Stripes on Stripes

I love experimenting with pattern mixing, but sometimes when people think of pattern mixing they do not think of mixing two of the same kinds. In this outfit I chose to mix two different vertical stripes. This cannot work with just ANY or ALL striped pieces so be cautious with your choice. My pants are navy with thin, spaced out double white pinstripes. Although they have plenty of stripes, they are subtle enough to not be over powering. From afar they can almost pass as solid navy. My top is white and gray stripes with no extra spacing. This worked well because the colors weren’t standing out or fighting for attention. The gray and white almost blur together where a white and black stripe or other bright or dark color would pop too much and not mesh with the stripes on the pants. I was sure to keep the whole outfit on the gray/dark tone side.

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Now I am not usually one to wear dark colors or outfits. I wear them and I do like them, I just mostly end up leaning towards colors. When I do wear a darker outfit I like to add some kind of pop of color or in this case flare. To not be completely dark with this ensemble, I added my very shiny, rose gold Steve Madden DAISIE pumps and a statement necklace that was gold with pinkish stones. This way my metals (mostly) matched and added some kind of shine. Something had to stand out! It is fun to add bright shoes to a dark outfit, that way they are your statement piece. I actually think I built this outfit around the shoes. Statement pieces do not just have to be around your neck in a necklace form, they can be any piece of your outfit, shoes, accessories, handbag, blazer, etc. This was a fun way to spice up a work outfit, I got a lot of compliments in the office.

Do you have any pattern mixing success stories? I always feel like a winner when I pull one off! Do you get the same vibes?

Happy Friday Jr! Outfit is linked below:

  • Pants – Mine are Leith from Nordstrom but they are sold out, similar linked here
  • Top – A New Day from Target, linked here
  • Heels – Steve Madden DAISIE (currently on “pre-order”) linked here
  • Necklace – Perry Street from Rocksbox linked here (PS- if you use my code THEBLAWXOXO you get your first month of Rocksbox for free!)

Rocksbox #2

My Rocksbox this month may have been even prettier than my last! I got two pairs of earrings and another GORGEOUS statement necklace. I am not going to lie, I was very close to wanting to buy all three items but had some self control!

First up, these perfect Ava Rose Austin Earrings in Gold and Mother of Pearl. Did I say they were perfect already? The color lets them go with SO MUCH and can be worn with a dressy or casual outfit. I wore them to dress up my slightly dressed down work outfit. What is also great about them is they are not too heavy. I love statement earrings or dangly ones in general but I usually cant wear them all day because my ears start hurting. It is funny, I used to never think I would like earrings like these, who knew?!

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Second! These fun Aster Linnea Earrings in mixed Metal. I feel like I had fireworks hanging from my ears! These are really an eye catcher, I got a lot of compliments on them. In my option they are a bit more edgy, which I try to do sometimes… but doesn’t always work out for me. I’ve said before, my coworkers are always ALL in black and I’m over there in our meeting in like bright pink LOL! These earrings are a little heavier than the first but still weren’t bad.

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Lastly, the beautiful necklace! Again it is by Perry Street, like the last one that I ended up buying, and the other one I got on clearance from Rocksbox (for $19!) that I haven’t showed you yet… Clearly Perry Street is my favorite. This one is called the Vega Statement Necklace. All of the statement necklaces are just so sparkly and I love me some bling. It makes your look that much better. This necklace had a sort of star look going on too, do I sense a theme of this box? I wore this necklace a couple times, once with a normal simple top and the second tucked under a collar. I love that kind of look for work, it is so preppy and cute.

If you still want to try out Rocksbox you still have a little time to use buy code THEBLAWXOXO to get your first month free. It is fun and lets you try stuff you normally wouldn’t!

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Enjoy and thank me later, happy Friday!

Fancy Flats!

I know I got these almost a month ago but I just love them! I am talking about my mustard yellow, embellished slingback flats by Topshop at Nordstrom. When I first wanted them my friends were like nah don’t get those, except for Heather of course, she gets me and yellow gets both of us. I had them on my wish list since I saw them, I even already had an outfit planned to go with them which yes is the outfit below.

The day after black Friday, my style girl Taylor at the Brea Nordstrom text me to let me know they were having an additional 20% off sale items! I took a look and there they were! My flats, on sale, for like $27ish. Of course I bought them, they are just so cute! My outfit that I had in mind was my olive green chinos from A New Day at Target (um yes only $19.99), my gray and white striped sweater, also from A New Day at Target, and my Perry Street Necklace from Rocksbox. Look how cute it is!

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Find the look here:

  • The flats are sold out 😦 BUT they have the black leather ones STILL on sale, linked here from Nordstrom!
  • Olive green straight leg slim chinos from Target
  • Gray and white striped pullover sweater from Target
  • Colette statement necklace by Perry Street from Rocksbox

PS- I meant to post this days ago but with the holidays it slipped past me!

PPS- I hope you all had a merry Christmas!

Rocksbox!

Have you ever heard of Rocksbox? If you have you know how cool it is, if you haven’t then let me tell you! Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription box that delivers three pieces of designer jewelry to your door for $21 a month! You get to wear all three pieces and return them, OR if you absolutely love one, two, or all three pieces you can buy them. This is my first box and I already purchased one of the items… it was just too perfect to pass up!

What I love about this subscription is that fact that you are technically renting your jewelry. I like trying new accessories but I often end up with a lot of pieces I bought for a specific event and then don’t wear for a really long time. With Rocksbox I get to have new pieces all the time and not worry about buying them full price and leaving them to collect dust. If during the month of my box I have a piece I have worn multiple times and can see myself wearing it even more, then I can buy it. It is like testing out your accessories before buying committing.

In my current set I got a statement necklace, a pair of earrings, and a bracelet. My favorite is the necklace, this is the piece I bought:

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It is the Colette Necklace by Perry Street and it is absolutely beautiful! I have worn it three times already and I already can’t wait to wear it again. It is just so sparkly.

The earrings I received are called the Vivienne Ear Climbers by Gorjana. I have never tried ear climbers before but they are so cool! These ones were fun yet still dainty. It is a different way to wear fun earrings without having to wear dangly ones.

Lastly I got a bracelet by Kendra Scott called the Laura Pinch Bracelet in Turquoise Magnesite. I love this style of bracelet because one they are dainty and you can layer them, and two, you can adjust this type of cuff which is great when you have thin wrists like I do.

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If you love accessories or you want to get into wearing them, this is a great subscription box for anyone. I cannot wait to see what comes in my next set! When you sign up you add at least 30 items to your wish list, then your assigned stylist will choose items for your from you list. I was so excited and there were so many cute pieces that I added 160 to my wish list when I first signed up… Before your set is ready to ship out you get the chance to preview it and change out one item if you want, or you can just be surprised and see it when it comes in. If you want to give it a try use my code “theblawxoxo” to get your first month free! My sister already signed up and ended up buying the same necklace as me because she saw me wearing it Check out Rocksbox here!