4.10.2012

What I Wore: Holy Stripes!

We all have comfort zones when it comes to getting dressed. I am no exception. You all might laugh when you realize that I consider today's look to be COMPLETELY out of my comfort zone. I will try A LOT of things but stripes scare the living daylights out of me. Yup, STRIPES! When you battle your weight and always feel larger than everyone else you tend to shy away from pieces that will make you look bigger. And stripes and I have never been friends. I have LONGED to wear stripes, in particular a striped dress. So I decided to try it. I cannot say that I am a convert. But I felt a little more comfortable now that I have lost some weight. I think I will always feel like a "big girl" in them but I am not so afraid anymore.

Today's look is sponsored by Beachmint. 
I am wearing the Stylemint 'Broadway' dress, majority of my jewelry by Jewelmint and the Shoemint 'Bridget' sandals. I like the little pop of leopard from the shoe mixed with the stripes. Especially since the stripes are red. Red and Leopard print are total BFF's. I feel like the dress works because it is not super form fitting. A little trick I learned was to wear a necklace that hits at the smallest part of your body so I tried that with my fringe necklace. I would like to try a belt with it the next time I wear it.

What do you think? Honestly.

Holy Stripes!


 What I Wore:

Rings: Kendra Scott 'Shelby' in black and pyrite. Jewelmint 'Ludlow Trio' and 'Sweetheart' (both older and no longer available)
Necklace: Kendra Scott 'Rayne' in pyrite
Bracelet: Jewelmint 'Birdcage' (no longer available)

 I am linking up to The Pleated Poppy

19 comments:

  1. great dress! love anything stripes!

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  2. I think it is so cute! I was thinking to try a belt, but it s cute by itself too! Stopping by from The Pleated Poppy!

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  3. You are looking fab! All that working out is totally paying off--more stripes are in your future!!

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  4. I think you look great!!! (honestly!) Definitely not 'big'. We are always our harshest critics though (I know I am). For me, I always feel more comfortable when then stripes are smaller and this dress is perfect. A belt would be super cute with this look, too. LOVE the sandals (of course!)!

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  5. I've always been scared of stripes too but have been trying to step out of my comfort zone. I think you look great! I love that striped dress on you! You look gorgeous!!

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  6. I think you look fab! And I LOVE those shoes. I keep wanting to try Shoemint, but I get bored with the survey and just want to shop their shoes :)

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  7. i love striped dresses, you look fabulous

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  8. I've been obsessed with stripes and polka-dots lately! Love this dress :)

    xo, tasha
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  9. You are so cute! Loved looking through your blog!

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  10. You look GREAT!! :) Love the dress, the shoes - everything!!

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  11. you look FABULOUS!!! I have always heard that stripes line but honestly, I ignore it. I have a huge butt but I have always decided I just don't care. Either way, your nautical stripes are beyond cute. I love this!

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  12. Beautiful dress!! You look gorgeous! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
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  13. What an adorable dress...and those shoes are perfect with it!

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  14. This looks fabulous on you, you have legs made for dresses! I really like the red stripes, it's such a fun change from the usual black and white stripes.

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  15. no need to be nervous... you look great! your legs look fantastic :)

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