look book: mustard meets dots

March 7, 2012

This outfit is perfect for transitioning from work to a dinner date. The spots add personality and I think the mustard color compliments it really well. I've also been loving the re-emergence of the pointy toe heel. I don't really know how or why this style got pushed to the back burner in the first place because pointy toes are such a classic, lady-like look {and it makes everyone's legs look that much longer!}. 
blouse c/o 11 Eureka, skirt J.Crew, shoes Guess {similar}, clutch Banana Republic, glasses c/o Bonlook, necklace J.Crew, bracelets Heather Belle, J.Crew and Lauren Elan 

What do you think about pointy toe heels? Love, Hate or Indifferent? 
Are there any other trends you're excited about for Spring?
xox
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70 comments:

  1. i LOVE this outfit. i have worn something very similar, except my shirt was cream and black polka dots and my shorts were mustard yellow. it's just a good combination i feel (:

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  2. bahaha.. my little comment picture is actually in that outfit i just realized.

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  3. This is the perfect work to dinner date outfit, as you said. Love the colors and I am always a huge fan of polka dots.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  4. I absolutely love this outfit! The perfect mix of print, color, and frills!

    Personally, my favorite spring trend has been polka dots, and you are rocking them right now!

    -Melina
    The Caffeinated Closet

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  5. LOVE everything about this outfit, it is too perfect. I'm all for the pointy heels, in fact my favorite pair of heels are indeed pointy. have

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  6. LOVE everything about this outfit, it is too perfect. I'm all for the pointy heels, in fact my favorite pair of heels are indeed pointy. have

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  7. I love pointy toe heels! I always feel amazing when I wear them.

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  8. i've always loved the pointy, classic heals the best, regardless of if they're "in style".. they just look so chic to me!

    i love the mix of dots + mustard! very pretty :)

    inwithdnew.blogspot.com

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  9. looove the skirt so much! i have one just like it, so i'll have to wear it this way sometime :)

    http://saramadebeth.wordpress.com

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  10. Love this look - one of my favorites of yours! I agree about the pointy toed pumps - I have a black pair that I wear all the time, but need to expand & get some more colors!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  11. I love how you have mixed textures and colors. Great look

    Xoxo
    Paula
    blush-paula.blogspot.com

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  12. I can't help but feel a bit like a witch when I wear pointy heels, but you look great in them!

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  13. I love this combo - so elegant and feminine! As far as pointy toed shoes go, I'm middle of the road. I like how they look on many other people, but I don't like them as much on me!

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  14. I love this outfit!!! the blouse is just perfection!!!

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  15. I love this outfit so much! It's so perfect. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  16. LOve the mustard! Its not a color that everyone can pull off, but you did for sure!

    ~Heather

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  17. You look stunning, these photos are so pretty. Love the glasses & your hair up like that, so fab! And I'm a huge fan of pairing b&w with mustard - you've done it beautifully here. As for pointy heels?! Love em, I say yes to anything that makes my legs look longer. ;) xo

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  18. I really like the combo of the mustard and polkadots. I'd never heard of Eureka 11 before; will have to check them out!

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  19. O those buttons down the back, it's those extra details in clothing that I just love. I like pointy toe heels very classy like you said.

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  20. I love this look. I've always felt stumped when it comes to styling shorter-length tops, but this pairing with the skirt looks fantastic.

    feathersandbirds.blogspot.com

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  21. I can never rock mustard, it just doesn't work on me, jealous! I think pointy heels are just perfect for the office.
    http://sawatdeeyall.blogspot.com/

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  22. So cute! Love the top and especially the big glasses. :)

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  23. I really like the way you put this together. I've seen similar combos but mainly with mustard sweaters and boots. I love pointy shoes as well, they are all time classics! Though at times they get too pointy...we got to watch out for that!

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    www.houseofhemingway.com

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  24. I love it!! I love the mustard colour! Those glasses are perfect too! xo

    Melanie

    iambornlippy.blogspot.com

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  25. I LOVE that top so much. I love the details on the front & on the back. I might have to purchase my own :)

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  26. I love mustard with anything. This outfit is ferfect again! xo Nikki

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  27. love love the pointy toe heels, I am there with you on that one, I also really love this outfit, perfect pairing of colors!!
    jess
    www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

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  28. Super cute outfit! I am personally not a fan of the pointy-toe heel, but I don't dislike it on other people!

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  29. Love that polish color with that outfit. So perfect.

