I love blue and white stripes. Thick or thin, horizontal or vertical, I just love it. If I see any clothes with blue and white stripes, chances are, I’ll probably buy it even if I never wear it. There isn’t anything particularly fashionable about blue and white stripes, it’s not special, it’s not unique, it’s just a quirky thing I like with no explainable reason! If anyone wants to sell me anything, all they have to do is put blue and white stripes on it and I’ll probably buy your entire stock!
I had some free time over the weekend so I decided to clean out my closet, also known as a Deep Dark Hole of Shame. I had faded and worn out clothes from 10 years ago, horrid horrid unthinkable-tacky-tops that I once thought “fashionable”, and not to mention my unredeemable whites that have been dyed dirty when a coloured sock (or two) found its way into the washing machine at the same time. Out they all came and into the recycling bin they went.
It was in the midst of my Mission Organize Wardrobe that I realized how much I actually loved blue and white stripes. I think it’s becoming quite a problem.
Bag, shoes, cardigan, t-shirt, tank top, dress. I even pilfered a shirt (the one with the hanger) from Zara Man because it had blue and white stripes! I later also found a pair of trousers with vertical blue and white stripes. Is that going too far?!
Then I found this.
I remember this fondly because it was bought on impulse at Republic (and I never shop there). I’m not a size 6 either, the cut was just oversized. Why did I buy it? Because it had blue and white stripes! Did I wear it? NEVER (except for trying it on to make sure it fits). Why not? Because it’s far too short and I’d feel incredibly self-conscious. The shortest I ever go is just above my knees. Unless I’m going swimming but that’s an entirely different situation. Why did I make sure something fits me, buy it, then never wear it? I’m stumped myself, there is NO logic to my thought processes where blue and white stripes are concerned.
I felt guilty for wasting money like that, so to make myself feel better, I decided to wear it at least one time.
I wore an oversized cardigan (from Republic too) cinched in with a leather belt from Zara (or I’d look like a whale). The scarf was for a splash of colour and those boots are my most favourite in the world that I’ve had for years. In the world of fashion, that is probably the most unfashionable thing to do, but I’ve never been one to follow the trends and when you love something, you just love it.
The front door was as far as I got. Because I turned back and decided to put on jeans instead. I know, I deserved to be boo-ed at.
At least I wore them once. Even if I only walked 2 feet in them. And I apologize for all my photos having sunglasses – the winter sun is too glaring and I always forget them otherwise. I tried not to smile because my sister thinks it’s cheesy but I think this is worse!
The necklace is from Accessorize. It looked quite antique-y which I love. It’s when you find things like this that you love UK high street fashion.
A bit of a Sharon quirk to take away with you if you ever have a belt that is too long for you. Wind it round a couple of times and tuck the end into it. You might not like it but it’s something I always do – I like the knotted look. But don’t listen to me, I’m no fashionista and I make the rules up as I go along.
As for the rest of my clothes with blue and white stripes? Don’t worry, I never wear them all at once!
Can you imagine what a sight that would be?