Friday’s Favs

I’ve been slacking on the favs for the past few weeks. Not because I forgot about you guys, that would just be crazy – but because my brain wasn’t happy enough to think of things that were great from my week. It’s been a rough couple of weeks over here with struggling with work and the job search but hopefully things are starting to look up. I mean, they must be because I have some great favorites to share, along with a quote that stuck with me. Happy Friday friends, hope you all have a lovely weekend!

“This is the real secret of life: to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it as play” — Alan Watts


{so ready for the weekend}


{this makes so much sense}


{early Halloween idea}


{love this pattern from Zara}


{I could literally eat these everyday}


{rainbow paper}

Textured Pattern

Mixing patterns has been a big challenge for me. When I was little I was that kid that never let any of her food touch, and really hated when a patterned pillow sat on our different patterned couch. Now I see the beauty in how the colors and textures of different patterns work together (remember my pillow problem). My first forray into pattern mixing was with pillows and then striped shirts with scarves and now I am trying to branch out into full outfits and it’s proving to be a struggle. This is about as pattern-mixy as I get at the moment (an all white textured sweater with tile patterned pants). What are you favorite pattern mixing techniques?

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Top: Forever21 // Bottoms: Zara // Tank & Jewelry: J.Crew // Shoes & Clutch: Ambiance