Florals & Stripes (and Passion4Fashion Link Up!)

 I have had this dress for over 3 years if i re-call correctly, but in all honesty i have hardly won it. Weirdly i find it hard to wear/remix. I don’t really know why. It’s a very comfy little number with some nice stripes but it just doesn’t have the wow factor for me. I think i ask a lot of my clothes. Not every item is going to have the wow factor i guess, some items are just ‘nice’, and this dress is exactly that, nice.

 So to give it a little more interest i’ve added in a bit of pattern mixing. The old tried and tested florals and stripes are definitely a favourite of mine. Its like they were made for each other, like peanut-butter and jam (yum), or gin and tonic (more yum), they just fit so well together like a marriage made in style heaven. To Top it all off i added my favourite brown jacket and suddenly i found myself liking this dress a whole lot more.

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  1. February 21, 2014 / 6:10 am

    I love the mix of patterns and colors with this outfit. I'm also really digging the new look on the blog!

  2. February 21, 2014 / 6:19 am

    I love everything in this post! That scarf is so cute and paired great with the dress mad jacket! Love!!!

  3. February 21, 2014 / 7:31 am

    I love the rich colors of the scarf, and your boots are to die for – cute and functional at the same time.

  4. February 21, 2014 / 8:19 am

    Got my eye on your boots rachel!

  5. February 21, 2014 / 12:55 pm

    I'm a big fan of florals and stripes together, too!

  6. February 21, 2014 / 4:02 pm

    Rachel, you are so slender and gorgeous as always! Love this color palette and your styling all works! Have a tremendous weekend, too. ♥

  7. February 21, 2014 / 11:04 pm

    never been a floral and stripes fan but you may convert me..

  8. February 21, 2014 / 11:31 pm

    Yummy patterns, yummy colours, yummy layering, yummy laydee. Yum yum you're YUMMY!

    Love ya Rachel – have a FAB weekend!!!
    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb

  9. February 22, 2014 / 9:54 am

    You always have the most gorgeous photos/outfits! I especially love the boots- they look so stylish AND comfy. Also, I've never thought about putting florals and stripes but I definitely love the way it looks! 🙂

  10. February 22, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    Love this and pinning right now! The play of prints and the blue tights and orange scarf — just right to brighten up this time of year 🙂

    Also, that first pic is perfection, with the soft lighting and how the striped tape on the rail behind you adds an extra dimension to your pattern-mixing. Lovely!

    Jen @ Librarian for LIfe & Style

  11. February 22, 2014 / 5:07 pm

    I really like the colours of this outfit. I have dresses that I've had for years but no longer wear. Think I'm going to be more adventurous and have a really good look at what I have. Almost halfway through the ban! Woohoo! Xx

  12. February 23, 2014 / 4:51 pm

    This is a gorgeous dress, I really love the blue tights!

    Maria xxx

  13. March 1, 2014 / 7:41 pm

    I have the same problem with several items in my closet! But I think you did a great job of mixing the stripes with the floral scarf and the colored tights…it looks great! Thanks for linking up to Sunday Style…be sure to join the fun again tomorrow!
    Jenny at PlanePretty.com

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