Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A tale of two prints...

While I consider myself to be a pro when it comes to mixing colors, I'm that much more novice and a nervous wreck when it comes to mixing patterns and prints!
So when the beautiful Marion, of  Marionberry Style  announced this month's  'Trend of the Month Challenge' as pattern mixing, it really came as a gargantuan challenge to me!

 'Dear friends, welcome to a tale of two prints!'



LOOK 1:





                                                                           What I Am wearing:
                                                                                                             Look 1:
                                                          dress worn as top- Old Navy    skirt- H&M    flats- random store in NYC
                                                          bag and bracelets- H&M(gift from a dear friend)    sunnies- Kenneth Cole


At first, none of the printed pieces in my closet seemed to work well together!
It was after many a trials and errors in front of the mirror that I ended up creating two looks with this very versatile, pin-striped, neon green dress worn as top.
For amateurs like myself, I would suggest mixing two smaller prints, like I've done in Look 1(stripes and floral) or a smaller print with a larger print, like I've done in look 2(stripes and dots).

LOOK 2:




                                                                         What I Am Wearing:
                                                                                                          Look 2:
                                                        dress worn as top- Old Navy    skirt- The Limited    bag- Aldo   ring- Rue 21
                                                                           flats and sunnies- Kenneth Cole    bracelets- H&M(gift from a dear friend)


After all that thinking, I still could not decide which combo looked better.
The ball is now in your court.  

Tell me, which look you like more, 1 or 2, or if at all you like any of them?

Also, today I'm linking up with  The Pleated Poppy  for her What I Wore Wednesday and  Rolled Up Pretty  for her Whatever Whenever Wednesday.

                  Thanking you                                                                                                  Yours fashionably
                                                                                                                                            Juneli
                                                                                                                                

47 comments:

  1. Both work. But I like look 2 better. And you look nice
    I'm also planning on joining the challenge and I'm already considering doing two looks. That's what Marionberry did also.

    k at www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

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  2. Nice mix and match prints.
    Your outfit is fun, cute, adorable .... well done. Colors are amazing.
    The polka dots skirt is a dream .... beautiful.

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  3. I love both nut my favorite is the 2nd one!! You look lovely!

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  4. Both work..I prefer look 1..lyk the bracelets..

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  5. Gorgeous look,i love the skirt
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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  6. I think both work but I love #2! Stripes and polka dot mix so well together!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Win a statement necklace!

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  7. You look so cute in both of these outfits. But I HAVE to go with look 2.. it's polka dots, and you know I can't turn down polka dots! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  8. Both very nice looks, but my fav is the 2nd one!
    The skirt print looks perfect combined with your top!
    xxx

    S

    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  9. At first glance, I love look #1. They are both small prints and from far away, don't even look like prints. Great job, girl!

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  10. I definitely like the 2nd one with the giant polka dots! ;-)

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  11. I love look 2, stripes and polka dots are lovely combination :)

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  12. Be still my heart! LOVE both! But hellllllllooooooo number 2! I want to borrow steal and replicate this look. Girl that top is so fun!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  13. Thank you all for such wonderful comments!

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  14. Both look great on you! I love the way you've mixed the colors & prints! Super classy!

    XO

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  15. Juneli, both looks are awesome! You did a great job. Pattern mixing can be intimidating, but you look like a doll.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  16. Look 1 looks absolutely great. Also, like how you have paired polka dot with stripes in the second look.
    Great job!

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  17. Look 2 is gorgeous!
    I love the polka dot print so much :)
    msamyaguilera.blogspot.com
    Amy x

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  18. You look like a DOLL in these looks...Love both the looks :)

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  19. Loving the neon top and the polka dot skirt - SO fun!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  20. I think you did a great job mixing patterns in both looks. Stripes and florals, stripes and polka dots are looking great! Here's another tip if you ever try pattern mixing on the blog...photograph the outfit either with the garments laying on the floor or hanging. Even though the pattern may look overwhelming in person...in photos that may not be the case :)

    Excellent job with the challenge!

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    1. That is a great tip, Bessie! I would definitely do it the next time! Thanks hon!

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  21. love love love both looks ! you are a real diva !! :)
    Love,

    Bong's Belleza

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  22. Am in love with look 2! love both your skirts though:)


    Shubhi's Revels!

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  23. Okay, Look 1 is really cute, but I LOVE Look 2! That bright striped shirt is fantastic!! And when you mix it with the big polka dots, it's like the perfect mix of patterns!

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  24. I love the skirt you are wearing in #2, but prefer the overall look of number #1.

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  25. Love your polka dot skirt and the way you mixed it is so cute :)

    xoxo
    Stella

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  26. You have a special way to show the trends that are better for you.

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  27. Both are cute...I rather fancy the polka dot skirt so my vote goes there! =)
    xo,
    nancy

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  28. Both looks are great, but i prefer look 1 more! Lovely blog you have here. :)

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  29. Love your second look. The polkadots skirt is adorable

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  30. I absolutely love both looks! I would have never thought to pair that floral skirt with the neon green, but I love it. :)

    -Mary @ Style That Moves

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  31. Totally loveable pattern & shape combos!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  32. I love both outfits! The bright stripe top looks amazing with both the polka dots and floral print skirt :)

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  33. great outfits! i can't decide which one i like better! <3
    thanks for stopping by my page! followingu back! =)

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  34. both oufits are cute, first of them is girly for shopping or dance all night and the second one is more classy like you are President's wife :)

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  35. Nice dress!!! I love it....I could wear this days and nights....haha....xoxo

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  36. Loving the mix in both outfits..you have to check out my post with my neon tee and dalmation print pants...such a similar idea...
    Sheree x
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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  37. Both looks are lovely, but if I had to choose, I would pick #2 because I LOVE polka dots and that skirt is adorable! You're giving me very good ideas for more pattern mixing outfits in the future!
    XO,
    Jenny
    http://www.jensoutfitjournal.com/

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  38. love both looks, but that polka dot skirt has my vote! :)

    Chioma
    C’s Evolution of Style

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  39. I love all your looks, I can't decide what my favourite is! Amazing you can get so many looks out of one top! I love your has too, beautiful! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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