Little Notes.

Top: Jcrew Dress: F21 Shoes: Target Necklace: Nordstrom

So yesterday I mentioned the topic of dressing for ourselves or for our husbands. Ironically when I walked out in this outfit Trevor instantly informed me that you are NOT ALLOWED to wear plaid with stripes! "Don't you know that?" he questioned me. In which I responded, "Didn't you know it is all about mixing patterns right now?!" haha He is very puzzled by this look and this trend. While I think this trend is a little daring, it can be fun :) This dress with the top are super duper comfy. Paired with some sandals, it was perfect for a sunny spring afternoon. Sorry Trevor, I vetoed you on this one :)

*Documenting my style to make sure I keep the promise to myself, to always be fully dressed with a smile.
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Dear Earplugs,
Thanks for doing the trick while attending one of Trevor's favorite band's concerts.
---If you knew the kind of music my husband liked to listen to, you would know why I have invested in having ear plugs on hand :)

Dear Easter,
You are always such a beautiful time of year, in meaning and nature! I love Spring :)

Dear Dishwasher,
I am so so so grateful for you. The first two years of mine and Trevor's marriage without you was very difficult. I will never not have a dishwasher again! haha :)

Dear Readers,
Thanks for taking my poll! I think I am going to start off with doing a link up for my tid + bits if you all want to join in THIS THURSDAY! You can do the tid + bits anytime during the week or even next, the link up with stay up for 7 days.

Still deciding if I should do a link up for my Life's Little Notes. I know there are several other versions of this kind of post out there, I started doing mine back in November of last year. I guess I will let you guys know soon, so you can put together some of your own little notes :) I always appreciate the input, so thank you!

Hope you all had a great Easter weekend :)


77 comments

  1. hahahha confusing the boys with the latest fashions. (;

    your so cutee!!

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  2. Really love the gingham paired with stripes! What a fun combo. Looking BEE- UTIFUL! Happy Easter! :) Anna

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  3. I LOVE this outfit!! and that is funny that your husband doesn't think you can wear it. : ) can't trust them sometimes! have a good start to the week!

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  4. I LOVE this outfit!! and that is funny that your husband doesn't think you can wear it. : ) can't trust them sometimes! have a good start to the week!

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  5. I wore some bright red shoes with a mint colored skirt and my boy told me that wasn't allowed until i told him color popping was the latest trend haha he was confused as well.

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  6. Great outfit, you look lovely! :D

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  7. This is a really cute look! Sometimes you have to go with your gut.

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  8. You look adorable, as always!! :))

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  9. Such a cute outfit, it is great to take fashion risks every now and then. Your makeup looks flawless too :)

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  10. Normally I would think like Trevor but I really like this look together :) Cute sandals by the way.

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  11. Great outfit, love the color of your gingham! :-)

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  12. Sometimes guys just don't understand fashion! The pattern mixing looks so cute on you!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  13. My husband never gets fashion, but he's still good about not giving me a hard time before I walk out the door. I haven't been daring enough to mix patterns yet.
    I am definitely thankful for my dishwasher! Whew-I'm pretty sure that I would cry without it.

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  14. I just purchased the same shirt from J Crew this weekend!!! So of course I love it! Mixing patterns is so fun! Once Tervor learns it's in, it'll already be out. Boys... ;) xoxo A-

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  15. You look ADORABLE! Boys don't know good fashion when they see it ;)

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  16. How cute is this outfit?! L-O-V-E the pattern mixing, and that maxi skirt is amazing! Boys clearly need to get their heads out of their backsides when it come to fashion :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  17. Hehe the hubs is so cute :) My own hubs (Trevor as well :) has often been confused at my choice of style. I think it's adorable seeing that look on his face :) I don't have a dishwasher, NEVER HAVE, but oh how I would love one!
    Happy Monday!! xoxo

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  18. I love anything and everything Maxi, so cute! Glad that I found your blog! I can't imagine life without a dishwasher. Right now we're without a dryer, so I'm hanging everything up. I love/hate it.

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  19. I love the mixed patterns!

    Love,
    Laci

    lifeinterlaced.com

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  20. i LOVE pattern mixing! My husband is fine with it..but my boss at work has made a few confused comments. It cracks me up! I love your maxi..it's to die for cute!

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  21. Good matching patterns! Xo

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  22. Great job at mixing the patterns!! You look beautiful!

    xo
    Rachel
    http://picklesandchapstick.blogspot.com/

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  23. Love your gorgeous dress and your make-up is so pretty! I invite you to take a look at my blog and if you like maybe we can follow each other? xoxo

    http://drunkonstyle.blogspot.com

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  24. Haha, sometimes I ask my husband "does this look okay?" before we leave the house. I don't know why I ask though because his response is always "I don't know. I know nothing about lady clothes."

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  25. love the outfit! boys just don't get it sometimes!

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  26. that top is a beuaitufl color for you! and men can be so uninformed when it comes to whats new...haha.
    thank goodness for dishwashers!

    <3
    Kenzie

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  27. Of course you can wear stripes and gingham! you look adorable!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  28. Love the outfit...thought it was a skirt at first, but love that it's a dress!

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  29. I never take fashion advice from boys..lol.. ;) but I think i would ask if my outfit looked good ;)

    LOVE earplugs! They are my lifesaver :) I have SUPER sensitive ears so i always have a pair on hand :)

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  30. Mixing patterns is so awesome! This is a great little mix!

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  31. love LOVE love LOVE your outfit! you are darling!!

