Monday, January 23, 2012

Stripes


When I started this blog, I was all about polka dots. For years and years and years I was all about polka dots. I mean, I still am all about polka dots, but more and more these days, I am all about stripes.

Every time I go thrifting, I am immediately drawn to anything striped. Stripes are just so clean and classic. They're neat (as in organized rather than neat-o, but they're neat-o too). They're just so American. And by American I also mean European and perhaps summertime Canadian.

So I wear stripes all the time now. I threw this scarf on to walk the dog assuming it clashed with my striped sweater, but who cares? Does the dog care? No. She just wants to get this show on the road. Then, I caught a glimpse of myself in our enormous hall tree's mirror, and I thought the combination was quite cute. Red and blue are best friends and these stripes can deal with a busy scarf. Sunshine dog, however, cannot deal with the flash. It gives her crazy eyes. Not super cute, Sunshine. Not super cute.

(Oh, who am I kidding? Still super cute. Sweater: thrifted. Scarf: Urban Outfitters.)

10 comments:

Patty said...

I vote super cute!

Lauren Knight said...

Ha! I am with you on the stripes. The other day, it dawned on me that I had dressed all three of my sons in stripes, plus I was wearing stripes. And I had NO idea I had done it until we were out and about. But stripes are awesome, no?

Love your blog, by the way. So colorful and cheery!

skippysays said...

Don't worry- there can be room in your heart for both stripes and polka dots- there sure is in mine :) And the scarf doesn't clash at all- it looks awesome with the sweater!
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Laura said...

i'm just the other way around! i've used a lot of stripes and have started to be more drawn to polka dots lately:) x

Allison said...

I love love love pretty much any pattern, dots & stripes included! But I especially love the art behind you sofa; it's fantastic! How unique!

Megan said...

This is a cute post :) I also gravitate to stripes in thrift stores... and dots. Your dog is a cutie!

anne said...

yay for stripes! i love them as well. i use to have this black and white striped shirt that i wore for years until it finally got holes in it :(

cute doggie, crazy eyes and all :D

Helen said...

I love stripes too, I find them more French than American though. Haha bless Sunshine, I find dogs so funny when they look like robodogs when the flash goes off.

his_girl_friday said...

Thanks!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Hi, i love your blog! Sunshine dog is adorable despite being possessed