OOTD :: of extreme pattern mixing





Okay, so my favorite thing about this outfit is the one thing that you can’t see.

I kinda went on a shopping spree for knee high socks the other week, and I found these at Target. They were over-the-knee socks and I felt too short to be able to pull them off, but they were soooo soft that I couldn’t resist so into the basket they went.

When I got home, and pulled them on, I was pleasantly surprised to find that, not only were they uber soft, they were actually lace patterned, very similar to the kimono above. This meant they would add a textural element to any outfit along with providing me with warmth.

And the over-the-knee worry? Yeah, not so much a worry after all. The little bit o’ ruffle at the top is reminiscent of naughty lingerie, but since the socks are black, I think I can get away with it. I highly recommend grabbing a pair while they’re still available.

But what about the rest of the outfit?

Well, c’mon! Was there ever any doubt that one day I’d be pattern mixing plaid and polka dots? The surprise here was the choice of kimono. Although plain black unlike my other floral patterned ones, it’s got that aforementioned lace fabric which adds yet another visual layer. It could have gone so very wrong – three patterns at once? – but somehow, it all pulled together. I can’t quite articulate it, but the whole thing was very pleasing to my eye and I just rolled with it.

I hope it pleases your eye too.

So, I chose blue this week. And you? British, blue or Doctor Who? Pick your poison and do tell…



:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – American Eagle
Skirt – Romwe
Kimono – francesca’s
Boots – jcp

:: Grooveshark it ::
Set Fire to the Rain by Adele


10 thoughts on “OOTD :: of extreme pattern mixing

  1. Screammae says:

    I love how you mixed the two patterns together!

  2. Kezzie says:

    Works for me!!!! You look rather fabulous!!! I like the combination muchly. x

  3. chessakat says:

    Dude, you totally just leveled up your pattern mixing game! Holy moly! And the sock and kimono detail is genius. You once again prove that you are the master!

  4. Patti says:

    Nothing bad about plaid with polkas. It’s a happy, scrappy look, xox.

  5. Anne M Bray aka SpyGirl says:

    Ha! You have stepped over the threshold of demented pattern maxer. Welcome! Grab a beverage and clash with us!

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