HOW WE WORE IT // polka dots and mosquitoes

It is fall here in Georgia, but as my husband was helping me take these photos we were literally fighting off mosquitoes.  In between photos, Devin and I were having to hit mosquitoes off of each other and finally we were like “YOU CAN HAVE OUR BACKYARD…” and relocated to the front yard.  I can’t wait for the first frost for that reason, but I’m loving how slowly the slow weather transition is letting the leaves change!

how we wore it: polka dots and pattern matching | via The Spirited Violet

This month I am joining Brooke in the How We Wore It series where bloggers get together and come up with their own version of the same outfit.  As a side note, I had the opportunity to meet her in Utah and thought she was very sweet and her family is very adorable!  Although I will never be a fashion blogger, I thought it would be fun to show some outfits I put together sometimes.  Seriously though, what are you supposed to do with your hands???!  This month’s inspiration outfit is the photo below via Style Lovely.

I wear a lot of black and white, polka dots, and I enjoy some color pops either in the form of a cardigan or a scarf.  Our neighbors were walking their dogs outside with shorts and flip flops when we were taking these photos and I’ll admit I’m ready for a little bit of sweater weather!

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You can see how other ladies collaborated with the outfit below:

Brooke at Silver Lining  |  Alexa at He and I  |  Aubrey at Aubrey Zaruba  |  Hannah at Hannah Rae  |  Sierra at Sierra’s View  |  Sharlee at My New Lines  |  Berkley at Berkley Anne  |  Amy at Harris Inc.  |  Brooklyn at Brooklyn Jolley  |  Amy at Lamb & Ivy  |  Brielle at Breezy and Co  |  Riley at Riley Jo Blog  |  Maren at Maren and Co  |  Tori at The Doing Things Blog  |  Kyla at FordOlogy  |  Megan at Diary of This Girl  |  Robin at Penn & Quill  |  Justine at Little Dove Creations  |  Bekah at These Are The Days  |  Lex at What Life Brings  |  Shelbie at R+S Brereton  |  Jennifer at Jennifer Sikora  |  Sarah at My For Real Life  |  Deidre at Deidre Emme  |  Rachel at Rachel Sayumi
  • Pop of color with that scarf! Good choice. Love the outfit Miss Autumn.

    • rosebud25

      The only thing I got out of this post was that your dress matches your fitbit band. Good work. HEE HEE.

      • Snort laughter abounded from this comment. You’re totally right!!

    • Thanks for your comment Deidre! Means a lot from a styling lady from yourself 🙂

  • Joy

    So cute, Autumn! Hahaha “YOU CAN HAVE IT” .. how are the squitos not dead yet??

    • I love the addition of the scarf!

      • Thanks Chelsea!

        • Downtown Demure

          I had to laugh at your mosquito story! Poor thing. Photo shoots are rarely as glam as the finished products that results from them! Well, it was worth it as you look great and the scenery was gorgeous. That’s a lovely polka dot tunic!

          – Liz @ Downtown Demure

          • Thanks for your sweet comment! ♥ Atlanta knows how to do mosquitoes, but I am not quite used to feeling them in late October still haha!

    • I have no idea. I WANT THEM ALL TO DIE. That sounds extreme, but I’m not kidding haha. My poor husband has developed an allergy to them and the bites swell up and itch so bad for him!!

  • love this dress! you can never go wrong with polka dots, and i loved how you used a gold metallic belt to break up the look.

    • Totally Feeling the scarves I’ve seen and LOVING yours. The dress is great and the color of your purse! Yes. Yes!!

      • Thank you Kyla! Such sweet comments! Devin’s Mom bought me the scarf from Target a few years ago and I probably wear it several times a week now.

    • Thanks for your sweet comment Amy!

  • Whyyyyy do mosquitos have to exist?? Loving that fall foliage though, and that gold belt too!

    • Your outfit turned out beautifully! I love your dress! Happy to have found your blog, too 🙂

      • Thank you for your sweet comment Megan! I’m headed over to check out your blog now ♥

    • Thanks for the sweet comment and for hosting the link up! It was really fun planning everything out! 🙂

  • Dang mosquitoes! I like the pop of color you added with your black and white pattern, looks great!

    • Autumn! It is so fun to find you through HWWI. Your dress is so cute. I am a huge fan of polka dots as well. I love how you added a twist with the favorite polka dots. So cute!

      • I’m always a fan of polka dots too!! My obsession started in middle school and looks like it won’t be ending anytime soon haha! I’ll definitely be checking out your post too! ♥

    • Thanks Justine!! ♥

  • I love the addition of the scarf you have!

    • i love the addition of the scarf and also the polka dots. i have no idea why i didn’t even think about polka dots.

      • I don’t have anything with gingham so I’m glad people are liking the polka dots haha!! I am heading over to comment on your post and see your outfit! ♥

    • Thanks Tayler! ♥

  • Loving the polkadots!!! And that scarf is seriously amazing. You rocked it!

  • I’m so jealous of the leaves that are changing! Here in the desert of Arizona, it looks nothing like that! I love that scarf that you paired with the outfit!

    Penn&Quill || Robin

    • My husband is from Mesa, Arizona so I totally know what you mean! We love going back and visiting because it is such an exotic kind of beautiful! It is such a pretty place, but it would be hard for me to miss out on spring and fall in the way I am used to. ♥