On and Off Again

8.26.2014

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I am a "just in case" kind of girl meaning I carry a bunch of junk in my bag just in case of certain situations. Part of this junk includes a cardigan/jacket for when I get cold. Which happens all the time... even when it's 100 degrees outside (my friends have actually called me out on this before, haha). I wore this dress for a night downtown and took along this colorful cardigan for the bars that keep their A/C blasting no matter what, then I proceeded to take it off while we would walk around outside. I couldn't decide if I wanted to photograph the outfit with the cardigan on or off, so I did both. I'm really shaking things up around here. :P

I have always wanted a dress with bold stripes, so when I saw this one had gone on sale I immediately snatched it up. The best part is that they sell it in petite sizes making it the perfect fit for me! Oh, and the dress has pockets. Maybe that's actually the best part. I decided to pair it with this specific cardigan mainly because I am a sucker for mixing stripes and a floral print, but also because the print has bits of black in it to match the black stripes, so it doesn't look so clashy. Spell-check is telling me that "clashy" is not an actual word, but it obviously knows nothing. You get me, right?

Outfit details:
GAP dress (on sale!)
Target cardigan (old)
Vintage belt
Thrifted heels
F21 pearl earrings

4 comments

  1. That dress is gorgeous. Love the bold stripes + it looks fab with the floral cardigan. I'm the same, always have a layer with me, just in case... darn it! I'm always cold!! xoxo

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  2. LOVE this stripe dress partnered with the floral cardigan! Perfection! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  3. you look gorgeous! i love that cardigan with the bold stripes. great use of blue and black--without being clashy! i always assumed you were super tall, so it surprises me to hear that you're a petite! love that you were able to get it on sale; stuff always sells out before i get to it. womp womp.

    xo nicole
    writeslikeagirlblog.com

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  4. Stripes with a floral print is always a winning combination- I just love your styling here! And I can see why you were looking for a dress with such bold stripes; it really is an instant eye catcher. And haha, I'm the same way with summer! Everyone cranks the AC down to 50 degrees and I end up walking around with goosebumps all day. We just like to be prepared ;)

    xo marlen
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