blue stripes and white stitches

by - 9:30 AM

I've never understood short-sleeve sweaters or crop tops; why would anyone want cold arms during sweater season? Who would pay money for a too-small shirt and willingly bare their midriff?

Of the very few shopping rules that I follow, these two, very sensible thoughts have dictated many of my purchases over the years. That is, until I found a striped & cropped, short-sleeve sweater during my last thrifting spree that changed my mind forever. Ah, the power of stripes! 


Against my better judgement, I snagged this top thinking that I might get inspired. Cue thrift purchase numero deux: a lightweight chambray tunic in the perfect shade of blue and the perfect length to layer under my new striped purchase. C'est parfait!







chambray blouse: thrifted // sweater: thrifted// leggings: Under Armour// suede boots: Steve Madden 


I particularly love the subtle difference in thickness in the stripes on the sleeves from those on the torso! Embracing the comfort value of autumn outfits, I paired it with favorite matte leggings and suede wedges boots {us short girls can use every extra inch!}


P.S. don't forget to check out the new additions for sale: Splendid, Lily Pulitzer, See by Chloe, and Max Studio!  


xox,

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26 comments

  1. Love your look...

    nice sweater over shirt style

    and nice boots.

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  2. Lovely. I LOVE the stripes, but I'm sure you aren't surprised by that! xx

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  3. I love your sweater ! It truly is a great find. The colours look great on you too and you styled it well :)

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  4. I like this outfit. I agree with the others. The striped top is a great find for sure.:)

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  5. Those boots are awesome.

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  6. You look so great! Love your boots!!
    kisses

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  7. Cute outfit! I like how you combined the chambray shirt and stripped sweater!

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  8. love the bold blue stripes and awesome crazy hair!

    <3Amanda
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  9. Love the stripes. Such a cute outfit with tons of personality.

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  10. Ha, I love your crazy hair!! Which isn't really crazy next to mine, it's actually beautiful. xx

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  11. Great striped outfit and love the crazy hair!!
    I follow you blog from Spain.

    The Trendy Surfer

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  12. Love stripes! I'm a curly girl, so I have super crazy hair everyday...sigh....=)
    Kristina J.

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  13. Beautiful outfit!
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    LUAR

    x

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  14. Thanks for the comment :) Your outfit is great!! x

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  15. cute outfit! love your sweater! (:

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  16. love your hair and outfit please im following you so follow back xxxxx
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  17. You look pretty... I love stripe anything and everything!

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