Pink Plaid and Polka Dots

It’s no secret that I’m having a moment with pattern mixing, and honestly, I wish I could take credit for imagining today’s combination of plaid and polka dots out of thin air. But that would be slightly untrue, and I try to keep it real ’round these parts.

pink black and white print mixing for officeWhile folding laundry, I happened to place these pieces next to each other, and I instantly knew it was a combination that I had to wear. It was completely by chance but a lovely combination, ifidosaysomyself.

spring work wear

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unique pencil skirt with button down springOutfit details top: J.Crew Factory, skirt: J.Crew Factory (similar), shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target, necklace: J.Crew, bracelets: Stella & Dot Eden Bangle, Cristina link

Have you ever found outfit inspiration while doing laundry?

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55 thoughts on “Pink Plaid and Polka Dots

  1. AJ

    I have never had inspiration while folding laundry…I guess I’m usually just trying to hurry up and get it done! But this look is fab!


  2. Alyssa

    I love this combo–especially that skirt! Adding the pink gingham top made it a bit more fun and playful, but it still works perfectly for the office!

  3. anngelik

    I love this outfit because you were not afraid to mix prints and the color of the shirt adds the finishing touch!


  4. Megan

    I’ve definitely had styling epiphanies while folding laundry! These prints look great together πŸ™‚ And I loveeee those shoes!

  5. Sofia

    Great blog! Love how you combined these 2 patterns. It looks great.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I appreciate it.


  6. Nikki

    LOVE IT!!! You look SO SO cute! I really love your polka dot skirt. I want one similar! And isn’t it funny where you can find inspiration?


  7. Agi

    Absolutely love this outfit!!!! I also work a pink gingham shirt today. Don’t forget to enter my $300 giftcard giveaway to Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic. I’m hosting a link up on Thursday April 11. Hope you can join me.


  8. Marlen

    hahah i actually find inspiration with the mess on my floor! sometimes two pieces are next to each other and im like “hel-loooo”. and i LOVE this mix, it’s so cute and preppy- and very j crew catalog. also, was your necklace recent?! i have been hunting for one like that

    xo Marlen
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    1. Lauren

      NICE! Glad to see it’s not just me! I think I bought mine quite a while ago, but I’ve seen some similar ones on etsy and ebay!

  9. Jenn

    I really like this combo. Seems like a very happy accident! I’ve yet to come across something like this but I’m usually keeping myself busy by watching TV while folding laundry…maybe I should start paying more attention!
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  10. kim

    Too funny – nothing good every happens to me while folding, except getting a little warm on a cold day! Love the outfit and the pink gingham is adorable. Those shoes are also amazing – I don’t think I spotted them because I definitely would have snapped them up!

    XO ~Kim @

  11. Jyoti from Style Delights this outfit! Pattern mixing is an art and you nailed it here! And I so regret not getting prabal gurung for target shoes! He created a great capsule collection, didn’t he?
    BTW, I just realized from your blogger profile that u r in Richmond! I used to live there and we still own a place in West End! I miss good old sweet Virginia (and Virginians) here in New York!!
    Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  12. Lindsey

    I really love the color and print combination! I found you through The Pleated Poppy.


  13. Natalia

    Oh I love this! And how nice to find it during laundry! I mean at least it adds a little spark to it. You look very pretty and I wouldn’t have guessed them together until I saw them here. So so pretty!

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