In a wonderful swap with my sweet blog friend Valerie from France, I got some gorgeous French magazines...and lots of other lovely surprises.
In one of them I saw this beautiful shawl. I think it looks so happy and refreshing with all those colors. The fact that it's worn over a striped sweater makes it look even more wonderful and sophisticated.
Both things are designed by Danièle Dietrich and the crocheted shawl can be bought as a kit in the French shop Elle Tricote la boutique. But sadly not for people outside France. Still I have enjoyed looking at the site and the shop.
I love that different patterns can be used and worn together. It gives us all so many possibilities to create our very own style.
When I was a child the dress code for colors and patterns was a lot more boring and conservative. For instance orange and paleblue would never have been a match in my childhood! And stripes with flowers - oh my, oh my....