I asked for spring and got summer YAY!

Well today was a gorgeous day in my neck of the woods 84 degrees! 

So today I think I finally got the hang of pattern mixing. I used inverse patterns. I picked up these black and white pieces a few weeks ago while shopping. I thought the green sweater and it's white bejeweled border tied everything together nicely. 

Thanks for looking! 

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  • Caro in Oz replied 9 years ago
    Woo hoo - you look fantastic. Ladylike chic - love this neckline on you:)
  • deb replied 9 years ago
    Perfect pattern mixing!!!
  • TraceyLiz65 replied 9 years ago
    This is a very striking looking!  You must have been walking tall all day in this one!
  • Sheila replied 9 years ago
    Beautifully done, I love it!
  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago
    TraceyLiz -- I definitely enjoyed walking today -- tall I am not ;-) 
  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 9 years ago
    Oh, my, you are so gorgeous in this outfit, I can hardly stand it. Super pattern mixing, for sure, and it's such a classy outfit. Plus you look so model-tall in it.
  • rachylou replied 9 years ago
  • Jaime replied 9 years ago
    I love this! The skirt is stunning on you!
  • Angie replied 9 years ago
    A stunningly elegant lady graced a beautifully warm day :)

    K-word worthy!!!
  • Sveta replied 9 years ago
    Real knockout, period. Way to greet the spring (or summer) :-)
  • Karie replied 9 years ago
    The green sweater ties it all together. Pattern mixing perfection!
  • Sara L. replied 9 years ago
    Great pattern mixing!  That's a tricky skirt length and you really pulled it off.
  • Joy replied 9 years ago

    You look like a warm breeze on a beautiful day. So lovely and ladylike. Love this.

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  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago
    Joy -- I'm convinced you're a poet ;-)
  • Deborah replied 9 years ago
    Masterful pattern mixing.  This looks amazing.  Just stunning.
  • replied 9 years ago

    You look absolutely beautiful. That sweater is so pretty!

  • Ingunn replied 9 years ago
    You did indeed! I love how the patterns enhance each other. The green cardigan is beautiful with the black and white patterned pieces, and you look so chic! I need to pin this for inspiration if that's ok with you.
  • Vildy replied 9 years ago
    I'd like to have a fashion magazine styled just by you.
  • krishnidoux replied 9 years ago
    Beautiful. Very clever pattern mix. It works because:

    - the patterns respond to one another, one being bigger than the other but in the same range;

    - the inverted play on black and white;

    - the solid emerald/blue-green cardi which both anchors and responds to the prints. 
  • Janet replied 9 years ago

    That is a perfectly balanced pattern mix! I am so picky about mixed patterns but you nailed it. I always love seeing your outfits, you have a wonderful combination of polish and flair.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 9 years ago
    The pattern mixing here is very sophisticated and then the pop of green adds such an element of fun and brightness. You look gorgeous in this outfit DV.
  • Suz replied 9 years ago
    This is so sophisticated and pretty on you! I love the pattern mix. And love it even more with that shot of colour. You look beautiful. 
  • Freckles replied 9 years ago
    You certainly have a discerning eye to buy each of these pieces separately and then to put them together.  Stunning! 
  • replied 9 years ago
    You look great.  I hear you on  the weather.  Last week we were still firing up the wood stove and this week it's hitting 20C.
  • shedev replied 9 years ago
    Killer pattern mix. You look stunning DV.
  • Thistle replied 9 years ago
    YLF!!  Stunning combo.

    Ahhh, so glad we got a few days of summer before fall comes crashing back.
  • Mona replied 9 years ago
    Love this patten mixing on you! The bejewelled border of sweater is spectacular.
  • Beth Ann replied 9 years ago
    I love this!  So ladylike, but very fresh and avoiding prim!  The colors and the pattern mixing are stellar. 
  • replied 9 years ago
    This is so pleasing to the eye, it must be mathematically correct or something. Gorgeous proportions, drape on the skirt, and the sweater color is beyond flattering on you!
  • styringca replied 9 years ago
    I love the color match,looks very elegant.
  • Vix replied 9 years ago
    Hi Day Vies --

    I read this late last night and my brain could only come up with, "Oh PRETTY"    -- this morning it's easier to echo all the above statements about the sophisticated black/white inverting and the echoing of shapes within the trim and the prints themselves.

    The green is gorgeous for spring/summer, but I have a feeling it looks great without the top layer as well. Does it work for you both ways?
  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago
    Hi Vix  -- it does. If I were going to a summer event, date or brunch I would wear it without the green sweater. The blouse is sleeveless but I would play with tucking/untucking because I would look quite short-waisted (because I am) without a topper.
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  • Kiwichik replied 9 years ago
    You totally nailed it - WOW!!

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