Cherry Bomb

I’ve been wearing variations of this outfit since summer to various degrees of matchiness.

Cardigan: Fornarina, shoes: Neosens, everything else: second hand.

Several years ago my friends and I were failing miserably at life, but mostly college, so we’d comfort each other by huddling around drinking a myriad of disgusting wines while skipping all of our classes. It was simultaneously the worst and best time of my life. At the same time the pixel dress up game, Poupée Girl, reigned among several of us. I have several hazy memories of browsing the furima in heightened excitement in the middle of the night saying ‘THIS DRESS IS FABULOUS’, giggling and giving vitriol commentary on other user’s obnoxious language. One of my friends would dress her doll in levels of unseen matchiness all the time. Mostly one or two colours were used and every little detail would be the exact same shade in a really symmetric use of colour. My other friend and I would occasionally mock her sartorial pixel preference for being creepy and go all out on patterns, layers and random fluffy items ourselves.

But now we can only mock ourselves. The matchiness has infected us both since then. In my friend it has headed in his obsessive interest in interior design. His living room currently features an orange couch, a teal curtain behind it, an orange table on one side and a teal table on the other side with decorated teal vases and orange candles scattered all over that. It’s perfect.

And I have a hard time not trying to use at least one recurring colour in my clothing. This outfit features two colours, similar patterns and even the elastic bands in my plaits match. All I need is blue shoes but sadly I don’t own any.


  • Cherry cherry boom boom! Love it. Especially the different patterns. And since my favorite color is blue, i adore the navy canvas of a sweater.


  • I actually found your blog through Poupee Girl (I still play it, not as regularly as I did before, though.)
    I’ve been reading your posts quietly since then =)
    And it’s true that I’ve become more aware of matchiness in my own outfits too! I put a little too much attention to it now… and my roommate mocks me.

  • Okay, whenever I mix patterns I look like wallpaper from the 1980s… You look so cute! I especially love the polka dotted cardigan!

  • I tend to go to the two extremes of totally matching or totally clashing. By the way I tagged you in a post, if you look at my last post you’ll see what to do.

  • Awesomeee, you look like those girls from 90’s movies, but more colorful 😀
    (even your belt has a different pattern)

  • This is one of my favourites you’ve posted! Mixing colours and prints is my biggest obsession, but I can be very particular at times when matching specific shades and what not. I love how the white flower petals are basically the same size as the polka dots. Gorgeous! 🙂

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