Wednesday, August 17, 2011

21DC Day 3: Mixing Patterns

I really loved this challenge - except it is so hard to decide when pattern mixing opens up so many possibilities! I actually initially tried on this outfit...

But then I decided that it was a little too easy (I think I may have even worn that combo before) and I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone a bit and branch out from yellow (seriously, what is with all my yellow lately?). So I did some more digging and came up with this...

I never would've put these two together before, but I'm kind of loving it. I think this has been my favorite challenge thus far because it's me think of pieces in a new light. It makes my wardrobe seem a whole lot bigger!

(Uh also...these were obviously my self-photo attempts. Seriously, how do others do it? And Dan took the nice camera with him today, so this was shot with the four-year-old one. Classy.)

Also, I can't decide if I like it with or without the headband...the overachiever in me likes the 3rd pattern, but my pragmatic side thinks it's maybe too much...

Shirt: Forever 21
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Heels: Payless
Pearl necklace: Forever 21
Pearl earrings: Shabby Apple
Headband: old

4 comments:

Becca said...

I'm pretty sure I have worn that very skirt before. Did I borrow that from you once? Or maybe Missy has it? I don't remember.

Jamie said...

I think you did an awesome job mixing patterns. That last skirt is especially lovely.

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Love the colors together! They are fabulous.

natalie said...

Wait a second, Bobby Pin Natalie, you know Preethi?

Wow. Small world. :)

~nat kelly (from fmh)

Preethi, you are a goddess, as always.