You know you’re a fashion blogger when… you can take pictures in public because there’s a cool backdrop and not care what anyone thinks.
Well, I must not be a fashion blogger then.
I felt cute this day. I was wearing a skirt & tights. I actually did my makeup (a rarity these days) and I put a little effort into my hair.
Then we were walking home from school and I saw this beautiful wooden garage door type thing. There was no one around, it was perfect!
“Tae wait!” I said. “Can you take a picture really fast?”
Now I guess to any child of a blogger taking pictures to document almost every aspect of life is not that abnormal. Tae has taken quite a few of my outfit posts. He was my very first photographer!
I took off my jacket, dropped in on the ground with my purse really fast. Made Eli go stand next to Tae so he didn’t get in the way.
“Now go Tae! Take the picture!”
He snapped two, one of which was usable, and then people started staring. I lost my gusto, put my jacket away, and walked shamefully back to the apartment…
Here’s what he got.
Luckily for me, it worked for Copy Cat Closet challenge this week! Alissa from Rags to Stitches (she’s also over on the side bar—> check her out!) so graciously challenged us to mixing patterns and colors. I love this idea, it opens up your wardrobe to so much potential!
Here’s Alissa’s look for inspiration:
How cute is she?! And she mixes the patterns so wonderfully. Here are a few tips she gives when mixing patterns & colors:
- When mixing patterns and colors try to find pieces with coordinating colors.
- Mixing patterns work better when one pattern doesn’t stand out as much as the other.
- Experiment with what’s in your closet.
- Be confident – Beauty comes with confidence + if you confidently show off your mixed patterns + colors people will love your outfit as much as you do.
I know I wrote this in the e-mail, but can I just get an AMEN to that last point? Confidence is what makes outfits work!!
If you’re wondering what CopyCat Closet is, it’s a weekly e-mail that is sent out on Thursdays with a style challenge/inspiration. You can then recreate a look & make it work for you and what you have in your wardrobe. Then come back here or to Kelley’s place on Wednesday and link up said cute outfit! Browse around to some other styles inspirations to see what people have come up with!
If you weren’t able to create the challenge/inspiration outfit, we’d still love to have you link up! The link up is open to all fashion related posts, so join in!
If you’d like to be a part of it, you can sign up here:
And before we look at all your beautiful link ups, I wanted to tell everyone that we’re having a Twitter party on Monday, January 21st with Radiant Cosmetics! If you don’t know about them, go take a look at their site. They sell beautiful beauty products and support women caught up in human trafficking. This month is human trafficking awareness month & we’re doing our part by hosting this party! There will be prizes, good conversations, & fun so we hope you join! Tomorrow we will have the link up, so make sure to come back!
Now, it’s time to show off what you put together!! Link up below or with Kelley at The Grant Life, visit some fellow ladies & share the love!