What florals are to spring, stripes are to..?

Enza Costa stripe top, girl by Band of Outsiders skirt, Karen Walker blazer & necklace, Miu Miu embellished flats, Alexander Wang devere bag

Probably about as cliche as wearing florals in the Spring is wearing a combination of nautical-themed or coloured garments as warmer months roll around – either way, I find it virtually unavoidable due to my fondness for both stripes and the colour navy. As you can probably tell, it was pretty windy, but that wasn’t enough to get me to put on tights, albeit I did opt for a coat when further time outdoors was called for. I’m also quite sure that my legs aren’t so lily white so short a time after returning from Europe.

I’ve been spending the better part of this week carefully trying to avoid processed sugars as much as possible, in an effort to weaken my addiction to sugar. Unfortunately I’m not doing as well as I would like, succumbing to sweet treats at a baby shower yesterday and a couple of chocolates (post-run mind you) while at my grandparents place this morning. It probably doesn’t help that I have some leftover apricot, coconut and white chocolate balls tucked away in the fridge – fingers crossed that I develop slightly more resolve during the week!


  1. Andrea October 7, 2012 / 10:59 am

    Very pretty outfit! I’m a sucker for anything navy and striped. 😉
    Good luck with your plan to stay away from sweets… I could never do it… I’d get super grumpy. 😉
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  2. Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life in...Australia October 7, 2012 / 8:20 am

    I find that I wear stripes a lot too (more than florals). Last week I wore them a couple of times, and thought to myself – you might want to mix it up a little! I guess they are just so easy to wear, especially teamed with a great blazer, the way you have done 🙂

  3. steph October 8, 2012 / 12:39 am

    really digging navy right now too, tho for me it’s always been a fall colour for some reason, but i can’t deny the nautical spring association! love that bag, such an interesting shape!

  4. katya October 7, 2012 / 3:14 pm

    very nice!!

  5. Jessica October 7, 2012 / 6:02 pm

    I love this combination!

  6. Laia October 7, 2012 / 8:51 pm

    I aholic to anything regarding navy style, blue, red white and stripes lovely and If you add an anchor even better!good luck with your little sugar addiction it’s hard with chocolate around.

  7. rachel October 7, 2012 / 10:35 pm

    I think stripes are a year-round trend! although I’d wear florals all year round too so I’m not the best authority. I love this outfit, the stripes look great with a white skirt x

  8. Jenee C. October 8, 2012 / 5:56 am

    One can never have too many stripes in the summertime. So glad I got to discover your blog through Chocolate, Cookies & Candies. Off to browse through your archive.

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

  9. Alison October 8, 2012 / 1:02 pm

    I love the shape of that bag! So cool!


  10. Northern style exposure October 9, 2012 / 1:15 am

    Love the stripes! Great look

  11. Stephanie / FAIIINT October 8, 2012 / 2:29 pm

    You always look so good in navy, so it’s no surprise you’re so fond of it! I love how chic & French this look is, I always think you do this effortless yet smart kind of style so well. I love the blazer too, the fabric is gorgeous & it fits perfectly!
    I tried to cut out bad sugars myself about a year ago, but never got anywhere with it, my willpower wasn’t strong enough to overcome my cravings – it is so hard to do! So I know how you feel & I wish you lots of luck in finding the resolve to do it! 🙂

  12. Raindrops of Sapphire October 8, 2012 / 9:23 pm

    Love stripes! They are so nautical and sailor inspired! I do really like your blog, I’m glad I found it! I would love for you to check out mine too! tomorrow is also the last day to enter my rose gold watch giveaway! 🙂 🙂


  13. Paisley October 8, 2012 / 10:38 pm

    Lovely outfit..that Alexander Wang bag is awesome…kind of the perrrfectt size!

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