Polka Dots, From Desk to Denim

 
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I’m reading the book Joyful right now, which profiles research-proven design principles that universally bring us joy. This polka dot top - which I would’ve instantly described as “fun” - could inspire that sensation in me for three reasons: polka dots are circular in shape, they represent abundance, and the color of this top is like a happy sunset. Basically this top = joy and I couldn’t agree more. Even better is finding two ways to wear it right out of the gate - with black pants for a fancy schmancy occasion, or with sneakers for casual occasions. In either case, I am certain to feel joy from what I’m wearing that day!

Top: Nordstrom Rack, $27 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Dress pants: Express, $45
Skirt: H&M, $25
Heels: J.Crew Factory, $35 (similar, similar, similar)
Sneakers: Adidas/Amazon, $79
Earrings: Saks Off Fifth, $13 (similar, similar)
Purse: Bloomingdale's, $70 (similar, similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Sneakers, earrings are 4 years ago. Pants are 2 years ago. Purse is last year. Skirt is recent. Top is new.