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?
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." :)
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Hi I'm modgrl and this is my blog. I work full time and have two sweet little ones. I have wide leeway in how I dress for my job but I know my youthful appearance and petite stature can make age appropriate polished dressing a challenge. On the weekends I like to have some fun with clothes that can take a beating while we are worm digging and puppy chasing.