Today’s outfit is VERY simple and yet I still manage to throw in some pattern-mixing. Hi, my name is Jen, and I like to pattern-mix. :D
Summer dressing can be so easy! This outfit has just three main pieces — that’s it! — a black + white striped dress, a polka-dotted purse, and black strappy sandals. I really like how the mint strap of the crossbody bag just pops off those stripes. I might already have a favorite for the month!
I also threw in extra-subtle pattern-mixing by wearing these floral cloisonné earrings. I’m so sneaky. ;)
In case you’re wondering about my lip color, I’ve layered two lip stains together. First is a new lip stain I recently picked up, a purply color called “Shameless” from the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm collection. I then layered my favorite color, a neutral pink called “Honey” from the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain series, on top to tone down the purple a bit.
Details: Striped dress: Old Navy, gift-carded last spring / Strappy black sandals: Lands’ End, this spring / Polka-dotted crossbody bag: Fossil via Macy’s, gift-carded this spring
The backdrop is this old auto repair shop around our neighborhood. It’s on a side street, and I thought it made for a cool, contrasting background. It’s got some neat architecture, too, with a rounded roof, as you can see in the picture above.
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