Skirts and Stripes

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For fans of the silk Equipment Brett blouse from this post, here’s an option from Bebe at over half the price and more sizing options. I love this color way, because the airy fabric makes it spring and summer appropriate, while the colors will be absolutely perfect for fall.

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For those who find Equipment size xs to be a little too roomy, the Bebe size xxs is cut slimmer, but with similar shoulder and length measurements.

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:: photo credits – Mr. AN ::

Outfit DetailsBebe blouse :: Banana Republic camisole :: J.Crew skirt :: Ann Taylor belt :: Christian Louboutin shoes ::Chanel handbag :: Kate Spade watch (customized:Stella & Dot necklace (c/0) and bracelet (c/0) (in silver) (post) :: Daisy Knights ring (similar & really cool ring from ASOS:: Loud Love Jewelry rings (c/o) :: Essie “Turquoise and Caicos” nail color

22 Comments

  • Reply July 10, 2012

    typed_for_miles

    Absolutely love this skirt.

  • Reply July 11, 2012

    New Petite

    Love the skirt!

  • Reply July 11, 2012

    wendyslookbook

    Beautiful look Kelly!!!  

  • That nail polish color always looks prettier on my computer monitor than it does in the bottle.  Maybe I’ll just have to get it and see how it looks on my nails!

    • Reply July 11, 2012

      Alterations Needed

      It’s a little watery and needs a good 2-3 coats, but once it’s on, it looks great and lots of people ask me about it. =)

  • Reply July 11, 2012

    Lisa B

    Love the shirt!

  • Reply July 11, 2012

    witheachpassingday

    This shirt is definitely a good alternative to the 
    Equipment shirt.  I know I already said it but I will say it again. You look good in skirt. I’m the weather is finally warm enough for you to wear skirt. 

    • Reply July 11, 2012

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      Thanks Ying! I’m so glad we saw a break from that awful gloomy weather! Skirt time! =)

  • Reply July 11, 2012

    Jessy

    I love that your photos keep getting better and better! The shirt looks like it drapes very nicely. It looks great paired with the black skirt!

    • Reply July 11, 2012

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      Thanks Jessy…I have to thank my awesome photographer for that! To answer your question on Twitter…it’s a t3i.

  • Reply July 11, 2012

    The Petite Edition

    Great shirt!  Nicely paired with the skirt!

  • Reply July 11, 2012

    Sassypetite

    Could you do please do a post on  how you’re caring for these silk blouses?  I handwashed my Equipment Meredyth blouse and it shrunk.  Now it fits perfectly, but I’m hoping this won’t happen the next time I wash it!  Thanks!

    • Reply July 11, 2012

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      Glad your shirt fits perfect now! Not really blog post worthy…I just dry clean them. Especially since there are two colors on these shirts, I don’t want to risk the colors running if I hand wash, so dry cleaning is the safer bet for me.

  • Reply July 11, 2012

    Michele Chic

    Thanks for finding this! I just couldn’t pull the trigger on some of the Equipment prices, but this is a great alternative…

  • Reply July 12, 2012

    sara ivanovic

    Love this shirt, very nice outfit :)

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  • Reply July 12, 2012

    Trini

    I love your pictures.  Which camera are you using if you don’t mind that I ask?

  • Reply July 13, 2012

    Khristine01

    Omg… I can’t believe that Bebe has similar blouse as the pricey Equipment blouse… Big thank you for letting us know : ) You the best!

  • Reply July 16, 2012

    BKLYNGIRL

    That Bebe blouse is really gorgeous – and a great price.  They sold out of xs at my local Bebes in LA so I could not try it on, and i’d like to order it online but I’m on the fence about getting an xs or an xxs – I have a 33-33.5 inch chest measurement which is between sizes on their size chart. Do you feel that the fit of the xxs would be roomy enough for me? I have fairly skinny arms and narrow shoulders, so it is only the chest area  of the blouse I am concerned about.

    • Reply July 17, 2012

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      Hi! I just measured my size xxs and from armpit to armpit laying flat it measures 16.5 inches, which will fit a 33 inch bust, but will not stretch further.  Sounds like the xs is the way to go for you.

      • Reply July 17, 2012

        BKLYNGIRL

        Thanks for your help- I just ordered it!

  • Reply July 17, 2012

    Karen

    Love that top! Thanks for the tip!

    A Little Piece of Fashion and Beauty 

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