{jumper:vintage nicole miller blazer:elizabeth & james shoes:jeffrey campbell bag:vintage chanel necklace:marc jacobs}

I have the same relationship with stripes as I do with polka dots (mentioned here). Stripes, like polka dots, are a classic pattern that when worn right, can never get old or go out of style. I recently bought this vintage Nicole Miller jumper (yes, there are bike shorts built in), from a friend of mine and I’ve been dying to wear it. The weather lately hasn’t been cooperating so in return I decided to brave the windy wet outdoors with my playful yet sophisticated look; you can always make a jumper more mature if you pair it with a structured blazer. It’s not like I was trying to be professional while shopping at the vintage clothing expo, I just couldn’t bare putting a raincoat on that would cover my outfit.