Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It's a First for Me...

Top & Skirt:Forever 21 | Shoes:Strut in Austin | Necklace:Francesca's | Bracelets: Vintage, Charlotte Russe & Forever 21

I did it!  I mixed patterns!  I know, I know, I am a little tardy with my achievement, but better late than never, right?  I mean, I get the whole color blocking trend, but intertwining separate patterns has been a little tricky for me.

I see so many fashion bloggers successfully pairing stripes with florals...florals with polka dots...polka dots with leopard...you get the picture.  I just have not been able to put together the right mix that I felt comfortable wearing...until now.  Maybe it's because I was taught at a very young age to match my clothes. I am still a work in progress with the concept of not being "matchy-match".

It might be subtle, but I am taking baby steps.  We all have to walk before we can run. I decided upon mixing shapes...I thought that would be a safe place to start.  So, polka dots and squares it it is!  It is sort of hard to tell from the pictures, but if you squint hard enough, you can see that my skirt has tiny black squares on it...not dots.

So, there you go, my very first mix-match. Yay, me?!?!?

What pattern combos do you like to wear? Or do you even like it at all?

Cheers to mixing and mingling your wardrobe!



Today I am linking up with these two ladies.  Hop on over for some more fun!


pleated poppy

44 comments:

Tara St said...

I like mixing the subtle print with the bolder print. Great baby steps. I've gone a little overboard with the pattern mixing. Right now....everything matches with leopard.

Tara
Penniless Socialite

Karen said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! I'm like you, I haven't done it yet as I still tend to want to be matchy matchy, but I love the patterns you chose! Love your shoes and necklace too!

Laura [Beauty & the Beard] said...

stop looking so stinkin' cute! LOVE this outfit - you did a great job mixing! perfect pop of red. love it lady!

Danavee said...

LOVE IT!

Explain color blocking to me!

Head to Toe Chic said...

Love these two patterns together!! I like mixing subtle ones right now too but maybe soon I'll try bolder patterns. Love the touch of red too. You look so pretty!!

Xo,
Angela

Swede Dreamer said...

You definitely pulled this off!! Love it~

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Okay THIS is my favorite outfit ever! You look so good! Great job mixing prints!

Amy

fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

You did an awesome job, Shanna! Again I have no clue how you have time to look so amazing everyday with two kiddies, props to you!!!!

XO,
Erin
http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

Always Maylee said...

We are both pattern mixing today! Ok, so I know yesterday I said that was my fave outfit, but I changed my mind, this one is my new fave outfit of yours! You look beautiful and I love the red necklace for a splash of color. :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Morgan Stone said...

I think you mixed the patterns wonderfully! And I love that you added in the pop of red with the jewelry and shoes. It's just lovely all around! I hope to see more pattern mixing from you soon :)

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

You most definitely pulled it off - so adorable and so sophisticated! :)

Sabrina said...

Whooop,you did a great job!!xx

Ashley K said...

Awesome job this outfit is so cute! I don't have the mixing patterns achievement myself but I so envy all you fashion bloggers who put it together so effortlessly!

Jes said...

I love it! I still haven't been brave enough to do it but maybe this will get me going :)

Simply Sarah said...

you are looking classier and classier girl! love all the scenery setting you've been doing too; love the mix of prints!!! bravo chica XOXO

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TheTinyHeart said...

You did a wonderful job mixing patterns! The black and white prints are so very sophisticated on you and I love the little splash of color. I think pattern mixing works best when it's monochromatic, as you did here :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

You did great with the pattern mix! Very chic look!

Katie said...

you're still ahead of me with your pattern mixing - and you did awesome! your outfit is beautiful!! i love it!

Lindsay said...

LOVE it! I haven't been able to mix patterns yet. You have inspired me to try.

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Love it, per usual!! I gotta work on my pattern mixing abilities too :)

Sunkissed and Southern said...

looks so cute!!

tara said...

I am too chicken to mix patterns! Looks super cute on you though!

Ashley said...

I also am a very matchy matchy person, but this works great!!! The skirt pattern is very subtle and looks fantastic with that top!

Berty Morales said...

You did a bad ass job! You look amazing and I love this outfit!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You look ADORABLE!! I'm in love with that skirt! I totally get you - I've never mixed patterns. I think it's adorable but am not brave enough.

Marie Martell said...

Great job!! I love this look, you pulled it off so well!

xo Marie
http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

LOVE it! You pulled it off so well and I think the red is such a nice touch to tie it all together!

ChicPoint said...

ooh you look so cute girl!! That skirt is really amazing, it looks great on you:) xoxo

Emily said...

Great pattern mixing. Love the outfit!
Creamy

TaraMixandMatch said...

You did a perfect job pattern mixing!

Emma said...

Come dress me?!? Love it!!

Meg {henninglove} said...

i love this outfit on you shanna!! so so cute

Natasha xoxo said...

I can't believe that skirt is from Forever 21! Love the black/white combo ;)

xo, tasha
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Erica said...

Great job! I love it!

http://theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

Sugarr2518 said...

This outfit is totally cute! I love the mix of the patterns. You pulled it off well:) I can't say that I've tried this yet, in time I'm sure I will. Really diggin the pops of red!!!

Rachel said...

<3 <3 <3 !!! How fun is it getting dressed in the morning!? :D

xo Rachel

www.glamhampton.com

shopwithpippa.com said...

Just saw you at www.thepleatedpoppy.com and COMPLETELY LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this mix-n-match look!!! Wow ... what a darling skirt ... is it still in F21 stores? pippa
http://www.shopwithpippa.com

Annie said...

HOORAY on your first pattern mix Shanna! You did it perfectly...love this outfit :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Julye said...

you look stunning !!

Stesha said...

Shan, this outfit is AMAZE!!! I am jealous of it. I want to mix patterns like that!

xx

Stesh

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

If you don't stop all this goodlookin' ness I am going to have to do something about it with my wardrobe.

Nicole Rene said...

you look freaking adorable & I love the outfit!

The Sweet Life said...

I loveeee this outfit....you look adorable!!!

Rolled Up Pretty said...

LOVE the pattern mixing and the red with the black and white. SO CUTE! Thanks for linking up! :)

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