Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Polka Dots Make Me Blush

This post contains two of my most recent favorite things: this colorful polka dot wall in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles and my blushed colored, frilly skirt. Just like the endless array of colors featured on the playful wall behind me, there are also endless ways to style this skirt, which makes it all the more fun. I last wore this skirt from Anthropologie a couple of months ago to visit the Griffith Observatory. On that excursion, I paired the skirt with a chambray shirt and flats. For winter, I swapped out the chambray and added a grey sweater, silver heels and a festive statement necklace.

The reason we were in Downtown L. A. was for a tour focused on the life of Los Angeles writer Charles Bukowski. Since a bus was the mode of transportation for the tour, my husband joked that I looked like a "bus fairy". (You'll have to read my post entitled Nordic Fairy to fully understand the joke.)

While the joke from my husband made me cringe rather than blush, I do realize that the blush color and puffy style of the skirt adds a whimsical, fairy-like element to the ensemble. In addition to adding a little bit of whimsy to your outfit, blushed colored pieces can also be just the trick to lighten up your wardrobe a bit in mid-winter. Since I love color, it's fun to add one neutral piece to something bolder and brighter to break up all of the color. However, wearing blushed tones from head to toe could also be equally striking. Here are a handful of blush and nude colored items ranging from watches, to bags to jackets that will have you blushing this winter!

Sweater: H&M similar
Skirt: Anthropologie similar
Shoes: J. Crew "Valentina" factory version
Bag: Kate Spade similar color
Sunglasses: Prada here
Necklace: Anthropologie similar


  1. I can see why you love the polka dot wall!! And I love you in that blush skirt, so feminine and soft!! The necklace gives this look the perfect pop! Just gorgeous!!

  2. This outfit is so stinking adorable. The Anthropologie skirt is absolutely marvelous. :]

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  3. I definitely need to get a blush colored skirt before spring, it's so perfect and like you mentioned, can be styled so many ways! Love this look on you and the wall is the perfect backdrop! XO -Kim

  4. What a fun wall to take pictures in front of! I love that gorgeous blush colored skirt and how you styled it with the simple sweater and statement necklace. I love how you mix classic and whimsical!
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  5. Beautiful skirt! =)

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  6. That wall is an awesome background, and I love the skirt :)

  7. That skirt is absolutely darling on you! And I see you're a fellow LA-blogger (that's my favorite wall too). :)

    - Liz @ Downtown Demure

  8. Another gorgeous look, Katie! That necklace is so different! I was trying my hardest to figure out how in the heck you tied a scarf to look like that and how in the heck I was going to copy it. LOL!

  9. Yay the wall is back! I love how you manage to whimsical without it being in the least bit twee. That necklace is wonderful with the skirt.

  10. I do love it when you can find a fun wall to be the perfect backdrop for your photos and your blush skirt is over the top amazing!
    Chic on the Cheap

  11. What a fun wall for photo background and love your outfit from head to toe. Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


  12. This dotty rainbow background - the best! This tulle floral blush skirt and the cobalt one from the previous post are your two best skirts I think. I love the mini bow Kate Spade bah too. Rose Quartz as the color of the year is perfectly meant for your style and wardrobe.


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