Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Polka Dots!!


Skirt:  JCrew,  Shirt:  Old Navy,  Shoes:  Cousin Couture,  Necklace:  Ann Taylor


Have you ever been drawn to a piece of clothing?  I saw this skirt in the JCrew window and the universe pulled me inside. And then the price tag took me right back out.  But then, the promise of wearing it everyday for the rest of my entire life and passing it down to my childrens' wives, and their children, etc. etc, pulled me right back in.

I am a firm believer that women should be in charge of their own presents; birthday, Christmas, Mother's Day, every holiday.  I no longer leave it up to Noel to surprise me with a gift.  I know exactly what I want, and it works out for both of us when I tell him.  This skirt was my Valentine's Day present.  I love it, hon!!  You did such a great job!


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32 comments :

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I think we would get along so well (aside from the fact that we have the cutest boys in the world), Kev no longer picks out my gifts either. I never shop for myself anymore, so holidays are the perfect excuse to spend a little. I looove this skirt!

Samantha said...

I am SO glad that I'm not the only woman who feels like I should be in charge of my gifts!! For Mother's Day...I gave myself a shopping spree :) It was the best!

The skirt is cute...absolutely love it!

Shaylynn... I blahwg It's True. said...

And then the price tag took me right back out..

You are just funny, just funny.

The Creative Councill said...

Love that skirt! And Virginia Ann will look so cute in it when she marries Charlie :)

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

oh man, Shay beat me to it. I was going to quote you as well. and I will be stealing that line. telling everyone I stole it from you, of course.
love the dots!

Taryn Rhodes said...

This outfit is so cute I love the polka dots! Hmmm my birthday is coming soon and I must admit I like the pick out your gift idea..and P.S. those shoes are awesome!!
-Taryn
sweetsweetnightingale.blogspot.com

dreaming en francais said...

I LOVE the polka dots and your shoes.. and I totally agree, we definitely should be in charge of our gifts! It makes it easier on the guy, too ;) xo

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His Little Lady said...

yep, your style is absolutely adorable!!! loving those polka dots and pearls!
xo TJ

B said...

haha thats so funny! russ would never let me pick my own presents. luckily for me he always does a good job. either way, i LOVE the skirt! Polka dots are the best!

Danavee said...

Love polka dots!!!!

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

i love that you are passing items of clothing onto your children's wives. i just might have to use that one.

Giovanna said...

Haha love this post!! And love your skirt! It is too fab!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

haha, great story... totally justifies paying too much for it :) i wouldn't have been able to leave it there either!

Shonnie said...

I love your style!

Lindsay said...

Love the skirt and the shoes!

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Allison Taylor said...

haha I'm with ya on choosing your own gifts. That skirt is absolutely adorable! Polka dots are a winner every time.

smk053078 said...

Amen and say it again!!! We sure know how to buy the most amazing gifts for ourselves!! This skirt is so worthy of the price!! It will definitely be passed onto to generations to come!!
xo
Shanna

Katie said...

I love polka dots, too. But I like to be surprised . . . with something I would choose, which is asking a lot. :)

Tara St said...

I am definitely in charge of my gifts. I'll post wishlists on my blog around Christmas, birthday and anniversary time. So, I don't directly tell the boyfriend what to get me...he just knows where to look. That skirt was a fantastic gift.
Tara
Penniless Socialite

Alyx said...

You look fabulous!! That skirt is great - I'd have been drawn to it as well!

Baze Days said...

You are so cute! It's just a shame you have lost your mind and leave your car door open in public places. :)

Dress and Dish said...

Such a happy outfit!!!

Katherine McAdoo said...

yes! i understand why you were drawn to this skirt. it's beautiful on you and a great print.

i'm not good with surprise gifts either - my husband usually tries to sneakily hide that he bought me what he wanted.

anyhow, i also LOVE those booties. they are perfect in every way.

Julie, The Tiny Librarian said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my stripes and orange post. :) I adore the polka dot skirt and those shoes!!! We should definitely be picking out our own gifts...who knows what we would receive if not! So glad to be following your blog!

Mama Violet said...

Super cute skirt. You look beautiful.

Jennie said...

I love polka dots! But more like the $3 kind at Rue 21. J Crew is something I will never understand. Maybe when I'm skinny and rich I'll join the J Crew Lovers club. Probably not though-- I don't think they'd like me very much. ;)

Okay but I really do covet your skirt. That's all.

Annie said...

That polka dot skirt looks SO cute on you, and love how you paired it with the booties! Such a great outfit :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Emmy said...

I am all for picking out my own gifts too yet at the same time I love a surprise.

Such a cute skirt! Love the whole outfit

The Students Wife said...

I love that skirt!! It was a good purchase :) worth the money spent! its darling


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LindseyC said...

Cuuuutie patootie :)

Jenna@The Life of the Wife said...

Ok you are so cute! Love that skirt..and LOVE that you are in charge of your gifts. I need to follow your lead!! :)

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