Stripes with a Bow on a Top

I don’t know if a single article of clothing was ever so “Carly.” Stripes with a grosgrain bow? Couldn’t ask for much more. I want to wear this every day.

Carly Heitlinger

A couple of notes about the shirt that I discovered only when I had it in my possession. First, like all Sezane pieces, I find the fit to be exceptional. It’s not too fitted or too boxy.

Online, it’s listed as “navy and ecru.” Inside my apartment, I was convinced it was black and ecru and it was not until I was outside in daylight that I could differentiate the blue. It’s a fairly dark navy, and even in the photos though you can tell it’s not black. (But I swear I couldn’t tell inside hah, hence my all black outfit.) With that said, the grosgrain ribbon for the bow is without question black. I kind of wish the stripes were black or the ribbon was navy, but I’ll use it as an excuse to mix my blacks and navys. (Which I may be convinced more often to do now.)

Striped Shirt with Grosgrain Bow

I mean. THAT BOW.

Striped Outfit Inspiration

I’ve also been carrying this tote around a lot. Like, a lot a lot. Hoboken just banned plastic bags (!!!) and it’s been my go-to tote for everyday errands.

Carly the Prepster Daily Edited

Sharing my phone case again because it’s my number one asked question right now on DMs!

Sezane Shirt

Sezane Striped Shirt

Striped Shirt // Jeans // Flats // Tote // Similar Watch

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I love wearing navy & black together. I feel so sleek in my navy & white striped sweater and black jeans. Love the bows on this outfit!

Christine S.

I love that sweater. It might just be my computer screen, but that bow looks like a dark navy to me! I wear navy and black together all the time though, I think they look really chic together.

Gabriela F


I have been following your blog for several years now but have never posted. Thank you for creating inspirational and heart warming content that has kept me a faithful follower.

I wanted to mention that I love how you rock your hair-especially those few grey streaks! It makes you feel authentic, real, and bold. Since we are the same age, I appreciate that you acknowledge the transformation that comes with each passing year. I hope you continue to encourage each of us to embrace that the passage of time should invite more beauty, wisdom, and peace into our lives.



I would switch out the bow for a navy one since you’ve worn the shirt. Just like you that color difference would bother me.