Monday, July 11, 2011

Polka Dots & Gold

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Zoo animals, Michigan friends, cheeseburgers, cupcakes and tacos describe this past weekend, which may be the best way someone could describe an ideal weekend for me. Don visited from Milwaukee and we made trips to new restaurants, bars and did a couple touristy things, including the zoo. Knowing Don and my friend Jessica from Michigan would be in town, I made a bigger effort to make plans and explore the city. Sometimes, I need the visits of friends from outside the city to light a fire under my butt to have fun.
I'm actually wearing this today after work to grab dinner with friends and wearing something similar to this to work, but substitute in a work appropriate skirt. I usually dress these shorts down, but this time I wanted to mix patterns and dress it up a bit with a lot of gold accessories. 
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[top by ezra from pitaya, shorts by silence and noise, wedges by aldo, sunglasses by rayban, bag by marc jacobs, necklace from kie&kate]
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28 comments:

Lindsey N. said...

Ahh I love the zipper in the back of the shorts! This whole outfit just works so well. I"m glad you decided to dress them up! Which Zoo did you go to? I went to the Lincoln Park Zoo Sunday with my boy's family-we only do touristy things when people visit us, too!




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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

your polka dotted top is sooo cuteee!

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Melody said...

Love this! The pattern mix, gold accessories, your wedges!! Everything looks so good together!

s said...

very nice look... love the short :D


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Gina Michele said...

Love those shorts!

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Kelly Hicks said...

Love the mixing of patterns! The shorts are so fun!

Skye said...

AWESOMEEEE
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Ivonne said...

Love the shorts, you have great legs girl!

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Emily's Going Nuts said...

Gah... those shoes are awesome. Love them!

audrey marie said...

great mix of colors!

Alysson said...

everything about this outfit is so adorable! blouse, shorts, wedges, purse! LOVE it all. XO

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Mariel Torres said...

Sexiest shorts ever!

Chloe said...

Love the mixing of patterns and the shorts.

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Frannie Pantz said...

Love your pattern mixing here! Sounds like the ingredients to an interesting weekend indeed!

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So chic! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

SWF_Terra said...

POW booty! I love how you wore these. Of course, I'm a super fan of pattern mixing soooo yeah. Score right here.

Out of towners are the best excuse to do the cheesy things you never would on your own. It's so fun.

The Fashionista's said...

[Insert envy here] Andrea - you put together the most amazing and unique looks. I love everything in this ensemble and especially the shorts!

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Irusja said...

I love the outfit! It's fabulous!

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Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Amazing. x hivenn

EatSleepDenim said...

This is so fun! I love mixing patterns!

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Erin said...

What an excellent outfit. As others have said, I love the mixed patterns. I am always too shy to try it, but I think I need to hop on that bandwagon!

erin

Andee Layne said...

those shorts are fantastic on you!

eat.sleep.wear. said...

These shorts slay me! Love the pattern combo here. HOT! xo, Kim www.eatsleepwear.com MISS UUU

Nimue said...

Love how you've mixed the two prints, polka dots are my faourite! cute and quirky outfit ;)

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Jaclyn said...

Such a cute mix of patterns! I love the hot shorts too, definitely a perfect summer touch.

nisha. said...

I love the mix of the two patterns here, it works really well!! Also, LOVE your hair :)

jemappelleshen said...

I'm so into print mixing. I love that everybody is really getting into it! Great combo...

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