Mixed Stripes


Spring is officially here ladies and floral prints and bright stripes are flooding our favorite fast fashion retailers. We've all heard the dreaded myth about stripes and their unflattering qualities, but I can assure you those days are long gone. If women can boldly display color blocking and rock studded stiletto boots through the streets of Beverly Hills these days, there's simply no reason we should continue living in fear of horizontal stripes. No piece of clothing or accessory is safe from this bold statement and it's time we all got in on the stripe action. Above I paired my colorful blouse by Splendid with my new Ted Baker skater skirt which you can see here. For accessories, I added ShoeMint shoes and my favorite House of Harlow 1960 pieces which you can see here and hereI love the contrast achieved when pairing stripes of different widths as well as playful color combos. Remember, for a more flattering striped appearance, go with a looser top and don't be afraid to mix. Your eye will constantly be entertained which in turn will give you a visually balanced ensemble. I urge you all to rock horizontal stripes this Spring and pair them with vertical stripes or zig zag lines to reach pure geometric perfection. For those of you who are too timid for this stripe on stripe look, try starting with a light silk scarf, paired with striped flats or an oversized clutch. For the daring fash mavens out there, opt for a bright striped trench or blazer with an equally powerful pump like this.





Below are some of my favorite pieces that are currently available at Shopbop. Click the picture to shop the look.

Keep It Colorful

Neutral

Classically Chic

Accessorize

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Above I'm wearing OPI's Pink Friday and Save Me glitter polish. Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday polish is my go-to for Spring. It's the perfect pink that I've been trying to find for years! 

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192 comments:

  1. I love your shoes! They're just gorgeous!

    Em
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  2. You pull this off so well, love the stripes and your nailpolish colour is gorgeous.
    xx Jane
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  3. Amazing and so beautiful;)
    Great outfit!!

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  4. Gorgeous outfit! Love the sweater!

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  5. I tried to get those shoe mint shoes as well but my size was already gone! Love them!

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  6. Very cute outfit! Love the white/orange striped blouse!

    Love, Jennifer

    thefrontrowofstyle.blogspot.com/

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  7. I like stripes, but not in yellow and black haha.
    Honestly can't wait to start wearing skirts again and white handbags...jealous :)

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  8. Great stripes! I'm addicted to stripes, too. Love them.

    xxx

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  9. I love stripes

    you look great:)

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  10. Love this outfit on you, especially the top the colour is pretty! Also love the ring, it's amazing!

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  11. i loooove this! you always look perfect! and that ring is amazing :)

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  12. you look AMAZING. great outfit. only you could pull this off.

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  13. I'm in love with stripes!! I like your HOH cocktail ring a lot, I have same one in black!

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  14. Love clothes with stripes.. Your outfit is amazing and your advice is useful!!! Great blog. If you want, check out my blog

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  15. LUV this outfit. The skirt is so cute and I love all the pieces you pulled. Thanks for the advice.

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  16. Aww you look great in this outfit!! Love the ring, too!!

    xx


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  17. Girl, you look stunning. These colors are perfect with your skin tone and hair. I wish I could pull off a look like this.

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  18. such a cute outfit :)

    Hanna
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  19. Your look is very girly and cute!!
    Everything is about mixing prints and wearing bright colors so yes I will dare it too!!!
    Thank you for your lovely comment!
    XOXO
    Nina
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  20. I love nicki minaj Opi collection **
    that shade of pink is fabolous!

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  21. Lovin' all the stripes and colors!

    Arra
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  22. Skirt and blouse are amazing!!:)

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  23. You are back! You look very beautiful, very nice outfit! :)

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  24. stripe on stripe such a bold more and it totally works! x

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  25. OBSESSED. The shoes are to die.

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  26. Fab stripe combo!
    Happy Monday xoxo
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  27. I love stripes on stripes and orange and navy :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  28. wow your look is always amazing! I love the blue and white stripes!

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  29. such a cute outfit, and love all your picks-gorgeous!! xx

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  30. Great styling. I would have never thought about this pairing. I love it.

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  31. Holy cow, you bag is fab. Where is it from? The outfit is amazing. I love your hair this way.

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  32. Hey sweets, you look gorgeous. I never would have thought about putting these two things together. Your styling is always great inspiration. Keep up the good work.

