Outfit: Polka Dot and Python

April 9, 2012

Another Monday, another outfit here at The Average Girl’s Guide. By the looks of this outfit you’d never know that I have been addicted to color lately. Pink denim? It doesn’t leave my legs during the weekend (a visit to my Instragram feed will tell you that!), however I just bought these MIA heels via 6pm.com and felt compelled to pair them with a work appropriate look (though I also adore them with the previously mentioned pink denim). Mixing patterns is so “in” right now — I have a striped top + floral skirt that I must photograph for you — and this look is another pattern-mixing option. Staying with the same color palette and pulling in a pattern on an accessory makes it a little easier to ease your way into the trend.

blouse: old navy (winter 2011) / pants: h&m (march 2012) / heels: MIA “glee” via 6pm.com (March 2012) / necklace: forever 21; similar (March 2012) / gold bracelet: derng via etsy (April 2012)

Psssstt: TAGG’s included in this week’s links of the week round-up by International Fashion Bloggers (IFB). This list is always a must read for me to catch up on some of the best blogreads of the week so I’m honored to be included.

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  • http://twitter.com/PPFGirl PennyPincherFashion

    Love this look, Alyson - that polka dot top is adorable on you & the braids in your hair are perfect!! :)

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Thank you!! I really need to do the braid more often.

  • RealGirlGlam

    Cute look! Popping a print in a shoe is definitely an easy way to mix. Love your braids too!

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Totally agree! Less pressure than major pattern pairings.

  • http://www.mydressyways.com/ My Dressy Ways

    I love it! I would totally wear this outfit!

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Ha, you know what? I could totally picture you in it! :)

  • Amyshaughnessy

    I like your blouse! And I love the necklace you chose. Perfect length and color.



    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Thank you so much; I also loved how it added a pop of color.

  • http://twitter.com/MeganFrugalista Megan Zietz

    I love this outfit alyson!

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Thanks so much, M! 

  • ThefashionableESQ

    Cute!! I like the heels - I really like 6pm.com! You can get great buys there. I’ve always thought that the website name was a bit weird but regardless, good prices. 
    I like the necklace, too!

    xxThe Fashionable ESQhttp://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Same… wonder where they came up with it. You know it’s the zappos clearance site? That’s what I heard. Thanks for your sweet words.

  • http://www.frankieheartsfashion.com/ Frankie hearts fashion

    absolutely love the combo of the polka dots and the python!! xo

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Thanks so much!! 

  • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

    1. I’m so excited that you’re expanding the site (I’m in the middle of a re-design myself and I CANNOT wait for it to finally go live) 2. So sad I’m not going to make Blogger Blitz - it sounds like such fun and literally down the street from me! Boo. 3. I love your little braids, I used to wear my hair like this all the time and I think I need to bring it back. 

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      You are?? SO excited… I love your site now so can’t wait to see what you’re doing with it. As for Blogger Blitz not sure I can attend either (it’s sooo far and we have friends in town that weekend) so we will just have to find another time to meet up! And, 3: you totally do. The braid thing is so convenient! 

  • http://twitter.com/BonBonRoseGirls Kristin & Megan

    Love the mixed prints and your hair!

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Thanks, lady! 

  • Glamamom

    The dots with the python is fabulous.  Love the pop of color in the necklace too!  You look great.

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      You are so sweet to say so. Really happy with how they pair so well.

  • http://twitter.com/EverydayMomStyl Everyday Mom Style

    I love this outfit- the polka dots are adorable. I haven’t been able to find any that I like- but this top is darling, and the shoes are fabulous! 

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Thank you. This is ON and I’ve seen a few at H&M. Do you have one in your area? I got another one with a black base + white polka dots a month or so ago. Good luck! 

  • http://audreyallure.blogspot.com/ Audrey Allure

    Loving that polka dotted top! :)

  • Stephanie @ henry happened

    I love those heels! So cute with the polka dots. Can’t wait to see them with the pink denim!

  • http://twitter.com/SavvyMomNYC SavvyMomNYC - Ker

    I am noticing a lot of braids lately. I’m going to have to try this.

  • http://www.fashionistammc.blogspot.com/ [email protected]

    I LOVE polka dots with animal/snake print. Those shoes look really similar to the Shoemint AND Target pairs that I have an eye on. :) This looks great and is a fun way to sass up a work look. Your braid is darling too! 

  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com/ Tara

    What a cute mix…I love your shoes, and of course, the polka dots :)

  • http://realisticallylovely.blogspot.com/ Lindsey (Realistically Lovely)

    Loving polka dots this season. Cute outfit!


  • http://fabulouslyaverage.tumblr.com Joanne Almonte Mason

    super cute outfit!

  • http://www.thirtysomethingfashion.com/ Carly

    love black and white…throw in polka dots and then you really have my eye!  Old Navy really has the best blouses sometimes..sad to have missed that one..it is great and so versatile!  Happy week to you. C

  • http://twitter.com/momtrends nicole feliciano

    Pairs perfectly. Those shoes are a-mazing.

  • http://fashionbyalicia.blogspot.com Fashion By Alicia

    Love this look!  The polka dots look great with the snakeskin pumps.  I almost purchased them but was worried they were too high for my taste.  Really love your hair this way too!

  • Grace Atwood

    Adorable!  Love the polka dots.

  • http://www.fabfatale.com/ jennifer {fabfatale.com}

    LOVE this look on you! love that you paired it with a pop of color turquoise necklace. so fun! i picked some similar snake print heels at zara and will have to try this look. :)

  • http://queenofla.blogspot.com/ Jordan - Queen of LA

    ANOTHER fabulous look! love mixing dots and animal print. your hair really looks great in these recent photos!

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