On The Bright Side :: polka dots + color

Friday, November 14, 2014

There's a bright side to every situation, so let's get a bit creative and a lot colorful
Pink lips, polka dots, and multi-colored nails, Oh my! Getting dressed has never been so  much fun. All it takes is a little originality and a lot of quirky, lively pieces woven together with a side of color. 
These green, textured sneakers from Gap were purchased on a bit of a whim. I didn't know what I would pair them with, I just knew that I loved them. Turns out that's all that really matters. I wear these once a week with everything from skirts to jeans. They always give my outfits that extra punch of color and uniqueness.  
A standout, carry-all clutch in pretty metallics can be carried day or night. Mix it with pastels for a cheerful daytime look. Carrying a clutch in daylight may seem brave, but it's really just an opportunity to add some major polish to your favorite jeans ensemble. Sometimes crossbodies are overrated!
This pink bangle is one of my favorite subtle ways to incorporate the bubbly hue in my everyday looks. It reminds me of spring!
Nothing like some sparkle to make a bright outfit even brighter. This is my go-to for wear-with-everything shine. 
I don't wear my glasses a lot (I mostly just stick to contacts), but when I do wear them I find that it's when I'm feeling bold and when I really want to make a style statement. I thought glasses fit this quirky look to a T. And how about these crazy nails?  
Afraid of a little color? Nahhh! 
[top: Ann Taylor, jeans: Gap, sneakers: Gap, clutch: Oak73, necklace: Ann Taylor, earrings: boutique, glasses: Firmoo, pink bangle: Ann Taylor, watch: Fossil]

Although these photos look like they were taken in the spring, I swear they were only taken last week! North Carolina had gorgeous weather these past seven days with temps in the 70s just about every day. But today we're finally starting to feel that cold front coming in. #SaveMe 

My inspiration for this outfit was bright colors and bold patterns, so naturally I couldn't resist posing with these gorgeous pink flowers. It seems that as the sky gets grayer, my clothing only gets more rich and splashy. What's your secret to chasing away the chill?  
SHOP ::


89 comments:

  1. love the polka dots and colourful nails!

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  2. Kathleen, you look so cute! Polka dots are definitely your thing! PS lovely shade on your lips and your nails are super pretty too! Have a great weekend!

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  3. You are always so cute!! I love the polka dots and the shoes, too. I got a similar pair that were a bit loud I wasn't sure about, but it turns out that I love them.

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  4. Great look!) Awesome pics)) http://www.elationofcreation.com

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  5. I absolutely love polka dots!!! What a fun outfit! And I love the pics you are jumping in! Too cute :)

    Christina
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  6. Love the up close shots of you! You look so good with your hair back, glasses, and a bold lip. Polka dots are such a great classic.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  7. love this outfit, so colorful
    especially love your nails they look so cute, love it!!
    great blog, very inspirational

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  8. I adore polka dots....such a femine print...makes me think of pin ups and gorgeous vintage glamour....

    I really do like this shirt...and your mani....really great colour combo!

    xoxo


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  9. I love the fun glasses and bright color mixture. Rachel xo

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  10. Yayy for multi-coloured nails :) xx Maja
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  11. Love your lipstick! and I love your shirt really nice combo!

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    xx

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  12. <3 you are rocking the look! reminds me of Taylor Twift for some reason... looove
    See you soon!
    Borka
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  13. Wow, this blouse is so pretty and cute, love this style. :-)
    Have a wonderful weekend...

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  14. Oh I love purchases like that. And oh yes this is a wonderfully quirky look!!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  15. wow! love your shoes and nails so much :)

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  16. You are so adorable!!! love this outfit! the polka dotted blouse is fabulous and the bright hot pink lips look amazing on you!
    XOXO

    Milu
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  17. fantastic shirt!
    pls join my oasap giveawy wn coat!

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  18. Awesome pics! I like too much your shirt!
    xoxo

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  19. What a great outfit! I love the polka dots, and your pink lipstick is perfect!

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  20. Love the shirt and your manicure!

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  21. Hi Kat! You look fantastic!! I love your lipcolor, and how much fun you always have with your photoshoots!

    Christy
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  22. Cool casual chic look,I love dots and your manicure is amazing!!!
    Happy sunday!
    Kisses, love Paola.

