Blue & White + Mini Site Makeover

milly one shoulder stripe dress | grace atwood, the stripe
coat // dress // sunglasses // bag // heels

Blue and white for Spring…. groundbreaking! 😉 Blue and white is one of my favorite color combinations and when I spied this dress I had to have it! The color combination, the stripes, and of course… the pretty one shoulder silhouette – love! Milly has so many great pieces this Spring. This off-the-shoulder LBD is in my cart, and I love this rhinestone clutch so much.

I bought this coat last Spring and it’s a favorite. White coats are really hard… in my opinion, a lot of them will make you look like a doctor (or like you worked at the Clinique counter in the nineties) if you aren’t careful. That’s why I love this one so much… it’s elegant and ladylike – no doctor vibes here! I scoured the Internet for similar white trenches and it was actually sort of hard. My personal favorite is this Harris Wharf Trench (love their pieces – they also make my favorite little light pink topper) but I also loved this (slightly off white) wrap trench, this ALC belted number, and this linen trench (because let’s face it: Isabel Marant can do no wrong).

Hope you guys are having a good week. Mine is just a big mix of work + being home accepting deliveries, having furniture get put together, and attempting to sort through the enormous pile of beauty products in the center of my living room. The only downside of the new apartment is that I have a teensy tiny bathroom with not much room for storage. I’ve been on the hunt for a pretty cabinet that can live outside the bathroom (and act as The Stripe’s “beauty closet” of sorts.) If you have recommendations I am all ears… pretty storage can be hard to find!

Outfit Details: Milly Stripe One Shoulder Dress (c/o Amazon, also available here, here, here, and here) // Club Monaco Coat (from last year but love this and this) // Shoes (similar) // LOFT Sunglasses // Saint Laurent Purse

milly one shoulder stripe dress | grace atwood, the stripe

milly one shoulder stripe dress | grace atwood, the stripe

Last but not least… you might have noticed that the site looks a bit different! A big thanks to Victoria + Lisa – they are the most amazing. I hadn’t really changed much about the site since rebranding to The Stripe 2+ years ago. It was starting to feel a little bit stale. We switched up the fonts + branding a tiny bit, and cleaned up the home page. One of the biggest pieces of feedback I’ve gotten is that you guys miss posts, especially on days where I post more than once a day. The feed after the main post is no longer filtered by category… it’s just the four most recent posts. I think that should make things a little easier.

I also have a brand new shiny About page which is fun, too! Ever the nerd, I’m most excited about the new fonts – they are so fresh and clean… and I love the new underline effect/color change that happens when you hover over a link. I’d really love any and all feedback on the changes (and if you’d like to see anything else). My goal is always to make the site as easy to navigate as possible. (And don’t forget, you can always read the blog scrolling style too if you like… I know some of you are old school and want to read a blog like a blog. ;))

milly one shoulder stripe dress | grace atwood, the stripe

milly one shoulder stripe dress | grace atwood, the stripe

milly one shoulder stripe dress | grace atwood, the stripe

milly one shoulder stripe dress | grace atwood, the stripe

milly one shoulder stripe dress | grace atwood, the stripe

photography by Lydia Hudgens.

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  1. Love the newer look of the site, and I need a good white coat too! Looks so crisp and perfect for spring!

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

  2. Andréa says 4.4.17

    what a great dress! I love the classic extra feminine look of it.

    -Andréa

    A.Viza Style

  3. Marta says 4.4.17

    That’s a beautiful dress! White and blue is gonna be such a trend and I’m all up for it haha And I noticed the changes on your blog, they look amazing and I noticed your posts weren’t showing up on my reading list on blogger and I only saw your posts because I went to bloglovin’ and saw your posts on my feed and I didn’t notice there was something wrong until now, I just thought maybe I wasn’t noticing or that it was blogger messing up.

    • Hmmm, that is so strange! All I can think of is that when I was Stripes & Sequins and changed to The Stripe a lot of people lost me on Blogger… so you may need to re-add me there??? I am glad Bloglovin’ is working! xo

  4. Azanah says 4.4.17

    Love your bag and heels, and the new site looks great!

    https://azanah.wordpress.com/

  5. Jess Zimlich says 4.4.17

    I love the new updates to the site, Grace! I’ve been itching for a redesign for some time now (and I’ve been toying with the idea of rebranding completely, but I’m not sure where to start haha) and yours looks so fresh and so clean! Checking out your about me page now 🙂

    • Aw thanks Jess!!!
      If you are thinking about rebranding I highly recommend Victoria. She took me from Stripes & Sequins to The Stripe (I had the name but not much else) did my logo, colors, moodboard… all of it. She is so talented! xo

      • Jess Zimlich says 4.4.17

        I love everything she does! Good luck getting all settled this week 🙂 xx

  6. Sam says 4.4.17

    Love this look! So elegant! I have a lot of blue and white in my closet for spring too…it’s just so classic!

    xx
    Sam

    • Aw thank you Sam! It’s the best combo!! Hope you are staying dry and warm today – another yucky day!!!

  7. Emily says 4.4.17

    The updated site looks awesome, I love how you can now see the most recent posts. Also, that dress is everything, I love blue and white for Spring. I recently bought this top from Anthro and am obsessed – https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/striped-off-the-shoulder-top?category=tops-off-the-shoulder&color=049
    xo,
    Em http://www.organicallyemily.com

    • Thank you so much Em!!!
      I LOVE that off-the-shoulder top! I am so sad they don’t have it in my size… I woulda totally copied you.

  8. Dana says 4.4.17

    You look SO beautiful in this look, Grace! So well-put together for sure. Good luck with settling into your new place. From what I can see online, it looks amazing!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    • Aw thank you so much Dana, you are so sweet! I am really excited – everything is coming together very nicely (slowly, but nicely!)

  9. Jenn Lake says 4.4.17

    So gorgeous, lady! Loving the the new fonts and site refresh!

  10. Devon Hembury says 4.4.17

    Obsessed with this dress, Grace! Loving everything blue and white right now! xo Devon Seventeen Dresses

  11. Roxanne says 4.4.17

    I always switch to the scroll blog style when I visit! I really like all the changes!

    Your dress is gorgeous! You make me need a white trench, too.

    I hope your move went well this weekend. I wish you had some nicer weather, though! Moving with a cat is no fun, especially when you have to lock them in your bathroom so they don’t run out the door when the movers go in and out 🙁
    –Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

    • Aw that’s good to know!!!
      And yes to moving with a cat… mine is totally traumatized!!!! Poor guy.

  12. Renee O'Connor says 4.5.17

    Love the blog “refresh”. Really appreciate that you made it easier to find the most recent posts; I hated the thought of missing any! 🙂

  13. Lori says 4.6.17

    Love the new site updates! The only thing I can’t seem to locate are your book recommendations. I just finished “The Perfume Collector” and enjoyed it so much! It is one of my new favorite books due to your review. Keep up the great work ~ best wishes as the sorting out of your new apartment continues.

    • Lori says 4.6.17

      HaHa! Oops, I clicked into another section of your site and the book reading selection pop up! : )