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Adding in Another Print with your Purse

Quote of the day: “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” George Bernard Shaw

Do you consider your purse as part of your outfit? Or is it just the item you carry to lug around your wallet, phone & essentials? There’s no right or wrong answer, but your purse could certainly be that second printed item to give your outfit that added benefit of print mixing!!

I started the thought for this series to try to cajole and tempt you into wearing a couple of prints at once in your outfits! And I was lucky to recruit another blogger, Jennie, to join us in the action!

But I wanted us all to feel comfortable, so my idea was to incorporate this second print as a small item. We started by keeping the prints far from each other with a pair of print shoes along with our print tops, here! Then I worked to add in the other print with a scarf as an accessory, here. Now we are going crazy with our purse! Tell me if you’ve gotten brave enough to mix your prints, and how you do it!!

Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots: Jennie’s purse is such a great addition to this outfit! You don’t see it? Ahh…it got cropped out, so you’ll just have to click over to her site to check it out!!

I’ll give you a hint though—it’s one that I might just need to get! Because who doesn’t love…..(ooops, almost gave it away..ha ha)

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Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I must admit, that I don’t have many print purses! I have the one you see below and then the leopard one my mom made (here) is my only other one!

But now that I will actually change my purse occasionally depending on what I wear, I may have to reconsider this! And I know many women do spend more on a purse because they use it everyday. However, does that mean you always stick with a solid colored one? Like this one, for example, has so many different subdued colors in it, that it’d really go with almost everything! But if you steer more towards the neutrals, then this tote would be fun!

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In all honesty, I did style my outfit around this purse. Since the purse was mainly green, I looked for a print sweater that I thought would coordinate nicely.

This olive cardigan is one of those that I throw on quite a bit–especially with jeans! But considering that it’s a floral, I thought it’d be perfect for our outing to get our hair cut this day. Even Target has one that is similar for such a reasonable price. However, I know that many of you live where the weather is getting much warmer, so I also found a lovely green print blouse here, or here. If you haven’t heard already, the bright green is the color of the season, so if there isn’t much of it in your closet, you’ll be able to find more of it at the stores!

I wanted to make this an outfit that would be easy enough to recreate, so I matched my jeans to the cardigan. Olive green may not be a color that you think of for spring time, but don’t you think it’d look fabulous with the pastels? I found this pair for a great deal, or if you liked the seamed version, then these are great!

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However, since the majority of my outfit was what I’d consider dark, I had to add in some color. I started with my orange, block heel sandals that I bought last year!

This style emerged last spring, and I really think it’s functional for any aged woman! A chunky heel makes it easy to walk in and the ankle strap means they don’t move around your foot as much! For those of you who like to keep their footwear neutral, then these are perfect. But I really think these would make you smile with the embroidery! Aren’t those gorgeous? I may have to get this pair now (this is how I get into trouble, LOL)!!

But for those of you willing to try some color on your feet, check out these, these (a little higher) or these! I know I’m obsessive about shoes, but to me they can make or break an outfit for anyone!!

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I wanted to add in some more color, so I grabbed this bright necklace that my mom bought for me when she was somewhere on her Panama Canal cruise.

Buying jewelry souvenirs is one of my mom’s favorite past times on vacation!  Well, I shouldn’t just limit it to jewelry—she’ll also buy scarves, clothing and really just about anything, LOL! But jewelry is quite smart when you think about it. Because the size is always correct, it’ll get worn many times and it’s a great reminder of your trip. And having a large, bright necklace can wake up any muted outfit.

If you’re not a fan of orange, then a blue one like this could add some fun color! Or a bright green necklace would be super with summer right around the corner! I’m sure you can see why I chose the orange necklace for this outfit. I wanted to bring in that same hue from my sandals, even though the necklace & shoes aren’t exactly the same shade! What do you think?

