WIW : Ooh La La!

Hi Ladies,

Stripes and France just seem to go together right?  So I am feeling a little bit french chic today lol.  Never thought I would say that ha ha.

Caught up with my sister on the weekend and came home with this top.  Its by Ping Pong and is a lovely soft jersey.  This is so not her style so not sure why she bought it (but Im glad she did lol) .  She has never worn it!    As you know I am not really a stripes girl. I like them but rarely like them on me.  The combination of the almost cobalt blue and the oversized design of the top makes it work for me ... I think :)  Truth is... I love it!

Striped Top : Ping Pong
(adding a link.  Aussie company that make some really nice clothing
http://www.pingpongclothing.co.....nter-2015/ )
Pants : Katies (Classic Pant Pocket Detail)
Ankle Boots : Hush Puppies
Scarf : Serra
Moto Jacket : Brown Sugar

Thanks for looking.  Can this be my one and only striped garment?

xxx Deborah

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  • Helena replied 6 years ago

    You're on a roll! Looks great! I love how you continue to ground things in your beautiful black pieces ... awesome.

  • Tanya replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful!  That shade of blue is gorgeous on you.

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    WOW! First pink, now stripes, who are you? Is this Deborah, or has someone else taken over? 

    Seriously though, the striped shirt looks fab!

  • Windchime replied 6 years ago

    The shirt looks wonderful on you! It's the exact shade of blue to complement your eyes and it has an elegant drape. Your sister definitely gave it to the right woman. :)

  • Elizabeth P replied 6 years ago

    Oh la la indeed! Love all the renditions of this. Yes, you can keep it :)

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Gosh who are you and what have you done with Deborah? ;) The stripey shirt looks good to me, and I have to say that the more black-heavy and layered styling in #4 jives most with your style to me. But it's not toooo much of a stretch, as you said with the cobalt. Looks gorgeous with your hair and the bold lipstick!

  • Peri replied 6 years ago

    Oooh lala I love it too!

  • Missey replied 6 years ago

    I love it on you!  Look at you adding color to your wardrobe ;)  I really like how you continue to ground the new items in your wardrobe with black...it keeps it very you!

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  • unfrumped replied 6 years ago

    Color, pattern-- a style refreshening seems to be going on but consistent with your sensibilities.

  • Sara L. replied 6 years ago

    Nice! I like the oversized silhouette and the contrasting stripes on the sleeves.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    You found just the right stripes (or your sister did)! Looks great with black too!

  • carolbee replied 6 years ago

    Looks great, fab colour. Oooh, what surprise do you have for us next.

  • Deb replied 6 years ago

    No. 4 steals the show and seems most true to your style. The blue, black and white combine nicely to give a balance of light, bright and dark tones. I'm ever impressed with your jacket collection Deborah.

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Thanks so much ladies.

    I do feel I might be experiencing a slight style evolution?  I feel I have really honed my style, pared back and now I have the foundation on which to build by adding a little carefully chosen colour here and there along with maybe a touch of trend, etc.  However I not looking specifically to add colour.  Both this and the pink jacket were from my sister.  I am not sure I would have bought either of these but I am thrilled with what they add to my wardrobe.  I think at the moment I am feeling the desire to 'stretch' a little and add the unexpected without compromising who I am style wise:)

    I try not to get too deep and analytical about it all but I think my new job has been a catalyst for this:)

  • lyn67 replied 6 years ago

    So excited to see where your style evolution heads toward!  This top looks fab and has indeed the french chic! Great color, too!:-)

  • lyn67 replied 6 years ago

    I'm so excited to see where your style evoultion heads toward! Great top, and it has indeed that french chic, love the color, too:-)

  • Summer replied 6 years ago

    I love it, too, Deborah.  Those stripes suit you very well.  

  • gryffin replied 6 years ago

    Fab outfit deborah!!  That top is really stunning on you alone and I adore it with scarf and jacket!  You sister is a littler treasure trove.  She must unconsciously be channelling you when she buys these pieces!!

  • donnat replied 6 years ago

    Wow, you sure are changing it up, first pink now blue... the blue looks beautiful. What a terrific color on you.

  • dakotacheryl replied 6 years ago

    Love the addition of the cobalt with your back pieces.

    Wish I could loan you my red patent handbag to go with this outfit !!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    I LOVE you in this colour combination. Fresh and lovely. And as oversized and stripey as the outfit is - it's quite slimming some how. Fabulous. 

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Angie, do you think it's due to the length of the top and the vertical stripe on the sleeves?

  • No Fear of Fashion replied 6 years ago

    Deborah, I am impressed. Again, not black, grey or white! And again a gift from your sister haha. Keep on viviting her. What a fantastic way of gaining new clothes. And such a wallet friendly way too.
    I throw out clothes many times myself and try to find a good new owner for them. Usually I invite a group of 5 girlfriends first. One of them said: such a delight to shop your closet, we never have to go past the paydesk haha.

  • Lyn D. replied 6 years ago

    Looking nautical but nice Deborah :)

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    I think it's flattering, too, Deborah.  The a generous, drapey fit with a graphic pattern (and stripes are a form a graphic, I guess) seems to be a great combination for a fluid piece.  The length is again generous, but not sloppy -- which is great luck for a gifted piece!

    Using architectural drape and black as your signature and foundation, and then adding some pops of color, or texture, or pattern, is kind of an "art gallery" approach to dressing.  Anything your place on your black "gallery walls" will be magnified and highlighted.  It has the added benefit of making anything --- even a striped tee --- seem arty and intentional. 

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