I’ve been getting more and more into patterns and prints. A few years ago, if you had looked in my closet, you would’ve seen mostly an unbroken line of solid colors. Now you’d find all sorts of stuff: polka dots, stripes, florals, geometrics (but not really any animal prints – not a huge fan of those). Even Aztec-inspired pieces like this tunic. It’s a bit reminiscent of an 80’s pattern, but I think just updated enough to avoid direct reference. I love it. It’s super comfortable, and the cream-and-faded-black combo pretty much goes with anything. I chose to pair it with these olive pants, because it’s getting hot out and jeans just seemed too heavy. I also busted out my open-toed sandals from the storage box under the bed – yay! Now as long as there’s not another freak cold spell, I can get the mess of shoes in the kitchen under control. For awhile there I didn’t know if I’d be wearing boots or sandals, and it’s become a bit of a pile-up.

What’s your take on prints and patterns? Gung-ho or no-no?

Also, check out the cute puppy action:






Colors: Olive, Cream, Black/Faded Black, Coral Red

Pants: by Bianco Denim, on super sale from Ideeli
Shirt: the Doodle Your Best Top from ModCloth
Shoes: the Breezy Does It Sandal from ModCloth (no longer available)
Necklace: custom piece from Girl Tuesday Jewelry on Etsy (similar, in red jasper rather than coral – mine is less saturate in real life than it looks in the detail shot)
Bracelet: from Whispering Sweet Nothings on Etsy
Rings: have owned so long I don’t remember. I think the snake is from an NYC street vendor, no idea on the knot.

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Transatlantic Blonde, Style Elixir, Kiwi Womens Style, Because Shanna Said So, Lena B Actually, and Two Thirty-Five Designs.