June 19, Striped Top

I don’t have much time to write today (my family is still in town and we are heading out the door), but I wanted to post a quick This or That with this cute striped top.

Originally I was planning on wearing this J Crew striped top with dark skinny jeans and leopard shoes- which I think looks cute- but then I decided I would try wide leg cropped jeans and see how that worked. I love leopard with stripes, so I added a leopard belt instead of shoes- and then finished the outfit with white slip on sandals. These jeans are so comfy (and I have been eating and drinking too much this past week with all my visitors) that I think I’ll opt for the wide leg look today.

June 14, Striped Top

Today’s outfit is my distressed jeans and a cute black and white striped dolman sleeved top.

In the before photo I am wearing straight leg jeans- and I have the top pulled down way too low. It’s much cuter scrunched up at the waist and with the sleeves pushed up. Also, if you look closely, you can also see my bra strap peeking out. If you’re wearing a shirt that has an open neckline like this, try a fun bralette instead. This looks so much better than a regular bra straps. The distressed skinny jeans are also a better option than the straight leg jeans- and the strappy sandals complete the look! Happy Friday everyone!

Jeans- 7 for All Mankind

Top- OC STyle

Shoes- Lucky Brand

Bralette- Target

November 1st, Month in Review


Well, it’s the start of a new month- which means I show all my outfits from last month and you all can comment and let me know which is your favorite!

Hope you had a great Halloween!

March 23rd, Obsession

Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m obsessed with stripes. I just can’t help myself.

Well, actually- you would be proud of me, I did buy a new dress today and while I contemplated buying the striped version I ended up buying the solid instead… but that’s another day, another post.

Today I’m actually showing what I wore last night to our elementary school play- which both of my kids performed in!

I’m very proud of them- and impressed with the entire cast. What a fun night!

On the right I’m showing this striped top with my old white pants- I actually think it looks pretty cute- but the pant length is a little too long and the boot leg cut is a little dated.

On the left I have my J Crew pencil jeans, which look better (and more ‘springy’). The slimmer cut and cropped leg make for a more current look.

This striped top is one of my new spring purchases.

Here’s what I like about it:

1. I like the way the waist is defined by a drawstring.

2. I love the chevron stripes. These angled stripes are slimming since they draw the eye up and down (creating a vertical line). To take this even one step further- the long necklace also creates a vertical line.

3. The V neckline is flattering for most figures.

4. The sleeves are a cute length- and also flattering if you don’t like showing your upper arms.

5. I like the long length of this top- (no muffin top).

To finish my outfit off, I have on these cute patent leather ballet flats. I love the toes on these, they are squared off and remind me of real ballet shoes. So cute!

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Thank you so much and have a great day. Happy Friday!! (Linking up with Girlymama for Fashion Friday)

You know I'm always a fan of stripes- these chevron stripes are cute and slimming! (the V shape draws the eye downwards).

Love this necklace to polish off the look.

Pants: J Crew, Shoes: Nordstrom, Shirt: Marshalls, Necklace: Gift