Bees and Dots

I’m not one to shy away from mixing prints. Especially floral prints and stripes. Florals and stripes are old hat by now to you, I’m sure, since I tend to do this favorite combination a lot. (I’m also foreshadowing another post for this week, so act surprised when I show up in a mixed print combo again, will ya?) In fact it’s hard to believe there was a time when we didn’t mix florals and stripes. I shudder to think about those dark days. But when thinking about mixing prints, that is my go-to, my print mixing crutch. I got to thinking about it and I needed to mix it up in the print matchmaking department. And then I found these two very different pieces that aren’t always in my wheelhouse of prints: bumble bees and polka dots. A pair rarely seen in nature. 
I picked these two pieces up at Ann Taylor, a store I favor when I need classic pieces or to look like the person who pays her bills on time. (Which I do, of course. Unless I forget.)  When I put these two prints together, they said it wouldn’t work but it did.  (Actually no one said it wouldn’t work. They are all very nice at Ann Taylor.) 
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  1. Dressed With Soul says:

    Love the cute pattern mix with the bees and dots <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  2. Grace says:

    This look is so sweet! Love the mixed prints. And who wouldn’t want a pretty bumblebee blouse? No one, I tell you. No one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  3. You’re hilarious. I’m a fan of the bees and dots…and Ann Taylor ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you had a fab long weekend!

    26 and Not Counting

    05.26.15 · Reply
  4. Elizabeth says:

    loving the bees and polka dots!

    http://www.atlantastateofmind.blogspot.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  5. Alyssa Thomas says:

    I love it! This SO works!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

    05.26.15 · Reply
  6. elza says:

    you look super lovely, love this look !

    CLUB AVENUE / http://club-avenue.blogspot.com / instagram

    05.26.15 · Reply
  7. cutest skirt! ann taylor and the LOFT are my favorite!!

    ladies in navy

    05.26.15 · Reply
  8. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I’m obsessed with the print of your shirt and skirt!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  9. Kimberly Ann says:

    I love this outfit! Those shoes are so cute!

    Kim
    http://trendkeeper.me .. Rainy Day & iPad GIVEAWAY!

    05.26.15 · Reply
  10. Stephanie says:

    I absolutely LOVE that top! How can it be that bumblebees are terrifying in reality, but completely adorable on a shirt? And why are bees cute, but a spider or roach print would still be disgusting? Oh fashion. It boggles the mind.
    Great post =)
    -Stephanie
    http://www.coffeeclothesrepeat.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  11. The bee details are so cute!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  12. Natali says:

    Very elegant and stylish outfit! Love the simplicity of it!

    http://lartoffashion.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  13. Kendal says:

    Love the switch up between large and small dots!! Such a cute outfit!

    Kendal | Life With Kendal

    05.26.15 · Reply
  14. Sammy says:

    Love that skirt! Wish I could wear white without getting into some weird situation and getting things spilled on myself… haha. You look great!

    05.26.15 · Reply
  15. Kimberly says:

    Print mixing at its finest – such a pretty lady like look!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  16. Love the way you mixed prints! And nice fit!

    http://www.bluelabelsboutique.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  17. Sasa Zoe says:

    Love your cute bag:P

    Shall We Sasa

    05.26.15 · Reply
  18. I love your outfit (I’m a big Loft/Ann Taylor fan), but I really LOVE that straw bag. Thanks for showing it, I may have to buy it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    05.26.15 · Reply
  19. macrain says:

    This is why you are an expert. Nicely done!

    05.26.15 · Reply
  20. Gabriela Grฤ™bska says:
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  21. Preeti says:

    this is so chic!

    xoxo, Preeti

    http://www.ninesto5.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  22. Florentina Scusi says:

    Such a lovely look!! So pretty!

    05.26.15 · Reply
  23. Leanne says:

    I love this outfit, especially the straw bag!

    Leanne,
    Classy Yet Trendy
    http://www.classyyettrendy.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  24. Those wedges are so cute! I love it paired with the straw clutch!!
    http://chelseascollection.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  25. Loving this look! The print of the shirt is so so amazing!

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

    05.26.15 · Reply
  26. Jillian says:

    Love that you don’t shy away from mixing prints, always looks great the way you choose to style those different combinations!!

    Jillian
    http://www.rejoiceinthejourney.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  27. Super cute combo and I love your location!

    xoxo Nikki
    http://nikkishaven.com/blog

    05.26.15 · Reply
  28. I love these two patterns together, and love Ann Taylor even more!

    05.26.15 · Reply
  29. Anastasia says:

    Oh my, I absolutely adore bubble bees-as says my blog name, hehe

    You look gorgeous in this skirt also ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo, Anastasia
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.co.uk

    05.26.15 · Reply
  30. Dressed With Soul says:

    Love the cute pattern mix with the bees and dots <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  31. This look is so sweet! Love the mixed prints. And who wouldn't want a pretty bumblebee blouse? No one, I tell you. No one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  32. You're hilarious. I'm a fan of the bees and dots…and Ann Taylor ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you had a fab long weekend!

    26 and Not Counting

    05.26.15 · Reply
  33. emily paine smith says:

    Hi Kendi! English nerd alert: I think you mean you “shudder” when you think about those dark days ๐Ÿ™‚

    05.26.15 · Reply
  34. Elizabeth says:

    loving the bees and polka dots!

    http://www.atlantastateofmind.blogspot.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  35. Alyssa Thomas says:

    I love it! This SO works!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

    05.26.15 · Reply
  36. elza says:

    you look super lovely, love this look !

