I have no idea why it appeals to me so much, but it does. It’s all blue and white horizontal stripes w/short sleeves, buttons at the top and has a hoodie. It’s very sailor-esque.
I told my friend, who was shopping with me at the time, that it was for my mom. She likes these kinds of things, I said. What I didn’t say was that I secretly hoped I could keep it for myself. Because you see… God help me… I love horizontal stripes.
I love them on walls: (this is seriously gorgeous)
But most especially on clothing:
And babies can always pull off this look:
There’s just one problem.
Stipes don’t love me back.
(No Photo Necessary…Trust Me)
Now, normally I don’t mind defying current fashion trends and just wearing whatever the hell I want to. (Ask my hubby about my wide-legged pants) I think I turn myself out fairly well, at least in public, considering my…size…frame…rubenesque nature…well you get the picture.
But try as I have to find a top in horizontal stripes that is figure flattering, I have failed miserably. Upon returning home with the sailor-top and trying it on for hubby, his expression pretty much told me everything I needed to know.
So I’m here today to say goodbye.
Goodbye to stripes.
Unless they are in accessories. In which case I reserve all purchasing rights.