I usually hesitant to combine patterns and have mostly been a rather matchy-matchy dresser my entire life. But I’m feeling more daring in my old age (see here, here, and here) and decided to give pattern mixing a whirl.
I started with a two-year-old H & M floral scoop neck, cap-sleeved top with ruching on the sleeves.
Then I paired it with these Banana Republic slacks that I have been wearing lots lately. They used to be too tight for me, but I’ve lost a little weight and now they couldn’t fit any better.
I pulled an old hot pink trench out of the closet that I bought over ten years ago. Some days I think I am too old to wear such a bright color, other days I think it’s perfectly acceptable. Thoughts on bright colors for the middle aged?
To add a little more pattern, I threw in some polka dots by way of Tori’s umbrella she let me borrow.
For jewelry, I chose the simple route. I didn’t want anyone’s head to spin from my already busy outfit. I opted for diamond stud earrings and a faux diamond encrusted heart pendant on a white gold chain.
|I used my Salma Hayek styling products for the first time.
I think I like them!
This pendant was a great deal, found in the most unexpected place….
$9.99 at Longs Drugs (now CVS)! Doesn’t it look like real diamond pave?
On my feet, I wore these newly purchased short boots by Walking Cradles. They were just $52.00, marked down from $129.00.
They aren’t the most chic looking boot, but boy, are they comfortable! And perfect for work.
Are you a pattern mixer?
If so, what patterns do you mix?
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