Pre-Mixed Patterns & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

February 26, 2015
Do you love the cool look of pattern mixing but aren’t sure if you’re doing it right or you just don’t have the time to bother with it?  This top is the perfect solution!  The patterns are pre-mixed!  Stripes on the front with a leopard herringbone pattern on the back. Love this!  Of course like most style bloggers, I’m happy to mix patterns on my own, but I still love this top!
And hey, I finally found some boyfriend jeans I really like. 
Yay Old Navy!

Outfit details:
Mixed pattern top –  Charlotte Tarantola (Details Willow Glen)
(exact sweater here, two other cute sweaters here & here)
Distressed boyfriend jeans – Old Navy
Taupe suede booties – Vince Camuto (cute option)
Red leather bag – London Fog (similar)
Moto – Lucky Brand
Watch – Movado
Bracelet – J Crew
Earrings – Tilly’s 

Here are a few of my favs from last week …

Monika of Style is my Pudding is looking fabulous in textured neutrals!  This girl is just always head-to-toe coolness!
Kristin of Highland Fashionista is rocking this fab Aztec patterned wrap. Love the pop of neon and those great boots.

Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots is looking hot in her Royalty for Me WannaBettaButt jeans!   
(See my review of Royalty for Me Hyper-stretch skinnies here).

Now to the link up party!  Don’t forget to link back in your post.  And please feel free to follow me … everywhere … like a stalker … really … I don’t mind!
Thanks so much to all the friends of FUN FASHION FRIDAY! (If you link up, your email will be put on a reminder list, but you’re welcome to unsubscribe anytime.)


  • Reply Ana from Mrs. American Made February 27, 2015 at 12:45 am

    That red bag is gorgeous, Dawn!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks Ana and thanks for being one of my first linker uppers today! 😀

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo February 27, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Very cute top. Love the red bag too.


    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks Suzanne! Thanks so much for linking up! OXOX

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life February 27, 2015 at 6:29 am

    What an awesome top! I love those booties too.


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      Thanks Alice! OXOX

  • Reply Megan February 27, 2015 at 1:50 am

    What a fun outfit. The bag is gorgeous and those booties are so cute.

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks so much, Megan! OXOX

  • Reply My Rose Colored Shades February 27, 2015 at 2:40 am

    That is such a cool top. The stripes and houndstooth print work surprisingly well together. And I must go to ON to try on those boyfriend jeans sometime soon. I'm seeing them everywhere and they look great on you! ~Cynthia

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      The jeans really are super comfy! Let me know if you try them out! Have a great weekend, Cynthia! OXOX

  • Reply Carrie February 27, 2015 at 3:08 am

    Is that a houndstooth pattern on the back of your top? Love! What a great top. Love the suede wedges with the boyfriend jeans, too! I haven't found a pair of boyfriend jeans I like yet… maybe I'll try ON.

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      Houndstooth/leopard mix! Interesting, right?! Hee! Let me know if you like the ON jeans! OXOX

  • Reply Megan Crean February 27, 2015 at 3:11 am

    That top is so much fun! I love the patterns! The red bag is the perfect pop as well! You look fabulous!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks so much sweet Megan! OXOX

  • Reply Marta February 27, 2015 at 3:40 am

    Love how you styled this look, that top is amazing!! Have a great weekend Dawn Lucy:)

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      Aww thanks, Marta! OXOX

  • Reply Tina Bradley February 27, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Super-chic, Dawn! Stripes and leo print are a fave combo of mine; love the solution of a pre-mix! Thank you for sharing Kristin and Jennie's fabulous style inspirations and for hosting this great link-up party. Hugs! T.

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Adore you Tina! Thanks so much for stopping by!OXOX

  • Reply Mica T February 27, 2015 at 4:44 am

    That is a cute top! It's nice when there are pieces that have a bit of interest like mixed prints in them, feels more special than if it was plain! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      Yes, like something a bit more special. Thanks, Mica! OXOX

  • Reply The Real Arnolds February 27, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Love the pattern on your shirt! You always look so happy! I need some of your energy,

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Aww you're too sweet! Thanks Dear! OXOX

  • Reply Tiina L February 27, 2015 at 5:58 am

    It is a cool top, and you've styled it so well. And I just love that jacket! I'm a bit wary of pattern mixing (prefer solids mostly), but stripes are always a good option (for a beginner like me).

