Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Country Bumpkin...

Happy Wednesday my loves.

We have reached the middle of the week. YESSSS!!!

I wonder if you all are as ready for the weekend as I am!?

My outfit post today was inspired by my new found love of pattern mixing. Last month my blogger friend Marion over at MarionBerry Style got a few bloggers together for a 'pattern mixing challenge' and I couldn't have been more excited. My first attempt at the trend is recapped in this post. Today I wanted to try something a little more casual and laid back

I feel like a 
country bumpkin 
in this checkered shirt but I had to have it when I saw it-especially for only one buck!!

Checkered Shirt-Thrifted
Because it fit a little on the large side, I decided to do this little tie-front thingy that everyone has been so crazy about this summer.

I wanted to do some really short cut-offs but instead I paired it with these oh so comfy Gap dungarees that I DIY'd.  

Shorts-Thrifted & DIY'd

I love the distressed look of these thrifted babies. 

That was $1 well spent!!!

One thing I noticed when comparing my looks is that the base of both 'pattern mixed' looks happens to be a striped shirt. 

Aren't stripes so easy to pair with other patterns?

I wanted subtle accessories to go with this look so I topped it off with a simple, yet expressive statement necklace. 

Marion is hosting another challenge this month and the theme is statement necklaces. Go link up here or stop by and visit to see how some of her other blogger friends rock their statements.  

How do you like to style your statement pieces?

I'll be waiting to hear from you.
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  1. Hey Girl!! Love the mixed patterned in your outfit!! Great casual look.
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  2. I love your necklace girl - it's great since it can be dressed up or down!

  3. this is so cute girl! i love your necklace :)

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  4. Cute look! I love the necklace. In fact, I think I just ordered the same one or a very close cousin!

  5. I love the colors in that top! What a steal! And I'm a huge fan of the tied top!!!!

  6. love it! you look great, girl!! and yeah, stripes are super easy to pattern mix with - it's fun!!

  7. I love the look, The cropped shirt and the shorts and the shoes, You look great. I went thrifting recently, Just did a haul on it actually.

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  8. Hey Lady,
    I loveeeee the way you mixed different patterns and a piece if classy jewerly. I'm a layered look girl myself. Thrifting has been a huge part of my life sunce I 9 years old. Keep giving us more great looks.
    Tastefully SoSo

  9. Ca-ute! Love the stripes mixed with the plaid! Cute 'fit!


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