True Friends

cardigan: f21 (altered in the arms) (shop), polka dot blouse: jcpenney, belt: from an old dress, jeans: abercrombie (altered), boots: target (old), watch: dkny

Yesterday, Kayla invited Peanut and me over to her house for a little playdate. While our boys (who are only two weeks apart) played, Kayla and I talked. This girl is seriously a kindred spirit — we laughed, we cried (only a little bit), we ranted and commiserated, we shared personal things, and we shared embarrassing things. It takes a true friend to get all those things out of me, and she definitely does it.

And while we talked, she let me weed through her Goodwill box and steal all her old, unwanted clothing, which was basically a goldmine of items waiting to be refashioned. (In fact, I found the PERFECT dress to wear to Philip’s upcoming company holiday party…I’m so excited!).

And all the while, she never even once made fun of me for wearing this crazy polka dot on polka dot outfit.

Now that’s a true friend.



  1. preethi says:

    I LOVE the dots on dots – super cute!

    lace, etc.

  2. Saskia says:

    Polka dots are fabulous, as is your outfit.

  3. Brandy says:

    I love your polka on polka dots! Cute!

  4. Kati says:

    Love this combo! You look so cute!

  5. Faith says:

    I love your crazy dots on dots! Very cute!

  6. Love you merrick! And your polka on polka combo was fab, why would I ever make fun?! ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm glad we are friends and I'm glad our boys are friends so we can chat to our hearts content while they giggle away in the next room ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Mixed polka dots! Love it- you look great!

  8. Rachel says:

    Love the polka dot layering!!

  9. Elisabeth says:

    Aren't friends like your Kayla the best? I have ladies like that in my life and am so blessed by them!

    BTW, I love your polka dot layering! :0) and I'm excited to so your dress for the holiday party…that you got for free (score!)

  10. Cah-ute! A great gal pal and an adorable outfit? Winning!!

  11. You're very lucky to have a friend like that. It's not as common as one might think! Sometimes I feel like I don't have anyone like that.

    I love the polka on polka, I've been wanting to try it for a while!

  12. Jenn says:

    Love the dot on dot action! And spending time with a good friend and just talking helps recharge me.

  13. girl you are rocking that polka-dot-on-polka-dot combo! love it! and p.s. are you on twitter yet??

  14. omg, girl…this outfit is NOT crazy. I love IT!!

  15. mochalove4 says:

    Hi Merrick! I absolutely adore your outfit!! Can you please tell me what brand the polka dot top is from JCPenneys? IS it worthington, A.N.A? I found your pics on Pinterest and just Love your style!!

  16. emandtrev says:

    Um, that looks AMAZING. You are beautiful!

  17. you are so pretty! and your outfits are all so dang cute! i gotta catch up cuz i'm getting behind ๐Ÿ™‚

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