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Circle Motif Dress

I love circles. When I first moved to Seattle, my bedroom had circles sheets and 45s (little vinyl records) on the wall–to complete the circle motif. There’s something soft and pleasing about their gentle symmetry. Little dots sometimes feel retro in a 1940s and 50s way, but circles are mod and have a 60s feel to them.


Dress: The Frock Shop
Cardi: Thrifted
Boots: MIA
Necklace: Falling Whistles

Here, I’m wearing my circles in the form of a patterned dress.


I liked the unexpected color combination. The red, gray and black make sense, but the brown, which works so well, is unusual. I like wearing several neutrals at the same time (navy and black, or gray and brown), and this pattern takes that idea a step further.

red, gray, black, and brown

I can’t wait until spring when I can ditch the cardi and swap out the boots for sandals.


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Futuristic Dress

Before I forget, check out my guest post at Oranges and Apples. While you’re there, check out all the other posts by guest bloggers covering for Franca while she’s honeymooning!

Do I look like I’m on the set of Twilight, or what? We’ve started having misty, foggy mornings lately. Fortunately the sun’s been coming out in the afternoon. The circles on this wrap dress blend together to make a pattern of their own. It feels space-agey. This was a thrifty find from Ross. Its length is perfect and makes me want to hem my longer dresses.

circle dress

pink and black dress

Dress: Ross Dress for Less
Cami: Gifted (from Germany)
Earrings: DIY
Bracelet: Claire’s
Shoes: Timberland

I think I have more items in my closet with dots or circles than any other pattern. Plaid is up there, but I’m seriously lacking in stripes and florals. Funny what interests me. What patterns are you drawn to?

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Street Style: Skirting the Issue

Cheryl and Dawn, two women at my work, have the same H&M circles skirt as I have. I hadn’t seen them in theirs recently so I decided it was safe to wear mine to the office. As soon as I did, I found Dawn wearing hers! Doh! Here’s Dawn with the skirt in pink.

pink circles

I love the white and pink combo. It’s so fresh and summery. I especially like how Dawn paired this outfit with a nude strappy sandal. They’re perfect. A white shoe would have been too matchy and a darker shoe would stand out too much.

After seeing Dawn in her skirt I realized a couple of things: First of all, it’s a great skirt and she wears it well. Secondly, the pink and white looks so different from the black and gray that I don’t think it’s worth worrying about who’s wearing what on which day. I’m going to wear mine whenever I want. And if I bump into Dawn or Cheryl wearing their skirts, well, I’ll be in good company.

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