Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It's raining, it's pouring



Outfit Details:

top - H&M, skirt - H&M, lace blouse - Forever 21, necklace - Locale, shoes - Banana Republic

Normally, rain in the summer makes me scowl and wistful for a sunny day. But despite the cold fall-ish spring, it's been an unusually hot and dry summer. The grass around us is patchy and brown, the trees are wilting, and all we can do find relief in the air conditioned indoor or take dips in the pool of our good friends next door.

So when I awoke this morning to a torrential downpour of rain, I jumped out of bed and did a little fist pump.

Today is Everybody Everywhere Mixed Prints day. Since I happened to be pattern mixing (in the sense of textures and print), I figured it was a good day to submit my first entry. The cool weather inspired me to pull together a palatte of fall colours. While I'm not ready for the cold weather just yet, the rain is a welcome visitor today. Let's just hope he doesn't make himself a permanent houseguest.



While taking a quick snap of the necklace I'm wearing, I figured I'd share one of my favourite furniture pieces in the house. Don't you just love the panelled wood, the little knot holes and imperfections of the table. The graceful columns are in perfect contrast to the heaviness of the table, and add the right touch of femininity. It's funny. When shopping for fashion, it's all I can do to reign myself in and not buy everything I love on the spot. With clothes, you have the opportunity to wear different clothes everyday and all those fabulous pieces will be worn. But when it comes to decor, there are only so many pieces you can showcase in your home so each one has to be absolutely perfect.


Pattern Mixing | Everybody, Everywear

10 comments:

Pheobe said...

Hello! What you did here was quite clever. I never thought to mix the pattern of a lace with an actual print of the skirt. It's very unique and I'll definitely try it sometime!

Awesome job!
Pheobe-pballoonjournal2.blogspot.com

Dee said...

Wow I love your outfit. I love the Forever21 blouse withe the cute skirt:) And the shoes are adorable. :)
xx

whenlifehandsyouapear said...

Love this! It's so feminine and pretty. And I adore this lace top! I tend to avoid lacy things just because I'm not sure how to incorporate them with other pieces, but you've got it down!

vintageglammz said...

Can you believe i have the EXACT lace top? Except i got mine from Target Australia (for about $35AUD). It's identical to yours! Cute outfit :-)

literatureandlace.com said...

I found you through EBEW, and I just wanted to say that I love that you didn't go for the normal pattern-mixing staples. I didn't even consider the pattern of lace! I love the way your outfit turned out. :)

two birds said...

what a beautifully feminine outfit! and yes, i do love this table!

Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) said...

Wow what a great outfit. Can't believe the pieces are from H&M, you look so great :)

Michelle said...

CUTE outfit - I really love the feminine lace top. very pretty!

Meagan said...

Absolutely love that lace top. Such a nice outfit!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

cute outfit! And your home looks gorgeous too!

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