Thursday, January 6, 2011

Quick Snap: Ruffles and Polka Dots!

What I'm wearing:
*Martin + Osa High Button Cardigan in Klimt Gold (similar here)
*LOFT Dot Brush Print Ruffle Shell in Yellow
*Martin + Osa Pleated Skirt (similar here)
*Vintage Kissing Mice Belt (similar here)
*Taryn Rose Red Patent Criss-Cross Mary Janes
*Michael Kors Skorpios Ring Tote in Chestnut

I love ruffles, and I love polka dots. This blouse combines both! Citrine/gold is also one of my favorite colors to work with, and I thought that this top went really well with my Klimt Gold cardigan, with my red patent heels for a nice pop.

I've been dressing a little schlumpy at work lately, probably because I'm still recovering from the holidays, but I decided that today I would dress up a bit nicer for work! Unfortunately that also meant that it took me too long to get ready so I wasn't able to snap a real photo of this outfit. I love this blog, but I won't be late to work because of it. Maybe I can try to re-create it this weekend when I have more time! But I did think it deserved to be documented, so I asked my co-worker to help me out with some Hipstamatic detail shots.

Carrying my Skorpios Ring Tote today and loving it all over again. This bag was a gift from my sister and probably one of my all time favorite purses. I was really upset when I took it out of its dustbag a few weeks ago and noticed a stain on it. I set it aside to take it to the professionals, when this past weekend I decided to have a go at it with a damp cloth. It worked, and now I've been carrying it everyday since. The leather is just soft and amazing, and I think it'll look even better worn in. [ETA: This bag is not red, it may look so in the photo, but in real life it is a darker cognac shade.]


  1. Very cute outfit lady! That cardi is fabulous and I am sad that Martin + Osa no longer exists. They had fabulous shoes and sweaters.

  2. what a nice sister you have--that bag rocks! and so does your outfit. love the garish mustard yellow color mixture! i feel the same way about my outfits lately- the winter time stinksssss


  3. that bag is so beautiful! I love the shades of yellow in your outfit as well - and the red shoes are a suprisingly beautiful addition!

  4. I love the gold hues together -- you look so wonderfully warm and glowy in them! That top is GORGEOUS. The print and ruffles and silky material are great! I really like how you went bold and wore patent red heels and carried a red bag with the ensemble, too! Totally unexpected, but it works!

  5. I love ruffles too! This blouse is so pretty, in a colour that I would never think to wear. Accenting this outfit with red (shoes and bag) is genius!


  6. I love that top those ruffles and dots are to die for!!! I also love your bag!

  7. The gold hues look so nice on you! I love the silk polka dots too. And the red as the accent color really set the whole outfit off. Not shlumpy at all. :)

  8. I love the colors in this outfit, and I have a crazy love for polka dots so this is a homerun in my book. ;) The red shoes look fantastic ~ great choice! ~ Susan

  9. So, so cute, Rosa! I love that top! I need to find some things in these colors, when my shopping ban gets lifted...

  10. love it! you totally inspired me to buy that cardi last year and i'm so glad i did. one of my fav purchases and only like, $22! i think AE killed m&o before giving it a real chance. sad.

    hilariously, your "at work" shots look JUST like my old office in midtown...;)

  11. Your top is absolutely gorgeous! I'm really loving this look, especially the shoes!

  12. cute outfit. love the blouse, cardigan and flats

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  13. your siser is so kind! Does your coworker know about this blog of yours?

    Just Better Together

  14. Rosa,
    Thank you so much for sharing your OOTD posts! I absolutely love what you put together. Always leaves me inspired!

    Check out my new Anthro blog:


    ps...I'm an only child, but after seeing what AMAZING gifts you get from your sister, I'm calling my mom to find out why I was never given a sister to share these kind of things with ;)

  15. I love this outfit! The red shoes are such a great pop and the bag is gorgeous!