polka dot blues

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In contrast to my mismatching Monday look, I went for a matching look the following day. I happen to love red and blue tones during summer, so I chose to pair them together to create a summery work look.

While commuting in muggy weather, I wore a red and white polka dot tank top instead of my blue button down. Would you believe I got the tank top off season for $1.99 at Old Navy? Apparently bright polka dot tank tops are not in high demand during the winter months!

On the go commuting ensemble:

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For work, however, I added a denim chambray button down. Tank tops are not allowed at my work, so thin button downs are a nice alternative for summer. It is also nice to have a button down on in case the air conditioning is blasting in other parts of the building!

Ready for work ensemble:

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I added a splash of red with my necklace and shoes.

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My nails ended up matching perfectly, as well! I wore my faithful watch and Tiffany’s rings to keep my look from getting too “busy” with too much bold jewelry.

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Top: Nordstrom Rack ($20 marked down from approx $45)

Skirt: BCBG Max Azria via consignment ($7 marked down from $158)

Shoes: Audrey Brooke at DSW ($30 marked down from $60)

Necklace: Nordstrom Rack (approx $5 marked down from approx $20)

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Fashion Huntress tips:
1) If you work in a conservative work environment, layering is key- especially in summer. I wear tee shirts or tank tops to keep cool while commuting. I then add my blouse when I get to work. This is also a good strategy if you are planning to go somewhere after work so that you don’t have to change!

2) I like to get tank tops at fairly low prices, if possible. Old Navy and H&M have very good sales for tank tops ($5 or less), without sacrificing quality. I’ve had $20 tank tops literally unravel, where my tanks from Old Navy have never even had a stray thread! Quality is everything, and the goal is to get the highest quality you can for the best price.  Shop around and see what works best for you!

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4 thoughts on “polka dot blues

  1. This outfit looks great on you! I love the red and blue together and I want those shoes! I totally agree with you about Old Navy’s tanks, sometimes the quality of their clothing seems almost disposable but their tank tops are indestructible.

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