Mixing Prints

Pair 1: Madewell City Storyteller Scarf, Boy. Band of Outsiders Striped Cotton-blend Top, Citizens Avedon Skinnies
Pair 2: Rachel Comey Candela Blouse (dress here), Old Navy Jersey Pencil Skirt, KJL 22k Gold-plated Resin Necklace

I have been looking forward to this post all week!  Probably because it takes far less guts to blog about it than it does to wear it.  I'm learning to treat stripes as a basic backdrop for any print to accompany but the plaid + leopard is something I have yet to try.  With winter comes layers and the perfect opportunity to work this trend into your daily routine.  Are you feeling it or "luving from afar?"

p.s. Please click over to Bright Bold & Beautiful to see all that I'm thankful for this season!

Style images found on: Cheetah Is The New Black, Glitter Guide, Pinterest


  1. L.A. in the bayNov 17, 2011 09:26 PM
    love the looks you put together, so fun
  2. Ohh the stripes and floral combo is my favorite.

    I really like your sense of style and your interior design posts. :) Following you now
  3. ashley @ a {little} dash of ashNov 17, 2011 09:36 PM
    love your looks!! :) especially plaid and leopard!
  4. AshlynNov 17, 2011 11:16 PM
    LOVE all your looks!!!
    the plaid & leapard is my fav.
    & i really like that floral top w. the striped skirt!

    have a great weekend.
    xoxo. ashlyn
  5. MaeNov 18, 2011 05:08 AM
    Found you through Friday's Fancies...so glad I did! Love your blog. Following now
    And love these pattern mixing options. I never would have thought of plaid & leopard. Let's see if I'm bold enough to try it.
  6. Laura TreveyNov 18, 2011 05:26 AM
    Hi Melissa!

    I love the nautical look, so the striped shirt and jeans are right up my alley! Thanks again for such a lovely guest post today ~ you have a lot to be thankful for ~ glad to have found your blog.

    xoxo Laura
  7. ajNov 18, 2011 06:43 AM
    Great looks! And great design!!

  8. Jaclyn KayeNov 18, 2011 08:37 AM
    Great looks!!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    A Day in the Life and Mind...
  9. KrystinaNov 18, 2011 08:43 AM
    Ooooo!! Im loving the stripes and print scarf! Note to self- buy a fun scarf! Loving your post!
  10. Grace - Stripes and SequinsNov 18, 2011 10:36 AM
    I love this post and am obsessed with mixing patterns. My favorite is the stripes with the scarf... gorgeous! Of course now I'm wishing that I bought a scarf at Hermes when we were in Paris, (bought a bangle instead...) will be on the lookout for a more affordable version!
  11. christinNov 18, 2011 10:40 AM
    LOVE all of these. I definitely need to step up my mixing/matching game.
  12. Meg {henninglove}Nov 18, 2011 10:41 AM
    i love all the looks!! hard to pick my favorite because each of them are so awesome
  13. Miss LindsayNov 18, 2011 10:59 AM
    I love all of these looks - and I know you could pull them off!
  14. Leeann @ Join the GossipNov 18, 2011 11:59 AM
    Very cute! I never have the guts to try these looks out but I do admire those who can pull them off :)
  15. aliciaNov 18, 2011 09:35 PM
    very cute! love your ideas.
  16. HAUTE WIFENov 18, 2011 10:13 PM
    The plaid and leopard are quite lovely together.

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  17. Kate @ DaffodilsNov 18, 2011 10:22 PM
    look this look! I bet you could pull it off with ease. New Follower :)
  18. JessNov 19, 2011 12:24 PM
    Cute! I love that first look!
  19. Tamara NicoleNov 19, 2011 06:45 PM
    Fun outfits! I just rocked a striped sequin black dress, and lace ankle boots. Kind of clashing? Lol great post.
  20. Shanel矇Nov 20, 2011 04:03 PM
    i love love all three of these! And actually have already worn that last plaid and leopard outfit to a T! Will be posting it this week=)