LBD… + 5 questions for you!

1.state off the shoulder dress | grace atwood, the stripe
dress // heels // sunglasses // bag

I thought it would be fun to switch things up a little bit over here to get to know you guys a little bit better. So, I’m asking (and answering) 5 questions… and would love for you to chime in with your answers! And maybe we’ll do this on a regular basis! So without further adieu, here are the questions, with my answers! To participate just copy the below into the comments, and replace my answers with yours! PS – This is the best little off the shoulder dress and it’s only $109.

1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be? Blogger. If I could do anything I would have a hybrid bakery/pet shop. You could go in and play with animals, and get a cupcake afterward.. And I’d only employ really, really attractive men. (I think that’s illegal though?)

2. If you could have any super power, what would it be? It’s a tie between being invisible (imagine how sneaky you could be), and being able to fly (because that would just be really cool, especially during rush hour traffic).

3. What’s your go-to cocktail? Tito’s (vodka) and club soda with lemon. The older I get, the worse the hangovers are… (not to mention the calories). If I’m not worrying about a hangover or calories, it’s a Negroni.

4. Favorite indulgence: Definitely cheese. I am through and through a salty over sweet person. My favorite cheese of all time is Truffle Tremor from Murray’s in the city… it’s a gooey goat cheese with truffles. That on a crusty baguette from Amy’s Bread = everything.

5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: The Fashion Magpie – I love her taste in books, and I love her writing… it’s like a thoughtful little essay every day, with lots of pretty things and links at the end.

Outfit Details: 1 State Dress (c/o, also here and here) // Manolo Blahnik Heels // Chanel Purse // BaubleBar Earrings // Celine Sunglasses

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photography by Trent Bailey.

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  1. If I could have any job I want, I would want to… be rich enough to not have to work! 😀 If that even makes sense, haha. Cute all-black outfit, too!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  2. Natali says 8.15.17

    You’ve nailed it with this LBD! My fave indulgence is also cheese, I just can’t resist it, there are so many amazing cheeses in this world. 😀

    http://lartoffashion.com

  3. Vanessa says 8.15.17

    1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be? I’m a full-time Executive Assistant and a part-time Freelance Writer. My dream job would be to become a full-time writer. Writing (and reading) is my passion and I’m so sick of my traditional 9-5.

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be? I would love to be able to fly!

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail? I don’t drink, so water? Haha! I’m so boring.

    4. Favorite indulgence: I started eating clean late last year, so my biggest indulgence now would be my Mom’s homemade sweet chilli (it used to be french fries, though).

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: National Ballet of Canada instagram account (because I love ballet).

    • grace at the stripe says 8.15.17

      Oooh I love homemade chili! Can’t wait for crock pot season and all of the soups and stews.

  4. Jess Zimlich says 8.15.17

    I love doing these type of things!

    1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be? I would be a skydiving instructor!

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be? I want to be able to read people’s mind. I realize it might not be what I want to hear (not sure if that’s the right word if they aren’t actually saying it haha) sometimes, but I hate wondering what others are thinking – especially when it comes to dating 😉

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail? Same for me! Except I like to add lime, too. Tito’s (vodka) and club soda with lemon. If I’m not worrying about carbs/cals/gluten…I love me some Tank 7 beer from Boulevard Brewery out of Kansas City.

    4. Favorite indulgence: The chicken nachos from a spot called Hub 51 here in Chicago. They’re life-changing. But I also can’t say no to pizza! Carbs + cheese = my two favorite things.

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: Hannah Bronfman! https://www.instagram.com/hannahbronfman/?hl=en

    • grace at the stripe says 8.15.17

      Aw good!!! Chicken Nachos sound soooo good right now. I’m in the middle of a little detox and all I want is CARBS!

  5. Marta says 8.15.17

    That’s such a gorgeous dress! I love the fact that it’s off the shoulder, it looks super modern. And I love your idea of answering questions and then asking us to answer them as well, it’s a great way of you getting to know us.

    1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be? I’m currently unemployed. I had a job for two months but then they let me go because they couldn’t afford to have another person working there. I wish I had a luxury vegan bags and shoes shop.

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Teleportation, definitely.

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail? Vodka & coke, I’m basic haha

    4. Favorite indulgence: Chocolate. I’m crazy for it. In any way, shape or form, any colour, with any fruit, nut or other food mixed into it.

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: I’m really liking comics instagram accounts from freelance illustrators.

    • grace at the stripe says 8.15.17

      Teleportation would be so so wonderful… writing this as I have to head into the city in a few for a lunch!

