Pattern Mixed and Chanel Inspired

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!

Skirt – Sisley, Shirt – Old Navy (similar), Shoes – Target

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!

Skirt – Loft (similar), Blouse – H&M (similar), Shoes – Enzo Angiolini, Necklace – Premier Designs, Flower Pin – H&M

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Love the Chanel-inspired look! You’ve reminded me that I need to wear my denim pencil skirt. Also, love those heels!


    Yeah, sometimes I forget about it, but it is a really good piece!


Love both of these looks, but especially the pattern mixing. That skirt is amazing!


I love both of these outfits!! They are beautiful! The flower pin is a gorgeous feminine touch to the second outfit! It gives it a great pop of color! I’d love for you to check out my pattern mixing today!
I love your style. I’m following you now via bloglovin. I’d love for you to follow back if you like!


    Thanks so much Meredith, will definitely check it out!


hi there! just found your blog from Marion’s link up! Totally following you, especially because of your paleo recipes! Love your style too!


Lovely looks, dear! I’m a bug fan of flower pins these days!
Juneli from Fashionably Yours


Wow! So lovely!
Love both outfits so much! Fun & Elegant!


Amy you look so great in your Chanel-inspired outfit. Thank you for joining us this month and I know I have told you this before but I will say it again–you are so gorgeous and you take great pictures! XO, Jill


    Thank you Jill, you are so sweet! Thanks for hosting!

Robyn @ Robyn's Nest

Hi Amy,

I love both of your looks. My teen daughter is getting really good at mixing patterns and is inspiring me to do the same although I haven’t dabbled in it too much yet. Your Chanelesque look is beatiful and would be suitable for so many occasions. Shall we do lunch?

~ Robyn


    Thanks so much Robyn, I think we should : )


Darling! What a classy Chanel-inspired look. And at the risk of sounding creepy, you have amazing legs!

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