Monday, July 23, 2012

Polka dots + Azalea Necklace

Polka dot dress:  Banana Republic, spring 2012
Azalea necklace in vibrant flame:  J.Crew, summer 2012
Peeptoes:  Anne Klein
What is that smudge under my left eye?  I look like I got punched.  Which I did, by Monday again.  Ha, I'm so clever.  All the polka dots in J.Crew's fall catalogue inspired me to pull this dress out.  A dotty dress can help even the worst case of the Mondays, did you know that?  I thought this necklace totally changed the look of this dress, and I really enjoyed the combo.  I almost returned this necklace and I'm so glad I decided to keep it.  I love the color and the fact that it is truly a "statement" piece.

Spekaing of statement pieces folks, I am seriously considering making a big (to me at least) purchase of a real bubble necklace from J.Crew.  This one to be exact.  I think the kelly green is a perfect year-round color, and I am already thinking of dozens of outfits to plan around it.  As much as I adore my Factory version, I still yearn for the huge real thing from retail.  What are your thoughts?  Do you have a real bubble?  Was it worth the cost?  I'd love to hear from you. 

Thanks for visiting!


  1. love the outfit!

    i don't have a real bubble, only one i found on etsy. i still can't bring myself to shell out that amount of money.

  2. OMG! haha I have the same BR dress and I adore it so much. It's my conference/presentation dress and it makes me smile everytime I put it on.

    I just got my first TWO bubble necklaces from
    they are only 49$ and you can get free shipping if you visit her blog and become a follower. I think they are a great cheaper alternative and am thinking about getting a few more for the great price. I got the white and fushia ones and can not wait to wear them! HTH


  3. DRESS is fantastic!!! IF J. Crew's "STYLE GUIDE" says SPOTS ARE IN--well then they are def. IN!!!
    I just got the new catalog today--I'm not feeling anything in this one--not yet anyhow--sometimes it takes more than one flip through.

  4. You are such elegant woman! I'm overwhelmed by your unique style and I think you'll be my inspiration :-)
    I'm 21 and still looking for my own style... glad I visited your website!
    Greetings, Martyna! :-)

  5. So funny to read this post as I am considering the same thing - getting a real bubble necklace. Please post about it if you do get one.

  6. Wow thank you ladies so much! You are all too kind!

  7. I'm a little late in seeing this, but I'm considering buying the Bubble Necklace too. I'm still mulling over the price. I'd love to know what you decide to buy it.

    Moody Girl In Style