Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pattern Play

Hi Everyone!  Today I'm putting my best foot forward with a little pattern mixing for Marionberry Style's trend of the month link-up! It's no secret I love to mix and match and play with color and pattern, so I am super excited about today's post.  For this outfit I am combining elements old and new (cannot get enough of this J. Crew Big Shot Dot Skirt) and using some of my favorite colors.  This outfit just makes me really happy!  PS--May I just say that I think Most Wonderful Man in the World is a pretty awesome photographer? 


Top (dress worn as top): Mr. Blackwell (belonged to my Grandmother). Skirt: J. Crew (now on Sale). Shoes: Belonged to my Great-Grandmother. Sunglasses: Blinde, here's a similar pair. Clutch: Coach (old), but here's one I love or here for a little shiny. Earrings: Belonged to my Grandmother. Bracelets: Pink are Bakelite from summerbird and white (old) from Luna.  Bracelets: Stella & Dot and my Grandmother's. Rings: BCBG (old), Tiffany and Custom by Diamonds Direct.






For the love of mixing and matching in great style,
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading!!  xx-Whitley

41 comments:

  1. Whitley, what a fabulous pairing! That top (dress) is so beautiful, and is a perfect match for that gorgeous skirt! Great photos too!

    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. Jenny... I'm a little behind on correspondence. Thank you so much for this, and in all honesty, I thought of you styling and wearing this one ;). xx

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  2. Lovely pattern mixing! That polka dot skirt is so pretty!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  3. I just have to say, you know you are the real deal when you can rock your Great Grandmother's shoes. Just sayin'

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    1. Cheryl, thanks so much for this, and it means a lot coming from someone who has the same appreciation for vintage and family. Glad you are digging the look! ;)

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  4. Pretty Outfit! Just found your blog through Marion's pattern mixing challenge. I just picked up this skirt and you've just given an idea on how to pair it.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Hi Alice!! I'm a little behind on correspondence... eeek! Thanks so much for stopping over by way of Marionberry Style! Don't you just love the skirt?! It's actually laid out on my bed right now waiting to be styled again! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! Best, Whitley

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  5. Great pattern mixing! I have yet to master the art.

    Cheers.

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    1. Camille, thanks lady! And, it was great seeing you this past weekend! Hope to see you again soon!! xo

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  6. Gurrrrllll - LOVE the pattern mixing, and you already know how I feel about your vintage collection - insanely jealous. I don't have a problem admitting it.

    Mwah!
    Shan

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    1. Hello my dear... I'm a little behind on correspondence.... Thanks for sharing your problems. I like hearing any and all fashion problems, especially the old (vintage) ones ;).

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  7. Whitley, Love the pattern mixing! You look beautiful! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for such sweet comments! I really do appreciate it!

    xx Amy


    Leopard and Lillies

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  8. This is a very lovely pattern mix....so chic!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  9. This is a great pairing - unexpected and awesome! You look fabulous and greetings from Atlanta! ;-)

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    1. Mary Ann, Hello! Thanks so much for stopping over from Atlanta for a visit! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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  10. I would never think to pair floral with the dots, but it looks great and the color combo is awesome too down to the bracelets!

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    1. Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun with this outfit :)

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  11. Love this pattern play! It jus works so well. And that skirt is just amazing. You styled it perfectly!

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    1. Lindsay,
      Thanks so much for this! I'm glad you like the styling!

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  12. Gorgeous outfit... and I love it even more that you are wearing items from your relatives! So awesome!
    xx
    Here&Now

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    1. Jessica,

      Thanks so much for visiting the Queen City Style and for taking the time to comment! I hope you will visit again! Best, Whitley

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    1. Thanks, Emily! And, thanks for taking the time to comment. :)

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  14. Super cute mix! Love the skirt :)
    xo K
    www.lilieslattesandlace.com

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  15. What an amazing skirt. Love how you rocked this look. Real classy. Also, great job on the prints pairing here. Nicely executed. ;)

    You Like It? I Made It!
    http://youlikeitimadeit.blogspot.com/

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    1. Rejina,

      Thank you so much for this. I really had a lot of fun putting this outfit together, and all your kind words are much appreciated!! Whitley

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  16. Hi Whitley! We are loving your blog! You have such a great, classic style with a pinch of modern fun. Wish we could borrow your polka dot skirt! :)
    ~L&W
    www.thedoubletakegirls.com

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    1. Hi Ladies! Thanks for stopping over, taking the time to comment and for "loving" the Queen City Style!.. I'm getting a lot of use out of this skirt.... go getcha one! :).

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  17. you look so gorgeous in this mixed prints look :) that skirt is adorable!

    Chioma
    C’s Evolution of Style

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    1. Chioma--thanks girl!! And, thanks for taking the time to comment!

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  18. What a beautiful combination...love the polka dot skirt, and yes, the photography is wonderful!! Happy weekend ~

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    1. Thank you so much, and I will pass along the kind photo words to my husband! :)

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  19. Love the outfit and all the items from your family make it even more special. Loves those spectators!

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    1. Hello! Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to comment! I had a lot of fun with this outfit, so thanks for liking it too! :)

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  20. HI! I just came across your blog! I like your posts, very nice style. Just started following.

    www.theluxuryrehab.com

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    1. Ilse, Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by, taking the time to comment and for following!! Going to visit you now :).

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  21. You look elegant - love your top !!

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