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Jeans: Juicy Couture (similar here)~~Cardigan: Boden (similar here)~~Top: Naked Zebra from my Thrift Box experience (similar here)~~Shoes: Old Navy (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~PurseLaga Handbags–they are offering 25% off with the code LOVE25 (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: For Nancy’s outfit with her print purse, I kept the colors in her outfit the same as her purse too! I feel like it seems more cohesive that way. And considering that many of us are still amateurs in the print mixing business; I thought you’d like this better?

We have to thank my mom for making this purse for Nancy! It’s not only because my mom is nice (and she is), but also because she loves to use up all of the leftover scraps when she’s creating her masterpieces, and this was one way to do that. I’m sure you don’t remember, so I’ll gladly add the link here, to the jacket that I have from this same material! Beware, because my mom has a coat out of this material too, and one of these days, I’ll get around to including them all in one post!

Nancy carried this purse on our Christmas trip to Vegas this year and got a load of compliments on it. Because it’s fun to have a purse that really stands out. If you don’t have one already then let me point you in the right direction with this one here or this one here!

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Just like I did with my outfit above, I had Nancy wear pants that basically matched her purse. She bought these bright pink pants two years ago when I twisted her arm on one of our shopping trips.

I know these trousers are quite a stretch for Nancy since they are so bright. In fact, when we came home from our shopping trip, I made sure we paired them a couple of times in a series about bright pink here, here & here just so she could get an idea of what to wear with them. What about you? Do you try to wear your new items right away or put them in the closet and forget about them?

If you wouldn’t consider the bright pants that I linked to below, then how about some muted print ones? But I’m going to guess you already have all of the basic neutrals in your closet, so I should show you ones that you don’t have like red, here or light blue, here!

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You could almost say that Nancy is wearing print shoes too! If that’s the case, then we have 3 prints going on—and IMO it’s still cohesive!

But black & white shoes are almost a neutral, don’t you think? Especially these that are basically white just with a black toe. I found them in other styles too, like these as an espadrille, or these with stripes! Of course you could get crazy and have fun with the black & white for your shoes. There’s many other ways to find the color combination like here, here or here!

But I digress!! I should be concentrating on the print top that Nancy’s wearing for her print mix! We all know that spring is the time for florals since we see all the flowers starting to bloom! And Nancy’s top was a steal last year at H&M for only $5. We figured that even if it fell apart after a couple of wearings, she’d still get her money’s worth!

I linked to one very much like Nancy’s below. But it’s hard to stop at just one. This is the time that these blouses are everywhere and the variations are incredible. So humor me and let me just point out a couple. Here’s one with some fun sleeves, one with the open shoulders, one that’s short sleeved, and then last but not least a long sleeved one!

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And now I just have to finish with Nancy’s jewelry. I changed it up from mine, by keeping it in the same color category, and relatively subdued! The shirt is so colorful, that I thought we’d let it be more of the focal point this way.

Pink beaded necklaces could be such a pretty addition to your floral shirts. This one is lighter than the one Nancy is wearing, but it’s just lovely! Or if you like some color variation in the beads, this one really caught my eye!

And I find that the first instinct is to match our earrings to our necklace. I know that’s what I tend to do, and that’s what we basically did here in Nancy’s outfit. There are so many interesting pink earrings at the stores, like these or these! I really think we’ve gotten very spoiled with the selections we can find at either Target, Charming Charlies or online!

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Pants: Liz Claiborne (similar here)~~Top: H&M (similar here)~~Shoes: Merona (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Purse: Mom made it (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Now onto my mom’s outfit with her print purse! I knew that my mom has a pleuthera of print purses in her storage trunk! So I figured we’d style her outfit first, and then see which purse worked best!

Thus I started with an animal print shirt. Animal prints have been huge in the fashion world for years, and I’m glad they’ve lost that “trashy” image that they used to have. I’m guessing that every woman reading this has at least one leopard shirt or blouse in their closet….am I wrong? If I am wrong, then far be it from me to leave you hanging. So here’s one that is a bow tie version or here’s an open shoulder type! Either way, they are a neutral and will go with every other color imaginable!

