Weekend Outfit: When Know Not, Go Polka-Dot


The boyfriend came up with that snappy title when we were planning outfits for a dinner in Los Angeles. My outfit called for a pocket square, but I couldn’t decide which one. When I asked the boyfriend his opinion, he came up with that fine piece of sage advice. Words to live by, my friends.

polka-dot-white-blazer-closeI really love all the dots in this outfit. Between the sweater, pocket square, necklace, and pearl bracelets, it all just goes.


polka-dot-clintonEverything’s better with a little Clinton

The boyfriend was on a mini stay-cation to recharge for a few days, so what did I do? Coerce him into being my personal photographer of course! Didn’t he do a great job?!

Outfit Details - Theory Amanda B. blazer, size 00 :: Madewell sweater, size xs (similar) :: Paige Blue Heights jeans, size 23 (hemmed) :: Saks Fifth Avenue pocket square (similar) :: J.Crew Edie Handbag :: Cole Haan shoes, size 5 :: J.Crew Necklace :: Daisy Knights ring :: Timex watch :: pearl bracelets


  • Reply March 5, 2012


    Love the last two pictures :) Loving polka dots 


  • Reply March 6, 2012

    erin goh

    Lovely outfit, love the colours, the accessories everything :)

  • Reply March 6, 2012

    Really Petite

    BF did a great job! Love the last 2 pics. The outfit is adorable and the pocket square is just perfect. You would love my hubby’s massive collection of pocket squares : )

  • Reply March 6, 2012

    My Dressy Ways

    He did do a great job, the photos look great! I  love the combo of the brown polka dot sweater with the white blazer.

  • Reply March 6, 2012


    He did a great job. The photos looks wonderful. Love the snappy title.=) 

  • Reply March 6, 2012


    You look very pretty…

  • Reply March 6, 2012


    Great advice! I love all the shots of polka dots! And he did an excellent job! I say he does this full time ;) Then you wouldn’t feel as awards snapping outdoor photos of yourself :P

  • Reply March 6, 2012


    I love the title, so clever and true :) And Clinton is such a cutie!

  • Reply March 6, 2012

    Natasha Fatah

    I am loving all these kerchiefs that you’ve been sporting lately! love it!

  • Reply March 6, 2012


    I love the polka dot sweater and the pocket square Kelly!  The delicate pearl necklace from J.Crew is also fab…and I’m also loving the pretty background!

  • Reply March 6, 2012

    Sandy a la Mode

    polka dots are this girl’s best friend! :D

  • Reply March 6, 2012


    Very playful way to load up on the polka dots. :)

  • Reply March 6, 2012


    Awww…..Clinton!  He’s gotten so big :)  Your boyfriend really did do a great job with these pictures and you always have the prettiest backgrounds!

  • Reply March 6, 2012

    Lisa Ng

    He did a great job! And love the outfits. My hubby has an aversion to polka dots so I don’t wear them. Plus, it makes me look childish but something about your outfit is very sophisticated. Must be the crisp blazer!

  • Reply March 6, 2012


    Adorable photos! Your personal photographer definitely has a good eye for it. Love the dots!

  • Reply March 7, 2012

    New Petite

    Mr. AN is good with the camera! You look very relaxed here guess coz of the special man behind the camera and you didnt have to worry about settings and stuff ;-) Love the white blazer! 

  • Reply March 8, 2012

    Rains Bautista

    Hello! Would you recommend scrunching of blazer sleeves for petites? I recently bought this nice blazer but its sleeves are quite longer than I want them to be.

    • Reply March 8, 2012

      Alterations Needed

       Hi Rains. Yes! Or rolling them up to about 3/4 length. I like the way it looks on petite women (shows off a little more skin, so there is less chance of looking overwhelmed in a lot of clothing) and it’s a little trick to hide sleeves that may be too long until you have an opportunity to take it to a tailor to get shortened. Here are some more tips:


  • Reply March 8, 2012


    Adorable dog! Love the photos. Your BF did a great job. Must be Spring with all the blooms in the background!

  • Reply March 9, 2012


     I have been contemplating on getting the Edie :)  Looks good!

  • Reply March 11, 2012


    I know I have said this before…but the pearl bracelets with that leather watch are stunning together!! And I especially love the last two outfit shots! :)

    I just caught up on your blog…loved your MadMen post! That sounds like a fun night…your man with you for the first time and meeting other ladies from blogs!

  • Reply March 12, 2012

    Verdie Lowe

    I do agree with @Helen, your boyfriend he did a great job. The background is absolutely beautiful, and your dog is soooo cute! 

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