6.09.2014

Pattern Party

Given a long skirt with pleats and a top that combines stripes and polka dots, what is one to do but spin around and dance a little? Add in my propensity to act like a child when wearing nice clothes in a park and you basically have everything that I am doing in these photos. It's like a pattern party up in here. Andrew and I counted about 45 images of me looking like an absolute idiot because I can't dance and managed to fall over myself in flats. Thankfully there was only one witness. The bad news? That one witness lives with me and never forgets. 
stripes + maxi pleated skirt

striped and polka dot top with maxi skirt

striped and polka dot top with maxi skirt

striped and polka dot top with maxi skirt

Striped Loafers

striped and polka dot top with maxi skirt

striped and polka dot top with maxi skirt

striped and polka dot top with maxi skirt

Skirt: J. Crew Factory (exact)
Shirt: C/O Aeropostale (exact)
Shoes: C/O Aeropostale (exact)
Necklace: JCPenny

 I absolutely love that this top from Aeropostale has both stripes and polka dots but combines it  in such a cool way. It's lightweight, fun and definitely on my list of summer-musts during these stupid humid and hot Kansas days that I know we are going to have. Oh and wondering what I did for a bra? Target has these really great stick on bra pads for those that are C and above cups. There is quite the variety for all the different needs you might have. Try them. They are the best!   photo Sig-09_zps87ca91c7.png Share

65 comments:

  1. I love the name of your blog! This is a really cute look :)

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  2. I love the playful look of this outfit! You pull it off so beautifully as well hon. <3 Thank you for showing the world it is ok to play with our outfits, people might be surprised when they choices turn out as great as this one!

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  3. What stunning photos, you look lovely. That top is super, with the different pattern on the back. Visiting today via Funday Monday. P x

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  4. OMG how adorable is that top featuring 2 of my favorite patterns, in black+white which is even better. Your maxi and loafers are gorgeous.

    You look DIVINE Ms. Alissa. Have a great Monday starting off an even greater week. <3 Ada.

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  5. I want everything you are wearing today, all sooo cute. That shade of blue is your color. Link-up is live!!!

    xo
    ​PinkSole​

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  6. This outfit is so fun! I love the bright color of that skirt, and it's perfect with the stripes and polka dots!

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  7. Love the blue and b&w contrast. That blue skirt is gorgeous and I need it in my life!

    xo,
    http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

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  8. Such a cute outfit, Alissa. I love this top!

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  9. Beautiful! Such a fun, stylish outfit. I love the blue.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  10. Alissa, this is my favorite outfit till date!! Absolutely love the combination, and you look beyond adorable!!

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  11. I'm all about a maxi skirt and cropped top! Especially with bright colors and patterns! PS I read your post about life not always being an IG moment and I loved it. You hit the nail right on the head. I have bruises all over my legs and I always wonder about blurring them out. But then I think, "I'm real! Whatever!" Haha. Anyway, love your blog!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  12. This look is a lot of fun, I feel like stripes and polka dots could make anyone happy, and a twirly skirt... well we are all 5 year olds at heart.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  13. That top is so cute with the polka dots in the back!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  14. Cute skirt!

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  15. love the stripe-on-stripe action happening here. Those loafers are amazing!

    The Style Scribe

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  16. You sound mine kind a gal! I'm the same when it comes to wearing pretty skirt. You look so lovely and stripes just seem to go with everything as well as polka dots.Love, love stripes. Wishing you a wonderful week!

    xoxo Ra

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

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  17. Ooh I agree, that top is awesome!! :D
    Haha, you're brave for dancing out there in the open :p I half-danced at my cousins wedding this weekend, it wasn't pretty...I hate dancing when people are watching XD
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  18. I have a few shirts with sheer backs so I may need to check those out! Lovin' that bright skirt on you...dance away!

    26 and Not Counting

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  19. Beautiful! I love that skirt! And I love how that top opens in the back! : )

    Kayla
    www.lovelucygirl.com

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  20. Ooooh I love this! I have a really similar skirt in green and I would love to wear it with a similar top. And those bra cups sound genius! I usually shy away from shirts with weird backs because I don't know what to do with them, but I love this idea!

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  21. What an insanely fun combination! I love the bright blue of that skirt on you.

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  22. Oh my, this outfit is to die for!! I love this skirt and the back of that top is amazing. You look great!!

    xx,
    http://aleciamariana.com

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  23. I love the pattern play in the top!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  24. This is so cute - and I'm totally inspired to pull out my blue pleated skirt today now!

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  25. You are PRECIOUS!!!! I would be twirling around in this skirt too!! Love the stripes on top and bottom!! ADORABLE!!!

