What I Wore: For Good Living

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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What I Wore: Shirt (Popbasic), Skirt (thrifted; Similar Here), Shoes (Old Navy), Necklace (Similar Here)

Pattern mixing can be tricky business- at least for me, it is. And though florals and stripes seem to be every bloggers bread and butter, it felt a bit intimidating, a bit much,  you know. But what the heck, I thought, go for it! What are your tips for pattern mixing? 

So this is what I wore on an unexpectedly cool day when we went to the Farmer's Market in Billings, though, obviously, the photos don't show a market. Too crowded for photos! We do have farmer's markets closer to home, but they are generally less than twenty stalls and this one sprawls out over five (shortish) blocks. The local businesses were also having their "crazy days" sales with wares out on the sidewalk to look at too. We didn't buy anything, but it is fun to wander the stalls, looking at the fresh flowers and more exotic sounding vegetables. They've little red wagons that are free to borrow, so people pile their toddlers in, and pull it round the market, which is very charming. There's a man who makes balloon animals, several street musicians and people with dogs all around too. Quintessential good living and all that. We were thinking we might take our own two dogs with next time, though it could all be a bit overwhelming. Might "warm them up" to the idea by practicing on the smaller farmers' markets first! 


  1. I love this combo! I got really excited as I scrolled down and saw the bright floral skit with this top! Something I think about with pattern mixing, is having one piece where the base is darker and the other with a lighter color to give it more contrast. Stripes go with EVERYTHING! :)

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  2. That farmer's market sounds like a blast! And you're making me want blonde hair!!


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  3. Ooh, I think this is my new favorite outfit of yours! I've always loved this skirt, but it just looks like perfection with the stripes and the necklace. And farmer's markets are the best!


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  4. This is so perfect. Truly! You did a fantastic job! That skirt is so amazing <333

    - Anna


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  5. You matched it like a pro! :) I really love the skirt!


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  6. Love the floral skirt and stripes combination! You look absolutely gorgeous and chic!


    xo Jess

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  7. Oooh, Farmers Markets are so fun! But glad you took a minute to snap some photos of your very cute color and pattern mixing. Pattern mixing really is difficult. I always feel like my outfit is too busy with it on, lol.

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  8. I think stripes and florals are meant to be together....and your pairing is vibrant and lovely. I always love mixing tiny more sparse or subtle floral prints with larger, bolder ones too. What pretty landscape too!

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  9. I will NEVER get tired of this skirt, it's so pretty on you! I think you did a wonderful job mixing prints. I love the stripe/floral combo.

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  10. This skirt is such a Kristian classic.

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  11. This outfit is totally spot on for a farmer's market! I struggle with mixing prints as well, but this combo is perfect, especially for wandering around market stalls. :D

    Idealism never goes out of fashion

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  12. Love and love your outfit, you are the only one who caught my eye on Bloglovin


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  13. aww the image of little kids in red wagons is SUPER charming- you can't get any more summery than that. and i think you did a fine job with print mixing here! though i agree, sometimes it can feel a little too intimidating and eye catching. My usual rule of thumb is too have one big print and one small one- that way it seems balanced :)

    xo marlen
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    1. I like that rule of large to small prints. A good balance (like your dotted and floral number from a few days ago!)


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