Red Pinup Pattern Life

Some girls like shoes… I like patterns.  In fact, it’s always been my philosophy that a few pairs of simple “go with anything” heels, sandals and boots will carry you through all of your fashion whims- and besides, 85% of the time people are looking at your face, not your feet.  If you haven’t noticed already-  I wear my little red Mary Janes with practically half of my outfits-  and I’m more than okay with that.  So now that my minimalist shoe attitude it out of the closet-  lets talk about patterns!

I’m sure you know by now that I have a pattern obsession-  I love love love mixing patterns.  You can read up more on my pattern mixing tips in my Coordinated Chaos post- but in the meantime-  lets just all get excited about this recent Goodwill score: this adorable silk tank top with these perfect patterned dreamy redheads. $3, I’m in heaven.

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The key to making all these patterns pull together is…red…aka color coordination.  Keep the theme-  add some dark reds to keep things grounded, and pull it all together with a creamy basic cardigan and this round, red, retro color pop purse.

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I should have red nails but…who has the time for manicures


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This is actually my easy, goto “it’s hot AF” or “my hair is dirty AF and I only have time to wash my bangs” look. Just grab big sections of hair, twist, loosen a bit, tuck under, and pin.  Hide your imperfect mess with a thrifted scarf, ad some red lips and your ready to rule the world!


Total outfit cost? Lets leave off the shoes since, as I mentioned, I wear them all the time and have literally had them for almost 5 years (classics never die) Silk Scarf: $2, Silk Tank: $3,  Cardigan: $4, H&M pants: Hand-Me-Down from a friend, Purse: $4, All from my favorite neighborhood Goodwill. $13 total….aaaand I’m done!


Love and Thrift!



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