The Clash: Prints and Patterns

If you've followed this blog for some time then you may have noticed how much I adore accessories in general, especially versatile items like scarves! They can definitely be worn any time of the year ... from summer to winter! 

I tend to keep a scarf of some sort in my handbag and carryall for various reasons, as I've used them to alter the look of an outfit on many occasions. 


This is an outfit that I wore one weekend to view art pieces that a friend was selling, and then to go shopping later. After brunch we did a bit of vintage shopping and thrifting, which is always wonderfully time consuming, but also a lot of fun! I wanted to find antique pieces, however instead, I pretty much scored several other pieces: stemware, this leather handbag, and bird printed scarf.

At the shop that I bought the handbag and stemware from all proceeds and donations were going to support children's charities, so how could I not take peek and donate! I managed to get a total of 8 pieces all for the equivalent of buying a cup of tea! You can't beat a great cause and box of excellent buys!

I paired my newly purchased scarf with an old jacket that I had changed the buttons on. Originally, it had plain large buttons, so I sewed on new buttons to give the jacket more character. Since the jacket is navy, choosing a more detailed button worked well!

Have you found a great deal on anything recently?
Spring layering outfits Jackets Street style


The goods: Jacket-BB Dakota, Heeled loafers-BCBG, Leather handbag-charity shop, Bird printed scarf-Gap (thrifted), Denim-Express, Grey printed scarf-Ladyofashion, Necklace-Nordstrom, Eyeglasses-Firmoo, Striped top-Marshalls.

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  1. Daniella08 May, 2013

    Wow great buys my dear! I love the prints you've clashed and the pop of orange is perfect. I also really love your coat, such classic and chic piece and the navy colour seems to bring all the colours and prints together beautifully. :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  2. Nesrin Bozlak08 May, 2013

    You look gorgeous, I really love your bag!xx

    Style of Purity

    ENTER MY GIVEAWAY HERE

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  3. KizzyDoll08 May, 2013

    Gorgeous doll, love the clash of prints and scarves are wonderful. And best, so useful too. Super bargains. I hope you have a gorgeous day x

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  4. Giusy Manzella08 May, 2013

    original look! Great bag.

    New outfit!

    Cheap and Glamour

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  5. I love how creative you are with your style, Madison. Changing the buttons on the jacket was a fab idea, and I do like the scarf. I agree...it's very versatile.

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  6. Love the print on that scarf!

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  7. Maiken M08 May, 2013

    I haven't thrifted a lot lately but I'm sure curious if my fave thrift stores have some new goodies (last Friday one of those was pretty much empty). so maybe tomorrow I will go and check them out. but your findings are truly great! I love the colour of your handbag and it matches so well with those shoes. and how incredibly cute is the scarf :)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  8. Loving this outfit, this is the way to do layering while keeping your own style in mind!
    Art, thrifting and eating are some of my favorite pastimes and I'm glad that you got to do all of them in one day.

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  9. Oh my, what a find....a bird printed scarf!!! I love that Madison :-) And I love how you carry one around in your purse - something I've never thought to do, but want to do now. You've put this outfit together so creatively. Just gorgeous! xo Marisa

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  10. tia_cherie08 May, 2013

    I love the layering of this outfit. My favourite part of your outfit is the printed bird scarf, what a find! I am always drawn to unique prints and pretty colours like that.

    tia-cherie.blogspot.com

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  11. Madara Lieciniece08 May, 2013

    That's such a cool & stylish outfit! :)

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh to Be a Muse08 May, 2013

    I always find great deals at TJ Maxx, but I haven't bought any scarves recently. You do always wear those well.

    Enter my $500 Mother's Day Giveaway to Target & Macy's!
    Shop Layered Muse

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  13. Love seeing a fellow scarf addict!

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  14. What a fantastic scarf! Definitely something you can wear all year round and with almost anything!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  15. Great outfit and scarves are really very essential in every wardrobe.
    I wish I have the chance of thrifting or vintage shopping here.

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  16. A very harmonious clash! Very cute handbag.

    LUXESSED

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  17. hannah @ The Braided Bandit08 May, 2013

    These prints all look amazing together, mixing prints is my favorite! The little birdies are adorable. I hope you're having a wonderful day!
    xo Hannah

    thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com
    thebraidedbandit.etsy.com

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  18. Great finds! The bird printed scarf is just awesome! Awesome job of layering! I love finding a great deals especially on my great vintage pieces! I know we are following each other on google + but I thought we could follow each other on bloglovin too so I followed you there!


