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Monday, June 24, 2013

All Mixed Up



Mixing prints can be a somewhat tricky trend - in the past, I have played it pretty safe & always included stripes (see previous looks with floralsdots & leopard).  But something about the warmer season has me stepping outside my comfort zone and taking a risk with a busier blend of prints.  Since the colors are the same in these two pieces, the patterns work well together without being too over-the-top.  And I kept the accessories minimal to further simplify the look - my new favorite cuff (under $30) and a fun statement ring that I may not take off all summer long (such a gorgeous color)!





What I'm wearing:
Forever 21 top (here) & belt, Gap skirt (on sale here; in tall & petite too!), Guess heels (on sale here), c/o Lemon Stripes cuff (here), c/o Stella & Dot ring (here), Michael Kors bag c/o TJ Maxx (similar), Ray-Ban wayfarers, Nails: Essie Boom Boom Room, Lips: CoverGirl Lip Perfection Enchantress

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styleandcreations said...

WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!! AND I LOVE HOW YOU HAVE GIVEN THIS DRESS AN UNEXPECTED POP OF COLOR WITH THE PINK BAG. LOVE THE OUTFIT.

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Ashley said...

Very cute, those patterns look great together. I am loving those heels and that bag!

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

Those shoes match the mixed prints so well too! LOVE the straight hair.

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Ladies in Navy said...

exquisite print mixing!
kw ladies in navy

Katie + Courtney said...

I would've never thought to mix those two patterns, but they totally work! You look great.

xo
Courtney
The Hunter-Gatherers

FootprintsIntheCity Inna said...

These patterns that you paired blend so seamlessly together- it is as if they were meant to be! I am just loving those shoes! Oh, and your hair looks great! Hope you had a great weekend!
xx
Inna
Footprints in the City

Adriele said...

I love a hot pink bag for summer!! So cute!

Natali said...

Love your bag and top! Great hairdo :)

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

StyleGodis said...

Loving this!!!

xx

StyleGodis

StyleGodis said...

Loving this!!!

xx

StyleGodis

Alice Warren said...

This is one of my fav outfit of yours. Love the colors & the pattern mixing.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Styleclouds said...

Beautiful mix Kimberly! I love that you stayed in the same color palette! xo, Christina

Styleclouds

Stephanie X said...

Love the top!
xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

Lady of Style said...

This is a beautiful top, I love the paisley pattern.

I saw quite a few great F21 pieces on you recently and definitely have to check out their collection again.

Annette
Fabulous clutch giveaway on my blog
Lady of Style


Mol C. Nichols said...

That's a very striking outfit, really like it!

Purple Ivy said...

You are right print mixing is def a tricky business and if done well can look amazing as you have demonstrated here. Sticking to the smae colour palette works really well. Loving the pop of colour from the bag. Summer is such a fun season I love seing people mixing and clashing their prints and colours.

xoxo
Ivy
http://www.purrpleivy.com/

Alyson said...

LOVE! how about we trade shoes for a few weeks?! :) Adore yours, too! Such great pattern mixing here, and awesome skirt find... didn't see this on the web site.

alyson
www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

Amy Shaughnessy said...

This is SO my post on Friday. Mixing florals and stripes or stripes and polka dots is cute but I'm kind of over it. I tried mixing 3 prints. Could be a hot mess but definitely time to step out of the comfort zone. These prints look great together! Love that pink bag too.

Amy


Fashion and Beauty Finds

TaraMixandMatch said...

Super cute! I especially adore the pattern of that skirt.

Tiffany M* said...

Absolutely love the print mixing going on here with the pop of pink. Stunning! Also- I love love love your hair straight!! So sleek.
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Hi Kim.

I love your mixing of Prints keeping it all in the Blue+White Family looking Tres Chic. Did you chop off your hair a little bit, also?

Also, Beautiful Kimberly, I featured one of your Lovely Outfits of late in my Week's Best Looks post below. So check it out. As usual, I Love Your Style.

