Versatile Style by Tracey

Pattern Mixing and the too long sweater….

Posted on: November 23, 2012

I enjoyed a really quiet Thanksgiving with my family and then headed our shopping with all kids in tow… They really love the thrill of Black Friday and being the mother I am I strive not to disappoint. My husband texted us as soon as we walked out the door requesting Chocolate covered cherries.  Yep, it’s officially that time of year…  I hope all my dear readers had great quality family time and enjoyed their day.

Linking up today for Friday Faves, so please check out Cindi’s Blog.  I love her style and love of animal print.

I am just dipping my toes into the waters of pattern mixing and have only done one other combination that was easy as I kept it to a black & white polka dot skirt and zebra print scarf…Here is that first attempt

And of course last weeks second pattern mixing with the hounds-tooth jacket:

And now for my third  attempt, which is just as basic, but I am still getting use to this whole idea, don’t worry I plan to get even braver, just be patient with me… Growing takes time….

Notice my sweater here… It was too long for my liking.  Remember I am trying to do a better job of dressing my petite height and this just didn’t work well.  Rather than forgetting it entirely,( I loved the color with this skirt), I just buttoned it up and tied the ends.  I actually think it is something I may do again…. Am I delusional or does this work ok?

The wind was blowing and I was a little chilly here, can you tell?

I never do close ups of my face, but didn’t like how I was standing in this photo, so I cropped it!  I do have to say that my 12 year old took these photos and that first one he nearly gasped over and loved it.  I think it was the wind in my hair…

Thanks for viewing my progress as a pattern mixer…I promise more adventures to come as I get more comfortable…

Gratitude: I am grateful that I am feeling better, just in time for Thanksgiving. I am grateful for the time this week with family.  I am grateful for my readers and those who comment and keep me going by their support!  I am grateful for the upcoming weekend and time with my daughter!

Dear readers, I was serious when I asked if I was delusional in thinking that tying the sweater worked out ok, so please chime in,… Thank you!


7 Responses to "Pattern Mixing and the too long sweater…."

I love the way your sweater looks tied! I will have to keep that in mind for long sweaters.

so glad that you found inspiration….

Tracey all your outfits look great! I love that polka dot skirt. Your sweater looks very cute tied up too. Thanks so much for linking up!

Thank you for the compliments. Linking up with you last week really made a difference in weekend traffic to my blog, so thank you for hosting!

I love the third outfit is a beautiful combination of colors. The sweater is wonderful and the pattern of the skirt too. The scarf makes the perfect outfit.

You do a great job at mixing patterns! I am still a little “shy” to do so myself!

Thank you. I hope that seeing me attempt and succeed will inspire others who are hesitant to give it a try.

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