Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fruit Stripe Redux


I maybe dating myself by admitting that my favorite gum as a kid was Fruit Stripe Gum.  It was all pow at the front end and fizz at the back end.  I fell for the let down every.single.time!! It was still such a yummy treat though, so much so that I could devour a pack in a day if left to my own devices.  So, when I ran across this striped top at my local second hand retailer, I had to snatch it up.  It instantaneously reminded me of my beloved childhood treat.

The weather was very warm today so, I decided to try out the top with boyfriend shorts, cargo jacket, wooden beads, flat sandals and my trusty tote.  This look was comfy and I felt very pulled together as I ran about town with soccer teams in tow, etc. Hence, another pose without all of me in it








Bag-Zara, Jacket-old, Striped top-Thrifted, Necklace-Thrifted/gifted, Shorts/old-Kohl's LC Lauren Conrad, Sandals-Thrifted


There you have it a smashed up thrifted, gifted and discounted outfit.  For those keeping track, that is 3 items thrifted/gifted and 3 items purchased at discounted prices= a totally on point outfit that can be worn multiple ways.  

P.S. I must say the photos don't do this top justice since you can't see the detail on the sleeve or the zipper in back!  I guess I'll have to restyle it and get photographed at a later date.


Happy HUMP Day!!



40 comments:

  1. i spy some pieces that need to make their way into my closet ... can't wait to see you wearing this when things warm up (for good)! enjoy your wednesday;)

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    1. Thanks so much. It has been a nice day so far..a bit cold, rainy and dreary though. What a difference a day makes.

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  2. I'm soooo jealous you guys can wear shorts over there! And love the top, Shon. Fruit-stripe gum=awesome! :D

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    1. Ha, it did not last long the temps dropped 30 degrees! I am wearing clogs and a raincoat today!
      Thanks though.

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  3. I too loved that gum! Well, as you pointed out, only for the first couple of minutes! Ha! :-) Your outfit is adorable and I wish I were wearing shorts as well. I'm over all of my sweaters and layers by now. I love that you got good deals... that makes me smile! Tammy @wildruffle.com

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    1. Hee hee! That gum rocked.
      Thanks so much for stopping by. Today's outfit is a little different since the temps dropped 30 degrees.

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  4. YOU ARE IN SHORTS!!! No. this cannot be happening. I am so envious it hurts!!


    And your post totally reminded me of my favorite childhood candy. It was kind of gross, it was toffee that was sold in like a flat paper-esque form, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. Good thing I'm not pregnant because I just got a SERIOUS craving!

    nice to meet you!

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    1. Nice to meet you as well. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to stay in touch.
      Ha ha, the shorts were worn yesterday when it was 70 degrees and sunny, today it is in the 40's and rainy!

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  5. Hallelujah for Fruit Stripe Gum. I think I chewed it just like you did, too. hahahahaha This top does resemble that gum. You crack me up, girlfriend! and ... i KNEW you would love those SM nude heels. Who doesn't? Gosh. lol

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    1. Thanks girlie! We share a bond over gum! Hee hee.

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  6. I'm so envious of your shorts! If only... we're still under several feet of snow here in MN. Someday. :)

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    1. Yikes, I am empathize with my Minnesota and Canadian readers!!
      I am bundled today too since the temps dropped last night. The shorts made a brief appearance and away they went.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Great post! ahah I remember the fruit stripe gum! It was the best! xx

    <(") Hoda
    JooJoo Azad ~ Free Bird

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    1. Hi Hoda, thank you for stopping by.

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  8. I am so jealous that it is warm enough where you live to be wearing this. I had to make a run to the post office and wore my extra large puffy down ski coat and boots. I think it is -25 or something ridiculous with the windchill here today. Worst winter on record I believe. I will not be running outside like you! Anyhow, you'd leave me in the dust : )

    This whole outfit looks super cute. I really like the striped top and choice of necklace. The colours are so pretty together.

    bisous
    Suzanne
    PS Thanks for the comment on my blog today. I just wanted to get some feedback about what other bloggers over 40 felt about the whole thing. I hate to think because we are past a certain age our choices have suddenly been cut in half.

