Friday, March 11, 2016

For the Love of Stripes

 
Today’s style story is a perfect encore to Wednesday’s post which featured colored lines. It’s no secret that I have been completely swept away by clean lines for a number of years. They are all over this blog! Black and white is my favorite combination of the effect and it remains a formidable challenge to resist adding more of the phenomena to my wardrobe.
A post or so ago I confessed that I went on a mini shopping haul at Forever 21; This two-piece stripe ensemble is another product of that stopover. Admittedly, in years past, I was never impressed with Forever 21. To be honest, it will probably never replace my retail BFF, Nordstrom. However, I must admit that I am impressed with what they have recently (?) done (at least at the store I visited) with their plus size collection and the vast variety of styles available. It really took me by storm; Just ask my husband how long we were in there, LOL!
I really like the varying sized lines strategically placed on this two piece, and also that they went with off white versus a crisp white. However, the fit of the skirt left me disappointed, I found myself tugging on it throughout the day :( I hate to have to pull  at or tug my clothes! I even sized up to ensure the roomy fit that I desired, but  ah to no avail. So, I’m adding the top to regular rotation, but the skirt will most likely be shelfed…at least for now.
Another factor that I like about it is that it is easily layered, really taking it from one style genre to another. I wore it with the green accessories to the office, and found it very comfortable, yet work appropriate. Another revision that I made was adding a top underneath the crop top. If you like the crop top effect but don’t necessarily want your belly to show, try adding a matching top or even contrasting color underneath.
Well Babes that wraps up today's episode, I’ll see you next time!
XO


Crop top (OX) & skirt (2X): Forever 21 Plus| Hat: Vintage| Long shirt: Ross Dress for Less| Shoes: Aldo 

6 comments:

  1. I love this striped number and the only thing keeping me from getting a skirt like that is the length. I only wear midi or maxi skirts and looking for one currently. You could wear a paper bag and I would Love it. . thats a fact!

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    1. It would be awesome if this skirt came in a midi length! Actually, you've given me an idea for my friend that knows how to make clothes :) Aye, a paper bag? Thanks so much Babe!!!

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  2. Love everything about this look,monochrome is fab any day anytime. You looked fab hun

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  3. you are so adorable and original! you stand out in the best possible way.

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