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  30. Beautiful outfit! The mustard and polka dots look amazing together!

    http://vivikstyle.blogspot.com/

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  31. Love love love the outfit. It is a sophisticated but fun way to use polka dots and I think its great. honestly I didn't even know that pointed toe heels were out of style...my bad. but i love them. but not too much point. Yours are just right!

    http://mrmrssorensen.blogspot.com

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  32. love your chic/quiet style. so great in you :)

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  33. What a fun look! Love the mustard and dots!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  34. Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

    i loooove mustard and polka dots so this may be my favourite post! it just looks great.

    i'm actually super excited for all the pastels coming in to spring. i loved the bold brights last year, but now that it's pastels, cremes and flowingness i can't wait for that!

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

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  35. I used to not like pointy toes because I thought they looked too severe, or somehow too business-y. But, lately I've been coming around.

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  36. I love your skirt--polka dots never fail to brighten an outfit :)

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  37. I have this skirt, and I have been trying to find something to wear as the top. I love your mustard top though! Super chic

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  38. I love that top! The collar is perfect and then the button down back just tops it off!!
    http://mereandthemr.blogspot.com/

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  39. probably my most favorite outfit ever!!! love it!

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  40. This is my all time favorite outfit of yours! I'm DROOLING.

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  41. Such a beautiful outfit! The skirt is incredible and such a classic - I've been loving the print lately, and was quite shocked to realize that all I have in it is a scarf. Spring will be a great opportunity to rectify this! :P
    I really like the shirt too, both for the mustard colour and the loose shape. :)

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  42. Gorgeous outfit!! I love the pointy shoe ! Glad to hear they r coming back!

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  43. that mustard top is oh so fabulous! i want it!
    and i'm kind of digging it with the dots.
    xo TJ

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  44. Ooooh girl! Fabulous outfit! And I agree..PERFECT for work-to-dinner-date. You are just the right combo of sexy / studious. Love it!!

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  45. i'm just excited about all the spring colors!!!

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  46. lovely, mara! this look is awesome! also, congratulations on your 4 year dating anniversary. time to start planning something fun for your 1 year wedding anniversary! :D

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  47. Mara, that top is SO cute. I love it!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  48. Love your outfit!!!
    http://oceanandfashion.blogspot.com/

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  49. i love this outfit! especially the top! and i think the pointy toed heels are perfect :)

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  50. You look stunning! How amazing is that skirt?! I personally love pointy toe heels and flats! They add that bit of sophistication to an outfit!

    x Aliya
    www.hillsidestory.net

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  51. Loving this look Mara - it's so ladylike and sophisticated, but still fun! I can't get enough of polka dots. I still like pointy heels - but I agree, it's almost like they slipped off the radar. I think they'll always be a classic in my opinion!!!

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  52. CUTE outfit girl!
    xoxo meagan
    caseofcouture.com

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  53. Hey! Wow it's been so ling since I've been on your blog. I pop in from time to time though. I remember waaay back when you first started your fashion/outfit posts like I literally remember the very first one!:) Back then I was The White Way of Delight but that blog is long since gone. Well, good luck and continue on with the fashion posts, you're too cute! xo

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  54. This outfit is to die for! Love being a new follower of your blog and cannot wait to see more!

    -Amy
    http://theblankpagesblog.blogspot.com/

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  55. Ah u look so cute!!! I love pretty skirt with dots and the blouse is adorable!!
    xoxo

    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

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  56. Love these colors. Mustards and oranges are my favorites. And I'm dying to get Bonlook glasses. I just need to get an eye exam first. Those glasses look amazing on you. Happy weekend!

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  57. Ooh, this is so pretty Mara! I love the skirt, the dots are so fun! And I am also really happy to see pointy toes making a comeback... I think they got pushed out because the pointy-ness was getting SO extreme that shoes were looking a little scary... I like the more subtle point!

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  58. I love pointed toe heels. They're classic and professional and they elongate your legs. Yours look really cute with the patterned skirt and pretty blouse.

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  59. Oh my gosh I love this look soooo much! Beautiful.

    xo Ashley

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  60. You are very beautiful with a perfect smile and i adore this outfit! i'm glad i found your blog. for sure i will follow very often.

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  61. What a fabulous combination. You look so classic and lovely.

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  62. I fully agree with you, the mustard with the poka dots is a grea combination!

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  63. HOOKED on your blog- i love your style, I feel like you have given me so many outfit ideas. You are too cute!

    http://slidingdrawersblog.blogspot.com/

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