THT- A Classic Pattern with a Modern Twist- Stripes - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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THT- A Classic Pattern with a Modern Twist- Stripes


Stripes. I bet you have this classic pattern in your wardrobe in some form or another. A breton tee, a striped tee shirt dress, maybe a button down?

A Classic Pattern with a Modern Twist- Stripes

When I wrote this post,  Love Them Or Not?  I gave a bit of background on stripes and when they were first worn in the Navy.

Large bold stripes so the Captain could see man overboard.

We all are familiar with prison garb.

Stripes cotton shirts are often affiliated with a French Style.

Today, I am wearing “stripes with a twist”. I picked up this cream and black colored dress on Poshmark, through Mango, my favorite store. When I spotted it secondhand, I knew it was coming home to mama!

It caught my eye when I wrote about it and gave it as an example of a stripe I would go for. I have added a few pieces over the years, and most of the time, it has to be a different design, rather than just horizontal stripes. When I saw this multi-directional dress in cream and black, with the wrapped style and button up, I was smitten.

This is often what I look for with stripes. Different directions, some unique twist that makes them stand out.

I love the midi length and could pair this with any color for my accessories, so I added my olive Teddy Blake satchel. Black braided sandals and gold jewelry complete the look.


Here we are into April already! There are two birthdays this month, one being my hubby, (54) and my pup Truffles ( 14). I can’t believe it, my little princess is going to be 14! We may have a little doggy party with cake ( for dogs) and some neighborhood furbears. We’ll celebrate hubby at this restaurant that is new to us, Barrel and Fork. His actual birthday is on Easter this year. So off to my brother’s house we go to Mass and then Easter Brunch.

Since I can sit longer periods now, we are seeing the musical, “Into the Woods”, and enjoying dinner beforehand. I love a classic musical, as it has been a while.

Are you a fan of stripes, or do you like “stripes with a twist”?


Dress- Poshmark ( Mango)

heels- Target ( option, option)

bag c/o Teddy Blake

earrings- Kendra Scott

Sunglasses – Prada


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  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 11:42h, 07 April Reply

    I love this dress you are wearing! The lines and and pattern are so fabulous! I also love the green bag with this look. It is unexpected and striking!

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 20:37h, 06 April Reply

    Black and white is the theme of the week! Love these graphic stripes on you!
    Cheryl Shops |

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 16:04h, 06 April Reply

    That dress is so fun! I love the chic b/w and the playfulness of the stripes going different ways.


  • Linda Cassidy
    Posted at 07:50h, 06 April Reply

    I can’t believe your pup is already 14. Hbd to both. Now as for the dress it is fantastic.

  • Maureen
    Posted at 19:12h, 05 April Reply

    Such a fun dress with stripes! It looks beautiful on you and I adore it with your green bag. Perfect pairing! So glad that you are feeling better and able to sit longer. Enjoy the musical and happy early birthday to your hubby as well as Truffles!

    Maureen |

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 13:36h, 05 April Reply

    I like stripes every which way. This dress is so fun with its different take on stripes. I really like the bold statement it makes. Hope you have fun celebrating your hubby’s bday and your pup’s this month!

  • Gail
    Posted at 02:48h, 05 April Reply

    Love your stripes with a twist! And another Teddy Blake bag, I notice. I have several striped Breton tops, after years of saying I’d never wear them! xx

  • Jill
    Posted at 19:21h, 04 April Reply

    That dress is so chic! What a great Poshmark find! Thank you for the feature this week! It made my day!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Claire Justine
    Posted at 16:43h, 04 April Reply

    Beautiful dress, Jess. Love everything about it 🙂 Thanks so much for hosting.

  • jodie
    Posted at 16:39h, 04 April Reply

    You find the best things on Poshmark, and this dress is amazing on you, Jess,

  • Heike Yates
    Posted at 15:18h, 04 April Reply

    You make it look so effortless, and I love your inspiration.

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 14:10h, 04 April Reply

    Such a fu outfit!c Love this bold black and white print!


  • Midlife and Beyond
    Posted at 13:50h, 04 April Reply

    I love the style and print of this dress. It’s so elegant on you Jess. Enjoy!
    Alison xx

  • Rena
    Posted at 12:44h, 04 April Reply

    This dress is fantastic and you wear it so well, Jess. The “twist” is a wonderful detail that sets this dress apart from others.


  • Di
    Posted at 10:20h, 04 April Reply

    I love stripes! This dress with the bold geometric design and asymmetrical stripes is a beautiful statement piece on you! Wishing a very happy birthday to your husband and to Truffles! And a very happy Easter to you all! Thanks for sharing and the link up, have a good week!

    Posted at 08:37h, 04 April Reply

    I love the dress! Such an interesting twist at the waist!
    You will love the play! I saw it years ago in NYC.
    Enjoy Easter at your brother’s house.
    Happy birthday to your hubby and sweet Truffles!

  • Mica Away From The Blue
    Posted at 07:29h, 04 April Reply

    What a stunning dress! I can see why you had to have it, the multi-directional stripes are so fun and it’s such a classic style on you.

    Thank you for your link up!

  • Kellyann Rohr
    Posted at 06:45h, 04 April Reply

    That dress was a great find, Jess! So happy you are able to sit longer and get out and about. Into the Woods sounds like fun -and happy birthday to your hubby and your sweet girl!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 06:11h, 04 April Reply

    You look great in this dress!

    Curated by Jennifer

  • Pamela
    Posted at 05:46h, 04 April Reply

    Can never resist a stripe! hope you enjoy all your celebrations.

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:20h, 04 April Reply

    That’s some beautiful dress, I do love stripes! I’m glad you are doing a bit better. Does the bit warmer weather helps you? This has been the winter of hell for lung patients. All those virus’s. I’m glad when it’s warm enough to go out again.

  • Katie
    Posted at 02:08h, 04 April Reply

    Looking lovely in black and white! Thanks for the link up!


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