Stripes and a Scarf

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December 4, 2010


T-shirt: American Apparel
Skirt: Forever 21
Belt: Forever 21 (came with skirt)
Scarf: H&M (San Francisco)
Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider (Nordstrom Rack)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban (Saks)

Don’t you hate it when you feel like you’re happy with life and the decisions you’ve made only to have someone (figuratively) bitch slap you across the face, chipping away at that happiness even if only temporarily? Me, too. While I do my best not to relinquish power over my happiness to others, there are times when the actions of others do get to me a bit. After a few days of wallowing, I decided to snap out of it. This time in my life is far too precious to allow others to ruin it for me. I feel so very fortunate to be able to take a break from the life so many others are slaves to, and I am determined to soak up every moment.

I’m sure that those of you who have read Style by Santina for a while aren’t surprised to see that while trying to pull myself out of a slump I reached for stripes. Not only is this skirt striped, but it’s also in one of my favorite color combinations: black and white. Half-dressed and I was already feeling more like myself. I added a black v-neck tee and rolled the sleeves a few times. This monochromatic look begged for a pop of color, and I decided to add it (and another print) with a scarf. While I have mostly moved on from the break-in, there really isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t curse the bastard who stole nearly all of the jewelry I brought with me here. Luckily, I packed a few scarves, which are a great alternative to a necklace. To finish off this look, I added what has quickly become my favorite pair of shoes that I have here: my pink patent boat shoes. I still can’t believe I actually debated returning these shoes. What was I thinking?

14 comments:

Elle Sees said...

Stripes for me. Always. Loving yours & that tan!

Miranda said...

I love the skirt, stripes are my fav!

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Kristy said...

I know they're your favorite shoes, I've seen them in most of your posts! :) And it's interesting because they go so well with many different outfits despite their unique style and bold color :D

I'd love to buy that H&M skirt if it's a little bit longer. The style is so adorable but the length is too short for work :(

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Becca [Free Honey] said...

What's going on lady? Sounds like some emotional turmoil! Don't let anyone tell you what's best for you! Good to see your snapping out of it in style. I love this skirt. Have I seen it before? I could totally see myself wearing this outfit. It's casual, but it looks put together enough for dinner, a date, etc.

jemina said...

I LOVE stripes too, and black & white :) you always look stunning dear, and INSPIRATIONAL!!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE
J
xoxo

Grit and Glamour said...

This is such a great look! You look beautiful...and happy, despite any bitch slap that might have happened!

♥ V
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Le garçon avec les lunettes, said...

so cute look!!!

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

I would have been soo mad if you had returned those shoes! I love boat shoes and who else has pink ones? Stripes forever - I'm glad you're yanking yourself up out of your funk. I mean, if I were you whenever I was in a mood, I would just go outide and remember that I'm on the beacha nd life could be a whooolleee lot worse. Plus, you look great in stripes. What more could you want? ;)

Lady Lipstick said...

OMG I love AA tees!! They are the softest best tees in the world and they never shrink or alter in the wash! That skirt is the BOMB! You are looking HOT!

XX

Style, She Wrote said...

Great outfit! Love your hair too!

sharonlei said...

Aww I love the nautical-esque look... The stripe skirt is super cute.. and what fun colored boat shoes!! Sweet.

xx Love & aloha
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sharonlei said...

Aww I love the nautical-esque look... The stripe skirt is super cute.. and what fun colored boat shoes!! Sweet.

xx Love & aloha
**Come enter my Jeffrey Campbell giveaway!

Miranda said...

I love the skirt, stripes are my fav!

I'm hosting a giveaway: http://www.indcfashion.com/2010/12/my-first-giveaway.html

Elle Sees said...

Stripes for me. Always. Loving yours & that tan!

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