Pink, Polka Dots and Panache

I’m all about pairing opposites, whether it’s in love, a meal (salad + cupcake, anyone?) or what I wear for work.


I recently fell in love with a daring pair of leather culottes by Raoul, a young brand doing incredible things with lines and textures. The culottes, a high-waisted number, let you move around effortlessly around the office without fuss and still remain a level of effortless chic.


To balance the strong textures of the lamb leather, I paired it with a tucked in polka dot sequined blouse and a roomy pink wool blazer. To complete the look, I grabbed an my black Smythe Panama tote and stepped into my cherished Gucci patent heels before heading out the door.


Oh, dear. We're only a little over a month into 2015 and this may already be my favorite outfit yet. I just can’t get over how playful the pink and polka dots look against a leather palette. ‘Til next time, Ambitionistas!

Beauty Notes:
Chanel Mat Lumiere in 30
Nars Blush in Orgasm
YSL Touche Eclat in 1.5 and 4.5
T. LeClerc Powder in Abricot

Style Notes:
Raoul leather culottes
Chloe pink wool blazer sold out but similar here (mid-price)& here (premium)
Alice and Olivia pussybow polka dot blouse similar here
Smythe Panama tote here
My favorite Gucci black patent heels similar here
Tory Burch FitBit gold bracelet 



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  • You’re looking great, Heidi! The leather culottes actually suits you, and the pink jacket is perfect! I love the polka-dots blouse, too!

  • Aaliyah Jane says:

    Your black Smythe Panama tote bag is gorgeous! I’ve seen my neighbor with that tote bag and I’ve been jealous ever since. I like it so much. And yes, I agree, you do look great with your polka-dot and culotte ensemble 🙂

  • Margaret says:

    I never thought pink & polka dots look good together! Yes, Heidi, I can see why this could become your new favorite outfit, I actually like the combination myself 🙂

  • Veronica says:

    I haven’t tried wearing culottes before.. The one you’re wearing looks great! I wish I could dress as classy as you.

  • Wena says:

    My, my.. You are indeed looking great and stunning, Heidi! I am a big fan of your fashion style, so chic and fab!

  • Francesca says:

    You’re definitely rockin’ that outfit Heidi, very nice and chic!

  • Marielle P. says:

    you know, I think this is a perfect combination (pink and polka-dots) this Valentine’s Day, especially for all the single days like me, out there 🙂

  • Nikki says:

    I would have to agree with the girls here, pink and polka dots look good together, and you’re looking more beautiful than ever 🙂

  • Susan Armstrong says:

    My dear, you’re looking pretty great and carefree with that pink outfit, I love it!

  • Katie says:

    I think I’m liking that outfit combo, too. I never worn polka over pink coat so I might as well try it this weekend 🙂

  • Arianne says:

    you definitely look pretty in pink and polka Heidi, you have a more youthful glow 🙂

  • Olive says:

    You really look great in everything Heidi, I personally like that combination on you! Love the girly mode 🙂

  • Princess Lea says:

    I’ve got a pink coat too, just like yours, but I think mine has silver/gray cuff links. Next time I wear it, I’ll pair it with one of my block and white polkadots and see if I can achieve your look 🙂

  • MJ says:

    Oh Heidi, I think you wear these styles with great panache! I love the polka-dots under a pink coat, looks so feminine and classy 🙂

  • Claudia says:

    Polka dot blouse under a pink coat? Why not? I;ll try that combo in the office one of these days (I’m not really a fan of polkas, actually, but I’m willing to try). Your culottes, however, is a favorite of mine 🙂

  • Rosie St.Paul says:

    I think this is going to be my favorite outfit of yours, too, Heidi! I sure want to copy that style, so thanks for sharing your style note essentials 🙂

  • Courtney says:

    I don’t have that many polka dot dresses but I’d gladly wear them when the time comes. I love how you paired with a pink coat, lovely!

  • Drew says:

    I’m blow away, dear! I haven’t tried pairing polka dots with pink, I always felt black and white are meant for polka dots only.. But you proved me wrong. It’s gorgeous on you!

  • Desiree Lynch says:

    Oh I like this ensemble. Great pink and polka dots combination, looks a little girly but definitely gorgeous on you!

  • Bourne Lady says:

    Your Chanel pink blazer is eye-catching! I have to have it, pink is my obsession! Yay!

  • Kelly says:

    You’re rocking that polka dots look! I love the combination!

  • jennifer says:

    Great combo! You look so sweet and demure 🙂 I like it

  • Brenda says:

    I love pairing polka dots with pink, too. This is by far the cutest outfit you’ve worn. I love it!

  • Andie Jackson says:

    I own a hideous pink jacket, I don’t know how to match it with any of the clothes on my closet. Never thought of pairing it with polka dots though.. I think I may have something here..

  • Kylie Rachel says:

    I actually like the bag/tote! Looks kind of big but that’s the one I wanted to use for a long time, I just haven’t one that suits me perfectly and beautifully! It’s a gorgeous Smythson!

  • Olivia says:

    Great combo.. I have worn that style before and I like it, it looks really girly on me 🙂

  • Helga Kraft says:

    I use this combination all the time. Truth is, I love pink and I like dots and stripes. I thought this go well together. and so I often pair them together and get a satisfied result 😉

  • Rhaizza says:

    I actually love wearing pink but not much on circles/polka dots. I think this is going to be a great pair, so I’ll try it also. Thanks for this lovely suggestion 🙂

  • Colleen Collins says:

    You look quite amazing in that ensemble Heidi! Pink happens to be my favorite color too!

  • I love pink and sometimes I like polka dots, too, but not often. Haven’t tried mixing and matching this pair. Gotta try it later this weekend. You look great in pink, by the way, Heidi.

  • Nimfa says:

    Stunning! Love Love Love your outfit from head to toe!

  • Taylor says:

    I’m gonna try this trend and see how it works for me. You look incredibly great in yours 🙂

  • Airish Sofia says:

    This killer combo is awesome! Never tried wearing polka dots before but I would sure love when the time comes

  • Maria Alvares says:

    Wearing polka dots right now, and I think I have a pink jacket to go with it. It looks perfect on you, hopefully on mine too.

  • Monique says:

    I wore this combo (pink and polka dots) this New Year and I loved it. Made me feel good about myself. I thought it was a colorful way to greet the new year!

  • Vanessa says:

    This will be my outfit comes Valentines Day. No need to wear red on that day because pink is definitely perfect! Love the combo outfit, Heidi!

  • Gabrielle says:

    Wow, you look great in pink and circles! This outfit makes you look younger.

  • Sam Perkinson says:

    I always thought pink and polka dots are perfect for summer, but not collectively. I love these outfit combo of yours Heidi, so chic!

  • MJ says:

    Pink and polka dots.. hmm.. why not?

  • Farrah says:

    This is a great combo! Will try it later in the office. You look great Heidi!

  • Charisma C. says:

    Ahh, polka dots.. one of my favorite patterns. I’m loving the style you did here, Heidi.