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FROM MY SHOPPING CART

i hope you had a great fourth! after the holiday i found myself with some extra downtime, so i obviously spent it window shopping on the internet (one of my guilty pleasures). Every time i fall down the shopping rabbit hole, i have a habit of filling multiple shopping carts before abandoning them. I do stick to one golden rule when i go through one of these browsing binges though: i need to wait a few days before actually buying anything from my cart(s), and if i am still thinking about that dress, those sandals, or those earrings etc. etc. then i'll totally cave. does anyone else do that? i swear it helps me minimize my impulsive purchases. so while i wait to see what sticks, i thought it would be fun to share what i have in my cart right now: a few things that are still on my mind and some that i've already bought. go on, take a look! 

checkered slides from hm | @themissprints
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just bought this dress from everlane and i like it even more than i thought i would. an ideal length (not too long, but also not awkward), easy fabric, stripes. i would definitely recommend grabbing one for summer!

cotton midi striped shirtdress / everlane

hair clip from lou and grey | @themissprints

hair clip / lou & grey

rope bag from apprvl | @themissprints

this bag from apprvl is another purchase i recently made, and (omg) it is the perfect summer bag. i am obsessed. it falls perfectly, and holds more stuff than you'd think. seriously considering adding another color to my life (it also comes in pink, navy, and tan!).

rope tote / apprvl

terracotta cup | @themissprints

tera cotta cups / coggles

summer tee from lou and grey | @themissprints
black pearl slides from hm | @themissprints
lemon purse from jcrew | @themissprints

lemon purse / j.crew

pink rainbow earrings from lou and grey | @themissprints

ELEVEN / PRINT MOMENTS FROM THE JENNA LYONS ERA AT J.CREW

you could call me a full-fledged fan and frequent customer of J.Crew (and can check out my past J.Crew musings here). in fact some of my most cherished pieces likely came from Jenna Lyons' creative mind. so when she announced her departure from J.Crew last month, many wondered what the future of J.Crew would look like or what kind of plans Lyons had up her impeccably rolled chambray sleeves. personally i'm wishing for a Jenna Lyons clothing line, but that's just me. one thing that's certain though: this gal has left a legacy filled with great patterns.

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since her legacy at J.Crew was kind of a big deal, i've pulled together 11 of the most memorable print moments from the Jenna Lyons Era -- according to MP of course.

sequins for day | @themissprints
 

01 / SEQUINS FOR DAY

 

some say sequins are not a pattern, but i disagree. at J.Crew, Jenna introduced the idea of sequins for daytime. to avoid looking like a disco ball, she often styled sequins with contrasting casual pieces like cargo pants and slouchy tees to achieve a wearable look.

matchy-matchy @themissprints

02 / MATCHY-MATCHY PRINTS


matching prints is arguably one of the easiest ways to mix patterns. it's practically foolproof. obviously Jenna took the art of matching prints to the next level for J.Crew -- so much so that matching sets became a styling secret sauce of sorts. my favorites include polka dots, head-to-toe leopard, and the Jenna-famous stripes with stripes with stripes.

03 / HEAD-TO-TOE PATTERNS

 

remember when clashing prints made you look like a fashion victim from What Not to Wear? with the Lyons touch, crazy combinations (like this) transform into something fresh, exciting, and most importantly, very cool. i'd be so bold to say that Jenna changed the pattern mixing game for a modern gal's everyday wardrobe. she made mixing prints approachable by crafting collections with pieces you could easily play around with and make your own.

 

04 / LADY-LIKE POLKA DOTS

 

i distinctly remember purchasing my first polka dot item of clothing ever, and it was from J.Crew.

i bought a top very similar to the dress pictured here about 6 or 7 years ago. since adding this ladylike piece to start my collection, polka dots have carved a place in my wardrobe -- as easy to wear as black and white. 

striped pants @themissprints
 

05 / STRIPED PANTS

 

these pants may be J.Crew's greatest statement piece. striped pants could be intimidating, but Jenna managed to take that fear away. she treated striped pants with the ease of a striped tee.

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06 / SHINY PONIES (AKA: THE SHOES!)


what would Jenna's legacy be without mentioning the shoes! from ballet flats, to block pumps, her collection of shoes came in an exciting array of yummy prints: gingham and plaid, florals, stripes and lots of leopard. thanks to her, J.Crew offered some of the best shoes in the biz. each season i need to add another patterned pretty to my wardrobe -- it's an easy way to spice up a simple look.

