dress- c/o The Blues Jean Bar Express
boots- DV Dolce Vita via TJ Maxx
shades- c/o Krewe du Optic
Ah, stripes, the most prominent print in my closet! When I shop, it’s as if they call my name. Imagine I am Odysseus wandering through the Gap, for example, only I forgot to add wax in my ears, causing me to be irresistible to their call. I need them in every. single. color. And when I find a stripe tee in a color I already have, but the width of the stripes are different… well that is just a completely different concept and what if I need a wider stripe?! I have a nautical tee, but this one is more Where’s Waldo. Can you relate?
When The Blues Jean Bar contacted me about their BJB Express service, I was so excited! I have not been able to make it to their storefront location yet, so the Express idea is perfect for me. All you do is sign up for a one-time subscription, monthly, quarterly, etc. After a short survey and a consultation with a BJB stylist, your stylist sends a box of up to 3 outfits for you to try. Keep what you love, and return what you don’t!
Needless to say, this dress was a keeper. The mix of horizontal and vertical stripes creates an hourglass shape, which is great for gals with a more straight body shape. A pop of white perforated faux leather accents on the shoulders and pockets is a fun, modern twist on a basic shift. This dress requires only a few accessories, and adding a belt or military jacket would be cute for toughening up the look.