Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pattern Mixing - Gingham and Florals

"Stone nuts!"
Pigtails said as she pointed to something on the table.
Camouflage and I looked at each other, "what?"
"She wants those stones,"
Princess Sparkles said as she pointed to the scones sitting on the table.
Good thing someone (sorta) speaks "Pigtails."

GINGHAM SHIRT - Old Navy
NAVY NURSING TANK - Motherhood Maternity
FLORAL SKIRT - H&M (swapped)
PINK WEDGE HEELS - Seychelles

Monday's Inspiration - Emma Watson

This is the outfit I wore last week.  I was excited to wear something "springy."  Then it rained.  And I ended up changing into jeans and a sweatshirt (ssshhhh).  After seeing my blog friend Gracey mix patterns, I was inspired to wear gingham with floral.  The shirt is from last year's Old Navy clearance, and the skirt is something I got from my friend, Gingham, during a clothing swap!  I added the pink shoes because I love the color with navy.

Pigtails and Princess Sparkles eat "stone nuts."
Pattern mixing is like speaking a foreign language.  Sometimes it feels a little unnatural.  If only I had a "fashion translator" to guide me!





39 comments:

Teddi said...

i feel sorta bad when i have to ask someone to decipher what their child said, because i don't understand them. hooray for your translator. ;) claire, i want that skirt! i also like the pink color with the navy. rock on pattern mixer warrior!

The Suburb Experiment said...

I like that you paired the pink shoes with the rest of the outfit. It adds that little extra. :)

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Such a cute look.

Rebecca said...

I think every oldest child learns to translate "sibling" like that/ That gingham shirt is really cute.

Terri said...

I like the gingham with the print and Princess Sparkles one-legged pose!

just me said...

i like when the kids are fashionable as they mums :))))

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my thrifty closet said...

you did a fabulous job with the pattern mixing. You scored with the colors and I love the floral skirt and gingham shirt, so adorable! Looks great with pink shoes too. Stone nuts is too cute! Haha...Pigtails look lovely in her dress!

mongs
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Maiken said...

you rocked that outfit! such a beautiful pattern when it comes to the skirt and gosh, how gorgeous are those pink shoes! LOVE those :P

Maiken
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Hena Tayeb said...

You looks great.. striking a pose!
And the pink shoes really make the outfit pop..

two birds said...

i think these patterns work great together, especially with the pop of those amazing pink shoes!

Punctuation Mark said...

that is a great mix... i often do florals with stripes or polka dots

Tiffany said...

This is the 2nd gingham and floral look I've seen today... I love it!

rlutz said...

Such a great spring skirt...love you you paired it with the gingham shirt with the fun ruffly detail. Jack sometimes has to translate what Alex is trying to say too...i always feel so bad!

Kimberly said...

Love the skirt! ;)
Really like the pink shoes too.
Sometimes I don't think I would be able to understand Beckett at all if I didn't have Violet around to translate...
:)

Kezzie said...

Good job with the clashes Claire! You look great! Love the pop of colour with the pink shoes!
You look so pretty as you always do! A lovely skirt! I made so little effort this week, it was like, "Er, shove a floral skirt on!!" and the annoying thing is that I had really suitable items SOMEWHERE in my house!!

Adin B said...

Awe! It is always so precious to see both of you. The little one is working it out. :)Looking good!

Patti said...

You nailed it with the pattern mixing, Claire! ......I love this whole look, The two Princesses are precious as ever : >

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

I love pattern mixing- it's such a fun way to spruce up an ensemble and yours looks fab (especially love the bright pink shoes!) That first pic is one for the books- adorable!

Whitney said...

love the pattern mixing! adorable outfits!

whitney
whitwatwear

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

Oh claire they both grew up a lot! They are adorable and I looove your skirt!

Maria Flicka said...

GOSH....your daughters become each day more adorable and cute :)
Like mother like daughters ;)
Looooove your skirt :)
Thanl you so much for stopping by<3

Have a great week!

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You did well in pattern mixing, lovely outfit! Your daughters are really adorable and budding fashionistas too!

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Fashion Tales.... said...

Hiya dear thanks much for your comment on the blog. I love the way you mixed your prints for this look. really lovely outfit Claire! -xo Enjoy your Monday.
~Madison

Mesmerize said...

you look wonderful! love your floral skirt so much:) thank you so much for visit me:) maybe you want to follow each other:)?

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

You look fabulous! I'm glad I could inspire such a great look; you mixed these patterns like a pro.

Also, I'm a fan of stone nuts myself. ;-)

Closet Fashionista said...

Yayyy for Emma Watson inspiration! :D
I love your skirt, the print is awesome :D
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Shea said...

I think this pattern mix is spot on. I'm going to have to give mixing floral and gingham a try too!

Style, She Wrote said...

Great outfit and beautiful picture of your babies! xo style, she wrote

KelleyJohnson07 said...

Silly rain messing up your cute outfit! Haha, I love that your daughters can interpret for each other, that's awesome!

Sandra Leiva said...

Nice outfit! <3

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

loooove those shoes!

Anne said...

You look great! I love a bit of pattern mix! Fab shoes also:)
~Anne

Elegance Personified said...

Claire, you are so talented at mixing and matching different fabrics, patterns and prints. It looks so unique and so you. =)

I only found your blog a while ago and started following you. I just started reading from the very beggining and I love what I see. You have great taste. Also what a cute little girls you got! They are adorable. These are some of the reasons why I awarded you with THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD. You deserve it.

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oomph. said...

this is fun! i love the print of the skirt, and it's nice that the pieces all have a navy base.

and, my sister rarely goes on trips. they go to minnesota every other year to spend christmas with her boyfriend's family. this last trip to cali was a school trip for her daughter!

[oomph.]

Style Me B.A.D said...

Cuteeee! Love the shoes!

Mary Ann said...

I love the purple shoes - you're rockin' this outfit (and your girls are too cute!). Greetings from Atlanta. ;-)

ROMA AGSALUD said...

I won't be suprised if Pigtails become your fashion translator in the future! The girl likes to pose just like her mommy! :)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Such fun print mixing!

Mrs. J said...

Pattern mixing is fun, it just takes lots of practice. I think you did a great job though mixing two great prints together.

I always hate when an outfit comes together then the weather ruins it!