Spring/Summer Sandals

Now that it’s [kinda] stopped raining in Portland, I’ve been wearing more sandals.

I’ve been wearing the brown Madewell sandals below ALL the time, except when I’m wearing my Jack Rogers.

I love the Madewell Sandals so much, I bought them in black for my mom for Mother’s Day. She’s going on a trip to Europe this summer, and I thought they’d be comfy to wear while sight seeing.

Block heels have also been really in this spring, and I’ve been loving the trend. As someone who cannot walk in heels very well, I’m appreciative of something that is slightly easier to walk in.

These are some of my top picks of sandals for this season!


Jack Rogers Wedges | Loeffler Randall Heels | Franco Sarto Heels

Gap Sandals | Sam Edelman Block Heeled | J.Crew Tie-Dyed Sandals | J.Crew Jeweled | Madewell Crisscross Sandals

Have a great day!


OMG. I’m posting an outfit.

This is something that you’ll see me wearing pretty often.

I wear this outfit combo: sweater and jeans to work pretty often (casual office) with some flats.




This scarf is one of my favorites, I got it in Spain at a boutique when I studied abroad in France.

What I’m wearing:

Gap Sweater | American Eagle Jeans | North Face Vest | Converse Sneakers | Kate Spade Watch | Bauble Bar Necklace

All Photos taken by Kristen Jorizzo for The Striped Life

Rain Gear

Living in Portland, it rains A LOT. Like, a lot.

We are getting into the rainy season here.

And one things that Portlanders like to joke about is that the we can always tell tourists, because those are the people using umbrellas.

So, here are some great choices for rain jackets.

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Marmot from REI

I have this jacket from 4 years ago.

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North Face

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Barbour via Tuckernuck

and OMG it’s reversible

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I also like this Vineyard Vines one as well.

What are your favorite rainy-day accessories?

Fridays Fancies #7

I’m linking up with {av} for Friday’s Fancies again.

AND today is my 23rd birthday!!

The theme this week is Back to School,

and while this is the first time I haven’t gone back to school in 20 years,

I pulled together a look I would kill to own.

[seriously though, I want a Barbour jacket like nobody’s business]



Barbour Beadnell Jacket


J.Crew Tippi Sweater


J.Crew Liberty Buttonup


J.Crew Toothpick Jeans


French Sole Flats

Banana Republic x Issa

I’m kind of obsessed with Kate Middleton.

Not in a creepy way, just in a I want to own all of her clothes way.

Banana Republic teamed up with Issa, a brand made very public by Kate.

Her famous engagement dress was made by Issa.



Here’s what I’m loving from the collection:


Purple Version of the engagement dress

[the blue is already sold out!]


This envelope clutch is adorable!


This animal print scarf is great! I love the color scheme!

The whole collection is great, I wouldn’t mind having it all magically appear in my closet…

It’s crazy, the collection only opened last week, and it’s already selling out of many products! Run to a store near you to pick up the collection!

Christmas List

My mom always requests that my sister and I give her our Christmas lists right after Thanksgiving, that way, she can get our gifts on time. 

One thing I noticed this year, was that I felt like I only wanted to get things I actually needed, or have been thinking about getting for a while. I felt guilty asking for random things, or if I did has for something I didn’t necessarily need, it was something fairly cheap. 
My best friend and I had a conversation about it a couple of days later, and she agreed with me. She’s out of school already and has started her career as a real estate agent in our home town. She told me that for her birthday, each of her family members had bought one new tire for her car. Since they’re so expensive. 
I though it was hilarious, but that definitely shows how we’re growing up. We feel bad making our parents buy us stuff, especially when they’re already paying for college. 
But anyway, with that, my Christmas list…
This was my one random thing. I love London, and I’m already looking for art for my apartment when I graduate in June
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It’s CRAZY cold in Oregon during the winter, but usually the classrooms are REALLY WARM. SO what better thing to wear, than a vest. I’ve been wanting one for the last three years, and am finally asking for one. 

Black Boots

I bought a pair of black riding boots for myself last year for Christmas. But I wore them so much in France that I wore through the heel. I just left them there, since I wore through them, and I didn’t have enough room in my suitcase. I love these Coconuts ones! And they’re on sale at DSW right now!

Friday’s Fancies #5

I’m FINALLY linking back up with {av} for Friday’s Fancies
This week’s theme is….
And I LOVE sparkle. 
I bought this skirt at H&M last year, with no clue where I was going to wear it, but I bought it anyway.
Any way, this is what I came up with!

I LOVE this dress. It’s Free People. I think that the back is great. 
I was looking for this other dress that I saw in a boutique in my hometown, but this one is so much prettier!

I think that black tights and booties would finish off this look really nicely. I like the gold strip on the booties. 
A cocktail ring would be a good option for jewelry, because It will not compete with the dress. 
This look would be great for New Years or any Holiday Parties, really.
Thanks to {av} for hosting Friday’s Fancies!

Where to Buy: Dress | Tights | Booties | Ring

Chambray Shirt

I’ve been seeing the chambray shirt EVERYWHERE:

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I really like this trend, and I picked up a chambray shirt while I was in France.
I bought it at Zara, and I’m obsessed with it.
This is how I would style it:
1. Shirt from Zara and J.Crew shorts (old, bought on eBay)
2. Shirt from Zara and American Eagle Jeggings 
I love the details too:
Both cuffs and the collar have this beautiful fabric that I love