Saturday, June 11, 2016

Striped dress, bag and shoes!

All About Stripes

Today is all about stripes as I model a striped dress, tote bag and even shoes with stripes! 

Sometimes I think stripes can be hard to wear. I always heard that horizontal stripes can make one appear heavier, but the style of this dress seems to flatter the figure rather than add heaviness. I like the way the stripes change on the pocket and sleeve with a wider dark band at the end of the sleeve to add interest. 

I changed up the look a bit by adding my Gloria Vanderbilt jean jacket. The blue striped tote bag was a gift from my Secret Pal at work. I like how the blue and white striped bag compliments the black and white of the dress and jacket. 

And notice the striped bands on my Skechers wedge sandals. I've styled these before but really like the look of these shoes with this dress. I'm experimenting with blue nail polish which is a different look for me and also matches the tote bag. What do you think? Do you try nail polish colors that aren't the "traditional" colors such as pink or red? 

I chose several of my favorite pieces of jewelry to wear with this outfit. I love the look of black and silver together as you can see on the necklace, two bracelets and hook earrings. 

A final hint of blue is added with one of my favorite rings. This band style was purchased at Dakota Jewelers in Estes Park, Colorado. 

I have to say that I believe this is my most favorite outfit that I have styled on the blog so far. The look works well for me and I know I'll be wearing it frequently this summer. It's a keeper for sure!

How about you? Do you enjoy wearing stripes? Do you have a "look" that works well for you? Hope you'll leave me a message and share!

Until Next Time,

Interested in a similar look?

Dress by Perceptions New York- Similar multi-color here
Shoes by Skechers-Similar here.
Jacket by Gloria Vanderbilt-Similar here.
Tote bag-Somewhat similar in gray here.

No compensation was received from any brand names mentioned in this post. All writing and opinions are my own. 

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Unknown said...

I love your sandals & how your toes match the bag. I have yet to stray from red or pink. You are inspiring me! And your hair looks really pretty! #overthemoon

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you, Cathy, I appreciate your kind comments! I'm new to the blue nail polish, but I think I like it! Glad to give you inspiration! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead....

Anonymous said...

I'm digging the stripes, for sure! And you didn't mention it in the post, but I love that pretty nail polish! I've thought about doing a blue or aqua color for my toenails, but haven't had the courage yet--ha! Hope you have a lovely week! --Ginger

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you, Ginger! Go for the blue or aqua color nail polish!! It's fun to try new things. This is my first foray into non-traditional nail color and I find I like it!!

Patti said...

Love this striped dress, Deborah! I can see why the whole outfit is a favorite for you. Thanks for linking up, xox


Nina said...

I don't wear too many stripes. Perhaps I need to start ... they seem to be very popular this season. Great look!


Anonymous said...

I love stripes and consider them classic. That is a great dress. I think thinner stripes don't add weight at all, and the sleeves and pockets add interest. I haven't been brave enough to try the fun nail polishes, but seeing yours makes me want to give it a try! I would start with my toes for sure and see if I got brave enough to try my fingers! I do love that blue.

Jessica Jannenga said...

Hi Debbie!
You know I love jewelry and you have some pretty jewelry. I have a few horizontal striped dress and think it is a bit of a falacy about adding heaviness. You look great and those shoes are so cute, plus they look comfortable as well.
Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
jess xx

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks, Patti!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Give those stripes a try, Nina!!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks, Jess, for stopping by and your sweet comments!