Nanette Lepore Striped Top / Nature Baby for J.Crew Booties / Alice + Olivia Connely Striped Crop Top / Joe Fresh Striped Short / Sophia Webster Lucita Canvas Braided Wedge Sandals / ROMWE Color Block Striped White Dress / Henri Bendel Disturbed Stripe Pancake Pouch

Last week, I was obsessing over Keds and really felt I needed a new pair to add to my Spring/Summer wardrobe. You can check out that post HERE. I ultimately decided on the Keds Champion Stripe Oxford for me. Last summer, I found myself a little infatuated with stripes after seeing a striped American Apparel bodysuit in a music video and purchased a striped body con dress posted HERE. It turned out to be a fantastic purchase. I have been able to wear it throughout my pregnancy, with leggings of course.

In addition to my new Keds, my eyes have been drawn once again to stripes. Stripes have always been a classic of sorts but their sustained trendiness in the last couple of years have made them great investment pieces as well. I love the idea of veering away from the typical black and white or navy and trying a different color combo. Ann Taylor has a great pair of Graphic Stripe Ankle Pants that do just that. The Disturbed Stripe Pancake Pouch from Henry Bendel varies the stripe patterns and adds splashes of color. The Nanette Lepore Striped Top from I Heart WFO takes the stripe and crop trends and adds its own twist with red stripes and a blouson silhouette.

I’m even thinking of bringing the new baby in on this trend with these adorable Nature Baby for J.Crew Booties in Stripe. Don’t you just want to make kissy faces when you see them?

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I’ve been finding myself drawn to this color combination of purple and red. Translated directly, one might be mistaken for a member of the Red Hat Society but this combo can be worn chicly when found in prints, combined with other colors, or as a cosmetic combo.

jcrew, florat, fall

JCREW A/W 2014, image via This Time Tomorrow

JCREW will be incorporating the colors in their Autumn/Winter collection.


Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011 runway show at Paris Fashion Week, 1950s, makeup, inspiration, pat mcgrath

MUA Pat McGrath’s 1950′s glamour inspired makeup. Try this in FBomb and this in Amethyst Glam. 

I love the retro, glamorous look of purple shadow with red lips.

i heart wfo, floral, set,

Floral Shorts, Vest, and Shirt, n/a. Similar here and here, plus size here

I stumbled on this vintage short set last year. It has definitely inspired me to incorporate a matching shorts soft set into my wardrobe this summer.

When a mom of 4 reviewed this necklace and mentioned how secure the beads are, I took notice. It’s not only eye-catching but apparently, durable.

Is there are a color combo that you’ve been inspired to incorporate into your wardrobe?

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cheddar chive popovers, black bean soup, garlic butter shrimp, dark chocolate covered pomegranate seeds

Clara from Clara Persis is guest-blogging at Lark & Linen and posted these scrumptious Cheddar Chive Popovers. They would be delicious paired with Black Bean Soup from The Pioneer Woman. I love black beans topped with sour cream, unbelievably delicious. My oldest daughter is a seafood nut, but her dad is not a fan and I am allergic. Needless to say we don’t make seafood often. These Garlic Butter Shrimp from Damn Delicious cook in just 10 minutes and won’t need taste testing from me. Perfect! Cider with Rosie posted a delicious and antioxidant-rich treat with these Dark Chocolate-Covered Pomegranate Seeds. The kids and I will enjoy making and eating these little yummies.

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