Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Yipes, Stripes

Anyone remember Fruit Stripe Gum? The stripey, trippy gum which flavour lasts about 30 seconds before it tastes like you are chewing on a pen cap, the one with the Zebra mascot named "Yipes" who encouraged kids to play soccer and/or annoit themselves with the free tatoos that came in each packet?



The gum is still around, though increasingly hard to find, but it's the first thing I thought of when I saw this Forever 21 dress (nee, Heritage 1981, which I never had before but figured I should since that's the year of my birth). Well, that and summer - this dress just screams summer to me.

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But since it's not summer yet - though yesterday almost felt like it - I tried to keep it warm with tights and a cardy. I escaped on my lunch hour to have lunch with the stylish Robyn and her uber-stylish sister (whose b-day it was yesterday, along with my bf's).

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Robyn and I


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Jaclyn


Now, I actually think Robyn is just as stylish as her younger sister - you'll see some pics next week after the wedding we are going to this weekend (no pressure Robyn) but I think B-day girl had it going on yesterday. One of those outfits I can appreciate knowing I couldn't really pull it off. After all, I'm inspired by Candy.


What do you think, fellow readers?

Maybe we could go and buy some wholesale clothing and get a bunch of outfits in the colors on the package, get a bunch of people, and create our own giant colorful rainbow of people Fruit Stripe package!






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Dress: F21/Heritage 81; Suede n' patent flats: Juicy Couture; Stud bracelet: F21; Unicorn necklace: ASOS; Bag: Coach; Cardigan: ASOS


Speaking of this weekend, I'm uber excited for the wedding we will be attending. I get to reunite from all my old chums from Journalism School and pardy hardy like we did back in the day. I haven't seen some people since 2006, that's nutso! I'm also excited to be taking a wee road trip to the wedding as it is in the sunny, hot and dry Okanagon town of Penticton. I'm looking forward to great scenery and fabulous wineries - but no Absinthe. I don't want a repeat of last year's gong show to Penticton where Mike and I proceeded to get wasted/high and break the law :S it's a hilarious story though!

Anyhoo, my dilemma for this weekend is...what to wear? I'm leaning towards what I wore on New Years a year or two ago because I love the dress (BCBG Max Azaria) and I never ever get a chance to wear it. What do you think? Too fancy or just right? I was thinking of pairing it with my blue/white marc jacobs wedges, to keep it more casual, either that or black tights, black heels and a black cardigan (the one above), anyhoo I would love to know what you think. And Karisa, since it's your wedding, do let me know what YOU think :P


Without the red accents and the lovely blonde beside me

24 comments:

sil said...

i think the dress it totally appropriate for the wedding - you look very springlike :)

Amber said...

That dress is super fun and summery! I LOVE Penticton. It's so nice there.

Blicious said...

love the stripes! :)

The Clothes Horse said...

That stripe dress is adorable! And I totally remember striped gum.

arbyn said...

I am so embarassed you caught me in Sketchers...

You should've seen how good we looked when we went out for Jaclyn's birthday dinner. Now I wish we had photos of THOSE outfits!

See you this weekend. Can't WAIT to see the dress in person (vomit stains and all)

...love Maegan said...

omg YES I remember that gum!!! hilarious...Love your striped dress too!

MizzJ said...

Ooh that is a lovely yellow dress, you should totally wear it! I'm so happy that you liked the PZI Jeans - do tell me how your order works out!

Julia mode said...

Love the photos, and yours outfits !!=)

xx

Kate (NZ) said...

Definitely wear the yellow but I personally LOVE the red accents... you should wear it as it is in the photo!

Jewels said...

I love the yellow dress with the red accents. I think you should wear that outfit! no changes :) very spring/summer...

Anonymous said...

The yellow dress is gorgeous - you could either wear it with the red accessories or the blue. Either way it will look fab.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

you always look so fabulous in colour!! :)

Sarah said...

Wear the dress! Its gorgeous!

Lily said...

OoooO your stripey dress is fab! Also love your yellow dress. I love yellow and I think anyone who can pull it off should wear it at every possible opportunity!

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

How cute are you guys?! That yellow dress is unbelieveable, I say wear it.

Emz said...

I've never seen that gum before but that is such a spring dress!

modern antoinette said...

Fun picture and you look like a very fun friend!!

I love that dress on you and I really like how your posts always have a theme to them!

xoxo
Stephanie
www.modernantoinette.blogspot.com

Karinaxoxo said...

Love the Forever 21 dress!!!

I think the yellow dress will look great - and I agree with the wedges to keep it a bit more simple!

Happy Easter x

Amelia said...

Wow, big flower pot. I love that dress! The stripes are perfect. I want it...

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

ps, i've given you 3 awards :)

xx

Marian said...

love the striped sun dress on you sweetie!you look so summery dear!
xx
muah,
Marian.

Savvy Mode SG said...

very cute for a wedding.

Vegas Princess said...

That dress would be perfect! Very sunny and springlike. And I like the idea of the blue to compliment it. Black, in my opinion, should be worn sparely to weddings. :)

I love that Unicorn necklace, I want one! You got it at Forever 21?

candystripperr said...

LOL those photos are just a block away from my house!