Capsule Wardrobe; Many Ways Collab: Patterned Tops

Hey friends! Welcome to the first many ways post. For the first collaboration we’re showing you 6 different ways to style a patterned top. ALSO the last link up for the Fall Capsule Wardrobe! I need more time to create an a worth collage for you all so I thought I’d mix this post in instead. Link up for the capsule wardrobe is at the bottom of this post AND GOOD NEWS! Anne and I will be continuing the link up in January so you have all of December to prepare!

I have to admit, doing collaborations like this is really nervewracking. First, I’m worried bloggers will drop out or not deliver on time. Fortunately I had an easy time with that this time! Second, I’m worried we’ll show very similar looks. But this time we all went different ways so I’m happy ;-)

You’ve seen me in this top before and when I expressed my trouble with styling it, a sweet reader, Alice, suggested I tuck it into pants. Uh, duh. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of that! But once I did I loved the way it looked and I decided to spice it up even further by wearing a completely different pattern with it.

My tips for wearing a patterned shirt like this? 1- Don’t be afraid to wear other patterns with it and make it fun! I have a leopard floral pattern, a stripe, and a leopard pattern going on in the first outfit! But somehow I feel they all work together. 2- Pull one of the colors from the top and work with that. In my second look I pulled the navy from the top and kept the look monochromatic.

leopard floral blouse, beige white blazer, jeans, leopard flats, gold belt 3

leopard floral blouse, beige white blazer, jeans, leopard flats, gold belt 2

You might notice it was a bit windy when I took these…

leopard floral blouse, beige white blazer, jeans, leopard flats, gold belt 6

leopard floral blouse, beige white blazer, jeans, leopard flats, gold belt 7

leopard floral blouse, beige white blazer, jeans, leopard flats, gold belt 5

The other way I wore my shirt was with my favorite navy skirt and a navy cardigan. I’ve worn this look a few times to work actually because I like how easy it is to throw on and look put together.

leopard floral blouse, navy cardigan, navy pencil skirt, brown flats, gold belt 7

leopard floral blouse, navy cardigan, navy pencil skirt, brown flats, gold belt 6

leopard floral blouse, navy cardigan, navy pencil skirt, brown flats, gold belt 4

leopard floral blouse, navy cardigan, navy pencil skirt, brown flats, gold belt 2

leopard floral blouse, navy cardigan, navy pencil skirt, brown flats, gold belt 1

leopard floral blouse, navy cardigan, navy pencil skirt, brown flats, gold belt 3

Don’t forget to visit Carrie and Sarah for more ways to style a patterned top! Clearly belts are in…

patterned top collage

Winter capsule dates: January 6, January 27, February 24, and March 31!

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Wish List Story

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Last week I emailed my parents and brother my Christmas wish list. My brother replied with his, but said his is more vague than mine, which included links to the exact items I wanted. But I think his list wins the clarity war with this item:

a square pan to make grilled cheese sandwiches in, potentially 4 sandwiches at a time (!)

And that, my friends, is an exact quote right down to the exclamation point in parenthesis.

Letters V2

Dear Weekend: I’m so happy to have nothing to do. Last week you wore me to the ground between volunteering at the Junior League Holiday Show House Friday afternoon (thank goodness for an accommodating boss), having a night in Friday with my parents, brother and his girlfriend, getting the oil changed in my car Saturday AM, Becky’s bridal shower Saturday afternoon, my parents big combined birthday party and wedding anniversary party Saturday night, and sleeping at Ken’s Sunday night. I hope this week you let things just be quiet.

Dear Ken: You’re my favorite, but stop looking at Kim Kardashian online. Nasty.

Dear Financial Planner: I’m glad we met and I hope you can work some magic. Thank you for saying I’m ahead of the game than most 28 year olds and complimenting all my spreadsheets.

Dear Winter: go away.

Love,
Jacquelyn

 

 

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