What I Wore Sunday: Navy + black polka dots

Sunday, February 17, 2013


  

This was my first-evah attempt at wearing black and navy together. My friend Maria in college was always an advocate for the combo, insisting that black + navy = class. I was never so sure (I always thought it would look like an accidental mismatch), but this dress with black was too funeral-ly and I've seen some great navy/black combos lately so I decided to give it a shot. I added some grey tights and a light green-blue belt to complement the navy. This dress was just a tad too short when I bought it, so my wonderful mom helped me redo the hem to add a couple inches and it now may be perfect: comfy ponte material, great for work over a white button-up, easily dresses up with a colored belt and a cardi, and it has polka dots!

Joining the infamous Sunday-link up again at Fine Linen and Purple, along with the Woestmans and Plane Pretty.



Navy cardi: J. Crew factory
Black polka dot dress and belt: J. Crew
Tights and wedges: Target
Necklace: wedding gift from the hubs




After mass last night, Stephen and I went to a Valentine's dinner for married couples sponsored by our church. We had so much fun, and surprisingly we weren't the most recently married couple (we sat at a table with two couples married the month after us). The longest-married couple was 59 years. The dinner was catered by the same people who catered our wedding reception, and we were pretty happy to actually get some of their to-die-for carrot cake this time (if you are planning your wedding make sure that someone saves you some dinner and cake, you really won't have time to eat it!!) One of the married couples who had been together 21 years and has 8 children gave a beautiful talk on NFP, forgiveness, and how their relationship has changed over the years.

Have a lovely Sunday!



He would kill me for doing this but What He Wore: Banana Republic sweater

24 comments:

  1. That belt makes this outfit. Or maybe my obsessive with this light blue/ mint trend is showing. Either way I love it!

    And Stephen looks great too!

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    1. Thanks, Katie! I'm obsessed with the light blue/mint trend too! Stephen's sweater is my favorite :)

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  2. I really love the pop of color the belt adds to this outfit and it really seems to pull the whole thing together!

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  3. Polka pots and colorful belt! I love it! So pretty.

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  4. Hmmm, you have such great outfits but this might be my fav so far! That dress is adorable!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! It's a great dress, so versatile!

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  5. Love the navy and black! The belt really pulls it all together!

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    1. Thanks, Jen! I'm glad you like the navy and black, I was a little nervous to try it :)

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  6. the the all black with a hint of color! super cute! love the wedges!

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    1. Thanks, Kelsey! Target has the best shoes :)

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  7. Such a cute, cute outfit! Looove the polka dots and wedges.

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  8. I'm glad you pointed out the navy vs. black and the black polkadots. I had to adjust my screen to see the detail, ad it's sooo cute!

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  9. I've not thought about navy and black but may have to try it - thanks for sharing this cute outfit.

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  10. Very elegant! And what pretty shoes.

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  11. I'm going to agree with everyone on the belt - so cute! I need to find a few good outfit-making belts.

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  12. I want your closet. I just love your sense of color and style. Simple, elegant with a pop of personality. Beautiful. This week my favorite pieces are the belt and your lovely tights. They really elevate the outfit. Lovely.

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  13. I'm on the mint belt bandwagon - the perfect finishing touch! The grey tights were a great choice too. Now you've inspired me to try the dress I wore this week with some navy! And these pictures with the white snowy back drop are beautiful.

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  14. Totally agree that navy and black work well together, and I love how you added the mint belt for some color! Your Valentine's dinner sounds wonderful =)

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  15. stunning. as always always.

    love those wedges and regret getting the grey --- black is WAY better.

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  16. I have to agree with you Erika...I've always thought black and navy looked funny together, but it looked great on you! very chic!

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  17. What a cute outfit, love how you added some color with the belt!
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/

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  18. I'm in loooove with that dress.
    And the pop of aqua in the belt!

    Kristina

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