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment and today I am all layered up. The weather changed drastically overnight. Boo!!

      I am all for clothing options, etc. and I know what I feel comfortable in and what I don't. I try to stay true to myself. I think that's what it is all about. Cheers to you and all of us that "get" it!

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  9. Love the picture!! Kudos to the photographer as well;)

    Very cute outfit. Perfect for a cool spring day or hot summer night! Love the bag and the shirt as well.

    Great look!!!

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    1. Hee hee, thanks girl! I was trying something different since my photographer was busy.

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  10. Wow it must have been warm this weekend to actually break out shorts!!
    Love the colors of that striped shirt
    My brother and I used to get that gum and mix the flavors together trying to come with new combos of flavor
    Brett

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    1. Thanks, yes it was warm on yesterday and today it all changed! Dark, cold and rainy!
      Oh, I loved mixing up new flavors too. What a blast from the past.

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  11. Fruit stripe gum! I haven't thought about that stuff in ages! Such a cute, put together outfit. I am SO jealous that you can wear shorts and sandals!

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    1. Ha ha, yes it was perfect yesterday and today it was cold and dreary!!
      Fruit Stripe was such a fun memory for me. I always had a pack in my handbag, etc. growing up. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Love the colors in your top and YES, you need to some additional photos so we can see the details. Love the Fruit Stripe reference! That was the kind with the striped package and zebra right? (?? Right? Or zoo animal of some kind, but I'm thinking Zebra and that makes sense because stripes...) Anyway, love the outfit and I'm sure it looked fab on you. -Gina
    On the Daily Express

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    1. I will keep this at the top of my list to revisit. Yes, the gum was striped with a Zebra as the character. Fun stuff!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. You know... I remember that gum too!! Haha! You're right too.... a lot of fun in the beginning but a big let down in the end! Cute, cute look with the shorts! I haven't quite pulled mine out but I am definitely ready to! Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

    xo, Kenya

    www.kenyalfashionblog.com

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    1. Ha ha! I know it was fun while it lasted.
      I wore the shorts yesterday as it was Sunny and 70 and today it is a different story! Cold and dreary!!

      Thanks for stopping by and playing along.

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  14. I really liked this gum too :) such a cute look and I'm jealous of your warm temps!

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    1. Ha ha, thanks. No need to be jealous, the weather lasted all of a day. It poured rain all day yesterday and our heater kicked on!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Hey Shon, you are one impressive thrift shopper! This is a super outfit and the sandals are so cute and fun. Great bag too. Oh to have weather where you can wear shorts. Winter has been so long. I'm looking out the window at 3 foot snow drifts!

    blue hue wonderland

    blue hue wonderland

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    1. Yikes! I can only imagine that you are all ready for the snow to go away!
      Thanks so much for commenting here. It is always welcome encouragement.

      Cheers!

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  16. Oh I'm so jealous that you were able to wear shorts!! I'm still wearing my parka. I remember that gum too...thanks for the walk down memory lane :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Jewelry Giveaway!

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    1. Oh no, the Parka is still on duty, huh? Well, my shorts were only out the other day and then the cold and rain returned!!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Yesss, Fruit Stripe gum! I was a fan. Also: Bubble Tape. :)

    Love the look!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. Hee hee...the tape!!

      Thanks and have a nice weekend!

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  18. That gum is my fave! Hehehehe. Oh and I love the outfit, especially how versatile that top is. I can't wait to see what else you plan on pairing that top with!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! It has been cold and rainy so I have not worn this top since.

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  19. oh, I like that set which you have created) Looks so cosy and lively! You have wonderful taste in clothes, for sure)
    Wish you a great day ahead!

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    1. Thanks so much.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  20. This is definitely a great running around outfit! Great thrift finds! And you're right that these pieces can all easily be mixed and matched - just an added bonus!
    morepiecesofme.com
    PS Would love to see you link up with us for Manic Monday!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I would love to link up with you all on Mondays.
      Have a great weekend.

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