Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mixing Patterns

Robert and I took these pictures after I went to visit my old workplace to return my set of keys. When I still worked there, I would always pass by this park but never could stop by. I don't really like these pictures. My shirt is not tucked in properly, but I liked the outfit. Not only have I been too busy to shop, but I've also been really enjoying shopping in my own closet. I have a lot of clothes. I'm relieved that I'm being forced to wear them all because they all cost me money at some point, and at least to me, they're all pretty darn cute! I've kinda been on a roll, and have been really excited to blog recently. It's a nice change to be excited about your routine. I've worn this skirt a lot since I first wore it: I wore it to my grad school orientation, and I've worn it to class. If it's printed, you can bet that I'm going to try and pattern mix with it. The first pairing I always try is with something striped, and that is how I ended up with this outfit. Now you know my little secret to pattern-mixing.

I've been spending a lot of time walking down memory lane lately. With 5 years of memories, it's hard not to think about the past as Robert's last day is quickly approaching. Driving down a certain street. Walking past a bench we once sat at. Hearing a song play on my iTunes. Wearing these rings. They're all triggers to a memory. I remember wanting these rings so badly when I still shopped at almost exclusively at American Eagle. It's a trio set but I wanted to wear only two that day. I remember thinking that these rings would be the ones I wanted to be proposed to with, and so Robert bought them without my knowing. They were supposed to be a surprise when he would propose to me many, many, many years down the line; but I found them in his car, and well the surprise was ruined, but it was still very much a surprise to me. I still love these rings and think fond thoughts when I look at them. There is also that slight pang of uncertainty now--will those dreams that we talked so frequently about of our future ever become a reality? Only time will tell. These rings held so much promise in them, and maybe that's why I've been reaching for them so often lately. 

Until next post,

top - thrifted (via buffalo exchange)
skirt - macy's
belt - gap
shoes - aldo
rings - american eagle


  1. Aw Jazzy, I understand what you mean about triggers. The thing about the present (and the future) is that everything is so unpredictable. You never know what's going to happen now, or what will happen. Stay strong my love :)

    Remember I'm an email away!

    P.S. Super adorable, as always. xo

  2. This is such a cute post Jasmine ;) especially the rings part. & as for shopping in my closet, I'm lucky to have an older sister who now shares the same sense of style as me. Win win!


  3. You look really cute. I think I have mentioned before but I love the pattern on that skirt. It is way too adorable.

    I know what you mean about that pang in your heart. It is an awful feeling. But things always work out how they are supposed to in the end. It's great that you and Robert can still get along so well.

    Wardrobe Quarry

  4. That's so bittersweet. I know you will get through this. Stay strong!
    This outfit is really cute. :D