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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Forget Matchy-Matchy, Just Wear What You Love

This is probably the last of my bare legs you'll be seeing for a while- it is now officially cooler Fall weather here in Sactown. I wore this outfit last week, just as the weather was losing its summer feel, but still had enough heat to run around sans tights, socks or leggings. But I am eagerly layering up. Silk snake print top (vintage Halston III) shopped from my own shop at Fringe. Over it is my weirdly charmingly tribal '70's sweater, and paired with my dark denim Ralph Lauren shorts. Nothing matches, and somehow, it all works. I think the key element was neutral on neutral and amped up prints in subtle tones. I'm loving my Freestyle leopard shooties, and the Iris Apfel styled yellow round sunglasses I recently scored at Cuff's.

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Layered Looks: Jacket, Sweater and Silk Tee offer up layered warmth for a California November

A big thank-you to all the shoppers who came out last week and shopped Fringe for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday- THANK-YOU Because of people like you who choose to support small businesses, people like me can aim for their dreams of eeking out a living in a creative, sustainable life. There's still loads of great winter woolens, fabulous frocks and snuggly coats at Fringe so if you're in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by and shop!
Mixing the Match: Leopard, Snake, Paisley and Tribal all mashed together for a fun and quirky outfit.
Now Wearing: 
  • Knit cloche, Etsy
  • Yellow sunglasses, Cuffs
  • Paisley canvas jacket, This-N-That Thrift
  • Halston III silk snake print top
  • Tribal belt, Target
  • Tribal '70's sweater
  • Ralph Lauren short shorts
  • Vintage Dooney & Burke bag
  • Leopard Shooties, Freestyle
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33 comments:

sacramento said...

My wonderful Bella, I love your shoes, and everything about you.
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Liesl said...

I agree completely! I happen to have a bit of a "matchy matchy" style, but in the last couple years have just put things together a bit more changing it up a bit! I was just thinking this morning about how warm it is in LA LA Land...80 today where I am...so wintery! ;)

Liesl :)

gabrielle said...

once again i love all those prints and i love the fact that you need to wear a sweater. is it getting cold in sac town?!

QueenVII said...

i am a matchy-matcherson and i need to quit! i love the mix with the neutral tones... i think i might need to step out of my comfort zone and approach the mix in this way. And I definitely need to come out to the shop before xmas! if not to gift someone, to gift myself! heehee!

Intrinsically Florrie said...

I cannot tell you how much I love this post title!!! For my fashion has always been about putting things together which I like :)

Florrie x

La Dama said...

I agree just work it girl! I love love your leopard chunky shoes.
still eyeing your legs.

besos

Anusha said...

Looove that blouse!! It does go well with the sweater. I'm still learning and practicing how to wear seemingly non-matching things together because my impulse when dressing is to just match everything. I think I get that from my mother, lol!

Collette Osuna said...

NO matchy matchy for me either....this reminds me to bring out a cute hat:)
No worries about seeing my bare legs anytime soon....they are saying snow tomorrow and Friday..great, a snowy birthday treat:)

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Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

You inspire me to avoid Matchy-matchy!! I LOVE THOSE SHOES!

Patti said...

yes, let's forget matchy-matchy! you look fantastic and I am jealous of your cooling-off weather.

WendyB said...

Yay for snake print!

The Suburb Experiment said...

Lucky lady! I look like a crazy person running around town with bare legs. Our highs are only in the 40s but I just am not a fan of tights. :) I think this is one of those outfits that goes together intuitively. You just know it works without any fashion rules dictating it so.

Jenn

Kirstin Marie said...

Holy hotness, Bella!! Your legs look amazing, and you look incredible! I love your blouse, your bag, & those amazing shoes.

The Foolish Aesthete said...

Amazing you can still do the bare legs! We are in tights or knee high territory here in the Bay Area. Totally love the jungle action with snake skin top vs. leopard shooties!

Ofelia said...

Bella you look amazing! Great Legs my dear!
Love the Iris Apfel inspire yellow glasses.

Cameron said...

Bare-legged weather ended for me in October, though I'm not one to bare mine; the sun and I are not friends.

Anyway, I love your snakey top and your leopard wedges! And I'm happy to hear Small Business Saturday was a success for you! Create and sustain, sustain and create!

Sasha said...

When you're excited for cooler weather it's a lot less painful! We had shorts weather here early on Thanksgiving morning and I was super happy. Obviously, I'm not ready for winter. Hehe.

Very fun outfit. My mother made me terrified of not matching most things but I can definitely see the appeal of mixing prints and such. It always looks so fun, especially when you do it. :)

Kitty said...

Wonderful! Am trying to get myself out of matchy matchy, it's hard but you always inspire me!!!

Equine Bovine said...

I love your yellow frames!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Amen sister!!!! Why oh why does matchy-matchy feel like being on a hamster wheel? Coz it is!!!! A loooooong time ago a boutique owner was selling me a dress and trying to get me to buy matchy-matchy bag, shoes, ring. ***Shudder***. Feck me if animal print top and shoes with tribal sweater, yellow sunnies and cloche hat isn't making me squirm with ecstacy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh no, I'll be sad to see your stems go ... maybe tights with shorts? You ROCK shorts girly!!! And you rock my world - keep up with no-matchy-matchy hon!!!! Baci xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

RocquelleIsLovely said...

Bella you look fabulous!! I love your top and the lack of matchiness!!

Adrienne said...

Love how you are mixing it up with the patterns, and the pop of the yellow frames!

mary van note said...

Yay Iris Apfel shades!!

The Style Crone said...

The leopard shooties with snake print make me smile! As I always do when I read your blog.

Ahka Vintage said...

I'd like to wear what I love but unfortunately the clash of horrific proportions forces me to go back to some kind of matching sensibleness.
You however can pull it off well! xx
Ahka Vintage Blog

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

I'm going to follow the crowd and agree -- awesome shoes! You look powerful and fearless... rawr.

Leia said...

That is a great mantra! And it's already too late for bare legs here...!

Leia

Susan Tiner said...

I see you're right on trend with animal prints. I love the combination of a warm hat with short shorts. You always do your thing, so inspiring.

AMINTA said...

This look is totally amazing! I love everything here...from head to toe... ah! Your sunglasses are perfect <3

Kimberlee said...

Agree with the title!! Aw can't wait to see your fall outfits :)

TheDollsFactory.com said...

so true
wear what you feel like wearing

The Dolls Factory

Heather Fonseca said...

I love your mismatched look Bella! It's so much fun and so NOT BORING, and I thank you for this blog so I can see how you put together these great outfits.

fdiary said...

Work it Diva!! Love the leopard peep-toe booties.

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