Mixing It Up

Growing up, my mom would have never let me out of the house in this outfit.  “You look ridiculous,” she’d say.  “Go change.”

Cardigan ~ Loft / Top ~ Banana Republic / Jeans ~ Rag & Bone / Boots ~ Frye
Belt ~ J. Crew / Clutch ~ Missionary Kerrie’s / Nail Polish ~ Essie Stylenomics
There were soooo many times I’d find inspiration in Seventeen or Glamour and I’d find myself in a fabulous outfit, only to be sent back upstairs to put on something that “matches” so I wouldn’t be the “laughing stock” of our town.  If only I’d just stuck to my guns, I think I’d have been pretty darn cool.
Or pretty weird.  Either way.  But I say, embrace it!
I think that’s the reason I love breaking “fashion rules” as an adult.  I like to mix things up, and wear things that shouldn’t go together.  It’s part of the fun of getting dressed for me.
Print on print?  Heck yes.
Navy with black?  Black with brown?
Bring it on.
Can we talk about how much I loved my husband during this photo shoot, too?  He would make me face the sun, and when I couldn’t open my eyes because they were tearing up so badly he’d say, “Haven’t you ever seen America’s Next Top Model?!  Work through it!”
He’d make me laugh and we had such a good time.  Much better than the “hurry up I’m hungry” photo shoots.  :)
Have a fabulous day!
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17512117714658875029 Paige

    My mom is the same way! The other day she says “There are just no rules in fashion anymore are there?!” Nope Mom, no there’s not. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04179656528221580812 lily white english rose

    lol must be a mum thing mine said the same lol love this look, so great for fall :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00869355643658611973 Metajojuana Nyt

    You rock those boots!!! Looks great on you!

    BIG hair LOUD mouth

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10608031329007306654 Lauren

    Love your outfit, the colours really suit you



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09841587775033446712 Nikki

    Haven’t you ever seen America’s next top model work through it. That’s fricking hysterical!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17309483383922386048 Rachel

    haha the sun is the DEVIL when taking photos! I’m a squinter, so it’s terrible. These came out great, though!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10038762649811825748 Melaina25

    Love the outfit and the ANTM reference :)

    ✰Transatlantic Blonde✰

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06301602017219708922 Katie

    i love it! what a cute top too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18304386299393380146 Alison @ Get Your Pretty On

    Hey Niki, I love the boots and the belted cardigan and mixed prints. Glad to see you’re breaking your mom’s fashion rules!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03704402496108345825 Jen

    Love the pattern mixing! I need to incorporate more of that into my wardrobe! THanks for the inspiration

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12009017430001253932 Misty

    Love this outfit! Aren’t you happy you didn’t listen to your mother. :)
    I used to leave the house with my “real” outfit in a bag, so I could get passed my mom. Sneaky. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03976039609121918234 winetastegirl.com

    Too funny! My mom was pretty good about embracing my fashion experiments, as long as they weren’t too skimpy! Loving those boots you’ve got on. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my skinny jeans post:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17502760665514142757 rachel

    could you be any cuter? seriously. i die for your outfits. you keep dressing yourself, girl :) you know what you’re doin’!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04648741503671172034 Meagan Rigney

    My daughter is the same way and I try so hard to let her be her, even though she comes out looking a little crazy sometimes!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18042330973192781613 Mrs. Newlywed Giggles

    I love the picture where you are covering your eyes. LOL… I think the outfit looks fun. I wish I was brave to do that! But then again, I have no fashion sense. LOL

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06222993319344686659 morgan

    glad to have stopped by today via the giveaway!
    haha i always have a blast when asking my husband to take pictures. he’s hilarious and says things like that, too
    i can’t get enough of the boots you are wearing. they. are. awesome!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17751731296424747052 Erin Rethemeyer

    You know what – my mom was the same way.
    You look amazing! I am obsessed with your outfit! I love the boots – i DIE.

    And – your hubby is the best. He is a much better trooper than B is. (You look GORG!)

    Look at you – miss fashion blogger. Love it.

    *Oh and I FAIL at our skype date. When I get my camera up and running on my computer in my NEW craft room we can pretend we live in the same place by talking (ACTUALLY!!!)

