Stripes on Stripes

IMG_0768This is definitely a “might be too much but go for it” look. And I’m glad I did. It wasn’t planned, though I was dying to feature this fantastic VB for Target skirt. But for me that’s fashion. You get something new that inspires you, and you let it fly from there. Contrasting stripes (or patterns, like my last Flower Power post) are on the fashion radar, so I just decided to put my spin on it. I also wanted to shoot in front of this really cool new JC street art. So…kismet I guess.

The top is just one of those basics that turns out to be even better than you hoped. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made it my go-to. It’s great with black jeans, white jeans, blue jeans, black skirt, white skirt…you get the idea. The front/back v-neck and extra-long short sleeves give it a bit more polished feel than a regular tee. The skirt and bomber are two of my favorite pieces from the Victoria Beckham for Target collection. The skirt was not available in JC, but luckily a friend bought it and decided it wasn’t right for her. Score! What can I say about this bomber? It’s the bomb. One of the more expensive pieces from the collection but still remarkably affordable ($70), and it is well worth it. The quality finishes and the gorgeous detailing! I ‘m in LOVE. Don’t worry…I have’t forgotten my latest Rockstud addition. I’m still recovering from a stress fracture in my left knee, and these gorgeous flat sandals are going to make my Summer. Best of all, I found them at Nordstrom Rack. Another score! For accessories, love this black/rose gold Cluse watch, how fun is this winky eye clutch, the bangles are cheapies I picked up at H&M (I think) and the bow tie choker was a ribbon from Outnet.com that I saved because I thought…hmmm…might do something with this one day.

All of which goes to say I hope this look inspires one of your own. Let me know!

IMG_0662IMG_0671IMG_0692IMG_0703IMG_0740IMG_0744IMG_0745IMG_0726IMG_0783IMG_0773Jacket: Victoria Beckham for Target, on sale!

Skirt: Victoria Beckham for Target, plus sizes but similar here and here

Tee: (Ann Taylor, old) but like this and this

Sandals: (Valentino, Rockstuds) check out these and these and these

Watch: Cluse

Clutch: (Kate Spade, old) but similar here and here

All photos by Chris & MP Allegaert

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