It Starts with a Pattern

Anthropologie Elevenses Geo Safari Vest & Catalina Snakeskin Necklace

Let’s face it, I have a pattern of selecting patterns in clothing.  While solids provide a multitude of options, for me, getting items with a print gives me an easy way out for styling.  With having a 9 month old puppy in the house, I really need easy, quick ways to plan outfits because he is wearing me out!  I want to get as much use from a piece I purchase, so I always look at its possibilities while still in the store.  Take this vest for instance.  I have shown it once before here on the blog in my Geo Everything post with a yellow skirt.   Anthropologie Elevenses Geo Safari Vest & Catalina Snakeskin Necklace

When I first purchased this vest, my first idea was to pair it with a long navy maxi skirt.  In essence, the color was pre-selected for me within the pattern so it was a natural choice.  I almost feel like it’s cheating by having my own built in color palette.  With this vests navy threads and embroidery, the color blended perfectly with the navy skirt.

Anthropologie Elevenses Geo Safari Vest & Catalina Snakeskin Necklace

As far as the necklace goes, that was a “hmmm, lets throw that on and see what it looks like” moment.  And whoo whoo, it looked great.  The biggest reason I really wanted to wear it was because this beauty fell apart on me last summer and had been sitting in a bag waiting to get repaired until just last week.  I was itching to wear it!
Sherriff Fringe Low Wedge by Payless

Fringe on the sandals give me that boho edge I so love and a yellow textured clutch ties into the yellow on the vest.  Now I still have the brown and wine colors in the vest to highlight in another look now that I have featured it with yellow and navy, not to mention, this lovely would look fab with just a pair of skinny jeans.Anthropologie Elevenses Geo Safari Vest & Catalina Snakeskin NecklaceSo there you have it, a simple way of looking at the possibilities with a patterned article of clothing.

Outfit Details:

Elevenses Geo Safari Vest: Anthropologie (plus size option)

Navy Maxi Skirt: Chelsea & Theodore via Poshmark seller brcamp (similar)

Catalina Snakeskin Necklace: Anthropologie (similar)

Yellow Raffia Clutch: LOFT (similar)

Sherriff Fringe Low Wedge: Payless


Patterned Tops

ONE  |  TWO  |  THREE  |  FOUR

Today’s Postivity Note

No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.

Be Blessed!


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  1. I’m so bad with prints, I feel like I need more of them in my wardrobe but I always go for neutrals or black and white prints. But I think this print is beautiful and I love the way you styled it with the blue it works so well together.

    1. You do have some prints! I have seen you rock some florals lately. I am obsessed with prints so sometimes my neutrals are lacking. Thanks for the compliment, I really like how this look came together.

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