Lust v. Must: The Perfect Striped Shirt

I’ve been in search of the perfect striped shirt. A Breton striped shirt is a classic essential that every woman should have in her closet. According to Stylecaster, “The Breton stripe shirt was first introduced in 1858 as the uniform for all French navy seaman in Northern France. The original design featured 21 stripes, one for each of Napoleon Bonaparte’s victories and the distinctive stripes made it easier to spot wayward sailors who had fallen overboard.”

 My lust item is this Saint James Galathee shirt for $90.

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My must item is this French Sailor’s Shirt, Three-Quarter-Sleeve Boatneck from L.L. Bean for $29.95. I bought it in two colors.

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One of my friends, Amy, is the very talented illustrator behind To: The New American. She illustrated the shirt two different ways.

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The last illustration is wearing another amazing lust v. must! She is wearing a Banana Republic Lemon Print Full Skirt ($79.50) that is similar to the Kate Spade Owen Skirt ($348).

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Images: Stylecaster & Wikifashion.

Lust v. Must: Lea Michele’s Teen Vogue Cover

If you read my about page you know that my favorite actress is Lea Michele. I saw Spring Awakening four times thanks to TKTS and have been a fan of Lea Michele ever since. I think that she is so talented. She sings, she dances, she acts – it seems as though there is nothing she doesn’t do. I also think that she is very good role model. She has had to deal with a lot of personal grief in a very public way and I think that she has handled it with so much strength and in a way that can be a source of inspiration to other people. I really loved her cover shoot for Teen Vogue and decided to find out how we could get her look for less. I can’t wait to buy a copy, especially because she was interviewed by Jonathan Groff, her real life best friend who she starred with in Spring Awakening!

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Free People Seashore Battenburg Dress ($109) // Free People Zen Garden Dress ($64) // Forever 21 Floral Embroidered Mesh Dress ($29.80) // Forever 21 Crocheted Fit & Flare Dress ($27.80) // Forever 21 Floral Embroidered Dress ($32.80) // French Connection Lisella Lace Shift Dress ($80.56) // Sweet Romeo Open Stitch Mesh Sweater ($54.00) // Forever 21 Backstage Flower Crown ($4.80)

Makeup:

Almay Intense i-Color Eyeliner in brown ($4.99), Almay Wakeup Blush and Highlighter ($6.28) // Almay One Coat Thickening Mascara Black/Brown 403 ($5.99) // Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve in a Tube ($6.00) // Essie Sandy Beach ($8.50) // Covergirl Eyeshadow 4 Kit 265 Sheerly Nudes ($4.89)