Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Black & White Pattern Play

Taking blog photos is always an interesting fete as many of you know, especially when the background of your photos are tainted by a woman walking around in circles at the top of the hill listening to Cindi Lauper music, quickly followed by what sounded like dogs panting. Yeah, you read that right...panting; beyond strange. What can I say, it's never a dull moment.


Once we got past the interesting ambiance of the park of 80's throwbacks and panting dog music, we actually had a lot of fun snapping photos of our outfits. We recently partnered with Romwe and they were kind enough to send us a few pieces to check out. I chose this chic windowpane plaid sweater and I can honestly say it's amazing! It's super soft and the perfect length to wear with leggings–my winter staple as of late. I decided to skip the leggings for today and play up the winter white trend and play with my favorite patterns. My polka dot portofino top from Express and this awesome Kate Spade Saturday clutch made for a perfect mix of pattern when paired with the classic windowpane plaid. I topped off the look with a pair of red bow heels to add a little pop of color to the overall ensemble. Pattern play complete my friends!



*This post was done in collaboration with Romwe. All thoughts and opinions represent our own.


39 comments:

  1. I have never turned down a bow and polka dots! Eeekkkk! I love this!

    The Adored Life

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    1. Me either! Are we crazy for loving bows and polka dots so much? Ha!

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  2. Loved the snap of this you shared on Insta! Such a great mix of black and white with the red heels. And yes, blog pics are always interesting...

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Thanks Amy Ann! I've definitely tried to up my Instagram game because I always seem to forget to post my outfits or take pictures of any sort and post them. I'm a mess over here. :) Thanks for stopping by and I'm sure you have the same challenges with photo onlookers as we do.

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  3. Love, love, love!!!Love all the black and white, love all the patterns, and LOVE the pop of color! Gorgeous look!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Elise! I love a good black and white look, so this one may be one of my favorites to date with all the pattern. The red shoes definitely make the look pop with just enough color to complete the look.

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  4. Love the mix of black and white patterns and the fun pop of red! Those heels are beyond fabulous!

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    1. Thanks Laura! Black and white patterns are my favorite and they always seem to fit so perfectly together with a little pop of color. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. OMG! This looks so pretty! I love that windowpane blazer :) Very trendy but it seems like something that you can easily mix and match!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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    1. Windowpane plaid is one of my favorite prints and I'm so pumped I finally found a sweater in black and white. It's such a classic print and I can't wait to style this sweater with more outfits.

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  6. Eccentric woman, 80s pop and heavy breathing canines aside, anyone who dares to do shoots outside the comfort of their home is beyond brave in my books. Thus far, I've only taken pictures in my front, side and backyards, and I haven't ventured any further because I'm petrified :) kudos goes to you!!!! And I adore your outfit. So chic and fresh.

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    1. My bravery in that aspect comes from the fact that I have an equally stylish girl taking the photos, so we can be two dressed up weirdos together. Ha!

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  7. So cute! Love the eyelash sweater (looks super soft!) and the red pop in the heel!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. It was SO soft! I couldn't get over how comfortable it was. Thanks girl!

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  8. I love the mix of patterns. The sweater looks great. I love the texture.

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    1. Thanks Jess! I really enjoyed mixing several different prints together in this look.

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  9. Black and white is so my style and the pop of red from the bow heels...superb!! Obsessed with this look.

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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    1. Thanks Sheree! I love the combo of black and white and probably wear it far too often. When I do, I always try and add a pop of color to the look. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Love love love this sweater! The black and white will go with everything and I'm all about the windowpane pattern right now!

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    1. Thanks Katie! Seriously I love this sweater. It was thick and cozy without being the slightest bit bulky. I'm a big fan of windowpane plaid right now and I always seem to just stick to black and white versions of it.

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  11. I love this sweater, so beautiful and fashion

    Allen www.missydress.nl

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  12. It is hard for me to pick which aspect of your outfit I love the most! I really your polka dot bow blouse,your sweater, those fab shoes, and the cute clutch! There is so much I love about this look I could go on.

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    1. Aww, thank you Lanae! I love each of the items separately, so it was fun being able to mash them all together in one look.

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  13. Love this whole look! All the pattern mixing and the pops of red with the lips and those beautiful shoes (drool!)

    Carolyn
    http://www.stylishmemories.com

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    1. Thanks Carolyn! Those shoes are majorly drool-worthy, I would have to agree. :)

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  14. Nice! I love the shoes, but I'm sure I'd be tripping in them. I'm not good with heels.

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    1. They were actually surprisingly easy to walk in. I wish they made them in a flat version for you because the bows around the ankles are too cute.

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  15. Absolutely love your pattern mixing here!!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Thanks Darcy! I do love mixing pattern and black and white mixes are my absolute favorite.

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  16. Cute outfit! I love the mix of patterns, but LOVE those red heels!
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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    1. Thanks girl! I love mixing patterns together, but these shoes were totally a show stopper on this outfit.

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  17. Such fab pattern mixing & I love the pops of red!

    michellespaige.com

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    1. Thanks girl! Seriously loving dots and stripes together lately (as seen in our most recent post also, ha!)

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  18. I love this outfit for so many reasons: mix of textures, white and black palette, not to mention the fabulous red shoes. I have chosen to feature you as one of my favorite looks from last week's My Refined Style linkup. I will run the post on Monday. Thanks for sharing your style flair on the My Refined Style Linkup. See you next month!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  19. I love this outfit for so many reasons: mix of textures, white and black palette, not to mention the fabulous red shoes. I have chosen to feature you as one of my favorite looks from last week's My Refined Style linkup. I will run the post on Monday. Thanks for sharing your style flair on the My Refined Style Linkup. See you next month!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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    1. Thank you so much for featuring me, Shellie!

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