pink pattern party (aka ode to A)

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Sometimes, we just know a kindred spirit right when we meet them, right? This is definitely how I feel about my friend A. The first time I met her, I noticed her jazzy glasses and shoes…and I just knew we would get along. Over the years, we’ve traded nail and clothing tips- and when I started getting migraines again, A. was my go-to doctor/friend. She tuned me right up, and happened to have a skirt in her bag for me (the one featured here!). I mean, what more can a girl ask for? Migraine free and a fancy twirly skirt? Well, let’s just say, I’m glad to have met her, for a variety of reasons- this look is my ode to A.

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Top: Gap via thrift ($3, retails for approx $50)

Skirt: gift

Shoes: Kohl’s ($23 marked down from $55)

Necklace: Anthropologie ($15 marked down from $60)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) Sometimes, okay more than sometimes, I just go full-blown pattern mash-up. This look is definitely an example of serious pattern clashing- though I kept the look coherent by wearing shoes that had the colors of both my top and my skirt. When pared down, the look is essentially a mix of black, white and pink, which seems to work- despite being three different prints! My Pinterest board is FULL of pattern mixing looks- you can check out my Pinterest board if you’re looking for more inspiration- you can find it here.

2) Hands down, for me, the easiest thing to thrift is a button-down top. If you haven’t thrifted much or are looking to thrift more, I recommend starting in the “long sleeve button down” section of any thrift shop. First, button-downs really don’t need to be specifically fitted since they are often layered and/or tucked in to pants or skirts. Second, most thrift store stock a LOT of button-downs, so you are likely to find at least 1-2 tops (or 3-4!) that you like. Target price for a button down at a thrift store? About $2-$6. Happy hunting!

Anyone else loving full skirts and pattern mixing this summer? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so very much!

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24 thoughts on “pink pattern party (aka ode to A)

  1. you know how much i love clashing-yet-working pattern mixes, right? well, this one is right up there in my number one fave! it’s unexpected, bold, but works in every way. LOVE IT! 🙂

  2. Your friends sounds like she is a kind hearted and loving person. I love how you’ve mixed up your prints, it’s unexpected but works beautifully! Love this👌😍

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.com

  3. Your friend A sounds great, meeting women you share a kindred spirit with is no easy feat so when you do they should be celebrated as you’ve done with this post. I’m liking the Pattern/Colour Print Mash Up! Thanks for following my blog and hope you have time to check out my more recent posts. Have a Fab Tues!

  4. Mixing 3 différent prints is a bold move but it happens to be awesome !
    Love the outfit ! You are beautiful !

  5. If I have not said it enough, you are the queen of pattern mash up and you rock it! I hear ya about having a great friend like yours in life, they just make everything so much better, by just being there, dont they? Hang on tight to yours 🙂
    Cheers!

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