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Fashion Friday: Edition apparently I’m on a striped kick

I know.

I’ve always had a complicated relationship with stripes. But right now I am on Team Stripes. Of course I didn’t realize this until I looked over the majority of things I chose this week and went “Huh, that’s a lot of stripes”.

So I want to tell you about a new cool thing I found. It’s a site called StyleUp. You sign up and fill out a questionnaire that asks where you live and what your everyday style preferences are. And then they email you every night with a picture of an outfit idea you can wear based on the next day’s weather forecast in your area with links to where you can buy the items to make that outfit.

And you can rate the outfits they send you based on whether you like them or not so they can figure out your taste and send things that are your style. It’s like a personal stylist. I felt that you should know.

Now for what I’ve found this week:

1. vida stripe top

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Piperlime has a ton of stuff on sale right now including this cute Ella Moss top. It also comes in a cream and tan combo if the red freaks you out. I tend to like red for a while and then don’t wear it again for five years.

It’s kind of the same way I deal with Chinese food.

2. gypsy lace top

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I think by now we all know that I am a big fan of the lace top.

3. rain dance dress

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This is really cute. And I love that it’s versatile. You could belt it. You could wear it with a denim jacket over leggings. Or you could be twenty-five years old and wear it with a great pair of sandals.

The options are almost endless.

4. ocean mist top

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This doesn’t look like something I’d normally wear and I’m not sure why I was drawn to it. But it just kind of looks like spring time.

5. magic leggings and famous camis

Okay. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about leggings. As in, are there leggings that help suck everything in and smooth things out?

The answer is yes. I bought these magic leggings (Why did I just say that in my head like Forrest Gump talking to Lieutenant Dan?) in the fall and I love them. They’re kind of spandex-y and suck things in and the material isn’t cotton so things don’t stick to them like they do with other leggings.

Spanx also makes leggings but they’re three times as expensive. I haven’t tried them, but it would be hard for them to beat the magic leggings.

And then the camis. It seems like everything requires a cami under it. And I like these because they are long, but can still be worn with short things. Plus, they also smooth out any lumps or bumps.

6. honeysuckle dress

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I love this color. This would be so cute for spring.

Yes. I realize it’s just mid-January.

7. hatch handbag in emerald

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Remember last week when I linked to this purse but it was sold out in emerald green? Well, it’s back in stock and I just thought you should know. I adore it.

8. earnestly striped tee in gray

This is just what appears to be a really comfortable striped tee in a longer length that could be thrown on with jeans. It also comes in other colors than gray.

9. green preppy pendant

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Not only is this a precious pendant, but Heartstrings, the manufacturer, of this pendant is donating a portion of the profits to “Helping Honduras Kids” to help provide education and a home to children that have been abandoned, abused and/or neglected.

And Carol and Company is joining their efforts by also donating 10% of the profits from any of their behind the glass pendants to Helping Honduras Kids.

10. the cameron dress

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Love this. Great by itself or with leggings or with jeans. And it’s from a store called The Impeccable Pig. How cute is that? They just opened one in San Antonio and they have some really good stuff at great prices.

And that’s it for this week.

Y’all have a great Friday.

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Comments

  1. 1

    I love the last dress! And I really love the idea of magic leggings, but I just looked at them and they say “one size fits all”. I am doubting it, especially because I am eating a bag of peanut butter m&m’s right now. I need some super duper magic leggings. Thanks for sharing all your fun finds!

    • 2

      I thought the same thing – awesome until I saw one size fits all. In my experience that = won’t fit me!

  2. 3

    My husband’s gonna hate how you enable me. ;)

  3. 4

    I love stripes too. Especially the chevron ones. They add fun!

  4. 5

    So many great picks! And I’m excited about StyleUp!

  5. 6

    Love the Vida striped top! Also love that most of these shirts would probably cover my seven-month-pregnant belly which is a bonus. :)

  6. 7

    I just signed up for StyleUp — thanks for the link. My goal for 2013 is to try to fit into some of the cute things you post on Fashion Fridays. Prayers are appreciated!

  7. 8

    All really cute! I love the Rain Dance dress. It is actually long enough to cover the booty. :)

  8. 9

    I really like the raindance dress but that cute, young model wearing it makes me think it would be inappropriate on my 48 year old body. I as about as fashion dense as they come and my main stumbling block is that I don’t want to look like an old lady but I don’t want to look like I’m trying to be a 20-something either. Because is all so overwhelming to me, I buy nothing. You would be shocked to see how few clothes are hanging in my closet. What I need is a stylist who will meet me at the Mall of America and tell me what to buy. :)

  9. 10

    I have a question about the magic leggings. Are they thick enough that you can’t actually see through them? I have a pair of cotton ones, and they seem thick, but you can see my underwear through them. What I typically have to do is layer a pair of dark tights under them, but I’m sure you can see the issues with that. And my leggings are so old they’re not really black anymore, so I’m long overdue for a new pair anyway.

  10. 11

    Thank you for sharing that site! Cute choices!

  11. 12

    I am surprised to hear that you feel you have a complicated issue with stripes, because it seems to me you are a Big Fan of The Stripe, and I suspect your wear them well.

  12. 13

    I LOVE the Rain Dance dress! And thanks for the heads up about the StyleUp site. I could definitely use some daily fashion help/inspiration!

  13. 14
    Kimberly/OKC says:

    Ok, I just bought your and Sophie’s books on Amazon…but here’s a big question: If I see you at Dotmom will you sign it? Have you thought that there might be several who want their copies signed since it will be out by then? Should I just wait politely before or after your breakout session to see if you have a minute? (Love you so much but there are 4 other sessions I feel are more important for me to attend.) Surely there are others that want a book signed by some of the speakers OR maybe I am completely mistaken and signing books at Dotmom is not the proper thing to do. Just wondering….

  14. 15
    Christy S. says:

    I have the Spanx leggings and let me tell you they are worth EVERY PENNY. They’re comfortable, don’t roll down like a window shade or stick to your dress, and they smooth everything out. I don’t wear anything else now under my short dresses.

  15. 16

    I know this has absolutely nothing to do with this post, but could you do a before and after of your eyebrows? I am interested in purchasing the product you have used and would like to see the difference.

  16. 17

    LOL @ the epidemic of shirt dresses
    Love that Ocean Mist top~ just purchased!
    Your Fashion Fridays are one of my favs!