Easy Does It


This weekend, I cleaned out my closet and discovered just how many striped items I own. I’m really not sure if I should be embarrassed or proud. I’m leaning more towards proud, really. This dress is the newest in the stripes collection I’ve been hoarding. I’ve been hanging on to it since we got it in at Bloom (it has since sold out. Sad when the good ones go first.) It just wasn’t a dress I wanted to wear with tights. Luckily it was sunny yesterday and I was able to wear it just the way I wanted to. 

Honestly, I’m just proud of myself for wearing a dress on Sunday. Usually when Sunday rolls around I’m over clothes, outfits, and anything that doesn’t have to do with brunch. But if you can’t sleep in and/or drink mimosas past noon, then a new dress is a pretty good trade off. (I’m extremely easy to please.)


Dress: BB Dakota // Similar

Jacket: J.Crew Factory

Bag: Target

Sunnies: c/o Coach

Flats: c/o ShoeMint

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  1. Cute dress!  And I love your shoes.  I have to say though, I've seen a lot of bloggers wearing shoes c/o Shoemint lately, but when I search reviews of most shoe clubs, I see nothing but negatives about difficulties in unsubscribing, poor customer service, poor quality shoes, etc.  Have you ordered from them (not c/o) and had a good experience?  I haven't found unbiased reviews (good or bad) for this club specifically.

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  2. Caitlin says:

    Yeah, stripes are definitely something to be proud of. My closet has the same problem, but I can't help buying more stripes. Each one seems different than the other ones I already own!

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  3. sandyalamode says:

    love your bag and shoes! 🙂

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  4. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    oh man this looks like summer encapsulated in an outfit shoot. so envious!
    kw ladies in navy

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  5. Emily Harden says:

    Love the buttoned up jean jacket, such a cool look!

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  6. Your legs are making me some kinda jealous Kendi! 
    – Time Stand Still

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  7. Rosely Carrasco says:

    Lovely casual outfit.

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  8. Amy Welch says:

    Love this Kendi! I actually was thinkking this week that I need more stripes in my closet! It made me sad!
    Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins
    Friday’s Five Linkup!

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  9. Natali says:

    Beautiful shoes and bag!


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  10. Angela Remondi says:

    Such an adorable Sunday outfit! I love this!!

    xo inventedromance.blogspot.ca

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  11. Sarah H. says:

    Oh you should definitely be proud. I have more than enough stripes in my wardrobe, but what did I do yesterday? I ordered this from J. Crew Factory because I don't have a shirt that is both striped AND colorblocked so naturally I needed it. Right? Right.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  12. Love it!

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  13. naomi link says:

    Loving denim jackets right now!! Super trendy, yet classic at the same time. 

    xo, Naomi

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  14. I love that yellow bag! And owning a lot of striped items is definitely not something to be ashamed of!


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  15. Melanie says:

    I need that BB Dakota dress in my life.. asap!


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  16. Love the simplicity of this outfit and kind of need that purse. Target has done good.

    xo Jessica

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  17. adorable outfit!! love the flats!!!!

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  18. Shannon says:

    That skirt is AWESOME!


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  19. Do not be ashamed – stripes rock!  Especially in this outfit 🙂
    Very cute; love the styling!


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  20. Denise says:

    I gave up buying clothes for lent (WTF, right?) and it is taking all of my willpower to stop myself from buying that dress online. The funny thing is that I've got a similar dress on RIGHT NOW. I really have a problem with buying stripes.

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  21. ashleigh says:

    I feel ya on sundays. I love those sunny shoes and smiley stripes. This outfit says "Happy" to me.

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  22. Alissa Futhey says:

    Kendi, this is so you!!!! It's so effortless and just chic!

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  23. agi says:

    Love your dress. I too have a million stripe items in my closet and i love it!!!!Dont' forget my link up this thursday and I"m doing a fabulous giveaway for a stella and dot bracelet.



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  24. Oluwaseun S. says:

    Such a casual chic look!  Nice pop of colors with the bag and flats!

