What I Wore: Phoenix & Dots


Also known as the outfit post where I don’t look at the camera once. I swear, I’m not trying to be pretentious. I took a bunch of pics with me looking at the camera, I just didn’t like how they turned out. Or at least not as much as these ones. But anyway…

This is what I wore on Monday, and I love how this outfit came together. I was looking for a new way to wear this phoenix shirt, since it’s one of my favorites. I’ve worn it with regular bootcut jeans, skinny jeans, and a grey maxi skirt, but nothing more complicated. Our brief stint of fall-like weather has dissipated back into upper-70’s weather, so I thought – why not a shorter skirt? And then picked this fun polka dot number out of the closet (comfy with pockets!), tried tucking in the shirt (which I almost never do), added a belt and voila! It almost looks like a dress. For an added splash of color I added this equally comfy blazer. Looking cute while being comfortable in soft knits is the nirvana of my sartorial world. 🙂

If you’re digging my phoenix shirt (which is from my shop, by the by), I have some good news: from today until next Tuesday (21st – 27th) you can use code TDAY2012 for 20% off ANYTHING in my shop. That includes custom orders if you need something in a different size/color combo! Simply message me through Etsy with what you have in mind, I’ll make sure I can get a blank in the color/size you need, then I’ll put up a reserved listing for you to purchase. I am out of town until the 27th, so if you order a pre-made it won’t ship until the 28th, and if you order a custom item it will take 1-2 weeks longer (for me to get home, get the blank stock, print it up, ship, etc.). So what are you waiting for? Go check out my goods. 😉

In other news, I am currently in a car making my way from Texas to Ohio, with boyfriend and puppy in tow. What are you fine folks up to today?

Colors: Red, Black, Turquoise, and Light Grey

Shirt: I made it! It’s a phoenix print shirt from my shop. Get your own with code TDAY2012 for 20% off.
Skirt: by Daisy Fuentes, from Kohl’s awhile back.
Blazer: the Robin’s Egg Elegance Cardigan from ModCloth.
Necklace: mini pocketwatch necklace, from a now-defunct Etsy shop.
Belt: from Forever 21 awhile ago.
Shoes: Marilyn Thai Silk flats by Rocket Dog [similar: 1 / 2 / 3]
Sunglasses: Same as always.

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Create Hope Inspire, Transatlantic Blonde and Two Thirty-Five Designs.


  1. I would have never thought to put those colors together, but they look really really good! in fact, I think I have a dot skirt Im going to go dig out. Cant believe it is in the 70s (?!) in your area. I am very muich enjoying the fall weather in South La.

    1. Thank you! Turquoise and red and black is one of my favorite combos, so I thought adding grey in the mix would be ok, too. And I think it was! 🙂

      It’s still around 70 here! In December!