Outfit || Winter Print Mix

  Hello, dear readers! Has December kept you with scarcely a dull moment? I am in the midst of a busy, under-the-weather, and sometimes stressful season, but the unhappy moments can be brightened by the fun events and kind thoughts surrounding them. Through it all, we must keep on traveling the road called life and trusting that God has the best plan for all circumstances.

   One of the lovely seasonal events I recently attended was a tea party hosted by a sweet friend. Delicious tea and goodies and pleasant conversation warmed by a toasty fire were pleasant things to fill a Saturday afternoon with. Of course, I was dressed accordingly in an outfit at once feminine and wintry.

   My quintessential plaid wool skirt, a Forever21 piece owned by a few other bloggers, was the foundation of my look. With it, I paired a striped tee featuring a coordinating color scheme. A braided black created a small break between the two patterns. Riding style boots were ideal for a cold, somewhat muddy day. "Crowning" my look was a braided updo accented with a small satiny flower.

Outfit Details: Shirt ~ Thrift or Consignment Store; Skirt ~ Private Secondhand Buy; Belt ~ Thrift or Consignment Store; Boots ~Sears; Flower ~ Bridesmaid Accessory by Mom

Have you ever been to a winter tea party?
Are you a pattern-mixer or a matchy-matcher?

"He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
And exalted the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
And the rich He has sent away empty.
He has helped His servant Israel,
In remembrance of His mercy,
As He spoke to our fathers,
To Abraham and to his seed forever.”

Excerpt from Mary's song in Luke 2


  1. Oh love your outfit and hairstyle! :)
    We had a ladies Christmas tea this past Friday ... so yes, I have been to winter tea party!

    1. Thanks so much Rosalyn!
      Aw, how fun! :D I'm glad you got to enjoy that.

  2. Cute outfit, Paige. I love your hair! :)

    I've never been to a Christmas tea party...but I've been to other sorts of tea parties. :)

    1. Thanks so much Amanda! I seldom do such complicated hairdos, so it's fun to try them on special occasions.
      Ooh, well I think just about any kind of tea party is fun. ;)

  3. Love the outfit, and your hairstyle!

  4. Such a cute outfit! You look so elegant in your Christmas colors and your hair looks nice like that:) I have not had a Christmas tea sounds very cozy! I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing. Stephanie

    1. Thank you so much! :) Well, then I hope that you do get the chance to have a Christmas tea sometime, even if it's just tea for two! ;)

  5. Your outfit is great!

    I have never been to a Christmas Tea Party but we had an office party yesterday with a lovely meal and a worst Christmas jumper competition!

    1. Thanks! :D
      Oh, that sounds like fun! :) I have yet to go to an ugly sweater/jumper party.

  6. Hope you are feeling better, Paige! I don't think I've gone to a tea party since I was a little girl and played tea party with my siblings (not sure if that counts). I like the flower in your hair.

    I'm usually a matchy-matcher, but I did try pattern mixing once this summer!

    1. Thank you! I am slowly recovering, I think. :) Oh, playing tea party is fun! Perhaps you will be invited to a grown-up tea soon. ;)
      Oooh, neat! I wonder if you told me about that...either way, I hope your adventure with pattern mixing went well!


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