SIA: Stripes + long limbs

I’ll post the round-up of my first pick as SIA co-host later tonight (or morning in your time zone) — I’m excited to see what y’all send my way! — but I’ll start the week off first with the details of what I chose, inspired by James Tissot’s mustachioed painting of Colonel Frederick Gustavus Barnaby:

Detail of 'Colonel Frederick Gustavus Barnaby' – James Tissot – 1870

Detail of ‘Colonel Frederick Gustavus Barnaby’ – James Tissot – 1870

Inspired by the bold red, black, and white color palette — as well as the lines of Barnaby’s uniform and long limbs — I mixed a bold pattern (my red-and-white striped sweater) with a more subtle pattern (my new black-and-white Pride & Prejudice scarf). I also wore my black riding boots over my newly thrifted black ankle pants for a similarly long-limbed effect.

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA: Stripes + long limbs

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA: Stripes + long limbs

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA: Stripes + long limbs

Details:  Striped sweater:  Old Navy, gift-carded last fall  /  Black ankle pants:  Banana Republic, thrifted at local resale shop last month  /  Black riding boots:  Marc Fisher via Macy’s  /  Pride & Prejudice scarf:  Nerd Alert Creations, gift from Sam, new  /  Black hooded overcoat:  Maurice’s, old  /  Grey-and-black tote bag:  Christian Siriano for Payless, last winter

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA: Stripes + long limbs

I’m also participating again this week in the “Take On, Pass It On” style challenge over at Sarah’s Real Life. I’m remixing the Pride & Prejudice scarf from last Friday’s post.

Librarian for Life + Style | Remixing my Pride & Prejudice scarf

And BONUS! A shot of my handsome husband, Sam, who looked super-sharp in his red sweater, charcoal button-down (which has a subtle dotted pattern), light grey blazer, and dark jeans. I think he also reflects the inspiration painting pretty well, even though it was unintentional on his part.

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, red + grey

By the way, we took these photos while at the Dobbes Family Estate winery — we’re members of their wine club!

Link ups:  SIA  /  Monday Mingle  /  Funday Monday  /  Trend Spin Linkup  /  Style Sessions  /  Wardrobe Wednesday  /  Style Me Friday  /  Pinned and Did It


7 thoughts on “SIA: Stripes + long limbs

  1. Kezzie

    You have a P&P scarf?!?!?! So fab! I have P&P earrings, but a scarf is soo much better!!! Love your outfit here, love the stripy top, works so well!x

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