My daughter inspired me to do pattern mixing. Jean started when she was a preschooler and insisted on choosing what she wanted to wear. She perfected the art of pattern mixing through the years. I suppose patchwork quilts are the original pattern mixing.
This skirt caught my eye at Macy’s on a day trip to New York State. It looks like patchwork but it’s really not; it’s the print of the fabric made to look like patchwork. It’s so vibrant and cheerful and makes me feel like dancing, so that’s just what I did–I wore it to a dance party and for a date night on my birthday this month.
Typically, Jean and I stick to monochromatic pattern mixing, but this skirt is so artistically mixed with every colour of the rainbow and several prints like leopard, houndstooth and florals. All I had to do was play it safe with a black top and black bamboo tights from Drizzle and Shine, my daughter’s eco-boutique in Seattle.
The vintage scarf I bought is a perfect match! I just love it when something I already have goes so well with something new. I’m wearing two necklaces with animal print beads, both made in Canada.
(Above photos were taken at INTERNATIONAL HOME INTERIORS. This store showcases exquisite, quality furniture and unique art from around the world. It’s worth the drive to Kitchener if you live in southern Ontario.)
Scarf: antique store
Necklaces: made in Canada
Tights: Drizzle and Shine
Shoes: Maggie’s clothing exchange
If you can’t see the bright side of life,
polish the dull side!