Forever21 necklace (similar), J.Crew button-down, Believe pants
(similar), Tory Burch bag (similar), Steve Madden heels

Photos by — you
guessed it– my dad.

I’ve had a
thing for polka dots ever since I heard the
teeny-weeny yellow polka-dot bikini song. Don’t pretend like you don’t remember
On another note, I’m moving to NYC for my summer
internship at Marie Claire in just a few days! I know my first stop has to be
Levain Bakery. I consider myself to be somewhat of a chocolate chip cookie
connoisseur, and Levain makes the best ones hands down. I also plan on spending
some quality time at
Ladurée and the Tory Burch flagship
on Madison. Calling all New Yorkers—I’d love your dining, shopping and cultural recommendations (A subway map for dummies would also be appreciated). I’ll be living in the West Village, but I’m
so excited to explore
all that the city has to offer. Thank you for sharing any tips with me!


  1. May 24, 2013 / 4:33 pm

    So cute!! I love everything about this beautiful outfit!

    If you get a sec, please check out my latest post 'Orange Dream' Thank you 🙂


    • May 25, 2013 / 2:07 am

      Thanks Sofia!! Have a great Memorial Day weekend and please stop by Brooke du jour again soon! xo

    • May 25, 2013 / 2:08 am

      Thank you, Anngelik! I bought the pink jeans in Paris, so I affectionally call them "my Paris pants." ; )

  2. May 24, 2013 / 5:22 pm

    Love this, Brooke! Especially the pink jeans and the cacti in the background : ) Also – your dad's paintings are beautiful.

    Rebecca |

    • May 25, 2013 / 2:09 am

      Thanks Rebecca! I'll tell my dad you said so. He'll be so pleased : )

  3. May 25, 2013 / 2:31 am

    Good luck with your big NYC move! So exciting! I have a good friend who just moved to the West Village as well 🙂 I love that your shirt is the same print that's on my nails today!


    • May 25, 2013 / 2:48 am

      Thanks Bailey!! Polka dot nails is definitely a trend I should try : ) sounds adorable.

    • May 25, 2013 / 3:58 am

      Thank you, Vicky!! I've never been one to shy away from color! ; )

    • May 25, 2013 / 4:42 am

      Thanks Kelly!! I love your blog's name, by the way. Sparkles and shoes are definitely the way to my heart!

  4. May 25, 2013 / 2:16 pm

    Brooke, I am so excited about your New York trip!! Levain's is SO good!! Eat a scrumptious cookie for me!! Alice's Tea Cup is great for sandwiches and salads and great tea and there are many locations! Shake Shak is always a personal favorite of mine!! You are going to have a blast!! 🙂

    • May 25, 2013 / 3:18 pm

      Thank you, Natalie!! I will add your tips to my list! Shake Shak is featured in one of my favorite movies, Something Borrowed, so obviously I have to go! ; )

  5. May 25, 2013 / 3:55 pm

    I love this look! The handbag is absolutely gorgeous and is so classic! xx

    • May 25, 2013 / 4:51 pm

      Thanks! I borrowed the bag from my mom, but I don't think I'll give it back anytime soon!

    • May 26, 2013 / 12:11 am

      Thank you!! You can never go wrong with pink pants, right?

  6. May 26, 2013 / 2:39 am

    I really love every part of this outfit! The pink pants are fab, and I love the polka dot shirt as well!
    xo, Scarlett
    The Trendy Chick

    • May 26, 2013 / 4:28 am

      Thanks Scarlett! The J.Crew sale rack is my happy place!

    • May 26, 2013 / 3:39 pm

      Thank you, Stacy! Pink and blue are my sorority's colors, so I pair them together a lot!

  7. May 28, 2013 / 8:57 pm

    Such a cute outfit! Your internship sounds super exciting. Have a blast in NYC! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

    Style Diary

    • May 29, 2013 / 1:10 am

      Thank you, Katie! I love the rose print peplum skirt you're wearing in one of your recent posts– so playful and feminine.

  8. June 9, 2013 / 9:22 am

    I love this outfit! Great pants (I'm miss pink so I would say that..) and cool shirt – adore polka dot.
    Adela x

    • June 12, 2013 / 1:49 am

      I'm terrified of what the humidity is going to do to my hair! Product tips would be much appreciated! Haha

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