August 2, 2013

Kinda Parisian

What is it about stripes and Paris? I found myself wondering why we always associate stripes with French culture and decided to turn to trusty Google to find the answer. The answer was pretty easy to find - read about Breton stripes and why they are connected to Paris/France here. I wore this on Tuesday night out to a wine bar with my boss and coworkers. This top was added as a filler in a recent Ann Taylor order, but I ended up really liking the loose/casual fit mixed with peplum. I ordered it in 2 sizes (petite and regular) and went with the regular for a longer and looser fit. The shirt and the necklace below ended up being the only keepers from my order. These black legging/jeans are also a recent purchase (technically bought all these items in late July but I'll be putting them into August's budget). I have been more careful to notice what I'm lacking in my closet, and one of the categories I noticed I needed was more jean alternatives. These black ponte pants fit the bill (can't believe these are my first black pants since probably high school). I'm also wearing new shoes from Alonai company based in Miami. They specialize in very small and very large shoe sizes. I think the company thought I had petite feet because of my blog name but I have pretty average size 6.5-7 feet. They do sell "normal" sizes but just have less choices on their website. These shoes are very comfortable and very affordable at only ~$30! 
Pants: Forever 21
Shoes: c/o Alonai
Bag: Longchamp
Necklaces: Forever 21 & Ann Taylor
Watch: Michael Kors
Linking up with Style Elixer today!


  1. Lovely and I've been meaning to kick my Mulberry habit to the curve and get me a Longchamp bag! Love a stripe too! Would love you to link up to #fashionfriday if you fancied:

  2. Yay for stripes! I love the subtlety of your peplum top as well :) Glad I found you through Style Elixir blog hop!

  3. I'd love to own a Mulberry some day! You should definitely get a Longchamp. They are so affordable, durable, and go with everything!

  4. Love the peplum striped top! It looks so cute with the gold necklaces!

    Thanks for linking up :)

    Xo, Kahana

  5. That is such a nice top! It's always good when a filler item in an online order turns out to be perfect! :)

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