Wearing what I like: polka dot blouse, jersey midi dress, and ivory ankle boots

More and more – even as the weather warms up – I’m finding that booties are my go-to choice when it comes to footwear options.

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - jersey midi dress, dotted blouse, ivory ankle booties

They do have a way of adding that little bit of “edge” I always adore to just about any ensemble…like my otherwise conservative combo of this midi-length grey jersey dress layered over a pink-and-black dotted blouse.

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - jersey midi dress, dotted blouse, ivory ankle booties

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - jersey midi dress, dotted blouse, slate blue satchel

But there’s another reason, too – ever since the deep vein thrombosis I suffered in my right leg three years ago, I find I’m often more confident with my ankle covered.  The mess of blue veins I was left with is probably way more obvious to me than it is to anyone else…but that’s immaterial, because in the end, what we wear is supposed to be all about allowing us feel our very best selves.  So yay – booties it is!!

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - jersey midi dress, dotted blouse, ivory ankle booties

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - jersey midi dress, dotted blouse, Lucky Brand necklace

And speaking of “go-to”??  I’ve had this Lucky Brand necklace on serious repeat ever since I first brought it home; so much so that my hubby thought it necessary to suggest I might want to switch it up for something different.  But sorry, honey…#iwillwearwhatilike !!

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - jersey midi dress, dotted blouse

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  1. June 15, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    I think it's adorable that your husband actually even notices you wearing a necklace, let alone the same one multiple times. Most men don't see such things. I have to say, Monika, this could well be my fave outfit from you yet. I have such a soft spot for black dots on blush pink, and then you throw soft grey into the mix, and I'm completely enthralled xo

    • June 15, 2017 / 7:24 pm

      I'm often surprised by what Robin notices, dear Sheela…since becoming my own personal paparazzo (teehee!) he's apparently developed a bit of an eye for fashion!! So happy to hear that you love this outfit; it's definitely a bit more "classic" than I usually do…but I think the pink hair and booties keep it feeling like me!! XOXO

    • June 15, 2017 / 7:25 pm

      And I can totally see you rockin' a look like this, dear Jodie!! XOXO

  2. June 16, 2017 / 4:05 am

    OMG! This outfit is so cool! I love it! Perfect styling. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  3. June 20, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    I envy how you manage to get that blouse to look so flawlessly smooth under that dress. No bulk whatsoever. I struggle with layering my clothes.

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