    I also like stripes, because they can be paired with various prints and colors! 🙂


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  25. SO jealous of your weather and bare legs, lady!! And yes, definitley be proud of your stripes… currently, it's the only pattern in my wardrobe! 🙂

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  26. Morgan Liti says:

    Love this dress! And agreed – definitely one to wait for a no-tights day. 🙂 And I say be proud of your stripes. We're an elite club, us stripe hoarders!

    See Mo Go.

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  27. Andrea says:

    love! was going to get that bag in hot pink this weekend but am really try to curb my spending…at least on things I don't really need!!

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  28. Jackie Campbell says:

    I also "cleaned" out my closet this weekend. About once a month I get so frustrated with my closet lay out that I rip everything out of it. Rearrange the wire shelving, put things back, love it for about a week, then find something that irks me. I let it slowly drive me crazy until I'm in there again in a fury, ripping it all apart. I don't think I'll be happy until I have one of those "closet rooms". Anyhoo – there's always a good find or two amid my chaos, like how you uncovered your bevy of stripes 😉

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  29. Sophie Strout says:

    I love that you are a Target shopping too. hehe I have that same purse! Love the outfit. My hunt for a denim jacket continues- tough when you are tall!

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  30. Carlee says:

    Very pretty dress and I wish I could wear a dress with no tights right now. Perfect spring/summer outfit.
    Almost Endearing

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  31. Super cute!  Can't ever go wrong w/stripes and denim.

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  32. Ellie Diekman says:

    So this outfit has cleared up any doubts I've had about buying a demin jacket. Off to get one tomorrow. Thanks for answering the question you didn't even know I asked. 

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  33. Cute, chic and flirty! Love it! 
    Zoe xxx

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  34. Jess says:

    Love this outfit! Stripes are my new favorite, and the color yellow too! Awesome 🙂


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  35. Ashton says:

    I love the dress and flats – great combination! 

    – Ashton From LandingonLove.Com

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  36. So cute! Easy does it for sure. I wonder how you'll mix and match it in the future :). 


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  37. Jennifer says:

    Everytime I clean out my closet, I notice how many stripes I have been collection or how many sheer printed blouses in the same shade I've stocked up on – oops! At least I know what I like haha

    xo Jennifer


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  38. Kayla says:

    I love the black & white stripes with the jean jacket! So cute!


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  39. Sarah says:

    Be proud with all your stripes! They're a classic staple.

    The Purse Snatcher 

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  40. Rachelle says:

    Cute weekend look, love it.


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  41. Love this outfit! And in my opinion Mimosa's are acceptable no matter the time of day…

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  42. Megan Maddison says:

    Great outfit – perfect for a sunday!  I have this Target bag too and love mine 🙂


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  43. I also have a disturbing amount of stripes in my closet, but I can't stop!  Love the fun shape of this dress and how you wore the jean jacket buttoned up…must try soon! 🙂


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  44. You look adorable in this outfit! Love those shoes!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  45. Kristi says:

    I have the same problem with polka dots.

    also you're awesome.

    also I just purchased those shoes, and a cute crossbody, so thanks!

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  46. Sweetsoflife86 says:

    Amazing outfit. Love your dress and the yellow bag. Perfect for spring time.
    xo, Petra


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  47. chioma anosike says:

    what a fun springy look! can't wait for warmer weather! i love your shoes 🙂


    C's Evolution of Style

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  48. this outfit is really cute! love it!


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  49. Sophie says:

    I am not sure which one that I like best, the fact that you are wearing yellow shoes or the fact that dress makes me really want to go shopping.

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  50. Star Lee White says:

    This outfit + mimosas sounds like a total dream! Love the pops of yellow!


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  51. Hilary says:

    Love! I am loving denim jackets with everything lately. I'm loving the post of yellow too!

    the lowercase h

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  52. Rachel says:

    Such a lovely striped dress and I love the Target bag!

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  53. Sheree H says:

    That skirt is adorale! Love the splash of yellow. 
    Happy Monday!ShereeThe Hartungs Blog thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  54. Leslie L. says:

    There's never such a thing as too many stripes! And I love the fun neon pop of color your bag and shoes add! Happy Monday! 