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  26. I have too many pictures of being a total dork, and I openly put them on the internet!

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  27. Well, of course you look stunning! I love that color on you, the top is fantastic (love the back) and those shoes - there are no words! Lots of love! XOX

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  28. love it! The stripped slippers and the striped shirt with polka-dots in the back is a great combo.

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  29. Such a fun outfit! Loving the color of the skirt!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  30. as a blogger nothing makes me more excited than having the same article of clothing as another blogger (is that totally lame or what, not sure.) weeee have the same Maxi! like, not identical, but the same thing:

    http://perfectlypriya.blogspot.com/2014/06/maximum-potential.html

    I love it with the mixed patterns of b&w! I kinda default wore it with a white t-shirt, but after seeing this on you, I'll have to get more adventurous next time. now if only I could snag that cool top.

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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  31. Love the color of your skirt! SO pretty. I also liked how you matched your shoes to your top, but the back has polka dotsl looks fab
    from link up, jess
    Please drop by,
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  32. Love the back of that top! And those adhesive bras are the best! I just discovered them and now I can wear those open back tops! Love the black and white print mixing too!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  33. Love the fun pattern mixing & bright blue color. Also, you may just be my favorite person ever for sharing your sticky bra secret!

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  34. What a fun top! I love how the look is completely different in the front and back :)

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  35. You seriously have the best smile!! Love that pleated skirt!! So bright and fun!

    xx. Michelle
    www.themichmix.com

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  36. What is this top?! I need it now... so pretty! Love the pleated blue skirt too!

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  37. Stripes on stripes can be tricky, but you pulled it off perfectly. And, I promise that I'm a much worse dancer than you. Like, it's not even dancing. It's more of a spasm, but it never stops me from shakin' my moneymaker!

    Megan // www.fyeahblog.com

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  38. Get out of here with your adorableness!! That skirt is so perfect!!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  39. Love the back of that top, so unexpected, so fun.... and you should keep twirling, acting 5 is the best thing ever.

    Natalia

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  40. I maybe do the same thing every time I wear a maxi ;) That top is adorable!!

    Kristina does the Internets

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  41. I love love love that skirt, you look adorable! That sheer-ish back top with the maxi looks great. No idea why I'm just now joining your blog, I should have months ago!

    www.lavishingg.com
    xx

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  42. Oh gosh I love that you totally read my mind about the bra situation. Ha! Anyway, I love that top! Pleats are just too fun to not dance around in!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  43. Oh my gosh, I can't decide if I like that skirt or the top more. So pretty!

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  44. Oh my gosh. Stop it! This is insanely cute! I love the vibrant color of that skirt and that mixed pattern top is too cute!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  45. That TOP! I thought it was your cute but typical striped tee, but then I saw the back :D

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  46. The back of this shirt is to die for!

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  47. There are so many fun things about this outfit: the color of the skirt, the pattern mixing of the shirt, the striped and flats. Who knew Aeropostale wasn't just for tweens anymore!? I think I'll have to check them out sometime soon. Those flats are perfect for summer. I think I need them?

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  48. Bahahaha HE WILL NEVER FORGET that made me laugh pretty hard. Sorry to hear you had 45 derpy derpy dancing pics. On the bright side, you can delete them. Dancing pics are hard. I feel like you have to pose REALLY hard and concentrate on each limb's position to make yourself look like you're in a mid dancing moment.

    But gosh. The blue against that top is astounding. LOOKATCHU ALL BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL AS ALWAYS

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  49. That top is the cutest!! I am all for a piece that does the pattern mixing for me :)

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  50. that color blue is gorgeous on you! really is!!

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  51. OBSESSED with this look! Love it all! I would totally twirl and dance in it too. FABULOUS!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  52. Love those shoes!! Nothing better than stripes on your feet!

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  53. You look fabulous, I love the blue with the stripes! So perfect! ;)

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  54. Love the stripes on stripes! And the color of that skirt would have me in twirls too!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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  55. Stop it right now with this outfit!

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  56. This is the cutest outfit ever and totally can't tell you fell all over yourself lol. Such gorgeous photos and seriously can't get over how great your top is!!

    xx 365hangers

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  57. Pleats. Yes. And goofy dancing! =D

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  58. Such a fun and pretty look!
    Www.theurbamumbrella.com

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  59. YES to this look. So colorful and perfect...love the skirt!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  60. Great combo! I love the color of that skirt and that shirt? AH, yes! Super cute:)

    xo, Joanne

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  61. That shirt has polka dots AND stripes! Too cool ;)

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