Saturday, July 20, 2013

Stylish Sundays: Pattern Mixing

Or Baby I'm A Firework


First do you like the way I've changed my titles? Making the Or a subtitle rather than part of the main title. Do you like it or should I go back to the way I was doing it before?

Secondly this outfit is what I wore to my Sister-In-Law/Bestie/Sister/One third of the best group of friends that ever existed T's house when she and her man C grilled out and had some super dangerous fireworks. Seriously, the phrase "At least no one got burned this year" was uttered several times. I'm teasing, it was a beautiful show and I'm looking forward to next year.

I wore:

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Boyfriend Button down from Madewell tied in a knot at the last button, GAP Skimmer Jeans in yellow Polka Dot and Blue Leather Ballet Flats also from GAP.

 

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My Hair is tossed up in the laziest messy bun I've ever done with my bangs pinned back. I was having a very rare bad hair day.
On My Face: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, Nars Concealer, Nars Deep Throat, Benefit Girl Meets Pearl, Chanel Mascara Sample, YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in #4 Succulent Pomegranate.

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Close up of the accessories; H&M Necklace worn as a bracelet, ColourMe.com necklace with the chain shortened using a safety pin and a close up of my shoes, which I absolutely adore.

I was actually really surprised by this outfit, it's much more colorful than I would normally wear. Usually I'd just do one statement piece in an outfit and that would be it, but I recently saw this post by Hanna Lei who is a blogger I'm absolutely obsessed with right now, and was inspired by her pairing of printed colored jeans with a graphic tee. Obviously the two outfits are very different, but that just shows you can take inspiration from anywhere.

It was really comfortable to wear and I felt great in it. It helped that this shirt is one of my husbands favorite shirts on me. He likes it enough that he remembers where we bought it, and if I say I don't know what to wear his answer is immediately wear that Madewell shirt. He's also the one that picked it out. I don't know if he just randomly spotted it, or if was bored and flipping through the racks, but I'm really happy he found it, because it was on sale, during one of their extra percent off of sale items sales and I think we only paid $6 for it. The jeans were really comfortable, but the best part was the shoes. They were comfortable right from the first wear, no breaking in time which is amazing.

Bonus Note: I'm doing the 30 day ab challenge with Amanda of Living In Another Language