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  32. wow I wish I could pull off an outfit like that! How amazing!!!

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  33. Love the pattern mix with the gingham and stripes!

    ~Heather

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  34. one of my biggest memories of provo is that every guy there seems to think striped polo shirts with plaid shorts is a good idea. apparently they are just ahead of the curve.

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  35. LOVE your outfit! :] It really does look so comfy and springy! Gingham is the best! And I love that you had to veto your husband right after that post. So funny!

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  36. I think its adorable! I love the sandals!

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  37. haha my husband feels the same way. he's always like: "babe, i can't let you out of the door in that and i MOST definitely WILL NOT TAKE PICTURES of it. you'll regret that later." especially when i try the headband hippie style. someday... he'll love it ;)

    i LOVE the mixing patterns. looks cute on you!

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  38. Hey Alycia. Thanks for visiting FEST. I haven't yet tackled the mixed prints trend yet, but I have an outfit in mind. Hopefully I'll get around to posting it soon. This look looks great on you!

    Oh, and PS..I often have to wear certain trends a couple times before my husband sees "the vision".

    XO,
    Catherine
    FEST (food, style & travel)

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  39. I love pattern mixing with gingham; it looks great with everything! Super cute look here.

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  40. Love the outfit! And Im so with you on the dishwasher thing, can never live without it again. period.

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  41. FABULOUS LOOK! love the maxi so much you look amazing thank you for the nice comment on my blog and the follow I am for sure going to follow you too

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  42. Love the stripes with a pop of color! I have done the black and white stripes with the black and white gingham but I am thinking my trusty pink gingham needs to make an appearance! There is something to be said for a long dress where you don't have to be all lady like yet still look put together! :) Your husband literally sounds just like mine... They just don't get the fashion thing... But I think we'd be a little worried if they did :)

    Amanda
    http://easy-life-blog.com/

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  43. Your husband sounds exactly like mine...sometimes he just doesn't get the things I wear. You look adorable as usual!!

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  44. you look sooo cute!! love your striped skirt! xx

    aklreview.blogspot.com

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  45. I love your dress! I don't have a dishwasher right now, I can't wait to have one lol

    xx

    Jen

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  46. Doesn't he know that it isn't plaid it's GINGHAM? haha love it!

    allie

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  47. Looking as beautiful as ever, loving that print and color combo! :) I agree with you on Easter...such a pretty time! <3

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  48. Gorgeous!

    www.samspinkslippers.blogspot.com

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  49. Love your gingham top paired with the striped dress!

    xx
    http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

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  50. if it were up to my husband i would be wearing jeans, a white t-shirt, and vans every single day. boys are so silly! :)

    p.s. love your strips & gingham! i'm still trying to figure out if i can pull off the mixed patterns look, but you do it like a pro!

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  51. Sometimes, boys just don't get it. My boyfriend once told me that the only reason a woman wears perfume is to smell good for other women. I had to scratch my head about that one.

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  52. you are darling!!! i love that dress!

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  53. I'm loving the dress Alycia :) It's so lovely!

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  54. Hahahaha. Oh husbands, how they can be so funny sometimes. This genuinely made me laugh. And that dress is amazing, btw. LOVE the pattern mixing.

    ♥Abbey
    Along Abbey Road

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  55. Cute outfit! I still feel nervous about mixing patterns but I think this combo looks great on you.

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  56. Wear what you like!...Love it:D

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  57. Cute outfit! My husband did the same thing to me the other day when I was wearing a floral and a houndtooh skirt. Love your style!

    -Meredith
    alldressedublog.com

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  58. you are just so perfect and cute and dressed good always. it kills me.

    -k

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  59. I don't know if I'm into mixing patterns in general - but this almost doesn't even seem like a mix! Bright turquoise, black, white - so cute together!

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  60. love the dress!! it wouldn't work on my short body, but it looks fabulous on you!

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  61. Super cute look! Love the mix of prints!! Your sandals are adorbs!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com
    Shabby Apple Gift Card Giveaway!

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  62. Sooo cute! You're adorable.

    xo,
    Em

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  63. You look amaze! I love gingham shirts, especially the ones from j crew! Ps-I could not live without a dishwasher #firstworldproblem

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  64. Oh so lovely, beautiful look!!

    xoxo
    - http://fashionnfairytale.blogspot.com/2012/04/looking-beyond-horizon.html

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  65. Great combo!! I don't think I could pull this off, but you sure can.

    You have a great blog by the way.

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  66. Cute look, Alycia! I like the checked top. =)

    BTW: Thanks bunches for the follow! Hope you stop in often and share a thought. =)

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  67. What a great outfit. I love the stripes and checkers together!!

    Sara :)
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  68. Thanks for the comment and following my blog! :)

    You are too adorable lady and I adore this cute combo!

    Following you now too; your blog is pretty much amazing.

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  69. I love this outfit! And of course pattern mixing is in. Though...sometimes when I try it, I butcher it. I try to keep that to myself most of the time...

    A Southern Drawl

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  70. Mixing patterns! Nice save.... and loving the colors too.

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  72. Alycia! You look great, that skirt is fab on you. Its always so much fun to chat with you!

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  73. loving the maxi! and how you paired it with the button down :)

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  74. Hi Alycia!!
    I'm Catalina from http://all-my-hobbies.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for visiting my blog. Your blog is wonderful I like it so much. If you want we can follow each other.

    I like this outfit especially the top

    Kisses from Romania :*

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