    Xo, Leslie 


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  55. Meghan Ouellette says:

    These pics inspired me to purchase my first jean jacket since middle school. Its so easy to pair it with just about anything for spring and I just purchased a similar striped dress from old navy! Thanks for being you!

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  56. Amie Kelleher says:

    Love this outfit! I too own a lot of stripes, and am proud of it. It does however just occur to me, the two tops I bought yesterday, also have stripes. Guess my collection just got a little bigger!

    Love your blog, and your witty sense of humor! 

    Love Amie x 

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  57. Lauren says:

    Love the combination of mustard yellow with those black and white stripes! I wish it was warm enough where I live to wear an outfit like this.

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  58. Jess_Dynarski says:

    I have a very similar striped dress I'm waiting to wear. It's too cold for bare legs and I don't think it'd look to great with tights. Dang weather!  I've also got the same problem as you but with polka dots. I swear that half of my closet is stuff with polka dots on it. It's a bit crazy!!



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  60. Brynn says:

    I love effortless outfits.  Sometimes I think fashion/style bloggers try so hard to push the envelope and be different, and it's outfits like these that get me all excited.  They're so accessible and simple, but classic and wearable at the same time.  Love it.  I'm looking for a similar denim jacket and hoping I can find one soon to pair with all my dresses this spring!

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  61. Love this look! we are still freezing in the mornings and then it gets warmer. 

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  62. Chanel Paulk says:

    always be proud of how many striped items you own. i cannot get enough!!

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  63. photosbyjaana says:

    stripes are an addiction that cannot be broken!


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  64. Kacie Ellis says:

    I'm with you on the whole tights thing! I think any outfit with tights would look so much better without tights 🙂


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  65. Rachel G says:

     I have so many striped things in my closet. I'm pretty sure by the numbers, stripes tie with polka dots for my favorite pattern. 🙂 I wish I could wear warm weather clothes like you, though!

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  66. Geelongfashionista says:

    Great Sunday outfit! You can never have to many stripes!
    Love the pop of orange with your shoes.

    x Kirsty

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  67. Heather Amanda says:

    The dress is adorable and the way you worked it into this outfit is very cool. I love the pop of color with the yellow shoes!

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  68. msmelaniemarie says:

    I hear you vis-a-vis the stripes thing.  I own so many striped things, yet I always seem to forget that when I'm faced with a clothes rack of delicious stripes in basically any store.  Now I have to take friends with me just in case I run into stripes and need ot be talked out of buying that same thing I already own, but oh, this one has a v-neck and I only have a scoop neck… Yeah, that happens.

    So jealous you can get away with dresses minus tights BTW.  Boston is still stuck in the Ice Age.

    Style to Stage

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  69. Taylor Laree says:

    I love stripes & denim together. 🙂

    Flounces & Hubbub

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  70. I used to not be a huge fan of stripes but  I've come around. They are classic and stylish! The ripe lemon hues scream spring. 

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  71. Olga says:

    I love the combination of yellow shoes and black and white stripes! So cute!!

    xoxo Olga

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  72. Ashley says:

    I love the combo of black & white stripes with yellow and denim. Match made in heaven!

    xo Ashleythetiniestfirecracker.com

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  73. Ashley says:

    Why does it always connect them?! thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  74. Shira Rosenbluth says:

    Love this outfit. The stripes, the flats, with that jacket! Perfection! Now I'm debating those shoemint flats…

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  75. Megan says:

    you should most definitely be proud on both counts! my closet doesnt have enough stripes (thats an embarrassment) love the pop of yellow here and the point of those flats! too cute, total casual spring weekend xo


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  76. Happinessatmidlife says:

    I am the same way with stripes and maybe polka dots too.  In fact, I was in Marshalls today holding a red/blue striped blazer and debating if I should add another striped blazer to my closet.  (I behaved and put it down).  I love the swing cut of the dress – so fun!  


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  77. Secretsofashopaholic says:
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  78. Super Cute yellow shoes!


