Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Striped Obsession

I love stripes. Year 'round; all day long. I'm all about stripes. When I'm not waxing and waning about the polka dot, the gingham and the plaid, I'm probably rocking a line or two or three. Although I don't usually go in for stripal overkill (& yes, I'm aware I just made that word up: stripal) since I bought my striped navy/white espadrilles from Target last week-end, I've been chomping at the bit to wear them. Also chomping is my love of my  vintage Oshgosh b'gosh shorts over-alls  embellished with trim from a vintage Hawaiian muu-muu (shown in the background.) I've been struggling to find the right top to wear underneath, and Friday when I picked up this cotton striped tank from Thrift Town for a buck-fifty, I figured it was time to paint the town RED WHITE & BLUE, in stripes. 

"When I'm not waxing and waning about the polka dot, the gingham or the plaid, I'm probably rocking a line or two or three."


Now Wearing:
  • Sonoma navy/white cotton stretch knit tank, thrifted (Thrift Town)
  •  Vintage floral broach, thrifted
  • Oshgosh embellished over-alls, the Citizen Rosebud
  • Lancome striped bag, thrifted (Thrift Town
  • Mossimo Supply Co navy/white espidrilles, Target


Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

You look excellently patriotic! Stripes are really the perfect pattern. They will never, ever go out of style. I feel the same way you do about them, that when gingham and polka dots aren't doing it for me, stripes always will. Ps-sweet espadrilles!!

jemina said...

Holla!!! Love Love Love this outfit, the details are amazing, are you selling this Bella? this is just so cute cute cute, have a fabulous day babe, much much love to you, XOXO

The Semi Sweet said...

I love the embellishments you added to the overalls. Very fun! And you paired it well together. You can never go overboard with stripes, in my opinion.

Sarah xo said...

I loveee those espadrilles! I want some! xo

Marta said...

such an adorable look, Bella! perfect for summer and I am craving for copying it from you - can I?

the Citizen Rosebud said...

@ Kallie: we are birds of a striped feather!

@ Jemina: xoxo back at ya, and yes, it goes for sale this week.

@ tDF: thank-you and i agree! xo.

@ Sarah: do you have Target stores? They were $15.00 at Target.

@ Marta: Of course, I'd be honored! xo.

Isquisofrenia said...

yes stripes are the sheez hahha
you look so cute wearing this!
and omg girl, serioulsy i wanted to set up the shop this week but since paypal has to check something about my info is taking forever ahrghr!!!
its frustating! hopefully on friday or something.

you loook awesome, its gettin hot here too!

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

me too! stripes always add a nice graphic element no? Love the pop of color on you~

Missa said...

I was just today looking through the short-alls at the thrift store hoping to finally find the perfect ones, but no such luck. Yours are super cute!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thanks. I've got about 5 pair laying around here, some cuter than others. You gotta shop it year round, right?

Unknown said...

All hail the stripes! It's good to know other people are crazy about them too. I think that, even though there are so many stripes, it's not overkill. They mostly seem consistent in size so it's not as terribly distracting. I really love your shoes.

E said...

I marvel at clever kids like yourself that can make red, white and blue so chic. That trim is a genius update.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

thanks, peeps!

Lisa said...

Love it!

Jesa said...

Your such a beauty :)

Cheers, Jesa