Fears of Losing My Stripes…A Night Circus Clothing Collage

Today’s outfit…literally exploded into existence.  Ka BOOM!!!  It started with a striped top that I just felt like wearing today.  You know…some days you just feel like wearing something special or different or…not special or different at all (see my prior post Incognito).

Blouse: Gap Cardigan: Banana Republic Skirt: New York and Co Tights: Merona Shoes: Mossimo Pin: Chanel Watch/Earrings: Kate Spade Sunglasses: Colehaan
Blouse: Gap    Cardigan: Banana Republic    Skirt: New York and Co    Tights: Merona
Shoes: Mossimo    Pin: Chanel    Watch/Earrings: Kate Spade    Sunglasses: Colehaan

Well, today I was feeling “stripey” – although I think it was on my mind because lately I’ve seriously feared the demise of striped clothing sometime in the near future.  Yes, gasp…

You know how it goes, one day it’s in and the next day its O.U.T. and to be caught in stripes will be passé.

Luckily, I did see a new Kate Spade Saturday advertisement this morning proclaiming the virtues of its striped line…yes, they have an entire collection of striped wearables and accessories.  So, my fears of losing my stripes….were allayed for at least a season or so.

Back to the Ka BOOM.  As well as feeling “stripey”, I was also feeling…hmmmm….Night Circus-like, as if I wanted to be in charge of the Big Top.  I wanted to be the Ring Leader…ta ta ta Taaa…I’m here!  Welcome one and all!

That’s when the explosion happened.


Add STRIPED TOP + FLORAL PRINT BUBBLE SKIRT + POLKA DOTTED CARDIGAN + GOLD STUDDED BLACK TIGHTS (throw in a Chanel pin, gold earrings and black pumps for a dash of class) = A day at the Cortneybre Circus!

So, step right up folks, take a gander at what I’ve posted today.  Grab some popcorn and some cotton candy and enjoy!  Happy Friday, Cortneybre…

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Friday… Stripes and Silk

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Ahhhh……its Friday.  Finally.  Yes, it’s been a long week for me but the day of redemption is finally here.  I’m ready to jump heels first into the weekend!

Today’s outfit features my new fave top by Bisou Bisou.

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It’s a very versatile, black and white, stretchy top I bought recently at JC Penney.  The most wonderful aspect of the top is its cool, abstractly cut bottom but as the top is tucked in today, I’ll have to feature that in a future post.

I’m actually a little ashamed of wearing the top again today as I wore it last week and weekend – once with a skirt and once with jeans.  It just looks so great with everything that I keep finding different ways to style it.  (I know…I’ll stop whining). 🙂

Paired with the top is a beautiful, Kate Spade, silk, fuchsia skirt.  I battled to win this skirt on eBAY and I’m so thankful I won!  From its delicate detailing to its flaming fuchsia hue, it’s a show stopper.

Top: Bisou Bisou Skirt: Kate Spade Heels: Mossimo Necklace/Earrings: Bealles Watch: Kate Spade Shades: Colehaan
Top: Bisou Bisou
Skirt: Kate Spade
Heels: Mossimo
Necklace/Earrings: Bealles
Watch: Kate Spade
Shades: Colehaan

Hope you have a great weekend and happy Friday!  Cortneybre…

Psssttt….Also, don’t forget the Sarah Jessica Parker Collection debuts today at Nordstrom….I’m planning on some online shopping this evening.  Online “window shopping” at least…