Monday, December 8, 2014

Weekending in Stripes

I'm not really one for weekend recaps purely because I am not really one who has weekends worth recapping. This one was slightly exciting so I thought I'd link up with Biana to share.

If you follow me on instagram then you know I went to my first ever basketball game on Friday night, we got some free (awesome) seats from my boss and it was tons of fun. I don't even think I'd ever watched a full game of basketball on TV before, though I can get into almost any sport live (except cricket or baseball, sorry). We got blizzards on the way home and it was a perfect impromptu date night.


Saturday was a bit lazy and then we went out to one of those painting and wine classes, a shindig with KC's work colleagues. My best friend (and her husband, who is my husband's best friend) just happens to work with my husband, so of course I tagged along. I still wasn't over my cold and wasn't feeling getting all dolled up, but my bestie worked her magic and I'm pretty sure she made me the prettiest I've ever been, just saying.




I wore my new Express London sweater (exact sold out now, lighter colour here) that Gina twisted my arm and made me get. It is so comfy, and it really does stretch out after wearing - at the start of the night it wasn't long enough to cover my front if I were to wear leggings. By the end of the night, it was. So there's that. It's also longer in the back which is my favourite thing in the whole world.




Sweater: Express (lighter colour stripes, other colours)
Jeans: Nobody (old)
Boots: JustFab (JF Sammy)

Now, every time my bestie does my hair like this I get tons of compliments and questions so I thought I'd summarise here: she uses the straightener to curl, but doesn't curl the ends. She teases the shit out of it, the messier the better.

Sunday was spent relaxing. I woke up feeling more sick than I had on Saturday, so I just sat down all day and wallowed in my sickness sorrows. And that was my weekend.

But, before we go, I wanted to share 2 more stripey finds with you. I bought both of these cyber week and love them both so much I had to share.

The first one is this long sleeve striped top from Nordstrom. Looks like the exact colour is sold out, which sucks but there are other colours (here and here). Gina has it in white and the one I have. I am considering getting the white one as well, I know I have my sheinside one, but this one is more fitted and long sleeves, so we'll see. Did I mention it's only $16 (and free shipping)? I wear the medium, case you wanted to know.


Ok now we have the striped tee. I have been hunting for a simple, perfect, casual, nothing fancy, simple striped tee for ages. Why do they have to make things so complicated? Ages and ages ago, my bestie and I went shopping and found these super soft and comfy tees from the Gap, which I loved. I don't remember seeing them in stripes at the time, but when I saw it on Caroline I about squealed. Her link didn't work so it looked like they were sold out, and it wasn't until I was perusing the ol website and found them that I let myself get excited again. Anyway, all this to say I am in love with this striped tee, you should get it, it's totes awesome. Caroline wears it way better if you want to take a squiz.




Throw on a plaid scarf and you're about as basic as they get, right?

It too is longer in the back for those who like that. If it covers my booty... anyway. I wear the smalls in these, and I'm normally in between small and medium.

Hope everyone had a great weekend and you're all enjoying December so far! It's basically over already.

Are you as obsessed with stripes as I am?

47 comments:

  1. You looked gorgeous with the makeup. She did a great job! Also I am so jelly of you going to the bball game. That is one of my fave sports!!! Love all your stripes.

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  2. I cheered for basketball in college and always thought it was way more exciting live! Holla for free tickets! And yes to all the striped tees! Hope you are feeling better, doll!

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  3. What a fun weekend! I'm really loving how your bestie did your hair, it's such a fun, tousled look for going out!

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  4. It's nice you got to enjoy your weekend a bit before getting sick. You really did have great seats for the basketball game! I'm with you on baseball... nothing can make that game interesting to me. The food in the stadiums is the best, though. I love stripes (and pattern mixing)! So much fun to wear.
    ~Gianni~

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  5. What a great weekend! Love your makeup, you need to rock the red lip more often! And love your cute fashion looks! Both of those tops are perfect! I love the last one with the leopard flats and that plaid scarf! Happy Monday love!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  6. Loving all of your outfits, lady! And you rock that RED lipstick like diva!

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  7. You and your husband are so cute!! You look absolutely gorgeous! I've never been to a pro basketball game, but it's on my list. I actually love watching basketball and went through this phase where I was hardcore. We don't have cable anymore so my hoop dreams were squashed. Love all your striped tops. I always go for shirts that are longer in the back too because I like to keep my booty covered in most of my skinny jeans!

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  8. You looked beautiful! Love the boots too with your navy and white top. Hope you feel better soon! That makes for a rough weekend.

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  9. With packing and moving I am realizing my love for two things.....little throw on cardigan things and stripes. I am so with you. Ummmmmm your hair looks amazing. I was going to ask you how you did it but then boom tutorial. Okay so teasing the crap out of it thats the key. Absolutely gorgeous girl!

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  10. Love, love the makeup and hair. You look gorgeous!

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  11. Oh em gee! So much happiness for me in this post. Your sweater!! Your striped tee! They both look so perfect on you. I'm glad you got them and thrilled to see you wear & enjoy them. I didn't even know they had a London sweater in grey stripes so now I need that one TOO. Thanks a lot for making me want to shop!! Your bestie did a fab job on your makeup (when will she start a blog or IG please?) and I'm so glad you had fun at the basketball game. Personally I think that's probably the best sport to watch live. Glad you had such a great weekend!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  12. You are gorgeous! I've never curled my hair with a straightner but now I'm tempted to try it.. like today. Also loving that Express sweater - and the price! Glad you had a fun weekend and hope you're feeling better soon!

