earrings - Topshop / striped shirt - H&M / overdyed skinnies - Zara / brogues - Primark
I distinctly recall declaring (to Chris, ever my captive audience) about a month ago that I did not like garments sporting mixed-size stripes. Clearly I spend a lot of my time pondering deep issues. While I like mixed stripes in an outfit composed of separates, and I like stripes of mixed orientation in single garment (see, the greatest skirt ever), I have long disliked garments in which the stripes dramatically change size and spacing. I like to tell myself that it's because they're the boxed cake mix of print-mixing (I'm a firmly from-scratch girl), but in truth, they just remind me far too much of a short-sleeved (ugh), mock-turtleneck (double-ugh) sweater from Express that I wore to death in middle school. So I said it - I hate pre-mixed stripes.
But then, mere seconds after this momentous declaration, I saw a girl wearing this shirt in Florence, and I had to completely reverse my position. It turns out I love pre-mixed stripes when they change both size and color. Within a few days, I had seen "the shirt" (and started referring to it as "the shirt") twice more and was sold. I pinned it (and its Zara cousin), I pined for it, and last week I finally paid for it. I've worn it three times already, and we are in love.
And of course, I couldn't resist showing off (once again) how well our apartment matches my outfits. Everyone's balcony should have at least one bubblegum pink wall.