February 2015 - Sensible Stylista

Find of the Day: Italian Flannel Pencil Skirt ($29.99)

Totes excited to tell you guys all about today's FOTD.  This stunning pencil skirt (originally $99) is currently on sale for $29.99 at Talbots - the extra 25% discount will appear in your shoppin' bag.  This adorable skirt is available in 7 different colors - varies depending on your size type:  misses, petites, woman, woman petites.  For your reference, I'm 5'5 and 115 lbs and ordered a 2P in magenta.

The skirt's fully lined with 100% polyester and has a back zip.  The length is as follows:  misses 20.5', petite 19.5', woman 22.5', woman petite 20.5'.  I can't recommend this skirt enough.  It's perfect for the office, and it transitions beautifully into spring because of the lightweight material!  I seriously want to buy one in every color, haha.  FYI: the piece has a hint of stretch so it's extra comfy.  Clicky HERE to purchase this fab piece.


PS.  I'm currently hosting a fab giveaway with +INPINK.  Clicky HERE to win a gorg jaguar choker set retailed at $60 - open to residents of the US and Canada.
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The Leopard Maxi

Obsessed with my new necklace courtesy of SoCal Gems.  Isn't the design fab?  Unfortunately this gorg piece is sold out, BUT they carry a ton of other amazing options HERE.  Check 'em out for trendy fashion accessories at incredibly affordable prices.
A full body shot for you guys!  Love, love, LOVE my new maxi dress courtesy of Stylemoi.  This fab piece is available HERE for $29.99 + free shipping worldwide.  Perfect for spring with its deep-v neckline and thigh-high slits.  The leopard print's sheer, but no worries, the dress is lined.  FYI:  runs a bit small so I'd size up.  

OH, and my heels = so much winning.  They're available HERE for $14.99.  They look hella good paired with a sexy dress or skinny jeans - versatility FTW.  Made of faux leather with a pointed closed toe with fab ankle straps with a side buckle closure.  4 3/4" heels (!!!)  Cop these STAT.  Where else are you gonna find quality heels for $15? *grins*
A closer look at my necklace.  What do you guys think of the design - yah or nah?

Dress:  c/o Stylemoi ($29.99)
Necklace:  c/o SoCal Gems
Jacket:  c/o Boohoo
Shoes:  Qupid c/o Pink Basis ($14.99)

PS.  I'm currently hosting a fab giveaway with +INPINK on SS!  Clicky HERE to win a $60 Jaguar Choker set - open to residents of the US & Canada.
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Find of the Day: Asymmetric Wrap Skirt ($19.99)

Alright guys, I'm really excited to share today's FOTD with y'all:  a fab wrap skirt from Stylemoi. I featured it HERE not too long ago, so it probably looks mad familiar.  This fab piece is available HERE for $19.99 + free shipping worldwide.  I can't recommend it enough.  It's SUPER flattering and transitions beautifully from day to night.  The elastic waist is very comfy!  

I own it in burgundy, but it's available in four other colors: neon yellow, black, blue, and white.  Also, Stylemoi has a sweet return policy: full refund within 30 days, no questions asked.  Yeah, there's really nothing to lose!  Shop their collection STAT.  Oh, and please feel free to ask me for recommendations below.  If you're looking for something specific (affordable blazer, printed skirt, whatever), I'll share it as a find-of-the-day.  Just ask *smiles*  You know I'm always here for you guys!  


PS.  I'm currently hosting a giveaway with +INPINK!  Clicky HERE to win a fab jaguar choker set retailed at $60.  Open to US and Canadian residents.
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Life in Technicolor

Featuring another piece from RD style today on SS.  Love, love, LOVE the new sweater they sent me!  The print's really chic, and the sweater's quite warm.  I don't normally like round-neck tops, but this one's legit.  Always love their clothing!

