Summer Tweed and Polka-Dots

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I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July (and Canada Day for Canadian readers)! With the holiday resting smack dab on a Wednesday this year, I took a bit of a week-long vacation from pretty much everything. This blouse did not get a vacation, as I wore it non-stop all week.

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Being a popover, this blouse is meant to fit roomy (too fitted and you can’t easily take it off), but it was a little too roomy for my taste. Luckily it had many more features that I loved and deemed worth altering. Jacquard and navy blue dots mix to make an interesting take on polka-dots, cuffed sleeves make it great for layering under blazers and sweaters, and a stand point collar is my favorite type of collar. Here’s what I had done:

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:: photo credits – Mr. AN ::

Outfit DetailsJ.Crew shirt :: Banana Republic Factory shorts (similar) :Ann Taylor belt :: Chanel handbag :: Manolo Blahnik shoes :: J.Crew necklace ( similar here) :: Kate Spade watch (customized) ::  Stella & Dot bracelet (c/0) (in silver) :: Essie “Turquoise and Caicos” nail color

15 Comments

  • Reply July 7, 2012

    Tara

    Love it on you…I have the same top and have worn it to death!

    • Reply July 7, 2012

      Alterations Needed

      Yes! I’ve seen you wear it to bits on your blog! You wear it fantastically, Tara. =)

  • Reply July 7, 2012

    Vicky

    Love, love, love this look, Kelly! 

  • Reply July 7, 2012

    SS_littleflowers

    Soooo beautiful blouse and love your look!

  • Reply July 7, 2012

    Amber

    great job! i think i’ll have to do that with a jcrew top i just got, too. i’ve been lusting over the bb pumps!!

    • Reply July 7, 2012

      Alterations Needed

      Thanks Amber! Enabler-Kelly wants you to know the BBs are freakin’ fantastic, and they’d look great on you! =) 

  • Reply July 7, 2012

    New Petite

    Love this look! 

  • Reply July 7, 2012

    Simona Šlosárová

    I love your blouse! :)

    http://www.seesimona.blogspot.sk/

  • Reply July 7, 2012

    Marisabel R

    Love the outfit! Perfect for the summer :) 

    http://glamorouspetite.blogspot.com/ 

  • Reply July 7, 2012

    Jenn

    Those shoes are a great pop of color! Love it!

    Jenn

    A Petite Treat

  • Reply July 8, 2012

    Serena Hartwell

    I love the shoes, such a pretty color on you. Great alteration job on the shirt; looks just right!

  • Reply July 8, 2012

    Lisa Ng

    Girl you look tall!!! Love the easy but chic top! So the summer tweed referred to the shorts? I’m still learning fashion vocabulary ;)

  • Reply July 9, 2012

    Ryland345

    YOUR SHOES! I’ve always loved cobalt blue Manolos.

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Jo

    I have a romper that has been recently handed down. Its quite loose but I would hate to get rid of it. Any tips on how to make it slimmer? It has sewn in pockets on the shorts

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Alterations Needed

      Hi Jo. I can’t say without seeing the piece, but any seam on the romper is an opportunity for a tailor to take it in. Your best bet is just to take it to a tailor and get a quote. Good luck!

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