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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bold + subtle = Pattern mixing!

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When: Tuesday April 27, 2010

What:
Roses dress: Forever XXI
Polka dot blazer: Forever XXI
Red tights: El Costo (Panama)
Black pumps: ? (Panama)
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Max

Where: An internship interview for a marketing position... It went really well so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Comments:
Today I tried to do a little pattern mixing with this beautiful blazer I bought a while ago. I have always read that its best to combine a bold pattern with a subtle pattern, so that is exactly what I tried to do. The polka dot blazer is a very subtle pattern and it doesn't compete with the bold roses pattern. Actually, to be honest, today I was inspired by an outfit from Jen loves Kev:
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Here she wore a mixture of a bold patterned skirt with a subtle polka dot top:
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So I tried to copy the same look and I love it! I also added the red tights just because I was in a "I-wear-whatever-I-want-no-matter-what-other's-think" mood... jeje. I love when I feel bold like that :)
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Here are all the cazillion ways I have worn this roses dress:
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11 comments

  1. This look is so darling, Marie! Love the jacket and the print on your dress is so pretty!

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  2. That blazer is just fab! And I adore the subtle pattern mix.

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  3. very cute! I love the edging on the blazer and all the construction details. Who knew it was even polka dot until a close up! Fun fun!

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  4. OH my word! I LOVE that jacket! So super cute!

    P.S. How tall are you? I almost never buy F21 jackets because they seem to only fit people who are like 5'4", and I'm 5'7".

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  5. This look is just terrific! I am LOVING that jacket; I want one!

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  6. I am constantly amazed with the variety of ways and depth of details that can go into matching outfits you come up with. jgm

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  7. You have perfected pattern mixing - this outfit is adorable!!! I love the versatility of your rose dress, it is so cute!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  8. What a great blazer! Love how you mixed the polka dots and florals.

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  9. Love the boldness of this outfit! The blazer is so adorable!!

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  10. Such a stylish and great blazer. So glad you stepped out and made a bold statement with the pattern mix and the bright red tights!!! Yep that is you just wearing what makes you feel good.

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