How to look cute while working out

October 31, 2014














{sports bra | tank | nike shorts | track pants | nike sneakers}

a few things prompted me to write this post. the first is that i’ve started to work out again. not that i didn’t before but now i’m definitely on a schedule & it feels good getting back into it. the second reason is that i just got new nike sneakers & they’re super light weight. i’ve actually never had nike sneakers before so the switch up is kind of exciting.

now, the basic rules to looking cute while working out & trust me, it’s not very hard.

rule no. 1 – have a few cute printed sports bras on hand. if you’re wearing a tank top, instead of wearing a solid bra, switch things up and wear a printed one (try sticking with neutrals like the one above).

rule no. 2 – if you’re going to wear sweats over your gym shorts, go with a neutral pair of track pants. it’s stylish & simple.

rule no. 3 – own a pair of nike sneakers. i now may get a collection going. i love that mine are light weight & neutral / stylish enough that i could pair them with a cute skirt & oversized sweater. that’s a look that’s in but trust me, you probably can’t pull that off with any other sneaker.

i’m leaving for shanghai on monday for the next three weeks. i’ll do my best to post content while i’m away! follow along on instagram // @patternme_pretty

TGIF & happy halloween!


Brights, Florals, & Polka Dots

October 29, 2014

Bright Yellow & Floral
Bright Yellow & Floral
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i normally don’t rock bright yellow but i’m definitely into the color lately. i mean, if you’re looking to stand out, this is one way to do it. i decided to put this rag & bone top (from my mom’s closet – sorry if you see this because i didn’t ask) over my floral printed dress because if we’re being honest here, i couldn’t find the right bra to wear. just trying to get a little creative here & i think i like it even better worn like this! side note : how great does the yellow look against this blue wall (totally didn’t plan that …)

oh & the little clutch is my favorite part. it’s kate spade by the way, so even better.

happy hump day.

p.s. i’m sharing a sneak peek of what i’ll be wearing for halloween on instagram thursday – stay tuned, it’s pretty good!

Top Picks : Dwellstudio

October 24, 2014

top picks: dwell studio














{wallpaper | chair | table | picture | lamp | pillow w / bird | creme pillow | blue pillow | mirror}

TGIF my friends! any fun plans for the weekend? i’m actually pretty pumped because this is one of the first weekends in a while that i’ll be home & simply just relaxing. no work. no travel. it’s definitely refreshing. on saturday, a bunch of friends & i are going apple picking / pumpkin picking but apparently most apple farms are running out of apples! (WHAT – these places need to be on top of their apple inventory} … but it’s okay because not only is this an apple farm it’s also a beer garden and ice cream parlor. & i will never say no to ice cream. ever.

so, onto the pretty pieces of furniture! everything is from dwellstudio and if you haven’t heard of this online decor site then welcome. it’s got everything from tables & rugs to mirrors & decor accessories. wouldn’t the pieces above make for a cute office space!? all you need is a desk & some office supplies & you’re all set. product deets are above!

xo and happy weekend

Fall Basics : A Comfy Sweater & Booties

October 23, 2014

maroon skirt #1
maroon skirt #2
maroon skirt #3
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if you follow me on instagram, then you’ll know i’ve been into comfortable basics lately. you’ll also know that i’ve been wearing my new sam edelman booties any chance i get because, let’s be honest here. sam edelman shoes are always comfy & cute & you can never over wear an ankle bootie. by the way, how pretty is this simple skirt? it’s not mine, so i love it even more & want it to be mine. the slit falls in the perfect place & it’s 100% silk so not only is it pretty to look at, but it feels really nice too.

well, here’s to one of the shortest weeks in my opinion! tomorrow’s already friday … and that means on monday, i will be leaving for shanghai in 1 week.


Neutral Entryway

October 22, 2014



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{painting | sconce | pillows | bench | rug | magazine basket}

i love an entryway that’s simple in design but still makes an impact. one of my favorite parts of this neutral space is the sconce from serena & lily. it’s not very large and actually quite simple looking but still manages to make an impact. also, how great is this striped rug from zara home? by the way, everything from zara home is super cute and very reasonable in price! & if you haven’t heard of dwellstudio then definitely check it out. that’s where those pretty little paintings are from. this site offers a variety of decor pieces, from home furniture, rugs and even items for little kids. the sale page is looking pretty tempting right now. stay tuned though because later this week i’m sharing a collage of a few pieces i’m currently eyeing from dwellstudio!

so, what do we think of this entryway?!


Cynthia Rowley Coat

October 16, 2014

cynthia rowley coat
cynthia rowley coat
cynthia rowley coat
cynthia rowley coat
cynthia rowley coat
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this blue wall? seriously my new favorite back drop. i still love finding new walls to stand in front of (usually where i can’t be seen by others because then i get awkward) but this one is definitely a favorite of mine.

outfit deets //

i found this cynthia rowley coat at tjmaxx for such a good price! plus, you can never have too many coats (yes, you probably can). it’s neutral so i can wear it with just about anything. the sweater is my mom’s, is from jcrew and is super comfortable. i also love the color and that the back is a different material.

happy thursday!