Stripes and Spectacles: The Playlist

Yes, Yes, I am obsessed with the thought of stripes and spectacles. So naturally, I made a playlist in honor of this new obsession. And of course, I felt like it was only right that I share it with you. So enjoy.

Far Far _ Yael Naim
Concrete Wall _ Zee Avi
Blue Jeans _ Lana Del Rey
Run _ Matt Nathanson
Heart of Gold _ James Blunt
Fresh Pair of Eyes _ Brooke Waggoner
Out of Reach _ Matthew Perryman Jones
More of You _ Mozella
Drop to Hold You _ Matt Nathanson
All the Pretty Lights _ Andrew Belle
Turn Me On _ James Blunt
Darlin It Ain’t Easy _ Zee Avi
What We Want _ Bess Rogers
Hiding My Heart Away _ Brandi Carlile

Quick Music Review:

Matt Nathanson: If you’ve never listened to Matt Nathanson, do you yourself a favor and go download his albums. His music will put you in a good mood and make you feel like you are on top of the world. He spills his heart out in his latest album “Modern Love”. His lyrics are something that I think all of us can relate to at some point in our lives. His smooth voice and melodies are catchy and will make you want to get up and sing and dance.

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Stripes & Spectacles

My two latest obsessions: Stripes & Spectacles.

In fact, I’m currently adorned in my stripes and spectacles sipping on my creme soda. I don’t know what it is about stripes that fascinate me– but they do. And spectacles, well those are just a way of life for me… at least since the 4th grade when I realized I couldn’t see the chalkboard.

I thought I’d share my latest obsession with you? Are you ready?

Let’s start with stripes for your wardrobe. 

Via Vogue & Coffee

This would be the perfect traveling outfit! I imagine myself on a train getting ready to head off on a Roman Holiday in this. Sidenote: You should always look your best while traveling. You never know who you are gonna meet!

This dress is so primavera (that’s Italian for Spring!) And come Spring, you can find me roaming the streets of the middle of somewhere in a dress like this!!

Via Say Yes to Hoboken

The perfect combination of stripes and spectacles- don’t you think? Simple, sophisticated, lovely. What else could you want?

ViaPixie Market

Two words: IN LOVE. It’s old school yet something new. It’s definitely not the “norm”, but it’s too cute to deny!

This is perfection! For work! For Date Night! For a night out with your girls!

I’m loving stripes right now– and also colored pants! This is a lovely combination, agreed? So chic.

Next up: Stripes for your estate (or your apartment). 

Via Apartment Therapy 

I adore this. Black and White. Simple and Chick. Thick and Thin.

Via Design Your Walls

Please tell me that you are falling in love with stripes on the walls too? I think this is so classy. I can envision it in my third story apartment already!

So while this may be a children’s room- I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to do this in my room! 1) It’s stripes! 2) A chalkboard wall– it’s like heaven!

Ready to take your estate to the next level? Get rid of the blaze’ (pronounced: blah-ze) chair coverings you got- and refurbish them with stripes!

This couch: It’s to die for! It’s beautiful and such a great statement piece! Mark my words, I’ll be finding a couch like this for my future estate.

Now that I’ve planted ideas of stripes for your home- it’s time to move on to:

Stripes and Beauty Products 

Oh hello,  nautical nails!

Via Polyvore

If you aren’t feeling brave enough to do all your nails in stripes- try doing accent nails. Translation: Pick one nail on each hand to paint in stripes. I promise, you’ll love it.

Via Polyvore

I love this combination. Little Nail Tip: You can get nail pens almost anywhere so if you don’t feel confident in your nail painting skills- fret not, you can “draw” the stripes on.

So stripes and spectacles- What do you think? In love?

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