Leopard + Polka Dot

One item I eagerly unpacked earlier this month from my fall/winter wardrobe was this J. Crew leopard skirt. Few things say “fall” as well as a leopard item. Print-mixing is still unfamiliar territory to me so I continue to approach it with reservation and utilize it infrequently. However, I was surprised by how harmoniously polka dot and leopard go together.…

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Bag Baby : Longchamp Le Pliage Large Tote

I resisted buying the Longchamp Le Pliage tote (available in mini, small, medium, and large)  for the longest time; there’s something about shelling out $145 for a nylon bag that was unappealing to me. My opportunity came when my good friend Magnolia got this bag on sale at Nordstrom’s a few months ago (thanks to Nordies’ formerly indiscriminate pricematching policy),…

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Oasis Green & Medallion Paisley (Plus a review of the Edie Attaché Bag)

I have been anxious to try this pairing for some time now – the idea of succulent green against a paisley print always sounded promising to me. In practice, I feel something is amiss – maybe a few accessories will reduce the monotony. Ann Taylor top (similar), J. Crew skirt + bag (smaller and larger version), and YSL shoes (similar)…

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J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Pop Art Polka Dot Revisited

One collection that I missed out on – and have since regretted not pursuing – is the Marni for H&M collection. I was only really interested in this chaotic dot print but by the time I finally made it to a store that stocked this collection, it had long been sold out. Since then, I’ve been drawn to polka dot…

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Mixing Prints and Texture

A relative novice in mixing prints and textures, I am often more comfortable pairing a bolder print with a more subtle print. When I am feeling extra adventurous I add in a textured piece (like tweed) which adds interest but isn’t gaudy. What’s your rule for mixing prints and textures? Rugby shirt, Theory blazer, J. Crew skirt + bag, and…

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