Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Twofer: Plaid, Polka Dots, and Pencil Skirts

Well we probably won't be getting any more gorgeous days like this for a while. Just Sunday we had to spend some time in the basement for a tornado warning. Thankfully we were very lucky and nothing touched down, but I am praying for everyone impacted by the bad storms. I know there was a lot of damage done in Illinois.





Sweatshirt-Old Navy (similar, cute option) // Plaid button up-Gap via thredUp (similar, similar) // Jeans-A&E // Boots-Espirit (similar) // Watch-Michael Kors // Necklace-Ara Nicole // Bracelet-Groopdealz

 Seen this sweatshirt a few times? I'm really loving styling it and it is so fun to pattern mix. Major plus is the comfort factor, too! I think an embellished sweatshirt is a great way to ease into pattern mixing. Some embellished sweatshirts are more of a graphic look or just a bit of jeweled or sequin accent it technically isn't a pattern. With a patterned shirt underneath it or a patterned bottom (as I wore here) or even just with printed shoes (as I wore here) are all easy ways to add an additional pattern or interest to the look!





Cardigan-Talbots via ThredUp (similar) // Shirt-Kohls // Skirt-Old Navy (similar, similar) // Tights-? // Boots-Etienne Aigner (similar) // Necklace-Charming Charlie

I definitely feel like the tights make this outfit. Well, at the very least the add some fun visual interest. Since the cardigan is loose fitting, I paired it with a pencil skirt to balance it out. Last week, I wasn't happy with my second Twofer outfit. There wasn't enough interest on the bottom half. The tights and tall boots add interest. Black booties would be a fun option, too!

Congratulations to Paige, the winner of the bracelet! Thanks to all who entered!

linking up today and tomorrow with Style Sessions, What I woreI Feel PrettyRandom WednesdayInspired By, and Love it, Link itTrend Spin Link up with Walking in Memphis in High Heels and Fashion Canvas

20 comments:

  1. Both outfits are great! Today I'm wearing something super similar to your second outfit.

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  2. Love first look, that sweatshirt... too cute!

    xo,
    ChaCha
    http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

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  3. Love the polka dots with plaid and your tights in the second outfit!
    xo, Lee

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  4. Love your gold polka dot sweater! Such a cute outfit.
    xo Kate
    http://www.stilettoedtosteeltoed.com

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  5. That red cardigan is exactly what I've been searching for! I love it with the striped skirt.

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  6. Stopping over from the link up because I couldn't help but take a look at that cute plaid shirt under the sweatshirt I kept wanting to buy from Old Navy! I am very picky about pattern mixing, but I love what you did here :)


    -Danielle
    littlebitofwowe.blogspot.com

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  7. I love this first outfit, so cute, Laura! I've been looking for a plaid like this too.

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  8. This look is adorable!! I love your blog... I am stopping over from GYPO link-up and I really love your site!! Have a great day :)
    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  9. Love the sweater from the first outfit! Stopping by from What I Wore Wednesday!

    Alli

    http://thecheerfulcloset.wordpress.com/

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  10. I'm glad the tornado didn't touch down and I'm glad you're ok. It's crazy that all these tornadoes are popping up lately. My SIL is from Illinois and I feel so awful for her friends and family in the area. On a brighter note, I absolutely love that polka dot sweater!!

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  11. I love your second outfit! I almost bought that skirt for like $8 on clearance at Old Navy, but ultimately passed. I regret it now, because I keep seeing outfits featuring it and I want to create them myself, haha!

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  12. Super cute looks Laura! I love the first one! Very inspiring!!! :)
    Thanks for linking up @ Inspired By

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  13. I love Twofer Tuesdays. Both of these Outfits scream Holidays to me between all the Red, Sequins & Plaid. I love both pairs of Boots, especially the Brown Suede ones. I so regret not getting that Old Navy Sweatshirt when I had the chance. =(

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  14. Thanks Inge! Hope you post it so I can see your version!

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  15. I wasn't too sure about it at first, but I absolutely love it now!

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  16. Thank you Lee! You can't have too many tights (especially if you want to wear skirts or dresses after October)!

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  17. Thank you so much Kate!

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  18. It took me forever to find one that I liked. I'm so picky about shades of red. Good luck with your search!

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  19. OMG I loveeeee that polka dot sweater! It's so freakin cute. Love that whole outfit!

    Dhruvi
    Stilettos & Sequins

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  20. Thank you so much Dhruvi!

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