Highly Recommended

It took me a long time to figure out why this outfit looked so familiar to me, but it finally dawned on me that I’d seen a similar outfit from an Anthro or Ruche ad some time ago.  I don’t have time to search for it to show you, but I think it was maroon pants with a lightly colored dotted top and a light sweater over it.  I loved it back then and still love it now!  
This top is one of my favorite pieces, especially during colder seasons for some reason.  It layers really well with cardigans and sweaters, and it goes with basically any pair of pants I own.  I try not to tell collective masses of people that they NEED something, but I will say that I’d highly recommend a top like this.  Option #1 from Kohl’s below is a nice semi-sheer that has a sort of scratched dots look like the one I’m wearing.  And then Option #2 is a really cute option from LOFT and everything’s 40% off right now!
Links to Shop:
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Shop for the Look:
Top: H&M (similar, similar)
Jeans: Target (similarsimilar, similar)
Bag: Target (exact)
Shoes: H&M (similar–in Black Suede 2, similar)
Necklace: c/o Love Shopping Miami (almost exact–PMT10 for 10% off)

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    December 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    You gave me another way to wear my maroon skinnies. Thanks! 🙂

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    December 9, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I bought a similar shirt a few months ago and have been pairing it with basically everything in my wardrobe – it's just perfect!

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    December 9, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Wow, this is super cute! I am really bummed that my polka dot blouse like this shrunk in the wash a while back 🙁 I would have loved to wear it with my maroon pants like you did here! I'll just have to find a suitable replacement!

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    rachel sayumi
    December 9, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    oooh I LOVE this!

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    December 9, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I love my polka dot top too! Love it with the maroon pants. I'd love some, but Target jeans never fit right on me.

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    Kate @ Another Clean Slate
    December 9, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    I love the polka dot top! I still need to get one for myself.

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    December 9, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    I think polka dotted and striped tops can be incredibly versatile — must haves in my opinion as well!
    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

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    Chelsea Finn
    December 9, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    That top is so adorable! I love the colored pants. Ha, and it definitely does seem like a ruche or an anthro outfit!


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    December 9, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    I am going to agree with you. A sheer button down is such a classic!

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    December 9, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    The Target ones are sold out, but I linked to some from Old Navy as well as other brands. Good luck!

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    mark a.
    December 9, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    that outfit has flair!

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    December 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    You can never go wrong with a polka dot top! Love it with the colored jeans!


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    December 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Love a great classic black and white print…especially polka dots! Great look with those fun pants!

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    Lauren O'Neill
    December 9, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I don't know why I've never owned anything with polka dots but they're so cute! Love love love your eggplant pants. Those are on my list for the after Christmas shopping list!
    Exploring My Style

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    Denise Z
    December 10, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Polka dots make me happy! And that purse…I bought it a while ago, when you posted about it. Can't tell you HOW MANY compliments I get on it, all the time! Now I'm wanting it in other colors!

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    December 10, 2013 at 3:40 am

    Thanks! I like the Old Navy fit better : )

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    KateAdam Florken
    December 10, 2013 at 3:52 am

    I'm having a problem finding colored skinny jeans that will hold up in the wash. I've had Rockstars from Old Navy before, but they started to lose their shape after only five washes or so. Any recommendations for brands that will last longer and bring value to my wardrobe? In particular, I'm interested the maroon, like you have here, and maybe something in a tan. Thoughts?


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    December 10, 2013 at 8:34 am

    That is such a cute polka dot shirt! 🙂 I love how polka dots go with everything 🙂

    Away From Blue

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    Caitlin @ Greater Than Rubies
    December 10, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I'm going to be an outfit stealer and wear a version of the look this week. Thanks for the remixing inspo, lady! Hope you're having a great week.

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    Sabrina Nooruddin
    December 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I love this polka dot look, so pretty with burgundy!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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    Julissa Ariella Bernal
    December 11, 2013 at 7:19 am

    I meant to post my comment in this thread.

    I really like the jeans you are wearing but need a mid rise and curvy fit, I can only find them in dark washes never color. Any suggestions?

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