Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Buffalo, Stripes, & Chambray

Tee (similar) and Chambray (similar) - Loft / Jeans - Madewell / Scarf - Old Navy (gifted) / Boots - Sole Society / Watch - Kate Spade

Pattern mixing used to be such a scary thing (I remember being totally freaked to try this combo back in 2013!) but now I don't even realize I'm doing it. A little buffalo plaid with stripes? No problem. I probably should have tossed in some leopard to really make it fun. I got this scarf for Christmas and I love how easy it is to wear. It's just one small loop that goes right over your head so you don't have to worry about twisting it around or getting it to fall right. Scarves for beginners.

Oh, and yes, you're right, I am wearing those Madewell jeans again. I was this close to taking them back, and then my go-to pair started to disintegrate. I decided I was just being a bit hypercritical of them, the knees really aren't any bigger than any other pair I own. And in case you're wondering, I did break my "no more boots" ban and grabbed another pair during Sole Society's after Christmas sale. They were final sale, which was a bit of a mistake because they hit my ankle bone a little funny. With extra thick socks it isn't that noticeable, but I'm hoping they break in a little better.

 In other clothes related news, I have to get my headshot taken at work today, which was weirdly stressful to plan an outfit for. It feels like getting ready for school photos all over again. I'm writing this post in advance, so fingers crossed I didn't freak out and pick out something totally crazy this morning!

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  1. Well hello adorableness. Random note: Last night I had to come to your blog to look for a post and then I had a dream I had your color of hair. It was the best because I have always wanted your color and then I woke up and had plain old brown.

  2. Today is apparently plaid and stripes day in my blog reader! That's okay, I'm loving the look :)

    If you have a space heater at home you can speed up the break in process on those boots. I had read that you can hurry up the break in process on shoes by using a blow dryer on them while you're wearing them for a couple minutes at a time. Turns out wearing them while sitting beside a space heater does just as well, I broke in my wedding shoes really quickly that way :)

  3. Isn't pattern mixing the best!? Totally glad it became a trend and it does come a lot easier to me now that I have been doing it a while! This is such a great combo on you and I LOVE those boots!



  4. What a great casual look.

    Have a wonderful day!
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  5. Haha - I am the same way with pattern mixing!! Half the time I don't even realize I'm doing it! You can never go wrong with checks and stripes!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

  6. Love the pattern mixing!! That scarf is amazing!

  7. I recently just showed two of my newst buffalo plaid pieces. I own a similar scarf also. Great pattern-mix Christina. =)

  8. I do still have to get school pictures taken every year, and it's stressful, I feel ya! Love the striped top with the plaid scarf!

  9. Loving everything here- you're a print-mixing pro, and those boots are gorgeous.
    Happy almost-weekend! :)


  10. I love those boots! You can never have too many pairs :)

  11. You are looking so long and lean in this outfit, Kristina! I love the tee + chambray layered together, and what a great scarf that doesn't have to be looped or anything. A no-fuss scarf is pretty awesome! :)

  12. love this look! cute scarf!

    love from San Francisco,