Friday, April 19, 2013

Pattern Play



Sometimes all it takes are a few new pieces to revive your wardrobe & make you look at it in a whole new way.  Case in point, this little cropped jacket & these ridiculously comfortable perforated flats.  I loved that the patterns slightly echoed each other, but not in a way that was too obvious.  I couldn't resist throwing in stripes + peplum (two of my weaknesses), plus a pop of color.  And since there are a lot of layers & prints going on here, I kept my jewelry dainty and simple.






What I'm wearing:
H&M blouse (similar), J. Crew top (similar here, here or here), LOFT jacket (here; get 40% off with code RMNLOFTFF), Levi's jeans (on sale here), Dolce Vita flats c/o DNA Footwear (here; also in coral here), c/o Olivia + Joy bag (on sale here), c/o LoveStylize necklace (here), c/o Shop Lately rings (here & here), Tasha bangles (similar), Ray-Ban wayfarers (similar), Lips: Revlon Lipstick Smoked Peach + Revlon ColorBurst Gloss Bellini, Nails: Essie Lollipop

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41 comments :

Cathy said...

Fun combination of pattern play and layering in the same color family! I have had my eye on that jacket, as well as the cobalt blue linen one...just may have to cave this weekend with the 40% off :)

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Natali said...

Great jacket and shoes!

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Malinda F said...

I love that jacket! Love the whole outfit you put together

Malinda
Fashionlove82.blogspot.ca

dacy said...

it's impressive that you're able to layer and still keep the silhouette so slim!

Ashleigh said...

I love the little peplum top under the jacket! I'm also loving the simple shoes.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Adriana Lucia said...

I love your outfit!! That jacket from LOFT is soooooo cute!!

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christin said...

i LOVE mixing prints. always elevates a look!have a great weekend.

Kristina said...

Loving the black and white mixed prints, perfect with your yellow bag!

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Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

I've been debating on getting some perforated flats since seeing them at J. Crew. Love that yellow handbag! Beautiful as always Kimberly!
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Amy Shaughnessy said...

Love the black and white and mixed prints. Love how this look has a laid-back feel but is still chic.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Shira said...

There are so many things about the outfit that I love! The top, the jacket, the shoes, the bag! Perfect!

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cchicc3 said...

One new piece can go a long way! Did you pair two peplums together?

-Classy Chic & Chardonnay

Unknown said...

I am loving all the layering you have been doing lately. This combo with the peplum is so well put together. Love it! I might have to pin this. oohh wait I just did;)
http://pinterest.com/pin/8514686768093189/
Holly
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Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

I love that jacket! I need something like that in my closet to throw on over dresses and jeans...so cute!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
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Kayla Gilbert said...

I love the peplum over the blouse! SO so cute Kim! Classically casual!

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Ashley said...

Love the jacket and bag!!
Have a lovely weekend..

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Ashley said...

I absolutely love this look! The jacket is so cute!

LuciaPalermo said...

Great look...love the top and jacket!
If you want we can follow each other...it would be great for me, tell me what do you think!
kisses,
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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

great layering Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Sandy a la Mode said...

love the pattern mixing, cute cute!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Kodi Jensen said...

You are such a master of layering. Love those shoes!
-Kodi
grey et al

vogueandheels.com said...

I am loving this outfit! Your handbag is gorgeous and I love the patterns you used with this outfit!

-Vogue&Heels
www.vogueandheels.com

Shannon Willardson said...

loving the mixed textures up top!

Shannon
http://GBOfashion.com

Alyson said...

such a great texture, pattern play. And your rings are beautiful!

alyson
www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

Megan Maddison said...

That jacket is adorable. Love what you've paired it with and love the pop of color!

Megan
budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

Angie said...

Perfect combination! I love your entire look. Very stylish :)

Shelley said...

As the proud owner of this cropped jacket from Loft, I love this post! I usually mix it with polka dots, but now that I see it with stripes I have a whole new appreciation - Thank you!

Christina Heflin said...

I love how your mixed these prints! The jacket, shoes and bag are to die for, love them!

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FabEllis | Beauty, Fashion + Natural Hair said...

I love that jacket! So cute.

Andrea Kaplan said...

cute. love the combo!

xo Andrea
www.sophisticatedsass.com

Chelsea Davis said...

I love the tweed jacket with your stripped peplum top. I saw it on Insta and I could not wait to comment, it looks so pretty and love when a new piece transforms your wardrobe.

Xo Chelsea http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com/

livingoninspiration.com said...

Loving your pattern mixing, and that pop of yellow is perfection. :)

Chelsea said...

How fun is this combo!? I love the striped peplum layered with the printed jacket. You're such a pattern mixing pro!

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City

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Kate Pantier @ Project Hermosa said...

Very cute!!! I love the 2 different patterns!

shades of voguish said...

gorgeous outfit! love the jacket!

aga
http://shadesofvoguish.blogspot.com/

Brooklyngal said...

Very cute!

Nora
www.penchantforpretty.com

Emily said...

Those flats are so cute! I love your simple black & white combo and that great bright bag.

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Maria Chloe said...

I love the patterns! Beautiful photos:)

xo,
http://mariachloes.blogspot.com/

Sandra said...

So glad I came through your blog!
You really look lovely in all of your looks :)

Enjoy you're weekend! **

xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes.com

Style-Delights said...

Love the pop pf yellow with black and white! This look is unexpected but works! Love the shoes too!
Have a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style Delights Blog
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Miss Beanie said...

So funny! I bought that purse this weekend and wore it in my blogpost today! It is so great! Love how you paired it here!

xoxo,

Laura
http://miss-beanie.blogspot.com

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