Today's Everyday Fashion: Wild Stripes

 Inspiration:  Harper's Bazaar

Inspiration: Harper's Bazaar

Piperlime top with J.Crew shorts and Stella & Dot purse

I went through old magazines recently and pulled out some pages to save for inspiration. I loved the overall look of this page, but the bottom right corner especially caught my eye. It immediately reminded me of this top and these shorts together. It's busy, it's loud but it's also not your average shorts and t-shirt, which I love. Sometimes it's fun to go bold!

Top: Piperlime, $17 (similar)
Shorts: J.Crew Factory, $24 (skirt)
Shoes: Nine West/DSW, $17 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Purse: My Stella & Dot
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Sunglasses: Call It Spring c/o, $12
Approx. dates: Shoes are 2 years ago. Necklace and top are last spring. Shorts and purse are this summer.

Forever 21 fall picks

Blazer  /  Jacket  /  Jacket
Top  /  Top  /  Tee
Skirt  /  Skirt  /  Top

In shopping news, I couldn't stop drooling over the Forever 21 skirt from yesterday's post, which lead to more shopping and eventually placing an order. It's always a gamble ordering online but I haven't shopped in ages and wound up getting two jackets, both skirts and two tops to try. Fingers crossed they are as cute in person when they arrive!   

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And last but not least. I knew I’d soon be given a chance to put into practice my “Pushing Through the Darkness” post. I was, and I crashed and burned! (Cheers to being human, ya'll.) So I’m making some changes. I’ve had no restrictions on comments for the past two years but I took the offending comments down, and as of yesterday afternoon, comments now go through moderation before they are published. My policy is pretty simple, as long as the comments are about fashion, it’s good. Anything that is unnecessarily personal and non-constructive won’t make it through. My goal is to keep this site the happy and upbeat place that it should be!! 

Moderation does come with some concerns though. There is always that darn gray area and there's plenty of room for error. So another possible option that a reader suggested is closing down comments altogether. The downside to that option is simply not wanting to cut off that line of communication with you guys. It feels like letting the bad apples win when there are so many more good apples. So for now, moderation on comments but I’m open to suggestions for the future. If you have thoughts or preferences on either option please let me know! xoxo, J.