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  23. This is such a cool look! I love all the bright colors, especially the lipstick!

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  24. Adorable casual look. Love the cute polka dot shirt. I have bought a similar one. The glasses looks great on you. Have a happy Sunday Kat <3

    xx

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  25. I love your fun nails and the lipstick is gorgeous! Also those shoes are so cute, you have great style :)

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  26. Fabulous dear! great lipstick and styling!
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  27. Great pics!

    Feel free to check out my blog :-)

    Kisses

    Emily from PTT

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  28. I love this quirky look - you're adorable!

    Corinne x
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  29. Lovely blouse
    Would you like to follow each other?
    I'll follow back after it

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  30. Amazing blog! And this is such a funny look! Love it!

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  31. I love your pink lips and shoes! The pink house in the background is too cute too!
    xo, Scarlett
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  32. You look great!

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  33. love how you paired the top with the bright lip and nails <3

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  34. Love your shirt. xx
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  35. Love the photos and super cute clutch and shoes xx

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  36. How are you sweety! Such a long time ago!
    I've missed you soooo much!
    You look great with these dots. and your loafers are fabulous!
    Wishing you a beautiful day <3
    Hope to see you soon again on my blog , love x

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  37. Your nails are so cute, and I love that polka dot top!

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  38. Love your blouse, such a cute print!


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  39. You look so cute! I love those shoes. How fun are your multicolored nails!?
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  40. You look really cute in those glasses!

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  41. super cool look dear!!! I'm in love with those slip on!
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  42. You are so adorable and I love how well your makeup pops against the rest of your look! You certainly have a really fun, quirky vibe gong on that I think really matches your style. Lovely photos! xx

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  43. the mani and the clutch are fantastic!
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  44. So cute! I love your style!!!!

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    Christine

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  45. You look gorgeous Kathleen! Love your pretty nails as well <3


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  46. So cute! I love your lip color!!

    xx,
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  47. Soo pretty! Love the lip color.
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  48. Loving all those bright colors and your glasses <3

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  49. ha ha Kat, this is so you. Young, lovely and beautiful. love the styling doll.

    xo
    Sam
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  50. Wow so beautiful, great photos :)

    Brina xoxo, SweetStyle

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  51. You are sooo cute!
    I love your outfit!
    Keep in touch!
    Kisses

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  53. You look so lovely and happy in this outfit :)

    xoxo
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  54. Amazing style as always sweetie, i love your look!

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  55. Everytime i see you, you look more beautiful :) Perfect make up and great style girl ;)

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  56. You look really pretty! Loving this outfit on you! Well done girl! Thank you for stopping by!

    Evi xoxo

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  57. Have a wonderful day pretty!! Can’t wait to see your new post :D

    xx Mira

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  58. These photos are so fun! They make me happy just looking at them! :)

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  59. Amazing post, dear! I love it:)

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  60. I'm totally in love with your mani *_*
    kisses

    Francesca http://everydaycoffee23.blogspot.it

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  61. I really like this look! you are very beautiful!
    would you like to follow each other?

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  62. You gorgeous thing!

    xo
    Anastasia
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  63. Hi Kat your look is cute, fun and full of tasty you may notice your love for fashion! Kisses hun.

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  64. I love the colour of your nails!

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  65. Oh my gosh, I absolutely LOVE your nails. The colours are so fun and bright, and I love how you paired them with a bright lippie as well. Such an awesome outfit. x E

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  66. i love your outfit and the color of your lips ;)
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  67. this is such an adorable look! love that blouse and your nails are fabulous :D

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  68. Ok seriously, this is just too cute for words! Love the polka dot top! And your nails are SO fun!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  69. You look stunning.the lipstick is so beautiful.
    So colourful

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  70. You look gorgeous dear! Love all these colors!

    XX
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  71. the shoes are so cool!:) you look absolutely amazing!

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  72. Your otfit is so cute!
    Would you like to follow each other?

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  73. Gorgeous as-per-usual, Kat! I love your shirt paired with your pink lip-color! And the sneakers were a super cool touch ;D

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  74. Simply Gorgeous!!
    Would u like to follow each other?
    follow me via gfc and i will follow u back for sure (gfc)

    xoxo
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