Sailor Stripes

Stripes have a nautical summery look and remind me of a cute sailor outfit I had when I was a little girl. I bought this top with stripes while in New York City at Anthropologie.

I wore it to cross the Brooklyn Bridge with white capris …


… and to the Brooklyn Flea Market with black capris.

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What I especially love is that it has a yoke that looks like houndstooth from a distance but is actually little bunnies.


Jean is wearing mini stripes with thrifted jeans. Her black and white saddle shoes complete this casual outfit.

“I love stripes! They’re classic and timeless. I wore a t-shirt by the ethical, organic company Armed Angels today. It is a mini-striped shirt. No need to be worried about looking wider. Skinny stripes don’t have that effect.” ~ Jean


Patti is wearing her striped tee with a gray thrifted skirt. These pussycat tights makes this a fun look!

“It’s fun to mix vintage and modern styles, and to mix casual with dressy pieces.” ~ Patti


Jess’s black and white striped dress is elegant. Love how she added a pop of red with these cute shoes!

“I think I own one striped shirt, one striped jacket. Not many stripes. However, I find that if I like the cut of the striped dress, or some other unique quality in a striped skirt, it might attract me more.” ~ Jess


Stripes will always be popular.



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23 Responses to Sailor Stripes

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  2. Stripes are always beautiful and you Ladies look fantastic in them. They bring this happy, young feel no matter what cut or style. Carmen, we have just started a group PHENOMENAL US which works on a simliar principle to your stripes – I’d like to invite you to join it. I’ll lead you through the process of signing in. I think you’ll love it. Are you on FB ? Could you give me your FB address? Hope to hear from you :))))) Kisses – Margot :))))

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    • carmen says:

      I agree, stripes are so youthful and fun! I’d be delighted to be part of your PHENOMENAL US group!! Would this be a FB page?

      I’ve featured several bloggers during the years and wanted to ask you if you have (or will have) some photos with floral backgrounds, so I can include you in a post I want to do in May. The outfit does not have to be florals, it can be anything you like. The idea is having flowers or blossoms for backdrops. 🌻🌹🌷🌼

      ❤ carmen


  3. hi Carmen, first thank you for the feature! Love the cute bunny pattern with the stripes. you look lovely in capris and i love the red cagy sandals!
    jess xx

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  4. Hi Carmen, love your striped top that you got in “my city” New York! the yoke does look like houndstooth alright. It goes so well with both Capris and sandals. I like the bolder stripe look like you are wearing. Jess’s dress is gorgeous too, it is classy and love the shoes. Take care Dear, hugs, Terri xo.

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  5. Lovely. You look good in stripes. Probably in anything you wear.

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  6. Jodie says:

    I feel the same way–stripes just seem to go with everything and they add some fun to our items!!

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  7. utesmile says:

    I quite like stripes. Got a t-shirt and a jumper. With yours you can mix and match with different trousers. Looks great !

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  8. josep-maria says:

    The sailor outfit looks great on you. I love the set of capris and striped sweater, because it evokes for me the beautiful Carmen walking along the beach of Toronto near the lighthouse. The sweater is cute, I love the top piece with the bunnies on the neckline, contrasting with the stripes. Both looks are perfect, with white or blue capris. Although your image with white capris and red accessories is more emotional for me, more … Carmen (even this plays with the turquoise bracelet, another symbol very Carmen). I love your image on the bridge with the hair collected.

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    • carmen says:

      Awww you remember the lighthouse in Toronto! Yes, I do love the beach but the closest beach where we live is over an hour away. You are very fortunate to have the beach so close! Stripes and the sea, a good combination! It was a little windy on the Brooklyn Bridge, so my hair is rather windblown – lol. Thank you for your wonderful comment dear Josep-Maria!

      ❤ carmen


  9. finbarsgift says:

    Carmen with stripes on Brooklyn bridge: ein absoluter Hingucker!!
    Have a pleasant day!
    Lots of greetings from Lu

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