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Turning Heads Linkup-Pattern Mixing in the New Year

Happy Tuesday!

Yes, we did end up with a Winter Wonderland last week when hubby took these pics. I am not a cold weather person when it comes to taking pics, but couldn’t help but want to get photos surrounded by snow. Usually in Charlotte, when they predict snow of 4+ inches, everyone rushes out for bread, milk and toilet paper, and we get a dusting. This time, they were spot on!  The photos are a tad dark, but it was the best I could do in this weather. I decided to do some pattern mixing on the blog today, with 3 patterns mixed, including my new brocade booties. I have also included at the bottom of the post some other posts Ive done with pattern mixing.

I wore these Franco Sarto booties, HERE on the blog, pairing them with brown faux leather pants. I decided to mix 3 patterns together today and the boots would be one of those patterns. i loved the rust, burgundy, gold and navy tones in these boots as well as the ease and comfort of a block heel.

Before i get into pattern mixing, I wanted to share the maroon leather moto jacket  hubby gave me at Christmas. Since we have more mild temps here in NC, i have a bit of a collection of moto jackets more so than winter coats. I saw this on Mango, and pointed it out at some point, as i love the collar which can be a funnel neck collar that you buckle ( like i show here) or worn as a regular collar.( below) The maroon color was different and it looks better with my hair/skin than black,as its  a warmer shade. I may post sometime on moto jackets as they are a great investment.

Now, on to pattern mixing. I decided to mix patterns within the same color family. My skirt is an oldie but goodie from LOFT, a brown leopard skirt, which we all know by now, is a neutral shade.The colors in my floral sweater are similar to the colors in my brocade booties, burgundy, tan, browns. I added a pop of color with a teal pussybow blouse underneath the cardigan. The 3 patterns, floral, leopard and broacde all work together combining the same color pallete with different prints.

Trust me when I say my hair looked a bit better, but the snow kept falling as we took pictures, I just go with the flow!

Three different patterns with my floral cardigan, leopard brown skirt and brocade booties.

Do use use shoes/boots to add another pattern when pattern mixing? How do you feel about pattern mixing?

Other posts on Pattern Mixing-

Take a look at the first time I pattern mixed with this post- Stripes and florals,

This post- Pattern mixing –leopard and stripes

and this post: Pattern mixing with Paisley and Plaid

Outfit details:

Loft floral cardigan ( old, similar)

Leopard skirt LOFT ( older)

Teal pussybow blouse-The Limited on Poshmark

Mango Maroon leather jacket

Brahmin Gabriella  handbag

Franco Sarto brocade booties

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    January 26, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    I absolutely love those booties, the color and pattern are just beautiful.

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    January 25, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    I adore this entire outfit Jess! You know I am such a fan of patttern mixing and you accomplished this with true excellence! I saw this first in Instagram and was wowed! Love the booties and fabulous skirt, impressed you braved the snow!
    Stay warm and well!

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    January 25, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Those booties are calling my name! I love all of the mix of patterns, they really compliment each other so well!

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    January 25, 2018 at 10:22 am

    You are seriously amazing at how how you mixed all of these patterns. They really, really look great together! I love those boots and the color of your jacket.


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    GlamorousandGeeky (@Gofashiondeals)
    January 24, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Love your mix of patterns!!! You look fabulous and love the shoes!!

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    Elegant Duchess
    January 24, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    I love those prints on you. you look fantastic xx


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    Amy Christensen
    January 24, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    So pretty, Jess. It is always beautiful after a fresh snowfall. Your outfit is adorable. Actually you mixed four patterns, because your bag has a subtle pattern on it as well. Well done! Love those booties and I am a huge fan of moto jackets. I wear them like blazers to work. I think I have red, purple, black, brown, gray and maroon. Now I am thinking about a lighter shade like blush or ivory. Is that too many? Ha, ha. – Amy

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    Rosie Holtzman
    January 24, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    I love the subtlety of the patterns you have mixed here. I might just have to imitate it one day.

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    Kelsey bang
    January 24, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    how fun to have some fresh snow falling! I LOVE your boots! those are so cute!

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    January 24, 2018 at 9:38 am

    Great post Jess! I like how you mixef these patterns. So pretty! And your neighborhood looks pretty as well. Glad you got to enjoy some snow😊. Hugs feom the Burgh!


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    January 24, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Spot on pattern mix! Truly love how well these patterns look together and it’s a beautiful color palette. We enjoyed the snow last week and were happy it was more than a light dusting. Great photos out in it!

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    January 24, 2018 at 9:19 am

    You know I love pattern mixing as well Jess. The booties and the skirt pairing is perfection, especially when you add the leather jacket and fabulous textured handbag! I hope you enjoyed the snow :))


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    Meagan Brandon
    January 24, 2018 at 4:34 am

    What pretty snow pictures! I must admit I’m kind of jealous! Your Brahmin looks gorgeous with this look.


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    January 24, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Elegant pattern mixing Jess! These warm tones harmonize beautifully and your booties are perfect for this outfit. I’m lovin’ block heels, so comfortable. I’m wearing my new block heel booties in my post today!

    Thanks for hosting!


