This Week I Love …

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… quirky prints. This Kate Spade scarf was a recent eBay score for me, as I just couldn’t resist the adorable and unusual print showing heavy black glasses frames. (I’ve got a similar pair of reading glasses. The scarf is long sold out, but you can still get the print on this umbrella.) And although I tend to gravitate toward geometrics and watercolors, I’ve seen and coveted several quirkier prints in recent months. Case in point: My Beebop & Wally bird print dress. Not quite my usual, but irresistibly fun to wear no less. Here are some other quirky printed items that have caught my eye of late:

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Chuck Taylor Floral – $60

Earlier this week on Facebook, we were chatting about Converse because I’d spent a good hour monkeying around with their customization tool. And although I’ll likely go for a classic or whip up some leopard print Chucks for myself, I do love their stock prints, too. Especially this floral grid. Also seriously tempted by the Wonder Woman pair.

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eShakti Spectacle Print Cotton Linen Dress – $99.95

Well looky here: eShakti has a glasses print dress that’s pretty darned close to my scarf print. And, as always, it comes in sizes 0 – 36W and you can customize sleeves, hem length, and neckline! WIN. (Also definitely more colorful than mine, but here’s a glasses print scarf that would be super fun for spring and summer wear.)

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Charmed to the Corgi Socks$11.99

Corgi socks. Need I say more? I thought not.

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Leith Kitty Kaleidoscope Scarf – $34

My inner Cat Lady rejoices. This is a 52″ square, lightweight poly scarf and with that white background it’ll work great for warm weather. If the red is too much for ya, it also comes in a black/gray print, green on white, and turquoise on white. Meeeeeow. Also adore this lightweight cat-print trenchcoat. And this pink and black cat print dress. I could go on …

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Sandee Royalty Yellow Bicycle Skirt$78 – $88

My black and white striped skirt is one of Sandee’s handmade creations and it is FABULOUS. She’s added some fun and funky prints to her repertoire, including this bright bike print. Also loving her newsprint and typewriter with “I love you” message options. All skirts are custom and no upcharge for larger sizing, so just send along your measurements!

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Planet Gold Skull Print Knit Top$12.99

You all know I have a soft spot for skull prints. This one mixes it up with a rose or two, and I love that some of the skulls are inverted. Lots of movement in this funky, quirky print. Comes in S -L and sizing is juniors so it will run small. Couldn’t find a truly similar top in plus, but Torrid has lots of skull prints.

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Hound Sleuth Dress$79.99

Also can’t resist a dachshund print – see my vintage shirt here! This dress includes a tulle underlay to keep that skirt looking foofy and full. Hemline looks a bit short to me – see the customer photos for an idea – but would still be such a joy to wear. Available in sizes M – 4X, sold out in S and XL.

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Kate Spade Reversible Printed Trouser Belt$41.14 – $64.99

This belt has been on my wishlist for AGES, but I just can’t seem to justify the price. However, since it’s reversible it’s really two-for-one … hmmm. Available in this yellow floral and a pink floral with pale green buckle.

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Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Short-Sleeve Star-Print Tee$39.50

Perhaps the most conservative of our quirky prints, but still less common and classic than dots and stripes. There are lots of fun galaxy prints floating around these days, but I have to say I prefer iconic, stylized stars like these. This lightweight tee is available in white with black stars and black with white stars in sizes XS – L. This tee has smaller stars but comes in three colors in 0X – 5X.

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Fossil Keyper Mini Shopper$68

Fossil’s entire Key-per line is packed with quirky-yet-wearable prints. I love the stripes and dots, but this bumblebee print takes the cake for quirk. I’m deathly afraid of bees, but still would consider carrying this bag. It’s just so darned CUTE. And it’s coated fabric, so fantastic for spring and summer use.

Are you a fan of quirky prints? What are your favorites? Retro ones like cherries and bows? Animals? Literary prints – glasses, books, and typewriters? Do tell!

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  • emma_kg

    If you like quirky prints then check out British designer Cath Kidston (https://www.cathkidston.com/) She has some *glorious* prints.

  • http://itsalwayssomethingisntit.blogspot.com/ wonkyone15

    My husband’s band is called The Spectacles, therefore, I MUST have that eShakti glasses dress for a future show! I love a quirky print- one of my favorite dresses is navy blue, covered in orange dinosaurs. From ModCloth, of course. :)

  • http://Sewmuch2learn.wordpress.com/ ks gentry

    Love the Chuck Taylors! Love the new design, they are certainly not your big brother’s chucks anymore!

  • Carla

    Liz Claiborne has two different eyeglass printed tees this season. I bought the all-over print one and it’s a new favorite already!

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  • crtfly

    I like fun designs in socks. I recommend Wheel House Designs. They have so many choices and all the socks are made in the USA.

    http://www.wheelhousedesigns.com/

  • Kristin Crase

    I’m currently wearing a bicycle print dress that I found at Target last summer, but I also picked up a navy star print infinity scarf at h&m over the weekend. I’m in love with quirky prints. Also, in love with those Wonder Woman Chucks.

  • DorothyP

    Neiman’s has the scarf on sale for $65 or so.

  • Shawna McComber

    I just can’t get on board (The Magic School Bus) with all this quirky print dresses craze. It all makes me think of Miss Frizzle. I would probably have worn such clothing for fun when I was a kindergarten teacher and I would definitely have worn it when I was in kindergarten but I would look kind of silly in it now. I do love those floral Chuck Taylors though! Might need-want to get some of those!

  • ballewal

    Was it you that posted about this cat print scarf earlier? She has some really cute quirky print accessories. I also love the flapper scarf.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/84405342/cat-print-scarf-black-cat-scarf-chiffon?ref=favs_view_19

    • http://www.alreadypretty.com/ Sally McGraw

      Yes! An age ago … it’s similar to a blue cat-print scarf I have.

      • ballewal

        I keep eyeing that cat scarf. One of these days I’ll actually buy it!