Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pattern Mixing / Life Update

I suppose I should start with the life update because that's why you're all here, right? If only I could portray my sarcasm on the internet.





Anyways - I have some VERY exciting trips planned for the near future! When I was living in Arkansas I volunteered my seat on a flight home and I got over 1,000 dollars in delta dollars! (Seriously. Volunteer your seat if you ever have the chance!) I have to use this money within the year so I decided to go to Paris in December!! I'm going to Europe for three weeks with my dear friend, Shane, and I couldn't be more excited. One of my very best friends is teaching ESL in France and I've been wanting to visit her ever since I graduated in May. 

The reason I decided to go in December? Another exciting tidbit of my life ladies and gentlemen - I'm moving back to Arkansas! My friend needed a roommate and I need a change of scenery. I know, it doesn't sound like the most exciting place in the world but I grew to really love it and I still know many people still out there. 



Anyways - the outfit! I started off with this striped dress I got from Primark when I was studying abroad. For a 7$ dress - it sure has held up well. I try and stop myself from wearing everyday. It's just so comfortable! I also wore a faux suede jacket I picked up from the Urban Outfitters sale rack a few years ago. I always seems to forget about this jacket but now it's totally back in style! It's got a really fuzzy inside so it's super warm. 



My favorite part of my outfit is definitely my scarf though. Also an urban outfitters find - it's a giant blue and red scarf with tassels! It's got an abstract print on it, which I think works really well with the structured stripes on my dress. I also find pattern mixing to be a lot easier if one item is colorful and the other is monochrome. It makes everything a bit less overwhelming. 


As for my shoes I went for my black loafers I picked up from Payless for 7$! They are pretty plain but perfect for exploring! I guess I didn't wear anything thrifted in this outfit! I didn't even realize that. I think that's the first time it has happened in a while. 

Enough rambling - I hope you enjoyed this post! What did you think of my pattern mixing? Do you have any exciting travel plans coming up? 

Let me know if the comments down below!
Lee 




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22 comments:

  1. Love your dress and shoes!

    Traveling and moving?! Sounds like an exciting time for you. Let’s definitely meet up before you go. Ally and I would love to do a collaboration or at the very least get coffee!

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    1. Thanks, Elysia! I am super pumped for us to collaborate! :)

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  2. Loving the outfit! And Paris?! So jealous!

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  3. Such a beautiful look! x

    www.thestylishcupcake.com

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  4. Oh wow! Have an awesome time in Paris! I can't wait to see photos! And best of luck on your move! And I think your pattern mixing is perfect - I love that scarf.

    -Lindsey
    have-clothes-will-travel.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Lindsey! I will definitely have many, many travel posts. My friend and I are attempting to go to four different countries so we will see!

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  5. I love how you put this outfit together!

    I'm hosting an Urban Decay & Sephora giveaway! check it out: http://thewestcoastexplorer.me/2015/10/16/birthday-giveaway-add-on/

    XoXo,

    Tamara

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll check it out.

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  6. I love that you're mixing prints! This is something I really need to start doing. That scarf looks great with the stripes, and the whole outfit looks so comfy and effortless, while still being put together! Come style me, will ya?

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    1. Thanks so much! You definitely should try pattern mixing! :)

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  7. Paris is great! Especially in december. I'm just a bit jealous now :p

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    1. Oh, good! I'm so excited - I've never been. I'm also going to Amsterdam, Barcelona and maybe venice!

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  8. Oh man I am so jealous!!! I wish I could go to France - you'll have to take lots of pictures :D

    I just looked it up and Arkansas isn't too far from here - which means if you haven't been to St. Louis before, you should definitely go! The City Museum is amazing.

    Oh, and I like your outfit. :P I just like life updates too!

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    1. Oh, yes. I will be taking all the photos! haha

      Are you in St. Louis? I actually haven't been but I know a lot of people up there now! Maybe I'll make a trip when I move out there.

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  9. Loving your shoes, Lee, and ooh, how exciting that you're moving back! Sarcasm on the internet -- someone has to invent an effective way communicating that asap!

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    1. Thanks so much! And yes - someone definitely needs to!

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  10. Paris in December sounds amazing!! I'm actually heading to Barcelona the week after Thanksgiving, which is the first week in December! Can't wait to see all of your photos! And I love that jacket and scarf so much!!

    xo Lauren
    www.earthtostyle.com

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    1. What a small world - I'm headed to Barcelona the week after that! And thanks so much! xx

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  11. Your trip sounds so fun, will you be visiting any Christmas markets while you're there? I've always wanted to see Paris, hopefully I will soon. Love the outfit, I really like the texture of the jacket Xx

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  12. Thanks, Sophie! I'm hoping to go to some in Paris or some other parts of France! We are actually going to a few different places - paris, lyon, annecy, amsterdam, and barcelona!

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