Monday, March 19, 2012

Saint James Stripe.

We all know how much I love a stripe (as evidenced here, here and here). 

One of my favorite things about a stripe is their versatility - tuck it in to a black pencil skirt, throw it on with cut off jean shorts or wear it simply with skinny jeans.  It really is a staple piece that everyone needs in their closet. 

My favorite recent discovery is something quite old - the Saint James striped sailor shirt.  Founded in 1889 in Normandy in the commune of Saint James lies the company headquarters where they make these lightweight cotton staples.  That little navy Saint James tag on the arm is a classic in France and what every American Girl needs in her spring wardrobe.

While they come in a variety of colors and styles, my personal favorite is the "Minquiers III" which has a slightly slimmer more feminine cut than their original classic.  You will feel like the ultimate Francophile sporting one of these!

Do you have a Saint James tee? 


  1. Just found the cutest cheap option at Forever 21. I have a 19 month old and a 2 month old so I don't buy any investment pieces for daytime now but still like to look polished.

  2. I love stripes too! now i need these - the navy and the red!!! just found your blog; love it!! would love you to stop by and visit. I love fellow mama blogger "followers" . . . .xoxox E