Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Playing Favorites

I love new clothes. There's something really satisfying about ripping the tags off a garment and wearing it for the first time. Some items go on to become favorites, worn over and over until they literally fall apart. Other items get worn a few times and then get thrown into the "donate/ sell" pile. This dress is one of those items that I will wear until it can't be worn any more. 



I bought this dress at Target  back in February or March and I have worn it once every two weeks ever since. It works for every season, and I love challenging myself to style it in different ways. (Like here, here, and here). When I bought this floral and leopard print scarf (on super clearance for $5!!!) at Urban Outfitters, I knew I would eventually pair it with this dress. Pardon the pattern explosion, but I think they're a perfect match.



Outfit: Dress, Cardigan, Belt & Tights- Target; Boots- Matisse via DSW; Scarf- Urban Outfitters 
Do you play favorites with your clothing? 


23 comments:

  1. I bought a navy/white polka dot dress from Target a couple of months ago too and it has been a major go-to for me this fall. I've paired it with patterned cardigans, left plain with a fun necklace and burgundy heels, etc. Gotta love a piece of clothing that you can remix again and again.

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    1. ... and now I'm going to try it with my burgundy flats:)

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  2. I used to have a dress like this but it shrunk and is too short now :( But I agree that it's super versatile - and polka dots are the cutest!

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    1. This one is a little short for work unless I'm wearing really opaque tights.

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  3. agreed! I just wish everything I bought was well-loved and much worn!

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  4. LOVE this outfit! This really looks great on you, I love every way you pared it. This and the "Goodbye summer clothes" posts are my favorite!

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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    1. Those are my favorites too! I think I just really like it with the green belt:)

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  5. That dress is so cute! I do the same thing...some things I love and always wear and other things don't get worn nearly as often.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Starbucks + Ad Space Giveaway!

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  6. Such a cute dress, of course I am loving the polka dots! It looks great with the scarf and the boots. I have go-to items that I always wear when I'm too lazy to think in the mornings! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  7. i definitely play favorites...but mostly with shoes! and leggings if they count. i wear leggings a lot!! i love your dress and the scarf is perfect with it!

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    1. I have three of the same pair of $8 black leggings from target, so I am with you on that!

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  8. I love your polka dot dress!! It looks amazing with your floral scarf!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  9. I love polka dots - i'm glad this dress has seen so much use! I hate it when i wear something a few times and then it sits around ignored.
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. Me too! I'm making a sincere effort to make outfits in my head with every item I pick up in a store BEFORE I buy it.

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  10. I love this scarf, it's so gauzy looking and the print has a very watercolor look to it, completely stunning! (The colors are so soft, I think it pairs very well with the polka dotted dress.) What I like the most is how you went with brown accents rather than black with this outfit, it looks so chic!

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    1. Those are exactly the reasons I love this scarf (that and the $5 price tag!) For some reason I always pair navy with brown instead of black.

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  11. Love the polka dots & patterned scarf together! I love polka dots so this dress is right up my alley! Its a great year round dress!

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  12. Lovely post! I really like your taste :) . Maybe we could follow each other? let me know :)

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    1. I wore the heck out of these boots last winter. I need to get them polished and resoled, but I haven't found the time, or been willing to part with them long enough.

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  14. That dress is the cutest...I would wear it every 2 weeks too :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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