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Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

Oh hey pretty girl! LOVE the idea of mixing prints but in the same color family...so cute!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl!

Samantha Tananbaum said...

This prints go so well together! Love the pops of pink, and your hair looks gorgeous in these pics!

xo
Sam

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful mix of patterns & prints Kim....the pink purse nailed it all together!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

ceislin.com said...

This might be my favorite look of yours ever! I love the color matching, print mixing and those shoes pull the whole look together! I am definitely going to replicate at some point!

Classy Chic & Chardonnay
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Christina Heflin said...

I love this pattern mixing look! And those shoes are STUNNING!

http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

Rachel said...

Love how you mixed the prints here. I'm all about paisley lately!

smk053078 said...

Way to step out of your comfort zone! These two prints were made for one another! And your hair...it's looks gorg in these pics...not that it doesn't normally. :)

Kayla Gilbert said...

Your print mixing is perfection! I have a similar peplum top from Forever 21 like that! So so pretty Kim! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Liz Schneider said...

Adorable! Love the mix or prints and the pop of pink!

Dressed said...

I love the mix of prints, your shoes, and the pink bag. nice!

dressed2dnines.blogspot.com

Audrey said...

Loving the mixed prints and those adorable shoes! Hope you had a great weekend! x

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

I love this look! Great mixture of patterns and the addition of the pink is genius!

bisous
Suzanne

Hannah said...

I LOVE this! It almost looks like a dress - so cute!

Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

Chelsea said...

These prints look perfect together... loving the look!

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City

Rachel Lynne said...

LOVE that Forever21 top and what great shoes and cuff!

Peonies and American Honey said...

Stepping outside your comfort space really paid off because this outfit is fantastic. I love your shoes and that top is so feminine and sophisticated.

Jo

Peonies and American Honey

Michelle LL said...

beautiful look, u look stunning :)

http://www.barbirellafashionrunway.blogspot.com

Di said...

love your hair and the outfit.

Ashleigh said...

I love this mix! The pops of pink are SO pretty!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

purelypeanut.com said...

I love this look along with the pop of pink on your purse, nails, and lips! So fab!

Jacqueline
www.purelypeanut.com

My Wallet, My Style said...

This is a really good combination! Love the pop of color pink to it!!

Nathyness said...

Such a great pink bag, and I absolutely love those heels!

Earnestyle

FitTravelerAJ said...

That paisley top belongs in my closet NOW!! Beautiful!

I'm assuming you got a small? How tall are you for reference? I feel like peplums always look bad on my body because of my height/torso.

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Lauren said...

Love these prints together! Your hair looks so pretty!

Lauren
Thebudgetingfashionista.blogspot.com

Jill said...

LOVE the Hair, Love the Bag, Love the shoes! Love the patterns! LOVE IT ALL!!
HOTPINKstyle

Katharine said...

You look so pretty!

Shannon Willardson said...

Loving the peplum!

Shannon
http://GBOfashion.com

Madeline Veloria said...

Love this mix of print!! And the bright pop of pink goes perfectly against the blue outfit :)

Veloria in Velvet
www.veloriainvelvet.wordpress.com

Style-Delights said...

Ah, these heels! Love the pattern mixing!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog

Sofia Donatelli said...

I can't believe you found the perfect shoes for that outfit. What a great way of showing us how to mix patterns. Beautifully done Kimberly!

Have a wonderful day!
Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Brighton said...

this lipstick is PERFECTION on you miss!

xo,
http://www.brightontheday.com

Anna - Nie jestem Modna said...

so pretty look, pretty pink:):):)

BONCHIC said...

I must ask you what lipstick you wear, the color is phenominal on you!

Kimberly said...

BonCHIC,

Thank you - the link to the lipcolor is at the bottom of my post & it's one of my favorites! :)

xo,
Kimberly

Marla Robinson said...

That outfit is so adorable.

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