Thursday Thoughts: Pattern Mixing

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A recent purchase has caused me to think a great deal about pattern mixing. I love the following blouse and skirt from Anthropologie; they were shown together in either the catalog or on the website. I wonder, however, if I am brave enough to pull it off.


Blouse (see more tie neck blouses)


Skirt (see more cotton skirts)

I think that these pieces are really great, and they really add variety to my wardrobe. However, I keep asking myself if they should be worn together. What do you think? Do you mix patterns? Do tell!

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Looking Forward!

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My online PS sent me pictures of two skirts yesterday, and she told me that these skirts will be released on the J. Crew website soon. Here are the pics:

I really like this bright color! I’m trying to add more color to my wardrobe, so I’m looking forward to trying this lovely skirt on!

I really like the bow on this skirt, but I’m concerned about how the brown tones in the skirt will look against my skin.

What do you think of these skirts? Do tell!

J. Crew New Arrivals

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I stopped by my store yesterday to check out the new arrivals. It was a pretty decent size rollout, and I found a few things that I really like. If you can’t tell already, I LOVE pencil skirts. I have a hard time finding pants/jeans that fit me properly. Here are a few pics of a new No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Tweed. The sizing in the tweed No. 2 Pencil skirts has been off for me. The No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Gilded Tweed was too tight in the hips in a size 14, the Harvest Tweed in a size 14 fit me well, but I sized down to a 12 in the following tweed skirt.

I really like this skirt; it looks great with bright colors. I’m thinking about pairing the skirt with another new item that was in my store yesterday, the Fiesta Purple color of the Blythe blouse in silk:

My store also had a few new colors in the jackie sweater. I really like the Maraschino Cherry color seen here:

There was also a new Natasha top in a leopard print. And, I saw 2 new boy shirts, one of which is the flannel boy shirt that was in the most recent online rollout. Finally, I saw lots of new cable sweaters, as well as the Majesty Peacoat in Navy. I was hoping to grab the following shirt, but my store doesn’t have it yet:

Have you seen the new arrivals in store? If so, what do you think of this new rollout? Did you purchase anything? Do tell!

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Review: J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Royal Paisley

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I received the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Royal Paisley last week. I really like the pattern and the quality. The fabric is sturdy and the colors are simply beautiful! My only concern is how to style it. Here are a few pics:

I really like how the skirt is styled on the J. Crew website here:

ETA: Check out the wonderful styling options for this skirt here and here on the wonderful A Bigger Closet!

What do you think of the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Royal Paisley? Do you own it? Do tell!

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J. Crew 25% Off Promo

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I was super excited to find out that J. Crew was offering 25% off everything earlier this week! So, dear readers, I had to grab a few things. Here’s what I ordered:

The Eden Cardigan in Heather Viridian Green

I also grabbed the Blythe Blouse in Neon Azalea

And, finally, I grabbed the Pencil Skirt in Wool Crepe in Decadent Red

That’s my sale haul! Did you take advantage of this promo? If so, please tell what you purchased!