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posted on: July 30, 2014


I've always been the type of girl that plays with patterns no matter what life stage or trend stage I was currently in. Having fun with different colors is a constant for me. During my last few weeks of pregnancy, I started becoming even more inspired by Solange's color blocking style, it gives off such a happy and effortless vibe, that I just adore. Her color blocking style combined with my pattern obsession hit full force after I gave birth. Sometimes, the first few weeks of just nursing, eating, and drinking, with little sleep can leave you feeling bleh.  I can't forget to mention that there is also a body that doesn't entirely feel like yours, post labor is such a bizarre stage. Mixing patterns and colors was an easy way to remove myself from all of that initial post-partum body weirdness. When you're playing with patterns and color, it's much easier to get dressed in the morning, especially when you're goal is to just have fun. 

I totally get that this isn't for everyone, playing with patterns and colors can totally be intimidating, but it's actually so much easier than trying to find something simple that fits postpartum, or any bleh day you might be having for that matter. When picking out a few pattern mixing pieces, I always suggest starting off with bottoms, or an accessory that you feel like you have to wear or really want to wear. Once your center your outfit around a piece the ideas start flowing. You might end up just simply wearing a bright lip and colorful shoes, or you might get a bit crazy like I did here. Whatever you do, just have fun, that's what pattern mixing and matching is about!



Pants-Thrifted| Shirt- Brochu Walker| Oxfords- Urban Outfitters (no longer in stock)| Wrap- c/o Solly Baby Wrap| Headwrap- Gift

10 comments:

  1. I am loving that headwrap!! Those bright colors look wonderful on you! :)

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  2. What a colorful lady you are! Just found this blog by reading and LOOKING at your wonderful apartment at 'a Beautiful Mess' Lovely! I think you would adore the colors of Morocco too ! Enjoy :)

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    1. I really want to visit Morocco! Thanks for stoping by and leaving a comment
      LaTonya

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  3. Lovely look! I came from A Beautiful Mess as well...

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  4. It definitely took awhile for me to see the baby lol. Wow that's an awesome way to carry a newborn!

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  5. Wow! Honestly this look isn't something many can pull off, but you look amazing! And... comfy pants!

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