Outfit 7.29.14: Stripes Stripes Up and Down

7.29.2014

Outfit 7.29.14: Stripes Stripes Up and Down

Multicolor Crystal Ear Cuff: from Japan, similar hereOutfit 7.29.14: Stripes Stripes Up and Down. Striped Short Sleeve Top: JOA. Striped Skirt: JOA. Mixed Media Bib Necklace: DIY (tutorial here), similar for sale here. Skinny Railroad Spike Bangle: Giles & Brother. Hard-Sided Blue Clutch: ASOS, similar here. Silver Sequin Wrap Sandals: Old Navy (old, similar here and get free shipping with JUSTBECAUSE)

Outfit 7.29.14: Stripes Stripes Up and DownI just couldn’t stop thinking about stripes for Summer after posting my first Chic for the Week installment 2 weeks ago, especially when rendered in that gorgeous ballroom-length full skirt. So of course I snapped up a low-cost steal to fuel my stripe-lust: this JOA skirt from Shopbop.

Outfit 7.29.14: Stripes Stripes Up and DownOutfit 7.29.14: Stripes Stripes Up and Down Which looks just delicious when paired with a similarly-striped JOA top, DIY necklace, simple bangle bracelets, and a cute clutch.

Outfit 7.29.14: Stripes Stripes Up and DownOutfit 7.29.14: Stripes Stripes Up and DownWhich is nice and breezy for these hot Summer days, and yet still looks dressed-up for an evening get-together or barbecue or event. (Though I’d recommend a slip under the skirt since the tulle is a little scratchy.) It billows out amazingly when walking, and gives that much-needed princessy feel to an otherwise basic outfit.Outfit 7.29.14: Stripes Stripes Up and DownOutfit 7.29.14: Stripes Stripes Up and DownI felt the whole outfit needed a little bit more boldness and geometry, so I paired my DIY Mixed Media Bib Necklace on top. It feels somewhat Presidential (though maybe I’ve just been watching too much Scandal and my judgment is cloudy.)Outfit 7.29.14: Stripes Stripes Up and DownOutfit 7.29.14: Stripes Stripes Up and DownOutfit 7.29.14: Stripes Stripes Up and DownOutfit 7.29.14: Stripes Stripes Up and DownThis week Lil Tot is in Science Summer Camp and learning about Jupiter (one moon is named Lo, apparently) and making sundials out of twigs (he calls it his “Stick-Clock”). The beginning of my week was full of meetings but now the rest of the week is uncharacteristically open. I signed up for a fruit and vegetable basket with Bountiful Baskets Co-Op and am looking forward to my first basket on Saturday (which may be full of 20 lbs. of zucchini and one gigantic Durian fruit for all I know since there wasn’t a specific description of the basket contents I paid for). And this outfit will be my perfect farmer’s market outfit to wear for the pickup, albeit with a large empty box and a couple of canvas bags in tow for all my zucchini and stinkfruit.Outfit 7.29.14: Stripes Stripes Up and Down

Hope everyone’s having a great week so far! Ready to say goodbye to July yet?

Outfit 7.29.14: Stripes Stripes Up and DownP.S. Lil Tot (my 8-year-old little boy) took all these photos himself! [Under much duress.] Perhaps he is a future photog in the making…?

xo

Carly




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2 Comments on Outfit 7.29.14: Stripes Stripes Up and Down

  1. Pat schwab
    7.30.2014 at 2:27 pm (3 months ago)

    Your son did an awesome job taking the photos. I remember when I was young taking a lot of photos with peoples heads cut off. Is the necklace supposed to be an old fashioned phone or is that just my interpretation? Pat S

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    • carlyjcais
      7.31.2014 at 9:44 am (3 months ago)

      Thanks, Pat! My poor son had to wield an enormous Canon 6D camera with a 24-105mm long lens on it – so it was pretty heavy and he had trouble holding it up! ;-) Old-fashioned phone, LOL!

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