Pattern Mixing – Floral, Dots and Stripes – Part 2

I hope you all are having a good week!  I wanted to write this post a couple of days ago, but I’ve been SUPER tired this week and have a bit of a sore throat. 😦 My husband, a doctor, was on “home call” yesterday, so he was paged three times last night starting at 1 a.m.  We’re both worn out, but I can’t go another day without posting!  As I mentioned in my previous post, there seems to be a lot of pattern mixing on the runways and streets this spring.  Continue reading

Pattern Mixing Link-Up with Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After (my mom) – Floral, Dots and Stripes Part I

This is probably one of the most exciting things I started trying in the last year or so.  Because this is such a big topic, I’m going to divide the post into floral & stripes (this blog) and dots & floral/dots & stripes (future blog post).  The first time I realized I liked pattern on pattern was after I purchased a Harper Bazaar’s Runway Report in 2010.  Continue reading


Hi, there!  My name is Lauren and thanks for stopping by my blog!  I’m a curly-haired, remotely-located e-librarian for a large company, who LOVES cardigans…I mean, really, who doesn’t?  Since starting my work-from-home job, my once honed-in fashion skills have become a bit rusty.  My husband, bless his heart, has become used to the wild woman he sees when he returns home from work:  insane afro/ringlets, no makeup, pajamas (or as we like to call them, lazy pants, to make them sound a bit fancier than they actually are), surrounded by an assortment of work paraphernalia, and snuggled up with a large man-kitty, Doughnut.  I’m hoping this blog will inspire me, and maybe others of you out there who are in a work-from-home fashion rut, to find the motivation to dress up! Continue reading