Overcompensating

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floral dress, mint jacket: thrifted:: lace top: Rue 21::
floral heels: Forever 21:: bow belt: GAP:: purse: Laura Ashley


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One of my co-workers remarked that since she hasn't seen me wear patterns, I must, therefore, be totally scared of them. In retaliation (because to me, it's all a game of "I'll show you") I threw this outfit on. In my head, it totally works, but to my eyes it seems like I'm overcompensating for not having pattern-wearing guts.  

In other news...

How are you guys (by guys I mean, readers, of course) doing? I feel like I haven't been a good blog reader lately, so I just wanna check in and hope that you all are dandy. Nothing new going on with moi. I've been toying with the idea of making a video/vlog soon, but have the following problems impeding me from going through with it: 
1. I mumble.
2. I have no clue how to edit videos.
3. I mumble.
4. I have to clean an area of my house to shoot the video in.
5. CAKE.

Ok, #5 is not really a problem, more like a daydream. Though, wouldn't it be marvelous if I had a ginormous cake blocking most of my living room? Ant problem, sure, but it would be a delicious problem that's fo sho.

59 comments:

  1. I love your outfit! The patterns on the skirt is really cute. And your bow belt! How adorable! You really can whip up an outfit together. I'm sure you go around saying CHALLENGE ACCEPTED when it comes to fashion! :D

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  2. I think the vivid jacket really brings this together, the patterns do work well too! :)

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  3. You show her! lol I've thought about doing videos but in the end I'm too shy for all that plus I hear editing is a pain. I think you would do great videos your posts are always so fun to read and energetic! I'm sure you could translate that into a video :)

    -Ash
    Beauty Flawed
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  4. I love your bow! I have a bow on my sweater today! And that skirt is adorable!

    And now all I can think of is CAKE too. Yum.

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  5. Man, I wish I could put together outfits and be as brave as you!! I'm a jeans, t-shirt kind of person but I wish I could be like you!

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  6. haha, the obstacles keeping me from making a vlog are the same as yours. that and i don't know what i'd talk about!

    your mint jacket is divine. divinnneee.

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  7. I love every single thing about this outfit! It's just wonderful and whimsical and busy in the most amazing possible way. Fantastic!
    ♡ Brooke

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  8. You look so cute! And I love that jacket :)

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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  9. cute post! =) I love the look and think patterns look wonderful on you. Great pop with that jacket.

    xo,
    nancy @ adore to adorn

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  10. Cute! And yes, video, please. I like finding out how everyone sounds!

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  11. this look is so cute

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  12. I need to copycat you and wear a lace top over a dress, such a cute look!

    <3 Cambria
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  13. Lovely! The bow is adorable! I totally think you should vlog, it doesn't matter about the mumbling and cakes.. vlogs just show so much more than a picture ever could! It really makes me feel like I know the person better :)

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  14. oh love this cute outfit , great mint color

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  15. I have the same problem as you with #4! =)

    I love this whole outfit! There's nothing wront with overdoing it every once in a while. It's fun! =)

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  16. The pattern looks awesome! You sure showed her. And I would love to see a vlog from you, mumbling or no.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  17. I think I only have patterns in my dresses, I must not be drawn to the patterns in shops methinks! I do love how you pull of layering your clothes!

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  18. Those glasses are so much fun! Also that TOTALLY sounds like a challenge to me you should wear ALL your prints. I wish I could give you some video making tips, but I just use that Macbook application that is super simple to load your videos into.

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  19. :) I only really wear patterns that are floral or leopard print! I love your shoes! I think it all goes really well, esp your belt/glasses/hair/bag being your black statements! Oh I sound all fancy and like I know about fashion! :) I love the idea of a video! I always wonder what my fav bloggers sound like! :) Zoë xxx

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  20. Cute outfit. Not overcompensating, but fashionable. Love the thrifted mint jacket! Go for the Vlog- with or without mumbling we'll still watch it!! Sige na! hehe

    Christine
    dela chic

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  21. I often over do it with color and pattern. But if you felt fabulous - who cares if you wear no pattern or all of them! I love your green jacket and fab printed dress.

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  22. Oooh, I'm creepy so I can't wait to hear you talk!

    I think the only patterns I really wear are stripes and florals. I have other ones, but those are my favorites.

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  23. You're adorable!! :) I love the lace!

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  24. Laura, I confess, I'm not a wearer of pattern. I really don't believe I can pull them off and I don't think I'd have the courage to try pattern mixing! I would love to see a vlog produced by you! How wonderful to hear your voice and see you in front of the camera. Go for it! Your public awaits! :)

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  25. I also have similar issues with #2 and #4 (and I love #5) but I would love to hear your voice-you should go for it! What a stunning thrifted mint jacket- just beautiful and I think you nailed the pattern mixing!

