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Friday, April 5, 2013

Little Striped Dress



Being a self-professed stripe-aholic, I think one of the most versatile pieces you can own for spring & summer is a perfect-fitting striped dress.  This one in particular has such a fun shape (& the cutest cutout in the back!), plus it's just as easy to dress up with a blazer & heels as it is to dress down like I did here.  If you're nervous about horizontal stripes having a "widening" effect, stick with a thinner width stripe and you'll be pleasantly surprised by how flattering they are!


 

 
 
What I'm wearing:
c/o ShopMamie dress (here), TinselTown Denim Couture jacket (via T.J. Maxx; similar here or here), Old Navy sandals (similar), Pulicati tote (via TJ Maxx; similar), Forever 21 fedora (similar), Madewell belt (similar), Forever 21 ring (similar), Bracelets: Vintage & c/o Poshlocket (here), Dockers aviators (similar), Nails: Essie Madison Ave-Hue, Lips: Maybelline Fifth Ave Fuschia

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45 comments :

Caitlin Wilson said...

I loved the dress and the stripes, and then I saw the back! I love the dress even more now.

I, too, am a stripe-aholic. Especially come warm weather.

Caitlin
re-mix-her.com

Caitlin Wilson said...

I loved the dress and the stripes, and then I saw the back! I love the dress even more now.

I, too, am a stripe-aholic. Especially come warm weather.

Caitlin
re-mix-her.com

Natali said...

Fabulous dress and tote!

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

Alice Warren said...

Yes I am addicted to stripes too! Love the striped pattern on the front of this dress! And the polka dots on your fedora & belt are perfect accessories!

Alice
www.hapinessatmidlife.com

jennifer palpallatoc said...

Oh My goodness! I love everything about this look! especially the back of the dress!
-Jenn
www.hauteofftherack.com

....... said...

what a gorgeous look! my fav is the dress and that bag! thanks for sharing this inspiration for spring! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

CUTE!!! love LOVE love this dress on you!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Lady of Style said...

Gorgeous summer dress!

Annette
Lady of Style

purecanesugarfashion said...

Dresses with jean jackets are my total go to right now. You look super cute :)
♥ xoxo Cori

www.purecanesugarfashion.wordpress.com

Sofia Donatelli said...

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Have a great weekend.

Sofia

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Melissa Myers said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Rhymes With Fashion said...

YES! Striped dress perfection! Love it with he denim jacket and hat!
-Alexandra
www.rhymeswithfashion.com

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Ginny Hurst said...

I want that dress! Oh, I love it! Thanks for finding it for me!

Ginny
www.moderncommonplacebook.com

cchicc3 said...

I love that polkadot belt paired with the striped dress! Really great weekend/casual look!! I can't wait to pull out my straw hats!

-Classy Chic & Chardonnay
http://cchicc3.wordpress.com/

Amy Shaughnessy said...

The cut out is so cute! I love the polka dot belt with it too. That is too cute.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Kristina said...

Loving that you're rocking a polka dotted belt on top of your stripes, super cute!! The cut out on the back is so pretty!

Kristina does the Internets

dressesforjulie said...

ah, the back of that dress is darling!!

Allie Sim said...

OBSESSED with the dress - and it goes so well with the denim jacket!!

http://shakesparkleroll.blogspot.com/

Ashley said...

Love this dress and how you paired it with a jean jacket!! Adorable!

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Kayla Gilbert said...

Ahhh! You look gorgeous! I love these pictures! SOO pretty! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Christina Heflin said...

I am in serious LOVE with this look! It is just way too adorable, I love that dress!

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Christina Heflin said...

I am in serious LOVE with this outfit! It is way too adorable. I really like the dress.


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TaraMixandMatch said...

I'm a stripeaholic too! This dress is adorable!

Rachel Lynne said...

Love that polka dot belt! This outfit is so cute and chic and perfect for warm spring/summer days!

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

That dress is GORG!! And you know I love a good hat :o)

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
http://poorlittleitgirl.com

Ladies in Navy said...

you look super amazing and love your dress! an entirely chic look
kw ladies in navy

Chelsea said...

I love stripes on other poeple but I never find them very flattering on myself. Thanks for the tip, I'l def try a thinner stripe!

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City

Malinda F said...

Love that dress and the back of it is so cute! I love stripes too they look great with everything!

Malinda
Fashionlove82.blogspot.ca

Andrea Kaplan said...

cutest dress ever. love the sandals too.

xo Andrea
www.sophisticatedsass.com

Sequin Doll said...

Love the back of the dress! The hat looks really cute too. *Sigh* I wish I could pull off hats.

www.sequindoll.com

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

The back of that dress - I DIE! So pretty!
xx
Here&Now

Angie said...

Really cute dress. I love the cutout back!

Kelly Vaughan Adams said...

Great tip about the stripes! Horizontal stripes can be flattering and create a great shape if worn right!

Kelly Vaughan
She;s In High Cotton

Britt Whit said...

love this whole look Kim! Jealous you are at LuckyFabb! And VOTED!

love from San Francisco,
Britt+Whit

Emma Finlayson said...

Love the dress with the sandals!!!

Mike and Sam Jasch said...

So cute! Perfect for spring/summer. I would pair with a neon bag to top it off!

sarahsreallife said...

A striped dress is totally on my wishlist for this season! And a jean jacket might be too, even though I thought for the longest time that I didn't like them. I think you're brain washing me :)

~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

Ashleigh said...

I love the stripes with the tiny bit of polka dots! So cute and fun and Spring-y!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Lynette Marie said...

This dress is seriously so cute. I want open-back dresses so bad, but I'd go crazy trying to figure out the bra situation! Ha!

Rebecca and Lori said...

That outfit is pitch perfect. You look amazing.

Rebecca and Lori @ Desert Girls Vintage

Talking with Tami said...

Love your outfit, very chic and simple!

Erica Hartmann said...

I LOVE that dress! The back is especially cute :)

Erica of
sweet-endeavors.blogspot.com

Style-Delights said...

A striped dress is a wardrobe staple, specially for summer! I love the way you 'casualized' it with denim and fedora! And how fab is the cutout back?:-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style Delights Blog

Kate said...

You look SO cute! I love everything about this outfit! I am also a total stripe fiend, so of course I love the dress, but there are so many other cute little details here - the polka dot belt with the striped dress is just too cute and I love your fedora! And denim jackets are the perfect pairing for a striped spring dress! Love this!

Brooke Reagan said...

I love mixing polkadots and stripes, very cute!

Brooke du jour
www.brookedujour.com

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