December 14, 2011

More Dots

Ok, I might be having a small love affair with polka dots right now. I feel they have such a classic look to them, and I love how they can be layered up with pretty solids. This blouse reminds me of my favorite polka dot dress I had growing up. It definitely had the 101 Dalmatians on it, so I would like to think of this blouse as a more refined version of that dress. Funny to think back to what you wore growing up (I always dressed myself), and see how you still lean toward wearing similar colors, and prints. Some things never change!

Today is my very last day of my first semester in Grad School. Come eight o'clock tonight, I will be one happy lady! I have big plans for gingerbread houses, Christmas lights, holiday baking, reading for fun, trips to amazing cities, and lots of holiday cheer with my guy! Holiday break, here I come!

Outfit details:
Nicole By Nicole Miller faux leather jacket: c/o Jcpenney
I HEART Ronson blouse: c/o Jcpenney
Jeans: Levi's
Flats: Ruby & Bloom

I have a few odds and ends to finish up before my class tonight, and then Scott and I will be heading down to my favorite coffee shop in Phoenix for a celebratory iced coffee (and maybe even a pastry!). I will also be starting my holiday break reading tonight! Any books I should check out?
-Chelsea xo


  1. OMG!!! Such a cute outfit. It's like a modern 1950s "bad girl" outfit. Love. ^_^ Also, as for some reading:

    Fablehaven (so good)
    Howl's Moving Castle (also very good)
    The Girl Who Chased The Moon (on my current reading list!)

    Have fun, lovely!

  2. Your hair colour is PERFECT with that blouse. Beauuuutiful. And this polkadot overload is making my heart sing haha :) gonna bust out a polkadot dress for tomorrow. You inspired me! xo

  3. Have fun with our post-semester adventuring! You certainly deserve it. Also, you always make me want to run out and grab a drink at my favorite local coffee shop. I think it's going to be a latte kind of day today.

    As for reading...
    The Stranger by Albert Camus
    and I'm about to start The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

    And I've been dying to re-read...
    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, of course
    Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
    The BFG by Roald Dahl (not even kidding, guilty pleasure)

  4. OH also in terms of reading...have you read The Paris Wife? My favourite book of the year. So amazing. My major crush on Hemingway definitely increased as I read it too. Sad and beautiful and perrrrfect! xo

  5. so cute - so 50's almost! love the dots!

  6. Isn't it a wonderful feeling to be done with school and studying and homework?! So great! Enjoy all the Holiday fun, and my favorite books this year have been The Secret Life of Bees and Tuesdays With Morrie. Both older books, but great nonetheless!

  7. I love polka dots ... So timeless and in such great colors! :)

  8. oh dear! girl i have lists of books!

    1. if you haven't read the Harry Potter series, they are must reads. very well written [unlike twilight]

    2. on the subject of series, i am currently devouring The Chronicles of Narnia [reliving my childhood]

    3. Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore [true story]

    4. Everything is Illuminated by Safran Foer

    5. Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller

    6. The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Tolstoy

    7. Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart [Memoir]

    and all of those are completely different reads depending on what you are into but I love them all!

    ps: I am a new follower ;)

  9. I'm currently re-reading White Oleander by Janet Fitch for the millionth time...I never get sick of it. I definitely recommend that if you haven't read it already! Also My Life in France by Julia Child, Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann, and basically anything by Francesca Lia Block. Happy Reading!