Monday, January 17, 2011

{ love the look } Mix It Up

It's entirely too easy to reach for an all-black ensemble for humdrum Monday workdays. But a strategic mix of patterns can be equally chic in a casual office. Start with a billowy polka dot top tucked into a patterned skirt. A bold bangle bracelet complements such a confident pairing.
  1. Office Party Top, ModCloth, $84.99
  2. Polka Dot Cotton and Silk Top, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, $390
  3. Dot it Down Top, ModCloth, $49.99
  4. Striped Cotton Jersey Skirt, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, $290
  5. Printed Tulip Skirt, Vionnet, $1,745 $523.50
  6. Tie Waist Skirt, French Connection, $88
  7. Painted Enamel Bracelet, Kenneth Jay Lane, $75 $30
  8. Enamel Bangle, Topshop, $20
  9. Sandpiper Bangle, Kate Spade, $42

33 comments:

  1. I LOVE IT!!!!
    Actually I was planning to wear my leopard print top with my polka dot pants for tomorrow :), def LOVE LOVE LOVE print mixing :)

    Enjoy your day dear
    Jemina
    xoxo

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  2. I love print mixing too and am always so inspired by your posts like this. You have such a great eye for coordinating... I'll bet you're amazing at interior decorating as well!

    Jen

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  3. this is something i unfortunately haven't tried yet because i keep chickening out. but now you inspired me with the black and white thing going on!

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  4. A polkadot blouse has been on my wishlist for so long, but I've yet to find the perfect one!! The office party top was ALMOST the one I went for, but I couldn't tell how it would fit. So cute though!

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  5. Ooh, I love this idea but was a too nervous to attempt it -- thank you for making it a little less intimidating! Love the skirts you picked out, too. Hope you have a lovely Monday!

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  6. I really like the black and white polka dots....happy new week darling....love Ria....

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  7. Holy moly. I keep coming to your posts thinking you've exhausted the supply of pretty clothes and you keep proving me wrong. I love these skirts. Love, love, love.

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  8. Wow, adorable moodboard. I need to get more gutsy and mix patterns more. It's such a good look (if you do it right, which is probably my problem!) :)

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  9. i love the first blouse.so chic!

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  10. Im all about pattern mixing...and totally addicted to polka dots..they are just sooo fun!! Great pieces here:)

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  11. I love the tops! I could really use # 1 & 3!

    Have a great day!

    Susan

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  12. LOVE black and white prints mixed together. Always looks great - even if you don't put much thought into it! These are gorgeous picks!

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  13. I am really fighting the urge to run out and buy a polka dot top...

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  14. This is a look I have desperately wanting to try out!! Oh how I wish that middle skirt wasn't as expensive!

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  15. I absolutely love the idea of combining polkadots and another pattern. Hmm my brain is stewing up ideas. THANKS!

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  16. I absolutely love polka dots, such a great alternative to basic black. Fantastic picks as always Jess!

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  17. i love pattern mixing! these are all great picks!

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  18. Thanks for the great outfit ideas! I have a polka-dot top I haven't worn in awhile. I just might have to wear it this week with a patterned skirt!!!

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  19. #3 totally rocks my world. So pretty!

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  20. I will take it all. I need a little black and white and a little polka dot in my life.


    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

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  21. I am so glad I am not the only one who loves polka dots with patterns!!!! My work outfit last Monday was exactly this: a polka dot top and a patterned skirt! Loved every moment of wearing it too!!! =)


    Thank you for the birthday wishes. I can't get over the Warehouse clutch you included in a set last week. I'm considering making that my present.. :)

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  22. Why is that I love The Most Expensive Skirt?
    why?
    But your pattern mixing is wonderful, and is always a good way to make a bold statement with simple neutrals.

    Chic on the Cheap

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  23. Oh how I LOVE that polka dot blouse from ModCloth! Just perfect! xoxo

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  24. Great selection of prints to mix - I do love a billowy polka dot blouse. I LOVE skirt no. 5 - trust it to be the most expensive!!

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  25. I love polka dots and these blouses are gorgeous! thanks for sharing these finds! xo

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  26. i love the first top...

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