What I Wore: Candy Stripes

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Wardrobe Oxygen in a candy striped cotton bell sleeve blouse from Vince Camuto with white Talbots ankle jeans, Aerosoles sandals, and a raffia clutch Wardrobe Oxygen in a candy striped cotton bell sleeve blouse from Vince Camuto with white Talbots ankle jeans, Aerosoles sandals, and a raffia clutchTop: Vince Camuto (XL) | Jeans: Talbots (14P) | Shoes: Aerosoles (sold out; same but not quite as high a wedge) | Bracelet: Rebecca Minkoff (old; similar concept) | Earrings: Vintage via Etsy (similar) | Bag: Bought at a boutique in Rehoboth Beach (similar) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Lipstick: L'Oreal in Eva's Red

Wardrobe Oxygen in a candy striped cotton bell sleeve blouse from Vince Camuto with white Talbots ankle jeans, Aerosoles sandals, and a raffia clutchI bought this top back in May and have been wearing the heck out of it.  Crisp cotton is so great in this heat because it sticks out away from the body.  These sleeves capture the breeze and keep me cool.  I've worn it with black ankle pants to work, denim and white twill shorts, with my faded jeans, and quite often with these white jeans.  The mix of colors makes it so versatile (another perk – it's currently on sale!).

Wardrobe Oxygen in a candy striped cotton bell sleeve blouse from Vince Camuto with white Talbots ankle jeans, Aerosoles sandals, and a raffia clutchMy summer makeup routine is becoming far and far simpler; just mascara, foundation, and lipstick (for this shoot I did put on a bit of blush). What's the point of doing a whole face to have it melt off (or I wipe it off when wiping off sweat)? I've “enhanced” my summer glow with Dr. Dennis Gross' Glow pads for my face and this in-shower color from Jergens for the rest of me. I am HORRIBLE at self-tanner and am famous for getting streaks even when I follow instructions to the letter. These two… not too shabby. The Jergens product is gradual enough that if I do end up with a dark spot on an ankle or a streak on my thigh it's gone after a day or so.  If you buy it… less is more.

And can we talk about these EARRINGS?  I was on a search on Etsy for something completely different but when I saw these I HAD to have them!  They're clip on, from the '80s, in great condition and you shouldn't be surprised to see them regularly on the blog!  This link is to the same seller who has a bunch of other fabulous earrings to choose from.

Wardrobe Oxygen in a candy striped cotton bell sleeve blouse from Vince Camuto with white Talbots ankle jeans, Aerosoles sandals, and a raffia clutchThese are the same jeans I wore in this outfit post; they've proven to be a favorite in the wardrobe.  I wore them on a flight home from California, they're that comfy and that good at not stretching out and bagging.  They're also truly opaque which is such a rarity with white jeans!

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24 Comments

  • Christina Swanson July 18, 2017

    I noticed in your recent outfit posts that your legs looked a wee bit tanner. I just want a little color on my legs so I’m going to give the Jergens a try. Thanks for the tip and your legs look really great…natural and not streaky 😉

  • Christine July 18, 2017

    You look so pretty in bold colors. And the earnings are the perfect addition. I love that you seek out one-of-a-kind accessories.

  • Tania July 18, 2017

    I ❤️ that top and you are rocking it!!

  • Sonia July 17, 2017

    I’ve purchased a few Vince Camuto tops on Nordstrom and even more since the Anniversary Early Access Sale. The top you’re wearing is cute, cute, cute! Love the contrasting stripes that really compliment your white pants, while those sleeves feature the new bell sleeves only shorter. If it was a tad bit longer in length and the sleeves either shorter or longer, I’d consider it.

    • Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen July 26, 2017

      Thanks Sonia! Did you have any luck with the anniversary sale? And yes, I think if I were taller this top wouldn’t work, it is a shorter length!

      • Sonia July 26, 2017

        I purchased several of Nordstrom Halogen brand tops and their fabulous leggings all at super low prices. Thanks so much for the heads up!

  • Liv July 17, 2017

    Looks great with white jeans!

    Liv

    http://livforstyle.net

  • Lee4 July 17, 2017

    Love this outfit! Aren’t stripes just the best? I’m kicking myself for not getting to my local Talbots a few months back to try those white jeans. I ended up buying a pair of Gap girlfriend white jeans, then had them tapered & hemmed. After paying for all that, I’m hesitant to get another similar pair. You look marvelous Allie!

  • Emily July 17, 2017

    That shirt has such a great shape! I’ve been debating something similar but I wondered whether it would look too tent-like on someone well endowed. But I think styling as you have with a skinnier fitting bottom half is the key! Super summery vibes – love it.

  • Susan B. July 17, 2017

    This is such a fabulous look! You really look wonderful in bold pieces like this.

  • Jaymie Ashcraft July 17, 2017

    I love this top!!

  • cDs July 17, 2017

    The sleeves on that top are fab!
    x0x0 Caro

    http://thecarolove.com/

  • Katie July 17, 2017

    I WANT to like this shirt, but it looks so short! I feel like I’d flash tummy every time I raised my arms. Sigh. The plight of the long-torsoed lady with little stick legs, haha.

    I do love those colors – they look summery with white pants but I bet it transitions pretty seamlessly into fall.

    • Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen July 17, 2017

      It likely would be too short if you have a long torso. Granted, my boobs are taking up a lot of the fabric, so I think someone not as busty would have a bit more length going on! 🙂 VC had this same stripe in a bunch of other tops too. I originally bought this top from Nordstrom, but it’s sold out there, but I remember seeing I think an off the shoulder and something more… standard (short sleeves or sleeveless) in the same print.

    • Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen July 17, 2017

      Found some alternatives from Vince Camuto:
      This has a similar concept, but seems to be a more flowy fabric and run a bit longer: http://shopstyle.it/l/cMek
      This is the same stripe, but an off the shoulder top: http://shopstyle.it/l/cMhe
      Though not in the same fun colors, this plus size blouse has the same stripe concept though in black, white and tan: http://shopstyle.it/l/cMhi
      Another sleeveless striped top from VC; these colors remind me of the beach: http://shopstyle.it/l/cMex and the same top in plus sizes: http://shopstyle.it/l/cMhN
      That same stripe, but with short sleeves: http://shopstyle.it/l/cMhF
      And this is NOT striped, but when looking for striped VC tops I found this geometric print tee and I think I may get it next paycheck. It would be just as versatile as the top I’m wearing… even more so because the sleeves will fit under a blazer or cardigan! Cute with black pants or skirt, white jeans, even shorts: http://shopstyle.it/l/cMjv

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