Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Thing About Prints

Top: Old Navy ($20)  |  Mustard Cardigan: Target ($20)  |  Pants: LC via Kohl's ($31)
Wedges: Target ($20)  |  Belt: H&M ($17)

One of the many things that's nice about a printed top is that it can do the work of choosing your color palette for you.  You might think you need to tone down a print by pairing it with neutrals, but one thing I love to do is pull out some of the colors from the print and use it in the rest of the outfit.  The print is the piece that ties it all together.  Normally I might go with a neutral cardigan if I were wearing these (not mauve) pants :P, but I had fun pairing them with a yellow cardigan since both of those colors were in the print!

I'm off to Chicago this weekend for work!  What are you all up to?  Whatever it is, I hope it's fantastic.

27 comments:

  1. Love this outfit :) I adore the printed top and that delicate little ruffle, also love your *not* mauve pants.

    xo

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  2. I totally almost bought this sweater this weekend.  Dang.  I need to go back and get it.

    Ask the Duplex
     

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  3. such a perfect "fall"ing of a springy top! i love it

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  4. Go get it!  I've been waiting since April for mustard cardigans to come back to Target or H&M.  (Didn't wanna pay more than $20 at Urban Outfitters or whatever.)  Is that a sad existence that I've been waiting since April?  Regardless, it's true.  You don't want to be me.  Go get that cardigan!  :)

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  5. Haha, I was thinking how this outfit could be springy too!  I originally had oxfords on to make it more "fall" but when I walked outside it was 78 degrees and I couldn't handle close toed shoes!

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  6. I love taking colors out of patterns and mixing them up in the form of new pieces - it's so much more exciting than sticking with neutrals!

    And hope you have fun visiting my city, even if it's just for work :)

    -Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

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  7. I love the mauve pants! Are the corduroy or jeans?
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  8. What a cute color pairing! Have fun in Chicago :)

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  9. I love the airy print on you with the brighter colors.  I do agree though, sometimes wearing a print with brighter colors will crash but not this time.  You totally rocked it!

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  10. This combo is very cute. Nice choice with the (not mauve) pants & the jacket.

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  11. Renee BlankenshipFriday, November 11, 2011

    I super duper adore this color combination.....and I may have to hunt down those pants! LOVE. You are such a cutie! 

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  12. Loving this belt! The whole outfit too really...but particularly the belt...super cute :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  13. The yellow cardigan worked really well with the pants. Have fun in Chicago :)

    Janell
    www.fashionableyoubyj.blogspot.com

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  14. I LOVE this outfit on you- the color palette is so pretty! That printed top is really lovely and I need a cardigan in that same color in my wardrobe! Hope you had a good weekend in Chicago :)

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  15. Really lovely outfit and great color combination.  I'm really loving mustard right now.

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  16. I really like the color palette of this outfit!

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  17. i LOVE yellow and purple together!! and your shirt is soo lovely!!

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  18. oooo, I love the fun colors and the print of the blouse.
    Just started following!

    Miranda
    www.indcfashion.com

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  19. I just bought this mustard cardigan this week and I love how you've styled it.  I have so many ideas for mine. :)  I'm a new follower, found you on The Pleated Poppy WIWW.

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  20. I'm so excited about this mustard cardigan too.  I have a lot of ideas for it too and I've been waiting since April for them to come back in season at Target or H&M (didn't wanna pay more at other places that were carrying them)!    Thanks for following, Carly!  So glad to have you.  :)

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  21. Love these colors together!
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  22. I wouldn't have thought about putting these colors together.  Very pretty. :)

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  23. Gorgeous outfit. Stylish, chic & eclectic. Love the colors, too. That is a beautiful, soft blouse. Love ALL your Old Navy Tops. =) Lucky Girl!! Between 2009 till Fall 2011 I didn't shop ON much but I guess I missed out on some great pieces and some great deals. =(

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