Oh, and I apologize for the lighting - for some reason, it's yellow-ish today? I don't know!  Shooting pics indoors really sucks.  I wants to go outside and takes pretty pictures, but it's just too cold.  I'm a wimp, and I've already caught the flu twice this Winter (UGH!!!).  I promise to take pretty shots outside in the Spring! *pinky swears*
A full body shot for you guys.  BTW, I'm totes obsessed with my new sunnies from Polette.  These babies are available HERE for $22.99 - a great way to incorporate a pop of animal print!
The love of my life! I don't know what I'd do without my pup.  Do you guys have any pets?
HAHA! My puppy's SO freaking cute.  I dressed her up for today's shoot, too.  Doesn't she look super adorable?  I actually made an IG account for her.  Follow her HERE!  I guarantee her pics will put a smile on your face.

Jeans:  Bongo Jeans
Sweater:  c/o RD Style
Bag:  c/o Ecco
Shoes:  Nine West Factory Outlet
Sunnies:  c/o Polette ($22.99)

PS.  I'm currently hosting a fab US/Canadian giveaway with +INPINK on SS.  Clicky HERE to win a jaguar choker set.
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Street Spirit

Time for another work-friendly look y'all.  I wanna start by telling you guys all about my new bag courtesy of Greg Michaels.  This fab tote's made of 100% saffiano leather.  Dimensions are as follow:  33-28-13 cm.  If you're into Michael Kors, you'll love Greg Michaels.  Clicky HERE to shop their collection.  Heads up, their bags are pricy.  High quality though!  You def. get what you pay for.
A closer look at my necklace courtesy of Hanuel.  So much winning goin' on with this piece!  I mean, a pearl studded starfish necklace - who could resist? A fun yet classy piece perfect for work and play! Available here for $30.  Clicky HERE if you'd like to get matching earrings ($15).
A full body shot for you guys.  Love, love, LOVE my new Betabrand pants.  SO RIDICULOUSLY COMFY!  Like yoga pants, they have lots of stretch but they look like dress pants *gasps* I can't even deal - freakin' brilliant.  Look like a professional but feel like a couch potato? Haha.  Seriously though.  $88 may seem expensive, but for these pants, I'd pay MUCH more.  Also available in several different colors/styles - clicky HERE to browse.  

Blazer:  Theory via Off Saks Fifth
Pants:  c/o Betabrand
Bag:  c/o Greg Michaels
Necklace:  c/o Hanuel ($30)
Top:  Madewell
Shoes:  Kate Spade c/o Piperlime

PS.  I'm currently hosting a fab US/Canada giveaway on SS with +INPINK!  Clicky HERE to win a jaguar choker set retailed at $60.
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High and Dry

Totes excited to partner up with Pink Basis again on SS.  Featuring a GORGEOUS maxi dress today on the blog.  This stunning piece has mesh cutouts and a sheer overlay!  I wish I could give you guys a link, but this baby's sold out *sniffle*  No worries though!  Scroll down below for similar picks.  You're welcome in advance, haha.
A full body shot x 3
Bag:  YSL
Dress: c/o Pink Basis
Shoes:  c/o Deb

PS.  I'm currently hosting several giveaways on SS!  Clicky HERE to enter and win some seriously awesome swag.

PSS.  Here are dress picks as promised above...
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So There I Was

I don't even have to say it.  I mean, y'all know how much I love solid moto jackets.  I wear them ALL the time cause they're comfy and add just the right amount of edge.  I'm lovin' this distressed gray version courtesy of RD Style.  I've featured them several times already on SS so I probably sound like a broken record, but I gots to say it again.  RD Style is on POINT.  Classically chic, current, and refreshingly cool.
A closer look at my two-tone sweater.  Isn't the crochet lace ridiculously cute?  The material's semi-sheer so it transitions beautifully from cold to warm weather.  Available here for $29.99 (originally $34.99) with free US shipping.  Trunk Up is a family run business based out of Richmond, VA.  They have a super cute online collection so shop 'til you drop *smiles*
The back's adorable, too!  
 A full body shot for you guys just because.  And yes, I'm obsessed with monochromatic looks, haha.  This is like, the third all-gray ensemble I've styled this Winter.  I hope you guys don't mind! Sending you lots and lots of love from the DMV area.

