WIW dotty's second day on the job

I'm trying out some more advanced pattern mixing with the hectic geometric pattern blouse and the polka dot bag. I thought it worked because the shirt had some lighter toned spots in it, but my male coworker thought it was TMGO. How about you?

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • Sona replied 6 years ago

    like it. this is advanced pattern mixing 505!

  • replied 6 years ago

    Oh no, Rita. I think this is PERfect. Silly man does not know how fab you are, obviously! I lurve Dotty with this gorgeous floral. The vest makes the whole thing super-fun. You look truly FAB!

    ETA: I'm sorry, I thought your blouse was a modern floral. I didn't realize it was geometric. My bad!

  • Louise replied 6 years ago

    This is fab I like the way the black in the top and dotty's spots are tied together by the black boots and vest x

  • Ginny replied 6 years ago

    love it!!! great colors!! you.look.like a master of pattern mixing!!!! silly.men!!!!:-)

  • Janet replied 6 years ago

    I like it!

    I'm so tickled you got that bag. :-)

  • O replied 6 years ago

    Your male coworker is still in the kindergarden style-wise. You, however, have graduated at the school of advanced pattern mixing.

  • sarah replied 6 years ago

    Works for me! I think you look fab.

  • Diana replied 6 years ago

    I love this! It's advanced pattern mixing but looks very coherent to my eye.

    (I think advanced pattern mixing is in general kind of a man repeller look - they just don't get it - and I am OK with this.)

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    You are Dr. Pattern Mixing Rita.


  • Girl X replied 6 years ago

    There is no pattern that the alluring Dotty cannot charm into submission! (It's better if you say it like a Parisian villainess)

  • Mochi replied 6 years ago

    Love it, and trying to think of something Dotty wouldn't go with.

  • MsMary replied 6 years ago

    I think it is completely fab! And I certainly hope Mr. Coworker only ventured his (uneducated) opinion because it was solicited!!

  • DonnaF replied 6 years ago

    Perfect! I think if your male co-worker had seen his mother wear the same thing, he would have thought it was fine. Or possibly, if a sister had done this while he was growing up. . .I am assuming that this guy is not metrosexual but is your basic clueless fellow?

  • HelenInCanada replied 6 years ago

    This works! Amazing experimentation gone right - love it!

  • modgrl replied 6 years ago

    Coworker has pretty typical guy tastes. He is my one man "guy" focus group. I always ask his opinion when i want to know what the guy on the street thinks. I think Diana hit the nail on the head that advanced pattern mixing can be kind of man repeller.

  • Mamapicklejuice replied 6 years ago

    Whoops - I guess I am still in kindergarten with typical "man tastes" ! LOL It's a bit much for me, but I do like the individual pieces, if that gets me any extra credit.

    Is there pattern mixing summer school for us late bloomers?

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    This is kick a** Rita (pardon my language)!!! Glad to see you and Dotty bonding!

  • Nakidra replied 6 years ago

    You've definitely working towards your PhD in pattern mixing, darling. Amazing!

  • Debora replied 6 years ago

    Oh, how I love this bag on you! So happy you made the plunge.

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago


  • Zapotee replied 6 years ago

    Holy smokes dotty is such a natural!
    You are really kicking it these days! Another home run!

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    Amazing! Dotty gets along with everybody.

  • san replied 6 years ago

    Yes! Dotty takes it up a notch!

  • ManidipaM replied 6 years ago

    Oooh that tickles my toes! Biggest question: Are YOU happy seeing yourself in the mirror with Dotty?

    Look, I take your co-worker's point, Rita. Seeing as I am still struggling to pass my remedial class on Popular Perception as Personal Evaluation, I do stress over 'ah! *I* know and my friends know this is fashion-forward, but does it just look silly to most people?' even now. But after years of letting that dress me in the uniform of b-l-a-n-d, I have come to realize that my opinion on how I look counts first, followed by eyes I trust and have common ground with --- which is not to say that popular mainstream perception does not count at all, but that it is in third place. If it goes to first place, since I am *not* mainstream, it just cuts into my own happiness. No point, right?

    So I'm voting: as long as Dotty brings that smile to your face, bring her along with everything and everywhere! :-D

  • Lisa replied 6 years ago

    You are excelling at pattern mixing. This is "spot on." :)

You need to be logged in to comment