Sunday, April 15, 2012

OOTD: Stripes in all directons

Last weekend I went to a baby shower for one of the resident's wives.  She's having a girl...needless to say I have no idea where to start when shopping for a little girl.  I went into Baby Gap to look for a gift and left empty-handed...I was so overwhelmed with how many cute things there are to pick from!  I wanted one of each. =)  I wish they would have made some of those cute things in MY size!  It's seriously a good thing I didn't have any girls...we'd be broke.  I would go crazy!  Anyhow, I ended up giving her a cute little girl toy and the cutest rattle shaped like a giant diamond ring...every little girls needs a little bling in her life from day 1, right?!   I figured since they already had a boy, she'd now need some girl-themed toys in the house too.  Here's what I ended up wearing to the baby shower:


What I Wore:
West Indies Top-Down East Basics
Pull-Through Cardi-Anthropologie
Toothpick Ankle Denim-J Crew Factory
Marvilis Wedge Sandals-Steve Madden
Split Surface Belt-Anthropologie
Necklace-J Crew Factory
Dewdrop Earrings-Anthropologie
Bracelet-Twisted Silver
Flower Bud Ring-J Crew

I check Down East Basics' new arrivals every month because usually they have one or two items that I really like.  We do have a store here in my local area but it's about an hour away so I usually just order online.  The West Indies top I wore came in both red/white stripes and this navy/white stripe combination but I thought the navy/white would go with more in my closet.  The top itself is made of a nicer looking material and the waist line falls at the perfect spot to add a belt.  Love it!  I also loved that the stripes went in a few directions...makes it a little different than your average striped top.  This month I also found a cute top I just had to have:



It's on sale right now for just $20 and comes in a pretty yellow color as well.  I could not pass up this pretty lavender color...I have grand plans of styling it with the Highlighted Frequencies Cardigan in the future...just need it to go on sale now (that and a few other pieces of the puzzle):

Highlighted Frequencies Cardigan/Swept Aside Top/AG Stevies

Highlighted Frequencies Cardigan/Swept Aside Top/AG Stevies by jennifoundinmycloset featuring a button up cardigan

Just an update on the ASOS mint green jeans I ordered...they were way too big.  I was going off the size chart they provided when determining what size to get since I had never ordered from ASOS before but it was not correct for me.  Bummer.  I liked the color ok but wish they were just a tad shorter.  They go right to the bottom of my ankles which look fine, but I was hoping they'd be a tad shorter.  I'm wondering if a size down would be a little shorter...not sure.  I'll decide soon whether or not to re-order as they don't do exchanges, just returns.

One last thing...my friend Jamie recently started a new blog called "Diary of a Curvy Fashionista" .  She has such great style and the girl can accessorize...she's a stylist for Stella & Dot.  Do me a favor and go check her out!  She's having a contest to see how many new followers she can get so leave her a comment letting her know Jenni sent ya and start following!  You'll definitely want to add her to your blog roll too!

Hope you have a fabulous Sunday!




14 comments:

  1. Love this outfit! How is Downeast Basics as far as sizing?

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    1. Thanks so much! Downeast is not super consistent in their sizing for me so it's hard to say exactly...I'm always either an XS or a Small in all their clothing though. If it's an item that isn't too fitted I always go with an XS, but if it's an item that is a little more fitted, I go between sizes. It's basically the same as Anthro for me.

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  2. Love it...stripes are always the perfect choice :)

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    1. Thanks Tara! Exactly how I feel too! =)

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  3. tried that top on in the store and it ran HUGE! Just FYI- would love to know what you think of it when it arrives....
    the yellow color is really pretty IRL.

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    1. Oh, good to know. Glad I went with both sizes then to try them out. The yellow is tempting me too... =)

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  4. You looked adorable for the baby shower - I know the exact rattle of which you speak, and IT IS the cutest thing ever - I'll bet it was a huge hit - It makes me smile every time Campbell plays with hers! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the lavender DE top (thanks for replying on Polyvore, too!) it's so pretty, I hope the fit isn't too off base.

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    1. Ahh, thanks Jan! I'll let you know how I like it when it comes. The sweet girl who commented above said it ran big so maybe you should go with the XXS!

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  5. Such a cute outfit! Thanks for the shout out! Your in the lead (=

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  6. Cute outfit, and cute lavender top. How does their stuff fit? Is it TTS?

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    1. Thanks Rose! DownEast runs pretty true to size...I take either an XS or a Small in all tops and cardigans just like I do at Anthro and J Crew.

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  7. Love the stripes!

    I thought of ordering those mint jeans too--would you suggest going one size down? According to their chart, I would be a size 8, but I would rather be a 6!

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    1. Thanks Terrie! SO for the jeans, I'm not really sure what to suggest. I am usually a size 0 or 2 (or 25) in most jeans (Gap, AG, etc) but according to the ASOS size chart I was suppose to be a size 4, so that's what I ordered. They were way too big. I would need to size down at least one, maybe 2 sizes from what I ordered I think. SO I guess they would be pretty TTS. Just order what you normally would maybe instead of going by the size chart? I am not the best person to ask probably since I've only tried one size and have no other sizes to compare. I'm leaning more towards not reordering these as I'm not sure I love the length on me. I think I need more of a 28-29" length.

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