Polka dot mixer

Happy Friday! It’s been a looooong week, y’all. Battling cold and sinus issues, prepping for a massive amount of upcoming classes, compiling reports and statistics, tenure-track evaluation prep, you name it. I have earned this weekend. You and me, couch, let’s make it happen. 😉

But onto the clothes… I continued the red and black combo for V-Day. I’ve been inspired by Jessica’s pink-and-polka-dots look on What I Wore for awhile, so today, I layered my red cashmere sweater over a polka-dotted dress. Pattern-mixing polka dots?! Oh, yes.

Librarian for Life + Style | Polka dot mixer

Librarian for Life + Style | Polka dot mixer

Librarian for Life + Style | Polka dot mixer

Details:  Polka-dotted dress (worn as skirt):  JCPenney, old  /  Cashmere sweater:  Kohl’s, old  /  Scarf:  Kohls, gift-carded last spring  /  Patent leather heels:  Payless, on sale this winter  /  Grey tights:  Walmart?, old  /  Bracelet:  Gift from Sam, old  /  Pearl hoop earrings:  Gift from Sam, Abu Dhabi

Librarian for Life + Style | Polka dot mixer

For the fifth and final day of my “Take One, Pass It On” style challenge for the week, I remixed my polka-dotted scarf. Here’s the recap for the week:

Librarian for Life + Style | Take One, Pass It On collage

Link ups: Fashion Friday  /  Casual Friday Link Up  /  Favorite Frock Fridays  /  Fearless Fashion Fridays  /  Copycat Linkup  /  Watch What I’m Wearing  /  Sunday Style  /  MoMoMod Style Showcase  /  Work Clothes, I Suppose


26 thoughts on “Polka dot mixer

  1. Ana

    You did so great on the TOPIO challenge! I only started this week and I am already failing, I’ve only done accessories (scarf and bracelet), such a fail. I really loved your vest and now this scarf! I love the way you mixed the polka dot patterns. I really want to add polka dots to my closet, but they sort of terrify me…
    You look terrific and I hope you and your couch have a wonderful weekend together!

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style

      Wow, thanks so much, Ana! I have taken the polka dot plunge, and there’s no looking back! If you’re hesitant about polka dots, I’d recommend starting out with a small-dotted pattern like in a scarf or belt. And then work your way up from there. 🙂 And accessories and shoes totally count for TOPIO — I like the challenge because it’s relatively stress-free.

  2. peacelovesequins

    I love all your scarfs! I need to wear mine more! Such a simple way to add style to your outfit!

    Thanks for linking up for Fearless Fashion Fridays!

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style

      Gotta admit, I didn’t become a total scarf convert until I lived overseas in the Middle East for 3 years… and experienced the true value of shawls, scarves, and other cotton head coverings to help battle heat and humidity. Practicality combined with style? Yes, please!

  3. Carrie

    I love black, red and white together – and the double polka dots look glorious! I’ve been fighting off a sinus thing too this week :(. Enjoy your well-deserved couch time!

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  5. Bri Marie

    Holy cow you’ve totally killed it with TOPIO! I’m so glad you linked up with this – it is such an amazingly classic look taken up a notch with the two different polka dot patterns. Love!

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style

      Wow, you’ve made my morning, Bri Marie! And I loooooove that Erin @ Loop Looks posted her look, inspired by this one (which was itself inspired by Jessica @ What I Wore), on the same link-up. Totally proves the point that style is a cycle of inspiration and personal interpretation 🙂

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