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  33. I love stripes, and I think your take on them is very inspiring :) I like that outfit a lot :) xoxo <3

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  34. That hat is sooo prefect for summer!
    Love the neutral V-neck jumper as well.
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  35. Perfect! I love how red, blue and white look together and those mixed stripes are amazing!

    Love,
    Evamaria

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  36. Oh very cute! Loving the glittery nail polish- not sure we have it here in Aus though :(

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  37. I love stipes too, my last blog post was on all things nautical!

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  38. i think when it comes to stripes, i'm going to keep it neutral (like the pics above) or accessorize. as usual, you are looking stunning; love your shades!

    thank you for taking the time to read my blog and comments; so much appreciated x

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  39. Such a cute outfit <3

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  40. omg u look totally fab !!! like a doll ! u r sooo pretty
    love it !

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  41. Simply love it! Stripes are the only pattern I like, but I still had no idea combining them would look this good :-)

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  42. Hi! Thanks for yr sweet comment! Hope you had a great weekend, too!
    You look great, i like the stripe combo! And i love your hair!!

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  43. you look beautiful! love your shoes :)

    x

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  44. huhuhu. I heart stripes. You look great and stunning!

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  45. this is such a nice outfit for spring, i love it!

    xoxo

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  46. My favorite print on print combo is, hands down, stripes with stripes! LOVE this look!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  47. Obsessed with the stripes!

    Love,
    Laci

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  48. Amazing outfit my dear! Thanks for your comment :))

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    Mary
    xx

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  49. Love the double stripes! I just bought a new striped top this weekend. Lovely! xoxo A-

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  50. love the combination of colors & stripes! The ring and shoes are fabulous,

    xoxo

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  51. LOVE the combination of the stripes in different colors. Such a great and fun look.
    Sarah
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  52. What a great outfit! I love the mixed stripes. You look beautiful lady! xo

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  53. love that top! following you on instagram as well :)

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  54. Beautiful combo, love the nails!:*

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  55. You did a fantastic job putting stripes together!

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  56. Love that striped skirt. So pretty!

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  57. Wow love those two stripes together, loving that blouse the color looks so pretty! Your hair looks so cute! & I'm liking the neutrals collections you picked out,Have a fabulous day doll xo

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  58. So lovely outfit! You're very chic :)

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  59. I sort of recently got rid of my horizontal stripes phobia. And now I rock them constantly! I love how you mixed those two stripes. - Carla

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  60. your outfit is so cute! i love your top! the color is wonderful!

    drop by allister bee soon!

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  61. love your outfit. amazing shoes and bag as well..

    xox,
    Isa

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  62. awesome and so pretty!!!^^

    xoxo

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  63. Beautiful!

    xo Ashleigh

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  64. Your legs look amazing in those heels!!!

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  65. I am obsessed with stripes...even though I am bigger girl...I will still rock them! Presh outfit, missy. :)

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  66. My sister and I were just discussing our love for all things striped! If you get a chance check out my weekend recap of my sister's wedding planning. We picked a great BM dress!
    XO
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  67. Great choices! I love how you mixed the stripes.

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  68. Love the statement ring! I have also been obsessed over mixing patterns recently however I havnt tried it too much recently- but after seeing this I really want to give it a try!

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    xxx

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  69. Ahh! You look stunning! I love love LOVE this outfit! I love the nautical feel it has, and the blouse is so cute, love the buttons! You always have the most amazing outfits Anna :) Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!

    xoxo,
    Rachel

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  70. Ahh! This outfit is amazing! Definitely one of my favorites! You look awesome!
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  71. Love your mix of stripes! I have that same HoH ring and am obsessed with how huge it is!! Great outfit!

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  72. That's a beautiful shirt. I love bright color shirts. You have great taste in clothes.

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  73. OMG! You look amazing! I have 2 nailpolish from Nicki Minaj collection. I really like them. Thanks for commenting on my blog. x

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  74. I love the side pony! And your engagement ring looks so pretty!!

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  75. Love the stripes on you and the combination of the blue and red.

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  76. Love the double dose of stripes!

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  77. so gorgeous as always! i love stripes and your color combo is just perfect!!
    xoxo

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  78. I've always loved wearing horizontal stripes. There's something about their clean, crispness that makes me happy. I'm so excited that more designers and shops are getting in on this. So many colors and options to choose from! I love that bag by the way, so gorgeous.

