13 June 2011

summer stripes and the letter S

I've been known to layer stripes on top of stripes...

(original posts: left, right)

...but doing so in the summer months gets a little tricky because my objective is normally to wear a few layers as possible. By wearing a striped tie as a belt I was able to add interest to my outfit without increasing my sweat factor. 

Isn't this vintage pin fun? I'm a big fan of Helvetica (have you seen the movie?! it's one of my favorites of all time.), so I couldn't pass this up when I found it at an antique store.

Kinda kooky, but I think I like it! 

H&M dress (last seen here), Target tie, vintage pin, J.Crew flats


  1. That belt is BRILLIANT. So preppy and clever. I have the same dress in navy + white stripe, but now I'm wishing I had that one too...

  2. i never would have thought of this, but now i'm getting a strange urge to rummage through my roomie's ties in the name of fashion.

  3. Cute dress! It looks very Kate Spade!

  4. I've used a tie as a belt before, but I never would have thought to pin it. Adorable outfit!

  5. I love how you used the tie as a belt, very very cute!


  6. i LOOOVE it! super-prep, all the way. and it's adorable on you. bravo.
    http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com (fellow 30x30 remixer; come on by if you'd like!)

  7. Using a tie as a belt is genius!! Love it!

  8. Awesome idea to make a belt out of a tie with that pin! So cute! I too love stripes and Helvetica (the movie and the font).

    XO- Corrie @ www.brooklynbliss.wordpress.com


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