Yesterday, I was all about fighting a fierce case of the Mondays and having a sunny outlook on the day...so I paired two things that always seem to cheer me up: polka dots and bold colors.
J. Crew Factory Polka Dot Button-down (similar) / Anthropologie Necklace (similar) / LOFT Cardigan (here) / J. Crew Bracelet (similar) / Pandora Bracelet (here) / Timex Watch (here) / J. Crew Belt (similar) / J. Crew Minnie Pants (here) / AK Anne Klein Ballet Flats (here)
I've started collecting J. Crew button-downs in a whole bunch of different colors and patterns ... I find that I can easily wear them to work AND on the weekends. If you can find them at the outlets or during a sale, then they're much more affordable that way :)
I've definitely started to be more fearless with mixing bold colors -- today I thought nothing of wearing a cobalt blue belt with purple pants. A few years ago, I would never have thought to wear them together!
(All images courtesy of NYC Recessionista)