Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spring Time Obsession: Stripes

I used to shy away from patterns. I was definitely a solid color-type of girl. As more of an introverted personality, I never felt like I could pull off patterns. They definitely seemed too "look at me!" Plus, I didn't know how to wear them. I most certainly couldn't wear them to work...right? Wrong. Now, I am obsessed with patterns! Polka dots, florals, paisleys (sometimes), ikat, you name it! One "pattern" that never scared me, though, was stripes. Stripes are so classic that I forget they qualify as a pattern, but they do. If you are a little afraid of patterns like I used to be, try stripes! Start with something navy and white or black and white, and then ease yourself into colors. Before you know it, you may be wearing something neon striped - two trends at once, gasp! That is how it happens though.  

I am pretty sure I will forever be obsessed with stripes. I gravitate toward them. The stripe is a classic and versatile canvas that can be accented with pops of color, paired with neutrals, dressed up or dressed down, worn to work, worn to the beach - you get it. Check out some of my spring time striped obsessions:
Currently Obsessed with Stripes

Tory Burch Crossbody | Urban Outfitter Flats | Kate Spade Handbag (on sale!!) | Kate Spade Studs | Dorothy Perkins Skirt (very similar to the Kate Spade version) | Sperry Espadrilles | Kate Spade Necklace | Kate Spade Wedges | Henri Bendel Bangle | Bauble Bar Bangle | Kate Spade Sun Hat | Kate Spade Tote (on sale!!) | Nordstrom Tote | Michael Kors Wristlet | French Connection Tank | J.Crew Factory Stripe Racerback Cami 
**Ways to save: Save 15% at Kate Spade when you sign up for the newsletter and save 25% at Macy's through April 29 and Saks Fifth Avenue through April 28 for Friends & Family**

Let's take a quick minute to talk about the above. I am clearly loving it all, but those Kate Spade wedges? Major swoon. I am also really loving the Kate Spade navy and white striped handbag (which is on major sale, by the way), the Henri Bendel bangle and the J.Crew Factory top! Oh, and that Kate Spade sun hat? Adorable! Now, if only money grew on trees, right?!

Are any of the items above on your spring time wish list?


  1. That Kate Spade tote is adorable! Definitely on my wish list!!

  2. After I saw the Kate Spade yellow-striped skirt, I have been looking everywhere for a more budget-friendly version. Thank you for sharing this!
    And I would say I am definitely craving the Kate Spade handbag and Henry Bendel bangle =)


    Simply Whit in a Sequined Life

  3. i LOVE stripes! such great picks!

  4. Totally loving stripes too! That necklace is adorable!


  5. Agreed! I cannot get enough stripes. I love basically every single thing you posted. I definitely don't need any new striped items.... but I want them. Haha thanks for sharing!




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