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I was going through a pretty heavy black-and-white graphic print phase when I came across this cropped jacket on a random trip to H&M.

The 80’s print and shape (it has shoulder pads, y’all) aligned perfectly with the images hanging out in my inspiration folder:

Images: LucyArt.com, Style.com, johannabasford.com, Trendir.com, designshrine.net, randomletters.com, farfetch.com, wokmedia.com, Net-a-Porter.com, Lanvin Loves H&M*

Since I’m still coming down from my Halloween costume high, I figured I’d go all-out 80’s with a vintage dress, earrings, purse, and belt. Why not?

Vintage dress, earrings and purse; thrifted belt; H&M jacket

*Speaking of the Lanvin (which I finally taught FriendBoy to pronounce correctly!) collaboration with H&M, is there a petition or something I need to start to make sure I can get the collection at my local store? I will campaign for this dress!

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  • Ady

    November 3, 2010 at 10:01 am Reply

    Your outfit is great, but your hair is a real show stopper to me! Love how you did these braids!

    • tamia

      November 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm Reply

      @Ady: Thanks! That’s my “I don’t feel like doing my hair” braid.

  • courtnee

    November 3, 2010 at 3:16 pm Reply

    This entire look is perfection!

    I’m also praying to the fashion gods that the Lanvin collection makes it too Cincy!!

  • Bonifant

    November 3, 2010 at 5:02 pm Reply

    Hi, I have a pair of pants in that same print. I love them but I wanted to go for the mixed prints look/trend but I’m not sure what pattern to pair it with. ie should the print be bigger than the H&M one should I remain with B&W or could I add colour as well as print with the top? I was thinking to pair it with a B&W polka dot top maybe, but I’m not sure if its harmonious even if I am trying for a mismatched mixed print look lol If you could offer your input I’d greatly appreciate it.
    Thanks.

    • tamia

      November 5, 2010 at 2:22 pm Reply

      @Bonifant: I think you’re on the right track! With black and white prints, you can wear almost any other colored pattern and it will work. The same goes for most other neutrals (gray, navy, tan, etc.).

      Mixed prints tend to look the best when they are either exactly the same (ie polka dots and polka dots) or completely different (ie flowers and stripes). It also looks less busy when one pattern is smaller than the other–say, a medium-sized graphic print like the jacket here, with a delicate stripe or bitsy floral print.

      Hope this helps!

  • Kristin G

    November 4, 2010 at 11:58 pm Reply

    Tamia, love the look – you can wear anything and make it look super fab. Love it. I loved your voodoo shots too in the previous post. Such style girl, if only this Mom could get even a snippet……:)

  • Alicia

    November 6, 2010 at 12:53 am Reply

    LOVE the jacket!

    And it should be everywhere by the 23rd. Double check!

  • Bonifant

    November 10, 2010 at 8:06 pm Reply

    Thank you so much for replying. I am gonna follow through and finally wear those darn pants 🙂

    PS love seeing new mssg/feed/post in my inbox from your site. Brings a smile to my face.

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