Candy Stripes + Wax Print | Thriftanista in the City


Candy Stripes + Wax Print

Off to lunch I go in a candy striped shirt and wax print pencil skirt. Mixing the two prints was easy as I'm dealing with shades of pink. Can't go wrong with pink, right? 

I get the feeling my $2 thrifted shirt from the Graceland thrift haul will be worn a lot. It is so soft and broken in. It's very light and airy too. No ironing required. It's pretty darn perfect much like the J. Crew chambray

candy stripe shirt

what to wear with pink stripes

I can see myself wearing this as a faux crop top tie front or just untucked with jeans. It's going to look great with layers once the weather starts to turn. Speaking of...when exactly does that happen in Atlanta? 

It's so friggin beautiful here with lots of sun and warmth. I'm getting all twitchy and nervous having experienced the trauma of Chicago "hawk". I loathe cold weather and looking forward to a milder fall / winter with little to no snow.

pink wax print pencil skirt

I've pretty much given up on the wax print skirt I sewed two years ago. I washed it even though I know I shouldn't have. I was feeling experimental. Now it's a floppy ever growing piece of fabric that looks like crap if you wear it all day. Plus, the colors are no longer as vibrant. Boo. Wave goodbye. This will be it's last appearance.

sew wax print skirt

I wore this outfit to lunch with the family. I was only a little worried about the food scene. Chicago has amazing food. I may be biased because it's my hometown but the quality and variety I've never found anywhere else. We've been finding some really good spots to eat. I have hope. My new city is looking quite lovely.

How was your weekend?

mixing stripes with wax print skirt
THRIFT vintage Petites by OHP striped shirt - vintage FS croc circle bag DIY wax print pencil skirt GIFT JustFab sandals

***in other news***

Linking up with the lovely ladies of Monday Mingle, Thrifters Anonymous, I Would So Rock This and What I Wore Wednesday.

pink pencil skirt ideas



Ashleigh said...

Aw too bad about the skirt, it really is cute.

Anonymous said...

You nailed print mixing with this outfit! I am in love with that skirt! Seeing your outfit made me extra excited about going on a thrifting bus tour this upcoming weekend! Amazing look!


Bmore Bungalow said...

I love the shape of the purse. How cute!

Style-Delights said...

Love the print mixing and the colors in this outfit! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Style-Delights Blog

Jessica Jannenga said...

New to your site, Love the pink, the pencil skirt looks great on you, and the pink in the hair, fab!
from the link up
please stop by, jess

Nicki said...

You totally pulled off mixing the prints. I love the pink in your hair too!

Unknown said...

You rocked this mixed print outfit! Beautiful combo. But, can we talk about the pink in your locks -- GORG!!!! I would love for you to link up this outfit on our Thrift Sisters Link Up at It's a great inspiration to others.

Thrifting Diva

Sherri said...

Hi Troy! I'm so glad to find you via the I Would So RockThis Linkup. I love mixing prints. You look great in this mix and the pink is perfect, especially since it matches your locks. I would love to invite you to join the #WhatWivesWearLinkUp. If you are interested we meet up every Thursday at I would love it if you could join us. Have a great weekend! ~Sherri

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