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  79. Gorgeous! I absolutely love the combination of the stripes & yellow shoes. 🙂

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  80. Haley Valerie says:

    No wonder the dress sold out so fast. It is so pretty!


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  81.  Love the flirty skirt with the jean jacket.


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  82. Love the jean jacket! And I feel you on the striped items, whenever I see them all hanging in my closet it starts to look like an unhealthy obsession.

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  83. Be proud of the stripes!  

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  84. Sammy Casey says:

    loving everthing about those flats!! gimme gimme gimme

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  85. Love this look, I have a very similar outfit which is always my go to spring outfit. Love a pop of yellow with monochrome stripes and the denim jecket is always a great piece!

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  86. XeanaFashion says:

    Stunning skirt! I like this outfit!!!!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com  

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  87. Zadin says:

    Black and white stripes are so in vogue right now. The dress looks great on you and the denim jacket it's the perfect match.

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  88. Mica says:

    Really like the simplicity of this with the denim jacket and yellow accessories 🙂 Very nice 🙂

    Away From The Blue

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  89. Twoshoppermoms says:

    You can never have too many stripes 🙂 love the outfit!

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  90. Catherine Lea Anderson says:

    I really wish it would warm up here in DC so I can wear those shoes! I got them as well and they're just anxiously awaiting a little bit of sunshine so I can show them off! Great look!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  91. Aurélie as mounette says:

    nice look, I like the combo color 😉

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  92. so very jealous of your no tights weather! chicago is currently getting dumped on with snow, so this post makes me feel like summer is MONTHS away. Very cute though! 

    fellow lover of all things stripes.

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  93. lizette vigo says:

    super cute! love your shoes!


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  95. Laura Whitman says:

    So adorable and casual! Love it! And you should definitely be proud of the number of stripes you have in your closet, mostly because you can rock it like no one else!


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  96. identifemi says:

    Loving the jean jacket and the shoes! Very Cute!
    The IdentiFemi Girls

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  97. Lily @ Fifth Freedom Fashion says:

    Love those shoes — I've been debating purchasing something similar, but I'm worried they'll make my already skinny/long feet look even weirder. Le sigh. 

    I just finished up a 30-30 and would be honored if you stopped by to check it out!

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  98. Caroline L. says:

    I have a strict sweatpants-only dress code on Sundays, but I admire your adorable outfit & those pretty stripes & all of this springtime yellow! Look at you with that spring in your step 😉


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  99. Cait says:

    I love this outfit!! You're very lucky you could wear that dress without tights, I'm thankful for days where I can wear a dress with tights.


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  100. Magda Pomichowski says:

    Love the shoes, great pop of color!


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  101. Ellen says:

    cute! Love your jean jacket~


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  102. Jaclyn says:

    I am so jealous that you are bare legged! Great dress and I love the pop of colour with the shoes!

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  103. sixthandolive says:

    Cute dress!  I'm a fan of stripes and apparently anything in the gray/charcoal/black family. I've seen those shoes all over Instagram, but I can't really wrap my head around them.  They aren't flattering in any capacity — I don't get the appeal. 

    P.S. That wall gets a lot of action.


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  104. Meghan says:

    I am also a fan of stripes! 😀


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  105. That is exactly how I feel by the time I get to Friday every week. If the outfit can't be worn with Chucks – its probably not getting worn. 
    And you most definitely should be proud of having an extensive stripe collection. I think that stripes are the equivalent of wardrobe gold. 😉
    Love the dress btw – I am envious of your stripe-wealth.Candida

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  106. Kristin Miller says:

    Very cute – love the denim jacket! I bet your stripes collection rivals mine. It's embarrassing, really. 


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  107. Debblackman51 says:

    I'm so jealous that you can wear the " warmer" clothes, we have about a foot of snow here in Iowa! As soon as I seen your shoes I tried to get them but they were out of stock.
    I want you to know that looking at your site gives a little brightness to my days lately. My husband had a triple bi-pass in August & now is in the hospital with bladder cancer surgery. Also my son is in Afghanistan!
    Keep brightening up our days!

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  108. Cute dress, reminds me of a very similar one i just bought at Old Navy! 


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