Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Spotted Stripes

dress (Old Navy in stores, see similar online HEREHEREHEREHERE, or HERE), bag (Clare Vivier, locally at Omar + Elsie, avail online HERE), flats (Zara, see other black ballets HERE or these adorable Spotted Flats), necklaces (Target--I doubled up two--see similar HERE), shades (Ray Ban), cuff (Similar), rings (Lagos, Anna Beck)

This is a quintessential high/low look we've got going on.  Taking the "High" route is my absolute favorite Clare Vivier Spotted Tote while rounding out the "Low" is more or less everything else (Rings Excluded).  The stripe dress (Similar), ballet flats, Cuffnecklaces, and Shades combined total less than the Tote itself (hells, the dress alone was only $15)-which to me, is kinda what styling and fashion is all about.  Balance.  Go with what you love.  Invest in key pieces that will take you the distance (and if you follow s + s on Instagram, you know this tote has done just that).  Don't worry about the tag, but rather the fit and feel.  Tips I've definitely had to learn as I've gotten older and see myself purging my dang closet of things I either never wore, or only wore a few times---it's a hard habit to break, but I've learned the hard way!  Oh and remember my little tidbit I shared on This Post, double up your Inexpensive Baubles for a look that's more substantial and statement-making.  
I hope everyone had a lovely 4th--I truly had such a wonderful time celebrating with My Babes and dearest friends.  Sad to see the weekend end, but let's cheers to a fabulous start to our July, shall we?  Make it a good one!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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