peasant blouse, striped jeans and pattern mixing

  1. Lea says:

    That outfit is lovely, head to toe!

  2. Jeanette Hayes says:

    Is the peasant blouse true-to-size?

    • Beth Djalali says:

      i think i could have sized down to a small. but it’s a billowy style blouse so i didn’t mind the medium. if i moved the button on the cuff the sleeve would have a snugger fit. but honestly, that’s the only thing i would change.

  3. Judy Yung says:

    I love how you reuse clothes and accessories to make new outfits, but golly, your closet must be huge.

  4. Pam says:

    You’ve nailed how to mix prints–the key is having that dominant coordinating color, such as the blue here. Well done.

  5. Georganne says:

    I am a big fan of mixing patterns. You look great and I love the summery look!

  6. Suzanne Smith says:

    Great color! Anthropolgie always has interesting pieces. I have a beautiful light kimono from there a number of years ago I still get compliments on.

  7. Patti says:

    If you love peasant blouses, check out Loveshackfancy. Peasant blouses to die for.

  8. Julie Mycock says:

    Hi Beth, Wow how really colourful your outfit is, looks great. I agree with Pam you really know how to mix prints well, I don’t think I could pull it off, well done xoxo

  9. Susan says:

    Beth, you nailed this look! The patterns play perfect together! I love the
    RL striped jeans! The DP sandels are gorgeous!

  10. Cheryl Rabovsky says:

    Love it!! You look great!

  11. Jane C Velker says:

    Hi, Beth,
    I like your outfit very much! Now, for a (possibly) inappropriate question. How sheer is the blouse? Do you wear an undershirt/camisole/tank top beneath? It is very hot and humid here in the summer (eastern coast mid-Atlantic), and I really try to keep the layers to a minimum. Although in my heart I understand that I am still 19; really, I’m not. I continue to struggle w/ what to wear beneath in the summer.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      the blouse is quite light and airy but since there’s so much going on with the patterns you can’t see through it. so i’ts not necessary to wear a cami underneath.

  12. Laura Tiegs says:

    You inspire me daily with your outfits! Your email is always the first I open because I want to start my day with a positive note. I enjoy and appreciate your sharing.

  13. karen says:

    not usually a fan of pattern mixing, but this, this is perfect…i think of all the outfits i’ve seen you post, this is just might be my favorite

  14. Frances Santoro says:

    Beth, there may be a post that I am unaware of, but in case there is not such a discussion, would you please comment on how mature women should carry out the half tuck look correctly? Thanks!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      hi frances! there’s no right or wrong way to wear a half-tuck. i typically tuck half the blouse but you could tuck the entire front section if that looks better to your eye.

  15. Linda Maier says:

    these jeans are not flared at the bottom like they show at the anthropology store!! I want the straight leg ones

    • Beth Djalali says:

      hi linda. whenever i mention an item is old or if you see a similar item linked that is because the original clothing item is no longer for sale. many of the clothes i wear on the blog are new. but just as many are older items. the jeans from anthropologie are similar to the ralph lauren jeans i’m wearing as i try to source items that are similar.

  16. Linda Maier says:

    Every time I want the same pant at J Crew or Anne Taylor they are already sold out of the item.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      it does happen that items sell out the same day they’re worn on the blog. unfortunately, i have no control over a brand’s inventory.

  17. R Dawson says:

    I’m in love with this mix. Said it before and again, you are the best at pattern mixing

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