top: Francesca's 
vest: Banana Republic (old)
leggings: Gap
shoes: Urban Outfitters (similar)
necklace: Anthropologie
bangle: Kate Spade

there's something that i like about an unexpected combination. maybe it's the rebel in me, but i think that pattern and texture should always be worn together. i'm also a firm believer in pairing pieces of clothing that you maybe wouldn't have thought to put together. i can definitely say that i end up wearing my clothes with other things that i never would have thought to put together until they were in my closet. call me crazy, but i think things that are just a little different, off the beaten path, unexpected.  i think that's part of my style mantra, if i had to say.

what about you? do you like to take risks with your clothes or stick to the things you know?