Polka Dots & Stripes | Dearest Lou

Polka Dots & Stripes

Shirt: c/o Surfdome
Skirt: c/o SWELL
Blazer: thrifted (similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom
Necklace: Forever 21
Lipstick: MAC Cyber

I mentioned in my previous post that we have been having a lot of windy days here in Utah. Prior to leaving the house, I wasn't aware it was going to be yet another windy day and I curled my hair. After my husband came home from work we ran some errands and I asked if we could drive up to the park and take my outfit photos, he was more than willing to help me out. When we arrived at the park it was extremely windy by the lake since there aren't any tall buildings or homes surrounding it, hence the reason my hair is up in a messy top bun in the first few pictures.

After just about freezing to death and taking a look at the pictures I was honestly unsure if I liked them. We decided to head back home and just take them in front of our place. After taking a look at both of them on my computer I realized I didn't have enough clear shots in one location to just pick one (Daryl is still learning how to focus with my new lens) so I did a few of both (;

Surfdome recently sent me this lovely blouse to style. I've been meaning to find the perfect polka dot button up for months and happened to come across this Wolf & York top here on their website. It fits true to size and the quality is top notch.  I think navy is such a timeless color and I can already envision many summer outfits with this top. I decided to pattern mix it with this recently thrifted blazer for our date night and really love how it turned out.

I also want to take a minute and talk about this skirt from SWELL. I have been search of a midi length body con skirt for months now and when I came across this skirt on SWELL'S website I immediately knew I had to have it. I feel like the last two items I reviewed fit true to size but this skirt honestly runs a bit big. I even anticipated it being too small but it fits a little baggy on me. I highly recommend ordering a size down since there's a lot of stretch in the hips and butt (the area I was worried about when looking at the size chart). I'm definitely going to take it in a bit but other than that it's a fabulous skirt and on sale!


  1. Your daisy necklace looks SO cute with the polka dot blouse and your hair is stunning in these! :)
    xo Hannah

  2. You look like a queen! The hair is amazing.




  3. I love the mix of stripes and polka dots!

  4. Beautiful look and great pictures! :)


  5. Oooh, I am loving the dark lips on you, so pretty and fun! I hear you on photo issues, especially when the weather is 90% of the problem, but I really like all of these;)

  6. I absolutely LOVE this look, Cecilia!

  7. Beautiful as always my dear. You are so daring with that lip color!!! I don't anyone else would be able to wear this as successfully as you! You look great!

  8. i love this outfit! especially with your hair down :)