The other piece in mom’s outfit is her mint green cardigan that I layered over it. One of the reasons I grabbed it was because it was on her bed–ha ha! Seriously, this is when I was there taking photos for our pastel collaboration with Sherry and my mom had all of these pastel pieces strewn across her bed. The cardigan is part of a set and you can see the skirt in the pastel post, here.

I bet many of you have some matching sets in your closet, because they are easy, right? But they can be so versatile just by splitting them up! I was discussing in mom’s pastel story post that the color mint doesn’t seem as popular right now. I feel like blush is the color of the season! However, if you have some mint pieces, they can look fabulous with your animal prints, don’t you think? And if you need a cardigan that is the cutest ever, then check out this one!

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As for mom’s purses…I told you she has a ton, right? And these are just two that would work great as part of her outfit!! She liked one of them better and I liked the other! Can you guess who liked which one??

Since the whole idea of this post is adding a print purse to our outfit that already has a print in it, I thought both of these purses could be fabulous. And if you’re lacking in the print purse category, then I’m here for you by showing you a bunch in the next sentence and below!! This one has the browns in it to keep it relatively neutral, yet also has a little color for fun! And then this one with graphics all over it would be cute and functional since it’s pretty big!

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But let’s delve into the remainder of the outfit if you care!! After choosing the top & cardigan, mom wanted to wear her brown pants! And then in keeping it simple so the purse/s could shine, we pulled out these brown shoes!

Now I have to admit that these were my brown shoes first!! I bought them at Goodwill last year and you can see me wearing them in our Borrow from the Boys series, here! But they were too big, and try as I might, they just wouldn’t stay on. Since mom’s feet are just a tidge larger than mine, I decided to hand them over to her! And aren’t they perfect with her pants?

Mom’s not normally a lover of what she calls “man shoes.” But I think the cutouts in these loafers adds a little more fun, so hopefully she’ll wear them! They also have a animal texture on the toe box, so maybe that will be the factor that keeps mom coming back to them?

Maybe you’ve heard that loafers are coming back in style? Personally I think some of them can look old ladyish, but I have a feeling manufacturers will change them up enough to get me to buy a pair!! Like this pair seems stylish, or even these are cute!!

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Now the only thing left to discuss is mom’s jewelry.

My mom loves her gold jewelry, In fact, she has 5 necklaces almost just like this one. It always cracks me up when we’re shopping and she gravitates towards the items she already has! But then again, don’t we all do that? We want to buy it because we like it, and the reason we like it is because we have something similar!!

And as my mom is reading this, I bet you a hundred dollars that she’s commenting that all of her gold collar necklaces are each a little different!! Am I right, mom? And she’s right. They are all a little unique, but my point is most other people won’t notice those differences. So wouldn’t it be more fun to buy something totally different? I’m really not picking on my mom just so you know. Because I do the same thing when I’m shopping, but luckily my husband will point out the fact that I have something very similar to it! It’s human nature I think??

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Pants: Chaps (similar here)~~Cardigan: St. John’s Knits (similar here)~~Top: JH Collectibles (similar here)~~Shoes: David Tate-thrifted (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Large Purse: (similar here)~~Small Purse: (similar here)

So I have to ask after this entire week of mixing our prints one way or another, have I convinced you to dip your toe in the water and see what you can put together? If so, I’d love to hear about it!!

Thanks to one and all of you for your support. It means more than you know!

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Hopefully I’m proving that having a fun handbag doesn’t have to break the bank—these are all under $100!

  • You are speaking to me with that great green and orangey outfit…coral? peach? Those are my favorite colors.
    Afraid I don’t give much thought to my purses. Lazy that way. It seems that whenever I change out my purse, I leave something essential behind in the purse I am changing out of. Even when I think I’ve moved everything over from one to the other. But seeing the statements your patterned bags are making has inspired me to do better.
    P.S. You gals have just the best time! And the best smiles.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m right there with you Leslie about changing out purses!! Before blogging, I carried the same purse no matter what! It was too much of a bother to figure out what looked good and then switch everything.
      But I have to admit, it’s more fun now that I’m retired! And I keep my “things” in smaller bags. Like I have my lipsticks & emery board in one little bag. And then I have my wallet. And then a bag with misc. things that I don’t need for everyday or smaller purses!! Then it’s quite easy to change out!!
      Thanks for the love!!
      XOXO

  • Great outfits, Jodie! Thanks for linking up on Mondays @ Soul Survival. Blessings!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Donna!
      Have a great weekend!

  • Thank you for linking up with 2nd Loved 1st Friday linkup. Great post and stayed tuned…………

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for hosting it, Terri!! 🙂

  • I love pops of color and patterns like these! Thanks for joining us at #FridayFrivolity this week!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lisa!!

  • Sarah Stockley

    I always tend to carry patterned bags – the one at the moment is tan colour with tassels, but I usually go for aztec prints or boho style with pompoms on. Love all these – they look great. Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a great habit, Sarah!!
      I’ve been so boring with most of my purses being solids, so this is making me rethink it!! I need some fun purses!!

  • PetiteOver40

    Jodie, I love all the fun you have with your posts. Each time I read them I find myself smiling–and inspired at the same time! This print-mixing 101 you did was a great series, filled with ideas and great styles. I’m not a big purse carrier–I’m trying to get away from it, actually, because I get tired of lugging them around. BUT, I do like the purses you’ve shown here and the outfits tied to them. Really lovely!

    As for the other little details that you’re so good at–I couldn’t agree more on what you said about jewelry being good souvenirs from trips. For all the reasons you mentioned, plus for the traveler, jewelry tends to be smaller and easy to pack coming home!

    For Nancy, I’m so glad she bought the pink pants and is wearing them. She looks great in everything, but she always looks gorgeous in color (not just black or other neutrals).

    And your mom’s shoes that used to be your shoes!!! I love those.

    Sending hugs to all of you,
    Sherry
    http://www.petiteover40.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I get it about the purse. In fact, if we are shopping for long periods of time, Rob will carry mine for me. My shoulder used to get out of wack so easily (but I’m sure most of that was due to my daily dental sitting poses).
      Thanks for all of the wonderful compliments, Sherry!!
      XOXO

  • Sorry, I am delayed with my replies to your posts. 🙁

    Again, I truly enjoyed collaborating with you guys and had so much fun with each of your style prompts. It was cool to see the varied ways each of us were styled every day.

    I have to admit sometimes I think about what bag I will carry with intention, and other times I carry the same one for weeks on end. I am trying to be better about considering this aspect more when styling my looks. I loved seeing the variety of printed bags in this post from each of you. I seriously love Charlotte’s bold bag!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It was so great joining up with you too, Jennie!!
      I never thought about my purse as part of my outfit until blogging, and I try to think about how it looks every day now. However, there are still days that I have to grab and go!!
      🙂

  • You’ve all chosen such fabulous prints for your bags! I tend to look like a blind person dressed me when I try this. You all look terrific!! xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      But, really, it’s not often that I style around the purse—usually I just grab the one that’s ready to go…ha ha!!
      XOXO

  • I love how a printed bag can add more interest to a look and it’s also a great way to ease in to pattern mixing! Love how you all styled your looks!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jill!!
      I think this is the easiest way to print mix, because I can always make my husband carry my purse—ha ha!!

  • Just got myself a printed bag! I doo have a couple, and these are perfect for monochromatic items of clothing. Loving Nancy’s hot pink trousers!
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think I’m going to have to be on the lookout for more printed purses, because they really are more fun!!
      I’m glad you like Nancy’s trousers—I think they are wonderful, but I’m not sure she totally agrees!!

  • Yay for adding purse prints! One of my favorite ways to add a pop of pattern mixing 🙂 Happy weekend!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m now seeing why it’s your favorite way, Liz!! It’s so fun—I think I’m going to have to buy a couple more print purses!! 🙂

  • Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)

    These are great examples. I think all of my bags are just one block colour, you’ve made me notice that now! Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m really the same way—-but I’m on the look out for more print ones!!

  • Huh, come to think of it, I don’t have many printed purses myself. I really love how each of you styled yours! That’s so fun your mom brings back jewelry from her travels. That’s one of my favorite things to bring back as well. That’s awesome that she made Nancy’s purse too – very talented!

    Hope you’re all having a great weekend!

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks LIndsey!!
      I was surprised that most of my purses are solid!! But you really have some fun ones—I want to get a couple like that!! 🙂

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    Oh all three looks with printed bag look so amazing. A printed bag is always a highlight, I love it!
    Happy Easter, XO Tina

    • Jodie Filogomo

      They really are, and I don’t think I’ve appreciated them as much as I do now!!
      Thanks Tina, and Happy Easter to you too!!

  • donnanance

    A print purse is a fun way to add some oomph to an outfit. I love how you inspire us with the three (sometimes four) outfits in a post.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Donna!! I’m so glad you said that…because that is what’s fun for me. Being able to show theme/item differently or on different shapes/sizes…etc!!!
      I think I’m rebelling against the idea that you can only wear “this” if you are young/thin/a certain shape…etc!!! And most of us believe those “rules” because we’ve heard them so often. It’s time to prove them wrong!! 🙂

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Jodie, Jodie, Jodie! What am I going to do with you! You are getting so good at this whole print mixing thing. All of your outfits are just gorgeous (including Jennie’s, but I left her love on her blog). I love the prints, I love the accessories, the shoes, every blessed thing about all three of your outfits. So let me go one by one. Your outfit is perfect. I love olive and I think it can be worn all year round and pairing it with the orange necklace and sandals created a lovely almost tropical contrast. Nancy’s outfit speaks to my inner girl and pink is just so girly, but I love it! And your Mom’s outfit is so classic. I love the mint sweater over the top and both purses are perfect. I could see using either one, depending on how much or little I needed to tote along. You can bet this post is going into my Beautiful Blogger folder for future use! Happy Easter to all! – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Awwww, Amy…that was the best comment to read all day!! Thanks for all of your positiveness and I know mom & Nancy will be tickled pink to read it too!!
      Happy Easter and Peace!

  • What a great idea! I adore print mixing & adding an accessory into the mix is genius 🙂

    michellespaige.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michelle!!
      I think it’s so fabulous that you are open to mixing prints—I truly wish I’d been more adventurous in my clothing many years ago!!

  • Rebecca Phillips

    Jodie, I absolutely love your outfit and purse. You did a phenomenal job putting this together. I am a purse fanatic. I love grey and pink together. Grey is such a calming color. I used to wear it to stressful meetings at work and it seemed to create a calming atmosphere. Great job. I did not see a link to that particular purse. Can post a link to where to buy it?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rebecca!!!
      I bought my purse so long ago, they don’t seem to have those same colors anymore. But here is the one like mine: http://bit.ly/1N1yJZu
      I also don’t remember it being so expensive when I bought it over 4 years ago—but who knows, I was working then….

  • Love all these printed bags with these lovely looks! That Brian Atwood purse you picked out is calling my name. Hope you all have a blessed Easter weekend!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t that a fabulous purse, Kathrine?? There are so many fun ones to choose from….
      Happy Easter too!! XOXO

  • I love the styling! Adding more prints is a def yes and you girls achieved it greatly!
    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com
    https://www.instagram.com/doratoubanaki/?hl=en

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Dora!! It really is fun!

  • Using a purse to incorporate print mixing is my favorite! Love these looks.

    Mary
    http://www.marymurnane.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mary!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mary!

  • kristin mccarthy

    I am a bit obsessed with neiman marcus last call!

    #fabfriday

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t that purse just adorable Kristin?? It’s absolutely perfect for spring and summer!!

  • Another great way to tip toe into pattern mixing Jodie! I love your sweater and your mom’s bags! I always love seeing what items you show as similar and am always amazed at how close you can come to the items you and your ladies are wearing. Honestly, that is half of the fun of these posts now! Julia

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I can’t tell you how much your comment made me smile, Julia!! At least someone appreciates the searching I do…ha ha!!
      🙂

  • These are all such great examples of print mixing; and my style too, cause they are more subtle. I really love your mom’s bag! That’s awesome!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!!

