Patterned Patchwork

Happy Halloween!  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  It’s a great excuse to play dress up, wear over-the-top makeup, and get in touch with an alter ego.  Or maybe it’s the kid in me who likes to sit down with a bag of Kit Kats and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups as I watch Hocus Pocus, Casper, and probably Harry Potter (for good measure).  

If you caught me on Instagram, you probably saw my Wednesday Addams for the Smithsonian’s “Night of the Living Zoo” party this past weekend.  It was an easy costume, pulling the black dress and white collared shirt from my current closet.  If you still need an idea for tonight, try Wednesday!  All you really need is a little black lipstick. 

Beyond Halloween, it’s full-on autumn mode.  There’s officially bite in the air and the black tights are out in full force.  Sweaters in warm fall colors are an obvious choice right now, but I wanted to feature something a little different — a patterned patchwork with fall florals.

Mixing patterns is always confusing, so it helps when someone does it for you like this Zara dress here.  I especially love how the patterns sweep asymmetrically down the body, drawing your eye all the way down.  The dark floral patterns are perfect for the fall and winter.  Layer it under a fitted leather jacket and you could wear to from day-to-night.  

I also love how ‘Spanish’ this look feels – maybe it’s the large polka dots, reminiscent of a flamenco dancer’s dress.  Might actually be a good option for a Day of the Dead costume.  Here’s to next year’s idea!

What are you wearing this Halloween?


DressZara.  Similar here and here.
Shoes: Tahari
Bag: Zara.
Earrings: Kichecko Goods.

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    November 13, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    This dress fits you fabulously! I love the pattern mixing – I think if I saw it on a rack, I would be like, “What?!” but seeing it on a person, the mix totally works!

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      November 13, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      Yes! I know crazy patterns are a little scary, but you should totally do it!

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    Bella B (xoxoBella)
    November 6, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Serious LOVE for this fun and playful mix of patterns! I could totally see me in this.

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    November 5, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    What a pretty dress! It looks so good on you and it’s so different and pretty!

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    November 4, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    This mix of patterns is such a unique statement. You look amazing and confident!
    Tori || Victori Media

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    November 3, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    I love the background you chose for this shoot! It really brings out the unique patterns and details in this dress!

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    November 3, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Mixing patterns is not any amateur’s playground. You have pulled it off very well

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    Samantha | The Life You Love Blog
    November 3, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    This dress is beyond beautiful and unique! And the colors and patterns make it perfect for all. Love love love it!

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