    Vonae Deyshawn
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  79. love love your shoes!!

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  80. Great idea mixing stripes...I did this last week, but not such bright ones...like your mix better! The sleeves of that blouse add lovely volume too. Great look.

    <3 Cambria
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  81. You look amazing. Love this outfit.

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  82. GASP! This combo is so inspiring. Work it girl.

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  83. I love the fit of the top and how girly the entire ensemble is. I hope you had a fabulous weekend.

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  84. This is a beautiful execution of mixed prints. I love the bold coral striped top. It's so beautiful. Where in the world did you get it?!

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  85. Dyin' over this look!!

    Keisha
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  86. Loving your outfit! You look great!:) Xx

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  87. This outfit is so pretty. I love the combination with the stripes. The grey shoe from ShoeMint are stunning and I Love also the Bag. Thank you Anna for your lovely comment on my Blog. I had a great weekend and hope you had a lovely weekend too.

    xoxo, Petra

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  88. Loving the stripes on stripes look !
    Thank you for the lovely comment (:

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  89. I love stripes so much!

    And now my four year old wants that outfit. She loves fashion, heh.

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  90. super cute look! i want to buy stripes in every color!

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  91. I wouldn't think to wear two lots of stripes together but that skirt and top combination looks gorgeous, I love the orange with the blue!

    Caroline x
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  92. I love your shoes and the color of your nail polish is awesome!
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  93. Love your top! And those pumps are amazing!!

    xx
    Giovanna
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  94. I'm kind of obsessed with the mixed stripes!

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  95. I love all the looks you picked!! My favorite are the Chevron striped v-neck top; The grey on grey skirt the the ruching at the top... or is that a knot? Not sure... and the beautiful striped dresses!! I also loved the colors you mixed!

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  96. Your skirt is so pretty !
    Much love xx

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  97. I'm loving the stripes! great spring look love!

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  98. You look amazing! I will hopefully one day find the courage to wear this bold print again. Horizontal stripes and I have had a rocky past. But seeing this outfit makes me want to shop!
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  99. You look postively adorable in this! Love your style!

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  100. aww you look so lovely babe! :)
    thanks for keepin in touch with me love <3

    xx,
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  101. Love this outfit so much, it looks great on you! And the nails...LOVE!

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  102. I adore stripes! This mismatch looks so good. Especially with that bag. I love it!

    Becky
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  103. I loveee this outfit! The colors together are wonderful. I would never try stripes w stripes but I love this look!!!


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  104. This is cute! I love the heels x

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  105. Gorgeous stripes. Your outfit is lovely.

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  106. Insanely awesome combo of stripes and colors! xo

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  107. super cute!! Love you nail color!! :)

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  108. the bright stripes are breathtaaking!! love it!!

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  109. This outfit is perfect. You look so beautiful and colorful.

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  110. LOVE YOUR STRIPES YOU MIXED THEM VERY WELL
    AS ALWAYS
    KISSES

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  111. Love this look! Swing by to see my latest, tulipsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  112. lovely outfit!

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  113. I love stripes year round, but I really enjoy wearing them in the Spring and Summer. The whole nautical/beachy thing is really cute and classic.

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  114. oh man, i a sucker for all things stripes!

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  115. LOVE how you are wearing these stripes. the top is fantastic, and a great color for you! and love that nail polish

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  116. Thanks for the comment on my blog, dear! I liked his look, I love the combination of litras and colors! Thanks for following, I'm following you too!
    Xoxo

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  117. I'm loving very much this combo, I have and endless love for stripes and bold so... this is so perfect! You look really pretty.

    xx

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  118. So CUTE! I definitely want to go out and buy lots of stripes now!!

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  119. So cute! Love your style as usual haha.


    xx Missy
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  120. Mixed prints!! Love it!

    Julie xx
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  121. great outfit love the larger stripes with the smaller ones in complementary colors looks amazing!

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  122. Loving this outfit and your blog. Thanks for stopping by www.pursuitofshoes.com ! So happy to have another blog to follow :)

    -Ashley

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  123. Stripes are so timeless. Love the outfit and the shopping tips!

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  124. Wow, you look great :) I love your blog!!!!

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  125. Pretty blond girl. I like your blog, and followed you:)

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  126. Super cute outfit. Love the Sunburst ring from the House of Harlow collection!

