Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Earning my Stripes in Pasadena

Despite the fact that I have a fashion blog where I post pictures of myself online, I am actually a pretty shy and private person. (I know, the irony!) So due to the fact that I am not exactly an exhibitionist, I don't like taking pictures in places where people are walking by because it makes me feel incredibly self-conscious. Sometimes, though, in order to get a good photo, people can't be avoided. Take, for example, this spot that is on one of my favorite corners in Old Town Pasadena. Why is it my favorite spot? Well, first and foremost, it's where J. Crew is located! It's also home to this weird and whimsical statue and the candy store Sugarfina, so it's got it all: clothing, art and sweets!

Since the location perfectly matched my outfit, I decided to try it out for a few photos, but it was quite busy with people coming in and out of stores. I think that taking photos in public, even if you feel humiliated, is just part of earning your stripes as a blogger! Speaking of stripes, I am in love with this fun striped ballet-back tee from Old Navy. It has a great silhouette in the back, as it dips slightly, without being immodest because, like I said, I'm not exhibitionist! Below I have linked to the top and some other red and white striped versions that I love.

Surprisingly, nothing I am wearing in this post is from J. Crew, even though I am standing right in front of a J. Crew store! Yes, this is a rare day indeed that not a single thing I am wearing is from J. Crew! I bought the skirt recently at Zara, which is becoming one of my new favorite stores, but I also found pretty much the same version of the skirt here for only $19. Now that's definitely a bargain to show off, even if it's in front of a crowd, or just this random statue guy!

Tee: Old Navy ballet-back tee here
Skirt: Zara look alike version here
Bag: H&M similar gold clutch
Sneakers: Target here
Belt: Target here
Sunglasses: Celine


  1. Such lovely colours, and fabulous together! Kx

  2. I love how beautiful and affordable this outfit is. I need that ballet tee and your sneakers. I also love the skirt and clutch. I too don't like being in front of crowds that is why my photos are taken right outside my home, usually. It sounds hard to believe as a style blogger but yeah lol.

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  3. Oh wow, the backdrop and your outfit are perfect together. You are brave, I've still not ventured out alone with my camera and tripod! But I will eventually. Sassy skirt print. Jacqui

  4. I love this mix of stripes and floral! I am still self conscious about taking my pics in public so all Of mine are in my yard, but one day I hope to have cute backdrops!

  5. SO pretty Katie! Love the mix i=of patterns and your minty sneakers are adorable!

    xx, Elise

  6. In love with this cute look! I love the stripes with the floral and the cute scooped back detail!

    Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

  7. This is the cutest outfit Katie! Love the shoes, the floral and stripes - basically everything about this look!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  8. That skirt is amazing! I absolutely love it! Thank you so much for linking up!

  9. Your skirt is so Bright and Colorful!! I Love It So Much!!!

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