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Friday, April 4, 2014

Casual Boxy Stripes + DIY Necklace Extension Hack

cute & little blog | loft boxy striped jacket, pink shirt, rag bone skinny jeans, chloe + isabel statement necklace | spring outfit

cute & little blog | loft boxy striped jacket, pink shirt, rag bone skinny jeans, chloe + isabel statement necklace | spring outfit


cute & little blog | loft boxy striped jacket, pink shirt, rag bone skinny jeans, chloe + isabel statement necklace | spring outfit

cute & little blog | loft boxy striped jacket, pink shirt, rag bone skinny jeans, chloe + isabel statement necklace | spring outfit

cute & little blog | loft boxy striped jacket, pink shirt, rag bone skinny jeans, chloe + isabel statement necklace | spring outfit

Jacket: LOFT Wide Stripe Zip Front Jacket (buy - extra 40% off!, similar)
Top: Forever 21 Pink Chiffon Shirt (old) (similar, similar)
Bottom: Rag & Bone Skinny Jeans in Kensington (buy - 20% off!)
Shoes: Forever 21 (old) (similar - just purchased the lime color + picked up this crochet skirt!)
Bag: Ann Taylor 'Gallery' Tote (buy in black, similar)
Watch: Michael Kors 'Lexington' MK5556 (buy, similar)
Bracelet: Kate Spade Bow Bangle (buy - on sale!, similar)
Necklace: ℅ Chloe + Isabel 'Morningtide' (buy, similar)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Silver Mirrored Aviators RB3025 (buy, similar)

I was a bit worried about this striped jacket looking a little too boxy, but I think it's actually not so bad if styled correctly!  The jacket is a soft knit material and I was surprised to discover it being much less structured than even a typical blazer.  While it does make the jacket a bit more casual, it also gives it a much more feminine silhouette.  I layered it over an untucked pink shirt to create the illusion of a longer torso and threw on some skinny jeans and a statement necklace for an easy, everyday look!

I also wanted to share a diy for those necklaces that are sometimes just a bit too short with a particular outfit.  To make a quick necklace extension for those with lobster claw clasp closures, I string together a few safety pins as shown below.  I can chain as few or as many as needed to adjust the necklace to the perfect length.  It's a super easy trick and great for those necklaces that just need a few more inches.  Given that the back of my necklaces are usually covered by either my hair or tucked under a collared blouse, no one has been the wiser.  :)
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12 comments:

Rathana @FabFashionaire.com said... [Reply]

Hey that's a smart idea! :) I've just bought a similar blouse in light pink, so this look here is a nice inspiration how to pair it with a wide striped jacket. Thanks for the inspiration & extension necklace DIY!
Happy Friday!

Rathana xo FabFashionaire

Kileen said... [Reply]

Thanks and always glad to inspire!

Mica said... [Reply]

That striped jacket is so nice! :) And great tip for the necklaces too - I get frustrated now and then when the necklace I want to wear doesn't sit nicely with the neckline of what I'm wearing, never thought to try safety pins! :)

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WE said... [Reply]

Absolutely in love the blazer!! Such a relxed and causual friday look!!!


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Frannie Pantz said... [Reply]

I've totally done the safety pin thing before. Such a good tip! I love this jacket on you! It looks great with the rose blouse!

Anna D Kart said... [Reply]

Gorgeous pairing!

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Brigi said... [Reply]

Love it :)

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Nicole Layne said... [Reply]

I have that jacket and love it! I really like how you styled it and that necklace is great!


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Shasie said... [Reply]

Love this look on you! Very cute! Hahaha I've done this with my necklaces that have "broke" before, but great trick for lengthening too!

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Jessica said... [Reply]

What a great trick for lengthening the necklace! I have a few necklaces that would be cuter as a long pendant. I'm definitely doing this.

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Miss Hot Couture said... [Reply]

The jacket is not boxy at all and is actually quite flattering on you.


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Rebecca said... [Reply]

I love this outfit! So classy and put together, and those heels look smashing with your skinny jeans.

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