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  127. Hey thanks for your lovely comment and for following my blog!This outfit is so cute and I love this ring!Following you now!
    xoxo
    Sabrina

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  128. Love this! You're brave, but it totally works :) And I love that ring!

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  129. So cute, love the mixing and matching of stripes!
    xx

    Be Frassy

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  130. I love this outfit, one of my favourite you have worn! I love stripes so much!

    The doll on fashion

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  131. loving this outfit

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  132. amazing nail polishes :)
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  133. Very nice,refreshing outfit! XX

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  134. I love with your blouse!

    -thetwinsdiary x

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  135. love your outfit! great overall!



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  136. wow YOUR following ME?? I'm in shock!! Your amazing!! <3

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  137. So glad you found Three Bracelets! I'm in love with your blog, style, and can't wait to follow!

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  138. nice blog :)
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  139. Love the colors and how you put this outfit together - you really have a great sense of style. Looking foward to more fabulous fash post :)

    Now following...

    xo
    Dana

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  140. Wow! You really do know how to mix some printed items! I'm crazy in love with this combo! :o)

    x

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  141. Oh, yay!! I love it when I find a fresh and inspiring blogger like you. You have such a clean blog and style look. Thanks for finding me so that I could find you!

    I hope to see you more!

    Cheers.

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  142. Hi! Thanks so much for finding my blog and for following me! I am honored, as your blog is absolutely amazing! I love everything about it! I also love that you are an aspiring accessory designer, as so am I! I just recently put my jewelry out in the universe and have a blog for it. You should visit when you have a chance, as I would really love your input! I really hope we keep in touch because I love creative people like yourself, and the inspiration! You have great style! Keep up the great work! xo

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  143. Love love love the mix of stripes. Such great colors and the widths are great together. Your heels are a perfect subtle pairing too.

    xoxo
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  144. very nautical spring!

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  145. Thank you for finding me, im very new to the blogging world and its very encouraging when people find me. You blog is awesome and your fashion and outfits are amazing! I look forward learning more about fashion for the upcoming spring!

    Love, Katie

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  146. Loving the mixed stripes! So excited for spring to get here!
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  147. Gorgeous love the mix of stripes and colors
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  148. Love the mixed stripes. Such a fun and stylish idea.

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  149. I would never think to mix stripes but you totally pull it off! I may have to give it a shot to see what it would look like! I'm also loving the nails and I'll have to check out the new OPI collection for sure.

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  150. I love the mix of stripes!

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  151. Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog. Happy to follow you too :)
    marcy

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  152. I would never think to pair stripes together but I dig the combo!

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  153. Love the mixing of strips and lovely color--so beautiful :)

    xoxo
    Stella

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  154. Kind of in love with that Ted Baker skirt.

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  155. Splendid has great pieces! I love the strip paired with the different colors and cuts. Very flattering and stepping out of {most women's} comfort zone. I'm with you - love to mix it up. Great shoes too and love the OPI polish :)

    xx
    leslie

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  156. Thanks for visiting my blog! Great outfit! Lovely style and blog =) I'm following you now!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    Style Cue by Suzie Q

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  157. i love how you mixed the stripes & colors. so pretty!
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  158. loving your stripes on stripes, girl!
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  159. I really love the pairing of dominant with non dominant stripes, you really do understand clothing and how to wear it. Not too many people could pull this look off but you do it very well!!

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  160. you look fantastic! love the trend!

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  161. I'm such a sucker for stripes! You did stripes on stripes magnificently!!!

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  162. Lovely outfit, love the colors ;)

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  163. I LOVE that blouse. Coveting now!!!

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  164. OMG u look beautiful ! LOVEEEEE this outfit <3

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  165. Double stripe success !
    This looks marvelous, i have not tried the double stripe look ...yet.

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  166. I love stripes! Especially striped handbags! Read my blog post about some of my favorites in striped bags :)
    http://shelbit.blogspot.com/2012/02/crushing-on-striped-handbags.html

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  167. wow I love everything about your outfit! great mix of colour and again, those shoes are absolutely stunning xx

    love your blog! i'm your newest follower

    greetings from melbourne :)

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  168. Love the strips. thanks for visiting House of Tulips.

    xx from Curacao

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  169. So happy we stumpled upon your blog. LOVE it all!! Following you xx

    Carly & Stacie

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