    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  19. Luna Tiger08 May, 2013

    I love when outfits are made of layers like here ! And I love this birds print too !

    http://selenite.weebly.com

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  20. Hiya hun, loving the exotic clash of prints, the scarf is a beautiful piece. You're so innovative to have revamped the jacket with new buttons, Adore this outfit! Sam @ Frills & Thrills

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  21. You look adorable! I don't mix prints much any more but definitely love to when I have the right pieces. I am in dire need of some new spring pieces so must attend to that soon!
    xo Mary Jo

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  22. Thank you so much Marisa! Yes, I've found that even a thin long scarf that can fold in my bag can very extremely helpful. :) xx

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  23. Hi Sam, thanks for your comment. Sometimes a little revamp does wonders for a garment. xx/Madison

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  24. I agree, scarves are great for many things! Thanks Yi-chia. xx/Madison

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  25. I saw the print and really loved it! I am such a bird print fan! Thank you. :)

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  26. Thank you! Enjoy your week Hannah! :) xx

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  27. Oh, hopefully you can find something there soon! Thanks for your comment.

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  28. Can't wait to see what you find, I'm sure it will be great! :-) Thanks for your comment. xx/Madison

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  29. SACRAMENTO Amate09 May, 2013

    Gorgeous accessories, and ALWAYS fabulous You, dear Madison.
    XXXXXXXXX

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  30. Alexis Grace09 May, 2013

    Scarves are a really great accessory. Alas, while I would incorporate them year round in LA, I can't wear them quite the same way here in Singapore. Right now I style them by tying them on my purse for added personality.

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  31. I love accessories, too - and especially scarves, but when it comes to wearing them, I tend to stick to the traditional around the neck look. I suppose I have just never really considered all of the possibilities that a scarf holds. I love the way yours looks tied around your waist - must try this myself soon!
    xox,
    Cee

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  32. Erika Sorocco09 May, 2013

    I love the way you mixed this look up. It has a very playful, arty vibe to it that is perfect for the location where you wore it! :)

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  33. Lilli C.09 May, 2013

    Hi Madison! Love to wear scarves too! I collect them and I never got bored by them! I really love the ones you are wearing! Nice bag too:) Kisses dear! xo

    http://lilliness.blogspot.it/

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  34. You look absolutely stunning, i just lurv the way you combine you colors, brilliant!!!

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  35. Oh scarves! I should remember to wear my lighter ones more often, especially now and through the summer! Love the color and shape of your purse, Madison!

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  36. What great finds! That handbag is the perfect shade of red, and I love the scarf for spring!

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  37. I love your casual yet stylish layered look! The little red bag is too cute! Sadly found nothing for me recently, too busy shopping for everyone else's b'day gifts!
    x.o.x.o

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  38. Rowena Rolala Loves10 May, 2013

    What a winning combination of prints! I love this outfit on you! And how awesome that you were able to score a great purse and stemware while helping a worthy cause at the same time. I carry a scarf around with me most of the time too. It comes in handy if I get cold and like you said it's an instant outfit transformer. Thanks for all your kindness and support Madison! I'm still hanging in there.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  39. krystal/www.avillagetown.com10 May, 2013

    you do the clash so well :)

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  40. you look great! love the deep burgundy colour of your bag and shoes... and the coat! In love! I wish I had one for me!

    LyoshaInside and Outside Blog

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  41. I am loving this outfit! Your bag is super cute.

    -Vogue&Heels

    www.vogueandheels.com

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  42. Ira Kharchenko10 May, 2013

    Amazing look! I love the style:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

    Win a pair of sunglasses: http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/2013/05/firmoo-giveaway.html

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  43. Hi Dear,

    You have a wonderful style and I would like to

    invite you to join www.STARPIQ.com

    It is a New Fashion Community where you can share your looks and get stars from bloggers, editors and fashion stylist/designers.

    Hope to see you soon on STARPIQ

    Happy Weekend,

    Nicoleta

    www.nicoleta.me

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  44. Thanks so much Marissa! :) Enjoy the weekend. xo

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  45. Thanks Mary Jo! Prints are great to liven up an outfit, even with a scarf! Happy Sunday!

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  46. Aww,thank you lovely! And, glad that you are hanging in there. Wishing you well dear. xx

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  47. Thank you!Got your message and so happy that we found each other's blogs. Enjoy your weekend. /Madison

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  48. I've not tried TJ Maxx lately, but keep hearing a lot about it! I must get on that one. Thanks Cheryl! :)

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  49. Thank you for your comment Nesrin!

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  50. Margaret Cruzemark13 May, 2013

    My dear Madison, you are a vision of beauty and style. I adore your outfit.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  51. :) Thank you Margaret, you are so sweet dear.xx

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  52. Thank you Nicoleta. I will check it out! :)

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  53. Thank you! Hope your week is starting off well. /Madison

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  54. Thanks Roz! Yes, would love to see those vintage scarves, I'm sure they are lovely!

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  55. Thanks Ofelia! I enjoy layering and especially thrift finds! xx

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