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Mixing patterns

Mixing patterns

Mixing patterns is not an easy task but if you follow some basic rules, it can be pretty easy to manage.

Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps

First, follow the same color themes.

Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Petite street style-grey eyelet jacket-grey shorts-pink fringe bag
Petite street style-grey eyelet jacket-grey shorts-pink fringe bag

Second, choose one print to dominate and another as an accent. That is the easiest way for a beginner to get started.

Chinese Laundry light blue trench coat +striped shift dress+Charles nude peek toe booties
Chinese Laundry light blue trench coat +striped shift dress+Charles nude peek toe booties

ROMEO+JULIET floral dress/Dior sunglasses/movado watch/bcbg yellow studded pumps
ROMEO+JULIET floral dress/Dior sunglasses/movado watch/bcbg yellow studded pumps
blue floral maxi dress-nude heels-red bag
blue floral maxi dress-nude heels-red bag

Third, pick complimentary patterns. Pairing stripes and polka dots always works.

petite street style striped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style striped tee with pencil skirt

belt in a scarf
belt in a scarf

Four, Treat black, white and animal prints as natural colors.

crop top with midi skirt
crop top with midi skirt

Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps

Five, Pair neutral prints with colorful prints.

cameo top+nordstrom lace shorts+dsw shoes+ Chloe sunglasses + valentino gold bag
cameo top+nordstrom lace shorts+dsw shoes+ Chloe sunglasses + valentino gold bag

petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt

Six, Stay with the same print, but mix it up with different colors and scale.

Black long vest+BCBG grey faux leather sweater+black faux leather shorts+Badgley Mischka leopard bag+Nine West leopard shoes+ESQ watch
Black long vest+BCBG grey faux leather sweater+black faux leather shorts+Badgley Mischka leopard bag+Nine West leopard shoes+ESQ watch

dream but not sleep tee
dream but not sleep tee

There are so many ways that you can mix patterns. for example, picking two different prints that share a single color. What tricks do you use when you are mixing patterns?

Below are more photos about my new look for today. Have a great day guys!

Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps

| Outfit Details |   

Coat :: Lord & Taylor [Similar here.]
Top :: Express [Similar here. ]
Skirt::BCBG [Similar here. ]
Leather Bag :: Badgley Mischka [Different color here and it is on major sale, now it is only $60. I paid a lot than that.]
Shoes::Nine West [similar here. ]

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eShakti.com review

eShakti.com review

When I was little, and by that I mean like late elementary school and early middle school, one thing I really enjoyed was visiting the local tailor with my mom. Somehow I always believed my mom had a miracle closet that filled with all kinds of beautiful fabrics. My mom didn’t allow me to choose what I wanted but I had the chance to sneak a peek at those fancy photo books at the tailor shop. There were so many beautiful women wearing beautiful clothes in those books. By then I wished I could just live in the book and never come out.

SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT

Maybe that was when I started my fashion designer dream. 😉 Unfortunately, I don’t know how to sew OR how to draw. But I still managed to design my own traditional Chinese wedding gown and with a modern twist. My husband, of all people, taught me sewing after I moved to America. Mostly because at that time I was too petite and couldn’t find any pants that I could wear without shortening. But he doesn’t trust my sewing work because he knows me too well. 😉 Let’s just say that I like to cut corners a bit too much for his liking. He’s an engineer and maybe a bit too picky for his own good sometimes!

SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT

I read about eShakti.com before on a few fellow bloggers’ posts. I was thinking I may have to give it a try since I always need some alternation with the clothes.

SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT

For some of you who are not familiar with eShakti.com, here is how it works in their own words:

1. PICK YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN
Choose one (or many) of the dresses, tops, and bottoms in the eShakti collection.

2. TELL US YOUR MEASUREMENTS
Whether you choose to customize your item or not, we’ll always need to know at least your height to give you a great fit.

3. CUSTOMIZE YOUR DESIGN TO SUIT YOUR STYLE — OR NOT!
Want a higher hemline? A lower neckline? Different sleeves? No problem.
We customize designs for sizes 0-36W for just $7.50 per item, and customization is free for all first-time customers.

4. GET READY FOR YOUR CUSTOM DESIGN
Your item will be hand-crafted to order and at your doorstep in less than 2 weeks.

SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT

In recent years, it seems either all my clothes have shrunk or maybe I lost my perfect high school figure. Anyway, I found myself in a very weird situation when it comes to shopping. I am too old to shop at Juniors stores, although I still do. If I don’t, all the pants are too long, and some of the sleeves are too long too. I had so much difficulty shopping online for my clothes the last few years as well. Somehow they just don’t fit very well. Until two weeks ago that is. That’s when I put my measurements into eShakti.com. It was only then that I realized what the problem is; there are actually 3 women living in my body! My bust belongs in the medium size, my waist falls into the large group and my hips still maintain the small size.

SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT

See? That is why I can never find perfectly fitting clothes online, because of my messed up figure. Thank goodness somebody didn’t forget about the poor women like me with a combination of sizes. And here is where eShakti.com comes to the rescue!

SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT

But I have to let you know, eShakti.com is not a totally custom clothing website. Like you can’t add features on the trim or change the buttons to different colors. But you can change different things based on the garment type. For example, this SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT is what I ordered. I was given the options to choose the sleeve type, the choices are as shown, that means the normal long sleeves or 3 quarter length. For the length of this coat, I can pick from as shown, hip length or mid-thigh length.

SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT

Overall I am very happy with the coat I ordered from eShakti.com. It fits me perfectly and I love their classic style with a trendy twist as well. This fall and winter the 70s style is still going strong. This suede coat with it’s piping is the perfect piece for it! Don’t forget to come back again next week for the Color and Grace Fashion link up and you will have a chance to win a $50 gift card from eShakti.com!

SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT

Here are some more items that I am thinking I may just have to order later. 😉

A structured long vest is still a hot piece for this fall and winter.
SHAWL COLLAR SLEEVELESS JACKET

SHAWL COLLAR SLEEVELESS JACKET
SHAWL COLLAR SLEEVELESS JACKET

DOUBLE BREASTED COAT DRESS, this is the piece to help me easily transition from day to night.

DOUBLE BREASTED COAT DRESS
DOUBLE BREASTED COAT DRESS

FAUX LEATHER A-LINE SKIRT, love the clean cut and color. Either heels or knee high boots would both look fabulous.

FAUX LEATHER A-LINE SKIRT
FAUX LEATHER A-LINE SKIRT

DRAPE FRONT BELTED LONG JACKET, this is the single hottest piece for this fall.

http://www.eshakti.com/shop/Jackets/Drape-front-belted-long-jacket-CL0036363
http://www.eshakti.com/shop/Jackets/Drape-front-belted-long-jacket-CL0036363

HIGH WAIST PALAZZO PANTS, the perfect trendy and classy piece for this fall!

HIGH WAIST PALAZZO PANTS
HIGH WAIST PALAZZO PANTS

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SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT
SUEDE FINISH SHORT TRENCH COAT

| Outfit Details |   

Hat :: Lord & Taylor [ Similar here. ]
Trench coat :: eShakti [Same here. ]
Skirt :: FOREVER 21 [Similar here. ]
Italian leather bag:: Beyond the Rack [Similar here.]
Shoes::Nine West [Similar here. ]
Bracelet::My Arm Charms [same here. ]
Ring::Joomi Lim at IFCHIC.COM [same here. ]

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