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?

Wedding Number 1

The wedding my family went to in Philadelphia was actually the second wedding we had been to this summer.

Another one of my cousins, same side of the family got married in a little town called Keizer in Oregon.

The weekend after my graduation, I met my parents up there for a weekend of family.


My uncle Joe and I


My family!


My sister, cousin and I

[my aunt calls our pose the Kappa Delta pose, as my sister and I are both Kappa Deltas, as is her daughter]


My family with the bride and groom!

[I look very awkwardly pigeon toed]


I love watches.

I just recently got this one for graduation:

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I love it! I can’t find it on the Kate Spade website, but it’s here on the Nordstrom website.

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I also REALLY like this bangle watch, however, my wrist is TINY, and it slips right off!

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This Michael Kors one is gorgeous also!

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This Michael Kors would be perfect for fall!

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