look book: stripe attack

February 28, 2012

I shared this post yesterday over on The Delightful Dozen but I wanted to share it here as well. I'm a big fan of stripes {I have countless striped tees in my closet that somehow become "necessary," when they're basically the same}. But striped skirts are something slightly new to me. This skirt, slightly reminiscent of Beetlejuice with the thick black and white stripes, is fun and bold, yet still a neutral. I thought it would be nice to add a pop of red to make the outfit really stand out. Oh, and the most amazing necklace I ever did own!
 tee Gap {similar}, skirt borrowed from The Delightful Dozennecklace Lauren Elanflats Blowfish

This week seems to be kicking my butt and it's only Tuesday. I had a jam packed weekend in San Diego, LA, and Riverside, a rain-filled yet amazing photoshoot for Ruche yesterday, and now I'm playing major catch up, while trying not to get sick and not use my left hand which is in serious pain. A girl's got to rest but there's not enough time! 

Happy almost Wednesday!
xox
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51 comments:

  1. definitely not a beetlejuice look at all! i'm definitely a fan of stripes myself. heck, even my planner's cover is striped, so i love any pointers on how to wear and mix stripes.

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  2. this week has been SUCH a killer week already, but hey, it's wednesday :) and you look adorable in the striped skirt with the two tone blazer. so the weekend will come soon :)

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  3. I ADORE your necklace! So chic.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  4. Such an adorable look! I love the striped skirt and the jacket paired together. I hope your week calms down a bit and that you keep the sickness away! :)

    PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

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  5. i love this outfit so much! i like how such a bold skirt can still be neutral, and you added that pop of color. I love the blazer sooo much! definitely a super cute outfit (:

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  6. Sounds like my weekend...but you beet me I just did Riverside, San Gabriel Valley and then home to westside...lots of driving as usual. Love this outfit! Stripes + color = perfection ;)

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  7. You won that necklace? Awesome! Looks perfect on you!

    Hope our hand feels better soon!

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  8. as I already said yesterday on the delightful dozen, I really looove this outfit!

    xxx Anita

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  9. ♥ I Love stripes, so your skirt for me is adorable! But what I really love in this look, is the pop of ORANGE from that great blazer!!!!
    Really great♥

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  10. gotta love stripe, I'm wearing them in my latest post as well :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  11. love this sober-chic look, in french we say "BCBG". it looks gorgeous on you :)

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  12. Love this look! Those flats are great!
    http://mereandthemr.blogspot.com/

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  13. LOVEEE black and white stripes with a bold red! stunning
    xoxo Meagan
    caseofcouture.com

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  14. ahh, red jacket, it's so stylish.

    You look beautiful

    xoxo
    Paula

    http://blush-paula.blogspot.com/

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  15. you look very lovely! You wouldn't know that you are dying for some relaxation as you look totally and 100% rested (that's what a good outfit can do).

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  16. I love stripes and I think a striped skirt changes it up a little--I love them!

    And that necklace is incredible!

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  17. Such a fun look - I am a big fan of Lauren Elan's jewelry...it is always nothing short of stunning!

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  18. I miss the sun so much :(

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  19. Adorable, punchy jacket! I just bought a dress the other day with stripes! Couldn't stand it. Love the bold stripes on the skirt!

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  20. amazing jacket! I love the bright orange with stripes.

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  21. Oh I like it, especially with that orange jacket!

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  22. I really like the way you look in bright colors. I wish the shade of lipstick would have been slightly brighter to go with your blazer.

    You look fabulous of course.

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  23. I'm completely in love with the skirt! And I love how you paired it with the simple tee & bright blazer.

    Fabulous as always, my dear!

    Hope your week calms down a little & you get some time to breathe! Try & get some extra Ginger time when you can...doggie hugs & kisses ALways make me feel better! :o)

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  24. so cute as always and I love the color of the blazer.

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  25. This is beautiful Mara! I love the skirt and your necklaces are lovely.

    See Me Rwar

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  26. wow totally in love with your outfit. red totally suits you! and looks so fresh!

    thanks for sharing

    cherrybee

    http://live-life-cherrybee.blogspot.com/

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  27. i love the bright tomato red and the stripes - so undeniably cool!

    -Gillian
    www.oystervintage.com

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  28. are you going to be the model again for Ruche?!?!?!

    And yes, totally agree on the beetlejuiceness of that skirt. it looks lovely :)

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  29. Such a quirky mix! Love the dash of bright coral to punch up a graphic ensemble...great necklace...baubles for spring, love it!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture.com

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  30. You look super sweet in this ensemble! The blazer is my fave :) xo nikki

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  31. So cute!
    I love that skirt.
    I have a blouse that is super striped and I sometimes feel like I look like a jail bird.
    But you just gotta rock it right?

    Kirsten
    www.travandkirk.blogspot.com

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  32. that striped skirt is fabulous! I've been seeing all of these gorgeous striped pieces that my heart tells me i just have to have ;)

    have a wonderful rest of your week, mara!
    xo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

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  33. that striped skirt is fabulous! I've been seeing all of these gorgeous striped pieces that my heart tells me i just have to have ;)

    have a wonderful rest of your week, mara!
    xo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

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  34. I'm in love with that striped skirt. & it looks fantastic on you!

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  35. Great look Mara!
    The bold blazer really compliments your skirt!

    http://vivikstyle.blogspot.com/

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  36. ha, yes! i love that you referenced beetlejuice.
    and yes, i would buy everything stripes if i could. love it!
    xo TJ

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  37. Pretty! love this look : )
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  38. CUTE! I just bought a red blazer, now I need to get a pretty skirt like this!

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  39. The colour of the blazer + the stripes is very aesthetically pleasing. I love it.

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  40. this outfit is SO stinking cute! love love love it! oohing and ahhing over here!

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  41. That is definitely the most AMAZING necklace I ever did see! :) I love how it's just this tangled cluster of pretti-ful pearls and gold and jewels. So lovely!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  42. I love your outfit! And your sense of fashion is too cute!

    <3 http://fashionxfairytale.blogspot.com/

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  43. The striped skirt is amazing Mara!

    pleasebemylouisiana.blogspot.com

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  44. I love the mod inspired nod to the 1970's!

    Red, Black, and White. Basics that are not so basic!

    http://thewalkup.wordpress.com/

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  45. I am love, lovinggg this skirt and blazer combo! Get it, Mara!

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  46. The red blazer really adds a nice touch of color to the outfit. I bought a few blazers in blue, pink, and orange- perfect for Spring!! :)

    xx
    http://beautyandababy.com/

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  47. what a pretty orangy red. Stripes and red, always a great combination! :)

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  48. I love the stripes, and your braid! Beautiful!

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  49. amazing outfit, the necklace is gorgeous!!bisous

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