Polka Dots in the Yale Art Gallery

Edit - The Haven Collective is now Vintanthromodern!

This week I'm collaborating with the New Haven based vintage shop The Haven Collective. I've borrowed some of my favorite pieces and photographed them throughout the city of New Haven. Be sure and check out Monday'sTuesday's, and Wednesday's posts as well!

At first glance, it's just a polka dot. Take a closer look and you will see there are actually little flowers inside each dot. This fun little print mix almost seems like something you'd find on a square of a patchwork quilt, yet completely works in the form of a floaty chiffon midi skirt.

One of the best things about The Yale Art Gallery is that it's free, which means you can stop in any time you'd like, for an hour, or for an afternoon. The last time I was in the Yale Art Gallery the sculpture garden was closed due to excessive snow, but I was happy to see that the garden is resilient; even though it seemed unimaginable, the snow melted and the tulips came back.

Old things return, much like these vintage pieces, finding a new purpose in modern times. The midi skirt became mini, and maxi, and now is back again, and being paired with another one of my favorite thrift finds - a lace top that I stripped of it's lining and shortened it's sleeves. While both these pieces are quite similar to things you can find in Nordstrom right now, what sets them apart are the unique details which make them one of a kind.

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The Rundown
Lace Top Talbots thrifted & altered similar
Polka Dot Midi Skirt The Haven Collective
Heels "Reverse" Charles by Charles David via DSW
Leather Clutch Hobo International via The Haven Collective
Blue Earrings Market in Italy similar
Crystal Chain Cuff Slate via Rocksbox
Circle Link Bracelet c/o Jeweshop similar
Gold Wrap Ring gift from Meg similar
Gold Stacking Rings Gorjana via Rocksbox
Nail Color "Bikini So Teeny" Essie

Take a look inside The Haven Collective
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  1. That outfit is so pretty and feminine and perfect for an art gallery visit! I love the skirt and the print and your lace top is so lovely!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  2. I want to get excited about those polkadots. I really do. But I am way too distracted by the fabulousness of that sheer crocheted top. What an absolutely stunning piece! You wear it beautifully - and I can't think of a more picturesque place for it to be shown off than the garden at the Yale Art Gallery. (Which, by the way, is free? I'm so envious. The art gallery here costs over $20 and there's hardly even any art in it!)

  3. so chic outfit..i like this combo

  4. Its admirable how very strong nature is, even though it seems to fragile - the tulips are beautiful as is that top.

  5. What a fun "polka dot/floral" skirt! I love the lace top with it!

  6. That is such a pretty lace top! Love the feminine vibe of this outfit. The blue nails add a bit of edge and fun. Beautiful backdrop.

  7. That skirt is so fun! Reminds me a bit of the Jason Wu for Target pinwheel print, polka dots from far away but as you get close you see the detail :)

  8. That is so cute how it has little flowers in each polka dot! The Yale Art Gallery is such a gorgeous spot for blog pictures!


  9. I love these two items combined--it's such a feminine, romantic look, but the clutch and shoes keep it modern. The setting is so perfect for this look too, you always have such a way of making your setting fit what you're wearing perfectly!

  10. Really pretty outfit, and I love your picture location choice!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  11. What a great location for pictures, and that top is so pretty!

  12. What a pretty skirt! Loving it with the lace!


  13. That is a lovely mid skirt, I like the print of it paired with the lace top. :)

    It's nice how vintage or thrifted pieces can easily be reworked into a modern outfit - I guess it helps that fashion works in cycles haha.

    Away From The Blue

  14. I love the romantic feel of this with the midi skirt and lace! What a lovely outfit and beautiful background!

  15. This is such a sweet outfit and so perfect for a stroll through the gallery.


  16. Love the polka dots. This monday I wear this print in my outfit too.


  17. I love subtle touches in a pattern. The skirt length and share are perfect on you!

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

  18. This outfit is super cute! I love the midi skirt and that sheer lace top is so pretty!
    Jeans and a Teacup