Sailor Stripes

Monday, November 3, 2014

It is a new month and another style challenge brought to you by Dean Street Society.  Style me November is in full swing, and today’s challenge was nautical stripes.  I love anything nautical but since I always tend to gravitate towards the literal form of nautical (red, white, blue, anchors, etc.) I decided that I would try something new.  It has been really cool in the morning, but by the afternoon it gets hot.  I have to dress in layers otherwise I’m either freezing or sweating to death.  I decided to pair this really cute striped button down with a green sweater, and yellow pencil skirt.  Just like this weather acting like fall and summer I mixed some summer staples and fall basics to make a cohesive outfit.  I tied it all together with a belt and some leopard smoking flats.  I felt preppy yet professional for work. 

I got the idea of this outfit from pinterest.  I was searching for some fall inspiration and found so many cute outfits with a pencil skirt and button down layered with sweaters or jackets.  Since I normally tuck in my top to my skirt, I decided to try this look, of an untucked top.  I LOVE IT!  Not only is it a different look but it also makes me feel confident.  I can’t wait to try this look again with other similar pieces.   

I hope you all have another great Monday and if your closet is giving you the blues, download the dean street style challenge to breathe new life into your wardrobe.  It has been wonderful for me, it allows me to shop my closet and create new outfits without having to spend money.  You view your closet in a new light which allows you to see what you have and might be missing! 

PS sorry for the poor quality pics..this time change makes it almost dark when I get home from work so I will totally be working on this in the future.

Outfit Deets: 

Sweater: Old Navy (last season), similar

Top: J. Crew Factory (no longer available), Similar, Love 
Skirt: J. Crew (old), Similar 
Flats: Nordstrom Rack, similar 
Belt: Loft 
Necklace: James Avery 
Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Similar 

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