  6. Meredith says 8.15.17

    1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be? I’m a PhD student at Georgia Tech in one of their engineering programs – when I finish I’d like to become a professor, but if I could really do anything, I’d do something similar to you – open a combo beer garden and dog shelter!

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Teleporting from place to place (no more ubers!)

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail? I’m more of a beer person, but if I’m drinking liquor, a vodka soda.

    4. Favorite indulgence: This sounds more holier-than-thou than I mean for it to, but I love going to yoga and just being unconnected from the world for 75 minutes.

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: I love all the different national park’s instagram accounts – such pretty pictures. Blogger-wise, I know she’s already popular, but Sequins and Stripes’s insta stories really crack me up.

    • grace at the stripe says 8.15.17

      Yoga sounds so good right now… you’ve motivated me to take a class tonight.

  7. Hitha says 8.15.17

    Thanks for the tip on Fashion Magpie! I’m following her everywhere now 🙂

    My answers:

    1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be?
    I’m a writer and entrepreneur. If I could do ANYTHING, it would be to host my own travel show.

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be?
    To read minds. I feel like I have a thick enough skin to handle someone having not-so-nice thoughts about me.

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail?
    Gin martini with a twist.

    4. Favorite indulgence:
    Caviar and champagne (if I’m being fancy), or Taco Bell (if I’m not)

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: Olive & Tate (http://www.oliveandtate.com/). The writer has so much heart, is incredibly funny, and writes about motherhood in such a respectful, irreverent, real way. I binge read the entire blog during my vacation.

  8. Christina says 8.15.17

    This is such a fun idea! Your blog is such a bright spot in my mornings 🙂

    1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be?
    I am currently a network television publicist, but if I could do anything with no regard for finances, etc., I would absolutely create my own stationery AND baked goods to sell. Something about the creativity behind both and the fact that a sweet card or awesome muffin can make someone so happy makes this so appealing. Stationery designers/baker seems totally realistic, right?

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be?
    Teleportation! Can get home to see my family in a quick second – and never endure delays at LGA again!

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail?
    I usually go for something whiskey based that’s not too sweet, but if I had to choose something specific, it would be the Van Buren, which was a signature cocktail at a cocktail bar in Pittsburgh.

    4. Favorite indulgence:
    Pastries – nothing feels more indulgent and satisfying as a long coffee break with a great pastry (or donut) on a Saturday morning. There are so many incredible pastries that are big in the city right now. My current favorite is the maple cruller from Daily Provisions.

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now:
    I will forever be obsessed with What’s Gaby Cooking. She has never steered me wrong with a recipe and everything I’ve made from her archives is a crowd pleaser.

  9. Jessica says 8.15.17

    1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be? Just graduated from law school and starting as an associate at a large firm next month! But if I could do anything… probably also open up a bakery or restaurant! Baking has always been my best form of stress relief.

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Either reading people’s minds or flying.

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail? I generally don’t love cocktails, more of a wine person. But if I have one, probably a margarita.

    4. Favorite indulgence: Pizza! It never disappoints even when it’s not the best lol.

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: Visions of Vogue (Jenna Colgrove on IG). Love Jenna’s outfits and her work outfit story on IG every day!

  10. BSDH says 8.15.17

    1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be? Sports attorney. If I could do anything… commissioner of a women’s professional sports league. Or baby animal cuddler. Whatever. lol.

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be? If teleportation is a super power – that. If not, ability to stop time so that I can think of the perfect thing to say when someone is being rude.

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail? As a tea-totaler, non-alcoholic ginger beer with lime or a fancy non-alcoholic concoction from the bartender.

    4. Favorite indulgence: I’m with you, Grace – cheese. ALL DAY LONG.

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: Goats of Anarchy. It makes me laugh so much.

  11. Kellie says 8.15.17

    1. I’m a high school social studies teacher. And a mother of 2. And if I could do anything it would be to open a children’s book shop (a newfound dream of mine!).

    2. Invisibility. I’m a nosy introvert, haha.

    3. Hmm, either a margarita or old fashioned, or bourbon & ginger.

    4. Indulgence is definitely my subscription to US Weekly. There no justifying it beyond its 10-15 mins of complete mental shutdown each week!

    5. @thestarlitreader is everything I love- books, scenes of London, tea. Her Instagram just invokes a lot of coziness!

    • grace at the stripe says 8.16.17

      Hahaha! You made me laugh out loud with “nosy introvert!!” I’m the same with my US Weekly subscription. I look forward to it so much… it’s such a nice break/escape from real life.

  12. Tracy says 8.15.17

    What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be? I currently am a retail manager. I would combine my love for travel with my nonprofit experience and make do something that allows me to both and make a difference. Still figuring out how to achieve that.

