Thursday, March 5, 2009



Upon returning home from a shopping excursion a few weeks ago, I was trying on all of my new pieces and put together this outfit. I very enthusiastically, yet unsuccessfully, tried to convince my husband that yes, you can mix stripes. I'm sure of it, because a while back, Lucky magazine did a feature on mixing patterns. But, he just didn't buy it.

So, THEN, the other day I was doing my usual blog-reading and saw that Kansas Couture wrote a blurb on stripes and posted this picture from the Michaels Kors Fall Runway show:

And, since we all watch Project Runway (my husband included), we all know that MK is nothing, if not a lover of all things chic.

So, HA! I win (not that it's a competition, but yeah, it is...)

From top to bottom: striped cardigan from Sears' clearance ($10), striped dress from JCPenney's clearance ($25ish), and bag and boots from Kohl's clearance ($26 and $16, respectively).

And did you notice? - No tights! I'm living dangerously today and laughing in the face of March. This may turn ugly...


  1. I would never have thought to mix those two stripes - it looks great!

  2. I love playing dress-up with new clothes and stripes are my favorite pattern. You look great!

    BTW you totally won that argument.

  3. God Made Me fuNkyMarch 6, 2009 at 8:17 AM

    WOW! you did a fantastic job of mixing the stripes. I too had seen that particular post of Kansas Couture, but had completely missed the beauty of this look, until i saw you do it. Damn good. ANd the bag looks rich.

  4. I love these stripes together! You look fabulous. And I'm glad my post could bolster your argument. :)

  5. I just stumbled upon your blog and love it! You're adorable.

    I would have never thought to put these stripes together, but it's actually really great!

    I think I'll attempt to do something similar...Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. LOVE what you did here! In a funny way, the look kind of reminds me of this Alexander McQueen dress:

    Even though it's not really mixing stripes, it kind of creates a similar effect!

  7. I just came across your blog and as I was scrolling down I thought to myself, "love the mix of stripes - it is so Michael Kors". Ha! You look great!

  8. Hi there. I recently found your blog via Almost Pretty and have become totally charmed by your style and personality. I've been busy going through old posts and seeing what I missed and I just had to revisit the past on this one and say I totally love this look - one of my favorites! Rock on with your bad self and have an awesome day, RubyAlison