LA TO NY, BLOGGER COLLABORATION // WK5 TREND: MIXED PRINTS

Top : Christine from The Fashion Pledge / Christine from Petite Hues / Fallon from Sage + Sparkle
Bottom : Kileen from cute + little / Sydney from Sydney's Fashion DiaryPrevious Topics : Leather, Monochromatic, Pastels, Tartan/Plaid

mixed prints-camo-leopard-floral-stripesWell, there is only one week left in the 6 week blogger challenge, that I'm participating in.... where did the time go?  With one week left that means Christmas is only a matter of days away, followed by the new year (insert panic face here).  This time of year is always the craziest for me (as I am sure it is for all of you).  Over the course of the past 6 weeks, I have been in Dallas, San Francisco, Ohio, Georgia, NYC (even though I live here, I have to list it, because these days that is rare), Paris, London, NJ, Chicago, Indiana, headed to Miami today, Houston next week, and back to San Francisco/Fairfield for Christmas. Putting it mildly, life has been crazy because travel is just a small part of my day-to-day and while I'm gone the office does not sleep!

One may ask, how do I keep up blogging on top of this type of schedule... and I have to say, blogging has been what keeps me going, and believe it or not, what keeps me sane.  Yes, it is more work, yes, adding a challenge into the mix adds even more pressure, but having a deadline that is something that I truly love, having something that is completely my own, is so rewarding.  As we come down to the wire with the 6 week challenge, I can't help be already start to miss it.  I love having focus each week with my outfit post and challenging myself to work with what is in my existing wardrobe (nothing new has been bought for any look in the challenge), and I know I will miss it.  Looks like I will have to start thinking of something new to occupy my time... but something tells me that won't be hard to do ;)

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This weeks challenge was a personal fav... mixing prints and patters (love!!!).  I am all about mixing it up whenever possible (I even use the same philosophy in my home) so this challenge came naturally.  I chose to start with my camo pant from Zara and went from there.  When mixing prints you want to make sure they have the same underlining tone and work back to the same family.  The leopard coat was a natural pair, then I could have easily added a solid top, but I didn't want to stop there, so I went for it, adding floral print, strips, and a second leopard to the mix.  All together, there is a total of 5 different prints in this look, which sounds crazy on paper, but in my opinion, they are work so well together.  What do you think... mission accomplished?

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mixed prints-camo-leopard-floral-stripes{Leopard Jacket, Zara | Fur Vest, Michael Kors (similar) | Floral Print Top, Zara (similar) | Camo print pants, Zara | Hunter Green Gloves | Hat, H&M (similar) | Handbag, Michael Kors | Shoes, Michael Kors (sold out, Kitten heel available here

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