December 13, 2012


Today is a sad day because it ends my sweet nephew's visit. We took him and my sister to the airport this morning. The house seems frozen without "the baby" and I can't tell you how much I miss him already. :-( Before I start crying again, let's move on to the outfit. 

Most would say that nothing I'm wearing matches. Who says you have to match? I believe there is a time to match and a time to step out of the box and have fun. Matching all the time (for me) is boring! One of my fave things to do is clash prints, colors, and textures. Do you clash or are you a matchy matchy kinda person?

I wonder if there's some sort of psychological perspective on the matter. What does either/or say about you? If you like to clash are you a messy, unorganized, spontaneous individual? On the contrary, if you match everything are you a neat and organized planner? Humm...something to ponder. lol

Tartan blazer and striped top: Ralph Lauren
Jeans: Avenue
Scarf: H&M
Earrings: Vintage
Nude flats: Target
With Love,


Sing of Sing'ature Style said...

This is a fab-o mix. It's good inspiration for all of us who aren't as daring with mixing because it's quite subtle and very wearable for everyday.

Longuette said...

you won't believe it, I do not own any striped t-shirt! and I want to buy one like yours.
i love this casual essemble :-)

Love, Ylenia from Longuette

Lace N Leopard said...

Loving the mix of prints and textures! :)


Vivi N. said...

LOL @ your analysis. Not digging too deep into that or I'll confuse myself! Anywho, I'm a lil' bit of both. Being matchy-matchy all the time is boring but someone that does it to perfection and it never comes off boring is Blair of Atlantic-Pacific.

Anywho, you do a great job of clashing prints; you got a keen eye for that sorta thing.

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

I think you look positively fabulous! The leopard scarf is the perfect topper.
I sometimes think my look is pretty boring because it is a bit matchy.

Style & Poise said...

I absolutely love this look Kiah! This is right up my alley!


Tammie said...

Umm what are you talking about?! You match! I love this look in that it represents every day swag...when a blogger can be pulled together without doing the absolute MOST all the time!

laniza said...

This is a great match--I swear leopard and plaid are neutrals!

Whitney James said...

I'm loving this look. The RL blazer is a great piece!


Sincere Coco said...

i love this look!!!im a sucka for leopard and blazers

Edith Scheie said...

I think you have a real eye and a great flair for combining prints and patterns. I think you really need to have an eye to do that kind of thing well, and you have it!

I think there's something to your observation that an individual's tendency to mix and match prints and patterns or to match everything says something about their personality, but I think, for me anyway, it says more about how secure you are as a person, and how secure you feel in your environment, and how confident you are. I tend to play it safe, because I'm not that secure in my visual abilities, and I like soothing colors. I'm also uncomfortable with prints, unless they're a small component of the ensemble, like a scarf, or other accessory. I'm trying to break out of that comfort zone, and recently I wore a rhinestone headband, a multicolored beaded necklace and silver clutch to a holiday party. I wore a lot of neutrals with the outfit, though, so they provided a backdrop for the accessories.

Once again, I over-think the whole thing! I need to get a life!

Anonymous said...

Love your scarf and blazer, you look amazing :)

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Ticka said...

I love the mis-match of your prints here! Looking good!! Prior to starting my blog, I was a matchy/matchy person. I actually still can be at times, but watching wonderful bloggers like you inspire me to step out of my box more and more everyday. Thanks! ;D

Falala Mele said...

oh every time I float in and out of your blog I always leave thinking 'damn that Kiah still brings a mean fashion game'. Needless to say....I love this look.

Caitlin of Closet Confessions said...

Whenever you no longer want that blazer, you need to contact me. Because when I just saw that, I almost cried! It's stunning!

Loving this casual pattern clash on you <3


Anonymous said...

I just thrifted a plaid jacket like that, and I can't wait to get it out of the cleaners! Love it with the leopard print and stripes! I will be using this as inspiration!

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