Friday, October 3, 2014

Fashion Disaster?

When I was planning this outfit, I didn't take into consideration that it was "Fashion Disaster" day at my school in honor of spirit week. Most of the students and teachers interpreted a "fashion disaster" as wearing mismatched patterns like polka dots with plaid. (You can probably already see where I am going with this one.) So when I showed up wearing the aforementioned polka dots and plaid it caused some confusion from students and teachers alike. (Actually, it was mostly teachers.) I received many compliments such as "You look good today" or "I love your skirt!" but then these compliments were followed by a quizzical expression and questions such as "are you trying to be a fashion disaster because you don't match?" Clearly not everyone is hip to the idea of mixing patterns; I think this is an idea that is prolific in the J. Crew and blogging communities, but not so much applied by most people in "real life".

Well, fashion disaster or not, I really liked the way this ensemble turned out.  Fashion disaster or a masterpiece of mixing? You be the judge!










Linking up with: PinkSole How I Fall

Skirt: J. Crew "Big Shot" dot circle skirt
Shirt: J. Crew Factory here
Shoes: BCBG
Bag: Vince Camuto "Louise" clutch similar here
Belt: kate spade
watch: kate spade "Carlyle" bow watch
Bracelets: J.Crew Factory
Sunglasses: Prada here



12 comments:

  1. This outfit is just lovely Katie! Sounds like a fun time at school!

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    1. Thanks Laura! Yes, spirit week is always sort of a fun time, especially when it has anything to do with fashion!

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  2. I love this pattern mix! Such a fun look!

    Jill
    www.dousedinpink.com

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    1. Thanks Jill! It's always fun to mix patterns!

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  3. love the skirt and the shoes! beautiful outfit!

    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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    1. Thank you Irene! I appreciate you stopping by to say hello!

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  4. Such a cute outfit. I love the mixed prints. That skirt is AMAZING!!
    I'd love to hear your thoughts about my latest post...

    http://www.fashboulevard.com/

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    1. Thank you! I love this skirt too and it certainly goes with a lot for both summer and fall. I'd love to stop by your blog to say hello.

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  5. very cute outfit! i love that skirt!

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    1. Thanks! I have had this skirt for a few years now and it's actually a good "staple" in my wardrobe if you can call polka dots a "staple"!

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    2. well i think it is safe to say that that skirt IS a staple and a darn good one! :)

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  6. Goodness I love this outfit! I would never have thought to pair plaid with polka dots. How fun! Found you on Pink Sole's link up. You look great :)

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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