The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.-Steel Magnolias

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I found a pic on pinterest and I just loved the concept of a navy polka-dot dress with an olive cardi. Since I have both I thought I'd give it a try.

Now the dress was one of those late 80's early 90's creatures. Long, puffy sleeves, mid-calf length, collar, button down to the elastic waist with a matching polka-dot belt AND shoulder pads... how can I forget those?. I tried to alter it by removing the elastic and shoulder pads. Shortening the sleeves and the hemline. Seems easy enough right? Well... it didn't quite go like I had planned. It still looked frumpy and was i'll-fitting.

So I scrapped it and substituted my navy polky shirt for the dress. Same idea... different look. So... here's my take on olive with navy or Ol'Navy.
inspiration via pinterest.

Have you ever tried to alter something and have just not work out?


  1. That is really, really cute!!

    A Kelly green cardi would look good too. You're too young to remember our obsession, in the 80s, with navy and kelly green....and whales...

  2. I love this color cute! The polka dots with the green is great together.

  3. Oh Joy! I remember all too well kelly and navy. My mother was obsessed with it and loved to dress my sister and I in ESPIRIT. lol

  4. We've upgraded to aqua, brown and owls now... lololol