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  13. Ok, you were MEANT to rock the waves and red lips! I'm a big fan of curling with a straightener too - it works way better! And totally agree, going to a basketball game is way better than watching it on tv. That's just boring.

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  14. Love stripes! I am just as obsessed and loving that tee. Also, I already said this on instagram, but your makeup looks gorgeous at the holiday party!! So pretty. Hope you're feeling better today!

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  15. Eh, Basketball is so boring. I went to a Detroit Pistons game once and we left half way through because it was so boring.

    I'm doing one of those paint and pour parties this week for our company hokiday party :)

    Also, i'm addicted to stripes. I have so many that when I go shopping I have to think "no stripes" the whole time. Those are super cute though!

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  16. free tickets to sporting events are the BEST kind of tickets!!! :) my old firm had box seats to the chicago bulls and they used to give us tickets...it was so much fun (i went for the free food!) anyhoo LOVING your stripe shirt picks... im wearing the short sleeve one right now! and i have the other one in my closet.. haha twins. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  17. Yes, I LOVE striped everything! At one point I had to stop myself from buying striped shirts, it was getting ridiculous! Those look great on you! I am constantly looking for shirts that cover my bum, especially to wear with leggings or skinnies!

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  18. i can't even handle how adorable you are!

    your makeup was on point; i wish i could do a cat eye like that but when i try, i look like someone punched me in the face.

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  19. umm such a cute post and I adore all your stripy finds!!!!!

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  20. You looked gorgeous for you night out and you need to start wearing red lipstick more often - looks great on you!!

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  21. i got a blizzard friday night too. IT WAS SO GOOD. also red lipstick works well on you, nicely done

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  22. stripes are my fav! and you do look gorgeous!

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  23. Hope you are feeling better today!! :( I think its lack of sun that's killing us all.
    Like I said before - you look HOT with that make up!!!

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  24. I love college basketball-when we were in Louisville, our hotel was near the KFC Yum! Center, and I kept thinking it would be a fun place to watch a game. Sorry you were sick. I hope you're feeling better! I absolutely love stripes, and the ones you posted are so great. :)

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  25. Love all these outfits!! and you are rockin that red lipstick!!

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  26. I swear you can't pay me to sit through a whole basketball game on TV but watching it live is a whole other story! And you look gorgeous all done up!

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  27. Fun weekend and you look so pretty all dolled up!! Your best friend did an amazing job!

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  28. Oh, it's wonderful when your friend can do your hair and makeup! I wish I had her to do mine, too! I get so lazy when doing my hair--curl a few strands and then get tired:) Looks like a great weekend!

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  29. Looks like a fun weekend! Love all your striped outfits!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  30. I so can't get the curling with the straightener thing down, but I'm pretty hair-challenged so that's not surprising. You are always so pretty but your BFF did a great job of somehow making you even prettier. LOVE the red lip!
    And um, brb, ordering all of those striped tees. I got one from LOFT recently that I thought was going the be THE ONE, but it's not (and I kept it anyway even though I'm only supposed to be keeping things that I love, ack).

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  31. I love all your striped tops!!! I have lots of striped things, I have always liked stripes :) Even if sometimes they don't like me...

    And your hair looks so pretty!!!!!!!!!!! I want my hair to look like that, damnit!

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  32. Looking good! I love the Express London sweater. I might need to head over there to find one for myself now.

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  33. What a fun weekend!! Don't you love getting free tickets to a sporting event?! It just makes it that much more fun! OMG you look soooooo gorg!!! Can your bestie give me a makeover too?! Love the red lip on you!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  34. My family are huge U of L fans so I'm jealous I've never been to a game - it looks so fun. Please tell your friend I will need her assistance with makeup full-time...starting now hah. You looked so lovely (not that you don't always!). Such cute outfits, too. Clearly y'all had some warm(er) weather recently with those short sleeves; love it!

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  35. You always look beautiful!!!
    I love basketball but prefer college to pro. Fun that y'all went to a game.
    Hope you are feeling much better today!

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  36. can we just talk about how gorg you are with red lipstick & that black and white outfit!!

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  37. You are working those red lips my girl! And you look gorgeous in all the pics, as always. Glad you had fun at the game and hope you're feeling back to normal soon!

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  38. Love those Just Fab boots!I need them! You look so stunning in the red lipstick!! hope you're feeling better!

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  39. Absolutely loving the red lips! You guys look so cute and I'm glad you still managed to go out even though you weren't feeling the best!

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  40. Looks like a really fun weekend! I love your outfis!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  41. Your date night sounds like so much fun! I've never been to a basketball game either... or watched one on TV lol anyways, you had a really eventful weekend! I went downtown and to the park to see the Christmas lights... it was so much fun. We had a coupon for free coupon and a doughnut so that pretty much made the date night even better haha! Love the leopard flats in the last outfit!! :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  42. You look absolutely stunning with that red lippy. I have never watched basketball but I imagine it is a fun thing to go an see!

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  43. Your hair looks amazing, and matches the red lipstick so well! xxx

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  44. I LOOOOOVE all the striped shirts!!! And seriously, you looked gorgeous with that ratted hair and bright red lipstick!! :)

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  45. Great seats for the game! I'm going to a UofL game on Sunday and I can't wait to see them in action again!

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  46. I, too, have a stripes problem. My former roomies used to make fun of me when they'd see all the different pairs of undies with stripes that I have... and they shirts.. And what I don't have with stripes, are polka dots. I might have a problem.

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