Skinnies:  Vince via TJ Maxx
Shoes:  c/o Deb
Top:  c/o Trunk Up ($29.99)
Jacket:  c/o RD Style

PS.  I'm currently hosting several giveaways on SS.  Clicky HERE to enter them all and win some seriously awesome swag.
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Find of the Day: The Pleated Skirt ($28)

Totes excited to tell you guys about today's FOTD - an ADORABLE checkered skirt with pleats.  This fab piece transitions beautifully from Winter to Spring.  It's SO freakin' cute and comfy.  As a bonus, it elongates your legs like WHOA because of the high-waistline.  Trust me - this piece is mad flattering.  I suggest copping this item STAT. 

Here's some additional info for y'all: length 17". made of 99% polyester and 1% spandex.  On the shorter side - no worries though.  Throw on opaque black tights, and you're good to go  Available HERE at +Aeropostale for $28.
I feel like Aero has a bad reputation.  Trust me when I say they've upped their game. Bethany Mota's line is really cute, and they're putting out some great clothing.  Give 'em a shot! You'll be pleasantly surprised *smiles*

PS.  I'm currently hosting several giveaways on SS.  Clicky HERE to enter them all and win some seriously sweet swag.
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The Way You Move

Excited to partner up with Pink Basis again on Sensible Stylista.  I absolutely LOVE their site. They carry super cute stuff for reasonable prices - basically a goldmine of awesomeness.  I own several of their pieces, and I absolutely LOVE errthang.  This varsity dress is no different.  It fits me like a glove, and the plunging v-neck is sexy as hell.  Unfortunately this piece is sold out, but you can browse other fab options HERE on the PB website.  Take a look-see and let me know what you think by commenting below!  I always love hearing from y'all.
A close up for you guys! Totes in love with my new hoop earrings courtesy of Mint & Lolly.  Great quality for the price!  If you're looking for trendy hoops, cop these STAT.  Free US shipping FYI.
Clutch:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Dress:  c/o Pink Basis ($20.99)
Earrings:  c/o Mint & Lolly ($9.99)
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Win a Geo Jaguar Choker Set from INPINK ($60) - Open to residents of the US & Canada

SUPER excited to partner up with +INPINK today on SS to bring you guys another FAB giveaway.  One lucky reader will score this stunning jaguar choker set - I styled it HERE a while back.  This beautiful necklace is a two-strand chain choker with two jaguars (rhinestone spots and emerald-green eyes) biting a pave ring.  The piece comes with matching circle stud earrings (5/8" in length).  Clicky HERE to see more pics.

Entering is mad simple.  All you have to do is follow InPink on instagram via rafflecopter (scroll down for the widget).  As always, there are several bonus entries available to up your chance of winning.  Good luck!  This giveaway ends on March 11th, and is open to US and Canadian residents.


PS.  I'm currently hosting OTHER giveaways on SS.  Clicky HERE to enter errthang.
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Walk the Line

Man, I'm really digging stripes as of late.  This fab top is seriously on point.  I just can't get enough of RD Style.  If you're interested, I featured them HERE a while back.  Check 'em out HERE for chic designs that stand the test of time.
A full body shot for y'all.  Love, love, LOVE my new skater skirt courtesy of +Aeropostale.  Bonus points for the bow (!!!) I wish I could give you guys a link, but this item's sold out *cries* Sad, but no worries!  There are other adorable skaters available online here.  Who else is a fan of Bethany Mota's collection?

 Skirt:  c/o Aeropostale (similar)
Top:  c/o RD Style
Bag: YSL
Shoes:  c/o Deb

PS.  I'm currently hosting SEVERAL giveaways on SS!  Clicky HERE to enter them all and win some seriously awesome swag.

