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Monday, September 26, 2011

Still beach weather

I will be absurdly happy for each and every beautiful day that I can wear bright, fun summery clothes. 80°? Yes please!

For some reason, this top inspires me to do crazy pattern mixing. I really like it, even though having to iron those ruffles puts me in a bad mood. It's a good thing wearing it puts me in a good mood. As do these swingy, skirt-like shorts that really did not get enough play time this summer.
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52 comments:

Gray Skies said...

GREAT pattern mixing! You're always so good at that :) And I'm jealous that you have weather still in the 80's!

Ashley said...

Are you for realz? OMG! It's been so cold here lately! I'm so jealous of your warm weather. And I'm even more jealous of your mad pattern mixing skills. LOVE those shorts!

Diana said...

love the print mixing!! and love this summer look :) xo


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Closet Fashionista said...

I love that top! This outfit is so fun!!!
I kinda don't like the heat, I want it to be fall...I'm sitting here in short shorts and a sports bra and dying of heat...NOT FUN! XD
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The Fancy Teacup said...

I'm loving the remaining summer warmth as well. Your outfit is so lovely!

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Laura said...

I LOVE your bright, bold clutch! So fun. And you pull off the pattern mixing really well. I am usually too nervous to try it. The most bold i have done is florals and stripes, but only really a hint of floral was showing, lol.

Cee said...

It's still in the 80s where you are? Oh, I am one jealous girl! It's been pouring rain and freezing cold in Vancouver, definitely not shorts weather. I love that I get to live vicariously through your late summer look, though. That blouse is beyond adorable! It's a shame you have to iron the ruffles, but obviously oh-so-worth it :)
xox,
Cee

Frannie Pantz said...

I love this play on patterns! You look gorgeous! And speaking of gorgeous-it has been gorgeous around here too and I am LOVING it!

Katie said...

I love the pattern mixing and wish I could figure out some for myself!

Wida said...

I'd be so happy to for that kind of weather everyday!!


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Myisha said...

Cute look! I love the purple hues.

alexys oliver said...

you look beautiful!
i love those shorts, girl!
xx fashionbater

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Great pattern mixing here!!

Just wanted to let you know I chose you as Outfit of the Week on my blog! I made sure to include a link back to your blog so that everyone knows where to find you. You have an incredible sense of style, keep up the great work!

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skippysays said...

That's not crazy pattern mixing- that's awesome pattern mixing right there! You look great!

Mar said...

Oh Dear, I adore your creativity! I hope I can also do this!! You're a fashion inspiration :)


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Wendy said...

Love the top ... I think you need a steamer Lyddie for those ruffles ... much easier than trying to iron them :-)

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Porcelain complexion said...

Those prints look amazing together - expecially with your hot new clutch!

Love Sushi and Fashion said...

So fab! I love the outfit! And the accesories are to die for! <3<3

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Ki said...

The two patterns look fantastic together! :D

eek said...

What a perfect summery outfit! Such bold pattern mixing that works.

Courtney Erin said...

I'm glad you're happy about this weather because it's killing me - I soooo want it to be proper fall weather. But, that said, I do like having the opportunity to see a few more summer looks from you because you execute them so well.

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Style Journey said...

This is such a fun outfit! The pattern mixing is great and those shorts are so cool :)

Autumn Van Weir said...

Love the pattern mixing!! Enjoy it! This weekend may be pretty cool :(

Jessica said...

The colors work together so well in this outfit! And that pink clutch?! Be still my beating heart!

Paula said...

Ilove this <3 I love every piece of your outfit!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Love the print mixing. Long live summer wear!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Vanessa said...

This is such a fresh, fun way to take a little spin on the pattern mixing wheel! I love the purples on you!
It's 80 degrees in South Dakota, where I'm traveling right now, and I'm loving it!

laura said...

You do so well with mixing patterns. I am going to be taking notes from your posts from here on out... I would just pair that gorgeous top with some boring jeans or a solid skirt!
♥ laura

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The Closet Shopper said...

This pattern mix is delightful. Really lovely. You look beautiful.

I hate to iron as well. But since I purchased an upright steamer, it's made it much easier. And the results are WAY better than ironing. I have one similar to this one http://jcp.is/punwSx.

xo,
Tracy

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Each time I see that hot pink clutch I get so jelly!! Such a great find and bargain!

geetabix said...

How does that park bench look so good? I'm so impressed with your photography.

Qhule said...

You look AMAZING:)))
XOXO

Amber Blue Bird said...

cute breezy outfit. I am ready for the cool weather to come back. I want to break my tights out!

Lyosha said...

gorgeous! love your bag! purple and pink look amazing on you

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Kristin said...

Excellent example of pattern mixing. The similar color palettes make it look so cohesive!

Lydia Marie said...

This outfit is gorgeous! I love all the shades of pink and purple.

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TaraMixandMatch said...

I LOVE this...the patterns work amazingly together!

SassyUptownChic said...

AND it works! Love the purple in both the top and bottom. Awesome pink oversized clutch! :D Happy Tuesday!
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SassyUptownChic xoxo Kim

StyleIDnet said...

I love the mix of patterns and adore all your accessories, Clutch is gorgeous, cuff gorgeous and shades as well.
I love the way you accessorize your outfits.

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Shels415 said...

Those patterns really works well together along with your clutch!

XOXO
Shels
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Shea said...

I'd be celebrating those summer bonus days too if I lived near a beach. Sigh. Anyway, this is pattern mixing at it's best. The colors of these two patterns play off one another perfectly!!

Bella said...

It's been warm but very cloudy here lately. You gold cuff is amazing.

silvergirl said...

have we seen those shorts before?
i am loving them and the shirt you paired with them is a great combo
can't believe it is so warm still where you are. thought it would be cool by now
brett

Bonnie said...

I am loving the mixture of patterns here. The top is gorgeous, and I have never seen a skirt like this before!

P.S. I take my pictures in ghettos and scary neighborhoods because I love gritty, city, rundown feels to my pictures. It makes the photos more interesting, and it gives me some inspiration to work with. Most of St. Louis really isn't that bad. I love walking around downtown (never by myself). You just have to know the places to avoid. Even in the middle of the day, it can be kind of creepy.

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Mochachocolata Rita said...

always love the pattern of that top...and the colors on the skirt are so pretty!

carol-ine said...

Oh! That blouse looks great on you. I believe I saw it Gap and passed on it. And now seeing it makes me wish I bought it.

this free bird said...

perfect.print.mixing.

Jess said...

LOVE the mix of patterns...so much fun! Glad I found your blog. :)

Jess
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Jess said...

Love those shorts! You always find the best stuff at TJ Maxx.

DaniellaBella said...

You are the queen of putting pretty colours together! And I love that "HELLLLOOOO" picture with the glasses! Brilliant!

Alex Elizabeth said...

Um, did you just go to the Mediterranean? Because it totally looks like you're in Italy or Greece (the trees! and maybe rocky coastline too).

This pattern mixing is awesome! I missed shorts and blazer weather :( So sad.

Wander.Lust said...

love the mixture of prints!