All Mixed Up

Happy Thursday all!

I usually don’t post on Thursdays but since I was knocked down yesterday by some 24hr cold bug, I wanted to make up for my lack of a post (plus its supposed to rain heavily tomorrow so I get to kill two birds with one stone!).

It’s safe to say I’m a huge fan of print mixing.  It’s been giving my wardrobe an uplift now that I’ve squashed shopping.  Mixing prints is a fresh way for me to put together items in my wardrobe I’ve never paired before. Stripes are the the first print I go to because I have a lot of of striped items (too many!).  Instead of my usual pairing of stripes and polka dots, I decided to try something different and pair it with my floral print skirt.  I kept things simple and went with black and white and added my neon bag for a pop of color.

Do you mix prints? If so, what is your favorite combo?

Have a great day!

P.S. Sorry for the dark pics.  The weather was really foggy this mor

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Shirt: Old Navy (old)
Skirt:custom made by Taja Sews
Sandals: Nine West (old)
Necklace: Banana Rebuplic (bought last year)
Clutch/Bag: Cambridge Satchel Company (won on eBay)

 

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  1. May 15, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    I must confess, I almost NEVER mix prints! About the only print-mixing I do is to wear my apricot jeans which have tiny white dots on them, with a printed tee. Other than that, no, no bold mixing. I loved this post and hope to see more print mixing soon!!!!

  2. May 15, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    Great outfit, and the bag adds just the right pop of color. I rarely mix prints because I own mostly non-patterned tops. I don’t like how prints look next to my face so only wear them on pants and skirts. But I did invest in some interesting and colorful scarves when I had no hair, so I will be experimenting with those in Winter instead of only on my head to keep my bald head warm. (Because I have hair now!!)

    • Dee Siegrist
      May 15, 2014 / 2:28 pm

      Adorable and you rock those shoes; you have great ankles.

  3. May 15, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    Beautiful! I love the quirky pairing of florals with stripes or polka dots. I don’t have a lot of “basic” prints like stripes, dots, or animal prints. Instead, I have a lot of florals and abstract prints. I like mixing big and little prints, and I try to find ones that share a color to tie the look together. I love the look of mixing black and white prints, but I don’t have a lot of that in my closet. Instead, I have a lot of colorful, rainbow prints, and I have a harder time matching them up. But I’m working on it! The neon bag is the perfect pop of color against your black and white and neutral necklace, too.

    <3 Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

    • May 18, 2014 / 4:26 pm

      Thank you! I love abstract and floral prints. I also like the mixing of big and little prints too.

  4. Brenda
    May 15, 2014 / 3:11 pm

    Love Love this outfit. It’s a perfect fit. I rarely if ever mix prints. But, I’m inspired to try. Thanks.

    • May 18, 2014 / 4:25 pm

      Thank you! I say try it and if you dont like it, its okay. At least you stepped out of your comfort zone. 🙂

  5. May 15, 2014 / 3:57 pm

    Great outfit! Stripes are a “neutral” to me, pair them with anything at all.

    • May 18, 2014 / 4:24 pm

      Thank you! I wear my stripes like a neutral too! Great minds think alike!

  6. May 15, 2014 / 4:34 pm

    Playful and stunning! I too enjoy remixing the clothes I collected over the past year (I did not have much before that), and it’s fun! It’s like having your own little shop which is always available. Love stripes as well. I think it mixes with everything, doesn’t it? Geo patterns, florals, polka dot, brights etc… xxx

    • May 18, 2014 / 4:24 pm

      Thank you! I totally agree with you about stripes. They go with EVERYTHING! 🙂

  7. mimi
    May 15, 2014 / 5:41 pm

    Longtime lurker here but had to come in and say that I love this outfit

    • May 18, 2014 / 4:20 pm

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate your support! 🙂

  8. May 15, 2014 / 5:49 pm

    You look GREAT here and Taja does a good job on your skirts, they fit you so well. I never mix prints but you give me inspiration. Kudos!!

    • May 18, 2014 / 4:19 pm

      Im glad I could inspire! Im trying to be more creative and mix other prints too!

  9. May 15, 2014 / 7:23 pm

    You look great, love it! I’m not that experimental with prints though I love seeing it on other women. I have a weakness for stripes, preferably horizontal and polka dots. But mixing those two together has yet to happen. Good luck with fighting off the cold bug.

    • May 18, 2014 / 4:18 pm

      Thank you! The first prints I mixed together were stripes & polka dots. I love that combo!

  10. OCCanUsay
    May 15, 2014 / 10:13 pm

    I’ve been missing that pop of color when I mix my black and white prints because I don’t want to go over the top. You have proved me wrong!! Love it!!

    • May 18, 2014 / 4:17 pm

      Thank you! I love color so I wear it as often as I can!

  11. Abbi
    May 15, 2014 / 10:38 pm

    Sorry to hear you haven’t been well. I do like a bit of print mixing. At the moment I’ve been pairing stripes with houndstooth.

    • May 18, 2014 / 4:16 pm

      Oooooh! Stripes with houndstooth! I never thought of those together! 🙂

  12. May 15, 2014 / 11:48 pm

    Your Black and White print mix is awesome! Hope you’re feeling better 🙂

    • May 18, 2014 / 4:16 pm

      Thank you! Im feeling much better than I did earlier this week!

  13. Chandani
    May 16, 2014 / 4:47 am

    Love the mix and match

  14. May 16, 2014 / 12:51 pm

    Don’t you love the fact that stripes go with everything ? I love the pairing and pictures are just fine.

  15. Tamara
    May 20, 2014 / 3:48 am

    I believe I figured out your secret: you have small waist+big breasts+very shapely legs with thin(!!!!) ankles. That’s why you look so good. Now, I have to figure out how to keep a sunny attitude like yours! That’s tougher…

  16. September 27, 2014 / 4:50 am

    I just got a skirt a lot like this. I hadn’t thought of mixing it with stripes but now I’m thinking of it. Thanks.

    • September 28, 2014 / 11:08 pm

      Great! I would love to see it when you try it!