Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pattern Mixing Challenge

Top: Old Navy {similar here}
Skirt: Merona at Target {similar here}
Heels: Talbots "Riri" {here}
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff "Swing" {similar here and here}
Necklace: Nordstrom
Ring: Kendra Scott "Tela" {here}
Earrings: Made by me
Bracelet Watch: Gift from my mom
Sunglasses: Tom Ford "Anouk" {similar here and here}
Lips: MAC "M.A.C. Red" {here}

Happy Wednesday friends! Today I'm participating in Marion's Trend of the Month Challenge which is pattern mixing. I don't pattern mix too often, so I pulled several options out of my closet trying to figure out what to do. I find that many patterns I own really do not mix will together, or perhaps I'm just used to playing it safe. Either way, I love stripes and feel confident in them and thought they paired very nicely with the subtle reptile print skirt. It's on the safer side; I stayed in the same color family, too. But I like it and feel confident so - challenge completed!

61 comments:

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I love the patterns you mixed here. It turned out really well.

*Erin

Carrie said...

Great mix of patterns! I've noticed that I'm more comfortable with mixing patterns from the same color family, too. :) I also really like that bracelet watch.

Franziska said...

I agree with you, pattern mixing works best when it's in the same color family. That way things don't get toooooo crazy ;)

Margarida Reis said...

wow, this skirt has a really nice print. so chic! and love the combo with a striped shirt.
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Egle Ge said...

Love your skirt!! Great pattern mix;)

With love, Egle Ge {HideInSugar}

Make it possible said...

thanks honey :D i'm already following you, do you want to follow back? ahah
xoxo

Kelly said...

LOVE that skirt! Great job on the challenge :)

Amy said...

Great job! I am loving this challenege this am!

http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

Ellyzabeth Tanaya said...

soo in love with your accessories and shoes!

i'm now following you, if you like my blog you can follow me back ;)

Lindsay said...

Love this look! You made pattern mixing look classic and effortless. So pretty!

Carol-Anne Wyseman said...

You looked like you stepped right out of a Kate Spade ad! I love love love this.

xx

Carol-Anne

http://www.thestylishstudent.com

Frannie Pantz said...

This is a GREAT example of pattern mixing! I love the neutral tones. The stripes in the sweater almost seem made for the skirt. Great look!

Meredith said...

Great pattern combination! The print on that skirt is fabulous! I'd love for you to check out my pattern mixing today! I love your classy style! I'm following you now via bloglovin. I'd love for you to follow back if you like! http://www.createthatoutfit.com/2012/08/01/mixing-patterns/
Meredith

MadeOfTears said...

Great blog! I would like to invite you to me :) Let's follow each other =]

TheTinyHeart said...

I love that you kept the patterns neutral so the pattern mixing looks subtle :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Unknown said...

I think you look great with this mix. It may be safer, but you look elegant. I agree, challenge complete.

s said...

you look stunning!!!!!! love that top, and love rm handbags, so edgy but perfect! xO!
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Ashley Aspinwall said...

pattern mixing challenge = Success! love this outfit :)

xo SideSmile,
Ashley

SideSmile Style Blog

Hannah @ Tattoos and Pearls said...

This skirt is so fun. I was shocked when I read that you got it at Target. They surprise me sometimes!

Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

knockedupfabulous.com said...

Such a classy combo! I love it!

April

Sara Flynn said...

I love this pattern mixing! so work friendly!

Sara
http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

Mini Me Style said...

Oh wow - that skirt is stunning and I never would have guessed it was from Target! Kinda in love with your bag, too. :)

The Jones said...

Love the neutrals with those subtle details like pattern mixing, black and gold, etc...you always pick such classic and feminine pieces!

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

twenty-somethingblog.com said...

You make it look so easy!! I need to step up to the challenge...still trying to visualize what could mix well together in my wardrobe. :)

Stephanie
http://twenty-somethingblog.com

Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) said...

I think this looks great. I'm not a pattern mixer either, and I think it's because I really don't know how, but this came together well.

Juneli said...

Love this subtle pattern mixing! Im like you when it comes to pattern mixing! Your bag is fab, Mary ann!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably yours

Julia said...

