Thursday, February 3, 2011

OOTD-Crazy Pattern Lady

Wouldn't it be awesome to have a personal wind machine while taking pictures?

Have you ever encountered an Ebay swift swiper? You know, you bid on something no one else had, it would be absolutely perfect in your wardrobe, but you find yourself unable to be at the computer when the listing ends and somebody just snatches it right from up under you (at a crazy, ridiculously low price, I might add). Grrr!!! That happened to me with a black and white J. Crew tweed blazer. I had already envisioned this outfit for it, but since I am not the proud new owner of it, I had to improvise.

I've always admired people who can mix patterns so well. It's a scary concept to me and I haven't really tried it because I'm severely lacking in the pattern department. I got a strike of inspiration from a photo somewhere and decided to give this combo a go. I felt like I had so much going on, but not necessarily in a bad way. I think I'm even ready to whip up another pattern mixing outfit. But first I have to go swipe the perfect blazer from Ebay first. ;)

Have you dived into the deep end of the pattern mixing trend or are you still in the kiddie pool with me?

Outfit Details:
Gray/white stripe top-J. Crew
Gray plaid tulip skirt- Club Monaco
Tweed blazer- Jones of New York (thrifted)
Black boots- BCBG
Twisted necklace- J. Crew
Bracelet and rose gold watch-Mall vendor, Shock Boutique

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  1. I have only dipped my toes in the pattern mixing pool. I do not own a ton of patterns to begin with, but I hope to add more soon!

  2. this is a lovely combination. the gray stripes and gray skirt tie the whole look together for pattern mixing perfection!

  3. I'm trying to mix patterns more. It's a bit more of a challenge being smaller, but sometimes works. Ish. ;-)

    Good luck on Ebay!

  4. It's had happened to me one too many times...the eBay thing. It sucks!

    I like mixing patterns, I don't do it enough though.
    You look great!

  5. o tweed with stripes is good!

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