In Black & White, Polka Dots, Stripes and Checks!


Yup, one week of black and white geometry. Polka dots, stripes and checks. It's still the most dramatic combination you can put together, and spring and summer are great times for it.

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First up is a checked shirtdress in a crisp linen-cotton combination. A touch of polka dots on the shoes and some stripes on the hat and purse add just enough interest to the geometry of this outfit. And the flowers on the purse call to the feathers in the earrings for a tiny color pop! The sunnies are a deep plum with dark pink lenses to add a rosey tone to your world.

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Creamy linen cuffed shorts topped by a cami with a zillion polka dots and a mile of eyelash lace trim, topped by a short blazer with another zillion polka dots and pointed front hem and 3/4 ruched sleeves. I think I'm seeing spots! Yup! On the sheer flats, too! But add some stripes on your hat and clutch, and you're mixing it up. Gold and black earrings and coppery sunnies make you shine!

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A more casual look this time. Checked shorts and polka dotted ruffle necked tee-top come together with black spots on gray sneakers with mocha laces and trim. Add a multi-sized check ball cap and a white on black polka dot bag to almost get you there. Black round sunnies add more spots. And character earrings finish the look!

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A sheer checked pencil skirt and a slash of white lettering on an off-the-shoulder tee add a bit of daring and drama. High heel strappy sandals are stripes on their own. The clutch adds bolder stripes and the hat is a check of sorts with its big satin rose. Red oversized sunnies and red earrings add the final drama to a look that won't be missed by anyone as you walk by!

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White capris and a plaid cold shoulder shirt with the sleeves rolled up is a great start here. Step into polka dot slingback flats and grab a checked bag. Pop on round black sunnies and white pearl and polka dot earrings to complete the look.

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Big checks on a midi dress and little polka dots on a sweater make a great combo. The straps on the sandals are stripes. You have stripes on the crossover bag, too. More polka dots on the bangle bracelet. And a new geometric, a triangle in the earrings!

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White shorts and a dotted tee top make a great statement. Add black strap sandals and a striped handbag. Black and silver sunnies for character. And black flamingo earrings for fun!

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A gingham checked shirtdress with a shirttail hem is as easy as the summer gets. Slide into mini polka dotted d'orsay flats and black cats eye shades. A checked scarf on a striped bag totes it all for a long summer celebration day. A gold watch with black lined designs and round beaded dangle earrings add more fun!

Each look is neat and crisp, yet casual and easy for the summer time. When living is slower and folks smile a little longer.

See you on Thursday for some great digital art! We'll be looking at abstract art this week. And don't forget to answer the question below by using the buttons at the bottom. Remember, you must actually be on the blog to do this. Thanks for the feedback!

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