Black and White Polka Dot & Stripes

black and white polka dot

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My black and white polka dot clutch has been with me for years now and I’m always finding new ways to incorporate it into new outfits! It’s one of those pieces with staying power that didn’t cost too much. I think, if I remember correctly, that I thrifted this secondhand for about $4 a few years ago and have been in love with it ever since! [See how I’ve worn it here, here, and here]

It’s funny how a “crazy” piece works so well to be the statement piece of an entire outfit sometimes. I would never give this little baby up! In this case, I found it played nicely off of my new calf hair polka dotted smoking slippers. These babies are so comfy when I’m teaching I can hardly stand it!

You ever wake up and think to yourself? If it was socially acceptable to wear pajamas to work, today would be the day? Well friends, today was that day. And luckily, I had Our World Boutique to help me through it with this awesome striped (I call it my “referee” tee) top. With a simple flowy top in silk, I could definitely feel like I was wearing my pajamas today while donning one of my favorite rosette necklaces (p.s. you still have 2 days to enter to win one here!)

A black and white palette makes mixing prints super simple and tasteful. When I first started to dive into the trend, the thing that scared me off the most was the doubt in my ability to play with the colors the right way. I’ve since gotten over that fear–but if you’re just starting, black and white is definitely the way to go.

It’s HUMP DAY again! Hope your week is going well 🙂

Outfit: Top c/o Our World Boutique| Similar clutch| Loafers via Gap Similar here| Pants via Forever 21| Similar necklace

 

Side note: I could’ve used this advice two days ago when I was having a tough day. Often times, I feel we put too much pressure on ourselves to be “perfect” and do everything by the book. It’s more important to hold yourself to a standard of grace, not perfection!

Grace not perfection.