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    January 23, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Gorgeous jacket, it’s such a lovely colour. Those brocade ankle boots are fab and they work so well with the other patterns in the outfit. I love the pop of teal!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

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    Cheryl Shops
    January 23, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    I love that it’s actually snowing in these photos—you can see the snowflakes in your hair and it looks really pretty. Not to mention, your outfit is spot-on, as always! Way to brave the elements!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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    Shelly @ The Queen in Between
    January 23, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Such fun shoes!

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    Jacket Society
    January 23, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Great color and pattern mix Jess, it all looks great together. You look beautiful in these earthy tones. Love it!

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    January 23, 2018 at 11:40 am

    You have done such a terrific job with this outfit and all the patterns and colors just flow beautifully together.

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    January 23, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Those boots! Wow, how I adore them and adore you!

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    January 23, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Love this look, your ankle boots are lovely and I also love mixing patterns 🙂

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    Northwest Mountain Living
    January 23, 2018 at 10:53 am

    You’ve done a fabulous job of pattern mixing! I think keeping things in the same color family is key! Beautiful jacket and booties! Happy Tuesday!

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    January 23, 2018 at 10:53 am


    What a wonderful mixologist you are!
    I love how you mixed all the colors and patterns in your outfit.
    Love the jacket!
    You look fabulous in the carolina snow!


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    Amy Johnson
    January 23, 2018 at 10:29 am

    You look so lovely with the snow back drop! I love your coat! I have a similar one that I don’t get to wear near enough.

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    January 23, 2018 at 10:08 am

    You have such a great collection of booties. I love that moto jacket and yes, the color is perfect with your coloring. These pictures were worth going out in the snow. They’re beautiful! XO

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    January 23, 2018 at 9:59 am

    I think your pattern mixing in this outfit is absolutely perfect and you know I love those booties! I so wanted to get some pictures in the snow but my husband was out of town! A snow like that doesn’t come along very often around here! Have a great day Jess!

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    January 23, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Didn’t see that one coming! Thank you very much!
    Beautiful print mixing Jess, very subtle.

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    January 23, 2018 at 9:23 am

    This turned out fabulous Jess!! Of course with booties like that, how could it not??

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    January 23, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Wow, these colors against the snow are just gorgeous, Jess! You’re so lucky that you got more than just a dusting this time…wish you could send some CA’s way! 🙂



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    Terri Gardner
    January 23, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Jess, wonderful and the texture is rich too and I love that. You just have a way picking the right things.

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    Mary, The Pouting Pensioner
    January 23, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Fabulous colours for you, Jess, a warm but so smart outfit for a icy cold day. So brave to get out there for a photoshoot! Hugs, Mary x.

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    January 23, 2018 at 8:52 am

    I too love to pattern mix and I tend to do it every chance I get. Leopard and floral is a beautiful mix!

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    January 23, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Fabulous, Jess! I don’t think I have seen better pattern mixing than this! You are a master, my friend. I love this color palette on you and those booties are just so gorgeous. And I am really loving the snowy photos! Beautiful as always!


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    January 23, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Jess…thank you so much for featuring me in your Pinterest Pic of the Week! I am so appreciative…and I love pattern mixing. You look great as always! Thanks for the mention and the link up!

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    January 23, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Those booties are just gorgeous! I love your moto jacket too!

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    January 23, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Love your pattern mixing Jess, such a stunning look! The snow is a perfect backdrop fro your photos! Those booties are absolutely gorgeous and make me want a pair, so pretty!!
    You look terrific!

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    Suzy Turner
    January 23, 2018 at 6:41 am

    Jess, you look gorgeous, as always. But you do look so cold lol! I must say, I’m glad I’ve left that freezing cold weather behind. It’s much sunnier over here in Portugal. Chilly out of the sun but still…. WAY warmer than the states lol!
    Suzy xx

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    January 23, 2018 at 6:41 am

    Oh I like that you can wear that jacket different ways, it’s a good idea! The snow looks beautiful in your pictures too, and you’re suitably layered up. I hope it wasn’t too cold for you!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a nice start to your week! I’m feeling better so back at work this week for me.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    January 23, 2018 at 6:30 am

    Gorgeous moto jacket! The color on this baby is just beautiful! I haven’t done a lot of pattern mixing and I have to say I like what you did here. The florals and the brocade go well together. The colors and design pick off each other that it somehow balances the look. And no, I did not forget about the leopard! The print on your skirt is so subtle that I know it’s there but in a non loud way because it acts as a neutral.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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    Pam Greer
    January 23, 2018 at 6:22 am

    I love pattern mixing, though I don’t do it as well as you do!

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    January 23, 2018 at 5:36 am

    Love the patterns and the warm colors and that jacket is gorgeous! The burgundy is so pretty and unexpected. Although standing outside in the cold is no fun, snow does make for pretty pictures, doesn’t it?

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    January 23, 2018 at 4:17 am

    I would love a post on moto jackets; including how to pick a quality jacket and how they should fit.

    Thank you

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    Vanity And Me Style
    January 23, 2018 at 2:35 am

    Absolutely loving that bike jacket Jess. I like how you styled the neck detail xx

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    January 23, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Jess, we are kindred spirits in our mutual love for mixing patterns. You do it so well and your tips for successful pairings are fabulous. The photos are great and you like fantastic. Thanks for sharing your styling inspirations and for the link up.


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