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The Drape Asymmetric Skirt

Totes excited to share another stylemoi collab with you guys today on Sensible Stylista.  I'm lovin' my new drape skirt & crop top for sure.  Their stuff is seriously legit!  Check them out STAT for trendy and affordable clothing.  Oh, and make sure to use code CNY2105 for an extra 20% off - offer valid until Feb. 20th.  In addition to the aforementioned discount, for orders $30+, customers get THIS fab necklace as a free gift.
A closer look at my new necklace courtesy of Hanuel.  Isn't it totally gorg?  For those of you interested, it's available HERE for $34. I'll be featuring a bunch of other fab pieces from their site soon so keep an eye out!  I'm super stoked to have them as a sponsor - I'm a huge fan of their stuffs.
Here's a full body shot for you guys. My new skirt's ridiculously adorbs.  Available in four other colors HERE.  The waist's elastic (so it's mad comfy), and the asymmetric hem's flattering like whoa.  For $19.99, it's a serious must have.  
A closer look at my deep-v crop top.  Available at stylemoi for $16.67 HERE.  The checkered print's mad trendy, and the top fits like a glove.
Oh, and here are my fab new sunnies courtesy of Polette.  Available HERE for $12.99.  Get on these STAT!


c/o Hanuel ($34)
Sunnies:  c/o Polette ($12.99)
Top:  c/o Stylemoi ($16.67)
Skirt:  c/o Stylemoi ($19.99)
Jacket:  Ann Taylor Factory Outlet
Bag:  YSL

PS.  I'm currently hosting a bunch of giveaways on SS!  Clicky HERE to enter them all.   You could win some seriously sweet swag.

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The Jaguar Choker

Alright guys, who here is a fan of tulle?  If you "raised" your hand, you need to hit up The Girl That Loves.  They carry super cute but pricy options online - clicky here to browse.  For those of you looking for more affordable options, scroll down below for fab picks under $50.  I know, I know.  I'm so helpful, right? *smiles*

Anywho, I wanted to create a sophisticated look for today's post so I paired my girly skirt with a chic turtleneck top courtesy of RD Style.  I'm a HUGE fan of their line for sure!  I own several pieces, and they're all designer quality!  I can't recommend them enough. Have you guys shopped their collection?
A closer look at my necklace courtesy of +INPINK.  For $60, this piece is a STEAL.  Yeah, it's THAT gorgeous.  You won't ever hear me say that $60 is a steal - you guys know how frugal I am!  I mean, my blog's called "Sensible Stylista" for a reason y'know, haha.  Anywho, this two strand chain choker has two jaguars (rhinestone spots and emerald-green eyes) biting a pave ring.  It's 19-inches long, AND it comes with rhinestone circle pave studs.  FYI:  I'll be hosting a giveaway with InPink VERY soon!  One lucky winner will score this STUNNING piece.  Date TBD so keep an eye out!  If you'd like to purchase one yourself, click HERE.
Necklace:  c/o InPink ($60)
Skirt:  c/o The Girl That Loves
Top:  c/o RD style
Bag:  YSL
Shoes:  c/o Deb (no longer available)

PS.  I'm currently hosting several giveaways on SS - raffling away seriously amazing stuffs for sure. Enter them all HERE.

PSS.  As promised above, here are several fab tulle skirts for you guys, all under $50.
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Fleur Lace

Channeling my inner Blair Waldorf with today's post.  To be honest, anytime I wear a beautiful dress I feel like an asian Queen B, ha!  Anywho, the cutaway lace top & ribbon belt are such lovely details.  You'll feel super girly yet sophisticated!  FYI: the piece fits true to size.  I ordered a small and regretted it.  I should've gone with my usual XS *sniffle*  Oh wells!  I'll just have to get it tailored.  Clicky HERE to pick one up for yourself.  It's currently on sale for $62.79 and is also available in navy.  I'd go with the chartreuse though.  The color's even prettier in person.
A closer look at details.  I wore my fave pearl necklace (c/o +Lemon Drop Boutique) to complement my dress - a good call for sure *pats self on back* HAHA! TIP:  pearls class any ensemble up.  Throw them on and feel instantly polished.  This chunky statement piece is a must-have IMO - perfect for work AND play.
My new Danielle Nicole handbag - has dual top handles with a removable shoulder strap.  Love, love, LOVE the gold dots and hardware.  Available at Nordstrom!

