.the turtleneck.

I don't always loooooove layering cardigans over everything, so a quick fix is wearing a cute top 
-under- your tank tops, in today's case, a turtleneck under a lace peplum tank. I really love the mix of casual and dressy and guess what??? I'm still warm because of this cozy long sleeve but I don't miss out on showing off my favorite top silhouette - the peplum! 

I love that turtlenecks are so versatile - I haven't owned one in probably 10 years (I used to think they were awful ;) but now that I have this adorable striped one - I may branch out and buy some more), turtlenecks are a classic staple piece in anyone's wardrobe. I went for a pattern, but there are so many solid options as well, right now the stripe is on sale at J.Crew, as well as my lace peplum ;) so if you get both I'd love to see how you style them! and it just wouldn't be my outfit if I didn't have a little splash of something pink or floral?? ;) my bag is also on major sale at Kohl's here! I linked a bunch of similar options below as well :) 

J.Crew turtleneck (on clearance!), J.Crew lace peplum (on clearance too!), Kohl's floral bag, H&M booties, found in store 

thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you're enjoying your week so far! we've got a lot of snow ;) so I'm grateful I got these pictures done last week! what's the weather like where you're at??? 

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.shoe collection.

I'm excited today to share what is in my 'shoe closet' ... these are all shoes that are in my current rotation for the early spring season :) in the video I share the brands and talk a bit about each of the shoes, which ones are your favorites??? I linked each blog post under the image so you can get ALL outfit details when you click that ;) 

(my favorite pair of shoes, probably ever!)

(one of my many fabulous finds from Nordstrom Rack!)

Soludos sunflower espadrilles

(my happy shoes - I linked a bunch of fun and quirky pairs below)

(most worn flats - blush is totally the new black ;)

Kate Spade licorice heels 

(my first ever 'designer' pair :) all the heart eyes for these pretties!)

Ted Baker mint heels 

(don't have a picture of my Manolo's yet, but the mint and blue will definitely be featured this spring season!)

Charles David nude pump 

(the BEST nude heels - so comfortable and go with everything!)

Valentino rockstud kitten heel

 (my absolute dream of a shoe! totally gorgeous and worth it!)


 shop similar shoes below :) 

thank you so much for watching! I hope you enjoyed :) 

have a fun day everyone! and best of luck with your spring shoe wardrobe ;) we just got more snow today, so I'm just over here dreaming ;) 

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.pink + purple.

and we're back to pink ;) if you read my latest post here, then you know what I'm referring to ;) I LOOOOOVE this dress, like seriously, I'm a tad surprised, I'm typically not a purple wearer but I really love this lighter pastel shade for spring this year. I'm excited to style it in more ways too :) I love that it hits near the ankle so I can really show off my heels ;) these pretties I found at Nordstrom Rack and are one of my favorite finds to this day! I'll link a bunch of cute pink and purple pieces that will be perfect for spring below :)

I was having a little too much fun twirling in this dress but none of those shots turned out quite right ;) so you'll just have to pretend that you can see the movement in these pleats. and how adorable are the suede heels??? I love suede, it's probably my favorite texture to add to an outfit. what's yours??

my necklace was a boutique find but it's super similar to this one here, and here you can customize the metal/color of stone and it's literally the cutest thing ever! they make a perfect gift - we're not too far away from Easter or Mother's Day ;) never too early to think of something special and unique.

Shop Stevie dress c/o tawna.shopstevie // Via Spiga heels // Fossil watch // necklace, similar here // lipsense shades 'aussie rose' + 'fleur de lisa' - to purchase, email jensynjeppsen@gmail.com or check out my instagram/facebook @stripesandlipstick  

thank you all for reading :) I hope you have enjoyed your week so far! thank you for all of your support and following along with me :) 

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.denim blues.

somedays I want to dress really feminine in all the pink and floral and then other days, I just want to be in denim and blue. I don't think you have to 'define' your style, you can wear what you want, when you want to ;) there's NO fashion rules. my denim jacket is easily one of my favorite pieces to wear, especially once spring strikes up, it's effortless and cool. and while the 90's trends are still in full throttle - you can bet denim jackets are EVERYWHERE! I'll link a bunch of my favs below ;) :) it's the best piece of everyone in the family. 

slip extenders are the absolute best for wanting to add a bit more length to any dress or skirt :) loving this one, and they're less than $15 here 

Garage denim jacket, from last summer // Lularoe Carly dress c/o Lularoe Sam Thomas // slip extender // lace up sandals in store at Forever Young 

thank you all for reading :) I hope you have an amazing day with your friends and family! I work this evening but I'll be enjoying my day with my man and sweet girls :) yay for monday holidays! ;) 

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