The Stripes Edition Part One

If stripes are not your thing, then you may have to look away now. Because for the next two days consider this space stripe overload – you are about to be bombarded…

As I’m sure you can all imagine, there is not a lot of new stock that manages to pass under my radar at the shop. The ‘shop’ being Country Road if you are new to these parts!

My beady eyes NEVER miss a trick.

They are always on the look-out for MY next new purchase.

To be honest, I’m still breaking out in a cold sweat about how I managed to miss this little number….

The Stripes Edition Part One

The Stripes Edition Part One

Twisted Back Stripe Maxi $129.00 Country Road  |   Rylie Wedge $129.00 Country Road

Monochrome and Stripes!

Stripes remind you all of nautical/sailor right? Or do you instantly think of jail-bird? Maybe I’m getting my black and navy stripes a little muddled 😉

Anyway, who cares?

Let me tell you how it all happened…

I was walking past the fitting room a couple of Saturday’s ago and out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a lovely lady, looking all types of gorgeous.

I stopped dead in my tracks.

What was she wearing?

Was it her own? Or had I been walking around with blinkers on? Or maybe my lenses needed changing, whatever it was, something made me miss this little piece of perfection.

Why didn’t I know about it?

Let’s just say the 30 seconds after I effervescently told the customer how amazing I thought she looked, were god damn hilarious.

Imminent panic set in to find the elusive frock…which was made a million times worse because the woman in the next fitting room also heard me hyperventilating and decided she also wanted to try the dress too “in a medium please”  – MY BLOODY SIZE!!!!

In my hast, I cornered the nearest team member I could find to interrogate delve further into the mysterious dress that I had no idea was on our stock schedule.

I then set off at full-speed (Usain Bolt had nothing on me that day I tell you, NOTHING) praying that we had two medium’s hanging on the rail.


The CR fashion gods had answered my distress signal by sending us a full size run. TWO MEDIUMS were in my greedy little mitts within a heartbeat.

Peace was restored.

Nothing could wipe the smile off my face for the rest of the day I tell ya 😉

So what’s so special about this frock I hear you say?

  1. Monochrome
  2. Stripes
  3. Stretch
  4. Comfort
  5. Length

If you’re passing CR and need a spring/summer dress that can be dressed up or down and feels like a dream on – I urge you to give it a try.

  • Add a denim shirt over the top or tie around the waist for an uber-relaxed feel.
  • Looks fab with flats, wedges, mules or Birkenstocks.
  • A boyfriend jacket for  a smarter look.

This one really is a winner.

It’s first outing was when our gorgeous girl and life-long friends came home for a celebratory birthday booze filled weekend.

Here’s the evidence of just how comfy it is…

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Ms May is wearing all CR too: Rib Bind Packet Tee $49.95 (XXS)  |  Mid Rise Crop Denim Jean $119.00 (Size 6) |  Elodie Wedge $179.00

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Mr IM is wearing: Mix Apparel Short (few months old, now sold out)  |  Tri-Stripe Tee $22.46 (sale) CR  |  Lenton Boat Shoe $149.00 CR

Yep, you’ve guessed it, between the three of us ALL of my salary ends up going straight back in to the till 😉


Do you fear horizontal stripes? Would I find a plethora of stripes in your wardrobe? What’s your favourite stripey wardrobe piece?


As it Wednesday lovelies, I’ll also be heading over to Kimbalikes place, to join in Wardrobe Wednesday – feel free to come over and show some love xx







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