Monday, September 23, 2013

Trend Trifecta

Today I am pulling out all the stops and piling on all the trends. Polka dots, stripes, and a statement necklace all rolled into one... oh and a touch of leopard. (I know that's four trends, not three as the title of this post suggests, however I wanted to keep it alliterative.) Combining it all together might be a little overboard and it has certainly already been done by other bloggers, but I am always late to the party.

This polka dot linen "Schoolboy" blazer from J. Crew was acquired by me at the end of the summer. I can't remember exactly what I paid but it ended up being a steal. This was one of those pieces that I kept passing over (do I really need more polka dots?) until the price was reduced so low I couldn't resist it any longer.  I'm not sure why certain things seem to sit on the shelves forever while others fly off. I once saw an interview with Mickey Drexler doing a walk through in a J. Crew which culminated in him screaming about what an ugly print was featured on a particular blouse and no wonder it was on the clearance rack, but this is just a cute polka dot blazer. Maybe people are getting sick of the dots?

Anyway, when I got dressed this morning it was just a bit cool with the marine layer so on a whim I reached for the blazer and threw it on and thus the trend trifecta or shall I say "quadfecta" (I realize that isn't a word) was complete. It was definitely worth rescuing the blazer from the depth of the clearance rack and possibly the wrath of Mickey Drexler.

Outfit: Blazer: J. Crew Polka dot linen Schoolboy, Skirt: J. Crew Gondola Stripe, Shoes: Nine West, Necklace: J. Crew


  1. I think your trend trifecta is a winner! You look great in this outfit Katie!

  2. Very cute! The navy/white/red and patterns are sharp together. And I love your shoes! :)

  3. It is a trend trifecta, but it all totally works together.


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