Pattern Play: Monochromatic Mixing

Yellows: 1, 2, 3
Grey Blues: 1, 2, 3
Black and Whites: 1, 2, 3
As you can tell by my recent outfit posts, I love to mix patterns;) This carries over in the home as well. I am currently piecing together our living room and bedroom by mix matching monochromatic pattern pieces. I was excited to discover had pattern options galore in some of my favorite designers as well. We have a few Dwell Studio pieces to start with (ie: the striped throw and rug above), and I can’t wait to complete the rooms. It takes patience…one piece at a time:) 
When it comes to your house, its all about making it feel like a home, right? As with fashion, style is objective these days. You can mix patterns in so many ways. I throw in some solid pieces here and there for balance but I am always drawn first to pattern and color.
What about you? What is your pattern play method?
P.S. The winner is announced for the Angel Wings Accessory Giveaway here!
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True Beauty Files: Amber

{Dress: c/o A-Thread, Scarf: c/o Deloom, Shoes: Zara (similar), Tote: Asos (similar), Bracelets: c/o InPink}
Lets raise our coffee mugs to October, eh?
My favorite month of the year, and one of the most beautiful in Atlanta. 
Part of our weekend was dark and rainy, but we didn’t mind since we had a brown bag apple pie to bake and movies to watch. One of them, ironicly was October Baby and through the movie found this site. I cried through just about every video. Just a really cool reminder that each person we meet is beautiful, and everyone has a story! I know I need to stop sharing tear jerkers with you all.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend!
Love, Anna
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The True Beauty Files
A lookbook for the modern modeste.
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.” 
~ Audrey Hepburn

At the beginning of the summer my husband Gabe and I were talking about all the things we wanted to see and do over his break as a teacher. We live in the big and beautiful city of Atlanta. There is something new at every turn. However, its so easy to get comfortable with your 5 mile radius (especially when you have little ones). In order to make it happen, we wrote a list and resolved to turn our date nights into an opportunity to get to know our city a little better.

Here are a few of the adventures our city had to offer…
Farmers Markets.
These are held in many counties throughout Atlanta. Many of the local farmers bring out their best produce and meats every weekend of the summer. They are super friendly, just as you would imagine in the south, and there are even some delish dips and desserts to sample.
Book stores.
Gabe and I could spend hours in bookstores. Atlanta has a few great used book spots as well as unique books chains that offer lots of material to explore. (We ended up taking home Sherlock Homes Collection that we were checking out above.)
Art Festivals.
There are some really fun festivals that occur almost every other weekend in Atlanta. We decided to go to the Piedmont Park arts festival where many local artists set up tents and booths, live music plays, and food carts are in surplus:) We struggled to pick a popcorn flavor. So many great options. 
If you ever get the chance, this is something that makes memories. (Maybe good and bad;))
We had such a blast watching some of the best bull riders and wild horse riders in the country at the annual rodeo that comes to Cumming, GA. It hurts your stomach to watch at times, but the atmosphere, the entertainment, and the culture that comes with a rodeo ticket is something you won’t ever forget.
I have to say this was one of our top dates of the summer.
There is still so much to see and do, and that is an exciting thing to look forward to. 
What is something in your city you would challenge us to do if we went on a date there?

Thank you so much Colleen for having me as a guest on your beautiful space! I can’t wait to see the rest of these love your city posts:) Love, Anna
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