3 May 2011 – Stripes on Stripes

May 3rd, 2011 § 9 comments

3 May 2011


  • Cardigan – Banana Republic
  • Tank – thrifted
  • Belt – Gap
  • Skirt – Gap
  • Wedges – Kenneth Cole Reaction
  • Earrings – Island souvenir
  • Bangle – Gap Outlet


I feel like this is a very me outfit – I’m wearing my favorite wedges, my workhouse cardigan, by beloved full pinstriped skirt, and of course, stripes are the one pattern I wear a fair amount of.  But, I have to admit, this outfit was totally inspired by E.  I loved how she paired her vertically striped skirt with her horizontally red and white striped top and finished the look off with heels and and a cardigan  As soon as I saw it I knew I would be recreating it soon.

I thrifted this red and oatmeal striped tank with a ruffle detail last month with this outfit in mind.  I think it even mimics the fun detail E. added with the flower earring as broach.


I of course stuck with a mix of neutrals and added a belt to make it a bit more me, but I did add a yellow bangle as another nod to E.’s style. I even captured some wind blown shots, though nowhere near as glamorous as E.’s Marilyn Monroe meets Nike of Samothrace.

Windy Days Windy Days

Thanks as always for the inspiration E.!

How about you readers, do you so unabashedly copy your friends’ style?

3 May 2011

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§ 9 Responses to 3 May 2011 – Stripes on Stripes"

  1. Sally says:

    What a lovely look! Love how the details from the stripy top peek out of your cardigan.

  2. Emily says:

    I have such a love for stripes! I joke that, if you go shopping with me, I just flit around from one striped object to another. About half my blazers are pin-striped, even. But I’ve never mixed horizontal and vertical stripes, and this is totally convincing me to do it! What an excellent outfit.

  3. Dana says:

    You look stunning. I can see how you were inspired by E but your look is different. I particularly like the ruffle down the collar. I have been inspired by styles friends wear but they always turn out different on my body. It’s interesting to think of you copying this look because it looks so different on you. I really like it!

  4. Salazar says:

    The inspiration might come from E’s outfit but this is still very you. I especially love the ruffle stripe shirt.

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  5. Erika says:

    I love this. The mix of neutrals is very you.

  6. Great look. I love stripes, and even better, stripes on stripes :)

  7. I love this look – a little bit gamine, a little bit nautical, not too dressy-dressy – just gorgeous!

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