HOW WE WORE IT // stripes + personal style

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While I will never be a fashion blogger, I enjoy doing an outfit collaboration with a few other ladies who blog!  Deidre hosts the collaboration and puts the information to sign up for it every month here.  This month’s outfit is from MintArrow and I loved it the moment I saw it!  Fun fact: I actually guest posted on Deidre’s blog a few years ago and we worked on a similar project in college at BYU together- she’s really nice :).  

I really love clothing, but I have been really bugged by trying to define what my style is.  You know how sometimes you see something and YOU KNOW exactly the person who would wear it?  That is what I am talking about and that is what I am trying to better develop.  By perusing my closet and the things I most frequently wear, I know I like classics, polka dots, cardigans (I have this by default of being a teacher, probably), and I tend to go towards more of a “teacher casual.”  If I had unlimited money, all of my clothing would probably come from Anthropologie and ShopRuche.

An outfit from MintArrow.com to inspire this month's "how we wore it." This is an outfit collaboration hosted on DeidreEmme.com where bloggers come together to give their spin on an outfit!

My favorite jewelry is all vintage hand me downs, things from auction boxes, or thrift store finds.  In clothing, I love: lace, classic cuts, tunics, and romantic vibes; I like neutral colors tones, but I do not like very bright and vibrant colors.  I am developing a thing for sun hats because sunblock often is too harsh for my skin (it feels like I am getting a mild chemical peel) and I am going to have to start splurging for shoes that have arch support + also look cute! 

When I love something, I wear it until I wear it out. Exhibit A: the jacket I am wearing in these photos was bought my freshman year of college 10 years ago.  Because I do wear things for a long time, I want to start buying higher quality items that really fit my style.  However, I know that I have to be careful because it is easy for me to pick “cutesy” things that can make me look like a little girl since I am 5’3 and have a very young looking face.

What were things you did to be conscious of your style and buy a lasting wardrobe???  Help a sister out!!

How we wore it// this is how Autumn from Stay gold Autumn styled spring stripes with a corduroy jacket! | Stay gold Autumn

How we wore it// this is how Autumn from Stay gold Autumn styled spring stripes with a corduroy jacket! | Stay gold Autumn
Dress: Old Navy // Corduroy jacket: Kohls // Cameo necklace: Vintage // Shoes: crocs

How we wore it// this is how Autumn from Stay gold Autumn styled spring stripes with a corduroy jacket! | Stay gold AutumnHow we wore it// this is how Autumn from Stay gold Autumn styled spring stripes with a corduroy jacket! | Stay gold AutumnHow we wore it// this is how Autumn from Stay gold Autumn styled spring stripes with a corduroy jacket! | Stay gold Autumn

You can find similar items to what I am wearing below by clicking the image below:


Beyond my random ramblings about figuring out my personal style though, the best part of this collaboration is actually being able to connect with other bloggers and see how they styled the same outfit!  You can see how I styled the last outfit suggestion here.

You can see how other ladies collaborated with the outfit below:

Deidre at Deidre Emme  |  Katelyn at The Suitcase Blonde  |  Elise at Sparkle and Slippers  |  Amy at Harris inc.  | Madeline at CaseyLand  |  Rachel at Rachel Sayumi  |  Amber at Amber Nicole Blogs  |  Brooke at Silver Lining  |  Berkley at Here in the Now  |  Kyla at FordOlogy  |  Robin at Penn & Quill  |  Ashley at Absolutely Ashley  |  Aubrey at Aubrey Zaruba  |  Sierra at Sierra’s View  |  Brooklyn at Brooklyn Jolley  |  Alyssa at Impractical Composition  |  Tayler at The Morrell Tale  |  Justine at Little Dove Creations  |  Bekah at These Are The Days  |  Kylie at Love Always, Kylie