Coral, Navy, and Neutral, Oh My!

Blouse c/o Conversation Pieces | Skirt: Anthropologie | Shoes: Zara | Bracelets: T+J Designs, INPink, Francesca’s | Watch: Target

There’s just want too many favorites in this outfit and it has me squealing with delight just looking at it.  A polka dot necktie blouse, a chevron pattern on the skirt (which I got on major sale at Anthro, score!), low heeled sandals with a punch of color, and the parties my arms are having… all topped off with a neat “blogger messy bun”.  (Thanks to Much Love, Illy for agreeing to have a Skype date with me to show me how to do the bun, that’s what blog besties are for!  I need to be less OCD about having it so neat…)  Anyways, I absolutely LOVE the combination of corals/pinks contrasted with navy and a sprinkle of neutral, then topped off with some mint accessories to add some more color.  And since I’m in a topping things off kinda mood, all I need now is a white chocolate brownie topped off with vanilla ice cream a la mode.  πŸ™‚

P.S. The winner of the Calikatrina giveaway is Morgan Bayard of Morgan Bayard Photography!  Congrats!  Send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com with your package choice and mailing address!

What are your favorite colors this Spring?


  1. March 28, 2012 / 12:56 am

    Orange! πŸ™‚ I like mint too but the color does not match my skin tone like I want it to.


  2. March 28, 2012 / 2:25 am

    You look SO cute! And Ilene did a great job showing you houw to rock that bun :).

  3. March 28, 2012 / 3:17 am

    Very possibly my favorite outfit of yours ever. No, make that my FAVORITE outfit of yours ever. Classic color combination, darling blouse and your hair up is perfect! xo – g

  4. March 28, 2012 / 5:29 am

    Such a cute combination of colours for Spring. Love it.

  5. March 28, 2012 / 6:00 am

    SANDY!!! Oh you look so fabulous… I mean, when don’t you? I really love this look. I was eyeing that Anthro skirt. Such a good deal, but I’m holding off.. I want the Minutiae Drop Waist dress (polka dot verision), badly. I NEED it. hahaha. And those Zara heels are super sweet as well. I want the silver version. Zara is totally bangin’ it out with the goodness this season. I WANT everything!! Oh gosh.. I’m so crazy. I seriously need to stop shopping and start sewing things for myself. Gotta use my skillz, right?

    Anyhoo, I hope you are doing great… and baby Austin too… and the hubbs too!!! Miss you, babe.

    xx Love & Aloha

  6. March 28, 2012 / 6:24 am

    You look incredibly cute Sandy! I love this color combo…..and the polka dots, perfection!

    You are rocking the bun too!

  7. March 28, 2012 / 6:46 am

    I absolutely love that color combination!!! You look fabulous πŸ™‚

  8. March 28, 2012 / 6:57 am

    this is such a pretty outfit!! you look positively glowing!! i love the coral polka dot blouse!!!!

  9. March 28, 2012 / 7:08 am

    Oh I love every single thing about this! The blouse and the skirt are fabulous on their own but put together…AMAZING! πŸ™‚ xoxo

  10. March 28, 2012 / 7:31 am

    You look great! That skirt is such a great length too.

  11. March 28, 2012 / 8:04 am

    I love this outfit, Sandy!! I can totally see why this outfit makes you excited. You look gorgeous, and the color combination is brilliant! I love the chevron pattern on the skirt and that adorable top.

  12. March 28, 2012 / 8:08 am

    Loving the outfit and the bun isn’t messy at all. I am most drawn to that watch! I have a Fossil rose gold watch that I bought online. It’s just too big though. Yours looks like perfect size for me.

  13. March 28, 2012 / 8:18 am

    This is so cute on you, Sandy! I love how you mixed the polka dots and the chevron prints! I’m still trying to perfect my blogger bun πŸ™‚

    The Tiny Heart

  14. March 28, 2012 / 8:43 am

    I adore that color combination! And the polka dots are just a fun touch!

  15. March 28, 2012 / 8:48 am

    The texture of that skirt is phenomenal and the pink top makes you look like you are glowing!

  16. March 28, 2012 / 8:48 am

    awe you look so cute~ i love that bright pop of color!! =D

  17. March 28, 2012 / 9:09 am

    I love your bracelets that are happening, so pretty! That blouse is too.

  18. March 28, 2012 / 9:11 am

    Oh you wear it so well. I am checking out my closet to copy cat! πŸ™‚

  19. March 28, 2012 / 9:11 am

    I LOVE that top!! And your “messy” bun is so cute!!! πŸ™‚

  20. March 28, 2012 / 10:23 am

    one of my favorite outfits ever! love the top and you are just far too cute for words. i love you!

  21. March 28, 2012 / 10:55 am

    Love that anthro skirt!!! There wasn’t a link, is it no longer available? What a perfectly pretty outfit it makes:)

  22. March 28, 2012 / 11:45 am

    Sandy, I think this is one of my favorite looks yet! The color and style is gorgeous on you. Coral and golden yellow will always be my spring faves πŸ™‚

  23. March 28, 2012 / 11:50 am

    sandy! this is SO adorable and SO you. Classy with a little spunk. My trick for doing the messy bun? Do it without looking the mirror. Sometimes this helps me– don’t know why πŸ™‚ xox

  24. March 28, 2012 / 1:18 pm

    Wooo you can rock the bun!! πŸ˜‰ LOVE the colour of your top! And that gold leaf bracelet! So pretty.

