Wanted: Perfect Stripes


Today’s little wish list was inspired by a reader email – she asked for my opinion about the perfect striped tee. Not too tight or stretchy, but long and drapey. It’s something I feel very passionately about but also something that is hard to find! I told her to scoop up this one {my favorite; I wore it in this post} but it set me off on a deeper search for perfect stripes. And I found quite a few things I wanted, not surprisingly.

From top left: Iris & Ink Top {a contender for the perfect tee – looks perfectly drapey} // Clare Vivier Pouch {25% off with code INTHEFAMILY14} // J.Crew Mini Skirt // Chinti & Parker Dress {55% off} // Band of Outsiders Sweater {60% off} // Sophie Hulme Crossbody {25% off with code INTHEFAMILY14} // Mason by Michelle Mason Dress  {65% off}// Soludos Espadrilles {25% off with code INTHEFAMILY14} // J.Crew Tunic {looks super cute on the model} // Madewell Tote {25% off with code INTHEFAMILY14} // J.Crew Dress // A.L.C. T-Shirt {25% off with code INTHEFAMILY14}

And don’t forget about Shopbop’s big event – 25% off everything, with code INTHEFAMILY14.

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  1. Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl:

    I am a sucker for stripes…I’ll take one of each, please!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  2. Jessica Rose:

    I always think of sailing and the ocean…when I see stripes….maybe it’s a British thing!


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  3. scompiseno:

    I have that striped Clare Vivier clutch and it literally goes with EVERYTHING! It also gets at least 2 compliments every time I bust it out. Well worth the price, especially with the 25% off ShopBop discount! XO
    Stella, http://www.theheartsdlite.com

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  4. strollingthecityinheels:

    Lusting over that cross body!!
    xo Emma

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  5. Emma Fox:

    H&M has an almost identical stripe-less version of the cross body bag! It’s only $29 and comes in a pale gray with gold accents. So cute!


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  6. jillian:

    ahhh i want it all!! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

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  7. Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache:

    Your timing couldn’t be more perfect. Literally Gchatted my friend this morning about striped dresses and needing one

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  8. Akaleistar:

    I’m always on the lookout for the perfect striped tee!

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  9. love and teal:

    I am loving all of your stripe finds AND they’re on sale?! I’ll take it:)

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  10. Ashley:

    I’m so happy nautical stripe season is really here, not that it ever entirely leaves.. 🙂

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  11. Allie || 6000 miles to home:

    there is something sooo fresh and lovely about stripes in the spring. I’m loving that madewell tote – thanks for the recommendations!!

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  12. Annie Reeves:

    Perfect theme for your blog – love your fave J.Crew!

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  13. Ashley:

    I just ordered that Chinti and Parker dress..thanks for the recommendation!

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  14. Andrea:

    I have so many striped tees it’s hard to say what the perfect one is…I love my slouchy ones as much as I like the more fitted boat neck version. You can never go wrong with stripes! 🙂



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  15. Justine Cirullo:

    lovin that dress! adorbs

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  16. fashionsbit:

    Amazing post ! Love stripes so much, must have of marine theme…

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  17. Bee:

    Hi Grace! Have you tried on the cute striped linen short sleeve top from Madewell? It is fabulous!! I loved it on my trip and if Spring ever comes to MN the slouchy style will be great all Spring/Summer too! Love your picks!!

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  18. Kristin:

    Snagged that striped J.Crew dress a few weeks back! Love the ease and versatility of it!!

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  19. Kodi:

    Love stripes too! Particularly that tunic, super cute!

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  20. Accademia di Moda (@AccdiModa):

    We are so in LOVE with stripes for Spring and Summer this year! They are a donerful way to bring pattern nto one’s wardrobe! The natuical inspiration can really create a plethora of different outfits!

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