Polka Dots & Gold

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. 
[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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  • Lindsey N.
    July 11, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    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
    July 11, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    your polka dotted top is sooo cuteee!

    <3 steffy
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  • Melody
    July 11, 2011 at 1:41 pm

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

  • s
    July 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    very nice look… love the short ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Gina Michele
    July 11, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Love those shorts!

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  • Kelly Hicks
    July 11, 2011 at 2:35 pm

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

  • Skye
    July 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm


  • Ivonne
    July 11, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Love the shorts, you have great legs girl!


  • Emily's Going Nuts
    July 11, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Gah… those shoes are awesome. Love them!

  • audrey marie
    July 11, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    great mix of colors!

  • Alysson
    July 11, 2011 at 5:22 pm

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


  • Mariel Torres
    July 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Sexiest shorts ever!

  • Chloe
    July 11, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Love the mixing of patterns and the shorts.

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  • Frannie Pantz
    July 11, 2011 at 8:13 pm

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

  • Natalya's Closet
    July 11, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    So chic! XOXO, http://www.NatalyasCloset.com

  • SWF_Terra
    July 12, 2011 at 1:55 am

    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
    July 12, 2011 at 5:12 am

    [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
    July 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I love the outfit! It's fabulous!


  • Jazzy E (hivenn)
    July 12, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Amazing. x hivenn

  • EatSleepDenim
    July 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    This is so fun! I love mixing patterns!


  • Erin
    July 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    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!


  • Andee Layne
    July 13, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    those shorts are fantastic on you!

  • eat.sleep.wear.
    July 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm

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

  • Nimue
    July 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Love how you've mixed the two prints, polka dots are my faourite! cute and quirky outfit ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • hello, Friday
    July 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    OMG! Love your outfit!! and the blog! following you now. xo!


  • Jaclyn
    July 15, 2011 at 11:30 pm

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

  • nisha.
    July 25, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I love the mix of the two patterns here, it works really well!! Also, LOVE your hair ๐Ÿ™‚

  • jemappelleshen
    July 28, 2011 at 5:08 pm

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