breton stripes party day

today i'm linking up to Everybody, Everywear to show off muh stripes along with a lot of other fabulous ladies.

 shirt:  thrifted, unknown ($1)
cardigan:  thrifted, express
tank:  buckle
khakis:  jc penney
shoes:  thrifted, st. john's bay
necklace:  thrifted, unknown
belt:  thrifted, unknown
hair accessory:  me

can i just say how nice it was this morning to wake up and know the piece that my outfit was supposed to revolve around?  i had fun with this, and i've been itching all day to finally get home and post some pics.  i didn't realize until just now in my breakdown how much of my outfit was thrifted.  i wish i could remember how much everything cost, but the inspiration piece being only $1 is pretty awesome in itself.  i'm not so sure that these would qualify as breton stripes, as i think they're a bit too fine, but it counts, right?

see that hair up there?  i will never take a functioning hair dryer for granted again.  mine pooped out on me monday morning and the past two days, i've resorted to sitting inches away from a space heater for a good twenty minutes to dry.  after embracing dealing with my natural frizz all day yesterday, i couldn't bear another curly day.  showering last night wasn't an option either, because guess who actually managed to roll out of bed this morning at five to P90X?  that's right, this girl.

i totally survived rocked it.  eat my shorts, chest & back workout.  i chewed you up and spit you out.

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18 Responses to “breton stripes party day”

  1. The first thing I was going to compliment you was your hair. So, if it was a result of a broken hair dryer, you should never fix it!
    Do people tell you like you look like Reese Witherspoon? Because you do. And I think she is the cutest!
    I really like this website and I'm so glad you were able to pictures before it got too dark so you could share it!

    The Auspicious Life

  2. I agree with Linda, don't replace that hair dryer! I love how the sleeves of your shirt poke out from the cardigan. So simple, yet so great!

  3. I agree with Linda, your hair looks fabulous. This is a super cute look as well. Cute!

  4. I'm loving your hair. Never ever buy a hairdryer ever again! Loving this look and love your style. You rock it all so well. xx

  5. I'm with Linda. Your hair looks so great! I love the flower. And congrats on the 5am P90X. I'm impressed.

  6. love your outfit! the khakis reminded me of college yrs! and i too agree with Linda.. I LOVE your hair!!

  7. Just discovered your blog via EBEW. Love your take on Breton stripes, so pretty and sophisticated yet casual. Great color palette too. Well done!

  8. As a frizz prone gal myself, I can totally relate to your hair dryer dilemma. This is probably why I keep a spare one laying around. JUST IN CASE, you know?

    Of course the real the reason I'm commenting is to let you know you're adorable! So glad your posted to EBEW so I could discover your blog.

  9. umm, so if THAT'S what hair sans blow dryer looks like...all the girls around the world should trash their blow dryers! lookin' fabulous miss lo! & great job on keeping up w/ P90x! you should post before & after pics so we can all admire your abs hahah. just wanted to say thanks so much for yours weet comment. everyone does tell me i'm way too hard on myself! you've encouraged me greatly! have a wonderful wonderful week making the best use of your time :)

    with love,

    ps are you on facebook? let me know so I can add yah!

  10. YOU ARE THE CUTEST. I love your outfit - you are just so classy and chic!

    Kristine. Or Polly.

  11. Oh, I love your hair and this put-together look! So fab.

  12. wow! thanks for all of the positive feedback, everyone. you sure do know how to make a girl feel good about herself.

  13. I LOVE your take on the breton stripes challenge! It's so chic and comfy looking - the best combination in my opinion!

    Funny story, I actually discovered your blog through one of my high school friends - I am a YL leader in VA AND style blogger too, and she happened upon your blog and sent me the link - love at first sight! :)

    SO excited that you are taking part in the 30 for 30 challenge! I did it in the fall and am going to be doing the winter edition too - it really pushes you to stretch your creativity! :)

    Small Time Style

  14. i love! classy but stylishh, love it.

  15. This is adorable and I love the hair do! I just signed up for the 30 for 30 too! Can't wait to see what you do, I am glad to find your blog! Cool that you lead Young Life, I have some friends that do that too!
    <3 Kastles

  16. I love this outfit! So so pretty.
    I've found a warm and open oven helps dry my hair... it also creates a lot of frizz though :(

  17. this is so simple and chic! love the neutrals with pops o' awesomeness, like the pearls, your hair, and wide leg khaki. you look absolutely fabulous.
    -brittney (my daily outfit blog)