Gorgeous Geometry: Bold Stripes

Bloggers Do It Better

Okay… so looking at the photos, they’re not that bold, but these stripes are daring!  I happened to stumble across the Pretty Shiny Sparkly posts, Bloggers Do It Better calling on bloggers to show off their daring style. In her post, Kristina says:

Part of the fabulousness of this digital age we all live in and enjoy today comes from theamazing connection we as an audience and consumer have with the business world. Now, we can talk to our favorite designers, brands, and retailers via Twitter, and Real People are modeling the latest trends for big name brands, showcasing their Real Style.

So in honor of Bloggers Do It Better, bloggers around the world were asked to put together an outfit chosen from the following:  Colorblocking or Bold Stripes.  Stripes being prevalent in my closet, I decided on this little number:

what I wore: stripes!

what I wore: stripes!

Part of being on a “helluva budget” is reworking the things you have with quality things that you are able to spend cash on, at the best deal possible.  In this case, a $25 dress from H&M is worked into an early-spring outfit with pieces I already own.  And to make the outfit work, I picked up a $5 belt that can be worn at the waist (Why don’t I already own this piece, you ask – I have no idea).

To make this outfit seasonally appropriate I put on a long boyfriend cardigan and a pair of sweater tights.  Paired with my favorite Doc Marten Darcie boots, I was more than ready to trudge around in the rain!

what I wore: stripes!

what I wore: stripes!

I paired in some geometric jewelry; a Paloma Picasso bangle that was a gift from the Mister and some oversized round earrings my world-traveler friend Kirsten had picked up on her journeys.  The desired effect was bold but wearable, cute but concise.

what I wore: stripes!

I wore:

The reason I felt these stripes were so bold was because I felt like the horizontal stripes made my body look wider than normal.  I felt a little va-va-voom in this dress! And since I don’t wear that much red, I was a little nervous about the color.  BUT!  On seeing these photos, I am definitely proud of my personal style.

So did any of you participate in Bloggers Do It Better?  Link me to your outfits!