Ah! I love the way you decided to mix patterns. They're still quite drawn together because of the colors (like you said in your post of course) but really, that's what I noticed first about it. Very nice!

Julia
Cup of Tea

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

i love it! they go perfectly together! it took me awhile to mix prints, but now i love it! dots on dots is my favorite.

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails

Veronika said...

great mixing and matching---love the neutral colors together :)

CC said...

Such a very elegant way to mix patterns! Love it!

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) said...

You always manage to look classy, classic and effortless! I'm so jealous! And.. your hair, it always looks amazing!! I think you did a fabulous job print mixing!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

mary ann, you always look exquisite!!! love the pattern mixing! when you ever tire of that bag, send it my way! hahaha
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Alela Sirah said...

I love how you pulled the colors out of the skirt in the top!!
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Katie Q. said...

I love the soft tonal shades in this outfit, it's very sleek and chic looking. (And stripes and floral patterns always look good together!)

Stylish By Nature said...

That skirt is a stunner ... Love the print mix :)

New post up....
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SILVIA: said...

Thanks for your comment! I publish a new post in my blog!

Love the skirt so nice!

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SweetIntent said...

you played it safe but you look absolutely gorgeous and confident

Rakhshanda said...

Love your skirt <3 This is such a gorgeous outfit!!!!

rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.blogspot.in

Anna said...

you look awesome ^^
thanks for commenting on my blog =)
wanna follow each other? ^^
xoxo

Christine said...

Good job pattern mixing. Keep trying more and more. You'll fall in love!
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Sarah Stright said...

I love the pattern mixing here. The colors are perfect together. I'm not big on pattern mixing but I feel like this is something I could actually rock.

Ashley said...

Love how you mixed those prints, you should do it more often :). Lovely!

xo

Ashley

Southern (California) Belle

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Beautiful skirt!

Katie said...

i love it! i need to be better at pattern mixing!

Allison said...

Loved the mixed patterns! Such a cute look! And your sunglasses also look amazing!
:)
Allison
A's Fashion Files

Rebecca said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog & leading me to your wonderful blog. I like you chic & classic style! Hope to see you more often!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Catherine Kowalik Harper said...

I am learning to mix patterns, and stripes just seem to go well with everything. You look great and your blog is beautiful.

Style-Delights said...

wow..such superb pattern mixing!! Great outfit as always! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog
Style-Delights on Bloglovin

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

I adore that Minkoff purse on you!

Nicole Marie said...

Love that shirt!

Lay Marie said...

Loving your outfit! Those shoes are lovely:)

Darby said...

I LOVE the mixed prints!!! You look absolutely stunning! I also read your vintage shopping tips as well! I ALWAYS need tips like that! :) I just started a blog and would be honored if you stopped by and follow if you like it :)
xoxo
Obviously Obsessed 

Darby said...

I LOVE the mixed prints!!! You look absolutely stunning! I also read your vintage shopping tips as well! I ALWAYS need tips like that! :) I just started a blog and would be honored if you stopped by and follow if you like it :)
xoxo
Obviously Obsessed 

Am2Pm Chic said...

I love the pattern you mixed here, especially the accessories, so cute.
xoxo
Christy

http://www.am2pmchic.com/

kiki said...

great outfit:)
bijoux en fleurs

Anna said...

I am your 667th follower via GFC now =))
wanna follow each other via bloglovin too? ^^
xoxo

Amy said...

Love the look! You look great!

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog as well!

Amy


Leopard and Lillies

Piia said...

That's such a cute neutral outfit! Love your jewellery too!
Also, thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog:)
-P.
Bowtie Diary

TINA said...

I'm so loving this look. Would you mind if I copy it?
-Tina
http://2petite.blogspot.com

Mary Lindsey said...

I love the pattern of the skirt. You look great!

-Mary @ stylethatmoves.blogspot.com

Shea Sayers said...

I found you through Marion's link-up, and I love this print mix! I recognize that Merona skirt--it's one I almost bought! Now I'm wishing I had--it looks so versatile!
Shea Bon Chic Bon Gastronomique