Birthday Jumpsuit

Striped jumpsuit and gucci belt outfit. (Via Confessions of a Product Junkie blog.)

Today is my 29th birthday and I’m spending it at a dear friend’s wedding celebrating her love (and also just happen to be surrounded by some of my closest friends and favorite people). In other words, it’s a great way to spend the day.

My 20s have been awesome – lots of life milestones and countless incredible memories – but the closer I get to 30 the more I appreciate how my perspective has evolved over the past nine years. There’s a certain confidence and security that comes with getting older and I’m looking forward to the last year of my 20s and what the next decade has in store.


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OUTFIT DETAILS

Old jumpsuit (similar styles here, here, here and here) | J Crew jacket | Gucci belt (similar, less expensive alternatives here and here and these are gorgeous mid-priced options) | Stuart Weitzman shoes | Gucci bag | Madewell earrings | Stila liquid lipstick in ‘Aria’

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Striped jumpsuit and gucci belt outfit. (Via Confessions of a Product Junkie blog.)

Black jumpsuit denim jacket

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Stripes + Leather

Striped midi dress and leather jacket and sneakers outfit

The midi dress + leather jacket combination is one I always seem to fall back on. Anything that is easy, comfortable and makes me feel pulled-together with little-to-no effort is a winner in my book.

Of course, stripes never went out of style – but I’m loving all the fun (not nautical or preppy) options there are this year! It’s certainly one of my favorite spring trends and obviously super easy to wear. My dress has long sold out (from an Australian boutique) but I’ve linked to a few other great stripe options in the outfit details section below!

Aside from a casual double date on Friday night (that I wore this outfit to), I spent most of the weekend relaxing. Carter and I stayed home and watched the Duck game at our place Saturday night. Ugh. Such a sad loss! I’m not even a sports fan but it still tugged at my heart strings to see my alma mater make history this year, then lose in such a close game!

This coming Thursday I’m heading to Whistler for my friend Emily’s Bachelorette Party! It should be a blast – I’m throwing it so I should know :) Feel free to follow along on Instagram and Instagram stories to see what we’re up to while we’re there.

Have a great week!

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OUTFIT DETAILS
old Esther Boutique dress (sold out – other striped styles I love: here, here, here and here) | old Zara jacket (identical here or in faux-leather here) | old Gucci bag (discontinued style – buy it pre-owned here and here) | addidas Stan Smith ‘mid top’ shoes (also love the low-top version) | David Yurman ring


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Stripes and leather

Striped midi dress + leather biker jacket + Stan Smith sneakers

Striped midi dress + leather jacket + Stan Smith sneakers


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Striped Tee

distressed ripped jeans striped tee blue pumps leather jacket

I have two back-to-back trips planned with girlfriends for this weekend and next so I made sure Carter and I snuck in a date night last weekend. On Saturday we headed over to North Williams neighborhood where he spends most of his time during the work week (but I’ve barely been before) and enjoyed a casual meal and brew at Lompoc.

The rest of the weekend was spent organizing our file system at home (exciting stuff!) and drinking wine with friends. I fell asleep before 10 on our couch both nights and Carter had to carry me to bed.

I think we’re really starting to feel like an old married couple… And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

TEE: J CREW | JEANS: CITIZEN’S OF HUMANITY | JACKET: OLD, WALTER BAKER (SIMILAR HERE) | SHOES: MADEWELL | BAG: OLD, BURBERRY (SIMLIAR HERE) | WATCH: BURBURRY | BRACELETS: ANN TAYLOR

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Stripes 3 Ways: Classic, Edgy & Feminine

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By now, I don’t think anybody needs to be reminded of what a staple the good ‘ol striped shirt is. As a goes with everything, throw on with jeans, gateway drug into pattern mixing, the striped shirt is here to stay.

But in case you feel like the thousand striped tops in your closet aren’t getting remixed as much as you’d like, here are some examples of how the stripe shirt can help you achieve three completely different looks.

Stripes-ClassicImage via Lookbook

Get the look: Target sweater, Ray Ban sunglasses, Victoria’s Secret coat, Tom Ford ‘True Coral’ Lipstick

Let’s be honest, the star of this outfit is really the camel coat. Without it, this would just be another basic jeans and striped top look (which there is nothing wrong with – but we’re trying to be creative here!) One of my biggest regrets of the season is not purchasing the perfect camel coat when I had the chance. And as quickly as they’ve gone on sale, they’re selling out (and not being re-stocked for spring!) The coat in this collage is from Victoria’s Secret, but in case it’s sold out by the time you read this, here are some other options from Vince Camuto and Forever 21.

Stripes-EdgyImage via: B.P blog

Get the look: Badgley Mischka Cuff, Victoria’s Secret leather jacket, Target jeans, Forever 21 sweater, Karmaloop clutch

I know in the past I’ve beaten everyone over the head with my obsession with leather jackets (in fact – I’m saving up for this one now), but I’ve never talked before about how cute they are with striped tops! So here you go. I’m almost positive that the jacket the girl is wearing in the collage above is this Victoria’s Secret jacket because my friend Joani owns that one and I’ve seen first-hand that the hardware is much more gold in person than it looks on the Victoria’s Secret website (in fact, it looks exactly like the jacket on the girl in the collage.)

Stripes-FeminineImage via Atlantic-Pacific

Get the look: J Crew top, Coach bag, Cara bracelet, ASOS floral skirt, Target watch

I wore an outfit similar to this one back in one of my very first outfit posts. But since then, Blaire from Atlantic-Pacific has put together a much cuter version (above). Not only is hers better accessorized than mine (without overdoing it), but I like that she went as classic as possible with her striped top. It’s old news that florals and stripes compliment each other, but her take on this style is completely fresh.

Honorable mentions:Since this post is all about the striped shirt, here are some other striped options that didn’t make it into the collages… ASOS sweater dress, MNG by Mango top, Forever 21 top.

Your turn to share! How much use do you get out of your striped tops? How do you remix them? Or do you prefer to wear them one particular way?

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