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November 6, 2015

Neutral Pattern Mixing.

Top: Target // Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters // Vest: LOFT // Boots: Tory Burch {older style, very similar here!} // Purse: Michael Kors // Earrings: {old} // Ring: HJ Greek // Lips: Mally Lipstick in BFF Pink

     The weather this past week in Charlotte has been a bit on the dreary side. We've had several days of rainy weather, all back to back.  Sometimes I like to try and make my outfits extra bright and cheery when weather like this hits, but this week my fashion choices seemed to embraced the clouds and I wore almost all neutral outfits!

     I ended up absolutely loving this outfit that I wore earlier in the week. My top is from Target, and it looks wonderful both on its own, or paired with jewelry or a vest, like I styled it here! I don't try pattern mixing very often, but since the color scheme was the same on both the vest and shirt, it ended up working perfectly. This top is still available on, and comes in two other cute patterns as well!

     Hope that y'all are having a great start to your weekends! Does anyone have any fun plans? This weekend I am headed back to my former college. My best friend from there got engaged earlier this fall, so I am very excited to start helping her with some wedding planning! (I also must admit that I feel very old to have a close friend who is engaged.... adulthood really is approaching!)

     xoxo Miss ALK



  1. I love the vest and pattern mixing. Such a cute outfit for fall!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  2. Your outfits are always soooo cute!
    xo, Syd

  3. Love this outfit, so cute!
    xo, claudia

  4. I love this outfit so much. I literally just clicked on all the links and I might just have to buy it for myself! I'm hoping I can find a similar vest at the LOFT Outlet! Do you remember how long ago you bought it?

    xx. Brittany | Southern Soul

  5. I love this outfit!
    Too cute girl.
    I may need this top in my life.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  6. Sorry to hear that it's been raining! I love that Target top :) Wedding planning is always so fun. I've never had to do with with a friend before! Have an amazing weekend!

    Alessandra |

  7. I completely adore this look! That Target top is so in right now (I need it) and those Tory Boots are fab (I have the same ones and wear them CONSTANTLY). You are gorgeous inside and out! Love reading your blog girl <3

  8. Gorgeous Annaliese! I love your Tory Burch riding boots, they are too pretty!


  9. Love that vest and the background looks so pretty! The perfect fall outfit.


  10. I love this outfit, the whole look is too cute and perfect for fall
    Smitten Sophie

  11. I love the plaid top! I can't believe it's from Target. I'll have to stop by once I stop draining my bank account.
    Shaguna and Kaylee

  12. Absolutely love this outfit! Target's clothes have been on point lately, this top is so chic :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  13. I love pattern mixing (even though I rarely have enough courage to do it myself!)

  14. I absolutely love your top!
    pi love,
    with southern grace,

  15. Seriously I'm right there with you - all my friends from high school are getting engaged and I'm just like "Aren't I still too young for this?!" Also I'm obsessed with your new Tory boots, you look great!

    Pick Your Beau

  16. I know quite a few people who have gotten engaged recently and mostly all of them are younger than me! I love these Tory Burch boots, by the way they're super cute!

    Kayla |

  17. My roommate got married this past summer and all I can think is "Nooooo, we're too young!" Weddings are quite fun though :) Pattern mixing is always fun, and I always love Target's tops!

    Julia | Pennies & Paper

  18. I wish the weather would just get prettier! I think this is the perfect outfit to coincide with the dreary weather though. I love the neutrals, and pattern-mixing is my favorite! Yay for wedding planning! One of my friends recently got engaged, and I'm excited for all of the wedding planning fun to begin.

  19. Ah I absolutely love this look! You look gorgeous! I heard it's been raining so much in NC!


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