4.16.2013

I see a pattern...

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Some of my biggest outfit inspirations come from fellow vintage bloggers. Whenever I feel in a "wearing the same thing over and over" rut, I look to them for something new. This week Annie Pancake and Johanna Ost  have especially caught my eye. Both girls mix patterns so well, and in unexpected ways. I know I'm not shy of color, but I always feel if I have a pattern a solid needs to go with it. 

Not so. 

Rather than standing at my closet door and eyeing an outfit, I'm starting to pull pieces, as silly as they seem together at first, they usually look so refreshing. 

Blouse-J.Crew

Skirt-Estate Sale

Sunglasses-Anthropologie

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37 comments:

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

Beautiful photos! And you look so lovely! Very fun use of modern gingham and vintage!

esme and the laneway said...

So so gorgeous!

MarieBayArea said...

I love the mix of patterns. You're right. Refreshing indeed.

Helen Le Caplain said...

Lovely fresh colours and pattern combinations - very nice!

www.mancunianvintage.com

Jamie Rose said...

These patterns look perfect paired together! I think the geometric print paired with the more natural florals really works. Your sunglasses are pretty awesome too!

Helen Mae said...

This outfit looks great, I never would have thought of putting the two items together but it works really well.

Immortality Passion said...

Love this mint color, and patterns are so nice.

Incendiary Blonde said...

Love this look!

The Boyer Family said...

Those colors are fabulous together. I want every piece of that outfit!!! Your skirt is to die for! <3 <3
Mixing patterns is a good thing, though a challenge to get it to look right. You pulled it off fabulously!

-Charlotte
boyerfamilysingers.blogspot.com

art deco dame said...

Looks so cute!I wouldn't of thought to pair them together but it definitely works.Great photos!

Q's Daydream said...

Gahhh! I love!! I can't wait to bare my belly again ;)

Frocks and Frivolities said...

Your hair looks so great! I keep seeing all of these beautiful shorter styles and I am so close to ready to chop mine...trouble is it has take me so long to get it this long, and lets face it I am not getting any younger. LOL dilemmas!

Sue said...

Ooh, I'm in love with that skirt. You have the best estate sale finds!

Kristian said...

You always look amazing, and your short hair is just making everything look so summery!

That shirt is great.

DISOWNED said...

Such an adorable retro outfit! Love this look!

<3 dani
www.shopdisowned.com
http://disownedclothing.blogspot.com

Viola said...

I like this outfit! Consider me inspired! I tend to shy away from mixing prints too. And I love the haircut ;)

--Viola

Fräulein CRC said...

You look like Doris Mayday. GREAT <3

Kristel Klear said...

Great outfit! Love the skirt. Will.try.mixing.patterns.as.well. Thanks for the inspiration

RosellettRed said...

Love the outfit! I also have a quick question...do you have a favorite 'every day' lipstick? I've been looking for something...perhaps in a pink...that isn't too 'fake' looking but still adds a dash of color.

Thanks!

~Gillian
youngyankeelady.blogspot.com

Teresa said...

Such a great mix of patterns and I adore blue and brown together.

Mabel said...

I love mixing patterns. There's a complexity to it that can be hard to pull off and sometimes I wind up looking like a maniac when I do it. But you look awesome and I love your skirt.

Mabel
Mabel Cooks

Charlotte said...

What an adorable combination!! The photos are beautiful.
Have a good day! =]

taraophotos said...

You are too gorgeous!

xoxo,
Tara O.
taraophotos dot com

Amia said...

Love your outfit and I have to say that your hair looks fabulous!
http://teapotsandbelles.blogspot.com/

AhkaVintage said...

Gorgeously stunning! I love the blue and brown together.
www.ahkavintage.com

Danielle Valenzuela said...

I absolutely love this outfit!!!! The color is so beautiful!

ChatterBlossom said...

Fantastic mix of the gingham in that color with the skirt. How refreshing!
-Jamie
ChatterBlossom

luckylucille said...

Oooo well put together! I love that color aqua, and I really thing you could pair classic gingham with just about anything. Super, super cute! Looking gorgeous as always.

The Boyer Family said...

We just awarded you with the "Very Inspiring Blogger Award" over at our blog! :)

You can view it here: http://boyerfamilysingers.blogspot.com/2013/04/very-inspiring-blogger-award.html

Jessica Cangiano said...

This is sweet, charming pattern mixing at its very loveliest. Gorgeous warm weather ensemble, dear Solanah.

♥ Jessica

Eva-Lynn said...

Amazing! x

fashionistainthedark.blogspot.com

Romina G. said...

Your haircut looks amazing.

Jordan Randolph said...

This is just fantastic. The colors and patterns are beautiful! It's 11:40 PM, and this outfit makes me want to get dressed right now!

Jordan
http://jordansvintagekitchen.blogspot.com

justicepirate.com said...

Beauty Queen Dream!
Amazing.
+Victoria+

the dusky jewel vintage said...

You're so pretty!

Maria U said...

I LOVE the skirt!!

Miriam said...

I can see how you've taken inspiration from Johanna -it looks great! That brown and turqoise suits you perfectly and the mix of gingham and that flowery/novelty print works super well. I love patterns, so I always appreciate seeing it combined in such good ways!