Category Archives: polka dot denim

joie de vivre

6th November 2012

some think kate spade is all about twirl worthy dresses, bow belts && sky high heels, but there is so much more to the brand then just that! to prove it to you, here is a casual kate spade look.

like the last post, 99% of this look is kate spade, even though it is a pretty casual day time look!
oh && as a special treat, waffles crashed this post!
my stylish sweatshirt was from august’s garance doré collection (now on sale) && reads “joie de vivre”, french for joy of life pairs easily with pops of red and polka dots!
 can we take a second to talk about these polka dot jeans… oh, they are just the most amazing things! kate gave dark denim a make over with stylish spots. i went a little crazy with the dots but you could also wow by wearing them with just a basic bright tee.
top: kate spade // sweatshirt: kate spade // shoes: kate spade (30% off) // purse: kate spade // aviators // rings: kate spade // arm party: sequin // kate spade (similar) // sequin // kate spade idioms x2 (old) // michael kors


10th September 2012

last week, I dined at rawhide… so of course I had to dress the part.
since a country outfit isn’t exactly my style, I was sure to bring out my inner cowgirl with a color me courtney twist…

when I heard rawhide, I immediately thought denim. But since I am swooning over the ever-trending spots (read all about it) I had to add a dash of dots to my denim look.

if this top looks familiar, it should! it was a diy friday post a few weeks back! i thought the spotted denim would be a perfect rodeo-esque look, with a touch of whimsy. in fact, this look is filled with diy projects! i finished the look && offset the country-ness with more pops of polka dots, the power of a red flower and glam accessories.
shirt: diy (learn how here) // skirt: h&m // red poppy // pumps: kate spade // statement pearls (try a diy – check out my tutorial here) // clutch: kate spade (learn to make you own statement clutch here) // domino ring // earrings: coach // arm party: kate spade // j.crew // kate spade // nordies // vintage pearls