Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pattern Mixing Florals with Zebra and A Secret

"Hey secret guy, what are you doing?"
Princess Sparkles asked her daddy, Camouflage,
as he attempted to sneak in some kid DVDs.
Kids notice everything...
unless you want them to notice something
(like a messy room they need to clean),
then they don't pay attention at all.

ZEBRA PLEATED SKIRT - Anonymous (gifted)
PINK TIE UP WEDGES - Old Navy, $14
BLUE RAFFIA TOTE - Heavenly Treasures (raffle win!)

I've been inspired by pattern mixing of other bloggers so I thought I'd try doing florals and animal print.  I liked it though have to admit my outfit reflects how I've been feeling lately... busy.  I have to say, this floral top seems to match everything (or in this case, not match) and I'm loving the many wedges I bought on clearance at Old Navy.  The blue raffia bag is one of a kind!  It's from Africa and I won it at the Heavenly Treasures Tea during the raffle!

Princess Sparkles and the "Secret Guy"
The thing about pattern mixing is I don't have any idea what I'm doing whatsoever.  I just try and mask my ignorance with confidence.  Most of the time I just put it together and hope that it works.  So sshhhh, don't tell anyone, it'll be our little secret!

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Shon said...

So adorable! What a beautiful crew! Secret Guy rounds out the crew!

Love the shoes, you got it girl!

Frannie Pantz said...

I really dig your pattern mixing Claire and what say you about clearance on wedges at Old Navy? Tisk tisk. I'm on a budget! ;-) Those wedges you don today are just adorable and so is your family. You are totally right about kids too--nothing gets by them!

Maiken said...

oh my, what a colour and pattern party! I like your bold ensemble and those wedges - obviously I'm in love with those bright pink beauties :P

Maikeni blogi - part of me

two birds said...

You always look gorgeous. I love this skirt! It is such a great pattern. And it works well with the florals!

Shea said...

This is great pattern mixing, I love it! And I agree, you did find some awesome wedges at Old Navy--I wish I would have picked up a pair or two!

Tiffany said...

I think that's the thing about pattern mixing. You don't have to know what you're doing! You just throw it together and it works. =) I really love those wedges!!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

cute wedges said...

cute stuff!

Style Me B.A.D said...

How daring!! Love it!

aki! said...

Haha. I'd also say that this outfit is loud! I like how the shirt and the bag nicely tie in the shirt. Not something that I'd wear myself but it matches your smile perfectly.

Jasmine of ❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

hey, claire! you look amazing mixing those two patterns together. the bag is so fun, and lucky you that you have won it at a raffle. princess sparkles is sooo cute! kids have a sixth kids notice everything, even the slightest things. :)

hope the fam is well, and have a great week!!

Punctuation Mark said...

That's a great combination of patterns!

Chandra said...

I *love* how you mix 'n match it up!