07 / LIBERTY OF LONDON FLORALS


these tiny Liberty of London florals have made multiple appearances while Jenna was Creative Director at J.Crew. from quilted jackets, to utilitarian button downs and the perfect pump, even swimsuits and hats, there is usually something available in this English classic print.

leopard and stripes | @themissprints

08 / STRIPES + LEOPARD: THE PATTERN POWER COUPLE


Jenna definetly made a strong argument for why stripes and leopard should be in every gal's wardrobe -- look how chic this mom of two is! and together, leo and stripes make one of the most classic pattern-pairings in women's fashion. it also happens to be one of Jenna's most signature combinations. and for that, i thank her.

j.crew camo | @themissprints

09 / CAMO CAN BE A PATTERN NEUTRAL


strange but true: camo is wildy versatile and pretty much goes with everything. i was super excited when J.Crew reintroduced this "pattern neutral" into the spotlight during their nyfw show earlier this year. but what i love most about camo is how it can take something extra-girly, like lace, tulle or pretty bows, and make you look laid-back yet chic. 

 

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10 / COOL-GIRL PLAID

 

like stripes, plaid is a clear staple for J.Crew. it's safe to say that there is plaid on their shelves at all times. Jenna loved pairing this practical print with something glamorous and unexpected: a polished pencil skirt, bright lipstick, a sparkling statement necklace, or piles of patterns.

 

 

 

 

11 / COZY FAIR ISLE SWEATERS


when i think of the ultimate cozy pattern, my mind often goes to this particular Fair Isle print. Jenna made Fair Isle a perfect choice for wearing around the holidays. i love it's simplicity, and i especially like the look of layering these sweaters with a button-down, scarf or even a blazer. 

jenna gif @themissprints

and this is just the tip of the iceberg. did i miss anything? trust me, it was a challenge to narrow down 26 years of patterns to one short list, and it made me realize that i really will miss Jenna's creativity and playful eye the most. let me know your favorite print moment in the comments!

 

images via J.Crew


DINNER BY THE SEA
@themissprints

in case you haven't heard, Zara is having a massive sale. i stopped in there this weekend and, among the chaos, ended up finding this dress (the only thing that was not on sale). i didn't end up buying it, but am now rethinking my decision. i especially love the combination of blush and mint. the watercolor stripes are sending me beachy vibes, so i thought adding a pair of palm-print loafers and a wicker seashell clutch would complete the look. i'd love to wear this to dinner while on a tropical getaway, doesn't that sound nice? especially since it there's a nor'easter happening in Boston right now. happy Monday!

 

stripe dress  |   palm-print tassel loafers   |   shell clutch   |   rose gold sunglasses


THE COLLECTION WITH THE BUBBLEGUM PINK FAUX FUR JACKET
   MAJOR PATTERN MIXING AT  JCREW 2016 FALL RTW

 

MAJOR PATTERN MIXING AT JCREW 2016 FALL RTW

the J.Crew Fall RTW Collection for 2016 is pretty great -- classic menswear-inspired pieces, perfectly causal shapes, and really fun styling. the collection comes in a weirdly sophisticated mixture of bright magenta, oxblood, blush, bubble gum pink, pastel blue, cool grays, caramel, navy, taxi cab yellow, and green. did i miss any?

there also is a parka with a pink fur trimmed parka. 

the shooooes make me happy: loafers, lace-up flats, and a pointy toe snakeskin pair (see below) that i'm practically in love with.

jcrew 2016 fall rtw | @themissprints

the patterns and pattern mixing though....(!). 

snakeskin, argyle, leopard, geometric lines, stripes, houndstooth, and a bunch of different florals.

jcrew 2016 fall rtw | @themissprints

an abstract floral print on a black background: you really can wear florals in fall and winter. 

then, pair it with stripes.

jcrew 2016 fall rtw | @themissprints
jcrew 2016 fall rtw | @themissprints

i think this is such a fun look: a scarf, belt, FOUR different patterns and pastel pants. then throw on a bubblegum pink (and widely coveted) faux fur jacket for good measure. phew. it's so wacky it works.

jcrew 2016 fall rtw | @themissprints

a cool clash of leopard and Lilly Pulitzer-inspired florals. so into the shape of this leopard coat. 

jcrew 2016 fall rtw | @themissprints
jcrew 2016 fall rtw | @themissprints
jcrew 2016 fall rtw | @themissprints

mixing print neutrals: florals, stripes and leopard (lace up flats? heels? i want/need a pair either way).

jcrew 2016 fall rtw | @themissprints

this makes me want to try mixing two animal prints, like leopard with snakeskin. 

images via here and here.

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   A DREAM GEOMETIC BATHROOM

 

A DREAM GEOMETIC BATHROOM

 7 cool things from the first week of 2016:

tatas sweatshirt from need supply co | @themissprints

this tatas sweatshirt is great.

 

wink ring | @themissprints

i can't stop thinking about this wink ring.

 

cloud soap | @themissprints

something i didn't know i needed: cloud soap in adorable packaging.

notebook with words |  | @themissprints

earlier this week i talked about why this ceramic artist's work, story, (and tumblr) is so inspiring. 

interior design trends by the decade infographic |  | @themissprints

loved this infographic of interior design trends by decades. (the 1970s is my favorite!)

pizza bag via glitter guide on instagram | @themissprints

this little girl has awesome style. also, sad this pizza bag is sold out.