Striped tee and belt: The Limited (Similar top, Similar top), Skirt: Forever 21, Heels: Simply Vera Vera Wang (Similar but more expensive), Bag: Foley + Corinna (select colors on sale!)
When I first put this outfit together, it was just the striped shirt with the yellow skirt. I live in striped shirts, in part because I love the nautical/French feeling, as though I should be in St. Tropez and not Cleveland, Ohio. The yellow skirt was the perfect way to elevate the striped tee, and the color of the skirt added a splash of cheerfulness that I don't typically experience when I'm wearing jeans. When I grabbed the belt out of the closet, I was totally expecting it to be a disaster, but I was really pleased with the way it looked on top of the yellow background, and with the stripes nearby. To top it all off, I threw on my snake-print, studded heels.
Style tip: If you typically shy away from mixing prints like I do, this is good way to try it without going too far out of your comfort zone. Try wearing a simple striped top with a belt in a different print. The small addition of the secondary print from the belt will add extra intrigue and allow you test the waters of print mixing.
Lastly, if you are in the market for a new handbag, I highly recommend investing in one from Foley + Corinna. I have the Mid City tote, and I can't say enough good things about it. The leather is rich and buttery, and it comes in a variety of colors- mine is tan, but I'm currently craving one in red and one in black and one in fuschia. Furthermore, when folded over, it doesn't seem particularly large, yet it was able to comfortably accommodate my Ipad and two magazines the other day when I went to get my car serviced.