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By Anupriya DG - February 19, 2011

Did I ever tell you guys about my fatal (for my pocket) attraction towards checks??? Sigh! Checks in all sorts, colors & sizes hold an I-can't-ignore appeal for me!!! So much so that sometimes I really have to control myself from ending up buying all those Men's casual shirts that come in maddeningly awesome checks - if I'd have had a boyfriend, his wardrobe would have been chock full of those preppy checked shirts by now! (As it is, I pick up as much as possible for my dad & cousins!!!)
Also...........don't you all just get fascinated by the varieties of checkered patterns available all around??? I can almost build up a separate wardrobe with just all types of checks!
Tartan - check.
Plaid - check.
Gingham - check.
Argyle - check.
Houndstooth - check.
Burberry - check.
(Got the pun? ;))
Gimme one of 'em any day! In fact, checks is my second most favorite pattern right after polka dots!!! :))



Tra la la........my latest checkered love that I picked up during the recent end-of-season-sales!
This plaid shirt-dress was absolute love-at-first-sight!! The fact that I got it at half the price sure helped!!! :))


The white tee inside was to brighten up the outfit to befit the fast-approaching summer!! I think basic solid-colored tees in white, black, red & grey are absolute wardrobe staples! 


Wore it with cropped black trousers to office. 
It can also be paired with denims or leggings for a more casual look.



I love love love the these cotton trousers - slim, cropped just the right length & fits beautifully - what more can one ask for??? 


Out for lunch, yet busy attending work calls! Sigh!! Aren't breaks meant to be enjoyed off-duty??? :(


Aaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnddddd........my latest obsession - my new silver mirror-coated aviators!!!!!! 
Wheeeeee.........I finally got a pair that suits my face and looks killer!!! :))


Not to miss this cute & quirky pendant that I picked up during my Bangalore trip. It has lovely etchings & designs with coral stones on the silver body. And the cutest part is that the tiny lid of the thingie can be taken off & put back on it again - ain't that adorable???
Also, I love the way the coral stones of the pendant complement the orange lines in the plaid pattern.
My fast friends - this pair of snakeskin pumps - round up the look nicely. I like the way the small heels go with the cropped trousers. :)
P.S.: Note the cute button & placket detail on the hem of the trouers!!

Checkered Shirtdress: AND, Kolkata
White tee: Shoppers Stop, Kolkata
Cropped cotton trousers: Wills Lifestyle, Kolkata
Neckpiece: Commercial Street, Bangalore
Silver mirror-coated aviators: Aldo, Kolkata
Snakeskin pumps: Snake Farm, Bangkok


More or less, I had a busy week. Highlight of the week - met up with fellow blogger Sushmita (aka the Shooting Star) of My Unfinished Life. It's always lovely meeting up with blogger buddies & talking about our shared passion. Also, it's such a nice way of getting to know so many interesting people from all around! 

And I'm super-excited about the weekend coz:
1. I'm getting a 2 day weekend (Boss granted leave for tomorrow..........yeah!)
2. One of my closest friends from college is getting married!!! Yes! Isn't a friend's wedding one of the best/most exciting/most fun-filled times??? 

In fact, almost the whole weekend will be spent at the friend's house or wedding venue............and am planning to have loads of fun!!! Will share snaps of the madness with you guys soon! :))

Hope you all have rocking plans for the weekend too!
Have a great one fellas!!!

Ta-da!
Polka Princess

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29 comments

  1. Perphaps you love check because you look so good in it. It happens to me with skirts, ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
    I am so glad about your best friend wedding.Make sure to take photos of everything to share.
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  2. just lovely .. so well coordinated..love the checks and the shoes specially..

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  3. it was a pleasure meeting you!!! wished we could have spent some more quality time , but i had to rush back!!!
    am just loving your luk here....everything is just perfect, the checks, shades and your pumps!!!

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  4. Polka Princess- I love blogger meet-ups! Glad you two had a grand time. If I lived close to you, I'd love to meet up...and borrow that shirt-dress. Yes, I LOVE it. I also love how you rock those kelly green slip on shoes. That color is rich, and you wear it so well.

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  5. Love the check shirt-dress! Its adorable :)
    Have fun at the wedding! :)
    XX

    http://fortheloveoffashionandotherthings.blogspot.com

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  6. I like checks too although never seem to be able to wear them without looking like i belong on a farm lol

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  7. I love how you added the green flats to this look - such a great pop of color!

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  8. @Sacramento: Thanx dear...will share the pix soon! :)
    @Simple Girl: Lovely to hear these words from you!
    @Hazel: :))
    @Sushmita: Hope to see you soon again! :)
    @Bella: Thank you so much for your continuous support & encouragement!! I wish we stayed nearer to each other - would have LOVED meeting up with you!
    @Shreya: Thanx babe......am really looking forward to having loads of fun! :))
    @Jamie-lee: Ha ha........am sure you look great in 'em!
    @E: Thanx a bunch!! I LOVE that shade of green!

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  9. Love your check shirt.
    Great sunglasses too
    Lee x

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  10. You look great! Amazing shoes!!!
    http://chiccastyle.blogspot.com/

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  11. hey nice clicks again, u luk great, n yeah cool pair of glasses... :)

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  12. Checked prints have never suited me, but I love them on other people. You look fabulous in this top, and the green shoes you've paired it with are just lovely :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  13. Ah I get the love for checks. I love them too!!!! And I love how you rock the checks, the cropped pants and that super cute necklace! Must try and find something similar when I am in Blore next! Those shoes are great as always!

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  14. Pretty photos! Love your blouse xx

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  15. @Lee: Thanx dude! :)
    @Chiccastyle: Thank you so much!
    @Unruly Rebel: :))
    @Cee: You look lovely in everything.....am sure you'll look gorgeous in checks!!
    @Rosa: Me too! :)
    @Holly: Go & raid Commercial St. for this type of junk! :))
    @Ms SyllyBee: Thanx a bunch! It's one of my fav pairs!!!
    @Vera: Thank you sweetie....much appreciated! :)

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  16. I love your checkered shirt dress! You look really cute in it. Xxx
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  17. this top is so great on you and the shoes are the perfect addition!

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  18. I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a $50 giftcard to PTAK apparel if you'd like to check it out. :) x
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  19. Love the shirt.. Its stitched so well with the checks going straight at places and diagonal at other places!!!
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  20. @Grace: Thank you babe...... :)
    @Zarna: Thanx! Encouragement coming from the experts makes my day! :))
    @devorelebeaumonstre: Sure I will...thanx!
    @Bhushavali: Yaaa.....I love that detail of the construction! :))

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  21. So simple but so fantastic.....plaid is one of my most favorite patterns. Just because it is so refreshing. :)

    And that pendant is fab.....reminds me of a perfume holder one I have. :)

    BTW don't tell me it is actual snake skin flats you're wearing!!!

    Love

    Tashrin from Toronto, Canada

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  22. I love your Aviators! :)

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  23. you look good, and i like the shoes :)

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  24. @Tashrin: Yes babe!! This pair is absolutely authentic snakeskin! :))
    @Maca: Thanx....I love 'em too!
    @If-I-were Audrey: Thank you dear.... :)

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  25. I'm biiiig on chequered prints too! Good contrast with green shoes!

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