Pattern Attack

by jennine on October 13, 2009

christian francis roth dress

The other day I looked at my closet and wondered how the heck so many black clothes got in there. Seriously, I don’t have a clue. Oh… yeah, I was looking for safe ‘classic’ clothes to wear. Well, I’m certainly looking at wearing more ‘classics’ but maybe give some other colors a try, along with other patterns and textures too… Why am I looking for classics? Who knows, intuitively that’s where I’m at right now. As my payment for some work I got a few pieces from the Christian Francis Roth AW09 collection, one of which I fell in love with was this green/grey/navy argyle dress. It’s perfect for my wardrobe as I have plenty of grey and navy blue to mix it up with.

Dress : Francis • Scarf, belt and blazer all thrifted • Bangle : Market Publique • Quilted riding boots : Talbots • Tights : H&MChristian Francis Rothcfrdeets

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1 Ashe Mischief October 13, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Love it! The Francis dress especially… what great payment for work! If only life worked more on that bartering system…

Your hair looks really awesome, too.
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2 Jeanne October 13, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Yay! I love the Francis flipped-argyle pieces, and it looks great with your nails!
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3 Clare October 13, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Love this outfit, Jennine! That dress is incredible. Oh, and I’m psyched for our thrifting outing this weekend…we still on?
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4 PAPERFASHION October 13, 2009 at 3:59 pm

this outfit is adorable.. classic and gorgeous! i love the mix of patterns/colors/textures!
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5 K-Line October 13, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I love the dress. It’s kind of naughty conservative!

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6 grace October 13, 2009 at 4:19 pm

everything about that outfit looks so warm…wonderfully warm, yet not at all bulky…

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7 The Seeker October 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm

What a fabulous dress!!! The whole outfit is so fantastic!!! You look awesome.

xoxo

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8 jennine October 13, 2009 at 5:36 pm

❤ ashe…i love the bartering system, now if only whole foods would barter with me…
❤ jeanne…thanks! the blue nails are coming in handy!
❤ clare..we are so on!
❤ paperfashion…thanks love, patterns are so nice.
❤ kline…i love the way you think!
❤ grace, we’ll see how long that lasts…at night i’m bundled in a wool cocoon.
❤ seeker…thanks love.

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9 Alicia October 13, 2009 at 6:23 pm

CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!!!!!
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10 WendyB October 13, 2009 at 7:51 pm

I’m always amazed by how you put things together! I’m still at the “dress + shoes” stage of style.
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11 Kristin October 14, 2009 at 12:17 am

I swear Christian can do no wrong!

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12 MAISON CHAPLIN October 14, 2009 at 4:13 am

Love the entire look, less the skirt.. That print its not very 21st cent… hummm

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13 Sal October 14, 2009 at 6:33 am

Gotta echo WendyB’s comment - what a fabulously complex ensemble you’ve created around that gorgeous new dress!
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14 Market Publique October 14, 2009 at 6:52 am

I adore this outfit! The patterns, colors and textures go perfectly together and really say “Fall” to me. Love the Francis dress and MP bracelet combo too :)

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15 trishdarling October 14, 2009 at 7:35 am

oooooooooh …. Love the pleated argyle, so cozy with the textured tights. I feel like I am having a pattern attack day today too!
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16 Natalie October 14, 2009 at 7:53 am

Your outfit is full of texture - makes me happy it’s fall! I love the way you put this together!
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17 dreamsequins October 14, 2009 at 8:32 am

OMG that thrifted blazer fits like a GLOVE. Love love love! Also the Francis dress is really adorable on you as a layering piece.
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18 jennine October 14, 2009 at 8:39 am

❤alicia…thanks my dear!
❤wendyb…well you have a way of picking clothes that look great with shoes.
❤kristin… here here
❤maison…thanks… i think… though i’d have to say leaving a bunch of links to your blog in a comment…welll….
❤sal…thanks love!
❤market publique, my two favorite new yorkers!
❤ natalie… thanks, i’m happy too, love fall, love it.

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19 Foley October 14, 2009 at 8:47 am

You are so cute on the firt photo! I really really like the skirt.

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20 UnoCosa October 14, 2009 at 11:49 am

hiya!!! Jennine …. this is definitely a wonderful way to mitre different patterns and textures …. i really loved the deep-navy blue scarf with lurex - just the perfect touch to the otherwise earthy tone …. have a wonderful day and thank you for the lovely words, xoxo
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21 amie October 14, 2009 at 1:35 pm

An inspired mix of patterns and textures. Love it!
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22 Nickie Frye October 14, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Very cute outfit! I’d totally rock that blazer & those boots. Love them!
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23 IdStyle October 14, 2009 at 3:33 pm

LOVE the pattern mixing. Killer outfit!
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24 eyeliah October 14, 2009 at 4:43 pm

This outfit is so inspiring, seriously so happy for all the outfit posts, much appreciated!
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25 missmilki October 15, 2009 at 4:30 am

The dress is gorgeous! I must bring some more pattern into my outfits! :)

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26 rachel c. October 15, 2009 at 10:40 am

i love how you’ve mixed patterns here. everything looks perfect together!

xoxo
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27 enc October 17, 2009 at 7:02 am

You really are an expert at pattern-mixing, Jennine. The “paycheck” looks great on you!
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28 Kayla October 20, 2009 at 8:24 am

What a gorgeous dress! I’m realizing I have that issue of too many “classics” and not enough patterns and colors in my closet. Hopefully that will end soon with some thrifting :)
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