Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I heart stripes

If there is one fashion trend (can you call something so timeless a "trend"?) that I've always loved, it's stripes. Horizontal stripes. I don't know why, but I've always been drawn to them. So when I went to H&M to use the gift card that Matt's sister gave me for Christmas, it's no wonder that I came home with this little beauty. I'm a little bit obsessed with this shirt.

(This is my "high fashion" face. It's ridiculous. And I kinda love it, haha.)

shirt and bracelet: H&M
skinnies: Forever 21
necklace: The Limited
boots: Old Navy (gift from my mom)
lipstick: Cover Girl in Rich

I've talked about these boots before too, right? When I first got them, I was a little stumped on how to wear them. I've never had boots this tall before, and the color wasn't quite what I was expecting (they're a little lighter of a gray than how they look in these pics). But honestly, they're now my favorite pair of boots. I wear them more than all my others combined!

And you know, I never used to like gold, either. It's making a bit of a comeback, and while I still definitely prefer silver-toned jewelry, a little gold once in a while is a nice way to mix things up.

In fact, I'd even go so far as to say this outfit might just become my new winter fall-back. It's crazy comfortable, warm, and not to mention it's pretty dang stylish. A win-win-win, if you ask me.

Do you have any items (or general trends) that you were initially unsure about, that are now a major part of your working wardrobe?


  1. I bought this short-sleeved sweater at Old Navy just before Christmas. It's gold and kind of shimmery and like...fashionably baggy. I was pretty sure I was going to look like a tree ornament, but it's become my go-to for semi-dressy occasions. Also, your high fashion face is spot-on, and it is KILLING ME.

  2. If you wore this today, no kidding, we match. Today I wore my striped shirt:

    Just in case you wanted to see it, haha.

  3. Ahh yes, I know what you mean about silver/gold jewellery. I used to ALWAYS prefer silver but recently I've been loving gold as well!

    And I love finally figuring out how to style something well. I have a shirt in my closet that I've only worn once, but owned for at least a year. I'm waiting for inspiration on how to style it differently, but it's hard!

    I'll end this book-of-a-comment now and let you know that your outfit rocks :)

  4. Ponchos, gold jewelry, animal print… this list could go. You never know how much you’ll love something if you don’t give it a little try!

  5. I loooove stripes too! I agree, i'm usually more of a silver person but I have been leaning towards gold lately, you are wearing yours so well!
    I have to say I am into ponchos. I know, I know, but seriously (well, maybe more like oversized sweaters) they are addictingly comfortable!

  6. I literally just bought that exact shirt yesterday. I have a TON of stripes in my closet. Too many probably....

  7. I've got a couple things like that too. One of them were my red granny boots. When I bought them I was unsure but my gut told me I'd find SOMETHING to wear it with. I did. ALL the things.
    The gold jewelry looks really nice on you. You should buy more of it.


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