have worn this same skirt similarly with my Blue+Black Buffalo Plaid Shirt, a Black Blazer and more pops of Blue. I wore this to work. I had a couple of appointments that day and I did receive a couple of compliments on this Outfit, which I love. =) What about you?
Cobalt+White, Plaid Button-down w/ Gingham Print inside (I reversed the shirt): Joe Fresh (JC Penney's) (very similar by Brooks Brothers, great deal, love this), (very similar, love this, Splurge), (gorgeous, sky blue option w/ two pockets, love this), (similar by Forever 21, best deal).
Off-Black, Spider-Print Opaque Tights: H&M.



A few weeks later, subconsciously I paired B+W Polka Dots on the bottom with a B+W Gingham Shirt and my Taupe Cardigan and Brown Fur Boots. I guess when it works, it works. I like how the Taupe Cardi and Brown Boots are basically 2 different shades of the same color. I wore some Double-sided, Black Bobble Studs and those black dots on my ears go well with the polka dots on the leggings, as well. I finished off with Red Lipstick. I wore this Outfit on a Saturday morning running errands and later on playing with Vivian outside. Have you paired Polka Dots with Gingham before? I think they look nice, especially if they are in the same color family.
Black Velvet Leggings w/ White Polka Dots: Koton (similar, best deal), (similar by F21, great deal, love these), (fun option by Kensie, love these).
Black, Plastic, Double-sided, Bobble Earrings: An Accessories Boutique (New) (gorgeous option by Marc Jacobs, great deal), (similar by Kendra Scott, on sale, love these), (simple classic black studs, best deal).

P.S. Also, linking up with Alison, Alycia, Amber, Angela, Erin, Jessica, Laura, Lauren, Lindsey, Lisa, Nicole, Rachel, Shanna and Whitney. Once again linking up with Carrie because some of her "Create 28" Prompts for the last week have been Polka Dots, Patterns and Pencil Skirts and I covered them all with this post. And I am linking up with Maegen because the Creative Closet's Link up today is all about Polka Dots.

Once again, Thanks a Lot for joining our Link-up, today.
Have a Great Tuesday!

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Onto you and the linkup - the kids are cute, but this linky is all about YOU! You can link blog posts or Instagram images (Instagram hashtag #allaboutyounow) - your style, thoughts, opinions, projects, anything YOU!  I simply ask that you please visit at least one of my posts, and as many other linkers as you'd like to share comment love, like or Pin.  You know how this works!

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35 comments:

  1. Ada you look lovely and your hair is sooo beautiful! Like the blue blouse, very sophisticated. But the casual black too. Actually just popped by to say hello and then noticed the link up. Thank you and very happy to join! xo Sabina | Oceanblue Style

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  2. I love the gingham and polka dot mix! Both outfits are fabulous! So nice to see you co-hosting this morning!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. You are quite the master of mixing patterns! I love gingham with polkat dots and this color combo is one of my favorites! I have had a pair of oxford shoes on my wish list all winter! I love your two toned pair!! You always look fabulous Ada!! Susan

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  4. Love both looks but that first one is my fave! I love the pop of color with the button down. :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge1.wordpress.com

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  5. So lovely to have you on board with All About You Ada! Xx

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  6. Oh Ada you look so cute in polka dots!! One of my favorite prints :)

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  7. I've never thought of mixing gingham with polkadots! I love stripes and florals together — will try checks and spots too! X Thanks for hosting #allaboutyounow

    Caro | www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

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  8. I love the first outfit, very cute!

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  9. Great layering, Ada! Polka dots make everything fun. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  10. You look too cute! Loving the pattern mixing! The polka dots are adorable!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  11. Loving all the pattern mixing Ada! You look great!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  12. I never would have imagined mixing these two patterns EVER, but it totally works! Great job!

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  13. Hi Ada,
    I like both outfits you showed, the patterns work well together and you loolk very pretty. Love the black and white polka dots
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

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  14. love the black and white polka dots you look great! #allaboutme

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  15. You are so good at pattern mixing! Both outfits are really cute, but you can never go wrong with a monochromatic outfit :)

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  16. What a great way to mix patterns! Definitely love it!

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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  17. Ada, I really like the first outfit. Love the dotted skirt and pattern mixing. Very pretty!

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  18. Cute outfits, I can't decide which one I like best as both are nice and go well as far as pattern mixing. Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who have Inspired Me" today, I will have to link up to yours.
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

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  19. Ada, now you have inspired me to try my polka dots jeans with gingham shirt! I never thought about this combination.

    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com/

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  20. Love the polka dots and gingham! It's a wonderful combination that I never even thought to try! Great pattern mixing with both looks!

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  21. Love both of these fun polka dotted looks--great pattern mixing too! I especially love that polka dot skirt--I used to have a similar one, but the fit wasn't quite right. I think I need to go find one though!

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  22. Great to see you co-hosting at one of my fav linkys! Love the polka dot skirt, I don't wear black as a rule but navy/white could work just as well I think. #AllAboutYou

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  23. I love how you layered the gingham top and paired it with the adorable polka dot skirt, your hair looks pretty up too Ada!! Hope you are having a great week:)
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  24. I'm not very good at pattern mixing like you Ada! But I love gingham, and I love polkadots, so maybe this is one I could try if I stick to the monochrome palette like you show here. x

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  25. Wonderful and tasteful take on print mixing! Both pairings are gorgeous, Ada!

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  26. Ada, you have a gift with mixing patterns and colours. And those shoes - stunning!

    Thank you for linking with us at ReasonsToDress party. It's great to see you cohosting with Zaz. It's so much fun!
    Angele

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    1. Angele thank you for spreading so much #reasonstodress love!

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  27. Ada you have such nice make up in those first pictures and look so sweet! I also love that first outfit on you, styled to perfection!

    So nice to see you hosting #allaboutyou one of my fav linkups of all time!

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  28. I love the polka dots and the gingham! Such a cute look!

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  29. Finally made it by to link up a look - thanks for the invite, Ada! You know I love polka dot and gingham together and these are two super cute looks! Those leggings are too fun!

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  30. Two more awesome looks Ada, love the polka dots. Thanks for another great link up

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  31. Gingham and polka dots are so cute together! Two great outfits!

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  32. Great polka dots skirt. I love monochromatic style!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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