My On Again Off Again Love Affair with Stripes

Jacket: Marshall’s
Blouse, Pants, Shoes: Stein Mart
Earrings: Lane Bryant

Today, at Pretty Shiny Sparkly bloggers are bringing their bold stripes and color blocking looks.  I went for the bold stripes!!

Garments with Chevron Stripes are magic since they are made of one of those amazing prints which do something that blesses me no end…they are slimming!! The zig zag of the print just focuses the eye to the tiny points of a woman’s body, so typically the style will take pounds away.

However, horizontal stripes can be the opposite …if not worn carefully, they will put the pounds on! Since I am in weight-loss-mode, I am just now returning to some horizontal stripes….as long as the garment fits well and follows my curves…which I have many!!

Peck & Peck Collections: Kohls
Pants: Talbot’s
Cole Hahn Flats: Marshalls

Stripes have always said one word to me: FUN!! I guess because I can remember back in the dark ages, when I was a child, wearing them while playing in the neighborhood….I know, I know that is before many of the girls reading this blog on  were born. But, we can always have fun, ladies, and stripes are one way to say IT!!

Now, here’s some fun: Stripes, polka dots
and flowers…all on one cake!!

And for more fun with stripes and color blocking, just hop over to Pretty Shiny Sparkly – Bloggers Do It Better


  1. Pam, FABULOUS!! I'm really not a stripe kind of girl; but I DO love seeing them on others. You look great in yours and I'm loving how you're incorporating so much color into your outfits. I don't even recognize the woman from the driver's license!!! Big hug! ~Serene

  2. I love a good Breton stripe
    Stripes on top aren't as tricky as stripes on the bottom though
    You look great in both looks
    The red really brightens your face

  3. Hello Pam, Looking good as always. Love your celebration of stripes. You do have a unique way of using fashion to lift the spirit.

    Thanks for coming over and commenting on ACWYS. It's always a nice surprise when I see that you have chimed in. Keep um coming, Keri

  4. I love that black and white blouse!! but then again, I love black and white everything 🙂

    wish I could wear stripes..they just dont work on me.. tried it.. I look really wide in them.. oh well.. I will live vicariously through you for stripes!!

    have a super day!! xoxo J

  5. Love the chevron stripe blouse! Very flattering. Cake looks so good…
    And I remember when you wore stripes out to play; I think that was the only pattern in Tee shirts back then!

  6. That first look is marvelous and I too am in the weight-loss mode finally 🙂 so am starting to once again wear some stripes…Thank you so much for your comment on my fashion blog, I also have a travel blog hope you could find time to visit! I am one of your newest followers via GFC also if I can find you in Twitter I will also follow @wegottogoback glad you found me and thanks again! I am Over 50 feeling 40 🙂
    ♥ Noemi
    Fashion: Classy N Glamorous
    Travel: Across The Sea

  7. Just found your site and being a lot older than 50, I too still feel young. Love that you are celebrating being a women over 50.

    That cake is incredible and one that I actually wouldn't eat as it is more delicious to look at.


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