Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wearing Stripes With Stripes - 2 Way Tuesday

STRIPED BLAZER - Loft
STRIPED SHIRT - Forever 21
DENIM CUT-OFFS - Paige Premiun Denim
WEDGE BOOTS - Jeffrey Campbell
EARRINGS - from a street vendor
WRAP BRACELET - Cara
RED BELT - Thrifted

STRIPED JACKET - Loft
FLORAL DRESS - Old Navy
NECKLACE - Gifted
PINK SHOES - Seychelles
I love watching my girls dress themselves (or in Pigtails' case, attempt to dress herself).  They come up with the best outfits.  Princess Sparkles loves anything girly, especially a tutu and will often layer it with a Hawaiian dress then add a flower headband.  Sometimes she'll even throw on a bathing suit for extra pizzazz.  Pigtails gravitates more toward a casual comfy style and often likes to wear a pajama onesie over whatever else she's been forced to wear.

Isn't it amazing how versatile a striped blazer can be?  I love that mixing and matching prints is "in."  Makes putting together clothes so much more interesting.  I wasn't sure about the stripes on stripes but once I put it together I actually really liked it!  I've seen other bloggers doing it and thought it looked fun.

Anyway, I think one thing I can learn from my girls is there really is no such thing as style rules.  If you like it and feel good in it, then it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks (unless you like to be naked, like Pigtails, then maybe you should try and find something else to wear).  And really, confidence is the best accessory!


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49 comments:

Kimberly said...

cute outfits really love the second one!

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Style Journey said...

Absolutely! Confidence is the best accessory :)

I love both outfits, but really like the stripe on stripe outfit! Plus, you have your "roller skate" shoes on which I love too!

Heather

Courtney Erin said...

I love the stripe on stripe mix - pattern mixing like that always looks so good!

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Melissa said...

I adore the double stripes. I can't even tell you how much I love it!

That floral dress is beautiful on you too!

Closet Fashionista said...

Love that blazer! I like it best with the dress :D
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B.Inspired said...

Love how you mixed the prints! You did a great job here and the two looks are absolutely appealing to the eyes ;)

AlbeeLucky said...

Great outfits, I love how versatile that stripe blazer is. Can't get enough of your cute JC shoes, lucky duck.

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Gracey said...

I love both of these looks - you look fabulous. And I love your striped blazer. I just finally found one that I liked and that fit at Nordstrom during the Anniversary Sale - I'm excited to copy one or both of your looks. ;-)

Tiffany said...

I just love love love that blazer!! It's going to be perfect when the weather starts cooling off and you can wear it more often!

Ha, kids crack me up! My Little Guy doesn't show much of an interest in his own clothes yet, but he's always giving me his opinion on my own. lol

Claire said...

your dress is cute! and the blazer!

Kezzie said...

Love the double stripe combo- especially with a red belt! You always look great!
I regret the fact that I had a great blue and white striped blazer- it was a size 16 which is 4 sizes too big for me but it looked like a boyfriend fit, rather like an Eton school blazer and I stupidly got rid of it in a clothing cull. Miss it!

Shayla said...

I love the stripe on stripe too! That's my next daring move - pattern on pattern. I grew up when there were so many fashion "rules" - no white after Labor Day, don't mix gold & silver or black & brown, etc... Rules are meant to be broken! The pattern on pattern has to be done just right though and you have it down perfectly! Although I do remember living in my bathing suit during the summers as a kid... So carefree!

Tara said...

I think these kids are smarter than I give them credit for...sometimes it just might make sense to follow their lead. Except when they try to wear sunglasses to bed or something, that is :)

I love the stripes on stripes. That might actually be a pattern mix that even I can pull off!

D said...

Yea, stripes! I have an abundance of them in my wardrobe but I haven't tried wearing them over each other. Wouldn't it be fun to have the girls choose your outfit every now and then!? And you could be the inspiration for the day for us.

Keely said...

I love both outfits! I adore stripes and florals together. And I tried stripes on stripes back in February. It was so much fun!

rachel said...

would never have thought to do stripes on stripes. but it works! i like d's idea about letting the girls choose your outfit. that could be very interesting!!

Megan Mae said...

I love the stripes with stripes and the red belt is a great touch.

Florence said...

hey Claire! I mentioned you in my last post
you look great here! love your shades!

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Tammy said...

ok, you win. That look is fantastic!
But what do I know I'm just the little old lady sitting in the corner sipping tea!

Nia Langley said...

I LOVE both of those shoes! Thanks for sharing! =)

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

You girls are too cute.

Preity Lama Tamang said...

Love this look!! its so brilliant...two stripes in one outfit!! And those boots are amazing!
xx

LyddieGal said...

Two way stripes for the win! I love how you've doubled up.
and i love the blazer.
i can't wait to wear mine more.
well, actually, i can, because i dont want cold weather yet!

Chic on the Cheap

Debbie Baker Burns said...

Claire, You always have such interesting and well written posts. I really like the stripes on stripes and then I came to the stripes over floral photo and I love it, too! These are two great looks. Debbie http://thriftygirlvintage.com

The Cat Hag said...

Yay to your very darling girly look!

I am liking how you paired stripes with stripes and stripes with floral! They are both such cute outfits. :)


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Mrs. J said...

Confidence is key and your wearing both look very well! I love the first outfit! I'm stealing it for a future outfit look..he he

Thanks for the inspiration!! :)

Whitney said...

i love the double stripes!

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

So groovy!! I love the red belt and the pink shoes :)

a Bug and Bird said...

i'm not brave enough yet for mixing prints, but i would totally wear that outfit without the blazer

side shot of those shoes next time?

Marina said...

I love both looks, but first one is my favorite.. I love it! I am sucker for "something red" :)

Mongs said...

I love them you always have all the best outfits. I like it that you mix stripes with stripes, very original idea!

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Fashion Tales.... said...

I agree, your striped blazer can definitely be versatile. I love it with the floral dress. -xxoo

Jess said...

Love that floral dress! And love how you paired it with the stripes - I would have never thought to do that!

lifeisamaze said...

Tripes with stripes is a good idea !

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

I agree, confidence is the best accessory!

Pop Champagne said...

both looks are cute- I like the 2nd one a lot!!

Punctuation Mark said...

very cute... love it with the flowers!

Ellie said...

Ii love how you remixed that jacket, it is so cute!
-Ellie

Shels415 said...

Love the stripe on stripe! And stripe jacket w/ floral dress is lovely!

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Meri said...

Being the stripe fiend that I am, I have to give some love to that first look- way to mix stripes and come out ahead!

Baby Budget Blog said...

Stripes with stripes! What a fabulous idea!! Loving the stripes with the florals too!

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truehaven.co.uk said...

Cute dress :) and nice jacket... one of those goes with everything. Liking it x

thanks for your beautiful comment x
hope your well.

Kavita
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stylefyles said...

Great outfits! The stripes on stripes really works (but I love it with the flowered dress, too)

jess said...

The striped blazer is awesome.

Shea said...

Both of these looks are adorable! I think I need a striped blazer in my life, today!!

Dawn said...

Love love love this on you. You have the best shoes. Hot outfit so current and a bit daring...great job. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

Lei said...

Ahhh wedge boots and that floral dress. Love. That's all I can say. :)

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