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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mixed Signals


For this edition of Everybody Everywear, we were asked to mix prints.  I was thrilled about the idea...that is, until I looked in my closet.  While I do have an abundance of stripes, I realized that patterned pieces were few and far between.  This is just one of the many reasons why I'm glad I take part in these challenges - because it forces me to look at my wardrobe in a different way and helps me identify where there may be voids to fill.  Admittedly, this outfit is one of the "safest" ways to mix prints, but it's a step in the right direction.



As you will notice in these pictures, my hair style changed as the photo shoot continued - thanks to a hefty gust of wind & lack of bobby pins, my "undone bun" became a ponytail. (just keeping it real...)


What I'm wearing:
H&M top, Kohl's jacket, Old Navy jeans, New York & Company scarf, MRKT wedges, Michael Kors watch, Target belt & bag, Dockers aviators, Bracelets: Forever 21, Fossil, Vintage (Nails: OPI A-Taupe the Space Needle)

Make sure you go check out the other great outfit posts here:

Everybody, Everywear | Pattern Mixing

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28 comments :

Fashion By Alicia said...

Cute!

Sarah said...

you look fab lady!! comfy and chic, my favorite combo :) LOVE those aviators!

-Sarah

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

I like it a lot! Stripes and Leopard are awesome together! I'm posting my look today as well :)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Lea said...

Loving the scarf and your hair in a bun looks great!

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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

you look great...so chic! i don't know why we struggled so much with this one??? i have a lot of prints now but got nervous mixing them at the last minute! =)funny we both kept it real for our posts...you with the ponytail and me with the slippers...great minds!

~xo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Alysson said...

I think you and Jenn both nailed this challenge!! you look great. LOVE the leopard and stripes together with the green jacket- fabulous!

Britt+Whit said...

love the green jacket so cute!

love from San Francisco,

Britt+Whit

kelleyjohnson07 said...

I really like that striped top. I have seen quite a few people pair stripes with animal print lately. It must be the new thing, and you are on board :) Overall a very cute outfit.

jemappelleshen said...

Hi! I participated in the EBEW challenge too! Love the print mixing! Cute && laid back!

jemappelleshen.wordpress.com

Katie said...

FOund your blog off of EBEW. Following now!

My Dressy Ways said...

Well done! You look great! I love the mixed print trend, but I don't have a lot of prints that I can mix! Guess i'm not much of a print-buying person! Let's go shopping then! Haha

Summer said...

So cute! And I actually really LOVE the ponytail.

But you can pull off anything!

Bre said...

That may be the "safest" way to mix patterns but you pulled it off with out a hitch! These challenges are pretty amazing to help re-think and re-boost outfit thinking.
Cheers,
Bre

rlutz said...

Such a great chic casual outfit...love the mix of stripes and leopard!!
love your blog!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love this entire look...understated elegance...chic..trendy..it works! Great job!

Jess said...

I love that bag!

April said...

Such an adorable casual look! I'll be trying this out once the summer heat takes a break! And I completely feel your pain with those (sometimes) annoying bobbie pins!

purses and puppies said...

i suppose it is a "safe" way, but it still looks great, i kind of wish i thought of it! im a sucker for animal print (or any print) scarves, its so classic :)
~amber @ Easy Petite Looks

Amber from Real Girl Glam said...

It my be safe but it is such a cute look! The combo of shirt, belt, scarf is great. Love the whole thing!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

Love it!

Tammy said...

What a "sweet biker look" I have an issue with mixing but love leather jackets!

Frannie Pantz said...

What a great mix of prints! I love the leopard and stripes. A great improvisation on your part!

simplychic said...

stripes go so well with everything, but i especially love it with animal prints. very cute!

Candice said...

I just found your blog....and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Love your style and all your fashion advice!
xoxo

two birds said...

you can't ever go wrong with leopard and stripes! great outfit!

Simply Bubblelicious said...

Loving those stripes and leopard!

jennifer said...

Super cute!! Love the jacket! Is it Candie's from Kohl's? :)

Kimberly said...

Jennifer - yes, it is! I got a great deal on it!! :)

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