Monday, February 21, 2011

Clash of the patterns.

Brown Ralph Lauren thrifted at Crossroads, White thrifted Jones New York polka dot scarf, Blue Urban Outfitters jeggings, Tan Forever 21 suede wedges, Tawny thrifted bag.
I wore this, this past weekend and it is definitely my go-to comfy outfit.  I fell in LOVE with this thrift-find I got at Crossroads--a Ralph Lauren blouse!  The pattern is beautiful, and I decided to challenge myself by mixing patterns with my Jones New York polka dot scarf.  Paired this off with my fave and comfy UO jeggings & F21 wedges.
Now onto my President's Day weekend..it was great, but President's Day was even GREATER.  I got to spend the whole day with these beautiful fellow fashion blogger ladies, Sherrie of Closet Hound & Anisa of The Laugh Slut.  We traveled to Haight St. in SF, which I mentioned on here before, but it is a bigger version of Telegraph in Berkeley or in other words, it has a lot of thrift stores and ma-and-pa shops all around.  Really a down-to-earth place to chill and hang out.  I loooved each piece I bought!  I seriously cannot wait to share with you girls all my finds!  Many outfit posts are to come with all of my thrift-find treasures!
To name a few, I found a big cardigan poncho with fringe, a sheer pleated maxi skirt, a couple of American Apparel items, and a white vinyl structured bag.  I've been saving up this whole week to splurge today, and I'm so content with all my purchases :) -- I'm a happy girl.
I looved laughing too with Sherrie & Anisa all day, those girlies are so sweet, too many memories with them. ROUND TWO please girls? :)
Aand, didn't get to let you lovelies know, in addition to this blogger-meet-up, I had a few other ones too :).  At the blogger panel for Crossroads, got to meet the two beautiful bloggers, Jennie of Going West and Avalonne of Avalonne Hall, they were soo lovely in person and not to mention super sweet, can't wait to hang with you girlies in SF! And also I got to meet up with fellow Berkeley blogger, Deanna of A California Dreamer, looved chilling with her at Memorial Glade on campus while eating lunch & style-watching for BARE Magazine's Cal Street Style.
If you haven't yet, I highly suggest meeting up with fellow fashion bloggers in your area..it is seriously so different meeting them in-person, a good different! :) I can't wait to meet up with more bloggers to come! :hint hint: Chelsea of Zipped, Chandamheer of PancakeSTACKER, and Megan of DonatilaRose! & if you're in the area definitely let me know, I'll be down to chill & show you around the bay area! :)

Also, thank you so much lovelies for your sweetest comments & to the new and past followers, it really means a lot to me for your support.  It still amazes me that my blog has now reached over 500 followers..I'm sending a HUUUGE HUG to you over the blogosphere RIGHT now. Thank you again beautifuls, and keep inspiring <3.
Alsoo, if you haven't yet, check out my interview with Michelle of Mod Fox, she's so sweet, thanks so much lovely for the feature!! :)

<3, Kathleen.
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54 comments:

Chelsea Lane said...

hi. HINT HINT back!!! <3 you look gorgeous! and I looove all your outfits from meeting up with people ;) you're too cute kathleeeen! your outfits are SOO inspiring. except bad, because they make me want to go shopping and buy everything you own! ;) can't wait to come see youuuu!

xoxooxoxoxox

cryskay said...

that top is gorgeous. you always find the best stuff while thrifting! i may have to take you up on that offer whenever i'm in the bay area. my bf is moving up there in a few weeks so i'll be making the trip at least once a month. xo

Julischen said...

Great, Great, Great! <3

Style Worthwhile said...

Love the clash of patterns! You did it well. I'm always nervous about wearing different patterns together. It's great to hear that you bought a lot of awesome items! I wish I lived in your area so that I could meet you, but unfortunately I live far away :(


Jacquelyn
www.styleworthwhile.blogspot.com

Nnenna said...

So glad to hear that you had a great President's Day Weekend and I'm jealous of all the blogger meet-ups you've gone to- I definitely need to find more bloggers in my area! I'm super excited to be coming to the Bay Area though- it would be so fun to be able to meet in person! :D

Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

love the pattern mixing, you look stunning! esp loving the wedges lovely xo

JoJo said...

this outfit is perfect!
your hair is sooooo lovely - so long and shiny :)

xx

pancakeSTACKER said...

Oh I am so jelly that you got to meet up with so many blog loves this past weekend!! We are DEFINITELY meeting up soon! Are you planning on attending the event @ Infusion in March?? Your thrifted RL blouse is so cute! I love the colors and how you mixed it with a contrasting print! Can't wait to see all the other goodies you got while thrifting on Haight! :)

xoxo!
http://pancakeSTACKER.blogspot.com

coy colleen said...

ah you've given me such great ideas with how to wear those shoes, i have the same pair! really cute blouse
you girls look so chic sounds like a great time for mingling and making new friends

Mo said...

This blouse is amazing. It looks great with the scarf too. xx

christie said...

that is SO cool that you got to meet up other bloggers! I wish someone would organise something like that in SYDNEY!!!

You look beautiful by the way and you mix patterns well! xx

xx christie

www.christie86.blogspot.com

Closet Hound said...

I loved our outing today! We need to repeat that for sure. And jeez Kathleen, you wear the hell out of those shoes & jeggings - you look amazing in them! I love that you have all these pictures of you w/ so many Bay Area bloggers

xo Sherrie

Lauren said...

beautiful outfit....

Promise said...

Loving this outfit and the wedge are so cute...x

http://followmein5inchheels.blogspot.com/

Freya@WearItWithFlair said...

