Hello ladies and Gents,
I hope everyone had a nice weekend, as I want to know where the time went! I am still trying to adjust to Daylight Savings time, and wake up feeling tired. My boy Gibby just turns around from being in his tight little ball of fur, to staring at me knowing it’s F-O-O-D time! Truffles has joined in the “Morning Stare Down”, and I laugh and get out of bed. As far as weather goes, we have had some usual record temps here in Charlotte with a few days in the 80s! Charlotte, has in the past gone from Winter to Summer, but this is just one of those spells everyone is experiencing ,and we will be back to normal temps. Today I decided to show you an outfit with pattern mixing. I have done this as a very subtle way in the past, HERE with stripes and a leopard print, and today I am sharing one of the more popular way to mix patterns, floral and stripes.
I do have to tell you, I call this my “wine blouse” as when I bought the print from White House Black Market, I thought the purple print were grapes. Very apropos given that I am such a wine fan and I loved the purple, as well as the gathered peplum style and fluttered sleeves. When I received it, I realized it is purple flowers, however, I still like to think of them as grape clusters. 🙂
I would like to try to mix more than 2 patterns and will do so in the future, but I loved the purple and black in the top mixed with this fabulous skirt by Ann Taylor. As you probably know, I don’t own many stripes, but this skirt caught my eye when it came out 2 years ago in stores. I love the crepe material and the flattering way the stripes are angled on the side to narrow one’s hips. I will be getting more use from this skirt and you will see it on the blog more.
I will soon be sharing a Series I plan on posting once a month called: How to Look Fabulous on $150 a month! Since I do most of my shopping, thrift style on-line via Poshmark, Ebay, I can show you what I am able to purchase on a small budget. My other favorite stores are Zara and ASOS, so I mix thrift shop online, with items from these stores to get more bang for your buck. Just for example, this like new AT striped skirt was $25 shipped from Ebay! I look forward to sharing with you these tips.
Since today was so lovely outside, I “borrowed” one of our neighbors trees to take pictures in front of. I love the crepe myrtle trees, especially in white and red.
Outfit Details: Top ( Ebay: White House Black Market), Skirt: Ann Taylor ( Ebay) Like this, Block Heels: Zara, Necklace: WHBM, Handbag: Brahmin, Sunnies: Zenni Optical, Watch c/o AIBI watches, Earrings: vintage inspired 1928.com
So here is my look with mixing my “grapes” top, ok purple florals, and stripes. Some tips on starting to Pattern Mixing, when starting out. I know I do not do alot of mixing, but I plan to 🙂
- Floral and stripes are a common way to begin pattern mixing. My sister just told me my 5 year old niece just got a dress with the two patterns making up the style.
Take an existing color in the striped skirt or striped garment, and add a pattern that contains that color.( or a complimentary color. In this case, the black stripes correspond with the black in the top)
Try mixing stripes or your pattern with small and large scale. This skirt has a larger stripe to it, add a top or jacket with thin stripes, perhaps in another direction.
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Now, time for all of your lovely spring looks, which I always enjoy perusing!
Most Clicked this week is my friend Jill of Grown Up Glamour, love the black and white look with this geometric top, and those cool black pants, the theme continues with the sunglasses. 🙂
Pinterest Pin of the Week: I usually choose an outfit, but I couldn’t resist picking and pinning these wonderful shoes Cherie of Style Nudge bought for Spring. On trend with the block heels, the baby pink and pin she added are sweeeeeeeet!