Style Perspectives - Patterned Shirt

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Oh my gosh, I can't even tell you how much stress this week's prompt has given me! (In case you're new around here - The Blended Blog is hosting a Style Challenge, with Weekly prompts, more info below).

I kept interpreting the prompt "Patterned shirt with neutrals" differently. My first thought was any patterned shirt with neutral pants. So all week I've been stressing about neutral pants.What colour should I wear? Are jeans a neutral? And then today when I finally put my look together, I had a panic attack - what if it meant the SHIRT should be neutral, if that's the case I've failed miserably. If not then I think I did okay.

Here's what I ended up with:

Patterned Shirt - Kohls - 2 years ago
Skinnies - Old Navy
Boyfriend Cardy - Old navy
Booties - Payless
Amazing necklace - Gift
Bright coral lipstick - Stila Stay all day liquid (run dont walk to sephora to get this) in Carina

 A few notes about this photo:

  • Yes, it's snowing. After being spring like weather for the last two weeks, we're back to snow.
  • I'm a photographer and I forgot my famous line of "Chin out and down" so I have 17 chins
  • I didn't Photoshop them out for the sake of being 'truthful'. Though in the spirit of being honest I did try for 30 full minutes.
  • I'm not sure why I'm standing like that. I didn't have to pee honestly. I think maybe I figured it would make me skinnier in the photo.
I love that we're keeping track of each week's look. Look how pretty we were last week:

14 bloggers each picked a look that defined their personal style.  
The featured blogger on the Blended Blog showcases her signature style (the prompt for that day) and then the other bloggers (on their personal blogs) show how they interpret it.  
Make sure you stop by the Blended Blog to see the featured lady.  
Please link up on the Blended Blog to show us how you would wear the prompt!

Daily Style Finds: The Personal Stylist
Foxy's Domestic Side: The Crafty Engineer
Grumbling Grace: Toddler Tamer & Teacher
Simply Shaunacey: Reformed Frumpy Mommy
Two Teens and Their Mama: Stylish Midlife Mama
RSquared: The Not So Nerdy Accountant
Shoes to Shiraz: The Shoe Hoarding French Teacher
Puppies and Pretties: Cube Dwelling Fashionista
Mishaps and Mayhem of Solitary Life:  Single Girl, Simple Style
A Lovely Little Wardrobe: A Casual Petite
Making the Most of Everyday Classic Yet Current Over Forty 
NickandNik: Mama with Curves
Living on Cloud Nine: Blissful Fashionista

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  1. I love your honesty and I love those colours on you. I adore the snowy background and your commentaries. I want to kidnap you and move you (and Shaunacey) here. Also- I WILL run to Sephora today and get that lipstick. Is it matte or gloss?? Does it really stay all day?

    1. It's Matte. And yup, it lasts and lasts and lasts.

  2. You know how to rock the brights girl!! Love that top and yes, I actually love the snow!! ;-) You're a cutie!!

    1. Haha thanks - I didn't realize until this challenge how much colour I wear now. yikes!

  3. hahah I just love you! First, you look great and the picture is fantastic. Kicks my bedroom selfie pics... but I'll let that slide because you're a photographer.
    Seriously, you may have to train me how to take pictures.
    I digress, you rocked this look and I LOVE that your pattern is bright because it's the perfect contrast with this garbage weather!

    Simply Shaunacey

    1. awww. when we aren't in the middle of a snow/ice storm we should get together on Sundays and do pics:)

  4. I love this picture, and honestly didn't even think about how you were standing. In fact I've tried that post many a times and it NEVER works for me, but totally works for you! I love your shirt and that sweater and the first thing I noticed was that lipstick! I am running to sephora to get one!

  5. I love stripes, and I love your top! Looks fabulous with the cardigan! Such pretty colors!

  6. I love this outfit! I think it is so springy and fantastic patterns AND neutrals. I consider your jeans and your awesome booties neutral, but I make my own rules and I like that you do too!

  7. I love the outfit. Reminds me of a shirt I have with similar colors that I should pull out. Lookin' good!

  8. Hahahaha - I always feel like I look awkward in my photos - I think this pose is really cute! You have the prettiest colors in your closet. You look so pretty in this outfit and it looks great against the snow!

  9. Those are your colors - you look so pretty! Even though it is snowing - it looks so spring-like.

    Daily Style Finds

    1. I think I'll wear pink more often :) thank you!

  10. So pretty and fresh even though there's snow, you still look like spring.

    1. It's freezing rain here today so I'm willing spring to come with colour !

  11. Your outfit is like sunshine out there in all that snow. Great color palette. If you are the photographer, then who is taking your pics? I am so jealous of all of you gals to have someone to snap your pics. And that lipstick is smashing!

    1. My 16 year old is learning photography so she's my photog!

  12. Love this!! These are great colors on you!! And the necklace is perfect with it. This reminds me of a top and cardi that I just donated....seeing this on you, I am totally regretting that!! You look fabulous and springy...despite the snow on the ground!! Love your truthful commentary too!! HA!

  13. Nicole, I am sitting in Starbucks, laughing out loud at your comments! You are FUNNY girl!! I *seriously* love your pink and orange. I'm trying to think of what I have to pull this look together. I bought an orange cardigan from Land's End for Christmas and It's driving me crazy! I really really hope it didn't get thrown out in the Christmas crazy. Like maybe it was still in the gift box? (Hope not!)
    Making the Most of Every Day

  14. What a beautiful and bright Spring top. I love it paired with the bubble necklace and coordinating cardigan. Love these pretty candy colors on you. =) Pleasure joining your linkup this week, once again.

    Don't forget to link up with me. The linkup is currently open.

    Happy Easter! Ada. =)


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