Fall Capsule #1: Polka Party


Let’s get festive for one of our last looks from the capsule collection! I wanted to get some more fancy outfits on here, but let’s face it. I never do anything fancy. We normally have a Christmas party to attend this time of year for my work, but somehow, the Party Planning Committee completely bailed on it (ps. it’s their only event) and had a minor Happy Hour event after work one day.

Not. A. Party. Friends.

So basically, this is my What-I-Would-Have-Worn-To-My-Non-Existent-Christmas-Party outfit….and I only wore it in my backyard for a party for two (me and Cooper, not me and The Husband in case you were wondering).


Outfit 72

  • On Target item: Merona Polka Dot Coat (exact – and on sale!)
  • Lip Color: Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain (exact; love these, this one is “Romantic”)
  • Necklace: Target (Winter 2013; similar 1similar 2)
  • Dress: Merona, Target (similar options below)
  • Purse: DKNY, thrifted (similar 1, similar 2)
  • Tights: Merona, Target (exact – plus 9 other colors!)
  • Ankle Boots: Mossimo, Target (similar 1, similar 2)

B’s Bridal Shower Look









Excitement galore this weekend! Friday, I got to sit in the Social Security office to get my name changed, stuffed my face with some food truck deliciousness (Indian food plus some pulled pork nachos stolen from the husband), drank some wine and listen to some bluegrass with my favorite double date couple!

Saturday was equally fun as well, since I got to celebrate that very couple (B + J) at their bridal shower (and eat more delicious food…including cake balls). I love a good excuse to get dressed up, so the fact that The Husband and I have three weddings (plus all related wedding events) to attend this year makes me happy! I purchased this dress specifically to wear to an assortment of those nicer events, so I was happy to take it for a spin this weekend (especially since it is B’s favorite color).

Overall with this outfit, I think I hit it out of the park for this lovely shower for B. I kept it dressier with my gold belt, but then took it down a casual note with some summer stripe wedges (obsessed with these and might have to get the solid red ones too) that I purchased for my own rehearsal dinner! It was the perfect outfit for mingling, eating more cake balls than I should, and putting together the ribbon/bow bouquet (I mean my bridesmaid duties are really hard, right?).

ps. I didn’t wear my sports watch that I wear EVERY. SINGLE. DAY, so be sure to check out my awesome watch tan line! Sun: 1. Katie: 0.