Well today I’m posting 2 outfits because I wanted to participate in 2 different blogger challenges. I was planning on getting one of these done over the weekend, but I ended up having to go out of town, no big deal, everyone needs 2 outfits for a Tuesday : )
I really enjoy doing these challenges because they force me to think outside of the box and create outfits I might otherwise not have tried.
First challenge is over at Marionberry Style , where it was recently announced she is expecting her first baby, congrats Marion! I’m sure she will have plenty of gorgeous maternity outfits to share with us, but tomorrow she is hosting her trend of the month challenge: Pattern Mixing. When she posted this I was actually excited because I had this idea for pattern mixing in my head for awhile, I just needed a push to do it. So my apologies if you are tired of my red, white, & blue, but I just couldn’t help myself. I went ahead and mixed a navy and red patterned skirt, with a navy and white striped shirt. I think stripes are one of the easiest things to pattern mix with, you just need stripes that pull out a color in whatever other piece you are wearing. Be sure to see how all the other bloggers mix their patterns tomorrow!
Now for Rich Life on a Budget’s and Everything Just So‘s “How I Wear My: Chanel-inspired Look”, I loved the idea of this challenge, but was trying to figure out how I was going to do this outfit for the Summer. I decided pearls definitely needed to be included, then I just started kind of pulling things out and trying different combos until I came up with this. Lace, bows, a denim pencil skirt, and a flower pin with the pearls pull it all together into a modern but ladylike, Chanelesque look. I sometimes forget how much I love a looser blouse tucked into a high waisted skirt. Stop by tomorrow to see how everyone else finds inspiration from the great Coco Chanel!