Stripes, especially white and navy, are another one of those quintessential patterns dating back to way back then. For spring and summer, navy and white stripes are the basis for a nautical inspired outfit and I like to pair the pattern with bright red or yellow. However the pattern is tricky to use in the fall and even more so when it's on a dress that just screams sunny weather and relaxing by the waters (doesn't help that it's called "The South Hampton" dress).
To overcome this challenge, I paired the dress with darker accessories and a trench. The necklace with hues of brown tortoise beads and aged gold hardware compliments the classic aspect of the dress. And the pumps with its brown-black color blocking works alongside the necklace to pull the look together.
This trench is more of a light jacket than a winter coat but it serves its purpose in keeping me warm. I love the pairing of navy and khaki (this past look is one of my favorite outfits w/ this color combo) so it was only natural I reached for a jacket in khaki. The leather sleeves and accent gives the classic trench a modern and edgy update but my only qualm is that the belt is permanently affixed to the jacket. Since I didn’t want to tie the trench in the front and didn’t want the belt dangling around, I simply tied the belt into a bow in the back. Problem solved.
Talbots necklace / Salvatore Ferragamo 'Ginny' clutch (used more formally here)
It is the Friday before the holidays and I can't wait to get the (long) weekend started! I am looking forward to having dinner with family tonight and tomorrow Shane and I along with some friends will be participating in one of those live puzzle events. Have a good weekend and happy holidays!!!