First of all. I apologize for the lack of posting to the blog the last couple months. I have been going through a lot of changes in my personal life and I only ever want to put forth posts I can truly put my energy into.  I am sure most of you have been in a very emotional state and find it is hard at times to focus your energy on what you care about. I have always struggled with this, but it is something I am working on. Long story short - I AM BACK IN FULL SWING BABIES!

If you've been following along with SHOPAHOLMIK on Instagram lately (thank you so much to all of my followers!) you will have noticed I am totally gung-ho on spring's STRIPES trend. Big, bold, slim, horizontal, vertical - just show me stripes and I will open my wallet! Below are some of my FAV stripe pieces I have picked up for this this season. I love how versatile all these pieces are because to me it is very important to own things that you can transform, as opposed to wearing it once and feeling it has run its' course (yes, I am also guilty of this behavior!).

I saw this set online at Zara and bee lined to the nearest store to give it a whirl. AUTO LOVED IT. I got extra excited because the pieces individually make for super cute separates. I have since worn the top with jeans, and the pants with other crop tops (stay tuned to IG to see!) and the compliments were a flowin'. I now call it the set of endless opportunies. 

These blue and white striped pants make me feel extra amazing not only because the narrow vertical stripes elongate the leg but because I bought them on sale at for a whopping $9.99. It just does not get any better than that! The pants can be styled very casually with flats, or dressed up with heels and a blouse for fancier or more corporate occasions. #versatile

I picked up this one shoulder beauty at Zara - early bday gift from Mama! It is a combo of two of my favorite spring trends - stripes and bows (#putabowonit , DUH). The bow wrap detail was defintiely a selling feature for me. Not only is it cute AF but it can make people with a less defined waist (like myself) appear to have a much tinier mid-section!

I LOVE this top. Again, it combines of two of my favorite trends for spring - number 1 being stripes and number 2 being statement sleeves. I love how elegant long, flowy sleeves can make a girl feel! This top is from honey in Toronto. PS they also have a black and cropped version of this top! (It's on my mind, of course)

Which striped piece is your fav? Are you as addicted to stripes as I am? Leave me a comment, I would LOVE to hear from you! xo, MIK