Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Organic + Geometric

Boy! oh boy! things have changed! A year ago, I was terrified of wearing anything that wasn't a neutral or a matching color. As the days go by, my print mismatches become crazier and crazier, and it sure is a wonderful thing.
All the magazines say, that when mixing prints, you should combine a smaller print with a larger print. That is true, but there are so many other tips and tricks to successful print matching. Recently, I have found the combination of an organic/tribal pattern with a graphic print to be rather effective. It adds a nice contrast, and it can create a modern, more youthful touch to an otherwise mature garment. For example, this Nine West blouse can come across as old-lady, for lack of a better term, when all by it's lonesome. But when paired with a contrasting bright color or a print, it has a completely different feel.
This velvet coat is from some random thrift store in Sewanee, Tennessee. I recently remembered it, and I'm super excited about it all over again. It goes with everything, and the length is perfect-- classy and fresh!

Look at these insane shadows! Kudos to my photographer!

This necklace is actually a belt-- a belt from a pair of floral, embroidered jeans from my days as a fourth grader. The color is just too perfect... I couldn't bear to get rid of it!

When I was attempting to put together an outfit for today, this edited-oil-pastel-face-photograph was hanging next to my closet. It may seem abstract, but it inspired my outfit. I saw the red-orange color and thought of this shirt. And then I added the sky-blue necklace. I love red-orange and bright blue together. It's beautiful, not to mention a complementary color scheme. My art teacher would be proud.

Vintage coat/ vintage pants/ Nine West shirt/ necklace thrifted from my childhood/ Sam Edelman booties/ Forever 21 headband/ Sunglasses from my dad's closet
Worn with Lipstick Queen's Red Sinner.


  1. Great outfit.
    You look stunning. I really love the mix of the patterns and your coat is pretty cool, too :)

  2. Thankyou for your comment too! Nice outfit x bloggingsophie

  3. You are great,I always LOVE your outfits!

  4. Great great outfit, I love the way you mix all the colors and the patterns, so cool!
    Very nice blog !

  5. i totally agree with you about the clashing prints they look so great here!
    You have a really wonderful blog too!

  6. Polka dots never looked so good :)

  7. Love your pants.


  8. oh my, i LOVE your trousers! love the shadow in the pictures too x

  9. Awesome outfits! Congrats on your ever evolving style. xo style, she wrote

  10. Oooh, this is so cool! I'm loving the mixed prints.

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  13. oh me oh my, i wish i can pull off print like you do! i normally stick to one print at a time but you have inspired me! you look really adorable here!!!

    yes your shadows are pretty awesome!

  14. oh wow :) so pleased I found your blog! your style is amazing. so colourful and fun! cant wait to see more from you :)

    The Flower Girl



  15. Gorgeous outfit! That lip colour looks great on you.
    I'm now following, hope you can do the same :)


  16. Really lovely blog, and such an amazing outfit. Those trousers are heavenly!
    It's also great to see your inspiration,

    Rosie x

  17. Oh i lovee that outfit! I love how you've mixed prints! Great photo's - I agree the shadows are amazing! I cannot wait until i can get a proper camera! Im now following :)

    Hope you can do the same :) Happy New Year dear!

  18. Lovely outfit! Kiss Marie,

  19. Love this look! Love how you mix the unexpected.




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