floral print shirt: c/o aupie // skirt: old navy (similar here and here) // clutch: c/o windsor store // // wedges: c/o lulu*s // necklace: c/o inpink // watch: michael kors // ring: c/o hellofab

Sometimes pattern mixing with small prints can get a little overwhelming and busy, and that may be the case for this outfit, but for some reason I just love it. And considering the busy bee I am these days, I suppose it’s only fitting.

Also, this top from Aupie, a women’s fashion online store, has such an amazing shape that I’m planning to make a few shift dresses using it at as a pattern. I think the rounded hem and side slits brought down to knee length will look amazing with a pair of tights and wedges for fall! Stay tuned!

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  • i love the skirt and the necklace!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

  • Really cute! You are an expert at pattern mixing!

  • This mix of prints is totally perfect and I'm having serious hair envy right now! 🙂


  • Love this mix of patterns. And I was just thinking of making a stretchy striped skirt… perfect inspiration!

    x Elena
    Randomly Happy

  • You know what I really love abour your blog? That I recognize things that you've worn before. So many style bloggers, it seems to me, are only showing off outfits they haven't shared before, with only the shoes or something small being the same. I love coming here and thinking "ah, Merrick's striped skirt!" – thanks for being awesome!
    xx Johanna
    Dear Life, We Need To Talk

  • Love it! I also love those shoes – you seem to be able to pair them with just about anything 🙂 x


  • I love the shirt! Mixing prints is indeed a little tricky but you sure nailed it with this outfit.

  • Love your mix of prints here! Absolutely done to perfection. Nice job!

  • I don't think it's too busy at all – you look fabulous! The pattern and colors of the top are gorgeous!

  • Its adorable! Love that your top is so versatile! It looks great with the stripes!


  • I have that skirt too…except I bought it on clearance extra large. I altered it and have worn it to death this summer but just yesterday I noticed I put the front piece of fabric back in inside out! Embarrassing…but not at all surprising.

  • I love that top, the print is so pretty! I think it works well with the skirt.

    Kristina does the Internets

  • This is so cute! Are you wearing a size small in the shirt? I have a black and white striped shirt and I might like to copy our outfit!

    • I am also wondering if that is a size small shirt. Merrick pulls everything off flawlessly!

    • Yes, it's size small!

  • Love this outfit. Gorgeous. I have a similar black and white striped pencil skirt that I need to wear again.



  • lovely! your style is beautiful.


  • This may possibly be my favorite pattern mixing ever! I love this.

  • I too love the outfit. It doesn't look too busy to me, you paired everything so well that it is very pleasing. Well done as always!

  • Not too busy at all! It looks fantastic. The print on that top is the coolest ever.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

  • Gorgeous Merrick!

    Love it!

    xo, Jessica

  • Love this! I'm not great at mixing patterns, but one of the easiest ways to start is with a striped skirt (striped anything, really!).

  • Your pattern mixing looks great, not too busy and still visually interesting.

  • what a super cute top !

  • hottest mama i know.

  • darling! This is my favorite look!

  • As always, your outfits are stunning! That top is crazy cool!

  • I love how you mixed these patterns. And the print of your top is AH-mazing!

  • I love how you mixed these patterns. And the print of your top is AH-mazing!

  • That top is so freaking cool! I Love it!!

  • This pattern combo is AMAZING. That skirt is so classic and gorgeous on you!


  • Perfect pattern mixing!


  • Totally gorgeous!! The mix of prints is perfect!!!

    Love from South Africa


  • The pattern mixing here is great! Not too busy at all.


  • I absolutely love this print mix- it's so fun!