WIW 12/6: Pretty in pink and plum plaid (Mix or Match bag? & Rae twin)

When I saw Rae's thread about her Shadow Persona (http://youlookfab.com/welookfa.....he-grocery) I had to post my WIW because we are unintentional twins today--both in sweaters, plaid skirts and boots! Waving to my sister schoolgirl twin!

On the way to work I was listening to an 80's mix CD I had made and one of the songs was Simple Minds' Don't You Forget about Me...so I thought I'd call this Pretty in pink (& plum) as a John Hughes reference! I love the 80's--that was the last time I remember being totally interested in fashion and music. So my schoolgirl look today reminds me of my schoolgirl days. Back then I was more into the Madonna look with floral blazers and lace hair bows and fingerless lace gloves and knotted pearls and piles of bangles and jelly shoes!

Question for you...which handbag do you like better with this outfit? Do you like the patent burgundy clutch which is matchy matchy with the patent burgundy boots, or do you like the print mixing with the plaid skirt and floral bag? And does this correspond with whether you more of a mixer or matcher yourself? I went with the clutch today but brought the floral bag as well to hold the rest of my stuff. Didn't carry them at the same time though, LOL.

Yay=matchy matchy with the burgundy clutch
Nay=print mixing with the floral satchel

J Crew burgundy cashmere sweater
Japanese Weekend maternity blouse
H&M pink & plum plaid skirt (left the waistband slightly unzipped)
Aquatalia Vavoom boots
Ann Taylor gold & burgundy necklace
DSW burgundy clutch or Fossil floral satchel

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  • rae replied 6 years ago

    *waving at my UWPrepschool uniform twin* :D

    Loving the colors and of course the vibe here, Natalie! I think both bags work equally well. Slight preference for the crossbody, but I'm thinking it's a matter of opinion. I really dig the burgundy patent!

  • JR replied 6 years ago

    You surprised me. I was prepared to vote matchy-matchy, without even looking. And then I looked. And the colours in the print so perfectly echo those in the skirt, that I found myself preferring it, even though I am not much of a pattern mixer.

  • replied 6 years ago

    I like both bags with this! Looking good.

  • Atlantia replied 6 years ago

    Love the floral, and I really wasn't prepared for it. I love that clutch of yours, and I totally thought I was going to dig the matchy matchy more, but that floral print goes so well with the skirt. Craziness.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Oh my gosh, Natalie. you crack me up!! Just imagining you in Madonna-esque style....

    You look adorable here. I like the shiny crossbody best!!

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    Love both bags - what a conundrum. FAB outfit!

  • Tina.b replied 6 years ago

    You are such a stylish pregnant woman! I was a style disaster for all three of my pregnancies, I think I still block it out of my mind. Love the outfit, and I prefer the burgundy patent bag.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    I think I like the patterned bag just a little more. You look great!

  • Emily replied 6 years ago

    I like the matched bag best, but either is adorable. Love the preppy vibe!

  • pil replied 6 years ago

    Both bags are very, very nice. Maybe it depends on how much you need to carry?

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Burgundy is such a great color for you and you do pregnancy outfits like a champ. I say shiny bag - I am not matchy matchy but you are and it suits you so well!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Gosh that rich burgundy is amazing on you Natalie! Love this outfit and I think both bags are great.

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