Black and White Paisley Pants and a Guest Fashionista

1While in New York City we went to a park almost every day and since we were staying near Central Park, we enjoyed adventures in the park many times.

On this particular day, I wore black and white paisley pants and another opportunity to wear the little black topper I bought in Harlem.

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By sheer coincidence and to my surprise, my dear friend Maggie bought one in a thrift shop in Canada. I had never seen her wear it, but when she saw the photos of my topper, she commented that she had the same one. This proves that I have good taste, since I bought the same thing as Maggie without knowing it. 🙂


Maggie is a true fashionista and thrift shopper, always finding the hidden treasures in consignment and secondhand shops. I love her style, she always wears beautiful outfits with great accessories. I love going shopping with her!


I bought this daisy bag in the same store as the toppers. Anyone who knows me well knows I love daisies!




❤️ Thank you Maggie for being my guest today!❤️




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20 Responses to Black and White Paisley Pants and a Guest Fashionista

  1. Pingback: Black and White Paisley Pants and a Guest Fashionista — fashion with compassion | By the Mighty Mumford

  2. Wow! What a neat coincidence. I love the topper and how you each styled it. Maggie is a great guest model. You are both so glamorous!

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  3. Loving the pop of red that you’ve added with your bag!

    Have a lovely day!
    xx Kris

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  4. Olga says:

    What a beautiful topper! No doubt I would grab it too if I saw it. It looks great with these paisley pants. And what pretty cute shoes!

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  5. Camille says:

    Great post, thanks for sharing 🙂 such stylish looks!

    Camille xo

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  6. Jodie says:

    I love that you each have the same top, Carmen!!! Definitely great minds thinking alike!!

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  7. Patti says:

    Such beautiful photos from the park! And you and Maggie both to look so smart in your black toppers. Thanks for linking up, XO

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  8. utesmile says:

    You both got great taste, I love that top and it looks so great on both of you!

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  9. josep-maria says:

    Dear Carmen, that day you opted for a bold mix of prints. A brave look and something different from your usual style. There is no doubt that it is beautiful, why play with the tones of your trip to NYC, white, black, red and all of them, mixed with intelligence, always work. I love the two prints (I see that Maggie also has it) and although I would not have put them together, they look nice together. I love your red shoes, they’re cute. Your photos without the shirt are still more beautiful, I feel more yours. It is wonderful how you integrate into the landscape, although in any garden you will always be the most beautiful flower.

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much dear Josep-Maria! I did not consider these prints bold. The topper is a mesh with tiny flecks, so I didn’t think that’s really a print. I think of it as a texture and because it has the same colours (black and white) I thought the outfit is a rather subtle mix. The red shoes are very comfortable from Jean’s store in Seattle.

      ❤ carmen


  10. Maggie says:

    Wow, thanks Carmen for letting me have the feel of being a model for fashion, I love fashion but can’t afford brand names. Few years ago , started thrift shopping and had being addicted to it , I was able to find brand names and good things. Love shopping with you too ! You have good taste and everything looks good on you !

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    • carmen says:

      The pleasure is mine Maggie! You have been an inspiration since I first met you. It’s wonderful to share style and our joy of dancing together. Thank you so much for your encouraging comments on my blog. Please be my guest anytime! 🙂

      ❤ carmen


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