Just because my wigs have names like “Storm”, “Texana”, “Shiny” and “Windy” doesn’t mean I’m a stripper!
My hair’s name may be “Storm”–but she’s a good girl, she is! She ain’t no stripper!
I’ll leave the stripping to my youthful days of skinny dipping at the beach during the evening.
I’m no Gypsy Rose Lee either. She was the ultimate stripper!
Gypsy Rose Lee also gave us a new way to look at dots!
Or was she? See—she’s wearing stripes! It appears that perhaps Gypsy Rose Lee was a striper as well as a stripper!
I’ll be honest–this adorable striped corset ensemble would have looked MUCH better if Gypsy was wearing a padded bra. I guess she figured what the hell since the top would be coming off!
I’m a striper. I love stripes. I’ve been wearing them since I discovered that, contrary to what mother said, horizontal stripes do not make me, or anyone else, look fat!
I can’t help it. I freakin’ love stripes!
And the fashion experts are at it again. Shouting about how stripes are “in” this year. I do believe we go through this every year.
FashionMagazine.com is telling us how to wear stripes this year. Um. No. I’m NOT wearing stripes this way. I don’t care WHAT you say. I wouldn’t be smiling either if I had to wear that getup!
The fact is, stripes were never “out” of style!
Check out any one of the thousands of “How to Dress Like a French Woman” articles on the net and you’ll see stripes.
Here’s a Gallic photo from Fashion Gum’s article on Parisian Chic Street Style. Dress like a French Woman. (Here’s a secret. Most Parisian women don’t dress like the ones in the pics. I know. I’ve been there enough times)
I don’t wanna dress like a French woman unless it’s Bardot.
Wait a minute. I DO dress like Bardot!
MY iconic striped model is none other than Bonaparte’s dad, Dany Lartigue.
Dany is an artist who lives in St. Tropez. He’s been wearing striped shirts for years. Years!
His “uniform” consists of khaki cropped pants, sandals, a Breton striped shirt and a hat.
I have never seen him wear anything but.
Bonaparte and dad in St. Tropez. Dany even has a striped cross-body bag! Those Frenchmen!
He changed into a DIFFERENT striped shirt for lunch. This is his dress striped shirt!
A year later and he’s still in the same uniform with the same striped bag. This is greatness!
Oops! How did I end up in Dany’s shirt? ONLY KIDDING! We were twinning! I wore my striped shirt too!
I also dig his red striped shirt! I hope he wears the red when we visit him in June!
Just how much do I love stripes?
Let’s have a look-see, shall we?
Rugby striped maxi dress from a few years ago. I have to go back down to the garage to find this!
A striped maxi skirt! I was prompted to go back down to the garage and dig this out. I may even launder it!
Behind the red skirt. My six dollar steal from Old Navy. I love that striped skirt. Hmmm. Perhaps I will wear it tomorrow if it is cool outside!
Look! More stripes! I’m emulating Dany’s little striped bag! I love dressing like a Frenchman…
Look! From 1965! Proof that stripes are timeless and nothing new!
It’s difficult to see the stripes in this tunic–but they are there!
And year after year, the stripes are going strong!
This is probably my favorite striped shirt. I couldn’t wear it last year or the year before because it didn’t look that great due to the weight gain. I can wear this again and it is incredibly flattering. I love the loosey-goosey neckline.
Here’s another view. This really is an oldie but goodie!
I KNOW it’s so lame to post these pics from my last post–I’m sorry, but it’s bringing attention to the stripes!
There’s more–striped button down shirts. Striped shift dresses. I cannot believe I do not own striped shoes!
Stripes are nothing new–they are fun to wear. Stripes can turn a drab outfit into a very happy one. Did you ever notice that? I mean, stripes really do add a bit of happiness to an outfit. Dots and pom-poms have the same effect. Happy dressing!
I think we all need a bit of happy dressing–don’t you? Get the stripes out ladies. Wear them well and know that someone will be smiling at you when you are striped!
I can’t seem to get Gypsy Rose Lee out of my mind. Did you ever see the movie “Gypsy”? Natalie Wood played Gypsy Rose Lee and it remains one of my favorite musicals of all time (along with Flower Drum Song). “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from Gypsy (too bad it wasn’t “Everything’s Coming Up Stripes”)