Classic Style: Stripes and Denim + Linkup & Announcement

May 2, 2017

I am all about the classics. Stripes and denim paired together make for an easy and put together look. Added a structured tote and matching cognac wedges to finish it off. The point is that outfits don’t have to be complicated to be great. What I love about this particular one is that the classics are well done.

I recently went into Madewell with my mom and walked out with more in one shopping trip than I have in a long time. I had heard tales of how great their denim is, and now I can personally testify. If you are in need of jeans, get yourself to a Madewell now (not a sponsored post). I’m one of those people who has way too many pairs of jeans in my closet that I only half like, and I am on a mission to change it. Anyone else? Tell me I am not the only one. I bought two pairs in one shopping trip which is basically unheard of for me. I have the hardest time finding denim! I’m super excited about a post I have coming up with AG too. Bring on the good denim! All that to say, I tried on every pair of jeans in my closest and took about 5 to the resale shop. This high rise classic wash pair has hardly left my body since it came home with me. They fit true to size.

I feel a bit like a broken record since I have said this on the blog before, but since having Ivy my life and wardrobe has changed a lot as you can imagine. So many wonderful changes, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. In some ways, I have felt a bit lost. As I learn ways to be stylish while also being practical and functional in my role as a mom, I love sharing those pieces with you. This blog continues to evolve with my life as I want to keep the outfits things I really wear. Insert cute t-shirts like this striped tie back one. Love when fun detailing meets wearability. I actually wore this exact outfit to take sweet Ivy girl to the doctor. This tote doubles well as a diaper bag.

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Classic Style: Stripes and Denim

Last but not least, I am excited to be cohosting Fashion Elite with J Petite today! That is why I am posting today instead of on my usual Wednesday. It’s a free week which is even better. That means you can link up any outfit you want. Speaking of linkups, I am really excited to announce that Gina of On the Daily Express and I are going to start hosting our own weekly linkup next Wednesday. I have long been a follower and fan of Gina, so I am excited to collaborate with her in this way. We hope it will be a place to inspire you each week. It will be called Style on the Daily, so get ready to share your outfits next Wednesday! Yay!

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  • Reply Habba Heimisdóttir May 2, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Gorgeous look! Classic & timeless <3

    Habba x

  • Reply Lorena Lorena May 2, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Simple and fab ! like every outfit should be.

  • Reply Jessi Malay May 2, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    LOVE this look babe! Its so timeless and classy at the same time! <3 Would LOVE for you to check out my new Mother's Day post! 🙂

    XO Jessi,

  • Reply cinthykwok May 2, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Great casual look!

    xx, Cinthy Kwok

  • Reply Jalisa May 2, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    I’ve heard such great things about Madewell denim, too, but have yet to try them out myself, it looks like I’ll have to check them out after having baby. I can understand where you’re coming from in finding a practical and stylish medium when it comes to getting dressed. Since becoming pregnant, I’ve been feeling conflicted with my style choices and have been reaching for certain items I normally wouldn’t, so I can imagine what will change after having her. You’ve done a marvelous job, though, at remaining stylish and practical in all the looks you’ve shared with us, including this one, so you’re nailing it! Thank so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!



  • Reply Jaime Costilow May 2, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    This is such an adorable top! You know I love a good striped piece. I’m dying over those wedges too.

    XO, Jaime

  • Reply Jessi Afshin May 2, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    This is such a classic look! I love the stripes and the little tie in the back. So cute!


  • Reply Ashley White May 2, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I love this look, lady- so classic but goes everywhere effortlessly. And a new link-up! Too cool- I’ll be there. 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Reply Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom May 2, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    I’ve been having a hard time juggling everything with the blog lately, I am not sure what I need to change. This striped top is so pretty in the back!! I am excited about your new link up! Gina is so sweet!


  • Reply Lanae Bond May 2, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    That is a great casual look that is very functional yet stylish! Thanks for co-hosting the linkup!

  • Reply Nina May 2, 2017 at 11:37 am

    This striped top is super cute, love the back detail.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  • Reply yuka May 2, 2017 at 11:29 am

    I love this classic look! and i love that you paired it with brown accessories, the brown adds a nice pop!

  • Reply Lisa @ Daily Style Finds May 2, 2017 at 11:23 am

    You are not the only one – I have too many pairs of jeans I do not like. I’ll be curious about your AG report. They are the best jeans for my husband – but I have not found a pair that works for me yet.

    Daily Style Finds

  • Reply Treats and Trends May 2, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I love this look, Amy Ann! Those jeans fit you perfectly! Madewell is a dangerous place, I want everything from there haha

    Treats and Trends

  • Reply Rrush A Nikci May 2, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I love the shoes and the top. Honestly I am a nanny and I have been struggling to figure out what to wear to be practical but still maintain my style. So I get you in a weird kind of way lol

    Life is just Rosie

  • Reply Dora Toubanaki May 2, 2017 at 10:00 am

    I love the shoes! The fun detail on the top is cute too!

  • Reply Denise Kokinis May 2, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Oh I was like…. do you normally post on a Tuesday?! I am loving your new mom style and I think you are totally working it. I love the stripes!
    Also, that bag is so versatile! I have it and use it for literally everything! Congrats on the new weekly linkup, that is so exciting!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Reply Brooke May 2, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I need to get to Madewell and try their denim! I’m always a little afraid to go in there because of the sticker shock, but I’ve heard so many great things!! I love your evolving style (very similar to my own), when I can find a comfortable t-shirt that has cute details like yours, I’m sold!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  • Reply Bella Skoog (Bella) May 2, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I love your outfit, so siple yet so stylish!
    XO Bella,

  • Reply Siffat Haider May 2, 2017 at 9:15 am

    This outfit is my go-to when I can’t decide what to wear. There’s truly nothing chicer than a striped tee and jeans.

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