A Mix and Match Friday's Fancies...

Hello my loves!!!

Once again, it's Friday for all of you and Monday for me. My week was a little crazy so I only had a one day weekend. I'm a little tired but after putting together the 1st draft of my Christmas shopping list (I sure am one of those people! Cool people make lists. Lots of times over. Don't be jealous.), it's a damn good thing I'm working a little extra. I pride myself on picking thoughtful gifts for my family so I usually start thinking early. Hopefully I can follow through with all my plans! Just bought the first round of crafty awesomeness for part of this years festivities but more on that later. If I blog about it- they'll know!

Since the calendar does in fact say it's Friday- it's time to link up with {long distance loving} again for Friday's Fancies. I had such a blast linking up last week with the golden outfit and I met so many new bloggers through it that I knew I had to keep playing along!

Before I get into that- if you're new around here and haven't checked out my Williams-Sonoma Hot Chocolate goodies Giveaway, do yourself a favor and go take a look! This time of year, I crave hot chocolate nonstop!! So I thought I'd share the love with the best stuff I could get my hands on.

So before I show you guys my outfit, I want to say that I was a little scared of this week! The theme was "Mix & Match" and for some reason that intimidated the crap out of me. That's a little out of my comfort zone so how am I supposed to put together a share-worthy outfit that follows that theme? So I took it as a challenge! Surprisingly enough, I had so much fun and once again, I wish I owned this outfit!! I hope I get gutsy enough to actually put together fun outfits like this in real life. But until then- At least I have my Friday's Fancies!

A lovely, however subtle, venture into mixing and matching. I dig it.

I also have a confession to make. I've been wanting so badly to put more effort into looking more like this on a daily basis that I've sort of gotten a little bitter toward girls that are put together. If I go to the grocery store and see a girl in a well accessorized and put together outfit, I immediately hate her. Well, I'm exaggerating just a little. But seriously, I don't like those people. I'm a terrible, terrible person.

Dear self,
Just because you chose to go to the grocery store in what could pass as a pajama doesn't mean people that actually got dressed this morning are evil. Stop being obnoxious and get it together.
Tough love always,
Your realist half

Can't wait to go see all of your outfits!! I promise I won't judge you... unless I see you in the cereal aisle. :)


ally (the ruffled lace) said...

love the name of your blog! cute post xxx

Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados, and the Bay said...

Loving the shirt and shorts combo.. the colors works so well together :)

I'm in awe of people who always look perfectly put together too ;)

natasha {schue love} said...

Love your mix of prints! Makes me want spring to be here already! :)

♥ Nadine said...

Oh. That is the cutest outfit ever! I'd totally wear it like that right away...
And I know what you're talking about. Sometimes, when I get home in the evening, I think "Jeez, you looked like that all day?!?!". I'm so envious of these girls who look radiant and cute without even trying. ;-)

Haha, your little note to yourself made me smile!

Have a happy weekend, pal. xo.

Ashlyn said...

your outfit is adorable!
great mix of prints :]

xoxo. ashlyn

Ashley said...

hey girl! i grabbed your button. i cant remember did you need a specific size?? if not just grab one off my sidebar!!!
ps. i love the mix and match...the shirt and shorts makes me want winter to be over!!!
love ya

Meg {henninglove} said...

love it, love it, love it!! that top from anthropologie is so awesome and i love the rich chocolatey browns you paired with the outfit

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Lol I totally slum it at the grocery store!

Love that top in your outfit. Super cute!

Julie said...

Fabulous look!! i love all of the chocolate brown accents with the subtle patterns of the skirt and shorts.
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

Melissa:: Strong Sense of Style said...

This is super cute! Love the stripes + floral combo. xo


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michelle said...

Hey there. Stopping by from comment love Sunday. I am totally on board with the bitter at people who are actually put together thing. As a very pregnant stay-at-home mom, I don't remember the last day I actually felt cute! After this baby is born, my goal is to start becoming one of those put together ladies at the grocery store...aahh, one can dream, right?

elizalouise.bell said...

Best shoes of life=TOMS. The End.
xoxo from FTLOB comment day!

Stephanie said...

What a fun outfit! Love those Toms.

I have been trying to make more of an effort to look put together as often as possible. I get so inspired by outfit ideas like these!