How To Mix Patterns

When I grow up I want to live in a Mew House in London. If you're unfamiliar these are narrow cobblestoned streets tucked just off the main streets. They were the stables, the carriage houses, of long ago. Today they're charming residences that always make me feel as though I could be hiding out & have no one in the world know where to find me. One day last month I met up with lovely photog Joseph Kent to wander the mews behind my South Kensington flat. At least for an hour, this girl got to dream of such a home.

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Shop This Style: { Polka Dot Sweater : Similar l Black & White Full Leather Skirt : Asos l Black Bow Belt : Vintage : Similar l Black Bow Heels : Similar l Black & White Strip Clutch c/o Angela Kay on Etsy l Jewelry : Vintage + Urban Outfitters : Similar+Similar}

Photography:Joseph Kent of UnlimitedByJK {He's writing his dissertation on the rise of style blogs & we taped an interview, an excerpt of which is here.}

This shoot was just one of the many marvelous adventures that came through being open to meet new people, & friends introducing me to friends while in London. I'm still mulling over so much of what I learned in my time abroad, & how it can help you take action & seek inspriation of your own. Will be sharing that in the coming weeks. But for now, I'm wistful for lovely London, while so grateful to be home sweet Brooklyn with my tribe here.

Today's Style Tip:

Want to mix prints & feeling nervous about it? Black & white. Easiest & most fool proof way to go. Polka dots, stripes, gingham, plaid -- go see if you can find two black & white pieces in your closet & pair em up. Then tag me {@HilaryRushford} on Instagram so I can see!

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P.S. Where do you want to live when you grow up? In addition to a mew house I'd love a cozy cabin on a lake ...

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