WHAT I WORE | Playing with Pattern


Pattern! One of my resolutions for 2012 is to enjoy more if it. Patterned separates, patterned dresses, and maybe even patterned shoes and hats! Oh, and I have no plans to stop this madness at my wardrobe. My wallpaper fund is indeed growing, which means I have now become obsessed with planning which patterns to select for each application. Photoshop to the rescue! What do you guys think of this one? It might be making an appearance in our future living room! It’s pretty neutral in color and has just enough pattern interest without being overwhelming. It sort of reminds me of this cropped sweater I’m wearing. From far away you might think it’s just a boring sweater. But up close? A pretty pattern emerges. Lovely.

O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

dress: thrifted | sweater: ASOS | tights: thrifted | hat: thrifted | shoes: Clever Nettle

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32 Responses

  1. Vica says:

    We’ll certainly use your blog as an inspiration when our vintage week comes! I loved everything here!

  2. Emily Keen says:

    What a cute outfit!! And the pattern play with the wall from photoshop is so pretty! Have fun decorating your new home!! I can’t wait to see all the changes that you’ll be doing :)

  3. Bianca says:

    Your outfit is so perfect and the wallpaper is so lovely and intricate. A+ to both. You go well with the wallpaper!

  4. i’ve been trying to play with patterns more as well, and it’s so much fun! your outfit is great, and i love that sweater!

  5. liz says:

    beautiful patterns!

  6. Hannah says:

    I LOVE this outfit! That sweater is amazing. The subtle pattern is so so cool. From far away it looks like it is just sheer, but up close it is even better. Love it! And I love the wallpaper too!

  7. Stephanie says:

    This outfit is so so perfect. I love your sweater

  8. Katie says:

    LOVE this! you look fantastic and so does the wallpaper! :)

  9. Ooh, lovely! I’ve never been confident with neutrals; I’m always envious when other people do it well.

  10. Krystle says:

    love this dress and pretty little sweater! the wall pattern/color is fantastic, if i could afford to cover my whole house in vintage wallpaper i would!

  11. kelsie says:

    my GOD GIRL you are looking SO SENSUAL right now. beauty beauty beauty!!!!

  12. Robin says:

    You = Stunning!!!
    I am so excited to see how you decorate your new home. I could definitely use some fresh inspiration for my own midcentury ranch. I think the wallpaper pattern is beautiful; the neutral palette will allow for more play with color within the room.

  13. Cheryl says:

    I really, REALLY like that wallpaper. It’s interesting, and fairly subtle at the same time.

  14. BeaW says:

    Lovely outfit and lovely wallpaper.
    I love patterned things and can’t get enough of them either.

  15. Elle says:

    u look beautiful!!!

  16. Katie says:

    Love, love, LOVE everything about this. The colors you used, the patterns, your gorgeous hair-what a fun and interesting look. Love the wallpaper too-so much inspiration here! :)

  17. Rachel says:

    Congrats on your gorgeous blog! I just came across and had to put my 2 cents… :-)
    Me too, I have a hard time with patterns and prints. I always seem to buy the same old plain 1 color top… And I always get compliments whenever I wear something that has a print… Ahhh, good old boring me!

  18. steffy says:

    such perfect colors!! and i love your hat!
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  19. erin says:

    Hey! Totally thought of you last night when I saw an ad for TCM Classic Movie Festival in Los Angeles this Spring. I could just see you happy as a clam there! :)))

  20. you look so adorable! tiny and cute. this is such a great outfit on you!

  21. Rae Veda says:

    That patterned wallpaper makes the perfect backdrop for your darling outfit. So cute! Have a great week. xo, rv

  22. I agree…2012 is the year to wear patterns! I love that wallpaper! I think choosing from thousands of samples is so difficult because I love so many of them!

  23. betsy says:

    Love the look. What a treat!

  24. bex says:

    love the sweater AND the wallpaper. where are they each from?

  25. Mandi says:

    Hi Bex, the sweater is from ASOS. I’m keeping the wallpaper sourcse a secret until I save up enough to buy this particular pattern. :)

  26. I adore that wallpaper! It’s patterned but not too girly. I say go for it!

  27. Shybiker says:

    I’m enjoying looking through your blog and have to say that your style is so sophisticated. I can learn a lot from your choices and combinations. Nice work.

  28. Oh how Glorious this is!!! great wallpaper and outfit!! You are stylish as always!

  29. I just love the colors! Bravo!

  30. Michelle R says:

    Adorable! All of it :) This blog always makes me smile.

  31. Katie says:

    Love love love your love for pattern, and what a great resolution! Hope you have fun enjoying patterns! And that jumper is gorrrgeous – looks great on you too :) Katie. xxx

  32. That sweater is amazing!