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Stripes: The New Neutral

My outfit details:  Blazer:  H&M (old, similar hereherehere), Dress:  ASOS, Clutch:  Anthropologie (old, similar here for $25!!), Shoes:  Christian Louboutin (budget-friendly version here), Belt:  Madewell, Bangles:  Forever 21, Watch:  DKNY (LOVE this one), Earrings:  Tory Burch, Aviators:  Ray-Ban
Today I'm so excited to have teamed up with a fabulous fashionista, Tara of Mix and Match Fashion, to shine a spotlight on one of my favorite spring staples ~ the striped blazer.  Not only is Tara a fellow NJ native, but she is also a teacher!  I've been reading her blog for a while now and I just love the way she pairs colors and prints to brighten even the dreariest NJ winter days.  She has also mastered the art of looking stylish on a budget. 
This blazer is perfect not only for work, but also adds easy interest to a casual outfit.  I tend to think of stripes as a neutral and I love how Tara paired hers with a cute graphic tee, bright pants and an even brighter clutch.  
I must have been feeling nautical when I threw mine over this cute navy frock and added some pops of poppy.
We both chose a nude patent pump to complete the look ~ as I always say ~ great minds think alike! 
Be sure to visit Tara's blog HERE.
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  1. Found your blog from Tara's! I'm a fellow Jersey girl :) I really love your nautical and preppy look!

    The Tiny Heart

  2. I love both you and Tara's look, and this is definition great inspiration too.

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  4. Love your outfit, especially your blazer!


  5. So excited that this came out so well :)

  6. I love both of your blogs and totally agree with you. Stripes are definitely a neutral! I love how you both styled these striped blazers.

    Chelsea & The City

  7. Hi! Followed you over here from Mix and Match Fashion. :)
    Your outfit is SO cute. Love the nautical, ladylike feel of it.

    Great collaboration!


  8. I love striped blazer and looking for one that fits me well!! You look so chic! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style Delights Blog

  9. Beautiful! I just saw your link up on Tara's blog, and I knew right away I needed to check out yours :)You have gorgeous taste!


  10. I love the nautical look! I just got a striped blazer and I can't wait to wear it!! You both look gorgeous!! I'm a new follower and a substitute teacher! Love finding more teacher bloggers!!

  11. stripes really are a fantastic neutral - so versatile and mixable!
    Chic on the Cheap

  12. Beautiful look on both of you.
    Hope you had a great weekend.


  13. You both look so fabulous!! I love the striped blazers. I just got one and I love it. I can see it being a very versatile piece.


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  14. I love striped blazers! Stripes are "IN" this season! I don't like striped pants, so I will definitely love to get a blazer like that! love the nude hue shoes that could fit with all outfits!