Pattern Mixing and Colored Denim

Blouse c/o Karen Kane | Tank Top: Maurice’s | Cardigan: Kohl’s | Pants: TJ Maxx | Shoes: Target | Necklace: Angel Face Designs

I’m running out of blog titles, can you tell?  No, but really, I think I’m stepping a bit out of my comfort zone on this one, especially when my husband goes “leopard and polka dots? interesting…” and “blue pants… are you an avatar?”  Typically when I put an outfit together to be photographed, I’ll get the thumbs up from Marvin before actually having him photograph it, but this time it was a thumbs sideways.  You see, ever since Austin was born, we don’t get out much, hence, he isn’t out there noticing that pattern mixing and colored denim are what the cool kids are wearing.  And me?  I pretty much can only stay on top of fashion by my daily blog reading.  By the way, necktie blouses are also one of my faves.

So I’d like you all to help me out and leave a comment letting me know:

1) What are you favorite patterns to mix (polka dots + leopard, stripes + florals, etc.)?

2) What are your favorite colors in colored denim (errr which colors should I buy next)?

P.S. If you name is Jessica and you blog over at Fifteen Evergreen… CONGRATS!  You won the Vintage Wanna Bee giveaway!  Send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll get you in touch with Nichelle!

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  1. February 16, 2012 / 12:30 am

    I seriously LOVE this outfit – everything goes together perfectly in a quirky sort of way. I think it’s the purple denim that brings everything together 🙂

    I’m also not very good at being bold with my clothing, I need to be better about it! But I love color blocking 🙂


  2. February 16, 2012 / 1:22 am

    oh my gosh SANDY!! i love the colored denim on you…and especially mixed with the polka dots. I’m definitely into the polka dots this season, just looking for the right top. and i can’t get enough of colored denim, I want more!!!


  3. February 16, 2012 / 5:23 am

    Hey hon, love the look you’ve pulled together!
    1. My favourite pattern mixing lately is stripes with polka dots. Super playful.
    2. Get a camel coloured coat or sweater, it looks gorgeous with red or pink jeans, really sophisticated green or khaki jeans, and it will look awesome with your bright blue ones.
    Here are a couple of examples:


    Have fun!

  4. February 16, 2012 / 6:53 am

    I really bad at mixing patterns! and I still have not purchased any colored jeans – but I want some red ones! however, I’m liking these blue ones too! and I love your necklace. you look cute as always!

  5. February 16, 2012 / 6:57 am

    This is so cute! I love how the colbalt color gives the outfit just a little more pizzaz than regular denim, and the patterns are fun together (and since they’re far apart on your body, not overwhelming at all!).

    I haven’t taken the plunge on any colored denim, but you’re making me love this color… and I have seen soooo many cute outfits with red – but am leaning towards a fun pink for spring, which would look super cute with some stripes & florals, my favorite patterns to mix!

  6. February 16, 2012 / 7:03 am

    love leopard print with subtle stripes–LOVE IT. And as far as colored denim, I’ve got my eye on kelly green….love it for winter, spring, fall, AND summer!


  7. jillian
    February 16, 2012 / 7:16 am

    i LOVE polka dots! so timeless and classic 🙂 and i think you should go with red or light purple jeans next! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  8. February 16, 2012 / 7:17 am

    I love colored jeans! I need to snag a pair!

  9. February 16, 2012 / 8:39 am

    I love it! I have always wanted blue denim jeans like that. Maybe I should just go out and finally buy some.
    ps… anything with polka dots is awesome!

  10. Lindsey
    February 16, 2012 / 9:17 am

    You are the most fashionable new mom I’ve ever seen! Woohoo! 😛 As far as pattersn go, florals go with pretty much anything. And I just bought a pair of fuschia jeans which I am enjoying. Check out Modcloth’s jeans, they have like, poppy and green and raspberry coloured ones!


  11. February 16, 2012 / 9:21 am

    Love that top! Tie blouses are the best.

    My favorite patterns to mix are florals and thin stripes. The flowy and the angular. I’ve been lusting over the yellow (I know weird) AE denim on their site.

  12. February 16, 2012 / 9:35 am

    You look adorable!! I love the leopard + polka dots together!!! Erika ((who blogs over at Rouge and Whimsy)) has the cutest pair of green pants!! Those would be a fantastic pair to wear!! I also kinda want to try a red pair of denim!! 🙂

  13. February 16, 2012 / 9:46 am

    Love the colored denim with the polka dot blouse! You’re one styling momma ;o)

  14. February 16, 2012 / 10:35 am

    I wish I was more daring… I’d be so scared to mix patterns!

  15. February 16, 2012 / 10:45 am

    I LOVE your outfit! I’m always mixing leopard print with anything and everything. I love it with florals… kinda edgy, kinda girlie. Loveeee!

  16. February 16, 2012 / 10:48 am

    I love your style Sandy your always looking cool no matter what everyone else is wearing

  17. February 16, 2012 / 10:56 am

    I love your polka dot shirt and colored pants! I’m not a very bold person, but I’ve been seeing colored pants every where and I really want to get some! I’ve tried a few pairs on but haven’t fully convinced myself to buy them lol. This gives me more courage. I’m thinking of getting red or pink?

  18. February 16, 2012 / 10:59 am

    You look so great and I honesty think that leopard is almost a neutral- especially cuz you’re wearing it on your feet! I love mixing stripes and florals, plaids and leopard

  19. February 16, 2012 / 11:09 am

    I have been after a sheer polka dot scarf tie top for years… and now I want one even more!!! I love how you mixed the cheetah print on your toes with your outfit… that’s where I always add a little extra personality to my wardrobe!

    Found you via Mom2MemphisandRuby’s Linky Link Up and I’m SO glad I did!

