I am all for pattern on pattern if it's done right. Either have a subtle pattern on a bold pattern or a subtle pattern on another subtle pattern, but never a bold pattern on a bold pattern. That's when things get tricky. I pair this semi-sheer bird print blouse with a striped mini. I have a few things with bird prints but I was mostly drawn to the color of this one, it reminds me of red bean ice cream. And stripes... you can never go wrong with stripes. These photos were taken in front of this huge blue Victorian house a few blocks from my place that I find myself stare at everytime we drive by. I couldn't help it but to head over there to snap some photos. Luckily, there is a for sale sign up so it is unoccupied. Maybe next time, on a quieter afternoon, I will get onto its lovely porch and take more photos.