1.26.2010

Show Your Stripes


Good Morning, Blonde Ambitioners! We've officially survived Monday and are well on our way to the half-way point of Tuesday, haha.

Not sure about the weather in your city, but it is COLD in Northwest Arkansas this week. There is actually a chance of snow/ice tomorrow morning! I thought we were past that....le sigh....

Ok, well despite the less-than-desirable weather conditions, I'm in the mood to blog about something awesome. Like stripes. They are pretty awesome.


Many of the spring 2010 runway shows featured nautical-inspired items and included navy blues, reds, rope and cord stitching and, not surprisingly, stripes.



Contrary to popular belief, stripes can actually be quite slimming and flattering on one's body. They also bring an aire of preppiness to an outfit. And as we all know, I LOVE all things preppy!



Don't feel like dressing in head-to-toe stripes? Not a problem. Try a skirt or dress with one or two bold stripes along the hem for a totally put-together, chic look, just like Jennifer Garner below, (dress courtesy of Chanel.)


And be still my blonde heart! A poof + stripes? Pure perfection.

Additionally, many interior designers like Todd Oldham and Candice Olsen are using more and more stripes in their collections. Just check out the striped wall treatment in the pic below and tell me that doesn't scream sophistication.


Will you show your stripes this spring?

Tomorrow's Forecast:
We'll take a closer look at the nautical-inspired designs for Trend Watch Wednesday. Does that float your boat? (Sorry, had to throw that in there.)



28 comments:

  1. I love stripes, I am so glad they are big right now! I found a black and white stripe Michael Kors sweater that is just presh, I can't wait to wear it!!
    I showed it to my husband and he asked, "Why are you trying to dress like the hamburglar from McD's" haha!

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  2. I try to wear more vertical stripes than horizontal. I love that room.

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  3. I posted today about my new striped Free People rugby shirt. Love it!!

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  4. I'm completely loving that Chanel dress on Jennifer!

    I'm going to have to find something like that for myself.. and ASAP!

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  5. i'm not particularly preppy, but oh how i love stripes and the whole nautical look! i even painted stripes in my dining room...they're just so much fun.

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  6. I love stripes, but unfortunately my body type doesn't!

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  7. I love the stripes!!! My favorite is the Chanel dress!!!

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  8. Not sure if I'm going to rock the stripes...we'll just have to wait and see. Stopping by to say hi - from your newest follower!!

    ~WM

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  9. stripes are one of my favorites. i'm looking forward to sporting a navy and white striped top and rolled up jeans with my new khaki trench coat and some gold or black ballet flats this spring. :) that first photo at the top of this post...is that a chloe dress from last year? i loved that dress! i still scour the internet for it sometimes. :)

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  10. I think I would go with the solid dress with a striped covering - I love the belt under it too!!

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  11. I love the stripe look! Especially navy blue and white!

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  12. I too am obsessed with the strip look. Love it!

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  13. Oh that dress on Jennifer Garner! To die for!!

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  14. Yay stripes! There's something about them that makes me think of summer. That striped room is amazing! I've seen tone-on-tone stripes, which is pretty... But I love the drama of the contrast. Very cool!

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  15. I love that you volunteered! If you ever need some extra slave labor I am there!
    I enjoy volunteering and helping where i can, I may not be able to give everyone $$, but i can totally give them my time!
    ** lovely bones** Started the book, never finished it, pbly should!
    I felt that way about PS I love you.. I couldn't put the book down! The movie-not so much.. Hilary Swank not the woman i pictured in my head when i was reading it!

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  16. Love the new pic of you honey...you are so gorgeous! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my Sherlock Holmes post. I appreciate the feedback on the new look! Hope you are doing well. Kori xoxo

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  17. Anything nautical makes me giddy.

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  18. I've loved stripes and nautical themes for as long as I can remember...so chic!

    xoxo!

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  19. I have an addiction to stripes - on my clothes and in my house. It's a problem!

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  20. That IS quite a delicious poof she's rocking there! Big hair wins every time!

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  21. sigh...I saw a ton of stripes in the stores lately, by all different designers. WHEN will the warm weather get here so we can start wearing them!? PS...preppy girls rock:o)

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  22. Darling pictures and I have seen stripes quite a bit lately. To be honest I am not a huge fan, but I am a fan of your pictures! Maybe the style will grow on me a bit. ;)

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  23. i love stripes. in fact, i'm OBSESSED with them.

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  24. i finally just bought my first striped article of clothing EVER on thursday my cardigan in my profile pic haha its from joe fresh [oh hey big spender i know] and its from the pj section!!! but i love it.. it comes down to my mid thigh and is so comfy. i wish i had the guts to wear a brilliant striped dress. one day!
    xx tehrenanaiis

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  25. I am all about stripes! So much so, that I just painted our guest room with neutral horizontal stripes. The room needs a lot of work and is a "rough draft" at the moment, but here it is with new stripes: http://megsewell.blogspot.com/2010/01/finish-lines.html

    Stay bundled up over there! It's cold in Georgia and I'm already dreaming of a frosty beer on a sunny patio in spring. Counting the days...

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