Clothed with Grace: Stripes Two Ways

Monday, June 3, 2013

Stripes Two Ways

 Ok, so awhile back Andi had posted about doing a blog swap or collaboration.  I thought it would be fun and we decided on a a trend and a post date.  A few days later we realized we live in the same city.  For real.  I thought I was the only blogger in Nebraska, turns out I'm not. We're planning to get together soon and talk fashion and thrifting.  Yay!  

Now to our collaboration: It's no surprise I love stripes, if you follow my blog (or look in my closet) you'll see them everywhere.  Andi at Just Another Smith loves stripes too, and we thought it'd be fun to show you a couple of our favorite stripped looks.  


Make sure to check out Just Another Smith to get the details on Andi's super cute look!

As for my dress, I recently found this dress while visiting my sister in Kansas City.  We ended up getting to go shopping while my husband stayed at my sister's house with my sleeping toddler.  *Bliss* It's amazing how quickly I can shop when I'm on a mission.  I'll tell you what, thrifting has really changed my take on shopping.  My hands were so full with item's to try on my sister gave me quite the look.  But, hey, you don't know if you'll like it until you try it on. Thrifting has definitely taught me not to trust the clothing's cuteness solely by hanger appeal.  I did find way too many cute things and this dress was one of them.  Loft had 35% off dresses and since I'm a teacher I got an extra 25% off, making this dress a super affordable $22. : )  I wore it to church like this with a cardigan but plan to wear it alone quite a bit this summer and change out the wedges for flip flops.





 Cardigan: Kohl's $19
Dress: Loft $22
Belt: Kohl's $1.5
Necklace: Stella and Dot Jolie
Bracelets: Stella and DotRenegade/ Foundation/ Chimera
Wedges: JCrew (circa 2007ish)


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28 comments:

  1. That is awesome that you guys live in the same city...blogging dates are so fun! You got a major deal on that cute striped dress!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Bracelet Giveaway!

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  2. What a cute dress! Loft is one store I rarely make it into for some reason. Probably just because the prices are generally more than I want to pay, but I also feel like they've always got some amazing sale going on when I stop by! Like a few days ago, when I stopped by and they were having a 40% off all regularly-priced items. That made the clothing decently affordable! & for such cute styles. Love this dress on you!

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  3. You can't go wrong with stripes in my book! I love your fun necklace, too!

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  4. This is a really adorable striped dress! Love the green necklace!

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  5. I LOOOVE stripes! You look amazing! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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  6. You two look adorable in your striped dresses and how funny you live so close!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  7. This outfit is adorable! I love the dress and I LOVE that necklace!

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  8. What a great idea for a collaboration! And how fun that you live in the same area and can get together! You both look amazing in your striped looks. I really like how you added the pop of green with the necklace.

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  9. I did not know you lived in Nebraska. I find out smth new about you, at least weekly. Anyway, I love the dress and am currently looking to add a Black+White Stripe one soon. I want a T-Shirt Style (Maxi or Mini) and one with a Full Skirt, like yours.

    I am willing to do a Collaboration with you, just let me know.

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  10. Looking good Ginny. Love that striped dress on you. And that Stella and dot necklace is fabulous with it. What a small world!!!

    Don't forget to link up this thursday for my weekly Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  11. oh i love the added pop of color with the necklace!

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  12. I love black & white with a pop of bright color :)

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  13. This is so cute! You guys both look adorable. Love that necklace!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  14. How fun that you both live in Nebraska. Utah is saturated with bloggers...I just feel like I'm the mom to all of these cute young girls:)
    Love your stripe look!! The dress is fab!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  15. What a fun post Ginny!! Love both of the outfits!
    Sherry
    www.thelifeofthepartyblog.com

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  16. What an adorable dress! I love it. Also, I think it's wonderful that you're going to get to meet another blogger. Blates are so much fun!

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  17. i love the stripes!! and that green necklace is so pretty!

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  18. Great dress! I really love loft dresses, they fit well but are super comfortable.

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  19. It's so nice to find another blogger from the same place. Where I live, I think there are only 2-3 of us, and I'm only familiar with one who is my friend. I want to meet other bloggers from my area. you girls are so lucky. have fun thrifting and can't wait to see what you girls come up with the collab!

    xo, Carla
    misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

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  20. Stripes have been one of my favorite looks this year! I love that they're trendy, but also a classic! Love your statement necklace with your dress :)

    ~Jacy
    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  21. CUTE necklace! I love that color green. And if anyone ever says "stripes are so out" I'll punch them in the face. Stripes are never out, STRIPES ARE FOREVER.

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  22. I really like the stripes paired with the bold colorful necklace. Both looks are really cute!

    Lauren
    Style of One's Own

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  23. That pop of green in that necklace looks so great on you! I can't remember if you've worn a shirt that color before, but I bet you would look awesome in a shirt that color! I love that striped dress too, it could be SO versatile :)

    <3 danielle
    goodwillista.blogspot.com

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  24. I LOVE that dress, Ginny! I got so excited to see that you and Andi had swapped blogs for the day - I love both of you ladies, and it was just exciting to see you two collaborate :) I love the way you both styled your striped dresses. I always find myself so inspired by you both!

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