Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WIWW - Pattern Mixing Edition

Mere days ago, the high temperature was about 70 degrees.  Yesterday it was about 90 before I had even made lunch and Friday is supposed to barely surpass 60 degrees.  How on earth am I supposed to dress for this stuff?

(P.S.  If you are a member of my iMoms group at church who came here to check out the website of your crazy group leader, please know that I don't just post about my clothes all the time.  It's just a Wednesday thing I like to do.  I recommend you start with the About Us and Faith tabs at the top and then explore from there.  I swear, I spend most of my days in yoga pants.)

Earrings - Kendra Scott (gift), Striped top - Stitch Fix, White tank top - Target, Bracelet - Stitch Fix, Polka Dot pants - Target, Shoes - Payless (old)

See, this is exactly what I'm talking about.  Too warm for pants, but too cool for shorts.  Just enough wind that I needed to keep the arms from getting all goose-bumpy so I went with a tank top and a sheer layering top that I got in my last Stitch Fix box.  Stripes with polka dots?  Why not?!

 Striped top - LOFT, Jeans - Maurices, Shoes - Payless (old), Necklace - Lisa Leonard Designs

Coral stripes are apparently a thing with me.  This is a completely different outfit, but it's like the colder weather version of the first one. I have a real love affair going with 3/4 sleeve lengths.  They are awesome when it comes to these ridiculous temperatures.

 Zig Zag Top - Stitch Fix, Hudson Jeans - Nordstrom Rack, Sandals - Target

This is one of those outfits where I felt like I gave it the old college try, but I'm really not sure if it worked our not.  I think it's the sandals that bugged me.  Too teal?  To loopy when paired with the zig zags?  Honestly, I'm at a loss when it comes to what's wrong here, but I know that something is off with this ensemble.  I doubt I'll wear this combo again.


I know you can only see my top in this photo, but I completely forgot to take a full on outfit photo on Haircut Day, so this will just have to suffice.  I wore this embroidered tank from Old Navy with the same Hudson jeans (now with the massive rip in the knee) you see above and topped it all off with a sassy new haircut and flat iron job courtesy of my lovely stylist, Haley.  It's my favorite part of Haircut Day!  :)

Here's to hoping you have a fantastic Wednesday!  Make sure you check in over at The Pleated Poppy for plenty of women who know way more about dressing themselves than I do.

Linking up once again over at The Pleated Poppy for some amazing fashion inspiration!



7 comments:

  1. I almost bought those polka dot pants from Target and now I'm sorry that I didn't! Love the stripe top that you paired them with.

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    1. They've been a lot of fun! I wear them with a lot of different tops. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  2. your outfits are great and you certainly are keeping that fit figure so well! What's your secret?

    Come check out this single mom I'm featuring and I'd love love LOVE it if you'd be so kind to like her fb page?

    http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2013/09/just-like-so.html

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    1. No secret, Traci. Actually, I've been letting myself creep up a little bit in the weight department and I've been noticing my clothes not fitting as well as I would like. You're very nice to say so though!!

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  3. ps: I've been tempted so many times to buy those polka dotted jeans from Target!

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  4. I'm thinking the issue with the "zig-zag" outfit is that you have a a dark wash pair of jeans on with a predominantly dark color top. Wearing a bright color on the bottom throws the symmetry of the outfit off. Those sandals in black would work or maybe trying to incorporate something that matches the sandals up top (scarf/bandana) might do the trick as well.

    My honest opinion though, the zig-zag top doesn't compliment you that well. Either the cut of it or the way the zig-zag patterns distorts the cut doesn't do you justice. Your other tops compliment your nice figure, the zig-zag top looks like something that is just draped over you.

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    1. That must be why I liked the top better when I wore it with the bright blue skinnies I got in my last Stitch Fix! Sometimes I wear it with a belt to define the waist a little bit more, but when I'm having a "fat day" this top does a good job covering it up. :)

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