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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Easiest Way to Mix Patterns

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  Thursday January 17, 2013


When it comes to pattern mixing, I don't think it gets any easier than mixing stripes with polka dots; especially if the patterns are all black and white. So if any of you have been wondering how to mix patterns, try pairing two black and white patterned items (like stripes+polka dots, or perhaps stripes+florals). It's that easy you guys!


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{Shirt: Forever21.com  ;  Skirt: Present from my parents  ;  Heels: Present from my friends  ;  Nine West belt: TJ Maxx (old)  ;  Clutch: Forever21 (old)}



I wore this to work and also to dinner with my family at the beautiful Causeway. I absolutely loooove the view of the skyscrapers and boats from this area of Panama... I find it to be so relaxing!


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57 comments

  1. Love your off the shoulder striped top and polka dot skirt:)! Rita @ www.CoastWithMe.com

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  2. Love this classy black & white outfit, Marie! Such a cute clutch and the pink of your nails and lips adds that pop of colour, which is your trademark! Love it!

    The scenery looks amazing, I can completely understand why you would go there to relax. Panama has some amazing views!

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  4. Monika SvitačováJanuary 31, 2013 at 5:13 AM

    Beautiful :) Love that purse! :) ♥ 

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  5. I totally agree,  this is easy and great looking pattern mixing.
    My fave pattern mix is polka dots and leopard print.

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  6. Thank you Lorena! I've actually never tried pairing polka dots and leopard print, I'll have to give that one a try!

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  7.  Thank you Monika!!!!

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  8. This. Looks. Gorgeous. Perfect pattern mixing and wonderful pictures :)
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  9.  Thank you so much Jody!!! I'm so glad to hear you liked it! Yeah, I really should go to the Causeway more often since its sooo pretty and closeby ;)

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  10. Amazing outfit! Love polka dot with stripes!
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  11. I haven't done much with pattern mixing, and I probably should try it out some more. What's the worst that could happen? hahaa. You always make such cute pattern mixing outfits, though. Polka dots and stripes are so classy!

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  12. i love patterns sooo much, but mixing them always make me feel a little scared! haha. your makeup is really pretty!

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  13. What an wonderful look! I love the mix of prints!

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  14. You look great, as usual! Love the Zebra accent nail. The Causeway was definitely one of our favorite parts of Panama City - love the sailboats!

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  15. so true - adorable mix!
    and OH what I would give to be on one of those boats right now!!

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  22. super cute.. I love mixing prints as well.. and though I don't find polka dots suiting to my style.. I do like mixing stripes with leopard print.. have you tried that?
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  26. Such a great mixing of patterns, Marie! You look flawless as always!

    I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.

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  27. Caitie SchlissermanJanuary 31, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    love how you mixed these prints! you look darling!

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  33. I adore this outfit and your arm party. Officially your newest follower. You have some serious style girl!

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  34. Lovely outfit. I agree adding stripes and florals together are the easiest to do! :) 

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  35. This looks really great together.  I first started mixing prints in college with my professional wardrobe.  I like mixing floral print tops (in any combination of colors) with pinstripe pants.  Though I have yet to try two bold prints like in your outfit.

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  36.  Aaaww, thank you Elena!! I really appreciate your kind words and the follow!

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  37.  Thank you Ali!! I was pretty skeptical at trying pattern mixing at first, but once you give it a try it becomes quite addictive! hehehe.

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  38. Thank you Sharon!! I totally understand, I get scared when mixing patterns too!!! But every now and then I will come up with a mix that I like. You should give it a try and see if perhaps with subtle prints you feel comfortable :)

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  39.  Thank you!!!! You are so sweet!

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  40. Thank you Kimberly!! Oh, I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Causeway as well! I know I've said it several times, but I think its amazing that you've visisted and that we've been in the same places... hehe. 

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  41.  Hahahaha Oh Lydia, I guess the weather over there is pretty cold right now right? So sorry about that! I wish it was a little cooler here (its Summer right now, so everyday has a blazing sun). Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

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  42. Aaaaawww, thank you Julie!!! You are so so sweet!!

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  43.  Thank you Ivette!!! I've actually never tried stripes with leopard print, but it sounds aaaaawesome!! I'll have to give that one a try, thanks for the idea ;)

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  44.  Aaaww thank you Terry!!! You always have nice things to say, thank you so much. And I'm so flattered that you would consider featuring this look on your blog, YAI!

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  45.  Thank you Caitie!! I'm so happy to hear you like it!

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  46.  Aaawww, thank you so so much!!!

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  47.  Wao, thank you so much for all your kind words Rebecca!!! I really appreciate it!

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  48.  Thanks Heidi!!! I'm glad to hear you agree!

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  49.  Thank you Annabelle!! Ooohh, I've never thought about mixing floral tops with pinstripe pants, that sounds like such a cool combo though! Yeah, I'm usually kind of afraid when I mix two bold prints like today, but in the end I'm usually pretty happy with the outfit I come up with ;)

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  50. SOOOOOOO cute! I love, love, love this. Stripes and polka dots have been my favorite to mix forever, but your boat neck top and pencil skirt take it up a notch. 
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  51. Love the mix of two classic prints! 
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  52. You look lovely! This mix of prints is perfect, and I'm loving the bow on the clutch! Great blog, now following! :)

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  53.  Aaaww, thanks Ash!! I'm glad to hear that you also enjoy wearing stripes with polka dots. We are two of a kind!

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  54. Thank you so much Meganne! I appreciate it ;)

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  55.  Thank you so so much Elly! I appreciate your kind words and follow ;)

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  56. Love the look. Its so classy and chic, seriously. To die for. Nice job on mixing patterns and colors. 

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