Jan 10, 2011

Lookbook: For the Love of Stripes

You guys saw a peek of this jacket on my December iPhone Pics post which I got at the Madewell sale and it's pretty awesome.  I love the fur lined hood!  My only complaint is that for an XS it's pretty big but I loved it too much to return it.  It's not so bad in the pictures but in person you can tell it's a bit too baggy on me.  Oh well!  My one exception for well tailored clothes is winter coats like this because it does help when I do decide to layer up so I can wear big bulky sweaters and still wear a jacket.  This navy blue top is one of my favorites but I hadn't worn it for a bit.  When I put it on I needed something to go over it because it's short sleeved.  I saw this sweater that has basically been unworn since I bought it and decided to finally wear it by cutting it down the middle to make it into a cardigan!  (I totally learned that technique from Love Maegan and I utilize it a lot!)  I love the contrast of the stripes on stripes with the opposing colors.  Oh and yes, even my scarf has stripes on it!

What I'm Wearing
Jacket: Madewell
Top: from Aritzia
Cardigan: Uniqlo
Pants: Madewell
Boots: Roberto del Carlo
Scarf: RVCA
Necklace: gift from Diviene.com
Bracelets: Vintage and J Crew


Also for a Monday treat, I have a fantastic deal exclusive for I am Style-ish readers!  Megan, the owner of the fabulous online boutique, Alainn Bella is offering my readers 50% off all orders (excluding sale items)!  She carries so many adorable things and the prices are already great so 50% discount on top of that is fantastic!  I've got this cute little lace skirt coming my way but if you're looking for new jeans it's a great time to stock up.  I love these jeggings and these cargo skinnies!  Use code "Stylish50" to get the discount!  The discount is only valid until this Friday 1/14.

It's still on sale online!  I think the stores are doing addt'l 20% off sale stuff too so if you have a store nearby go check it out!

Echo Double Loop Infinity Scarf
You know I love my scarves and if you watched my Winter Accessories vlog, you can see how much I love turning regular scarves into infinity scarves but I actually do own quite a few infinity scarves and have even made a couple myself!

Vince Breton Striped Dolman Top
I find striped tops everywhere and I always want to buy them.  This Striped Burnout Tee is really cute and different. This Tory Burch top is a bit more pricey but it's really similar to mine.

Forever21 Draped Stripes Cardigan
I LOVE the draped cardigans.  I own so many of them.  This one for $17.80 is so hard to resist!  That's why you gotta love Forever 21!

Or you can't go wrong with this one for $11.50.  And love this one too with the contrasting red stripe. So cute!

Gap Always Skinny Cords
I lurve my Madewell legging cords so much that I almost bought a 2nd pair in each color when I was at the store last.  But I didn't.  However, I've been looking at other skinny cords and these Gap ones look great and they are on sale for a great price!

Alainn Bella has skinny cords as well, get them for 50% off with my code "Stylish50".  Or these cargo cords are cute (and the model is wearing an outfit similar to mine!)  I don't shop at Old Navy so I don't know about the quality of them but these are only $9.99! 
REPORT 'Kenly' Over the Knee Boot
These look great but may be better suited for people with longer legs.  If you're looking for flat boots, I love these ones.

I get compliments on this ring every single time I wear it.  From ladies who have no clue who/what YSL is (I always get asked where I bought it from) to the girls in the Chanel boutique going crazy for it, everyone loves it.  It's one of my favorite pieces ever.  Oh and my pink color is finally back in stock as well, you can find it at Saks, or this one at Net-A-Porter looks like the pink is a bit shinier and smoother.  I don't know if it's just the picture or a different cut of the stone but I love it!


  1. Great outfit - simple yet very stylish! I love the creating a cardigan trick too.

    The doll on fashion

  2. Those boots make your legs look soo long! Love the stripes too, you can never go wrong with stripes!


  3. I will forever be in love with that YSL ring and hope to one day own it.

    Cute outfit!


  4. i am obsessed w/ stripes..i just bought 2 new striped shirts last week lol.

  5. so cute. glad i stumbled across your blog!

    i'm in the process of transforming my blog from personal to fashion. feel free to check it out!

  6. Oh this looks gorgeous!
    I am loving the stripes, and the boots, oh the boots <3
    Nicole Lisa

  7. Love stripes on stripes, Maegan always dives the best DIY advices! ...


  8. I am wearing stripes today. I can't stop wearing them.

  9. LOVE the outfit, especially the boots!

  10. stripes are cool :)
    you are wearing them great


  11. Great tip from Maegan, I need to try it!

  12. You make everything look good!!! Love the OTK boots- they make your legs look a mile long!

  13. Every time you wear those boots I get SO happy! I love them so much. You wear them perfectly!



  14. Stripes are my favorite print, and I always love how you style them! XO


  15. I love the two striped tops together. Its visually interesting. Plus I love navy/white stripes in the first place. Very Parisian. I also love your boots.

  16. I love how you created a cardigan with a sweater. Genius!

    Love the jacket! :)

  17. I love the double stripes! You look fantastic.

  18. I love your outfit.... espically the shoes.

  19. I love the stripes over stripes look. The funny thing is that I had a striped cardi over a striped shirt yesterday but I like your look way better.

  20. I'm totally obsessed with stripes right now too! I love how you paired the two tops together! It looks great :) Every time I see a lookbook with that gorgeous YSL ring...I think I need to get one too! I love wearing big statement rings on my right hand!

  21. i love how you layered stripes over stripes! i have a similar breton top and this post gave me some fresh inspiration o how to style it. and i do love that YSL ring!


  22. Great tip on creating a cardigan from a sweater! Do you finish the edges after cutting the sweater?

  23. I love love the scarf - and what a great idea to turn the sweater into a cardigan!

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  25. you look fabulous! and i've been wanting that YSL ring, but can't pull the trigger!

  26. i really love that you're wearing a striped shirt with the reversed color combo in cardigan form. I would've never thought to mix two striped pieces together in the same outfit!

  27. i really really love this look Tiff! of course, my OD on stripes and navy is making me long to recreate your look too! and how cute and happy you look in these pics! :D

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

  28. Lisa_Huong - nope, I just leave the edges raw.

  29. I am such a "stripes girl," and love that you layered two different colors of stripes. I have never thought to do that...but now that I see how cute it is, I can't wait to try it out tomorrow. Thanks for the great idea!

  30. If those boots ever disappear from your closet, I SWEAR it wasn't me.

  31. Cute pics - I love how you've combined the stripy colour-opposing cardigans and top. Works really well :)


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