A Fresh Spin on Stripes

I have quite a collection of stripes in my wardrobe.  So, I’ve been trying to avoid buying anything else with stripes.  But, last Friday, when I spotted a navy and red, Calvin Klein dress with horizontal stripes on the bodice and vertical stripes on the skirt, I had to have it.

Once I tried the dress on, I immediately envisioned it pairing well with my ecru colored blazer with navy grosgrain ribbon detail.

For my Saturday afternoon rounds, including a mini fashion show at Macy’s, I wore the dress and blazer as seen below.

I had to do a lot of walking that day hence the comfy flats.

Dress—Calvin Klein via Marshalls ($49.99)  (Find online: Calvin Klein Stripe Drawstring waist dress)
Jacket—Loft
Shoes—MICHAEL Michael Kors via Marshalls
Bag—MICHAEL Michael Kors (Hamilton tote) via Macy’s
Earrings—Kendra Scott via Nordstrom

By the way, wait until you see all the fierce dresses I’ve been finding in our favorite off-price stores.  See them all in the “In the Field with Economy of Style II” album on Facebook.

Get the look:

Kendra Scott, MICHAEL Michael Kors, BDG, Sparkle & Fade

Day Dresses by Calvin Klein
Flats by BDG

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10 Comments

  1. March 12, 2012 / 2:32 pm

    Good buy, I like that the stripes go both ways on the dress.

  2. March 12, 2012 / 10:41 pm

    I have a striped dress with a simlar pattern from H&M…it looks so pretty on you!

  3. March 12, 2012 / 10:55 pm

    Great find! I always like CK dresses!

  4. March 13, 2012 / 7:18 am

    omg, love this outfit. so stunning. so glad I found your blog. I'm definitely following now. I can't wait to read more. If you get a sec, I'd love if you'd check out my blog. It's all about the adventures of a small town girl taking on the LA fashion scene. xo

    http://www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

  5. March 13, 2012 / 7:32 am

    I am the same way!!! I love stripes!

  6. March 23, 2012 / 3:28 pm

    Thanks y'all!

    I was glad that these stripes were red and navy because I didn't have stripes with that color combination. This information helped me justify the purchase btw.