Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Nautical

gap ochre ribbed cardigan, forever 21 graduated stripes tank, agaci hot pink skinny belt, express navy banded skirt, boutique 9 keeva, handbag heaven veronique, mk5430

gap ochre ribbed cardigan, forever 21 graduated stripes tank, agaci hot pink skinny belt, express navy banded skirt, boutique 9 keeva, handbag heaven veronique, mk5430

gap ochre ribbed cardigan, forever 21 graduated stripes tank, agaci hot pink skinny belt, express navy banded skirt, boutique 9 keeva, handbag heaven veronique, mk5430

gap ochre ribbed cardigan, forever 21 graduated stripes tank, agaci hot pink skinny belt, express navy banded skirt, boutique 9 keeva, handbag heaven veronique, mk5430
 Cardigan: Gap Ribbed Waist Cardigan in Winter Ochre - XSP / $23 (similar) (one with a cute collar)
 Top: Forever 21 Graduated Stripes Tank (recent) - $13.80 (buy) (striped option for only $8.50)
Belt: Agaci Half Inch Skinny Belt (cut short) - S / $6.50 for two (similar)
Skirt: Express High Waist Banded Skirt - 00 / free with gc (buy in black) (similar)
 Shoes: Boutique 9 Keeva Sandals via Nine West - 5.5 / $87 (buy in black) (love these - and on sale!)
Bracelet: Forever 21 - $5.80 (similar - ♥ Kate Spade) 
Watch: Michael Kors "Small Runway" (MK5430) - $127 (buy)   
Necklace: Red Pink Choker (old) - (similar - in love with this Chan Luu one!) 
 Bag: Vieta Veronique Buckle Satchel - c/o Handbag Heaven (buy) (this one on sale!)

I'm such a sucker for stripes. Especially navy and white stripes.  I saw this breezy striped tank at Forever 21 a couple weeks ago and decided that at $14 it was worth it for me to buy and alter at home to fit {it was wayyyy too low cut and baggy}.  Fortunately the alterations weren't too bad and I was able to take it out for a spin today!  I balanced out the poofiness of the fop with a slim bandage skirt on the bottom and kept with the navy to create a sort of nautical theme.

I could've left the outfit at that, but honestly tje basic navy and white combo looked a little boring to me {I'm a 3-color Color Brigadier!}.  And so to jazz it up I threw in this hot pink skinny belt that I've had laying in my closet for months {I thought I would never get a chance to wear a hot pink belt!}.  I love the way the hot pinks adds just the right amount of fun to the look without going overboard.

And finally, since I work in a freezing office, I always carry a cardigan with me.  This rust-colored one is the perfect color to help transition into a fall wardrobe!  I only wish this crazy Texas weather would get a hint -- we just set a record today of having 70 100-degree days this year...  ugh. 

gap ochre ribbed cardigan, forever 21 graduated stripes tank, agaci hot pink skinny belt, express navy banded skirt, boutique 9 keeva, handbag heaven veronique, mk5430

gap ochre ribbed cardigan, forever 21 graduated stripes tank, agaci hot pink skinny belt, express navy banded skirt, boutique 9 keeva, handbag heaven veronique, mk5430
gap ochre ribbed cardigan, forever 21 graduated stripes tank, agaci hot pink skinny belt, express navy banded skirt, boutique 9 keeva, handbag heaven veronique, mk5430

UPDATE: Congratulations to Joyann, the winner of my TJMaxx Satchel giveaway {winner chosen via random.org}!  The winner has been contacted via email.  Thank you everyone who entered!!  And stay tuned for another great giveaway coming up!  ;)

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29 comments:

  1. I can't lie - I'm glad we set that record today! Otherwise we would have lived through this almost unbearably hot summer with nothing to show for it!
    I love the whole look, especially that tank!

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  2. haha, i was thinking the same thing! all this heat better be for something! :)

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  3. I love nautical stripes too! I love this look :) esp with the pop of pink!

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  4. You did a great job altering that! That pink belt is perfect with this outfit. :)

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  5. Big stripes sucker over here too!  That top does not look $14 at all, great purchase!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  6. oh i love that top - the navy blue and white pattern is so pretty! 

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  7. I too am a huge fan of anything nautical, and always find a way to throw in another color or two - Love it!

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  8. JustineJustBetterTogetherSeptember 13, 2011 at 11:11 PM

    Can you make a mini tutorial to hem shirts? I also find F21 tanks sometimes way to big on me even in the smallest size.

    btw, sometimes your comment box doesn't show :(

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  9. sure! i can see about writing up a tutorial on how i hem shirts, although i'm still learning along the way too.

    and thanks for letting me know about my comment box! i'il check with Disqus support and see what they say.

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  10. i love your outfit!  everything is perfect! :)

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  11. It's been the complete opposite here in Flagstaff. If only you could borrow some of our rain and we could borrow some of your heat, haha.

    I love the pink + navy combo. It's one of my all-time favorites. :)

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  12. So stylish yet again. That bag is so large it makes you look so little and cute! ^_^

    PQP
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    xx

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  13. I love that tank! I'm running over to the F21 site right now to buy one...

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  14. I love that striped tank! I keep a blazer at my desk for the transition from outdoors to indoors. Although, the climate at my desk changes from hot to cold in minutes too. Around flu season you can't tell if you're sick or if it's just the temperature changing from hot to cold. It's awful.

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  15. I'm a huge fan of stripes and anything nautical too :) I like how your top goes from thinner stripes to bolder then to a solid skirt -- a pretty gradient of sorts.

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  16. haha, thanks. i love how i can fit EVERYTHING in this bag. :)

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  17. omg, i totally know what you're saying with the temperatures changing so much at my office! i actually have a spare pair of socks too in my desk for when it gets super frigid!

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  18. 70 days of 100 degree weather?  Yikes!  Stay cool and I love that top, and the 3 colour combo is fantastic!  I officially need a pink belt :D

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  19. Congrats to the winner! And I was just thinking the other day I need a pink belt in my life...and then I see this post- now I need it even more! Cute outfit:)

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  20. Yes, especially cause pink is *your* color!! :)

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  21. Aah! Am a sucker for stripes too!! Love the mustard cardi with the navy..... :)

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  22. i love the addition of the pink belt AND the rust colored sweater! can't imagine 100 degree heat...although we've been hitting the 90s here, too. stay cool :)

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  23. I love this top with the belt...perfection!

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  24. kileen im lovin the natural+brights+dark combo! lovely!

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  25. I am the BIGGEST sucker for stripes.  I need to remind myself I have too many, but I do really love the nautical look and that's probably why I always gravitate towards it.

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  26. I really love this tank!  I find that problem frequently with F21 clothes, I'll like the pattern but the cuts are just not flattering/appropriate for my life.  But I guess with prices that low, you can't be too choosy! 

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  27. I absolutely LOVE the nautical trend! This is so cute :)

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  28. There's nothing prettier than a cute navy look, like this one :-)

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