    If you could have any super power, what would it be? Eyes behind my head.

    What’s your go-to cocktail? Vodka with a splash of pineapple juice. Simple and sweet!

    Favorite indulgence: Peanut Butter M&M’s or Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.

    A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: Jenna Kutcher!

    • grace at the stripe says 8.16.17

      Eyes behind your head is such a good one!!! I love peanut butter M&Ms too! So satisfying.

  13. Sam says 8.15.17

    You look gorgeous! Love the details on the sleeves. Totally takes the dress up a notch!

    xx
    Sam

  14. diana pearl says 8.15.17

    love this post! and such a cute look 🙂

    What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be? I’m a writer (and blogger, though that’s more just for fun!), and I think I’d do much of the same if I could do anything — maybe just full-time freelance write, so I could do it from anywhere.

    If you could have any super power, what would it be? Teleportation. No traffic, no trains, and easy to get anywhere you want in the blink of an eye.

    What’s your go-to cocktail? Anything with gin and cucumber. Super refreshing!

    Favorite indulgence: There are a lot.. cheese, chips, cake!

    A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: I’ve been loving Dana at Pink Champagne Problems!

  15. Kim says 8.15.17

    can’t go wrong with a great LBD…especially when it’s a great value!

    1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be? i’m an art director but if i could do anything i’d love to get paid to travel.

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be? definitely being able to fly. i could jet off to anywhere without worrying about airline tickets or going through security!

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail? vodka and cranberry or a good ol’ corona with a lime.

    4. Favorite indulgence: fries. can. not. resist.

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: Jess Ann Kirby…she has great style and is relatable, and love seeing snaps of what her cat Hunter is up to (just like i love when you feature Tyrion!)

    • grace at the stripe says 8.16.17

      Yes to fries!!! And Jess is a good friend of mine! I totally agree – her style is soooo good but also relatable! Love her!!!

  16. Beth says 8.15.17

    That dress is awesome! You look fabulous in it!! I’m a sucker for these:

    1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be? I’m raising two kick ass kids. A travel writer. I love planning vacations for my family – like for Italy I made sure we went to the new hot spot for locals (no tourist there!); and doing a lot of research to really bring the ancient city to life for my kids. It was so much fun!!

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be? To travel in time. I mean, how cool would it be to go back and see life BC or in the future? Of course, you could only watch cuz, you know, can’t change anything or else…

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail? Tito’s (vodka) and club soda with 3 limes. Why 3? Because you never know how thick the slices are and this way I squeeze enough lime juice with the thin slices. Or, a super delicious super Tuscan or white burgundy.

    4. Favorite indulgence: Binging on either a book series or tv show. Preferably with vanilla ice cream, some choc syrup and lf whip cream.

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: PhysicalKitchness. She comes up with these delicious healthy recipes that my kids love and she’s real.

  17. . What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be? I’m a 9th grade English teacher and a freelance writer. I really LOVE what I do, so I don’t think I would change anything! 🙂

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be? I would love to be able to eat as much cheese and crackers as I want without gaining an ounce!

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail? I also love Tito’s with club soda but prefer mine with lots of muddled lime!

    4. Favorite indulgence: I eat pretty healthy, so I don’t find myself craving fried or greasy foods.. When I indulge, it’s with sweets like Pinkberry yogurt or gummy bears.

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: I’ve been reading and following Joanna Goddard’s A Cup of Jo for probably 8 years.. Her “Motherhood Around the World” series is my favorite– SO SO interesting!

  18. Nikki says 8.15.17

    Greetings from Cape Town, South Africa 🙂

    1. What do you do for work? Interior Designer but I would love to be a floral artist & dog walker.

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Teleporting from place to place, just imagine!

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail? Double Musgrave Pink on the rocks (it comes in the prettiest packaging around!).

    4. Favorite indulgence: JC le Roux champagne & nougat tasting

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: Too many to choose from, lol… sabatadele, sweetlionheart, dametraveller, lorraineloots, dearrae…

  19. Lindsay says 8.15.17

    1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be? I’m working for a school and I would love to be a school librarian! I was a librarian before, and now I wish I could blend both!

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Teleportation… hands down! I could go anywhere to visit and traffic would never be an issue 🙂

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail? I don’t drink, so water? I usually order rose wine but every once in a while I love champagne with some ginger flavored liqueur mixed in!

    4. Favorite indulgence: Cupcakes. Hands down.

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: The Plaid Horse (updates on horses!) and I’ve been loving the Tone It Up account and website.

