6.27.2010

Polka Dot Trend, Accessory Binge

I've been an accessory feen this past week spending every last dollar I could on creative necklaces, rings, and sunglasses without any regard for my bills or my groceries. I suppose it's not all bad seeing as it was the one area I was lacking in as far as my wardrobe goes, it just scares me when I disregard my responsibilities like that.  I had been having a lot of trouble 'finishing' my outfits without any good jewelry, so I decided to splurge on a few good pieces until I had the time (and money) to get my collection growing.



After USPS lost my Nasty Gal sunglasses (RIP sunnies), I decided on a cheaper pair through eCRATER.com. The tortoise shell frames weren't exactly what I was looking for, but I'm always so inspired by old beach photos from the 40's and 50's and this was pair was the closest thing I could find. I think this steampunk style is a little less 50's beach and a little more aviator on the verge of mad scientist, but I like them either way. Maybe I'll come across some more beachy ones at an estate sale.



The necklace was a really good purchase from Modcloth that not only satisfied my accessory needs, but also my one woman band desires too. You see, it's an itty bitty harmonic, and whenever I feel like playing (...ahem --attempting to play--) a tune, I just reach down around my neck for that harmonic. I might annoy my friends, but I entertain myself while doing it.




I can't remember where that earthy stone ring is from, a thrift store for sure, I'm just not certain which one or what I paid for it.  The scary face Polynesian ring was another Modcloth purchase that I've sort of been obsessed with ever since I got it. I've been wanting a fierce statement ring that covers a huge area of my finger, and I got just what I was looking for with this one.

Of course I already devoted a whole post to these Saver's clogs (yes Rosie, we're twinks; mine are MIA too), but I didn't tell you about this dress that I picked up at Saver's on the same trip. I nearly left it behind because I had already found so many great things, but I was relieved that I didn't after getting home and safety pinning the long hemline up. It's really sort of the perfect dress for this polka dot-obsessed season.


The bottom photo on the right here isn't a particular favorite by any means, it just reminded me so much of the Almost Famous cover that I couldn't leave it out of the batch. Who doesn't love that movie!?


Blouse: F21 via Goodwill $3
Polka Dot Dress: Saver's $7
Socks: Target $5
Shoes: Saver's $7
Sunglasses: eCRATER $12
Polynesia Ring: Modcloth $14
Harmonica Necklace: Modcloth $16

40 comments:

Q's Daydream said...

adorable!!! i had that dress in my short just a week ago!

Q's Daydream said...

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Eunice said...

this outfit is beyond amazing! i love it to bits!


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Lemondrop Marie said...

Love that Polynesian ring, fantastic, and the outfit is thrifily fab too! Those shoes especially...


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alya said...

The dress is too good! The polka dot obsession seems to be making its rounds, but that's not a complaint. I'm definitely on board for the print!

Amanda said...

Ugh, this reminds me that I need to add way more accessories to by collection too. I feel like I wear the same necklaces over and over again (because I do). So if I do the same thing and spend all of my money on rings and necklaces, can I blame you? :P

M. said...

I loooove that jumper, the different color buttons are so cute!

lovelove, M.

avalonne lou summers said...

I'm wearing flip-up sunglasses too! I'm going to get a pair of those too, I've been meaning to get a pair for a while now, soon soon! You look awesome as usual. I adore the socks with the clogs!!! I love Almost Famous, love the fashion, the story, the performances, one of my favorite films of the 2000s! :)

Rhiannon said...

Ooh, I love that dress, and aren't vintage clogs the best?

Also the set! I bought a muslin backdrop stand and a roll of paper, but I'm still working on getting it right. The paper's sort of expensive on Ebay but I got mine at an art store where it was about $25 cheaper and it works great!

Ollie Otson said...

I have the same harmonica necklace (but I got mine at Urban). Everyone I know has blown into it at some point. It's quite a conversation piece. We generally just call it the "Rape Harmonica," especially when I wear it out to the bars. Just in case.

Almost Famous is an amazing movie, and I quite like the sunglasses and this whole look as a whole.

B said...

I think it's cool how different all the styles of your jewelry are. Definitely interesting for making different looks.

In anycase that blouse, dress and clogs are brilliant finds. I like the blouse because it is just so versatile for layering. Of course, polkadots are always great!

When I saw your 'almost famous' photo my first thought was John Lennon! It looks a bit creepy in the best way

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Anja said...

looove this

cily said...

The shoes are amazing!!! ;)

Rebecca said...

Ooh I really love this outfit. The clogs with the anjle socks. So sweet. And the almost famous shot is great, you're right who doesn't love that film!

Justice Pirate said...

I'm realy loving this outfit. I really have a hard time liking polka dots but you pull it off so nicely and I love all the accessories with it. Those clogs with the blue socks to match the outfit rock hard!

Shallow Mallow said...

Great outfit! Looking brilliant as ever.

Must be something in the air.. I've been adding to my wardrobe rather than considering bills this month as well. :)

Trishna said...

I love every single thing about this outfit. Beautiful :)

Arielle said...

Agreed..this outfit is adorable! and that photo does look like the cover of Almost Famous ;)

Meghan V. said...

Oh my, I'm completely in love with this. Great outfit.

Meghan V. said...

Oh my, I'm completely in love with this. Great outfit.

Rosie said...

:) Yay twins! I I so want some sunnies like yours! You're so cute!

bestie said...

Oh geez, how CUTE can you get?? I adore this!

Glenda C said...

those clogs are really great

Away with the fairy's said...

I am so incredibly in love with that dress!

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DearBeatrice said...

cute!! those sunnies are so fun!

Jenni said...

I can never get enough of polka dots! Love the harmonica necklace!

Archives said...

digging the socks/clog mix!

Lilpixie said...

I love every part of this outfit especially the necklace

Catherine - The Girl In The Paper Dress said...

I love that dress with extreeme passion!

barefootandvintage said...

that little dress looks great on you. i've been on a belt kick lately...i can never have too many belts. :)

Kristen said...

obsessing over those glasses!! I lost a pair almost just like that on a plane and have been bummin over it ever since. so many good times with those glasses. may yours bring you just as many good times

~K

Christy said...

I love your chunky shoes. They're a great colour.

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

That dress is so good! I'm headed to Salvation Army tomorrow and I'm keeping my eyes open for one like it! Annie.

April said...

That photo does look a lot like the Almost Famous cover. I've been meaning to watch that again for so long! I need to get to it.
I love all your accessories, especially that Polynesian face ring. A friend of mine and I have matching Polynesian face cups, and Tiki man shot glasses. They're so striking! I want more things with them on it.

✿ren said...

I love your shoes and shades! The mad scientist description was really amusing XD

Martina Testi said...

Great outfit girl!But you've pay for your shoe only $7?
I don't believe it!

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rachelfabiano and kortneycooper said...

everything about this outfit is to die for, but ESPECially the clogs. cant believe you got them at savers!

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Andrea said...

I just found your blog...I LOVE IT!!!...I adore your shoes. ^_^

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