I love New York! I may look like I have happened upon a quaint country garden, but in reality, I am sitting in front of a Chipotle's! ( yum!) There are certain sections of the city that seem to be manicured everywhere you look. I am wearing a Kate Spade awning stripe skirt, with a dotted silk blouse that I bought second hand- (Le Redoute Creations, via LVIS in East Hampton). The sun is making dots of the entire photo, which while not flattering to my face, does go well with my theme for this post.
I have always been a fan of this pattern mix. I love stripes and dots together in lingerie, stationery, home decor, and beach wear. My first teeny bikini was stripes and dots. More than forty years later, I still love the combo.
The stripes and dots in this outfit is less juvenile in this neutral based color scheme, but I am happy that the designers of Kate Spade punctuated this skirt with a lively shot of deep pink and yellow.
I love a bold stripe for summer, but this one will do well year round, as will its dotted counterpart. My bracelets are lively too, and are stacked with the same sense of playfulness as this mix of stripes and dots.
Do you wear this combo of stripes and dots? Do you use it is home decor or tableware? I know it can read a bit too sweet, but I tempered that with bold jewelry and a sassy heeled stiletto...but... it is a holiday weekend to celebrate the serious sacrifice of those who have served, and those who continue to serve our country. Maybe some sweetness is just right. Thanks to you out there, wherever you are.