Tuesday, January 20, 2015

My first attempt at pattern mixing


 Over the weekend we were supposed to go ice skating, but the stupid place didn't list that they had games scheduled at the time we were trying to go.  So we went all the way out there for no reason....boo!  I was really excited about it because I've never ever been ice skating before and I wanted to give it a try.  Maybe it's a blessing in disguise because I would have fallen and hit my head and started my headaches over again...or something?  That's the way I'll look at it.

I've never been very good at pattern mixing, so I figured I would try a look that I've seen all over blogland and Pinterest: stripes and plaid.  I actually really love the way it looks.  I expected my OCD to have made me change the second I saw it on me, but I was pleasantly surprised.





That striped top is actually one that I picked up at the thrift store over the weekend for only $2!  You can't beat that!  I was able to get 7 shirts for only $22!  I need to go thrifting more often!

Do you enjoy thrift shopping?  Ever find any great deals?
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44 comments:

  1. I love striped tops! This is a cute pattern mix.

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  2. Julie Tucker-WolekJanuary 20, 2015 at 4:18 AM

    Ohhhhhhhhh I think it looks GREAT on you! I love it!! And got to love thrifty shopping!!!

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  3. I love this! Linkup with the one I'm co-hosting today - it's the perfect outfit. Plus, the real hosts are great!!

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  4. Thanks so much! I definitely will, thanks!!

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  5. Thanks so much Julie! Thrift shopping is the best! I'm supposed to go to a couple different ones later this week

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  6. Thanks so much! I couldn't believe that I didn't own a black and white striped top until this one. So happy that I found it for so cheap! They are so versatile

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  7. Such a cute outfit and you did a great job pattern mixing!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  8. You're a success at your 1st attempt at mix prints & patterns - love how cute it came out!!!


    All the best!
    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  9. Thanks so much! I was really surprised at how much I liked it

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  10. You did good girl! Plaid and stipes is one of my fav combos! Too cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  11. I love pattern mixing! You did such a great job. I love the pop of red mixing in that plaid added to your otherwise neutral outfit. :)


    Thanks for linking up! :)

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  12. Thanks so much! I thought that may be the easiest one to start with since I love both patterns so much

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  13. Thanks Shannon!! I am really loving the way that they look together and it's giving me confidence to try other patterns too.

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  14. I love it! I am always pattern mixing... not because it's in style or cool, but because I can never find solid tops lol Like one time I went to the springs and I was wearing a white tank top with floral print and a flannel shirt over it, I remember I put it on instagram and people were saying they loved the pattern mixing... in my mind I was like "...I'm pattern mixing? Not on purpose. I just couldn't find my sold white tank top" haha

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  15. hahaha! I think I'm just so OCD that I thought it would drive me crazy if I wore patterns that didn't "go", but I actually really liked this outfit and plan to try other patterns now. lol

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  16. Pattern mixing is the best! And I love how you did that with the plaid and stripes...such a cute outfit!

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  17. Looking good. And thrift store finds make it even better! I'm always tempted to stop at thrift stores. :)

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  18. Stripes and plaid is one of my favorite pattern mixes! You styled this perfectly! Great thrifting too!


    Jill
    Doused
    In Pink

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  19. Looks great :) I think I may give that look a go - although It's going to have to warm up where I live before I think about going out without a coat! I think I like the idea for spring though?

    http://alovetriangle.weebly.com/

    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ALoveTriangle

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  20. Well I would say your first attempt at mixing patterns was a success! Looking great!

    Chelsea
    Ginger Side of Life

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  21. I love that shirt! You look so cute!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  22. Stripes and plaid are such a great way to pattern mix! This is great! Shame you didn't get to go ice skating, it's my favorite thing to do in the winter! My poor skates haven't gone out in ages, being pregnant just doesn't mix with ice activities ;)

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  23. Soooo cute! Mixing patterns is one of my favorite things, you did such a great job.

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  24. Thank you so much! I'm definitely going to have to try mixing other patterns and see what happens

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  25. I've actually never been ice skating before so it would have been my very first time. I was really excited to try, but maybe we can try again before winter is over. And yeah, pregnant ice skating is probably not a great idea. haha!

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  26. Thank you so much! Definitely a new favorite of mine

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  27. Thank you so much! I actually got that scarf on sale at Express a week or so ago. I love it and wear it all the time.

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  28. Thanks so much! I was definitely surprised at how much I ended up loving this outfit

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  29. I think it would definitely still work for spring! We've been having such crazy weather around here. It's been much "warmer" than it usually is at this time of year. And I won't lie...I had a leather jacket waiting for me in the car. haha

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  30. Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun thrifting, I'm going to have to make it a monthly thing, I think.

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  31. I had so much fun at the thrift store. I couldn't believe how cheap brand name items were. Every top was $4 and some were 50% off! Craziness!

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  32. Thanks so much! I decided to try with 2 of my favorite prints. lol

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  33. Thank you so much! I will have to give pattern mixing a try with different patterns now.

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  34. This looks positively adorable on you! I never think to wear my plaid shirts open like this - so cute! The grey jeans compliment this look wonderfully!

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  35. You did a great job mixing patterns! Plaid & stripes are the perfect patterns to mix & match

    michellespaige.blogspot.com

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  36. Great job mixing patterns! It's something that I generally try to stay away from because I don't think i'm good at it. I think floral would look really nice with stripes though? Maybe? This plaid and stripes is great though. And who doesn't love a plaid shirt?

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  37. Thanks! I think certain florals might look good with stripes...I might have to try that one. lol! I've been obsessed with plaid this year

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  38. Plaid is one of my favorite patterns, for sure.

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  39. You are too cute in the first picture! Not that you're not always cute, but I just adore your expression. Your pattern mixing went off without a hitch here. Great combo in my opinion.

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  40. haha thanks so much! I was being a goof with my husband. He was teasing me. We are very rarely serious about anything.

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  41. Thanks so much for the invite! I will definitely have to stop by!

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