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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Getting the hang of it

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When: Thursday February 23, 2012

Striped top: Target (U.S.A.)
Striped blazer: H&M (U.S.A.)
Skirt: El Titan (Panama)
Navy belt: Madison (Panama)
Beige pumps: Via Vai (Panama)
Yellow ring: From this seller on eBay
Yellow Xoxo purse: Xoxo Store (Panama)

Get the Look:
Pair this striped top with this blazer, this skirt, and this bright purse. Finish it off with your classic beige pumps (don't have any? Try these!) and you're all done.

Work + Watched "Young Victoria" at home with my family (love the costumes!)

Now that I have mixed patterns in several outfits, I'm starting to feel more confident in my pattern mixing abilities! It is especially easy to mix patterns of the same color and/or same pattern.
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The best tip I can give on pattern mixing is to try to pair a subtle pattern with a bold pattern... at least that is what has worked for me so far :)

What are your pattern mixing tips?
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  1. I love your blazer! The stripes-on-stripes look is so fun. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. yes, that definitely works well for pattern mixing - i also like to mix with in the same color pallet! 

  3. Loving this outfit! That striped blazer is So cute, and looks lovely with that skirt...annnd you look really pretty :)

    The Other Side of Gray 

  4. Such an amazing skirt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You look amazing in "A" skirts + Blazer!

  5. The stripes on the blazer looks great and I love the yellow bag!

  6. Cute outfit! Love your shoes. :)

  7. Gorgeous look, darling!
    Love that blazer!


  8. This outfit is totally adorable! Great yellow bag!

  9. Mixing in the same color pallet I think is the easiest way to make two pattern 'go together' I love this combo. That jacket is super cute :)

  10. I like this outfit it's simple but beautiful!

    and you have a channel on YouTube ?

  11. your pattern mixing is stellar, Marie! that blazer is really pretty! I think I need a pinstriped one now too :) Have a beautiful weekend, lovely!

  12. I have such reservations about pattern mixing when I see chaotic patterns randomly paired together. But this? This is Pattern Mixing Genius.

  13. it's professional with nautical influenced, & the sunshine yellow makes me smile. pattern mixing & me? i don't really have rules. if i like it, i wear it.  ;)

  14. great outfit! love the skirt and yellow bag.

  15. Cool ! CAN'T WAIT Ms.Marie >.< 

    omg i really can't wait ! PLEASE if you make it write it here :)
     I hope you will be a great and successful :p
    - Reem Khan <3

  16.  Hi Reema! Aaaww, I'm so glad that you liked my outfit, thank you so much for being supportive. I actually don't have a YouTube channel yet, but I would love to do one in the future! I have really wanted to do some makeup and hairstyle videos. Hopefully I will be able to make some soon!


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