Tag Archive | anthropologie

What I Have Learned About Fashion…From Children

I have learned a lot from the kids I work with over the years, but I never had thought that fashion sense would be one of them.  Kids are dirty and sticky and their not-always-fashion-forward parents are responsible for dressing them.  despite all of this, I realized that they have completely figured out some things without any help at all. So here is the first lesson:

Don’t be afraid to mix prints

Leopard print leggings with a floral cardigan, striped socks and a pokadot shirt? Yes.  An 8-year-old would also throw on a backpack covered in birds and heart embossed baseball cap, but as an adult, I would stick to mixing just a few different prints.

~ The infamous Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl mixing florals and looking very chic doing it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

50384089551013250_LIzgktYn~ This is an easier way to combine prints, a dress and a jacket. So cute!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mixing patterns
mixing patterns by Fashiontoteach featuring a striped jacket

Wrap top
anthropologie.com

Striped jacket
modcloth.com

Elastic waist skirt
modcloth.com

Poetic Licence Hot To Trot
irregularchoice.com

I like the idea of mixing patterns in black and white if you are still a little hesitant about trying to mix patterns.  After that, you can throw in a little colour with a blazer or heels.
What do you think about mixing patterns? How many is too many?

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First Day of School!!

Today was my first day of student teaching and I am very excited for the next 6 weeks!  Just a little outfit post today.  A nice mix of old and new items (not brand new though) and nice and colourful.

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Shirt ~ RW&Co, December 2011, sale $12.99, similar here

Skirt ~ Sears, December 2011, sale $26.00, similar here

Belt ~ Joe Fresh, sale $4.00, similar at Joe Fresh

Cardigan ~ Jacob 2008, similar on Modcloth

 

 

 

 

 

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Tights ~ Anthropologie 2010, $22.50 here

Shoes ~ Payless summer 2011, similar here

 

 

 

This is also my first outfit post, so many firsts in one day!  I took all these pictures myself, easier than catching J. when we are both home.  A work in progress but it’s only up from here!