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  26. Love the neon green jacket Laura! I am also not great at editing videos!

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  27. I love the neon with the lace & that fabulous pattern! I'm not great at editing videos either but you should totally do one!!

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  28. I really Love this look! Especially those heels!

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  29. I love your mint cardi. You are so pretty.
    Following, and looking forward to future posts! By the way I'm hosting a contest so definitely check it out, one more day to enter!!! http://tinyurl.com/lilithscontest
    xo
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  30. your heels are SO cute .. I need to check them out at F21!!

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  31. I am loving how you mixed patterns and colors here!! You look so pretty in green!!

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  32. EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS OUTFIT IS SIIIIICK. A little elaborate, springy, righteous, mint chocolate geekgirl-liciousness.

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  33. Eat cake while shooting the video. ...Probably won't help with mumbling, but will be delicious. I love the green on you! I thought you were "overcompensating" for your dark colors. It looks like lime sorbet.

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  34. Wow, I uber love that belt! And the whole outfit as a matter of fact! I'm so obsessed with mint right now!
    -Jaz
    http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.com

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  35. You look amazing! I love the print and colour combination! <3<3

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  36. Look at you rocking the colors/patterns. The only black here is in the bow! Vlog's...goodness. Honestly, I'm not that big a fan of vlogs. Weird right? I'm weird. I know. :D I'm ok with that. I wonder what other challenges your co-workers will come up for you now lol.

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  37. I like this outfit and its mix of colors and patterns, I love the print of the dress and seriously, how can one ever go wrong with a bow belt? I would definitely watch your vlog if you decide to do one. I tried recording a vlog awhile back and could not do it, I was entirely too nervous. Cake is a good daydream... mmm, cake.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  38. Very pretty outfit and I am totally loving the mint jacket, mint is my new fave color at this moment!

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  39. Love that mint jacket - what a great thrift find!

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  40. lovin the mint jacket , cute job hun ^^

    love from the NANA girls xoxo

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  41. Ooooh brilliant ! I looooove this look ! The mint green is fantasic !
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  42. What a gorgeous combination of patterns and textures! That thrifted mint jacket is amazing, as is the lace top.

    I've been a terrible blog reader as of late, so I feel you :)

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  43. Lot of people have been blogging about the same thing Laura...they've been too busy, not really have had the time, not really feeling motivated to visit blogs let alone write a post. You are not alone! Patterns are still not the easiest thing for me to work with and textures are just as difficult. I think you did a great job working with the ideas here!

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  44. The mint jacket is such a gorgeous colour :) I love the bow belt too! I know what you mean, I have lots I want to blog about but not finding the time to get it done, hoping to have a big catch up over the next couple of days!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  45. I've been wanting to do a video too, but I also have problems #2 and #4! If you do figure it out, I would love to see a vlog from you :)

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  46. hey girl, you looks adorable. Love the color of the jacket.

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  47. I actually think this is one of your cutest outfits to date. Doesn't look like you're trying to hard at all. I love it. You are gorgeous.

    VLOG!! Please. I don't edit mine at all. It's one take and then it's uploaded. I have no skillz, girl. So, do what I do. Wing it and upload it. I'm sure it will be fabulous. Cuz you're fab!

    xo,
    Tracy

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  48. I'll show you! Hahahahha. I like the pattern mix! And this jacket is a fantastic color.

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  49. This is such a lovely mix of patterns and fabrics! Love it laura! Omg, please do a vlog! It'll be so cool, like to see you almost real life! Looking forward!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  50. That is so, so cute look! I adore that cardigan, the color is so fresh :) And I love that you're rocking patterns, it's amazing on you :) I would love it if you made a video, but I understand it feels hard - it's the same with me. :) Though maybe I'll someday do a video or few because my lovely fiance just bought a high quality webcam... ;) xoxo ♥

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  51. i think it's really cute, actually. love the minty color of your sweater. i also like the layering of the lace over the dress. i have a lace top that i have no idea what to wear with.

    [oomph.]

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    1. oh, and i've been tagged in a couple of vlogs, but i don't know how to go about doing it either!!

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  52. I love your outfit and the color of the cardigan is wonderful.
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  53. That mint jacket is awesome! I definitely love the mixed prints in this outfit too. You look very cute!

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  54. Love the look of your blog, so cute!
    Also, like your outfit especially the belt.

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  56. you're so cute!
    -Jaz
    http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.com

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