Pattern Play - Among Other Things (The Blog)

Pattern Play

Sartorially speaking, I pride myself on being a practiced Print Master.

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It can be a tricky trend to translate, but once you get a handle on pattern play, you’ve got yourself a game-changer. Your wardrobe combinations increase exponentially, getting dressed is easier, and it’s a no-fail way to impress your fashion-minded friends.

For an easy-to-follow primer of match-ups that make sense together, I suggest sticking to a monochromatic palette. Black-and-white (or navy-and-taupe, in my case) makes for a classically chic ensemble — you can add a dash of color with a killer bag or cute pair of heels.

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I wore this ensemble one weekend that Jess and I ventured out on a mid-morning campaign for carbohydrates. Retail therapy will do that to you, right? I rose early with a shopping bug that day — I’m certain I could unknowingly spend half of a day browsing racks on racks of quality designer finds at T.J.Maxx, which is where I found this trendy graphic-print blouse that’s now in constant closet rotation.

Post-shopping binge, we ended up at Murray’s Bagels, which has some serious NYC bagel street cred. Hand-rolled, hot and bigger-than-average — exactly how I like them. (We’re still talking about bagels, perverts.)

Knowing how much wandering the day inevitably held, I slipped on a pair of walkable booties. Wedge anything is a well-kept secret of the super-stylish — they’re decidedly chic and surprisingly comfortable.I used to walk everywhere in heels in Chicago, but the streets of New York are a different beast.

Lastly, I like to stay fresh-faced with minimal make-up on the weekends, so a dusting of blush was it for me on my way out the door… Of the store. What can I say, I’m a sucker for affordably-priced beauty buys.

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Note: If you have specific questions about the items I’m wearing, let me know in the comments below!

Photos taken by Jessica Sturdy

Expressing yourself through fashion, and knowing how to put together a great look—at great value, is what being a Maxxinista is all about. At T.J.Maxx you can score the unexpected to make your own personal style statement. Here’s to rockin’ your real deal.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by T.J.Maxx (a brand I love and shop often) via Glam Media.
The opinions here are mine, as always.  Thank you for supporting the brands that support corals + cognacs.

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