Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lookbook: Polka Dot Skirt and Chambray Shirt

Over the weekend, I spent half a day at Santee Alley in Downtown LA with my friend Heart. Even though Santee Alley is only a few minutes away from where I live, I've only gone a handful of times.

During our shopping trip, I found a few accessories that were really inexpensive. I was partly surprise that they were only a few bucks. I mainly bought some bracelets since I have been stacking them lately. I also found these brown suede Mary Jane shoes that is reminiscent to the Miu Miu's. I have been looking for something similar and I found them without even thinking I'll find them.

I don't know how my mom does it, but I tried to see if I can haggle for these shoes. The lady at store only gave me ten percent off on both of the shoes I bought. I guess it's better than not getting anything at all.

I just fell in love on the structure of the shoes. It had the perfect platform and height, not to mention the heels are thick for extra support. Although, I found the shoes to be a little stiff. I tried to put some insoles in it and made it a little better. I was actually being ambitious by wearing it the first time at the Grove to see Robin Thicke perform for the tree lighting (which we ended up not seeing anyway). I was standing for a few hours. The shoes weren't as comfortable as my Litas, but they weren't painful either. I'm really hoping that after a few more wear that they will be more comfortable.

About the outfit, I've been tempted to wear this chambray men's shirt every single day.  Extra small men shirt fits perfectly on me. I love the sleeves are three-quarters long and I can always fold and scrunch them. My boyfriend actually found this for me while he was in the men's section at Topshop during our recent trip to New York. I've worn this top for day two of the Beautylish event with more masculine feel to it. So this outfit is actually the opposite of that.

For this outfit, I decided to moderately mix prints. I ended up really liking pairing up the dark blue polka dot skirt with the chambray shirt and accessorizing it with a leopard scarf. I used a cognac skinny belt to break the blue apart.

Pardon the pictures of this post. I forgot my memory card that day, so I had to resort to my iPhone to take the pictures. 

Pleated polka dot skirt: Forever 21 (similar here, here, and here)
Men's shirt in chambray: Topmen/Topshop (similar here, here, and here)
Brown satchel with foxtail keychain: H&M
Brown Suede Mary Janes: from Santee Alley (similar here)
Leopard scarf: H&M (similar here, here, and here)
Crew socks: Gap
Bracelets: Golden Goose bracelet (JewelMint), spikey bracelet (Forever 21) beaded bracelets (Santee Alley)



  1. gorgeous and very romantic look! i love your sense of style... i'm happy to follow here ;-)



  2. I love all your heels! Wish I could pull of wearing socks with heels. I don't see it done much here in Hawaii. The skirt is super cute also! Very inspiring. Lovely look :).

  3. @STYLE MAFIA thank you for your feedback!

    @Nikki I say just try it! I also felt weird about it, but it actually made the heels more comfortable for me to wear too.

  4. Where is your watch from? It's gorgeous :)


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