    • Lindsay says 8.15.17

      Oops forgot to edit that before I posted… I do drink (obvs) but I do also drink a lot of water!

    • grace at the stripe says 8.16.17

      Yes to cupcakes!!!! xx

  20. shannon says 8.15.17

    1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be? Currently do marketing for a small business. If I could do anything, have a show on Food Network where I taste test food because I am a horrible cook but just love food!

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Honestly to be able to eat whatever I want & still be in killer shape. (Can you sense a trend in my life)

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail? Vodka seltzer with extra lime! But sometimes you just need a Bud Light in your life!

    4. Favorite indulgence: Gooey goat cheese on a medium rare burger or a really good whole-fat milk latte

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: @leefromamerica on insta! Love her stories

    • grace at the stripe says 8.16.17

      YES to your superpower. I need that one. 🙂 And agreed on a bud light every now and then! xo

  21. Iris says 8.15.17

    I’ve subscribed to The Fashion Magpie. Couldn’t resist based on the name too! 🙂

    Cheese is delicious.

  22. Mary says 8.15.17

    Your dream job sounds amazing! hahaha! play with cute pups and get a cupcake!! LOL!
    xxoo
    Mary
    http://www.BelleOnTrend.com

  23. Julia says 8.16.17

    So fun! Love that these questions are quick and simple and love reading your answers too!

    1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be?
    -Consignment Specialist and Gallery Manager for an Art Auction House
    -I love what I do! I don’t know what I would do if I could do anything though! I just feel lucky to work in an industry that I am educated in and passionate about.

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be?
    -Teleportation. 100%!

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail?
    -Red wine! (Does that count? LOL)

    4. Favorite indulgence:
    -Pasta! Gimme all the carbs please!

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now:
    -Gal Meets Glam. She always looks amazing!

    • grace at the stripe says 8.16.17

      You are right – Gal Meets Glam does such a good job. I read her every day too! xx

  24. Taylor says 8.16.17

    1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be? I am an insurance underwriter (UGH! Not the field I want to be in at all and trying to apply for all of the beauty editing/editorial assisting jobs I possibly can and crossing my fingers). If I could do anything, right now honestly it would be a beauty Editor/blogger or my absolute favorite a bulldog breeder. I just love them!!!!

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Definitely invisible!

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail? Tequila and soda with a splash of grapefruit and lime.

    4. Favorite indulgence: Oh Jesus I’d have to say cheese. Cheese might be my favorite food. Wine as well.

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: The Stripe! (Not even pandering!) and then also Meg Biram. I love her honesty and her posts are always so thoughtful and informative.

    • grace at the stripe says 8.16.17

      You are so sweet, thanks Taylor! And agreed – cheese is definitely my favorite food!

  25. Nicole says 8.16.17

    1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be? Currently a sales associate/part time buyer, digital marketing intern and design & merchandising student!

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Invisibility for sure!

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail? Same as you, but with lime… and only in countries in which I can legally drink it, of course 😉

    4. Favorite indulgence: Pastries. All kinds- croissants, breads, muffins, cupcakes… basically anything from a bakery. Double points if there’s chocolate involved!

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: Besides yours… I’ve been loving Julia (Gal Meets Glam) lately. Her travel blog posts/ photos are incredible!

    Such a fun idea!! XO, Nicole

  26. Amy Elizabeth Grant says 8.18.17

    Love this idea! It’s such a nice way to connect to the awesome ladies in this little community.

    1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be?
    I’m a marketing manager at a national newspaper, but if I could do anything I’d be a writer and florist hybrid.

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Photographic memory – does that count?

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail? Amaretto Sour. But for an everyday kind of drink, I’m a red wine or vodka, fresh lime and soda girl.

    4. Favorite indulgence: Cake!! And Friday nights in.

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: Sequins & Stripes, Man Repeller, @jasminedowling, @zotheysay

  27. Lori says 8.18.17

    1. What do you do for work? If you could do anythingggg, what would that be? Own a vineyard & learn about becoming a vintner. : )

    2. If you could have any super power, what would it be? … made this one up! I would give nuggets of happiness to those in need.

    3. What’s your go-to cocktail? Gin & Tonic with a twist of lime but I LOVE wine!

    4. Favorite indulgence: Laying on the beach in Hawaii with a drink.

    5. A blog or instagram account you’re really loving right now: ahmet.erdem – beautiful photography in Istanbul/Turkey & route1maine – for the love of all things Maine

    • grace at the stripe says 8.19.17

      Oh my gosh I love your dream job. Owning a vineyard would be the coolest. Hope you’re having a great weekend Lori!