Hello friends. Today I decided to do some pattern mixing, as I have been inspired by other ladies who have done so recently with their outfits. DO not be afraid!
The beauty of blogging for nearly 7 years is that I have learned quite a bit about fashion in this time. Things I may not have tried earlier in my life, have become interesting to me now.
Pattern mixing is a “treat for the eyes” , as it creates balance and adds that visual interest that makes it a more advanced look.
Maybe you are tired of wearing a sold top and solid pant/jeans. Why not give it a go?
I like to take patterns of a similar scale, and in this case, similar color pallete, to draw my eyes to this look.
Also remember, your handbag and shoes count as part of a pattern too.
I started by putting my gold and brown leather snakeskin booties with my softly patterned leopard cardigan. This was a good start to pattern mixing, as both patterns are soft and in similar in color.
I then thought to add my plaid double breasted coat in brown and black tones to compliment the other patterns. Brown and black are pretty traditional with a leopard print, so it works.
The patterns are then “broken up” by the solid denim a- line skirt from Loft I bought a few years ago.
So, with this time at home, try mixing up several patterns in your closet . Experiment!
Hard to believe it’s Dec 1st!
I mentioned yesterday that we had a lovely Thanksgiving out on our deck, with my sister and niece. Now, the weekend after Thanksgiving has always been the time we get the tree down and start decorating. I am excited that mom is here to join in the fun and festivities. We have been like “Amazon” and Christmas central since all 3 of us are ordering on-line. I have to buy yet for my 3 yr old nephew and 1.5 yr old niece yet. Everyone else is done.
I love getting out all of the ornaments and have many from when I used to teach. Lots of apples, bears, and other distinctive “teacher” ornaments when I taught music. I used to love to use spray snow and stencils on my windows growing up. We always play Bing Crosby and favorite Christmas carols as we wrap gits, and make cookies.
My Mom has been taking walks each day and she was dancing on the sidewalk 🙂
Cream Cami- Target
leopard cardigan- Poshmark ( Mad Men collection, Banana Republic)
denim skirt- Loft ( old, like this one and this)
snakeskin booties c/o Soft Surroundings ( Matisse)
bag- Rebecca Minkoff
Most clicked – Kellyann of This Blonde’s Shopping Bag
Laurie of Vanity and Me BLog