Today, our First Friday Giveaway is a Coach Striped Wristlet. This fabulous wee purse adds spice and interest to any outfit and is so cool in real life I think I might have to buy one for myself! To be in to win simply leave a comment below. The winner will be drawn randomly next Friday 8th April.
What is it about stripes? They can do casual, dressy, hippy or preppy or a mix of both. They immediately herald good times and Spring Break salt and sand, even if you're wearing a bulky Breton sweater in the middle of the snow. My friend Lisa and I tried them on.
Lisa: Surprise. I have turned into an H&M junkie – I think it’s because of where I am in my life (insert a kindergartener, 1.5 year old dog, rolling around on the ground to snap photos of kiddos, always on the go, here).
To put things into perspective, I wore a cute outfit to the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show over the weekend which included a fab ivory velveteen blazer. Said blazer got destroyed as I was carrying my new lawn sculpture out to the car. It’s now covered in rusty water and in the trash (insert crying here). I honestly don’t know what I was thinking. Uh...er....obviously, I wasn’t! Ugh. Such a HUGE bummer.
I guess my point is that that ruining something from H&M is far less tragic. Plus, designer handbags and shoes have a much longer shelf life and are definitely more worth it. Just ask me.
Striped blouse: H&M
Jeans: Paige Denim
Jacket: H&M, lessoned learned
Necklace: Kate Spade
Striped tee: H&M
Tights: Donna Karan
Shoes: Pedro Garcia
Sculpture: by Sophia Flores-Barajas
Jody: Yesterday was Cesar Chavez holiday and 81 degrees. I had to wait for Tallulah, nine, and Cy, seven to come home from a playdate so they could take these pictures. "We're off outside for water fights!" they called. "Just a few pics!" I pleaded. This was my first foray into hats since 15 years ago when wearing a floppy felt number to a friend's wedding proved not a good look for me (Hmmm, maybe that's why I haven't received an invite to Royal Wedding), winter legs to deal with (say no more) and a turtle brooch that kept wandering off. Plus, I wailed to Lisa, I don't have a fun garden guy like you. "Easy" said Lisa: "Kevin!" With a stripey something on, it's always a no worries day...
Tank: J Crew
Linen jacket: Vince
Hat: Banana Republic
Necklace: Metal Earth
Jacket: Karen Millen
Shoes: Tory Burch
Shorts suit, sweater, shoes: Marc Jacobs
Turtle brooch: Vintage
Fun Garden Guy: Kevin
What's your favourite stripey thing?
(Btw, blogger Tiffany of Dancing Branflakes is today featuring our deck for her New Zealand dinner. Pop on over!)