Love, love, LOVE your outfit, as always!
Love how the jeggings have been turned up at the end, that's what I did with mine.
Adore your clashing of the prints, it's awesome!
Love your wedges too, you know what, I LOVE everything! hehe!
Glad you had fun with the other bloggers!

xoxo
Freya

www.wearitwithflair.blogspot.com

"Στον δικό μου υπέροχο κόσμο...." said...

i like so much the first photos...your shoes are perfect...

CINDY said...

love the blouse! i gotta go to crossroads one of these days!

&what jean shorts are those (the other pics)?! soooo cute. i've been wanting ones just like that... lets trade! hahaha. :) don't you just love haight st?! can't wait to see your new purchases!

we should definitely meet up when i'm back home! :)

xx,
cins

The Petite Blogger said...

love the print of ur shirt! fab look darling!

xoxo jenna
http://thepetiteblog.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

love love this post! lovely outfits :) x

lydia-lee said...

this is so good! i love the outfit so so much

Nettie said...

You look great as usual! :)

Catherine said...

I love your shirt, great outfit dear <3

Masoom R. Minawala said...

Your shoesss, your hat, your shirt - I love EVERYTHING about this look! x

www.style-fiesta.blogspot.com

The Fancy Teacup said...

Wow, that RL blouse is such a great find! It's a gorgeous print. Love how you mixed up the patterns. And I can't believe what you discovered while thrifting, can't wait to see them all. Glad you had fun hanging out with the other local blogger gals!

www.TheFancyTeacup.com
much love.

Tria Zaluska said...

lovely outfit and very nice combination

I'm following your blog..

La Petite Marmoset said...

That ralph lauren blouse has an amazing print-- that right there is the reason why we thrift! I like how you mixed it with the scarf. You and your fellow bloggers look great-- it's funny you mention that, I'm having a blogger meetup this evening!
La Petite Marmoset

Kaye Sigua said...

Hello Kathleen!

Love your fashion style and blog! This is a nice new look. Aside from following you in Chictopia, I followed you here as well.

Keep up the good style!

K

Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

nailed it KC! and cannot wait to see what treats are in those bulging bags you have there!!

Sunny & Star said...

You look great. That blouse you thrifted is amazing. I love all of your photos. It looks like such a good time in all of them.

Dσmιηιкα said...

I love your outfit! ♥ So amazing! :)

Nicola said...

Looks like you had a great time, and love your scarf! x

MeganRose. said...

i love all your looks in this post!! and umm hint hint! ;) hehe i'd love to hit up haight with you! i see the ambiance bag! i can't wait to see what you got! glad you had a fun weekend!
xx,
megan

welcometodeutschland said...

i love this outfit so much. the top just looks so comfy and light and flowy...love it!

xoxo,
welcometodeutschland.blogspot.com

cuteredbow said...

This blouse is gorgeous ! It fits you so well ! You're such lovely and smily bloggers !

http://cuteredbow.blogspot.com

Rachel Carina said...

I absolutely adore the scarf, and the clash of the patterns is awesome!

Sid said...

love your bag :)

Sid xx
http://dropping-daisies.blogspot.com/

Lace n Coffee said...

I love mixing patterns and I love your shoes.

Project INVOGUE said...

love the shoes!
looks like yu did some heavy shopping there.!
;)

Ladawan said...

i love what you did on the scarf! cool and pretty always!

Monroe Steele said...

great scarf and bag!

xoxo Monroe

Fashion Steele NYC

swellmayde said...

hi kathleen!!

this looks like so much fun!! that is such a great idea to have a blogger meetup... i love that the blogging community is so supportive of each other! :)

and you are so great at thrift/vintage shopping... i think i totally have to be in the mood to hunt. that rl top is so chic!

later love!

- aimee

Deanna W. said...

woohoo thanks for the shoutout!
i say we do a mega huge blogger meetup. like we could do an outing to SF!

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

Love the scarf! x hivennn

Miss Woody said...

love!

StyleCake said...

You have amazing style, and you're from the Bay as well! Both a plus :-)

Francesca C said...

you're very nice!!!!!!!!

devin olivia said...

your photos are gorgeouss
xo
DOLLMEUP

Natalie Liao said...

sooo in love with your RL blouse!
and wow, you've met up with so many bloggers already! hahah
I dont think I've ever mentioned my area on my blog before, but I actually do live in the bay area! :} and I have so many friends who go to UCB :P

xx natalie

Ramona said...

KC, You are so gorgeous! I so love that hat, it look so perfect on You!
I just can't wait to see your findings.

xoxo Ra

Keyta Hawkins said...

you are soooo pretty x

julie iliana said...

ah I love how you've paired the wedges with that awesome blouse! you pretty thing you :) glad I'm one of your newer followers bc your posts are always inspiring ♥

XO

Estelle said...

Ohh Kathleen you might be amazed that you reached over 500 followers but I'm not amazed at all....you totally deserve it and you're only going to get more and more readers with your fabulous blog :) Love your outfit and your jeans are cuffed just perfectly, I think it makes your booties look better...is that weird? I also love the outfit you wore when you went thrifting! Thanks for commenting on my post, the interview went really well! I will post the article when it gets published :) Have a great day lovely! x x x x

ashandbelle.blogspot.com

Scarlett.Adele said...

That top is stunning and I adore your shoes. Inspiring blog you have here:) Check out mine if you want x

http://youbeaute.blogspot.com/

jozefina said...

pretty outfit!!! Amazing shoes!!!

http://jozefinafashion.blogspot.com/