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stripes on stripes

stripes on stripes

I adore this top.  It has so many interesting bits - the different size and color of the stripes, the beautiful ruffle collar, and mostly I love how the ruffle collar extends down the one arm, to the side of the top.  I just think it's such a unique piece.  I LIVE for unique pieces.  I am drawn to pieces that aren't worn by everyone else and pieces that have an interesting shape or detail, etc.  I think that's the one thing I hate about trends, EVERYONE is wearing the same thing.  Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of trends that I love and have loved but when I'm shopping and I come across a piece that every other blogger is wearing, I'm immediately turned off and I move on.  Style is about individuality and if everyone is walking around wearing the same damn thing as everyone else, well individuality goes right out the window.  I love a simple outfit, I do.  It's classic, timeless and most importantly, effortless.  But I just can't say no to a statement piece.  

When it comes to statement pieces, I always style it with more basic items, otherwise I feel like I end up looking like a member of some 80's pop band (I LOVE 80's music btw. I know, I know, total nerd alert.)

The basic pieces I chose to style this top with are denim cutoffs, a straw handbag (Style Tip: Tie or wrap a scarf around the handle like I did here, to give your look a little "pop) and then these perfect strappy nude block heeled sandals.  I kept the accessories to a minimum by forgoing any jewelry and throwing on these gorgeous shades.

Thank you so, so much for reading and I hope you have an awesome weekend!!

xo CJL

Shein top (wearing size xs) // Dollhouse shorts (old) // Nordstrom sandals (sold out) // Light in the Box bag (sold out) // Nordstrom shades

Size Reference:

I am 5'6" | my measurements are 33-25-35 | shoe size US 8

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