Never Too Many Stripes

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Can one ever really have too many striped shirts? I think one cannot. But can one sound like a douche bag when one uses the word “one” too much? Yes, one can.

Top // Jeans // similar Shoes (on sale) // similar Earrings (under $6) // similar Clutch (on sale) // Watch* // similar Sunglasses // Lips “Whimsical”

*Watch provided courtesy of Dainty Wrist Jewelry.

Get Inspired: Jeans, Leather, & Stripes

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I have Julia of Gal Meets Glam to thank for this outfit idea. No seriously…thank you, Julia. At this point I am out of ideas and just waiting for the day I get to unpack my summer clothes. Then you came along and wore an outfit made of things I already have and love! Easy peasy.

A lesson for all of us: No matter how awesome you are at dressing yourself – and I am pretty damn awesome – you can always get fun ideas from other equally awesome people. But I guess you guys already know that, because why else would you be following my blog? You guys are the smartest. Well done.

Shirt (30% off w/ code MOREPLEASE) // similar Jacket (on sale) // similar Jeans // Sunglasses (on sale) // similar Shoes // Lipstick “Orange de Chine”

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City of Angles

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What kind of life did I lead before I realized you could wear different prints together and it could actually look like it was on purpose? The answer is: A sad one.

And speaking of sad, this post is going to be this sweater’s last hurrah. I got it at Target a few years back, and I’ve worn it enough that the fabric is getting a little pilly. Is that a word? You know what I mean.

Anyway, the last couple winters I’ve passed by this sweater in my closet many times because I just wasn’t excited about wearing it anymore. Then a couple days ago I realized it might be fun to pair it with my plaid Madewell shirt. I was right. It was fun. But now the fun is over. This sweater has done everything it can do for me. Farewell, sweet prince. Thanks for the memories.

P.S. I hope you noticed my clever title. “Angles” is not a typo. Get it?

similar Sweater // similar Shirt (under $15!) // Sunglasses // similar Jeans // Shoes // similar Spike Bracelet (under $5!) // Lipstick “Schiap”

Play Laceball

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The Nordstrom fairy brought me some gifts this week, including this baseball jacket and these bracelets! Such a nice little fairy. I actually saw this stuff in-store but I ordered it online so I could get a visit from the fairy. Or because I like to give myself a little time after I see stuff I like to talk it over with my closet. “Closet, do you think you could be friends with a lace jacket and some cool spikey bracelets?” My closet said yes. So here we are.

Seriously though, I thought this jacket was so cool. I like that it’s sporty in structure but completely unsporty in material. Which is appropriate, because I myself might appear to be fit and athletic, yet I have absolutely no skill at any sport.

I have a funny story about my baseball skills, actually. I remember in middle school gym class when we had to play baseball (or wiffle ball, whatever it was) for the first time. I went up to bat and couldn’t hit a ball to save my life. Then the gym teacher asked if I was left-handed. I’m not. He said that was the problem…I was facing the wrong way! So I turned around and hit right-handed.

Made no difference whatsoever.

Lace baseball jacket: MOD.lusive via Nordstrom

Jeans: American Eagle

Loafers: Target, old (similar here and here)

Bracelets: both Stephan & Co. via Nordstrom (same here and here)

You know what lace makes me think of? Vintage. You know what vintage makes me think of? The Gems & Jam Giveaway that you still need to enter. Get on it!