Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Black and White and Red - Patterns-a-Gogo

I love mixing patterns and textures - I'm pretty new at the pattern mixing, though, so I'm sticking to "safe" colours, like these:
The jacket has a tone-on-tone polka dot pattern, the blouse is sort of a paisley, the skirt is of course houndstooth, and the hose are micro-fishnets. Woo!

The stuff:
A nice close-up of the blouse pattern - I got the blouse last week while out shopping with Cat. My old red shoes, red belt, Grandma J's necklace, a funky silver and red ring, and my white dangly earrings. It seems like a lot of red, but I like it with the black and white.

Jacket (Jacob suit, consignment), blouse (Talbot's, consignment), skirt (Nygard Petites, consignment), belt (Plum), shoes (Nine West), earrings (Gracie Rose), ring (Mexican, Oscar & Libby's), necklace (vintage 50s?, Grandma J).


  1. OMGosh, this is sooooooo unbelievably gorgeous!!! This is one of my most favorite outfits EVER.

  2. I wish I could wear pencil skirts like you - you have the look down to a tee.
    Love it.

  3. That is truly the perfect houndstooth skirt.

  4. You're like the punchline to that old newspaper joke, but pretty! :-)

  5. So classic. I love the print on the shirt very cool.

  6. Thanks, FA! This is one of my favourite looks.

    Jane, why can't you? I love pencil skirts. Thank you!

    Thanks, Sal! It's a classic.

    Wendy, I always wanted to be a pretty punchline.

    Thanks, Alison, yeah, I love the shirt.

  7. That blouse is so pretty! I hope we see more it the next time you wear it. Love it with the houndstooth.

  8. Thanks so much, Kristen! I will change it up in the next outfit, but it's sleeveless, so not likely to have it without a jacket for a few months.


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