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      Stripes seem to work with everything! Thanks so much for stopping by, Tiina! OXOX

  • Reply Lisa @ Fun Money Finds February 27, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Love the whole outfit but especially the red leather bag! Thanks so much for hosting!!!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks, Lisa! OXOX

  • Reply Trina February 27, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Fabulous way of pattern-mixing-made-easy. What an incredible sweater, I just don't think I could ever put a jacket over it, its just too much fun to do so. Love your new boyfriend jeans, you look great in them. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      You're right … it does seem silly to cover up the cool back pattern in this sweater! OXOX Thanks so much for joining in FFF! OXOX

  • Reply Monika Faulkner February 27, 2015 at 6:54 am

    You're the BEST, dearest Dawn…thank you sooo much for all the blogger love!! And a big "yay!" for the boyfriend jeans find; they look terrific with those super-cute Vince Camuto booties!! Of course your striped/houndstooth/leopard top gets two major thumbs up from me as well!! XOXO

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      You always look so fab you could be a top look every week, but geez, I need to spread the love a bit! 😉

  • Reply Elsie Davies February 27, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Great outfit Dawn. Love the booties. Thanks for hosting. zo

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      Thanks so much for participating, Elsie! OXOX

  • Reply catherine February 27, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I love the pattern of your top. Great look

    Joly Look

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 7:48 pm

      Thanks, Catherine! OXOX

  • Reply Lady of Style February 27, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    I am not good at pattern mixing myself but this "prestyled" shirt really helps 😉 Lovely!
    And I need a pair of nude suede booties for spring!!

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      You have to imagine that you're good at EVERYTHING fashion, Annette! Thanks so much for linking up! OXOX

  • Reply Acidental Icon February 27, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Love the top, not just for the print mixing but because it adds an element of surprise to your outfit.

    Accidental Icon

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      Thank you! OXOX

  • Reply Charming Lucy February 27, 2015 at 10:56 am

    I am so excited to find you and this fun link up! I have been searching for a pair of great boyfriend jeans, and I plan to stop by ON this weekend to try these on! They look great! Susan

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Let me know if you like those jeans, Susan! OXOX

  • Reply Doused In Pink February 27, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    What a fun top! I really need to try those ON boyfriend jeans! They look great on you and I love your booties!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      Thanks, Jill! The jeans are ridiculously comfy! OXOX

  • Reply Rebecca February 27, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    That is one cool sweater! I love that it takes the guess work out of pattern mixing! I like the way you layered it!


    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks so much, Rebecca! OXOX

  • Reply Laura B February 27, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    That top is awesome! I love the pattern mixing and the interesting herringbone/leopard mix!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      Thanks so much, Laura! OXOX

  • Reply Adrienne Shubin February 27, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Cute top! Giving your link up a try today…have been meaning to join.
    Happy Friday DL!
    xo, A

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      So excited to have you join in! Thanks so much, Adrienne! OXOX

  • Reply Olga Rani February 27, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Interesting top, love two different patterns combination. And love your large red bag, quite a piece!

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks so much, Olga! OXOX

  • Reply Fashion Sabbatical February 27, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    What a clever top! Not too full on leopard print. Quite a surprise when you take of your jacket. I always like tops with different fronts and backs. Was late again with linking. Half term.Glad boys will be back at school next week! See you, Irmin

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 7:48 pm

      As a teahcer, it's always nice for me when they're not back yet! 😉 thanks so much for linking up! OXOX

  • Reply Glenda February 28, 2015 at 1:57 am

    Wow, you're not kidding. What a cool pattern mix, Dawn! Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 1, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Thanks so much, Glenda! OXOX

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga February 27, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Hi Dawn,
    I have to do more pattern mixing.Love the top with the stripes and leopard. Very pretty. Love the spring moto jacket too. You always look very chic with your long legs and denim. Have a great weekend!
    from the link up,

    please stop by, jess xx

    • Reply dawnlucy February 27, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      Aww you're the sweetest. Thanks, Jess! OXOX

  • Reply fashionableover50 February 28, 2015 at 4:55 am

    I love your pre-mixed top Dawn Lucy. I have a pre-mixed top too with houndstooth and leopard. I haven't shown it on my blog yet.

    Have a fashionable weekend!

    ♥ carmen

    • Reply dawnlucy March 1, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Can't wait to see it, Carmen! OXOX

  • Reply Nicole Mölders March 1, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Thanks 4 linking up 2 All About You that I co-hosted. The sweater is so interesting with the different front and back

    • Reply dawnlucy March 1, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      Thanks, Nicole! OXOX

  • Reply Jing Xu March 2, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Wooo, I just missed the party.

    From Jing at

  • Reply Mama and More aka Zaz March 3, 2015 at 1:55 am

    I absolutely love that mixed print sweater, and those wedge boots too! gorgeous. Sorry i missed your party – do come link up again to my #AllAboutYou Tuesday link party

  • Reply J. Elle March 3, 2015 at 2:52 am

    So loving your moto jacket! I have been shopping around for one this color. Thank you ever so for featuring my look this week!!! I always appreciate your support.

  • Reply Nat Burge March 3, 2015 at 5:06 am

    Wow I really love the mixed patterns!

    I was wondering if you would be interested in joining an amazing fashion contest with a chance to be feature on AND win $500 USD. Post your look on New Year New Look Contest for a chance to win!

    Thanks for sharing, loving your blog 🙂

  • Reply Anastasia March 4, 2015 at 1:02 am

    Loving your jacket and booties! I have a pair of grey suede ankle boots badly in need of replacement and these just may be the ones to do it.

  • Leave a Reply

    I accept the Privacy Policy