“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And, I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”
The past few months have been a little insane. From helping with the 2014 Gubernatorial Debate, working crazy hours, trying to stay on track with school and leaving my comfy job to try something new. Although the decision to leave wasn’t easy — I gave up flexible hours, a shorter commute and two weeks off during the holidays, it was something I needed to do. Especially since I felt like I hit a brick wall and lost all of my creativity.
I was extremely nervous to take the plunge, but the challenge has been great, and I am excited to continue to grow professionally. I’m still getting used to everything and sometimes wonder if I made the best decision, but the decision has been made, and the only thing I can do now is embrace the change. So, I am trusting the magic of new beginnings and hopefully everything will fall into place.
Break out of your wardrobe rut by mixing patterns and adding a little creativity to your everyday style.
To help ease your fears of a combination catastrophe, when attempting to mix and mingle patterns, it is important to keep a few helpful hints in mind to ensure looks are runway ready…and not kindergarten chic. For a little help, check out this graphic from Made by Girl, and take a peek at a few of my style inspirations below.
Inspiration: Bold Stripes and Prints
Inspiration 2: Polka Dots and Prints
Inspiration 3: Leopard and Plaid
Inspiration 4: Stripes and Polka Dots
Inspiration 5: Prints on Prints
Inspiration 6: Gingham Style
Celebrity Inspiration: The Print Master — Olivia Palermo