Fashion Challenge: Dots or Stripes

I’ve decided to give Megan Mae’s Fall Fashion Challenge a shot (and regret that I only stumbled across this yesterday, because I love the past “this or that” ideas!).  Today’s “this or that” challenge was dots or stripes.

I chose… both!  Dots and stripes.  Wait can you do that?  I decided, yes! 🙂 Here’s my outfit:

I generally have way more stripes than dots, and the couple dotty things I have are more suited to summer than fall, so I guess technically, my wardrobe leans toward stripes.  However, I have these great polkadot tights that I couldn’t pass up wearing.  But because the dots are so subtle, I figured I’d pair them with a striped top (ok, it’s actually a bodysuit) as well.  I wore a skirt, of course, and added OTK grey socks and knee-high brown boots for warmth.  I put a braided brown belt over the skirt to add some texture and tie in the boots better.  Since the top is short-sleeved, I added a cardigan, but left it open so you could see the details of the outfit better.  I added a LOVE necklace to complete the outfit.  And because it’s a tad chilly out, I added a grey faux-leather bomber jacket.

This outfit was actually a bit of a challenge for me.  I really wanted to wear a certain striped sweater I have, but it’s set aside to bring with me to Vegas next week, and I’ve made a deal with myself to not wear any of the tops I plan to bring to Vegas until then so that I’m not scrambling to do laundry at the last minute.  I do think I’m going to bring this skirt though!  I rarely wear it and forgot how cute it is… and how easy to dress up and down.  No wrinkles either.  A good travel piece, I think!

Here’s the set on Polyvore.  Obviously not all the same stuff, but fun anyway.

Stripes or Dots? BOTH!

Stripes or Dots? BOTH! by racheljay featuring a bomber jacket

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5 comments for “Fashion Challenge: Dots or Stripes

  1. brent
    October 27, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Those dotted nylons are eye catching.

  2. October 27, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Cute tights! I love the socks poking out above the boots too. I also have a faux leather jacket that I wear all the time.

  3. October 27, 2011 at 9:49 PM

    Of course you can do that! You look fab! I love the tights. Thanks for joining us. Feel free to join up during the next round too. ^_^

    • Rachel Jay
      October 28, 2011 at 9:13 AM

      Yea I’m going to have to join up the next round. I didn’t have time last night to plan anything for today, but hopefully can do it tomorrow 🙂 Thanks for hosting this!

  4. October 28, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    Cute tights! And love your ruffly skirt 🙂

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