Daily Outfit: 7/5/10

Polka dot dress, Garnet Hill
Red pumps, Tsubo Acrea
Labradorite necklace, dissolvedstorm
Bracelets, gift from my mom

I snapped this dress up back in April, and am so glad I did. Cute, washable, lightweight, and perfect for the unbearably hot and humid weather we’ve been dealing with for the past few days.

Speaking of what I’ve been up to over the past few days …


… the incomparable Audi of Fashion for Nerds and her superfab SO Mark have been hanging out with me and HM here in Minneapolis! We’ve been eating ourselves silly, seeing the sights and, of course, shopping. In fact, we’re off to a fabric and leather supply warehouse now to check out materials for Audi and Mark’s amazing Etsy shop. Wish us luck!

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  • LPC

    How fun! Big wave to both of you.

  • Kimberly

    Polka Dot Princesses – it is always great to see you two together!

  • Jingle Bella

    You and Audi in one place – so much awesome! πŸ˜€

  • eek

    love all the polka dots!

  • La Historiadora de Moda

    Yay for polka dots and for Audi! I wish I had already moved so that I could hang out with you both!

  • Megan

    You guys look so cute! sounds like you're having fun. =D

  • Scholar Style Guide

    Great to see you together looking great!! I hope you're continuing to enjoy your time together.

    Love that dress on you! I don't own any polka dots and always wonder why not when I see them on others.

    -Liz

  • Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    Deliberate polka dot matching? Have fun together.

  • Alecia

    What fun they two of you must be having-great polka dots- love audi's shoes

  • Lemondrop Marie

    I am a sucker for polka dots, you are a lovely pair.

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    Purseapalooza giveaway

  • lopi

    That dress is so lovely, it hurts! And the cut, it looks like it was made for you. Maybe you should have a seamstress copy it for you in other colours/fabrics?

  • Kat

    Ooh, fabulous dress! I hope that's as light and summery as it looks.

  • Jenni

    This dress is killing me. It's so cute!

  • Sonja

    What fun! You two look fabulous! Wish I could be there to hang with you both! xoxoxox

  • lisa

    Teehee you two are polka dot sisters! Love it. Hope you're having a blast. πŸ™‚

  • oksani

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress. I covet this dress!! And it looks great on you as well.

    I keep wanting to ask you, how on earth do you manage to buy things online? I must not understand the concept, but I just can't figure out how to pick things that would look/feel good, without trying them on πŸ™

  • E

    That dress is so fun! I love the colorful polka dots!

  • WendyB

    So happy you two got to get together.

  • Sheila

    Oh, how fun! I love the dress (great cut) and who doesn't adore Audi?

    Enjoy! and try not to think of all of us who would love to be in either your or Audi's shoes!

  • Rad_in_Broolyn

    Aw, you guys both look so beautiful, and stylish and summery! Great post.

  • iamronel

    wow love your tattoo..:)

  • ronelmarin.net

    look fun and both of you are gorgeous

  • Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion)

    This polka dot dress looks adorable on you! I love how you paired it with the colorful pumps! so so cute!

    http://www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

  • Colleen

    Love, love, love that dress so much!! It is just beautiful on you and it looks so summery and fun!
    Enjoy your visit!:)

  • ~Nourish~

    That dress? Makes me happy, and I'm not even the one wearing it…lol. Enjoy the visit. πŸ™‚

  • kashmirstorz

    Polka Dots Design is always cute

  • Casey

    Goodness, Sal–that dress is amazing! You look so cute! πŸ˜€ Hope you and Audi are having a blast (and staying cool)! πŸ™‚

    β™₯ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

  • Gretchen

    I always love your look and your confidence. But, I just don't wear dresses – I was wondering if you've come across any fashion bloggers who really manage to spiff up the business casual look. Thanks!

  • RubyAlison

    I love polka dots! Very cute dress. Have fun!

  • tinyjunco

    Hooray Dots!! and it's a treat to see 'the casual Audi'… steph

  • Andie

    I LOVE that polka dot dress on you! Too too cute! πŸ™‚

  • budget chic

    You guys look uber cute! I did not know the lady who blogs for "fashion for Nerds" lived in the U.S., I just thought she lived overseas somewhere. Any hoo, I love her style! Polka dress is adorable!

  • Merith

    Love, love polka dots–especially mixed colors of dots in the same fabric. What a great dress!

  • orchidsinbuttonholes

    I love that dress! It's so summertime and fun and classy all at the same time. I'm a sucker for polka-dots, but that's one of the best polka-dot dresses I've seen. You wear it well!

  • Sal

    Emma: Totally unintentional!

    oksani: Oh, it took me a while to warm up to purchasing online. But now I do it quite often. I think once you have a good sense of which styles work for your figure and your style, you can guestimate by just looking at an image. But it definitely takes practice! And lots of wasted shipping fees …

    Gretchen: I can't think of any daily outfit blogs that focus on biz casual, but here are some other resources for you:
    http://corporette.com/
    http://workchic.com/blog/

  • Vibram Five Fingers

    Super cute dress! And the red shoes perfectly go with it! You look like an eye-candy!;)

  • Diana

    That polka dot dress is fantastic! I wish I hadn't missed that one.

    And it's so awesome to see you and Audi together. I'm seriously jealous.

  • All Women Stalker

    Aww you two look cute. I'm always down for some polka dots πŸ™‚

  • lyrebirdgully

    That polkadot dress is such an attractive shape and cut on you.
    I saw this inexpensive way to jazz up a summer top, and I can just see any one of these on your polka dot frock-

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50521404/five-flower-cluster-pin-modern-chic?ref=v1_other_2
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/49519096/five-flower-cluster-pin-dark-pink

    An alternative for hot days when necklaces stick to one's sweaty skin? have you ever worn brooches in summer?