  25. March 28, 2012 / 1:51 pm

    I am really enjoying these outfit posts since you’ve had the baby! Since I started following you late into your pregnancy this is a lot different than before. The blouse is pretty Sandy and I hope you get those coral shoes.

  26. March 28, 2012 / 2:07 pm

    Love the details of this skirt! Plus those shoes are fabulous. I have been looking at them for a while now online. I may need to get them.

  27. March 28, 2012 / 2:11 pm

    Oh how I love this outfit! You look great!

  28. March 28, 2012 / 2:28 pm

    i love your top…perfect for spring days!! πŸ™‚

  29. March 28, 2012 / 2:34 pm

    This outfit is incredibly cute. The print of the skirt is stunning Great find.

  30. March 28, 2012 / 3:02 pm

    Love that skirt!

  31. March 28, 2012 / 3:02 pm

    I am so excited to have won this wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much!

    And love the outfit!

  32. March 28, 2012 / 5:34 pm

    I’m in love with your top!

  33. March 28, 2012 / 6:47 pm

    two different patterns but the outfit is amazing (taking mental notes if I ever post any outfits on my blog). i love the blouse and the sandals!

  34. March 28, 2012 / 7:03 pm

    I adore that skirt and the whole color combo!

  35. March 28, 2012 / 7:57 pm

    Is there an art to the blogger bun look? I haven’t been able to get it to work for me, but I am also terrible about doing my hair (actually wrote about that today, ha!)…maybe I need bangs! And that coral top is just over the top cute!

  36. Steph
    March 28, 2012 / 8:51 pm

    Hey!!!! It’s that skirt from Anthropologie!! I remember it. Very cool. Did the pleats stay in?

  37. March 28, 2012 / 9:12 pm

    Absolutely loving that polka dotted top – so cute!

  38. March 28, 2012 / 10:07 pm

    i am in love with your blouse!! i wish i had more hair to do the blogger bun!

  39. Evelina
    March 29, 2012 / 1:21 am

    I adore your outfit! Its such a classically retro combo, but that skirt made me look again – love it. πŸ™‚

  40. Samantha Tedesco
    March 29, 2012 / 7:34 am

    I love polka dots!!!! πŸ™‚

  41. March 29, 2012 / 7:40 am

    Great skirt! I wore a navy pleated one this past week also. Love yours though. Like the color combo too.

  42. March 29, 2012 / 8:26 am

    I’m totally falling in love with your chevron skirt!! Can donate to me? Haha..I love peach color as Spring colors..

  43. March 29, 2012 / 10:23 am

    So pretty! I love the detail on the skirt. =)

  44. March 29, 2012 / 10:53 am

    Gah, I love that skirt! The chevron/pleating detail is so unique!

  45. March 29, 2012 / 11:11 am

    You are the cutest! The navy and pink polka dot shirt look so good together. I am loving the last detail photo!

  46. March 29, 2012 / 11:59 am

    This is adorable!

  47. March 29, 2012 / 12:05 pm

    a wonderful outfit, i loooove this top!

    xxx Anita

  48. Henry
    March 29, 2012 / 12:32 pm

    Love the pink pokka dots!! So cute!

  49. March 29, 2012 / 3:17 pm

    GREAT PICS:) I really like your blog and will happily follow…If you want som swedish inspiration you can check out my blog:) I wish you a very lovely weekend:)

    LOVE Maria at

  50. Francoise F.Q.
    March 29, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    Loving the Skirt!! the detailing near the bottom is gorgeous. How FAB is Anthropologie!! πŸ™‚

  51. March 29, 2012 / 8:56 pm

    I love the top, the style, the colour the fun polka dot print. Such a great spring piece.

  52. March 29, 2012 / 9:09 pm

    I really love this color combo! The patttern/texture combo is wonderful!

  53. March 29, 2012 / 9:55 pm

    I love those colors- what a cute outfit!

  54. March 30, 2012 / 2:20 am

    Love the combination of dots with the chevron – too cute!

  55. March 30, 2012 / 1:50 pm

    You look absolutely stunning Sandy. Whats not to love, Coral and polka dots! have a great weekend!

  56. March 30, 2012 / 11:07 pm

    I really like your outfit! The blouse look amazing in you!

  57. March 31, 2012 / 11:51 pm

    Aw Sandy, you look gorgeous!! I love the polka dotted top and your bun is looking wonderful!

  58. April 1, 2012 / 12:21 am

    Totally loving that top! I wish I could get a better look at your shoes!

  59. April 1, 2012 / 5:17 am

    I really like your outfit! So simple yet chic. Perfect for work too πŸ™‚

  60. April 1, 2012 / 8:43 am

    What a pretty color combination–I love the coral and navy together! And the tiny dot pattern on that blouse is adorable!

  61. April 1, 2012 / 5:27 pm

    i LOVE your shoes! and cute top!!

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