BUSY BEE

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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35 Comments

  1. Stephanie X says:

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

  2. Teresa says:

    Really cute! You are an expert at pattern mixing!

  3. Kimberly says:

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

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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

    x Elena
    Randomly Happy

  5. Johanna says:

    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

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

    alittlebitofjess04.blogspot.com.au

  7. Marjorie G says:

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

  8. Leah Carver says:

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

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

  10. Ruth says:

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

    http://mylittlenest.org/

  11. 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.

  12. Kristina says:

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

    Kristina does the Internets

  13. Emily says:

    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!

  14. Agnes Mayer says:

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

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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

  16. 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!

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

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

  18. Gorgeous Merrick!

    Love it!

    xo, Jessica

  19. Varissa says:

    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!).

  20. Sage Grayson says:

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

  21. Emilie says:

    what a super cute top !

  22. darling! This is my favorite look!

  23. Elise says:

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

  24. Inge Jane says:

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

  25. Inge Jane says:

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

  26. Kelly says:

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

  27. Laura says:

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

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

  28. Totally gorgeous!! The mix of prints is perfect!!!

    Love from South Africa

    http://arumlilea.blogspot.com

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

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

  30. Shira says:

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

    http://www.asequinloveaffair.com

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