SPRING SHOES
THE COLLECTION WITH / THE FLORAL BALL GOWN

hi there! we finally got a preview of spring this friday (including 65 degree, sunny weather!), and i've started getting excited for a new season -- that means easy fabrics, colorful patterns, and shoes that are not boots! it's been a while since the last "collection with" post, so when i saw norvis' fall ready to wear for 2018 i knew it was worth sharing. this collection was designed for fall but the bright colors, breezy silhouettes and florals makes this feel perfect for spring. my favorite look is definitely the floral gown -- it's positively striking, and i wish i had a garden party i could wear this to.

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who knew tulle and a chunky grandpa knit would go so great together. i also love the playful scallop d'orsay pumps -- a shoe didn't know i needed in my life until now.


two perfect floral gowns.

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i lovvvvve this look. the scarf is enormous, almost comically so, but it looks so cool with a structured plaid dress and undone ankle tie flats. 


there are a few recurring patterns in norvis' collection, including plaid, polka dots and florals. my favorite print is this yellow floral -- it's so versatile!

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collection via   ...   novis fall 2018 ready to wear


WHY THIS WORKS / MIXING LARGE AND SMALL PRINTS

happy friday! i'm back with another edition of my why this works series! -- an attempt to break down crazy print combinations that shouldn't go together, and share my favorite tricks behind why they do.

so let's talk about this gal's outfit: i was immediately drawn to her amazing people-print coat for obvious reasons -- good colors, classic shape, teddy texture, seriously cool pattern. this outfit is also great example of why pairing a large scale print with a smaller style will always look good. there are so many ways you can wear this coat, but instead of throwing on a white dress or jeans (although both would look amazing) consider something unexpected: a long yellow dress covered in dainty florals with a quirky striped basket clutch for example. the trick is playing with scale -- a large print will naturally steal your eye's focus allowing the smaller print to blend into the background. i always look for similar or complementary colors and a distinct difference in pattern size to make sure everything feels cohesive.

scroll down for more print mixing secrets hiding in this outfit!

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+ this coat has a classic shape which helps this loud print feel not so loud -- stick to silhouettes you know and feel comfortable in.

long simple layers create a long and lean look that won't compete with head to toe pattern mixing.

+ when using two different pattern sizes in one look, be mindful of color and difference in size

+ pay attention to content -- florals are a pattern neutral and are easy to mix with trendier prints like the one found on this coat. 

+ don't shy away from playing with accessories in clashing prints (especially bags or shoes!), it's a low commitment way to experiment. 

+ when wearing a lot of patterns you need a place for your eye to rest. i like to stick with simple makeup and hair, like a fresh face and a low bun.

 

original photo / via we what wear


NICE FINDS / 01

hello from a very snowy Boston! we're dealing with our second nor'easter in less than two weeks, and i'm grateful to be cozied up on my living room sofa for the day. with up to 2 feet of snow predicted (yikes!) we are pretty much trapped indoors. so i'm taking the opportunity to get some much needed blogging done. and what better way to dive back in than with an inspiration post! lately, i've been very inspired by playful makeup, good typography, and the way moss gold and blush pink works together -- a pallet i'm thinking will work really well for spring...if it ever gets here! i am also coveting this incredible swedish tiled fireplace, talk about a statement piece.

take a peek at a few nice finds i've been sharing on pinterest and tumblr. would love to hear what's inspiring you for spring!

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WEEKEND WEAR / STRIPES WITH LEOPARD
TEN / DREAM CHAIRS FOR YOUR LIVING ROOM

i recently replaced a pair of old, hand-me-down sofas with two new mid-century pieces that i found for an amazing deal. (a really amazing deal). they completely transformed the space and it feels so good! i still need a few more pieces to really tie the room together -- including a new coffee table, rug and tv stand, plus important accessories like pillows and blankets. i'm also toying with the idea of adding a funky accent chair for additional seating and for added interest. i want something that will really stand out. as usual, i started browsing options that are really out of my price range. but what i found was too good not to share: i would do anything to own the floral armchair that is beaded by hand and takes over three months to make. wouldn't you?! it's amazing. 

so yeah, this is basically a slightly impractical list of chair-art:

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TO A NEW YEAR / FIVE FREE WALLPAPERS FOR YOUR PHONE

well, hello again! happy new year, and welcome to a brand new miss prints!

i had a spontaneous itch to revamp the look of this site, AND one random december night everything just came together at once -- including new colors, fonts and a fresh logo. don't you love when that happens!? 

so what's new? i wanted to create a more editorial design that would allow you to find inspiration easier with a more streamlined feel. if you've stopped by miss prints before, you'll notice that the blog is no longer my homepage -- instead i'm showcasing what was hiding in my archives by category. much more fun! you'll find print-happy home decor, runway and outfit lewks right at your fingertips -- my favorite new feature: you can search by your favorite print! i hope to fine tune these categories as i go along, adding more prints, tips, and (my dream!) a print glossary. (it's happening). there's also a new shop page and about me page -- a lot of cool things. this design will continuously evolve, but i'm liking how it's fitting so far.

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one thing i really wanted to create more of are downloads! today i'm sharing five free wallpapers THAT WILL LOOK REAL CUTE ON your phone. PICK FROM SKAL, HERE HERE, CHEERS AND CIN CIN, AND LET ME KNOW YOUR FAVORITE :)

so here's TO A NICE START TO 2018, AND THAT NEW BLOG FEELING.

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GET THESE WALLPAPERS FOR YOUR PHONE!

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NINE / FAUX FUR COATS FOR A COZY FALL
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after a few gross days of humid, sticky weather, we're finally seeing fall-like temperatures here in Boston. and it's about time! i can't wait to start wearing boots, sweaters, and coats (my favorite). almost every year i'll treat myself to a new coat for the season -- since i wear a jacket every day for so many months, i like having a few options to brighten my mood and my mostly all-black winter uniform. this year i'm on the hunt for a cozy faux fur coat to add to the collection. there are so many options it's so hard to pick: do i go with something classic like stripes or leopard? or do i take the plunge and go for something over-the-top?

shop my favorite fuzzy coats from around the interwebs below!

 
 
 

SEPTEMBER FAVORITES

a few of my favorite things from September:

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1. listening to and watching the music video of New York by St. Vincent

2. baking bread. i used this recipe, and this one is on my list to try next

3. the perfect menswear tunic from Zara

4. sheet masks

5. ready for fall with these Madewell mules