    CLUB AVENUE / http://club-avenue.blogspot.com / instagram

    05.26.15 · Reply
  37. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    cutest skirt! ann taylor and the LOFT are my favorite!!

    ladies in navy

    05.26.15 · Reply
  38. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I'm obsessed with the print of your shirt and skirt!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  39. Kimberly Ann says:

    I love this outfit! Those shoes are so cute!

    Kim
    http://trendkeeper.me .. Rainy Day & iPad GIVEAWAY!

    05.26.15 · Reply
  40. Stephanie says:

    I absolutely LOVE that top! How can it be that bumblebees are terrifying in reality, but completely adorable on a shirt? And why are bees cute, but a spider or roach print would still be disgusting? Oh fashion. It boggles the mind.
    Great post =)
    -Stephanie
    http://www.coffeeclothesrepeat.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  41. The bee details are so cute!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  42. Natali says:

    Very elegant and stylish outfit! Love the simplicity of it!

    http://lartoffashion.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  43. Kendal says:

    Love the switch up between large and small dots!! Such a cute outfit!

    Kendal | Life With Kendal

    05.26.15 · Reply
  44. Sammy says:

    Love that skirt! Wish I could wear white without getting into some weird situation and getting things spilled on myself… haha. You look great!

    05.26.15 · Reply
  45. Kimberly says:

    Print mixing at its finest – such a pretty lady like look!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  46. Love the way you mixed prints! And nice fit!

    http://www.bluelabelsboutique.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  47. Sasa Zoe says:

    Love your cute bag:P

    Shall We Sasa

    05.26.15 · Reply
  48. I love your outfit (I'm a big Loft/Ann Taylor fan), but I really LOVE that straw bag. Thanks for showing it, I may have to buy it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    05.26.15 · Reply
  49. macrain says:

    This is why you are an expert. Nicely done!

    05.26.15 · Reply
  50. Gabriela Grฤ™bska says:
    05.26.15 · Reply
  51. Preeti says:

    this is so chic!

    xoxo, Preeti

    http://www.ninesto5.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  52. Florentina Scusi says:

    Such a lovely look!! So pretty!

    05.26.15 · Reply
  53. Leanne says:

    I love this outfit, especially the straw bag!

    Leanne,
    Classy Yet Trendy
    http://www.classyyettrendy.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  54. Those wedges are so cute! I love it paired with the straw clutch!!
    http://chelseascollection.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  55. Loving this look! The print of the shirt is so so amazing!

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

    05.26.15 · Reply
  56. Jillian says:

    Love that you don't shy away from mixing prints, always looks great the way you choose to style those different combinations!!

    Jillian
    http://www.rejoiceinthejourney.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  57. Perfect combination… I didn’t even realise they were bees until close up

    05.26.15 · Reply
  58. Super cute combo and I love your location!

    xoxo Nikki
    http://nikkishaven.com/blog

    05.26.15 · Reply
  59. I love these two patterns together, and love Ann Taylor even more!

    05.26.15 · Reply
  60. Anastasia says:

    Oh my, I absolutely adore bubble bees-as says my blog name, hehe

    You look gorgeous in this skirt also ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo, Anastasia
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.co.uk

    05.26.15 · Reply
  61. Karolina says:

    Super chic! I dont know how you done it but your outfit is cute.

    I designed very functional Tote bag you can check it on Kickstarter http://kck.st/1Lu93jd

    05.26.15 · Reply
  62. lavieenliz says:
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  63. emily paine smith says:

    Hi Kendi! English nerd alert: I think you mean you "shudder" when you think about those dark days ๐Ÿ™‚

    05.26.15 · Reply
  64. This subtle print combo is so adorable!!

    Kristina does the Internets

    05.26.15 · Reply
  65. At first I was fawning over the similar polka dots, but then I realized they were bees! Amazing, I have to obtain.

    http://www.demosthynes.com

    05.26.15 · Reply
  66. Perfect combination… I didn't even realise they were bees until close up

    05.27.15 · Reply
  67. This subtle print combo is so adorable!!

    Kristina does the Internets

    05.27.15 · Reply
  68. Sarah says:

    At first I was fawning over the similar polka dots, but then I realized they were bees! Amazing, I have to obtain.

    http://www.demosthynes.com

    05.27.15 · Reply
  69. Alysa says:

    Wow what a great outfit! You look great!

    05.27.15 · Reply
  70. Alysa says:

    Wow what a great outfit! You look great!

    05.27.15 · Reply
  71. am2pmchic says:

    Love the mix print, so cute.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com

    05.27.15 · Reply
  72. Kendi Lea says:

    I did! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    05.27.15 · Reply
  73. am2pmchic says:

    Love the mix print, so cute.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com

    05.27.15 · Reply
  74. Love the subtle pattern mix & match and the white on white look!

    xo
    Christa
    http://www.gardeniasandmint.com

    05.28.15 · Reply
  75. Love the subtle pattern mix & match and the white on white look!

    xo
    Christa
    http://www.gardeniasandmint.com

    05.28.15 · Reply
  76. photosbyjaana says:

    soooo flattering on you. love it!
    http://www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

    05.29.15 · Reply
  77. photosbyjaana says:

    soooo flattering on you. love it!
    http://www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

    05.30.15 · Reply
  78. The Style Check says:

    Love this print mix.

    http://www.thestylecheck.com

    05.30.15 · Reply
  79. The Style Check says:

    Love this print mix.

    http://www.thestylecheck.com

    05.30.15 · Reply