8 June 2011 – Stripes Take 1

June 8th, 2011 § 8 comments

8 June 2011 - Stripes Take 1


  • Skirt – self chopped from a Gap Outlet dress
  • Striped cardigan – thrifted a year ago
  • Navy Belt – thrifted a month ago
  • White Tank – Banana Republic
  • Navy studded flats – Banana Republic


This is the first outfit of my self-imposed blue and white stripes challenge.  I have to admit, while I had several outfits already in mind when I announced this challenge to the blog world, none of them seemed right this morning and I panicked.  Why had I told everyone I would do this!?  And, why did I have so many blue and white striped items that suddenly went with nothing else in my wardrobe!?  But, since I needed to get out the door eventually, I decided the best approach was to settle of the blue and white stripped piece and then work from there.  I love the bright blue color and the vintage style of this little thrifted cardigan.

Blue and White and Blue

I think I tried pairing this little cardigan with at least five things before choosing this equally bright (but not the same shade) blue skirt.  In the end this outfit was mostly decided by silhouette.  The cardigan is cropped and the wide white waist band emphasizes it’s crop-ness and a bit full (puff sleeves and a tighter waist band then body). I found that I really did not like the way it looked with a slimmer bottom so I pulled out my full skirts and ended up with this all blue and white ensemble.

Hopefully getting dressed tomorrow will go a bit quicker, but I think this might prove that I do not in fact work better under limitations!  A.

Stripes #1

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§ 8 Responses to 8 June 2011 – Stripes Take 1"

  1. Quest for Fashion Sense says:


  2. Salazar says:

    I think you look great!

  3. Sarah O says:

    I think this outfit is super cute!

  4. Jackie says:

    I love blue and white stripes. So crisp and clean!

  5. Christy says:

    I love this combination! I’m a big fan of blue and of stripes, so I’m probably biased… but the two different blues make it seem so fresh!

  6. Shea says:

    This is such a fun challenge! I can’t wait to see all your looks, and I know I’ll be inspired to remix my stripes more creatively!

  7. Rachel says:

    The outfit is great and super summer worthy!

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