Monday, March 21, 2011

Stripes Week: A Subdued Start

Grey, drizzly Monday called for grey stripes. That's how I roll! (Oh & I realized far, far too late that this outfit is almost an exact repeat of one I wore early on in the blog. Clearly, I liked it :-)

What I'm wearing:
Black & grey striped sweater, Target
Grey corduroy skirt, Newport News
Black tights, Calvin Klein
Red ankle boots, Aerosoles
Black & white stripey scarf, Forever 21
Black & white stripey ball earrings, Kohl's
Red flower hair pin, Icing
Raisin Rage lipstick, Revlon

Looking through my wardrobe & cataloging my stripey garments, I realized most of them are sweaters, especially cardigans. This could be because I have something of a sweater addiction (clearly, part of me was meant to live in foggy London, not [usually] sunny California, or I'm just addicted to NorCal's too-short fall & spring).

I've recently bought quite a few stripey scarves. I have a couple almost-identical striped silk blouses. I have only two striped jackets -- one very fancy, one super casual. I have loads of stripey Ts, both short & long sleeved. But I have absolutely no striped bottom wear nor dresses! I used to have a pinstriped trousers, but they don't fit anymore, & I know I have owned pinstriped skirts in the past (prob. several sizes ago or perhaps some unfortunate poor cut or shape). I do, of course, have a fair number of stripey tights, as every good goth gal does.

Bits of these will make appearances this week. Not sure which yet!

More about Stripes Week here.


  1. I'm glad you decided to join stripes week! Love the double stripes and the red boots.

  2. I love the double stripes! And your boots look so cute with that length of skirt!
    Thanks for spending the time to leave such a nice and thoughtful comment on my blog post about rule breaking when dressing. I think that you break conventional rules splendidly with your fearless yet work appropriate Goth style! Go, you!

  3. You inspire & motivate me yet again! :)
    Like your outfit a lot!!!
    I have a sweater similar to yours somewhere...
    Let's see if Megan Mae will allow me to participate although I'm a bit late.

    Sending greetings from Euroland,

  4. Megan Mae - Thanks for the challenge, such a great idea!

    Vanessa - Rules are definitely meant to be broken ;-)

    salkaye - I bet you can still join in, there's still most of the week to go.