  20. February 16, 2012 / 11:10 am

    Oh, polka dots & leopard totally go together — love it!

  21. February 16, 2012 / 11:30 am

    You look beautiful! glowing!

  22. February 16, 2012 / 11:30 am

    That is so cute! You look great!

    I’ve never actually attempted to mix patterns, but I probably would do stripes and florals, or stripes and animal print.

    I’ve got red and turquoise denims on my shopping list!

  23. February 16, 2012 / 12:03 pm

    love the pop of color!! you know what? i picked up those SAME bright blue pants at tjmaxx too! i also got a polka dot blouse but slightly different from yours. love your taste! 😉

  24. February 16, 2012 / 12:32 pm

    obsessed with the colored denim. loving your blog. totally following. I can’t wait to read more. If you get a sec, I’d love if you’d check out mine. It’s all about the adventures of a small town girl taking on the LA fashion scene. xo

  25. February 16, 2012 / 12:48 pm

    You look GORGEOUS and thank you for the shout out!! xoxo!

  26. February 16, 2012 / 12:48 pm

    #1- I think your outfit is super sweet!
    #2- I love mixing bright florals with muted stripes.
    #3- Red denim is fancy. 🙂

  27. February 16, 2012 / 12:49 pm

    haha well I think it all looks really nice together! I wouldn’t have thought to mix polka dots with leopard, but somehow it works! 🙂

  28. February 16, 2012 / 1:36 pm

    Oh Sandy, I love this look so much!!! The pants are such a beautiful color and they are perfect paired with the polka dot blouse. And, I love your necklace. It’s so sweet.

  29. February 16, 2012 / 2:05 pm

    you look beautiful lady and the pants are an aewsome colour!

  30. February 16, 2012 / 3:12 pm

    YAY! Cobalt skinnies. You look amazing! I love mine!

  31. February 16, 2012 / 4:28 pm

    Love the polka dotted blouse! It’s gorgeous on you!

  32. February 16, 2012 / 9:46 pm

    rock those colored pants, girl! LOVE them!
    and psst! you hardly look like an avatar. they were blue all over, not just their legs. 😉

  33. February 16, 2012 / 10:49 pm

    Cute outfit!! I love it because I love polka dots. 🙂

  34. February 16, 2012 / 11:25 pm

    polka dots and stripes… flowers and stripes… the funny thing is that my niece did one of those combos the other day!

  35. February 17, 2012 / 12:05 am

    I’m starting to mix patterns. I like polka dots and lace. I love your polka dot blouse with blue pant and leopard shoes. They work very well together.

  36. February 17, 2012 / 2:52 am

    I love the polka dots and pants. Plus it looks amazing with the leopard flats.

    I like polka dots and floral or stripes and floral. Still quite tame with fashion.

  37. February 17, 2012 / 6:30 am

    love your blog! It’s so funn. I also love polka dots, and they look great with jeans :o) And for dresses too.

    Ps. Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope you enjoy my future posts too! Have a lovely weekend!

  38. February 17, 2012 / 7:17 am

    yay for colored pants!!! I am still so new at them but I am definitely going to explore more on them!

    PS I got my duvet from Ikea and it’s actually one of the cheapest duvet in our closet! haha I dont think I spent more then $20 or 30 on it!

  39. February 17, 2012 / 8:34 am

    Sandy, I love the polka dots with the blue! A fantastic combo. I am looking for the perfect jade or pink pants:)
    Have a great weekend!
    🙂 Anna

  40. February 17, 2012 / 8:52 am

    I love PURPLE denim! (but I’m waiting to take the plunge until I’m a little further along into my summer-is-coming diet)

  41. February 17, 2012 / 8:57 am

    yay for colored denim and pattern! love your polka dots. I did a similar look with leopard on monday. happy friday!

  42. February 17, 2012 / 1:07 pm

    You are looking so good!! I hope you are feeling great! I love these pants even more so with the leopard print!

  43. February 17, 2012 / 1:17 pm

    SO excited to have won the giveaway! You look GREAT by the way- I love those bright pants!

  44. February 17, 2012 / 3:40 pm

    are you kidding me this is adorbs! i love the colored denim and the mixing prints…i feel like it’s totally ok because your shirt and shoes aren’t close enough together to clash in any way shape or form.

  45. February 17, 2012 / 6:11 pm

    LOve the bright blue jeans,. I have a pair too xooxo H

  46. February 17, 2012 / 7:49 pm

    You look awesome in this outfit Sandy! Love the bow front blouse and the cobalt blue jeans. Hmmm I just recently got a pair of stone washed mint green jeans 🙂 How do you feel about a pair of violet purple ones?

  47. February 17, 2012 / 11:09 pm

    Mixed prints! Haha I’ve tried mixing prints myself, but can’t say I always get it right, so I don’t do it that often. I don’t really have a favourite combo, tbh.
    I love the colour of your denim, though. I don’t have one yet, but I’m really looking to get one in maroon

  48. February 18, 2012 / 10:39 am

    love the contrast of pois and blue!!

    If you like my blog too,WE COULD FOLLOW EACH OTHER!!! 😉 😉


  49. February 18, 2012 / 12:01 pm

    I’m giving you a thumbs up, Sandy, I love this! I love mixing stripes and florals, as well as plaids/checks and florals too. Also, as far as colored denim goes, I wear my red pair (technically they’re cords) to death, and I really want a green pair too!

  50. February 18, 2012 / 12:57 pm

    oooo i love mixing prints and patterns! this looks amazing on you! loving the bright pants too.

  51. February 18, 2012 / 1:02 pm

    your husband is so funny. The comments men come up with about fashion. lol.

    For me, I like to stick to only one pattern. But in your case, i think it works really well together. The outfit looks great on you. The shoe does not distract from the polka dot up top. So it all works. =)

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