Outfit post: Stripes and pearls

I have been meaning to turn this J.Crew outlet bracelet into something else for a long time. Finally, I made my way to JoAnn Fabrics, which has quite a selection of chains for jewelry construction. The chain I ended up buying had wide enough holes that I could attach one end to the bracelet using the bracelet clasp. For the other end I bought some brass links and secured one with jewelry pliers to the other end. And voilà! Now I have an awesome new necklace to wear with this striped tunic I picked up at the H&M in Georgetown last summer. These $6 tapered pants have really upped their cool factor with these killer gladiator sandals and brass jewelry.
H&M top; Sears pants; Nine West shoes; J.Crew Outlet bracelet turned into a necklace

Ode to Kate Spade

Hopefully this doesn’t come off as supercilious, but this look makes me think of a Kate Spade ad. I can’t say that I was directly thinking of Kate Spade when I put this outfit together, but the classic black pants and heels with the bright pop of color and stripes are undoubtedly similar to the playful chic balance that Kate Spade strikes. I absolutely adore the ruffle collar of this blouse, and up until this point, I had a hard time pairing it with the cardigans in my closet because they were either cropped or not meant to be worn with a long sleeve shirt. Not to mention the blouse is loose fitting so it was hard to layer something over it. I had originally purchased this blouse on major clearance from Gap and didn’t really think of its drawbacks. This peach cardigan with plenty of room for layering was the perfect match! I guess that just means that you can never have too many cardigans.
NY&Co. cardigan; Gap blouse; James Jeans Twiggy Black Cat jeggings; Nine West shoes; J.Crew jewelry; Worthington pearl earrings
P.S. Thanks for all of the love yesterday on my 1,000 post!