February 12, 2013

Mix N Match

Want to know a semi-secret? I'm pretty terrible at incorporating patterns into my wardrobe. Yes, it's true. More often than not will I choose an article of clothing in a solid color (or stripes, maybe) and call it good. Since I started styling blogging two and a half or so years ago,  I've definitely seen my style grow and evolve into something I had always hoped it would be (classic, yet unique at the same time), and patterns have definitely played a big part in helping me to do this.  To me, personal style is all about finding a balance between your true style, and any other styles and trends you're into at the time and want to play around with, which leads usually leaves you with a solid foundation and an ever growing, ever evolving taste for a slight change. Style really is a fickle matter, but one that I've grown to love even more these past few years. I'm curious to know, what are your thoughts on personal style?

Outfit details:
Cardigan: Madewell
Scarf: Dillards
Dress c/o Marshalls
Bracelets: Kate Spade & Stowe Street
Leggings: Nordstroms Rack
Kipper Booties: c/o Blowfish Shoes

Life has been so, so busy lately, but I'm trying to take a breather moment and just remember to take things one at a time. On another note, the buzz of a new baby puppy added to our family on Sunday (see her sweet little face here!) has been keeping things lively, and quite interesting around here. She's a real doll though and I can't wait to share more about her with you all very soon!

What are you up to today? How do you manage stressful/busy days?
-Chelsea xo


  1. Congrats on the new puppy! She's adorable!

  2. haha my secret: I don't match, ever! I've worn up to four patterns at once, and thought, eh, it works. I literally just put on clothes and it works well for me to not try so hard with color coordinating. I nix some things here and there when it's clearly not working, and usually just match fabric that flows together. More often than not, I have brown boots with a black belt and blue purse, or something along those lines hehe. Confidence is my favorite accessory :) :)