Earning My Stripes

striped dress: j crew | initial necklace: bip & bop c/o | bag: louis vuitton | wedges: cynthia vincent for target (similar) | bracelets: j crew, bip & bop c/o

Stripes are intimidating! We've all heard the "horizontal stripes make you look wider" myth and before this year I couldn't bring myself to try them out. As I've gotten older, I've learned to throw the rulebooks out the window (except this book, it's my bible!) and wear what makes me happy. Rocking stripes reminds me of warm Summer days at beach, romantic strolls down Paris streets and Sundays spent at the farmers market!

I've been so obsessed with the pattern lately, see a few other striped looks here, here & here!

In other news, my beloved "renegade" lookalike bracelet is on its last leg! A permanent addition to my daily arm party, it's not weathering well and has developed a serious case of patina. I may have to finally invest in the Stella & Dot version as I can't imagine my wrist soiree without it! Does anybody have the S&D bracelet? Does it last?