A striped top styled for Spring. ETA: 2 More...dress with tweed jackets and chinos outfits

One outfit from Angie’s latest ensemble post. Photos #4/5 show what it looks like outside...new snow. The outfit best resembles #1 but with a longer scarf. The floral pattern I hope will look springy. The jeans are a medium wash linen pants and jogger jean. The striped top is a consignment cotton striped sweater along with the striped bag and scarf. Navy wool blazer is an old thrift store find to add warmth. Loafers are pink suede. Vionic slippers. COVID hair is up in a twist. Does this outfit look at all spring-like? Navy is my spring dark neutral and white is my light neutral. Pink (of some shade) and yellow are accent colors. If I go out I will change into white snow boots with wooly socks and add a navy puffer coat and gloves and pink knit beanie.
If it warms up during the day I will change the blazer for a dark or a white jean jacket. Photo#3 shows pattern mix of sweater and scarf.
ETA: Striped dress with tweedy Chanel-esque jacket, sneakers, bandana, and small consignment Bagallini bag. All old. Too bumble bee? Should I ever wear this again?

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  • Sally replied 1 year ago

    oh I love the mix of colours.  It gives it a feeling of casual chic when worn with the jeans. I also love that you got them from thrift stores as I love thrift store shopping when I get the time.  Lovely picture of the snow.  Where I live it never snows.   

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    GO AWAY SNOW! :(

    Joy, that's a GREAT stripe-floral mix. And two stripes to boot! You are creative and adorable. 

    Are you fully vaccinated? I hope so! 

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Angie, yes both DH and I are fully vaccinated. I had Phizer. I added this striped top and bag to my cold spring capsule which has been getting a workout lately.

  • slim cat replied 1 year ago

    Nice mix of the vibrant stripes/colors - great look!
    The snow pictures are wow ( I haven’t seen that much snow for some time ).

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    SOOOO glad you're both vaccinated!! Are you feeling like you can have your hair cut soon? 

  • Nikki replied 1 year ago

    Great spring outfit! Wonderful colors! Stripes and floral mix is fun. Cute bag :) That snow is wild!

  • Minaminu replied 1 year ago

    You look wonderful! I like how you mixed floral and stripes! The blazer is a fab addition to the outfit!

  • Jonesy replied 1 year ago

    Your outfit looks very spring-y, despite your snowy weather! Congrats on your vaccination!

  • rachylou replied 1 year ago

    Oh man, this outfit is too fabulous for that snow! Yay on finishing your vaccination course! :)

  • Jaime replied 1 year ago

    Love the mix, shocked at the snow :) !

  • Sal replied 1 year ago

    Lovely colours here Joy and pleased you are fully vaccinated.

  • Bijou replied 1 year ago

    Beautiful Spring outfit, I cannot believe that weather. Thrilled to hear you are fully vaccinated.

  • Aquamarine replied 1 year ago

    Fun pattern mixing Joy! I can’t imagine thinking spring with all that snow!

    Glad you are vaccinated. Got my first Pfizer shot this week. It seemed surreal after all we’ve been through this past year.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you all for your comments. I am very happy that this outfit looks springy in spite of the snow. Angie, very few places are open to get a haircut here. Men seem to have a better chance and some salons are open for outdoor services, but with this cold and snow it sounds more like an ordeal. It is a relief to have going out not be a death sentence anymore but the variants are pushing the numbers in the hospital up as high as it was in spring last year. Stay safe, everyone.

  • Mirjana replied 1 year ago

    Great stripe floral mix, and lovely color Joy. You look stunning as always. The weather is strange in April here, last week it was snow and on Monday this week daily temperature 24C yesterday rain and about 10C crazy!
    Congratulations on your vaccination, I also finished that , the second dose two months ago.

  • Cardiff girl replied 1 year ago

    Snow looks beautiful but very unwanted at this time of year especially when we are all trying to stay outside if we go out.
    I very much like your happy floral take on mixing stripes.It makes a nice change from the usual nautical vibe that seems to go with a stripe.

  • nemosmom replied 1 year ago

    Love your knack for pattern mixing - and your bag is SO fun!

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Joy, you are dead right to play it safe. Take your time.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Mirijana, Cardiff girl, nemosmom and Angie. I am glad that some feel the first outfit is happy and springy. The sun is shining today but it is still cool with a chance for more snow this week. The weather is crazy. Last year we had snow in May and no gardening until after May. Too many frosty nights and chance of cold and snow.
    I added a second striped outfit and more pattern mixing. This one involves a black and white striped tee shirt dress, an old Target jacket, AGL sneakers ( old but comfortable) and a new-to-me from consignment little Baggallini bag. Too bumblebee? The dress feels a bit too short. Should it become a top? Be donated?

  • suntiger replied 1 year ago

    Snowwwwww :(
    I like the first outfit more- since the patterns are just on the top half. Love the scarf!
    But I am a Very conservative pattern mixer!

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    KILLER stripe dress and tweed jacket! 

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you Suntiger and Angie for your comments. Angie, I think the Target jacket was one of your picks years ago.
    Suntiger we are expecting 4-6 inches more snow tonight or tomorrow ( or both). And again on Wednesday. Winter is still here.

  • Mirjana replied 1 year ago

    The stripe dress and tweed jacket is awesome on you. I am inspired and could try with my stripe dress. You are so creative Joy.

  • Star replied 1 year ago

    Love the striped dress and tweed outfit.  Not too short.  I am also going to give this mix a try when Spring gets here.

  • lyn67 replied 1 year ago

    You surely crave Spring when is so white all over outside, wow!! Love  some stripes in colors and neutrals, both way are fab on you-with the white hair!

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    I really like 1 and 2.  That is great pattern mixing.  The dress and jacket outfit is really fun.

    That’s a lot of snow.  I’ve have been doing a little yard work and am now on the chaise, in the shade, and barefoot.  

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you for the reminder that warmer times will come. Right now the sky is cloud-heavy and we have had some rain. The chance of snow later today is 100% as is our chance overnight. There is also a bone-chilling wind. Enjoy your garden and warmth, JAlieen.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Here is another striped outfit inspired by the second one on Angie’s post. I do not have any real chinos but these EF pants may fill in in color and fabric. Everything except the striped top and my sneakers is second hand. The black jean jacket is thrifted. The scarf and bag are consignment. The pants are from EF’s online RENEW shop. I will add photos soon. This outfit will probably not be worn out of the house today. If it is, the sneakers will be exchanged for snow boots and I will have to dry my hair.
    Looking at photos, the pants look too dark. They are more of a khaki tan or a light neutral brown.

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