Bag:  c/o Danielle Nicole ($78)
Necklace:  c/o Lemon Drop Boutique ($32)
Dress:  c/o Darling ($62.79)
Shoes:  Nine West Factory Outlet - old

PS.  I'm currently hosting a bunch of giveaways on SS!  Clicky HERE to enter them all - I'm raffling some seriously awesome swag!
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The Strapless Bandage Dress

Totes excited to partner up with +Betabrand again on Sensible Stylista.  Their Stargazer Wrap Sweater is ridiculously chic and versatile.  It has a relaxed silhouette with thumb holes to keep your wrists nice and warm.  Made with genuine lambswool, this fab cardi looks stunning open or closed - there's a button closure at the waist.  Also available in two other colors: crimson and oatmeal.  Currently on sale for $103 - originally $148.  Hit BB up stat to cop one for yourself!
Let's take a closer look at my new InPink necklace.  If you're into dainty jewelry, you will seriously swoon over this.  The rhinestones bars (1" & 1.25" in length) add just the right amount of sparkle.  FYI, the chain's 14.5" long with a 3" extension.  Also available in gold.  OH, and before I forget, I will be hosting a giveaway with them VERY soon so keep an eye out!  I'll be giving away a GORGEOUS statement necklace.  Be excited *smiles*
My dress sans cardi courtesy of Pink Basis.  Isn't this piece a stunner? The texture knit pattern is really sexy, and it has padded bra cups - hashtag winning, ha.  I realllly dislike wearing strapless bras for some reason.  I don't know.  I'm strange.  Whatever.  ANYWHO, this dress is available here for $14.99 (originally $39.99).  Yay for awesome sales!

Cardigan:  c/o Betabrand
Dress:  c/o Pink Basis ($14.99 - originally $39.99)
Clutch:  c/o Lily Rain
Necklace:  c/o InPink ($25)

PS.  I'm currently hosting a bunch of giveaways!  Clicky HERE to enter them all.  Trust me when I say you want to - I'm raffling away some seriously amazing stuffs.
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Takin' over the World

YAY! I've styled a fab work-friendly-ish look for you guys today on SS.  I say "work-friendly-ish" because the skirt's a bit short/tight, haha.  If you want this look to work for an office, go with a longer pencil skirt.  A splash of color goes a long way - you'll be lightin' up everyone's day with your vibrant ensemble.
Here's a full body shot for you all!  I'm still such a huge fan of peplum.  It's probably not "in" anymore, but I don't really care.  It makes me feel good so I'm gonna wear it *smiles* Charlotte Russe sent me this skirt a while back, but I still wear it all the time.  They have some really great stuff available.  I definitely need to hit up a CR soon!  Who else is a fan of their stuffs?
A closer look at my new Trixxi top.  Isn't the color fab?  I absolutely love wearing bold hues. 

Skirt:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Top:  c/o Trixxi
Bag:  Prada
Necklace:  c/o Dainty & Bold ($39.07)
Blazer:  H&M

PS.  I'm currently hosting several giveaways on SS!  Clicky HERE to enter them all.
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Close to You

For today's post, I've styled a casual but chic look for you guys.  Animal print certainly makes a statement! I kept things simple to balance everything out and maintained a neutral color scheme to keep things classy.  TIP:  try to limit yourself to ONE piece when wearing the print - you def. don't want to be matchy-matchy.  Oh, and if you find the print intimidating, start with heels or a scarf.  Totes doable.


Jeans:  Bongo Jeans
Bag:  YSL
Top:  Anne Klein - old
Jacket:  Ann Taylor Factory Outlet
Scarf: c/o Scarves Dot Net ($19.28)

PS.  I'm currently hosting several giveaways on SS right now.  Clicky HERE to enter them all.

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Guilty Pleasure

Oh man, I'll never get sick of houndstooth.  I love the print so much!  It's so classy and chic.  How do you guys feel about the pattern - is it a yea or nay?  Anywho, I featured this +OASAP coat several times already so it probably looks mad familiar.  Unfortunately, it's sold out online, but I'll make sure to share some other houndstooth coats below.  Make sure you guys scroll down!
My outfit sans coat.  Isn't my new dress bomb?  LOVE the design for sure.  It's adorable yet super comfy.  Perfect for work or play!  The girly florals make you feel feminine for sure, and the dress has pockets = crazy convenient!  Available here for $34!  Oh, and Pretty & Chic Boutique offers free US shipping *pumps fist*
A closer look at my earrings courtesy of +Lemon Drop Boutique.  Aren't they absolutely adorable?  For $11, they're a steal for sure.  Especially since they look much more expensive than they are!  Also, these babies are super versatile.  They look awesome with a dressy LBD and equally sweet paired with a casual tee and jeans.  FYI:  standard US shipping is $3.95.


