This inspiration photo was a no-brainer, because polka dots plus mint is always a good call! To make it more professional I paired it with cropped trousers and black heels, but jeans would also work well (blue, black or ivory). Also - by blind luck I stumbled upon some great prices at J.Crew right now. I've been wanting the jeans top left for awhile and right now you can get them for almost half off. And the rest of my picks are all under $100. Use code FALLSALE to get the extra 30% off in the shopping cart!
Cardigan: Limited, $18 (similar, similar, similar)
Top: J.Crew Factory, $40 (similar, similar, similar)
Pants: Ann Taylor, $18 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Chinese Laundry c/o (same, similar, similar)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (same, same)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Shoes and purse are 2 years ago. Cardigan and top are 1 year ago. Pants are last summer.