Versatile Style by Tracey

Versatility of a Patterned Dress

Posted on: October 17, 2016

When I saw this dress from Glamour Farms  on Grace and Beauty,

I fell absolutely in love. 

It sold out and thanks to a Style Sister who messaged me that it was 

back in stock,  I was able to finally order it.  

*RESTOCK* Teresa Floral Tunic/Dress - Brown/Mint

As a petite it is longer on me and I bought a large because of my 39″ bust. 

There was ample room in the bust and dress, but the arms would be an issue, but are fine for me.

Best of all , this baby has pockets!  

One thing I think you should look for in a patterned dress , is for colors that work with toppers you 

already have in your wardrobe, which is why I was so drawn to this particular print. 

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My first thought before it even arrived was to pair it with a burgundy sweater to 

bring out the browns and pinks in the print. 

Since I’ve added this Burgundy Utility jacket from Jane. com, 

I opted for this instead of a sweater.  

I didn’t get a picture of it, but I also have a pink utility jacket that works well too. 

Keep in mind that any burgundy or pink topper would work.  

If interested , check Jane often as they get these utility jackets on a regular basis 

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The next obvious piece for this print was my beloved mint moto jacket. 

Unfortunately I bought this last year, so it is sold out. 

I thought this was going to be my favorite topper for this dress.  

It is definitely one of my favorites, but the more I played around with toppers,

a new favorite emerged, which I am saving for last. 

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Creme is another color that works well this and I think I might even 

go very matchy -matchy and add my creme boots with it . 

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This tobacco color jacket also works well , 

this look is among my favorites as it is more subdued contrast

This is a new jacket I bought for more neutrals in my style from Just Fab. . 

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Next up I went for a chocolate brown cardigan, 

I love long cardigans with dresses in Fall/Winter.  

I bought this sweater last year, but here is what colors currently available.

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Although the background on the dress is brown, 

I tried it with this black duster length cardigan and was 

pleasantly surprised how much I liked it. 

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To go with a complete surprise, 

I tried it this fun fringe boho sweater. 

The color may look grey, but it really a chambray blue shade.  

The blue seemed to make the mint less green and more blue.  

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One trend that is big for this season is more maximal 

looks than ever before with lots of pattern mixing. 

I loved the way this vest demonstrates that trend. 

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This is my final option for toppers  and my favorite look. 

The orange Marla Wynn sweater is sold out. 

Her line is a new love of mine and I own 2 pants from that line in addition to 

this very thick, warm and beautiful kimono sweater. 

Dear Readers,  This was a very fun adventure, I actually tried the dress on as soon as it

arrived and explored all these options by trying them on.  The dress is a swing dress and

a few options I tried didn’t work, the specific one that comes to mind was a peplum jacket.

Do you have a favorite out of these options?  Would love to hear from you, so please comment! 

The principal of buying printed items that work with pieces in your closet can work with tops as well.

Of course this doesn’t have to require a purchase of something new, how about finding something print in your own closet and see what you have to pair with it, warning you may find yourself wanting to add something else to your closet, lol  

Gratitude

I am grateful to my style sister for noticing my comment on Grace & Beauty , and making sure I knew it was back in stock. 

I am grateful for the fun memory this venture stirred up in me, as my mother was very good at picking one color out of a print and making outfits.  In fact at her funeral one mom she had babysat for mentioned just that to me, as she was always so impressed to come home and find what outfit my mother had put together for her son. 

I am grateful that I am back on a weight loss journey and have lost 6lbs in three days. 

I am grateful for spending time with friends this week as I had lunch with two friends and coffee with another. 

 

 

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4 Responses to "Versatility of a Patterned Dress"

I do love this dress Tracey—I actually saw it on Cyndi of Grace & Beauty awhile ago!
I can’t wait to see it on you!!
jodie
http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

Won’t be wearing it since we are having a few days in the 8o’s this week, uggh!

I’m in love with this dress!! I’m not a fan of mint…but that mint moto jacket paired with that dress…
#perfection

thank you! My guess is that mint is probably not a color that looks good on you, then.. It’s not for everyone.

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