August 9, 2011

In Harmony with EBEW



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I am so psyched for this EBEW challenge!  I almost missed it while I was out of the loop.  Thank Gawd for Liz mentioning it the other day or I would have totally missed out.

And that would have been traumatic because this month's theme is pattern mixing!  I've always been into fashion in some way or another and I have never much cared for what other people thought of what I wore.  However, I find that with the pattern mixing phenom especially, those not really into fashion just don't really get it.

To some people, pattern mixing looks like someone got dressed in the dark.  But to the trained eye, pattern mixing can be a great element in your wardrobe. 

There are some guidelines with pattern mixing.  You are supposed to pick patterns with a common color.  You are supposed to make sure things still look legit together. 

I may not have passed here.  I have blue nautical stripes, a sheer polka dot midi and leopard print heels.  But, ask me if I care?  The answer, friends, is no.  I liked the outfit.  Any naysayers can report to my high school self when I was pairing camouflage tights with Charlie Brown shirts.  Yep Matty, that's for you.  ;-)  Love ya!

Striped Tee-Aeropostale; Polka Dot Midi-Rockin Robins; Leopard Heels-BCBG, gifted; Belt-Kohl's; Earrings and Cuff-gifted; Sunnies-Pugg

Everybody, Everywear | Pattern Mixing

Day Three

To Do:  1) Go to One Hundred Gold Mine Tour
(near Silverton, Colorado)


What I Wore:

(totally kidding, but for your FYI, if you are going on a gold mine tour, do not wear your fave new platform sandals.  Contrary to what you might think, you will actually be trudging through a mine, not just riding in that trolly thing)
Sheer Top-Rockin Robins; Blue Tee-gifted; Floral Culottes-Aeropostale; Wedges-Marshall's; Necklaces-vintage from Grandma and Wal-Mart; Earrings-gifted; Bracelets-gifted and DIY; Bag-Target; Sunnies-Patrick's



47 comments:

  1. I love your flowy skirt, and those heels!

    xo,
    Em

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  2. I think it's a fabulous combo. The polka dots are tiny, the stripes large and the leopard medium. Pattern mixing works best with variety. Your picture in the yellow jacket cracked me up! I never wear anything but my flattest shoes on vacations because I'm always afraid I'll end up somewhere I need comfortable (walkable!) shoes.

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  3. The blue and white pattern mixing is sublime! It is adventurous yet clean - love!

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  4. I love your pattern mixing! Great job with the 3 different patterns, I think you definitely made it work :)

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  5. I love that you did three prints! And you are right - as a blogger I am just so used to it that I don't even think twice when I see it. However 'normal' people still give the double take.
    My sister called me a crazy pattern mixing fajita. (not sure what the reference to Mexican food means.)

    Leopard and stripes is definitely a fave of mine!

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  6. I love your pattern mixing!! I think the leopard print shoes might be my favorite part. I feel like a lot of people would have gone with a neutral shoe, which would still make a nice outfit, but I like that you push it a little further than many would, it keeps things much more interesting!

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  7. Thank you Emma! By the way, my niece's name is Emma. ;-)

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  8. Thank you so much Megan! Yeah, next time I'll know better. Honestly, I don't own any tennis shoes without a heel and very few flats. Guess I have to go shopping ;-)

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  9. Thank you so much Lisa! I really appreciate that!

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  10. Yay! Chelsea! Good to see you back here! Thanks so much for your comment!

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  11. Hee ! I'm not a big tennis shoe person either. Look into a pair of flat ankle boots. They're not always the most leg-flattering but they're cuter than "trainers" and great for walking.

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  12. LOL at the fajita reference! That is too funny! Thank you so much Lyddie!

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  13. Thank you so much Allie! These pumps are probably one of my favorites from my haul from my mom the other day. I really appreciate your comment!

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  14. loving the shoes with the rest of the pattern mixing!

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  15. Is it a crime that I'm fixated on your shoes? But the stripes of your shirt are also calling me... it is so hard to be torn like this! I love the way you mixed up your patterns. (:

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  16. Love the pattern mixing on the first outfit! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  17. I see we are drawn to the same patterns! I LOVE mixing stripes, polka dot and leopard print together. Add plaid and florals to the mix and we could be style twins! xo. Bella Q
    the Citizen Rosebud

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  18. I don't think it's a crime, I think it's fabulous! Thank you so much for your kind comment Sarah!

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  19. Thank you Angela! I really enjoyed your blog!

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  20. Isn't that nutso? Awesomely nutso. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  21. You made these mixed patterns look great. I adore that skirt!
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  22. Lovely! I love the three prints together! What an awesome idea!! #MustRecreate

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :)

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  23. I love the mix of stripes and polka dots and this is adorable!

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  24. Thank you Karla! I really appreciate that. Thank you for stopping by!

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  25. I LOVE this look. Definitely one of my pattern mixing faves. And that skirt is perfection! You look great!

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  26. Great job with the mix and match, adore your shoes!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  27. Your midi skirt is so beautifl! Love that fluro jacket too ; ) Thanks again for your lovely comment- you will have to come and visit your brother in law in Melbourne some time. Such a great place!

    x
    Michelle
    www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

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  28. Those shorts/cohlottes are cu-yute! Love the trip pics, too!

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  29. Thank you so much! I really appreciate that!

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  30. Wow Mel! Thank you so much! I really appreciate that!

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  31. No problem Michelle! Thank you so much for stopping by. My brother in law and sister actually live here, but he moved here from Melbourne to marry my sister. Crazy, right?

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  32. Hahaha, nice yellow jacket! Loving your contribution to EBEW.
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

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  33. LOL thanks Shasie! They make you wear that horrifying yellow rain coat and hard hat. Pat just had to get my picture in it. ;-)

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  34. Right totally understand! lolol

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