Dipped in Stripes | ft. Kerstyn Inouye of @_dippedinblack

Thursday, January 11, 2018

"Some women fear the fire, Some women simply become it." —r.h. Sin

One thing 2017 taught me is that a year contains endless opportunities for your life to constantly reinvent itself. So much can change in even just one hour of a single day that 365 days tend to feel just as fast or as slow as the events surrounding them.

Each year I feel as though I've walked through fire. I think to myself, there's no way in hell life can get any worse or harder to handle than this. And each year, I'm proven wrong, as I deal with more trials and tribulations than the years prior. 2017 was no exception. It was the year I felt I found myself the most, the year I was most actively mindful and present as I could be. The year I was properly diagnosed with Bipolar 2, the year that I had a loving relationship (and also the most painful heartbreak), the year that I formed new and worthwhile friendships and most importantly, the year that I invested in myself the most: creatively and otherwise. A year in which I've felt that I've owned my stripes, once and for all. I am a work in progress, but I am also a masterpiece of my own making.

For this third installment of my collaboration with Kerstyn Inouye, a creatively-fueling friend for whom I am eternally grateful for, we decided to focus on this cozy striped knit sweater from Nasty Gal.

I opted to style the sweater with a suede burgundy skirt with an o-ring belt detail and a black beret with grommet-detailing (unfortunately you can't see the grommet details in these photos, but they're there!). To tie it all together, I topped it off with my comfy grey mules from Qupid Shoes (a favorite!) and some red & black ZeroUV sunnies.

Kerstyn chose to go for a classic Dipped in Black look with culottes and a black o-ring belt (looks like we both had that in common for this fit as well!), her clear lens specs and some chunky peep-toe heels. For more details on her outfit, be sure to check out her blog post HERE!

Thanks for tuning in and be sure to stay tuned on IG and other platforms for more frequent updates. 'Til next time, loves...

Photographed by Kerstyn Inouye (*edited by me)

Sweater—Nasty Gal
Skirt—Forever 21
Beret—Forever 21
Shoes—Qupid Shoes
Sunglasses—c/o ZeroUV

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