Wednesday's Wardrobe: I Sense a Pattern

In the P.B. era aka Pre-Blogging I was unaware of the holes in my wardrobe. While I love patterned pillows, towels and table runners, patterned clothing has always intimidated me.  Sure, I own several patterned dresses but separates are few and far between. And when pattern-mixing got trendy I shuddered, gasped and cringed a little...and slowly I got intrigued.  I am slowly resolving my pattern issues with a wonderful therapist known as Pinterest.  Here is what we've been working on together.

This shirt was featured in my packing post for Sage. When I was in NYC a few weekends ago I popped into Uniqlo hoping it would still be there, and it was. Booya! I stepped out of my mix-adverse box and paired this striped top with a polka dot skirt.  Sorry for looking so asleep in these, it was early.  
Shirt - Uniqlo, Tank - UnderArmour, Skirt/Belt - Original Penguin, Shoes - Sofft, Pearls/Earrings - Gifts, Bracelet - Eden Hand Arts


I got this top a few weeks ago and love its swirly colors, tie front and subtle hi-lo hemline. I paired it with a faux wrap skirt, aqua tank and accessories and my favorite yellow sandals for work last week.
Top - Marshall's, Tank - Old Navy, Skirt - Ann Taylor Loft, Shoes -Nine West, Necklace/Earrings - Gifts, Bracelet - St. Lucia

I think I'm making progress, I've admitted my fashion fear and attempting to work through it. Baby steps folks! 

Is there a trend, item of clothing or pattern that you are fearful of? I'd love to know! 


Tiffany said...

LOVE your yellow shoes! So cute!


Imogen said...

I love these patterns together in your first set of photos. It works so well. I agree with you though; I find it hard with patterned items unless it is a dress (or a floral skirt which I wear with a plain top). I love the top in your second photos too. The pattern is so cool. What am I fearful of, fashion wise? Probably the colour orange. I just don't know how to make it work.

Sarah Stright said...

I tend to stay away from patterns too, not on purpose but it always seems that I'm drawn to solids- unless of course it's a stripe. I love me some stripes :) I love the top in the second set of photos!

Laura Go said...

I hear you on that, Cara! I am still super intimidated by patterns. I love polka dots and stripes, sure, but anything else? ehhhh I'm still wary! ;)

LOVE the first outfit!

♥ laura
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Hannah @ Tattoos and Pearls said...

Acceptance is the first step to recovery! :) Ha! I love that peplum top! It would be so cute paired with a pair of skinny jeans and heels too.

Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

Annie said...

Love the pattern mixing in the first outfit, and those yellow shoes are fabulous!

The Other Side of Gray

Courtney Erin said...

I've always been a little scared of patterns myself but they definitely add a certain something to a look!

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

silvergirl said...

loving that tank
very colorful and full of pattern

Krystal said...

ooo i am loving that 2nd outfit!

smk053078 said...

Great mixing, lady! I never mixed my wardrobe up until I started blogging. It's so fun now and it's almost like anything goes.

hope in high heels said...

I love how you've patterned it up - am drawing good inspiration. And those yellow shoes.... They're fabulous! Hope you've had a wonderful week!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Cara, that seersucker top is gorgeous! So adorable girl and COOL. I love it!!!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

love the first look - classic chic

now following

Xo Megan

Anonymous said...

I love it that you wrote "booya". :)

And I still refer to the outfit boards you made for me. Now that I've quit my job, I won't be traveling as much, but it's always helpful to have go-to vacation outfits.

Caro * said...

Lovely outfits, love your shoes in the second outfit :)

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