    Ok enough rambling on here!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17273380141600741492 Allyssa

    This outfit is far from ridiculous! Fabulous is more like it! I love those boots. I need to get a pair!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04182242917293717163 TheTinyHeart

    Haha my mom usually told me to change because she thought everything I wore was too revealing (and still does!). Cute pattern mixing and I LOVE your Frye boots!

    The Tiny Heart 1000 Followers Giveaway Extravaganza!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13681790957020143383 erica

    super cute outfit! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03367830728581524887 Bev

    Adorable girlie.. love your top and the belt you pulled the look off with!! and of course your boots!!! fall lovin’!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11753864635431811318 SEL

    I’ve always been about mixing prints. It just brings out the patterns more, in my opinion.

    Cute outfit!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14951125463437067339 Natalie @ NS Pottery

    Cute, cute! Love the clutch! I actually had the chance to meet Kerrie this past weekend! She’s so sweet.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09471735637752121738 Meghan McCabe

    I love this outfit, it is something I would totally wear!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07939624431408633740 Mama Syder

    I like to mix things up too. Great outfit x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09539294875684129426 Heather Morris

    Nice look and I love the mixing with it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/sorry/?continue=http://www.blogger.com/profile/02076872647506475270 Laura

    Haha! You look great as usual. Love the boots!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15602794470283962696 Ashley R

    So glad I happened upon your blog. I love this outfit! Aren’t husbands the best/worst when it come to taking photos? haha, he did a great job! ;)


  • http://prettyanddelectable.wordpress.com/ prettyanddelectable

    My girls are only 4-years-old, but I let them choose what they wear to school and I have to say, they actually do a pretty decent job! :) Perhaps I will change my tune as they get older. :P Great outfit… love those boots!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05441236138861964584 Evani Gatsby

    Lol I’m the one that has to tell my Mom how to dress. But I have no qualms with brown and navy, I think they go great together! But then again, I’m not the most fashionable person. Haha You look great doll, as always!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11821365100060460662 Kim

    Those boots…are…a-maze-ing! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15855379024696394087 Erin

    BOOTS!!! I can’t get over them! Details, pleeeease!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14511365386098317728 Michaela {au naturel design}

    America’s next top model for sure :) Love the navy and that printed top.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00060341986543499697 Diana Mathias

    Love this outfit! I’m your newest follower :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14748004050526495714 Clairejustine

    Haha i always face the sun and screw my eyes up..great outfit :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02420829788378954455 Christina @My Life, Laughs, and Love

    love your little fashion savvy self & your risk taking!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07177081269343759076 Treasure Tromp

    love it. I’m a big fan of brown on black :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03481799999447192285 smk053078

    Gotta love our husbands for taking our pictures! You look adorable!!!And congrats on hitting 1000+!!! Yay!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/sorry/?continue=http://www.blogger.com/profile/01074086681303653107 Kelly

    Hahaha!!! Yep my mom too! I am getting pretty obsessed with putting “weird” things together!!! LOLOL THOSE BOOTS ARE AMAZING! I NEED them! My birthday is coming up! Details!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06424332953856143966 still being [molly]

    heck yess!!!! i love this! and i love this outfit and i love your attitude!!! :) you look hawt!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07709079644796015841 abby @ every day with hazel mae

    Oh man, great boots! New follower here :)

    Everyday with Hazel Mae

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06058056977783867772 Sara Louise

    My husband definitely comes from the ‘hurry up I’m hungry’ school of photoshoots!
    And I love your outfit, the mixed patterns are perfect and the boots are fab :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01163815542025463546 Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.}

    How fun are your boots!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02809544604769858045 t

    Nice outfit! Cool boots!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03845446576703097607 Amanda Cobb

    I think it looks great! A far cry from being a laughing stock, for sure.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00817066455456712741 Jane Squared

    I have the same boots, just in a different color, but I like how worn in your look! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16829391874517712756 Julie

    I love this outfit, Niki!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15712843200703655027 Swede Dreams

    I’m loving that outfit…and those boots!! Very cool.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11107581012567425744 Kiki

    I love this Look, its so cute! I love your boots and belt. I think it makes a super cute outfit!(: