Patterns + Neutrals Link-up


It’s Style Perspectives Wednesday! Today our prompt comes from Abbie who blogs at Grumbling Grace. She’s also being featured today on The Blended Blog. Abbie’s choice was patterns and neutrals. I went back to last March to see if I had anything I could feature and then remix.


So the only piece that I kept here was the gingham blouse. What’s my pattern today? You guessed it – gingham.



Mustard is a neutral, right? I think it is + I know leopard print is a neutral so there you go!

neutrals+patternI found this gingham blouse on clearance last year at Target. I had wanted a gingham and loved the color after my co-worker wore it to the office one day. I was super inspired and had to snap a picture…of him! Thanks, Herman for the inspiration!

HermanI told you I love menswear! I wasn’t kidding…

And here’s how we all featured white pants last week!


14 bloggers each picked a look that defined their personal style.
The featured blogger on the Blended Blog showcases her signature style (the prompt for that day) and then the other bloggers (on their personal blogs) show how they interpret it.
Make sure you stop by the Blended Blog to see the featured lady.
Please link up on the Blended Blog to show us how you would wear the prompt!
styleperspectives prompts
Daily Style Finds: The Personal Stylist
Foxy’s Domestic Side: The Crafty Engineer
Grumbling Grace: Toddler Tamer & Teacher
Simply Shaunacey: Reformed Frumpy Mommy
Two Teens and Their Mama: Stylish Midlife Mama
RSquared: The Not So Nerdy Accountant
Shoes to Shiraz: The Shoe Hoarding French Teacher
Puppies and Pretties: Cube Dwelling Fashionista
Mishaps and Mayhem of Solitary Life: Single Girl, Simple Style
Making the Most of Everyday Classic Yet Current Over Forty
NickandNik: Mama with Curves
Living on Cloud Nine: Blissful Fashionista

Okay, friends! Who’s linking up today? Can’t wait to see your looks!

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  • Living on Cloud Nine
    Bah ha ha, how cute is Herman. Sorry to Herman, but YOU are cuter, lol!!! Love me a gingham top and I adore the colors you pair yours with, they just pop, you just glow and how can you get cuter in every picture you post!!!
    • I sent him the link before I left for work and then called him because we now work in different departments. He was thrilled to be featured.
  • I seriously love that you took this picture of your coworker!! That is too fun. I seriously have all the pieces to put together both of these when that happens. Have a super Wednesday! The Queen in Between
    • It was fun when I did that. We now work in different departments but I sent him the link and called him this morning.
  • I love that you can go back to the archives and pick out outfits to remix, how cool! I remember that post with your co-worker and I still giggled at it today!
    • I'm actually finding lots of inspiration by going back to last year. Who knew?
  • you are the gingham queen!! Seriously, I have never seen it look so good one someone!!! Simply Shaunacey
    • also, I love that your coworker was your inspiration! so funny
      • I do love menswear! Herman is such a great guy I miss working with him. We are in different departments now.
  • I love Gigham on you, I have yet to embrace it...but one day. Love how you styled it with the mustard, totally something I wouldn't have thought of!
    • Thank you! Yes, one day you'll have to take the plunge.
  • Great gingham blouse! I love how you styled it - both last year and this outfit! Both looks are fabulous!
  • Okay, now I want to go steal all Nathan's shirts. I'm going to blame you!!! You are the gingham queen. I second Shaunacey!!
    • Haha! Please do and post about it!
  • Christy
    You and your ginghm shirts! I must buy a new one. Looks great. And I agree that mustard and leopard are neutrals!
    • You should! They are super fun and versatile.
  • I'm always looking for ways to remix my gingham, so I love this!! I also love that you got inspiration from your male coworker, that's great :)
    • Yay! Glad you were inspired!
  • I love the blue gingham - another thing to add to my post shopping ban list! Beautiful as always, friend!
    • Yes! Maybe we can find it in Vegas!
  • You look so good in gingham! Love the aviators! Lisa Daily Style Finds
  • That mustard skirt is one of my favorite pieces of yours but then that gray skirt and the fabulous orange cardi are great, too. Love your inspiration!
  • Katie Mitchell
    LOVE this!! You are so fun Carrie!! That's it...wearing my gingham today!! And I need more mustard in my life!! Love that you snapped a picture of Herman!!
  • Love the gingham with that neutral mustard ;-) Seriously though. I do love the combo. I liked the original one too with the orange! Grey and orange go so well together. ~Sheila Making the Most of Every Day
  • Gingham is for everyone obviously :)
  • I think patterns and neutrals are a really easy way to make a chic and cohesive outfit. Love the ones you have here, as usual!