Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pattern overload

I'm pretty sure this is the craziest pattern mixing I've ever done! Alright, let's go ahead and call it "pattern clashing," because I'm not altogether sure that it goes together. Usually if I'm unsure about the general presentable-ness of my outfits I run it by Josh - he's really good about telling me straight out if something looks weird or if something looks great. But he wasn't at home the day I wore this, so I had to trust my own opinion, which was - "This outfit is so fun!" Regardless of whether or not it looked good, I sure enjoyed wearing it.

I walked up to the Rose Garden on Friday after taking these photos, because I wanted to take advantage of the beautiful Indian summer we were having and have a stroll through the roses before they all disappeared. It was so gorgeous up there. Many of the roses were still in full bloom and smelled heavenly, and the fat little honeybees buzzed around lazily and bounced off my head when I leaned in close to smell the flowers. It was, in a word, blissful.

Top: thrifted, sleeves hemmed by me
Skirt: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell from Lulu's
Sunglasses: Oscar de la Renta from TJ Maxx
Belt: free from aunt
Bracelets: H&M


  1. gingham and stripes is a tried and true pattern mix, and i love the photos you took - best to enjoy the warm days while we've got em!

  2. this is totally fun! i think it's straddling that fine line, which is why it's so great :). way to be fashionably fearless!

  3. Definitely a fun outfit! Love the photos! The Rose Garden is definitely a favorite of mine. :)

  4. such a fun look! and those pictures are great!


  5. I love this mixture of patterns. It's totally gorgeous and very unique.

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  7. I LOVE THIS! Seriously, I really do. I think it manages to go together despite the pattern mashing is b/c the pattern of your top is one color, so it works with the skirt even though the whole thing is busy. AWESOME! I bow to your superior pattern mashing skills.



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