I bought this cute polka dot blouse at Target a while ago- and haven’t had the chance to wear it yet.
Has anyone else noticed that I have found some really cute things at Target lately! Gotta love Target!
Polka dots are really trendy right now- and I will say that personally, I only like them in small doses! On younger (or perhaps hipper) women- they can look lovely- but on the other hand- you DO NOT want to look like Minnie Mouse!
However, a nice, subtle polka dot can be a great addition to your wardrobe. I’m wearing black work pants today- this is a very typical working mom staple. I prefer the pants on the left (even in the winter) than the long, baggy version on the right. Yes, my ankles look a little cold- but I’ll survive (as long as I am inside most of the day).
I also think by tucking the blouse in I look more polished- and the pink belt is a fun way to add a little color into the look.
Today I’m showing this plain blue dress worn two totally different ways.
First off, is my ‘work’ look. All I did was add a bright pink belt. So simple, yet it works. The belt defines my waist and the bright burst of color works keeps it current.
Taking it even one step further, below I’ve added my ever favorite J Crew grey cardigan (it gets chilly in my office).
Again, I’ve opted to keep the neckline very simple. I didn’t want anything competing with the belt!
Now, for those of you who don’t work- but still want to wear a dress (because they are so comfy), you can easily dress it down. Below I have added a safari style jacket over the dress, swapped out the heels for flats and added a necklace. These small changes completely alter the look- making it totally appropriate for running errands!
Good morning! I’m not sure about my spelling of Maxinista, but hopefully you know what I mean.
I have always been a big fan of TJ Maxx, my mom is a huge fan and passed her love down to me. LOL!
The thing is though- you have to be very careful and have a very critical eye when you go.
Don’t just snap up everything in your sight- don’t buy things just because they are inexpensive.
Go knowing what you are looking for- and then if you find it- yeah! If not, try again another day. They are constantly getting new shipments in.
I went looking for a maxi dress. I’ve wanted one for a long time- and was so excited to see this for $39.
The problem is- wearing it all alone, it sort of looks like a nightgown, don’t you think?
On the left I have tried to fix this by adding this cute shirt over my dress (I love the hemline of this top) and then to define my waist I added a cute pink belt. To finish it off, I threw on my favorite Stella and Dot necklace.
The nice thing about a maxi dress is that is makes your legs look really long. If you are petit, this might be a great dress for you (but you’ll need to wear heels).
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