Monday, May 16, 2011

Classic Stripes












Occasion:

I have been wanting a Saint James shirt for a really long time, so when we decided that part of our honeymoon was going to be in Paris, I knew that a classic striped Saint James shirt was going on the top of my shopping list.  The boutique was super cute and the sales associate was so nice and patient with me as I tried on shirt after shirt trying to find the perfect fit. It was a great experience (and significantly cheaper than in the U.S.) Now, I know that nautical striped shirts have been everywhere and can be anywhere from super-cheapo to uber-expensive and to be honest, Saint James falls towards the expensive side generally. However, I am a firm believer in 'investment pieces' and spending a bit more on something that will endure and last season after season, year after year. The quality of Saint James shirts are impeccable; the material is substantial, seams are perfect and the fit is spot on. If you are looking for a nautical striped shirt that will stand the test of time, look no further. These iconic shirts are here to stay and made for the long haul! ** Disclaimer: Saint James did not ask me to endorse their brand. I am just truly happy with my purchase.**

I wanted to play up the nautical theme and decided to pair my red and white striped Saint James shirt with this light khaki skirt with cute pocket details. I played up the accessories with a red, white and blue silk scarf, wooden necklace, straw fedora and my gold top-siders. I think everything really compliments each other:)

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Outfit:

Shirt: Saint James (Paris)

Skirt: Filene's Basement

Scarf: Marshall's

Hat: Target

Necklace: Thrifted

Shoes: J.CREW (Sperry Top-Siders)


What pieces do you consider to be 'investment pieces'?

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