TARDIS Tuesday :: of duping and extreme pattern mixing

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So I’ve been smitten with this outfit ever since I stumbled upon it eons ago.

I don’t even remember what I was searching for. Plaid pants, perhaps? Certainly not toile. Because what I do remember was that it was love at first sight but I had not owned anything toile until then, so I immediately went on a Mad Hunt for toile because of it.

Of course, having quested and having acquired said toile item, life conspired against me and it would take me this long to finally assemble the ensemble.

It was worth the wait, however. This look is me personified: plaid, yes; button up shirt, of course; TARDIS blue, natch. The only kerfuffle to putting it all together had been the half-tuck technique that I apparently have woefully forgotten, being so out of practice and all. The addition of the belt – in a bright, bright yellow, no less! – really pulled the whole look together, and now I am mighty pleased with it.

And I think I like it even better in this pants iteration over the original skirt version.

Have you got a blue outfit that makes you giddy too? Do tell…

tardistuesday

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Shirt – Foxcroft
Skinnies – Yoox.com
Belt – eBay
Loafers – Payless

:: Grooveshark it ::
Somewhere I Belong by Linkin Park

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24 thoughts on “TARDIS Tuesday :: of duping and extreme pattern mixing

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  2. Your plaid pants are gorgeous and I need some plaid skinnies myself. Beautiful blouse also. Love how you print-mixed your blues. Well done my friend. I wore a favorite plaid dress on the blog, yesterday.

    Happy 2015!! Better late than never, right?

    • Happy 2015 right back at ya, Ada! You really must find plaid skinnies – I swear by them to give any outfit a little zing, especially on grey, dreary days.

    • Ah, thank you for your kind words, Nicole. I think it’s such a fledgling linkup and I don’t really promote it as I should. I suppose, in the immortal words of James Earl Jones: if you build it, they will come. I just have to wait…

      But thanks ever so much for always remembering and being such a faithful participant. 😀

        • Oh my goodness! Tweeting! More power to you because that is one social medium I just can’t get into. I am humbled that you find me worthy of a tweet, and I thank you again for your support.

  3. I like!!! I’ve been attracted by toilet recently. Only sheer willpower saved me from a Yumi toilet dress in the sales.
    Ahrgh, sorry, no TARDIS Tuesday yet. Had my outfit set out but got out of bed late and knew I’d have to run so threw on fox jumper, loose trousers and doc martens. Will try to don it tomorrow if same doesn’t occur in the morning (likely) x

    • That outfit sounds awesomesauce, especially the Doc Martens part. I need to get myself a new pair. And no worries about not getting it in on the actual day; the link is open all week. We’re very low maintenance over here. ;p

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    • And how much do I heart you that you put the correct accents marks on the correct letters of pièce de résistance? And yes, the whole outfit was missing something and then I looked closer at that plaid and spied the yellow. Was gonna go black belt but figured if I was extreme pattern mixing, why play it safe, n’est-çe pas?

    • Thankee kindly! And I think the trick to it is the matching blue hues, right? Even though they’re both prints, the colors make them look harmonious. Gods, I love visuals and design. I think I’m in the wrong profession…

    • I love toile too, but trying to find it in something other than linens or pjs was a chore, lemme tell ya. And yes, the combination is inspired, and even though I truly can’t take the credit, I’m so gonna own it because it’s got my two fave colors: TARDIS blue and plaid.

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