Saturday, November 5, 2011

outfit post: Plaid Meet Mandarin

Brushing up on my Mandarin. Mixing an Chinese dragon print with classic Scottish plaid.
I do love mixing prints. I had been waiting ALLLLL season to wear this major score- a vintage Pierre Cardin wool plaid blazer in PERFECT condition. While we are just barely getting slightly cooler weather, it was just cool enough to merit a blazer over my newly acquired satin Mandarin top (Thanks, Idalia!) So plaid meet dragon. Play nice and nobody gets hurt. 

The photos were taken by Kerry. We met at Peets Coffee for a Street Style SACRAMENTO meeting, and we decided to do an impromptu photo session. Let me tell you- it is strange NOT to be BEHIND the camera. I felt stiff and awkward having someone turn their lens on me! Please note: not a lick of make up so you are seeing the Bell au naturale. Enjoy.
有趣混合打印带来好运。(Photo credits: Kerry Dolan)
Now Wearing:
  • hearts for eyes
  • vintage Pierre Cardin wool plaid blazer
  • vintage satin mandarin top
  • mom jeans shorts
  • Janzen plaid backpack
  • Coach wedge sandals


29 comments:

theequinebovine said...

pretty lady xo

Sara said...

This works very nicely! !

sylvia @ 40PlusStyle said...

The queen of pattern mixing does it again! Fabulous. Love the jacket and skirt combo. Would actually love seeing you wearing that with some classic light trousers, although I admit it looks very hip with your shorts!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Sylvia- I agree! I should probably wear more trousers- can hardly wait for the weather to cool off enough to even seriously consider it, lol.

Coco L. said...

You always mix prints so perfectly! And I'm drooling over that plaid blazer - seriously, what a great find! And the mandarin style top is very pretty. I love how how the sheen of the fabric makes the dragons seem like they're illuminating one by one when they're hit by a certain light. Looks so, so cool!

sacramento said...

Absolutely adorable clash of prints, so up my alley.
Mil besos.
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Pearl Westwood said...

I love all the tartan, in fact I posted a double tartan outfit yesterday!!!

Please may I? said...

I'm not sure which I love the most. The mandarin top or the blazer.

Great outfit hun.

I only wish it was warm enough here to wear shorts.

X x

Collette Osuna said...

You are gorgeous with or without makeup.....how funny, Chloe usually takes my photos.....if anyone else offers, I feel kinda weird about it....I guess we all get used to what we get used to:)
You KNOW I adore this print mix, in every itty bitty little way possible:)

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Shybiker said...

Whoa! This is classic Bella.

You have more courage and style in your pinkie than most of us have in our entire bodies. I consider myself an extreme dresser but you leave me in the dust!

The Style Crone said...

I would never have thought of plaid and mandarin, but you pull it off with perfection! As usual!

déjà pseu said...

*Seriously* great mix! I love those Mandarin tops, have been on the lookout for the right one forever.

gabrielle said...

you are lovely, even au natural!

Polka Princess said...

Would you believe it? Today morning itself, I was thinking that I need a nice plaid blazer in my wardrobe......and here you are, sporting such a classic one in such a cool way!! Something about our wavelengths, I tell you! :)

TJR said...

That jacket was a real score. And have to admit I am more than a little jealous it is still nice enough for you to wear shorts. Yesterday I pulled out my winter coat.

Santina said...

I am swooning...that jacket...there are no words, not even going to try!

You are just too cute in those glasses, lady!

Patti said...

"plaid meet dragon" - love that -- you don't hear that every day! You look fantastic and I love your mixing abilities.

Faye said...

looking good lady :) loving the chinese style top (obv) xxx

Vix said...

The combination of plaid and Mandarin blouse is just inspired, I freaking love it! x

Style Sud-Est said...

so clever! this is why i like blogging and check out blogs, so many brilliant ladies out there! you are simply fabulous with your mix patterns!

I love your comments - Ariane xxxx

Kitty said...

Fearless as always, and of course its working for you! You rock everything you wear.xx.

White List said...

Wow!!! I really like the way you've mixed it up! Really cool combination!

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Tanvi said...

I like the mix and match! You look to 'hip' and I cannot make out that there is no make up :o)

Au Naturale is the way to be!!! Specially since I am too lazy to apply make everyday! :D

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JTWisdom said...

Love the plaid blazer and how you coordinated it. I could that blazer with a pencil skirt in maybe red, black or denim.

Misfits Vintage said...

That jacket is KILLERRR! Fabulous pattern mixing, as always!

Sarah xxx

QueenVII said...

blazer jealousy, right here, right now!

Heather Fonseca said...

Oh I love that plaid jacket! I tried a plaid one on a few weeks ago but it just wasn't perfect. Yours really is though!

Jenmarie said...

Great print mixing, Bella! Loving that plaid blazer!

Angel Court Jewels... said...

Love the glasses!!!

xoxo,
Courtney

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