The Best Off-the-Shoulder Dress.

caroline constas gabriella off-the-shoulder bustier shift dress | grace atwood, the stripe
dress // bag // heels // sunglasses

This little off the shoulder dress is my favorite thing in my closet right now. It started with the top I wore in Friday’s post. I got it during the Shopbop sale (unsure of if it would work), but I loved it so much I ended up ordering the dress as well. Both the dress and the top have an inner corset/bra situation, which more or less (sorry but there is no better way to describe this) smashes your boobs down while also pushing them up. So it’s very very supportive, stays up all day without any adjustments, and just looks really cute on. I really love it. I paired it with my feather heels and a little white bag for dinner at FIG in Charleston with Victoria and Julia.

Outfit Details: Caroline Constas Mini Dress (love it in red too! For something less expensive try this, this, or this)  // Gucci Bag // Manolo Blahnik Feather Heels (also here, less expensive options here + here) // J.Crew Beaded Rumba Drops // Cartier Watch (similar) // Celine Sunglasses

caroline constas gabriella off-the-shoulder bustier shift dress | grace atwood, the stripe

I hope you guys had a good weekend! Mine was jam packed with moving. Lots and lots of work but every night I had a different friend over to catch up/unwind with a little vino and cheese. That proved to be a good strategy – workworkwork… and then something fun to look forward to in the evening. It’s funny, I’m such a night owl generally but found myself passed out asleep by 10:30 every night… I don’t think I realized it as I was so excited to unpack but all that lifting + putting things together + moving things around and unpacking is exhausting!

And then yesterday’s weather was just absolutely beautiful… I stopped by Summers (my new go-to) for avocado toast, sat outside and worked, and then went running… across the Williamsburg bridge. Afterward, my friend Sarah came over and we had rosé (first of the season!) and a little cheese plate. The perfect little Sunday.

It’s funny how the warm weather and a change of scenery can totally reinvigorate and reinspire you… I’m feeling much more inspired with both my work (and my workouts) in my new home… and exploring a new part of town is so exciting and fun. It’s nice finding new favorite spots and neighborhood gems… eventually I will have to do a Williamsburg city guide… but that won’t be for a while til I’m a bit more seasoned. 😉 For now, let’s just pray the cable guy finally shows up so that I can get my Internet and cable connected… I had such FOMO with the Big Little Lies finale last night!

caroline constas gabriella off-the-shoulder bustier shift dress | grace atwood, the stripe

caroline constas gabriella off-the-shoulder bustier shift dress | grace atwood, the stripe

caroline constas gabriella off-the-shoulder bustier shift dress | grace atwood, the stripe

caroline constas gabriella off-the-shoulder bustier shift dress | grace atwood, the stripe

caroline constas gabriella off-the-shoulder bustier shift dress | grace atwood, the stripe

caroline constas gabriella off-the-shoulder bustier shift dress | grace atwood, the stripe

caroline constas gabriella off-the-shoulder bustier shift dress | grace atwood, the stripe

photography by Melissa Toms.

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  1. carrie says 4.3.17

    I LOVE this dress (and the top from Friday!) Would it work for someone with no boobs?!?!

    Congrats on your move – it looks like an awesome set up for you!

    • Yes absolutely! It stays uppppp and will probably fit you even better than it fits me. Just get a small! xo

  2. I totally feel ya’ on the change in weather uplifting moods! This weekend, we enjoyed GREAT sunshine here. I was so happy!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

    • Aw, good – so happy to hear it. Sunshine is good for the soul. We’re back to clouds and rain here in New York… hoping that changes later this week!

  3. Marta says 4.3.17

    That’s a beautiful dress! The colour is gorgeous and the fit looks beautiful on you.

  4. Tess Felber says 4.3.17

    YOUR SHOES!!! Omg they are the cutest things I’ve ever seen 🙂
    xx Tess |Sequins are the New Black

  5. Azanah says 4.3.17

    I love your bag so much, and the changing of the seasons always makes me so inspired!

    http://azanah.wordpress.com

  6. Jenn Lake says 4.3.17

    Might be one of my favorite looks on you ever! So good!

  7. Emily says 4.3.17

    This dress looks absolutely stunning on you! I agree that the weather in NYC yesterday was magical. We were visiting for the weekend and had the best day, finally felt like Spring! Can’t wait to see your Williamsburg guide when it is ready as I love exploring new parts of the city.
    xo,
    Em http://www.organicallyemily.com

    • Aw good! Won’t be for a while but having so much fun discovering cute little local gems! xx

  8. Natali says 4.3.17

    You are looking adorable in this simple and girly outfit! I’m loving your off the shoulders dress!

    https://lartoffashion.com/fuchsia-dreaming/

  9. Sam says 4.3.17

    This dress is gorgeous on you! Love seeing the snaps for your new place and can’t wait to see how you make it your own. So glad our city is finally feeling springy too!

    xx
    Sam

  10. carrie says 4.3.17

    Love that dress, Grace! Xo

    Carrie
    http://www.wearwherewell.com

  11. Katherine says 4.3.17

    Love love love. This style is the best on you – so gorgeous!!! xx

  12. Lindsay says 4.3.17

    OMG please debrief us after you watch Big Little Lies- I want to know what you thought because it was INSANE!

    • I will!!! I am watching it tonight with my best friend – she lives upstairs from me now and I cannot wait!!!!

  13. Merritt Beck says 4.3.17

    I always love off-the-shoulder looks, but those shoes – so fun!

    xx
    Merritt
    The Style Scribe

  14. Jillian says 4.4.17

    Congrats on the move, babe! This dress is STUNNING xo.