Pattern Mixing / Life Update

I suppose I should start with the life update because that’s why you’re all here, right? If only I could portray my sarcasm on the internet.

Anyways – I have some VERY exciting trips planned for the near future! When I was living in Arkansas I volunteered my seat on a flight home and I got over 1,000 dollars in delta dollars! (Seriously. Volunteer your seat if you ever have the chance!) I have to use this money within the year so I decided to go to Paris in December!! I’m going to Europe for three weeks with my dear friend, Shane, and I couldn’t be more excited. One of my very best friends is teaching ESL in France and I’ve been wanting to visit her ever since I graduated in May. 

The reason I decided to go in December? Another exciting tidbit of my life ladies and gentlemen – I’m moving back to Arkansas! My friend needed a roommate and I need a change of scenery. I know, it doesn’t sound like the most exciting place in the world but I grew to really love it and I still know many people still out there. 

Anyways – the outfit! I started off with this striped dress I got from Primark when I was studying abroad. For a 7$ dress – it sure has held up well. I try and stop myself from wearing everyday. It’s just so comfortable! I also wore a faux suede jacket I picked up from the Urban Outfitters sale rack a few years ago. I always seems to forget about this jacket but now it’s totally back in style! It’s got a really fuzzy inside so it’s super warm. 

My favorite part of my outfit is definitely my scarf though. Also an urban outfitters find – it’s a giant blue and red scarf with tassels! It’s got an abstract print on it, which I think works really well with the structured stripes on my dress. I also find pattern mixing to be a lot easier if one item is colorful and the other is monochrome. It makes everything a bit less overwhelming. 

As for my shoes I went for my black loafers I picked up from Payless for 7$! They are pretty plain but perfect for exploring! I guess I didn’t wear anything thrifted in this outfit! I didn’t even realize that. I think that’s the first time it has happened in a while. 

Enough rambling – I hope you enjoyed this post! What did you think of my pattern mixing? Do you have any exciting travel plans coming up? 

Let me know if the comments down below!

Lee 

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Cat mom, thrift addict, and lover of a good cup of tea.

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