I wanted the look of a striped dress without actually owning a striped dress, so I got creative in my closet and put together this top and skirt. They don't exactly match - the skirt is navy and ivory and the shirt is black and ivory - so those are some crazy stripes! This outfit is a little more rock-n-roll than my usual style but I have to say I dig it for a concert or a night out. Would you wear mixed stripes?
A note on the jacket: it has unfinished hems, which I love the look of, but yesterday I noticed it's unraveling in one place (some sequins are coming off). I never want to mislead anyone in their purchase so please beware of this little factoid if you are considering buying it! :-) I still recommend it ($15 is a steal), and I plan to keep wearing it after trimming off the loose sequins.
Inspiration photo: Intermix
Sequin jacket: Express c/o MJR Sales, $15 (links to jacket, still in stock)
Shirt: TJ Maxx, $13
Navy skirt: H&M, $30
Shoes: Colin Stuart c/o MJR Sales, $25 (similar)
Rings: LOFT pink ring $11, My Stella & Dot website $49
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Banana Republic, My Stella & Dot website $49
1. Couture Candy striped skirt, $48
2. 6pm striped skirt, $20.70
3. Cynthia Rowley striped skirt, $35
4. Macy's striped skirt, $39.99