Casual Friday | Double Stripes

Collectof 'Bonnie' cigarette pants

Kate Spade Be Beau bag in tan and black

double stripes outfit

So, as you’ve probably worked out by now, for this ‘Casual Friday’ series (now into its third week in a row, people: go, me!), I’m choosing to interpret “casual” as simply “outfits in which I’m wearing trousers”. By doing that, I can totally get away with wearing stilettos and whatever else I fancy, because trousers = casual as far as I’m concerned. Sometimes I may choose to interpret “causal” as “outfits in which I’m wearing flats”, and THAT way I’ll be able to wear fancy prom dresses, because FLATS. You follow the logic, I’m sure.

These trousers are the Collectif ‘Bonnie’ cigarette pants, which I bought for £10 in the sale a few weeks ago, and have been wearing to death ever since. As well as the length, though, I also really like the high waist on these, which helps balance out my stumpy legs a bit, and also allows me to wear them with my growing collection of little cropped sweaters and cardigans.

Speaking of cropped sweaters, this one is from Miss Selfridge, and although it looks yellow and black on their website, it’s actually tan and black in real life, which was a bit of a relief: yellow and black might have made me look a bit like a bee, but these colours just made me look like a cartoon bank robber – all I need is an eye mask and a knit cap, and I’m good to go. Oh, and this time around, I’ve matched my shoes to my top. Had to be done…

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WEARING: Collectif ‘Bonnie’ cigarette pants; Miss Selfridge sweater; Dune shoes c/o Sarenza; Kate Spade handbag*; Sunglasses c/o Unique Vintage

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COMMENTS
  • Obsessed with this look! I LUUUUURVE stripes 🙂
    Sophie Cliff

    April 24, 2015
  • Jayne

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    I cannot see the merest hint of leg stumpiness in any of your outfit photos. 🙂

    April 24, 2015
  • I really, really wish I had shoes that matched my tops. My shoedrobe is unfortunately not that stylish due to how difficult it is to find shoes that fit me… sad, sad times. I also wish my Bonnies looked this good on me but they need length alterations and a bit elsewhere if I’m being brutally honest with myself… I still love them though, they’re so comfy!

    April 24, 2015
  • Theresa

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    First, I love your shoes, a lot. Second, and completely unrelated, I saw a man who looks exactly like your husband at a McDonalds in Kentucky today. So much alike, in fact, that I immediately looked behind him to see if he was followed by a pretty redhead in stripey stilletos. Thought you might get a laugh that he has an American doppleganger 🙂

    April 24, 2015
  • Hoanne

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    Love this look, and even happier to discover that the tip is in the Miss Selfridge sale! x

    April 24, 2015
    • Hoanne

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      And with my student discount, I’ve managed to get it for £8…bargain!

      April 24, 2015
  • Ooohhhh SUPER cute! I really like how the stripe motif is mirrored up top and on your shoes, same colors and all, topped off with a matching bag. Love! I need those shoes….

    xo Lana
    http://www.decadentdissonance.com

    April 24, 2015
  • Lovely shoes. And of course, they match the sweater perfectly. Cool outfit based on good choices.

    April 25, 2015
  • Very chic! I really love this look.

    April 29, 2015
  • I love this look, so elegant and classy!

    April 30, 2015
  • Oh I love this outfit from head to toe. Those shoes look amazing. You styled everything perfectly, as always.

    May 4, 2015
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