Stripes for Spring + WW Link Up

Spring Style #springoutfit #bellsleevetop
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In all of my years living in New England (aka my entire life), I never thought there would be a day where I would be wearing open toed shoes in February.  However, we had some unusual spring-like weather this past week, and the almost 80 degree temperatures provided me with the opportunity to break out some of my new spring purchases.

This bell sleeve blouse is probably my favorite spring find, yet.  We all know that I'm a sucker for bell sleeves, but I'm loving the stripe pattern and ruffle detail on the shoulders.  The material is lightweight, making it ideal to wear all spring, and it will be perfect to pull out on a chilly summer night.  I decided to pair it with my new button front jeans (obsessed with them, and the high rise cut), then finished my look with these open toe booties.  They're from Target's new Universal Thread line, and definitely look more expensive than their $35 price tag.  I do have to admit that they were cutting into my heels a bit when I wore them, but I'm hoping with a little breaking in, they'll be comfortable to wear all day long.

Unfortunately our warm weather was short lived, and I'm back in a chunky knit and watching it snow as I write this post.  In the meantime, I'll be counting down the days for spring to actually arrive so I can wear this outfit again.

Long Bell Sleeve Top #springstyle #stripes #bellsleeves

Spring Outfit Idea #springstyle

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Bell Sleeve Top #belsleeves #stripes #srpingtops

Stripe Top #stripetop #springfashion #buttonfrontjeans

Open Toe Booites #springboots

Bell Sleeve Top For Spring #springtop #springstyle #bellsleeves

Spring Outfit Ideas #springstyle #stripetop

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  1. Such a fun striped top! It's a shame that the warmer weather didn't stick around but it's good that you were able to wear lighter layers for a bit :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a lovely week :) We are getting a lot of rain at the moment which is a welcome change after the heatwaves, haha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. I love your fresh looking top - great for the Spring! Your jeans are fantastic! x

  3. What a beautiful top and the open toe heels are perfect as well ;)

  4. Absolutely love that top!!
    Mónica Sors

  5. Lucky girl with your spring weather! We are in the 30's and 40's here in Orange County...we are all so confused as to what to do/wear! :) Love this top, and obsessed, like always with the fun sleeves!


  6. Wasn't the weather amazing, at least for a few days? Ummmm, this jeans are fabulous! I love the high waist and button fly! Beautiful look!

    xx, Elise

  7. I LOVE stripes, and I absolutely love your updated version of a striped blouse. Looking fabulous!

    Thanks for the link up & have a great weekend!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  8. I didn’t think we would get any more cold weather here, but it’s back to sweaters and scarves! This top is SO cute! Hope you have a nice weekend!

    Xo Adri

  9. The weather has been so incredibly predictable, of late. I just read that the North Pole is currently 0 Celsius, about 40 degrees warmer than this same time last year. And we've had snowfall three, four times in Houston this Winter, and that never happens GRIN

    And I'm glad you're having a shift in temperatures, Rachael, otherwise we may never have seen that gorgeous top you're wearing. Striped perfection.

  10. How cute are those bell sleeves and the ruffle on top. We have had some warmer temps here, too and it's been lovely!! Love that button fly!


  11. Okay I love this top and the sleeves, but those jeans are taking center stage for me! I love the buttons and the hem details!

  12. I can't believe it was so warm in New England—we've been having record-breaking lows in San Francisco! I also can't believe your booties are $35, because they're super cute!
    Cheryl Shops |

  13. Spot on! Looks lovely, I'm adoring your open toe boooties, can't wait to wear mine again. Lucky you with the warm weather I hope it's not too long till it returns. x Jacqui

  14. Rachael, it is all so fabulous! The button fly skinny jeans (I love my button fly jeans and they are so hard to find in stores). The wonderful statement sleeves. The bold stripes. The gorgeous shoes! Perfection!


  15. I love that it was so warm by you! I'm hoping for some warmer weather here! I love the jeans and those booties!

  16. Indeed, stripe is such a beautiful classic. It's such a versatile print that goes well with almost anything. You look so chic in this street casual style dear. Loving your open toe shoes too.

    Jessica |

  17. Yay for stripes! And I am loving that bell sleeves are still very much in!

    Jessica |

  18. We too experienced those kind of temps but it is back to being very cold and will snow for the next two days. The high-waist button-front jeans are awesome and fit you so well!

  19. Rachael, you look stylish and fabulous in every post! Love this ruffle top style with the high waisted jeans. Thank you for linking up with the Sunday Showcase - always love your style and linking up with the Weekend Wear ladies. :)