  • I am definitely too tame in my choices with prints.
    Inspired!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, it’s never too late to change, Michele!! They are only clothing…and luckily the fashion police are on vacation—ha ha!

  • Karen

    I like how you’ve done each of these looks. I like the pants you have on a lot. Your look is neutral to my eye and it really works even with different prints. Also, the scale you chose for your prints makes it interesting and really works. I love those pink pants that Nancy is wearing, being a fan of pink. This is a real day brightener! I think the fact that we often carry a purse with our arm extended down makes the look less busy. The purse makes a strong statement with the pants, and the top is far enough away to coordinate. I like both purses that your mom is showing. The small one is so unique, but the larger one pulls ALL of the colors from her outfit while adding the touch of blue to keep it interesting. I do like the colors of Jennie’s outfit and how that denim jacket is just so perfect with it. Love the necklace. I do like the striped bag she has also. I think you’ve done really well showing us how this can be done. I am still very subtle when I mix. I think it depends on who I’m with and where I am, really. I tend to mix shoes and a top, since I most often sling a purse over my shoulder (same with totes), and then it would be too “clashy” for me (I know that’s not a word!!) I would certainly try the looks you’ve shown here, however, and this inspires me to go out in search of a purse with some pattern to it!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I still worry about clashing at times, Karen. And I definitely take into account who I’ll be with that day, as to what I’m wearing. Although I’m finding that I’m starting to be a little bolder lately no matter what the day! I figure that if people realize I’m a fashion blogger, then they should know I’m crazy…ha ha!!
      Thanks for all of the love and compliments. I made sure to forward it to everyone!! 🙂

  • Jodie, I love all of these outfits so much! I think adding a printed bag is such a great way to mix patterns. All 3 outfits are so fabulous in the color palettes and the mixed patterns. I am loving your orange sandals, too! I am terrible about changing out my bag with my outfits! Sometimes I will use an empty bag for a photo shoot, but other than that, I carry the same bag every day (right now it is a cute bird print bag that matches nothing that I wear!)

    xoxo
    Shelbee

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I didn’t used to switch out my bag either Shelbee…maybe from winter to summer but that was about it!! But now that I put everything in smaller bags inside it, it makes it much easier and I consider it fun (not a chore). Unless there’s too much going on—then it’s whatever!! LOL!

  • Mummabstylish Mummabstylish

    I’m still not this brave yet Jodie, you’ve got this down to a fine art! Perfect styles – and some inspiration for sure. Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I give you another 6 months Jacqui—then you’ll be trying it, I bet!! It’s fun…and it definitely gets easier the more you do it!! 🙂

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    You know that I have no fear of print mixing…lol! You all look fabulous and I agree that starting small with something like a purse is the best way to try mixing prints.
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You are fearless (and fierce) Debbie!!
      I think after you style prints together, it seems so much easier. Just like anything, right? Practice makes perfect! 🙂

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    Love the idea of pattern mixing with a purse, I am still getting use to this idea. I actually have the burgundy Crossbody one from QVC. All great looks.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Wow—I love that purse!! You have such good taste, Tracey!!
      I will admit that using your purse as another print, seems almost like cheating to me—because if/when you put it down, it’s not part of your outfit anymore!!

  • Judy Gramith

    One of my most memorable scores at the local Goodwill was an Italian leather purse in a beautiful floral print. I’d actually seen the purse at a TJMAXX and still felt the price was too steep. I literally saw the purse, hanging on a rack, from maybe 100 feet away. I couldn’t believe my good fortune. It was $10.00!!!
    I’ve never thought of making that purse the catalyst for some print mixing! Thank for the great idea Jodie!! All of you ladies are a beautiful inspiration for me!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a fabulous buy, Judy!! I love those days…it makes you feel so glorious, right? It’s like you won the jackpot that day!!!!
      Now I can’t wait to see the outfit you style around it!! 🙂

      • Judy Gramith

        Your response inspired me to get right up and search for the purse. I quickly found it and put together the look. Thanks again for your help!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          🙂