1.06.2015

Stripes + Plaid {and Hey Girl Linkup}

Vest: Old Navy (similar, more sizes)  //  Sweater: Loft (similar)  //  Button Down: H&M  //  Jeans: East & Lo c/o  //  Flats: Julie Lopez c/o  //  Bag: Old Navy (similar)

 
Wanna hear a sad story?  I'm going to tell you a sad story.  It serves a purpose, promise.

Each summer during college, I would move home to work.  After a long day of packing and cleaning, my car was loaded to the brim.  It was a disorganized mess of bags, boxes, loose shoes, piles of laundry, and other very tidy college-y things.  With plans to take off the next morning, I crashed at a friend's apartment really late.  I vividly remember making the conscious decision to just lock my car, not sett the alarm.  You see, when I clicked my remote twice to set the alarm, my little car  honks really loud and that seemed like a rude thing to do at nearly 3:00am.

You know what else is really rude?  Breaking someone's window to steal their stuff.  That day, when I awoke bright and early to leave, I was greeted my a pile of glass and less stuff in my car than the night before.  My laptop and a backpack got stolen, which totally sucked.  But you know what I may have been most upset about?  Since I had packed so frantically, there was just ONE of my absolute favorite shoes in the backpack that got taken.  They were the cutest emerald green patent leather flats with a pointy toe and knot at the front, and I loved them.  (Maybe not quite as much as my stupid-expensive Apple Macbook, but I was still pretty devastated about those shoes...)  I held on to that lone shoe for years, like I would somehow stumble upon its mate.  Alas, I did not.

Fast forward many years, and depspite my accomplished status as a champion shoe shopper, I have yet to find a replacement pair of emerald green flats.  That is, until I discovered Julie Lopez shoes.  Not only are these flats tremendously comfy, but they're EMERALD GREEN.  Every pair is made in Italy, and they're superb quality.  And don't tell my poor lonely emerald flat, but I like these even more.

Outfit Details:

Vest: Old Navy (similar, more sizes)
Sweater: Loft (similar)
Button Down: H&M
Jeans: East & Lo c/o
Flats: Julie Lopez c/o
Necklace: Purple Peridot
Bag: Old Navy (similar)

AND I'm co-hosting a bonus linkup today with the fabulous ladies of Pumps & Push Ups, so make sure and join in after the break!


Oh Hey Girl Link-Up co-host Jenna of Sincerely Jenna Marie






Linked up with What I Wore with The Pleated Poppy // Whatcha Wearing Wednesday with The Mummy Chronicles // What I Wore Wednesday with Cappuccino & Fashion // Style Me Wednesday with Shopping My Closet // Because Shanna Said So // WIWW with Chic Street Style, Gracefullee Made, & Book of Leisure // Pastries, Pumps & Pi

13 comments:

  1. Having your car broken into is never fun. I had mine broken into a long time ago for a pair of Oakley sunglasses. It was more expensive to repair the car then replace the sunglasses. Glad you found a pair of green flats that reminds you of your favorite shoes.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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  2. You know, when I saw these flats on IG, I wondered if you miraculously found "the" emerald flats! Glad you like these even more. They make me smile as does Sherlock and that striped vest!
    And yes. It's 1:37am and I am wide awake. :(
    Http://morepiecesofme.com

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  3. Love the stripes + plaid combo - and the fun red lip!

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  4. Oh how sad! I hate a thief:( But I love your shoes!! I have never heard of this brand so thanks for the tip! And I have been coveting this vest forever! I really need to pick one up(: Susan

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  5. Thank you so much for co-hosting today! You look adorable as always and your dog is just the cutest!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  6. I love this striped vest, and the plaid peeking out from underneath the camel sweater is just perfect!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  8. I have that same necklace but mine is from J. Crew!! So pretty! Your blog is adorable!

    xo,

    Katie
    iamkatgolden.com

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  9. That is a sad story! Most evil robber in the world to tease you by taking only one shoe...>.<
    But super cute outfit, and love your red lips!

    Gina
    Pink Wings

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  10. I love this fun mix of patterns--definitely pinning for inspiration! And that's so sad about your computer and shoe!! Glad you found another pair you love as much :)

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  11. I wish I was as great at mixing patterns! Thanks for linking up at Who's Wearing What Wednesdays at Pastries, Pumps and Pi!

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