Casual Friday + Polka Dots

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This Friday’s casual outfit was a complete recreation of a look from Happily Grey (see her outfit here). I pinned this look awhile back from my friend and once I got this polka dot top for my birthday, I remembered how striking a beige/black polka dot top looks with a neon scarf (Yup, that’s right… I can seriously remember WAY too many of the things I’ve pinned… kind of scary). Since I just got my neon infinity scarf with my January budget, it was the perfect time to try this look. I hate to admit that Casual Fridays are not easy for me.  During the week I’m usually in pencil skirts, maxis or work pants, so I am really focused on dressing up.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being able to wear jeans at my job every Friday, but because I’ve been out of the habit of dressing more casually or dressing up jeans, it makes it hard for me to get it right. This is why I need inspiration… this is why Pinterest, other bloggers like Mary from Happily Grey and YOU make life so awesome. THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS INSPIRING ME!

Stay Classy My Friends. (haha, anyone else a fan of Anchor Man?!) Have a fabulous weekend!

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P.S. Do you see me talking to myself in the second to last photo? I think I’m saying something like IT’S NOT COLD, IT’S NOT COLD… complete lies though. NEGATIVE 11 degrees when we took these photos this morning. Ugh.

Polka Dot Top, F21 (Birthday Gift, Available here) :: Infinity Scarf, A&F (Sold Out, Similar here) :: Jeans, Levis via Younkers (Similar here) :: Boots, JustFab (Available here) :: Bracelets, Lia Sophia (No Longer Available in this color, Same Set though here) :: Rose Gold Watch, JCPenney (Similar here)


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    February 1, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    I wish I had a photographic memory like you to remember my pins! LOL, loving the bright scarf with the polka dots. And there is nothing wrong with trying to convince yourself that its warm while you’re taking outfit pics outside!


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    February 1, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    I love this. Our office is almost TOO casual for my tastes. When I wear heels or even a skirt I look like an alien. This is what casual Friday SHOULD look like. Not a concert tee and jeans and sneakers. Good job!

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    February 1, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    You look so gorgeous here, Rachel! I love how simple and easy this outfit is…pretty much like my weekend uniform!

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    February 1, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    I adore that polka dot top! It’s soo cute!

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    February 1, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    You look lovely! The bright scarf DOES look great with the polka dot top! Don’t worry – I remember way too many of things I’ve pinned too 🙂

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      February 1, 2013 at 10:13 AM

      Haha I’m glad I’m not the only one… it kind of freaked me out that I immediately thought back to that pin when I got this top lol 🙂

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    February 1, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    LOVE this polka dot top. Great birthday gift, for sure 🙂

    xo Amy

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    two birds
    February 1, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    I think I need to spend more time on Pinterest. You look so lovely! I love the polka dot top. And that infinity scarf is such a great color!

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    February 1, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    I’m always in jeans and a scarf during the winter, too (or my yoga pants and a sweatshirt if I’m not in public). Happy weekend!

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    February 1, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    I’m such a sucker for polka dots, I absolutely love your shirt! Hope you have a great weekend!

    xo jen

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    Barefoot Duchess
    February 1, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    You look adorable and I love your makeup!!

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    February 1, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Love your boots and scarf!

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    February 1, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    OMG Rachel I totally get that. I have a hard time with casual Fridays as well. I don’t know why. I seek inspiration for that from bloggers and pinterest as well.

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    February 1, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Love this outfit Rachel!!!

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    February 1, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    I love that polka dot top!! Cutest casual look ever! I can’t believe you still took photos in that cold of temps…you win the prize for bravest blogger:):) Have a great weekend!

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    February 1, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    you are a brave girl to take pics in those temperatures, but you wouldn’t know how freezing you are–the photos look great. this is a great combo of neon and polka dots.

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    February 1, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Cute outfit! Love this chunky scarf- especially in this mint shade! And I can’t get over the polka dots! Great post.

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    February 1, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Kudos to you taking pictures outside on such a frigid cold morning!!

    I love this look, the polka dot sweater is so fun and the scarf is a great pop of color with it!!

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    Always Maylee
    February 1, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    I love the polka dots and the green scarf. You look so cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
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    Demure in Diamonds
    February 1, 2013 at 10:51 PM


    I loveee this outfit! The green scarf with the polka dots is so unexpected yet I love it! I also love anchor man. lol

    XO Jenna

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    February 2, 2013 at 4:38 AM

    Love the top, polka dots always look great 🙂 And the combination with gorgeous green – perfect!


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    February 2, 2013 at 11:07 AM

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    Megan, The Frugalista Diaries
    February 2, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    love this on you Xo Megan,

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    February 2, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    I love this casual look! i especially like how that green scarf makes the outfit pop. it was a cute touch 🙂

    xo Marlen
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    February 2, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    love the polka dot top!

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    February 2, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    your such a brave girl I could never take picture out in the cold. It was 19 degree here and I wore 4 layers to work.

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    February 2, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    yess thank the internet for tons of outfit inspo! love the polka dots 🙂

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    February 3, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    That scarf has such a special color! X

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    February 3, 2013 at 5:33 AM

    I love how easy yet super cute that outfit looks on you. I think polka dots make every outfit look girly and cute, right?
    Hope you had a fabulous weekend my friend 🙂


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    February 3, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    I love the green scarf, looks awesome against the polka dot top.

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    Megan, The Frugalista Diaries
    February 3, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    love the polka dots Xo Megan,

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    February 4, 2013 at 6:07 AM

    Negative 11 degrees???? Ahhh!!! SO cold!!

    I really love this outfit!! And I do love Pinterest for inspiration!

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    Miss M
    February 4, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    What a cute top! I want something similar for spring
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    February 4, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    I just loved every single aspect of this OOTD. Absolutely fabulous. You look picture perfect!!

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    H&K Style Journey
    February 4, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    A pop of color like this is fabulous with an all neutral outfit. I am with you on dressing for casual Fridays. I have a really hard time dressing casual. Heather

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    February 4, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Your skin is absolutely glowing. I am so envious of your complexion! Super cute polka dots! 🙂

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      February 4, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      Kimmie… complete make up secrets 😉 🙂 I have had trouble skin for over 7 years… you learn to work with it!

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    February 4, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    that sweater is soo cute! you have such an amazing blog:)
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    lots and lots of love from the terribly cold zurich 🙂

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    February 4, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    I love the polka dots and scarf together. You look so pretty.

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    February 4, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    This is a very lovely outfit! I liked this very much.

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    February 4, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Gorgeous! I love the outfit you recreated! And yes, neon & polka dots are so made for each other!
    P.S. totally impressed with your blogger dedication to take photos when it is that cold outside!

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    Fashionably Yours
    February 4, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Love the polka dot shirt and kudos for braving the cold!
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    Laura @ Chaotic Domestic
    February 5, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    I love this look. The polka dot top is great. I’d pinned the same image on Pinterest as well. I really need to start weeding through my pins to find looks to recreate. I’m currently not doing a good job of it. Love your take on this look.

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    Jess - J's Style
    February 11, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    I love that bright green scarf! It’s so cheery for winter and is just the perfect pop of color. I think this casual Friday outfit is great!


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    March 20, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    I hope you don’t get sick with that type of temperature and no coat! You do look cute though, lol! I love Pinterest for style inspiration too!

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      March 20, 2013 at 1:13 PM

      Haha, luckily I was only outside for like 5 minutes! My boyfriend and I have learned how to take photos VERY quickly in these kind of temps!

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