Print Mixing for Fall

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Top: Similar  | Vest: J.Crew | Jeans: Nordstrom | Bag: LV, Similar | Shoes: Adidas | Lipstick: Brave | Sunglasses: Similar | Bracelet: Baublebar | Necklace: Baublebar [c/o]

Photography by: Angie Garcia

I threw this look on to run out the door to one of my sister’s early morning cross country meets and I’m convinced I didn’t even know what I was throwing on when I got ready. It was dark and I just thought it was comfy. But then when I actually was at the meet I thought, “I love this print mixing!” It’s really approachable and easy if you are timid of mixing prints like leopard and floral!

My sister’s senior year is ramping up and it’s getting bittersweet. Tomorrow she gives a senior speech to her entire school so I’ll probably be the crazy sister crying and videoing the whole thing at the same time. I’m trying to just focus on things like decorating her dorm room and ignore the fact she is becoming her own person as an adult. 😉 Your younger siblings can’t ever grow up, right?! She isn’t going to college that far away, it will be about an hour, but she’s just always been my little baby doll! A tomboy baby doll, but a baby doll nonetheless. haha!

This weekend we are celebrating her 18th birthday- this post is SO old but it shares a bit of a backstory on how/why we are so close. I apologize the images are expired, it’s from years back.

But if any of you girls are in college, what were your favorite shops for decorating your dorm room? I want to help decorate her dorm and take that off her plate so she can just really enjoy her last summer of freedom with Younglife and saying bye to her friends. I used Pottery Barn Teen for my sorority room, but if there are other shops y’all like better now I’d love to know! I know it’s a bit early, but I’m sure next year I’m going to be forgetting about it left and right with a new babe so I just wanted to start getting ideas.


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  1. My freshman year dorm room was all PBTeen and Target and the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s poster on the wall- ahh to be a freshman again! I love how you mixed these prints together with the white sneaks, adorable!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  2. Ellen wrote:

    Read that post about your sister and it made me tear up! There’s nothing like having a sister.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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    • Katey wrote:

      There truly isn’t! Thank you so much for reading, I know that post is SO old! xo

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  3. Katie wrote:

    This outfit is so cute, Katey- I wear something similar way too often in the winter haha!


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    • Katey wrote:

      Aw thank you so much, Katie!! xoxo

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  4. Katy wrote:

    What school will she be attending?? Such an exciting time!!

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  5. Hannah wrote:

    High School is so bittersweet. But she will enjoy College so much more! Love this look. Easy and Cute

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  6. Kathryn wrote:

    Loving the stripe/herringbone combo here. So much fun to mix prints!

    xx Kathryn

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  7. Morgan wrote:

    I used PB Teen and many trips to Homegoods as well .. how sweet of you to do this for her!

    How 2 Wear It []

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  8. Chantel wrote:

    The bond you share with your sister is beautiful. By far one of the sweetest and empowering posts I’ve read all day. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Winter wrote:

    Hi Katey!
    Sophomore in college here, just dropping in to say PB teen is a good bet. I got a lot of my favorite pieces from random home goods shopping days throughout the summer before moving off. Target has food finds to spruce up her room as well.
    My best tip of advice would be to slowly start collecting things so you don’t find yourself with a million things to purchase at a time when you’d rather be doing anything but! I would try to drop into a store once a week over the course of a few months and slowly began to fully outfit my bathroom and bedroom. Also, in a small cramped dorm room I would say the phrase ‘less is more’ goes a long way.

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  10. Hi, Katey!

    I am currently a freshman at the University of Georgia. My roommate and I purchased our bedding from Anthropologie (they’re more pricer, but it’s important to make your room feel as homey as possible), and we purchased other items from The Container Store, Urban Outfitters, Target, and Amazon. It can be a very stressful process but I recommend printing out a ‘dorm essentials list’ from Pinterest and going from there. Also check and see what her school will/won’t allow her to bring. I will gladly send you pictures of my dorm in an email if that helps her out!



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  11. The Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis is my favorite! <3

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  12. Nina wrote:

    Aww I LOVED reading the post about you and your sister that you linked! Got me all teary eyed!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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  13. Ugh you are just THE cutest little preggo 🙂 I pray I look like you when my time comes!!

    As far as dorm decor- a sorority sister of mine has a company: Decor 2 your Door- She specializes in dorms and sorority rooms too if your sister joins one!! Best of luck to her! I know it’s hard being the big sis- my brother is graduating from college in a few months and I get so teary when I think of him growing up…when did I turn into my mother?!!


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