All about the stripes

I have this theory that in order to do casual wear in a cute way, you must wear stripes. They have a magical power to make boyfriend denim and a grandpa cardigan look youthful and fun.

Yes, heels and a pile of accessories help too, but the stripes are still carrying the look as far as I'm concerned.

In other news, my bronze band from Upper Metal Class got lost while I was grocery shopping the other week, so this is the last post it will ever be seen in.

I'm really not one of those people who loses/misplaces things, and the fact that it was kind of expensive and I barely had it for two weeks makes me particularly peeved. At the very least, I hope someone found it and is giving it a good home.

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The Rundown
Striped Top Old Navy
Grey Cardigan Express
Boyfriend Jeans Old Navy
Cherry Pumps Oh...Deer
Marielle Satchel c/o Nicole Lee
Chain Necklace Home d'jour consignment similar
Necklace c/o Jami via LuckyFabb
Midi Ring Urban Outfitters
Bronze Ring Upper Metal Class
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via Lucky Fabb
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Meteor c/o TJMaxx
iPhone Case Kate Spade


  1. Love this outfit!
    Such a shame though about your ring xx

  2. I think your theory may be correct - because this is pretty perfect and the stripes definitely add a touch of fun!

    Courtney ~

  3. va va voom! that shirt was made for you girl. it is so flattering on you. bummer about your ring though :( hopefully someone treasures it even though I'm sure you'd rather just have it back ;)

  4. i've always liked red & white stripes with denim. love the sandals.

  5. love love the red stripes with the gray cardigan! that stinks to hear about your ring :(

  6. Oh no!! I'm so sorry that you lost your ring, Lyddie. It was such a stunner, too. It makes you wonder how things come off you so easily when you think they're all nice and secured--and usually by the time you notice it, you have no idea where it would be. Maybe next time you go grocery shopping you can just try to ask someone if they picked up a pretty bronze ring? Surely someone would notice something like that and pick it up. It wouldn't hurt to try.

    Stripes are quite magical, and you are definitely rocking them here. I love the red and green together!

  7. I like your theory and I like your outfit. Happy Friday!


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  8. Oh noooooooooooo!!! I hate that! I lost one of my favorite earrings this past weekend (I don't usually lose things either) and I was so bummed! I hope that it found its way into good hands at least. Did you call the store to see if someone put it in the lost and found?

    I agree with you on the stripes. They are workin this outfit and of course, your cherry shoes! I love those things!!!!

  9. That's a bummer about your ring! The best thing about stripes is they can be dressed up or down. Best print ever (right behind leopard)! Heather

  10. Great job with the stripes and I totally want your satchel.

    I know how you feel about losing things and being completely peeved. I lost my fave headband recently and I am overly annoyed by that because I never lose anything!

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  11. Super cute and comfy look! Bummer about your ring!

  12. I also believe in the magic of stripes
    So sad about your bracelet
    I hate it when you only have something for a short while and it goes missing

  13. Haha, I need more stripes but I do agree, they are great for casual stuffs. And oh no! That stinks about the ring!!! :(

  14. I have the same blue necklace got it at Lucky Fabb!

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  15. I pretty much wear stripes every weekend because they are awesome! And those shoes just make me happy! Sorry about the ring :-( I have horrible luck with rings. I've lost every one I've owned. Which is why I just don't bother with rings any more. Except my wedding rings *knock on wood* I haven't lost them yet!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  16. You did da stripes trend well,so casual chic.
    Such cool t shirts and sayings.
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  18. Your satchel is perfect, i love the color. I am sorry to hear that you lost your ring. Whenever i misplace or lose things i get sooo upset- actually pissed.

  19. Such a cute casual outfit - Striped pieces are the best, like you said. They seem to go with everything!

    Sorry to hear you lost your ring though :(

    Away From Blue

  20. Your stripe top looks great
    but I really think the necklaces completes the look.
    Nice sunnies too.

  21. Stripes all the way for me too. I love the red top.

  22. I am currently all into stripes too.
    This is a gorgeous look and I love your sandals and the bag - fabulous colours.

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  23. Hi Lyddie,
    I totally agree with you about stripes .. they just scream relax!
    Sorry that you lost your band - I went through a time where I lost a few rings in quick succession and I'm not the kinda girl to misplace things either.

    Wishing you a stunning week

  24. I agree. Stripes make every casual outfit better:) Love that bag!

  25. Bummer! I hate losing things too. Perhaps you'll find something similar in the cavernous jewelry box?

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  26. Ugh. That's the worst. I just bought a thin ring on Etsy from this shop:

    It's not bronze, but it's just as dainty. After shipping, I think it was $14.50.

  27. Aww that's too bad - I hope you find an even better replacement! I love that bag!

  28. Loving this look...the cardi and stripes are too cute with the BF jeans!

    The Other Side of Gray

  29. I agree that stripes are magic - and so is your purse.

    I'm sorry about your bracelet. It drives me crazy to lose anything!

  30. Love your stripe top dear!!! great outfit!

  31. Those little rings are the hardest things to keep track of... I lost one on the subway once, but it didn't roll far so I was able to retrieve it.