Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ensemble: Stripes & Florals

Last week I tweeted that I went into Loft to return some things and then had to restrain myself from buying everything in their spring collection.  Seriously, everything is so adorable.  Luckily they had a sale later that week so I was able to snag a couple of things, including this striped top.  I love stripes, so duh, this was a no brainer, but what really got me is how thick the fabric is, it makes the shirt super flattering.

And, of course, as I've been commenting all over the place, I've been dying to try my hand at mixing prints with stripes and florals.  I've actually had this skirt for a couple of years now, it was something I was dying for and then amazingly went on clearance only in my size.  Huzzah!*

 Shirt - Loft / Skirt - Daisy Fuentes (similar here) / Belt - Old Navy / Bag - F21 (similar here) / Booties - Kelly & Katie (similar here) / Bracelet - Michael Kors


This necklace was a birthday gift from my brother and almost sister-in-law.  It's an old CTA token, cool right?!  It's made by a local Chicago artist, but unfortunately I lost the card that came with the necklace so I'm not sure where it's from.  It's funny to think that people used to have to carry these around to ride the bus!  The boyfriend joked that in twenty years they'll be making Chicago Card necklaces.


I wore this last week to meet my boyfriend and his co-workers out for happy hour and then to go to dinner at The Girl & The Goat.  Yes, I know I'm about three years late, but I finally made it!  Totally worth the hype, the pig face (yes, you read that correctly) was one of the top five things I've ever had!



*Whenever I say "Huzzah!" I'm specifically referencing an old episode of Gilmore Girls where Luke goes to live with the carnies.  I think 90% of the things I say are actually references to tv shows/movies that no one will ever realize I'm referencing.  It's a problem, unless I'm talking to one of my siblings since they understand immediately.  Huzzah!




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46 comments :

  1. Stripes and florals is a favorite combo of mine. And I'm so with ya–LOFT's spring collection is amazing!

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  2. I LOVE the stripes & florals! Such a cute look Kristina :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  3. Floral and stripes is one of my favorite combos. xoLili


    www.satinandscotch.com

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  4. Tasia of Ruffles & SequinsMarch 14, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Love this combo! Stripes and florals seem to be getting really popular lately and I'm so glad :D

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  5. LOVING the stripes and floral combo!!


    xo,Taylor
    iLikeMyClothesTaylored.blogspot.com

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  6. I have a similar look going up in a few weeks (took the photos last weekend!), so I love this!

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  7. Love the pattern mixing...the stripes and florals are beautiful!

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  8. The skirt looks perfect with the stripes!

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  9. Laura @ chaotic domesticMarch 14, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Love the pattern mixing. And loft does have some awesome spring stuff. I'm having a hard time restraining myself!
    I totally love your Gilmore girls reference. I was so excited when you commented yesterday and Said you were a fan and had something planned about Luke for today!
    Http://chaoticdomestic.blogspot.com

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  10. You look so adorable! Love the combo of floral print and stripes!!!!

    http://dcinstyle.com/

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  11. I really do love stripe and florals together. Again, you look so great Kristina!

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  12. Cute look! Love the mix of prints! Great top!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  13. Gorgeous- I love this idea! I want to get a floral shirt now. I tried on a bright one yesterday, but it was a bit too "much". This one looks much better!

    Some Snapshots Blog
    Jess

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  14. Great outfit! Loving the the mix of prints/patterns! Very chic girly! x

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  15. Kristina, I think this is my favorite outfit that I have seen you in. The skirt is just perfect. I love all those colors and how you paired it with that striped shirt. Just perfection.

    PS. I am hosting a giveaway on Lynn + Lou today. We hope you stop by and check it out.

    XX, Lynn

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  16. Such a cute mix of florals and stripes! And I loved Gilmore Girls...so sad when it ended but thank goodness for reruns!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Avon Giveaway!

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  17. Your floral skirt is so gorgeous and it looks fab on you. Love the print-mixing too. Florals and stripes were made to be in my book!


    Fizz and Frosting

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  18. fromproseccotoplaidMarch 15, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Love this combination!! Such a fun look! xo, Julie

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  19. Visiting from Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins LInk up. great outfit. Love the floral skirt and belt.



    Agi:)


    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  20. Lovely outfit! I love your skirt, so pretty.

    -Vogue&Heels

    vogueandheels.com

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  21. I definitely need to buy these striped tops. I want this one and the pink one! Thanks for sharing!


    Kaitlin
    teaandsequin.blogspot.com

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  22. Umm, I may have gotten the pink one too, can someone say "shopping addiction" ;)

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  23. For real, they're like peas and carrots ;)

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  24. I may have watched some reruns today haha ;)

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  25. Yeah I've tried on a couple of floral pieces this year that ended up looking too much like something my grandma would wear. Good luck finding one you love!

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  26. Thanks Kate! It's a look I've been wanting to try for a long time.

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  27. Thanks girl! I may have been watching more reruns today haha.

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  28. Oh me too! I need more of them in my life.

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  29. I keep going back and buying more, whoops!

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  30. Hey Krissy!

    The necklace is by Michelle Starbuck in Ravenswood! There's probably a lot of other stuff that she makes that you'd like :) Very Krissy-style :)

    http://scoutmob.com/chicago/michelle-starbuck?ref=shp_pdp_artist

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