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Lucky for us stripe enthusiasts that this season offers a genuine galore of stripe-y items to choose from, and that these are so incredibly versatile. I have already covered my high-contrast item of the week in the previous post, the BCBG striped tulip dress, and now it’s time to show you 5 simple ways to style it from everyday office to cocktail chic.

 

1. Add cleavage. Unbutton a couple of buttons or lower the zipper, both are good ways to give a more relaxed feel to an outfit.

2. Mix it up. Forget about that basic black blazer and choose white one with black details.

3. It’s a bag thing. Leave your trusty spacious bag at the office, and opt for a fancy clutch.

4. Don’t forget about the bling. Night time translates into shine time, so add a couple of fashionable bracelets, and you’re almost ready to go.

5. Pump it up. Transform your conventional black pumps into a unique and elegant evening shoe with the fastest DIY possible: just take off your clip-on earrings and add them to your shoes.

 

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And, to get us through the weekend I have prepared a very monochrome, and a very romantically feminine playlist.

♪ Feeling Good – Nina Simone

Because everyday is a new dawn, and a new day, and a new life.

♪ Fever – Peggy Lee

Because love is such a lovely way to burn.

♪ You, and The Night, and The Music – Julie London

Because there’s nothing more beautiful than you, and the night, and the music.

♪ I’m a Fool to Want You – Billie Holiday

Because there’s nothing more appealing than a love that can’t be true.

♪ Black Coffee – Ella Fitzgerald

Because it’s just too easy to drown your past regrets in coffee and cigarettes.

♪ Silence – Lucia

Because whether we win or lose, or whether we have a winning hand, we just can’t help playing for love.

♪ Just Like a Woman – Nina Simone

Because all we girls ache like women and break like little girls. And because we can never have enough of our dear Nina.

 

Let’s Dance Little Strangers!

 

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Photography by Tudor Codreanu 

 

BCBG Max Azria Outfit
(BCBG can be found at Baneasa Shopping City, 1st floor)

Michael Kors Pumps / Vintage Earrings

 

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