I wasn't lying when I said that I wanted to start pattern mixing more. I've always had a fairly simple/classic style, but something about spring makes me want to experiment a little bit more. When the sun's shining and everyone starts to come out of hibernation (everyone should witness a college town in the Midwest on the first days of spring), it's only natural to feel the need to have a little bit more fun with clothing. I don't see myself ever getting too crazy, but I can handle some fruit and florals together. This Modcloth dress is one of my favorite items that I own, and I'm surprised that it's taken me this long to wear it as a top. I actually always forget that I own both this skirt and this sweater, but they're two fantastic thrifted finds. If this isn't the time for floral skirts, light sweaters, and fruit printed items, then I don't know when is.

I didn't do too much this weekend, which I could not be happier about. I started get sick at the end of last week, and while I'll admit that I'm a giant baby about it, it did give me a good excuse to stay in and catch up on sleep. I had a hot date with NyQuil on Friday, and I begged my friends to give us some alone time. I ended up having a mini impromptu poker night with them on Saturday, but when it came time for everyone to head to the bar, I wasn't feeling up for it. Fortunately, Jenn was in town again, and we had a wild night of McDonald's and "girl talk." I've always considered myself a homebody, but I've gotten coerced into going out pretty regularly this past year. It's been nice to be social for once (within my group of friends, that is. I'm still terrible at meeting new people), but I never underestimate the value of a night in. I don't know about you guys, but someone told me that being lame is the new cool. Okay, it was me. I told myself that. I stand by it. 

So what about all of you lovely readers? Are you homebodies or party animals? Since most of you hide behind the Internet like I do, I assume that a majority of you are coffee shop loving gals/Netflix addicts like myself. I envy the social butterflies among you though.

Fruit dress (worn as top): Modcloth
Red floral skirt: Thrifted
Cardigan: Thrifted
Flats: UO
Ring, bracelet: Fifth & Mae


  1. Fun pattern remixing! That fruit pattern is especially cute.

    Yeah, I'm definitely a girl who likes to hang at home.

  2. I love the mixture of patterns you have going on. I really like the top. I think I am a mixture of a homebody and a party animal. I like to go to parties if they are with close friends at a familiar place.

  3. girl this print mix is amazing!!!!!! i love the subtle neutrals in the top and the pop of red in the skirt! such a great mix of prints!!!

  4. haha- I include "advice" I tell myself alllll the time on my blog.

    If there's one thing I've learned since becoming an adult (--> graduating college and entering the real world) it's that sometimes time spent IN and relaxing and doing NOTHING is what you need. it's hard for someone like me that loves being busy but I've learned that taking time for yourself doesn't make you lazy or boring. sounds like that's exactly what you needed this past weekend!

    nice mixed prints! I recently expanded pattern-mixing into my bedspread + sheets. look out!!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  5. Im totally a homebody! But sometimes I do need that socialization, but I'd still take a night of Netflix over a party. Love the fruit pattern, so fun for spring!

  6. I feel like print mixing is difficult for me but you make it seem so effortless!
    Haha "being lame is the new cool" - Truer words have never been said!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  7. I just don't understand social butterflies...aha, I'm a born and bred coffee shop loving homebody! Nothing like having a cozy night in on the couch, covered in your favorite blanket, marathoning shows on Netflix...ah yes.
    Haha yup, totally relate to you on that!
    Love this adorable dress and how you wore it as a top - fantastic print mixing :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  8. pattern on pattern is so hard but you are doing it so well!!!! i love it! also. i'm totally a homebody. i used to be total social butterfly but i think those days are behind me. i enjoy my solitude. i'm just experiencing a different state of mind i think.

    at this volume

  9. How perfect is that dress?! The mixture of prints is too cute! You look amazing!

    <3 Shannon

  10. A date with NyQuil sounds like my kinda night. Seriously... I'm a homebody too and none of my friends seem to understand. I just don't like to go out... I'd rather hangout at home and watch Netflix or something. They take it sooo personally when I turn them down to go out but I don't know what else to tell them except it's just not my idea of fun. The woes of an introvert. I just wrote a whole long post about being and introvert recently. Oye! Love the mixed patterns... I say the crazier the better but this is not too cray cray. I think there should be more clothes with fruit on it as a pattern. Ya know? Ha!

  11. I'm definitely more of a homebody! I didn't used to be that way but my boyfriend is a homebody for sure so I've sort of gotten used to staying home and quite like it. Don't get me wrong, I like going out but now I don't mind spending the whole day in bed taking it easy.

    Spring is a great time for pattern-mixing! I love this combination. I spent the weekend in the snow so I'm excited to be back in warm SoCal where I can sport skirts and bare legs too :)