Dress:  c/o Pretty & Chic Boutique ($34)
Earrings:  c/o Lemon Drop Boutique ($11)
Bag:  Chanel
Coat:  c/o OASAP
Shoes:  c/o Deb

PS.  I'm currently hosting a BUNCH of giveaways on SS!  Clicky HERE to enter them all and win some seriously sweet swag.

PSS.  As promised above, here are other adorable houndstooth coats for you guys - FYI pricing varies!

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Home + Living: Urban Outfitters Review

Soooo I've decided to start blogging about home + living.  I moved into a sweet new apartment way back and didn't decorate at all because I was too busy with life *shrugs* Nothing wrong with the minimalism, but I DO want to fancy up my crib. I thought I'd start by reviewing new apartment stuffs from Urban Outfitters.  OH, and I jacked these pics from the UO website.  I'll share my own with you guys later on.
1.  Three Tier Rolling Cart ($179) - To be honest, I'm a little bummed about this piece.  It looks SUPER cute online, but the quality's a bit "eh" in person.  As you can see, it's a circular cart with three wire-mesh shelves.  UO markets it as a bar cart, but it's definitely not sturdy enough to function as one IMO.  I had a really tough time putting it together because pieces weren't fitting right.  With that said, I'm keeping it because it has a cool vintage vibe, and it looks really good next to my piano.

2.  Acid Etched Letter ($12) - A faux-antique etched metal letter that you can place on a shelf or tabletop.  Cute for sure but a bit flimsy.  Keep in mind that it's made to look "imperfect". I only bought one, but I think a lot of people purchase full words.  I may actually get my full name - still debating, though.
3.  Glass Octagon Display Box ($39) - Love, love, LOVE this case.  This geo-shaped box has three glass shelves inside and is PERFECT for holding jewelry and/or other magical trinkets.  I totes recommend this piece. Looks way more expensive than it is!
4.  Firefly String Lights ($28) - Hm, I have mixed feelings about these lights.  They're super cute and all, but they're kind of pricy.  Hopefully they'll last for a while!  I'll be bummed if they burn out quickly.  The LED bulbs are surprisingly bright, and the copper wire's bendable so you can string it wherever.  It comes with a water-resistant electrical adapter.  FYI: these lights are only 15' long!

Have you guys shopped UO's apartment collection?  If not, where do you guys buy home stuffs?
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Find of the Day: The Striped Tunic ($25.99 + Free US Shipping)

Very excited to tell you guys about today's FOTD.  This striped tunic (available here at Bikini Luxe) is currently on sale for $25.99 - originally $31.  It's seriously one of THE most comfortable tops I've ever worn.  It's super soft and versatile.  You can wear it to work and look tres chic or bum around the house and netflix it up all day, haha.  I may or may not have done both - hashtag don't judge me.  ANYWHO,  it's made of cotton, and as you can see, it has a round neck.   OH,  and Bikini Luxe offers free US shipping.  

I feel like every woman should own an oversized striped top.  I was actually lookin' for a flattering version myself.  Lucky for me, BL sent me this fab piece to review, and now I'm here tellin' you guys to cop one for yourself.  This piece is perfect for all season - I'm thinkin' leggings and boots in the Fall/Winter and sandals and fab statement jewelry in the Spring/Summer.  If you're still not convinced, scroll down below for some serious stripe inspo.  OH, and of course, just to remind y'all, this is NOT a sponsored post, and I'm not makin' any commission whatsoever.

As promised, here's striped inspo for y'all - images jacked from Pinterest.


How do you guys feel about stripes?  Are they are do or a don't?
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