Wednesday, March 14, 2012

madame mix alot

Day 13 of my 30X30 Remix Challenge and I am mixing it up with stripes + floral patterns. Print mixing has been all over the internets, and I am glad I finally took the plunge!
I was nervous to dip my toe into this trend, but mixing florals and stripes seemed a natural place to start 
(it also helps that there are so many amazing printed clothing items in stores right now!).
The images below are from two lovely bloggers who had great advice for first time print mixers. 
Helpful tips:
- Mix patterns/prints that have similar color palettes (red strips + floral skirt with red tones)
- Stripes play well with most other patterns
- Most importantly, have fun. Mix prints from your closet until you get a good match!

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Other mixing pairs I am wanting to try (after my 30 day challenge): 
floral+leopard, stripes+stripes, floral+dots
Have you tried print mixing yet? Which patterns did you pair up together?
{ J.Crew Skirt {similar here, here, here} / StyleMint Broadway tee / J.Crew Ballet Flats {affordable option} / BaubleBar necklace }
Also, I have BIG news! I have reached 100 followers on my Google Friend Connect! I did not start this blog with a focus on stats/traffic/world wide fame, but I am so super excited to have found a community of amazing, like minded bloggers who are as passionate as I am about mixing up their closet, navigating trends vs. classic pieces, and having fun with their wardrobe!

To thank you for following me on my blogging journey, I am going to give you an opportunity to win a BaubleBar necklace in my FIRST giveaway!!

I recently picked up my first BaubleBar item, the necklace above, and picked up one for you as well!
This teal collar necklace is so beautiful, and I know that whoever wins will be able to wear this piece a TON this Spring and for many seasons to come!
How to win:
Follow me on Google Friend Connect (left side bar of my blog)
and Bloglovin'
--> leave your email address (so I can notify you if you win!) <--
and confirmation that you are following along in the comments

Extra entries:
Follow me on Twitter
and/or
Sign up for BaubleBar so you can check out all of the other lovely pieces too!
(again, let me know you did it in the comments)
The giveaway entries will be closed next Wednesday, March 21st at midnight (CST).
**This giveaway is now CLOSED, thank you for your entries**

Thank you, thank you, thank you! 
I am beaming over here!
xx
Jessica

35 comments:

  1. Following following!
    millienewell@gmail.com
    I realized I forgot to add it! lol

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  2. I signed up for BaubleBar.

    xo erica

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  3. Following you on twitter!

    xo erica

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  4. Love the necklace, I'm following via GFC and bloglovin

    xo erica
    ericamarie04@gmail.com

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  5. Jessica, you are too cute! I just spent way too much time reading all your latest entries, and I am now a devoted follower. 

    Crossing my fingers for the necklace win :) 

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  6. Bravo for pattern-mixing!

    I follow you on GFC, bloglovin, and twitter. My e-mail is LaurenK009@gmail.com : )

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  7. I also signed up for BaubleBar! 

    PS Loving your 30x30 challenge!
    janessa1020@gmail.com

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  8. I am following you on GFC and Bloglovin'!

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  9. Sarah, how in the world did you make that cute little twitter "button" with your handle on it in the comment? I am so internet/code/html dumb!
    xx

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  10. January, can you leave me your email address or a link to your blog so I can easily notify you if you win? Thanks dear!
    xx

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  11. Millie, you are the sweetest! You didn't leave your email, I'm sure I know where to find you if you win. Do you have a blog too? I would love to read it!
    xx

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  12. emily, thank you for entering! Can you leave your email address or a link to your blog so I can contact you if you win?
    xx

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  13. Congrats on hitting 100!
    I follow on GFC and Twitter. 
    Email: msfwithsarah@gmail.com Twitter @sarahctweets 
     

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  14. I love love LOVE your print mixing! How cute. You did an excellent job working that trend :)
    P.S. Your pug is adorable. I'll admit, I totally clicked on your link when I saw him in the picture...I'm a sucker for pugs.

    Happy Wednesday!
    Andrea

















    Left
    brain, right brain, pug brain.

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  15. I am following you on GFC, Bloglovin, and also signed up for Bauble Bar! Love your outfit! You look great!

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  16. Totally love this!  I love florals and stripes!  www.casualglamorous.com

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  17. Yay! One of these days I'm going to get you into blogging too!
    xx

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  18. Your #1 fan is following you on Google Friend Connect and Bloglovin! ;)
    I love the mix of patterns!

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  19. First of all - this outfit is one of my faves of yours! Totally loving that pretty floral skirt with the stripes and statement necklace. And second - that bauble bar necklace is fabulous....already following on GFC, but now on twitter and bloglovin' as well - yay! email is: carolanngrayster@gmail.com
    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray 

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  20. I follow you on GFC and twitter! Love your blog girl! You've got it goin on!

    peacelovesweettea@gmail.com 

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  21. I also follow you on Twitter! 

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! I already follow you on GFC and BL :)

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  23. Stripes and floral are AWESOME. I need to get myself a nice floral dress like said pictures.
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  24. And GFC and bloglovin!!! im a following fool! haha

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  25. Following you on Twitter, Instagram, and on here!! Yay give aways!!!! :) Cute outfit today!

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  26. Well sure! I love all of my followers, so for them I will ship pretty baubles anywhere! xx

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  27. Just followed on twitter too :)

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  28. is this open to your follower(s) in the UK? I follow by GFC. Love the necklace its a beauty! :)  and love todays outfit too, i do love me some floral and stripes! :D
    rachelturone@gmail.com

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  29. following on GFC and bloglovin'! looove bauble bar!!

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  30. SO cute!! I love that you are doing 30X30.
    http://mereandthemr.blogspot.com/

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  31. I also signed up for BaubleBar

    -Sharon
    thetinyheart@gmail.com
     

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  32. Congrats on 100 followers! I'm folliwng on GFC and Bloglovin'

    -Sharon
    thetinyheart@gmail.com

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  33. Following you on GFC, Bloglovin and twitter!  ;)  Thanks for this fab giveaway!  Looking presh today...loving the stripes and floral mix! shanna_schneider@hotmail.com

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Thank you for your comments, they make my day!!
xx