Rusty Stripes

I don't have much time, but I was really excited to share this outfit before the holiday weekend gets into full swing. My mother got me this great blazer in lieu of an Easter basket this year. She also passed down this necklace, which she received from my dad, this passed Valentine's day. I am totally thrilled with how well the stripes work with rust! Happy Good Friday to those who celebrate. P.S. What is up with that car parked in my fashion alley?? ;-)
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  • Marigold replied 5 years ago
    Great combo! How nice of your mom to give you the necklace :)
    Happy Friday!
  • Aida replied 5 years ago
    Fun springy look, Rae style! The rust really looks super with the high contrast black and white print. Cute necklace, both appearance and sentiment :)
  • replied 5 years ago
    Love the rust with the black and white!
  • Thistle replied 5 years ago
    Love the jacket, but that necklace is so beautiful and so special.  That is a piece to treasure!
  • Angie replied 5 years ago
    KILLER stripey rusty gorgeousness! (I just filled up our Eatser basket - but I'd rather have had a jacket too).

    Really digging the new Polished Rae :)
  • pil replied 5 years ago
    Wow, good job Mom!
  • kellygirl replied 5 years ago
    So awesome, Rae! The Easter bunny was good to you this year!
  • Suz replied 5 years ago
    Wow, Rae, this is yet another amazing outfit! I'm with Angie - I absolutely love these polished looks. And let me tell you, if I were shopping, you are the first SA I would seek out. I would trust you implicitly!! 
  • Sveta replied 5 years ago
    Gorgeous jacket! I agree with Angie and Suz - looks like you are heading into an new, more polished direction with your style. Love this!
  • Tanya replied 5 years ago
    What an awesome jacket Rae, very thoughtful of your mom.  I love how you combined it with rust.
  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago
    Absolutely LOVE the combination of the black/white stripes with the rust - would have never thought to put that combination together and it's positively DELICIOUS!!!

    Great jacket from Mom and very sweet gift of the necklace :)
  • Ariadne replied 5 years ago
  • carolbee replied 5 years ago
    Love that jacket on you.
  • Mamavalveeta03 replied 5 years ago
    You have TOTALLY inspired me! I'm a HUGE stripe lover and I would wear this outfit in a heartbeat. Since I'm a (bit...ok, a LOT) older than you, I'd probably wear my blazer a little longer, but I love how you paired the black cami under the jacket. Accessories? Perfect!
    And how sweet to have the necklace from your mom!
  • Deborah replied 5 years ago
    Unexpected and gorgeous!  Love that jacket. It fits beautifully.  Im having trouble getting past that fabulous bag though:)
  • rae replied 5 years ago
    Thank you! Not long ago, I was having Una's same issue with stripes. They felt way too nautical and preppy, but we talked it out and I got fixated on Tim Burton as my stripey inspiration. Makes it much easier to style them so I feel like "me." lol

  • annagybe replied 5 years ago
    Great look!
  • Isabel replied 5 years ago
    Haha...even the cars went to be included in the fabulousness !

    I just love this combo !  It is really fresh and uniques  ( I certainly don's see rust worn with stripes, evah ).  I love your newer look.  You just look so sophisticated without losing your edge at all. 

    Happy Easter to you too !
  • texstyle replied 5 years ago
    Rae you are really on a fashion stride lately - loving this new slightly polished but still slightly RATE Rae. This looks incredible, every outfit keeps becoming my new favorite on you. Taking notes.
  • replied 5 years ago
    Rae, you look like a million bucks here! That bag! Those shades! (What are they, by the way?) I LOVE the way you made stripes your own by wearing them with your trademark rust. Gorgeous. Original. Inimitable. Rae. (Don't you want to hire me as your PR agent now?)
  • Robin M replied 5 years ago
    Im curious about your comment about TIm Burton stripes-- so timely as I am contemplating my relationship to stripes and the 5 striped knits in my closet.  Do you mind posting or linking a few photos?

    Also, I love the longer bangs!  Are you happy with them?
  • catgirl replied 5 years ago
    So great!  The fit of the blazer is what really makes this outfit to my eye.  Love the stripes and rust.
  • Lantana replied 5 years ago
    A winning combination, Rae. I think a striped blazer is hard to pull off and you look great. I've been MIA so I missed out on your change of hairstyle. The pixie  suits you well. 
  • Jjsloane replied 5 years ago
    You look quite parisian here if I may say so. I love this combination and how nice to have a necklace with loving meaning. 
  • rae replied 5 years ago
    Claire, lol, you have me wanting to buy airtime for a full Rae commercial! Thank you! The glasses are by Spy Optic, style is Siouxsie. I'm a bit heartbroken, because they are an old style, all sold out, and my black ones are still in possession of the LAPD forensics people. Not sure if I can ever get them back. :(

    Robin, these are the pictures I pinned from Tim Burton films. I like the idea of the stripes done in kind of old-timey styles and put up against desolate-looking natural settings. So I'm planning to wear my stripes with things that feel faded, distressed, rusted, burnt, soured, or otherwise thrashed. Wore a striped tee with my faded and ripped jeans today and really enjoyed it.
  • Day Vies replied 5 years ago
    Gorgeous! I love the jewelry shot too! I love the b/w blazer with the rust skinnies. I have been in love with the color combination since I saw it used in a model apartment 15 years ago. It's warm and mod all at the same time just like you Rae which is why you pull it off so well. 
  • celia replied 5 years ago
    Your mother did a great job this Easter. Love how the stripes work with the rust.
    i haven't commented but I have been enjoying your recent outfits.
  • Vildy replied 5 years ago
    One of my favorites and love how you utilized the Tim Burton for inspiration.
    Who makes the jacket? And who the great shade of rust pants?
  • Robin M replied 5 years ago
    Thank you so much for linking the photos.  I'm a huge fan of your style so I'm having a total fangirl moment corresponding with you on the boards!  I'm noticing a lot of vertical stripes in the pictures you posted.... Must contemplate this.
  • rae replied 5 years ago
    Vildy, the jacket is by a brand called Payton, and it is on sale. :)

    Robin, I am having a moment learning that I have a fan - and a super stylish one to boot. I am excited to see more of your WIWs in the future!
  • Vildy replied 5 years ago
    oh wow, I wouldn't have looked twice at it. It's a hundred times better on you!
    I hope this won't make an UWP wince but someday there'll be another one of those articles explaining the unexplainable French Chic and they'll be snagging one of your photos off the internet to illustrate.

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