Outfit of the Day

Mixing & Matching Patterns

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Mixing and matching patterns for today’s Outfit of the Day

I wasn’t sure about this outfit at first. I usually don’t mix & match patterns but today I strayed a little out of my comfort zone. Of course, this outfit is still pretty conservative in terms of the patterns I chose to wear together but I’d normally pair a tribal patterned skirt with a solid top so snake print & tribal pattern are not my typical go-to.

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Thrift store finds: vintage skirt from Bianca Nygard & unknown brand snake-print ruched top.

I’m happy with the way the outfit turned out! I really wanted to wear my comfortable snake-print Clarks shoes so that was likely a large part of why I chose to wear the snake print top. Those two pair well. And, the office crowd seemed to like it since I got a few compliments today.

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Pretty, huh? Clarks d’orsay cork wedges

This skirt was a secondhand purchase, naturally. I can’t remember how much I paid for it but it wouldn’t have been more than $10. It’s made by a lovely Canadian brand based in Manitoba called Bianca Nygard. I have a few of her pieces and though they are old, they’ve stood up to many dry cleanings and they’ve aged well in terms of the style. When does a piece of clothing get classified as vintage? Clothing has a much shorter lifespan than a car, for example. 15 years? 20? Certainly an unworn/unused piece can last much longer but I’m going to call this piece vintage at over 15 years old. Hah! Now that I’ve revealed its age, what do you think?

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Can’t help but stare at those cute shoes.

This skirt was ahead of its time! It’s a midi-length skirt before midi-length was a hot trend. As I said, I’d normally pair this with a solid top–maybe cream or a contrasting color like turquoise or hot pink–but today I went with this snake-print top. Again, another secondhand find. This one came without tags so it was super cheap ($2, maybe?). I like the strange ruching at the neck on this top. Poor thing gets buried in my closet pretty often but whenever I pull it out, I’m reminded how much I love the cut on this piece.

 

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I love the pattern on this midi-skirt!

And these cute shoes were my motivating factor in wearing all these patterns together. These Clarks cork wedge heels have such a cute d’orsay cut (one of my favs, as you’ve likely gathered by now) and I love the dainty closure at my ankle (another fav). To top it off, they’ve got a gorgeous faux snake-print leather toe. They’re really comfortable and I remember them being super affordable. I ordered them online (these I bought new) and I remember hoping and praying they’d fit because I loved them so much from the picture online and the price was amazing ($30).

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Dewy skin & rosy cheeks. I’m wearing MAC’s Studio Fix fluid foundation & NARS’ Orgasm blush.

What do you think of this little beaded necklace? It’s a little looser than a choker but still hugs the neckline. I love chokers but I find them hard to wear. As their name implies, I feel choked so I often take them off mid-day, maybe earlier, which defeats the purpose of wearing a necklace for the day.

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Eyes courtesy of the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette. The color Bellini is like the perfect mauvey brown.

I’ve been getting requests from my Instagram followers to post more #FaceOfTheDay looks. A make up lover is never shy to show off her #MakeupOfTheDay! Keep those requests coming in–I love hearing from my followers.

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I wore my hair in a really lazy high bun today. Yeah…it needs a washing.
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I’m wearing MAC’s Cream in my Coffee lipstick here. The perfect nude!

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7 thoughts on “Mixing & Matching Patterns

  1. Your make up is indeed beautiful and I agree with your Instagram followers: Do post more #FaceOfTheDay looks. And don’t hesitate to mix and match your clothing, especially with leopard or snake print as they are neutrals. I have wrote many posts on the subject on my blog, you might like to read them. I’m also a vintage lover. Nice reading you. Let’s stay in touch. Here’s two links for you:
    https://3cstyle.com/2016/08/11/even-frogs-love-to-mix-and-match/
    https://3cstyle.com/2016/08/04/is-vintage-the-new-chic/

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      1. OMG small world. How long have you been in LA? I have study there a long time ago. I am also a big vintage clothing fan. I like to mix vintage pieces with contemporary items for a more modern look. Speak French Sarah? Let’s keep in touch.

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      2. Small world indeed! I’ve been living in LA for about 3 years now. I love mixing and matching old + new! Yes, I speak French with a very anglo accent. I lived in Montreal for most of my life before moving to LA. Great to meet you 🙂

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      3. Great! I’ll look for you Sarah. I found you with the help of The Mighty Mumford who repost one of your post. He had done it for me too. He’s a great source to find interesting bloggers. Speak to you soon I hope. -Dominique

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