Classic Spring Style Under $50.

classic spring style under $50 | The Stripe

As nice as it is to be able to save and splurge on really special pieces, sometimes I just want a good deal (especially right now – all my money is going toward art and furniture for my apartment!!) Today I’ve rounded up twelve of the cutest pieces for Spring… and they’re all under $100 – yay! I tend to spend less money on my spring and summer clothing anyway as it gets sweatier…summer clothes just don’t last as long! I’m particularly obsessed with this stripe tee and these gold earrings (I wear them nonstop!) and when I was in Paris I bought a gold ponytail holder that looked exactly like this one!

Happy Thursday! I’m on set today with the Dream Downtown + Cooper & Ella (and Christine + Krystal)… we have a fun project in the works…  tune into instagram stories to see more!

Click the image above to shop, or… Floral Top // Denim Shorts // Stripe Tee // Sandals // BaubleBar Gold Drop Earrings // Leopard Pouch // Red Sunglasses // Scallop Shorts // Pony Holder // Twist Front Tee // Madewell Bandana (comes in a zillion colors) // Off the Shoulder Dress (comes in black + red, too!)

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Glossier Does Sunscreen!

glossier invisible shield review | daily sunscreen SPF 35 | The Stripe

I was so excited when Glossier announced that they were making a sunscreen. I wear SPF every day – I don’t need to go on and on about the importance of it, but wearing sunscreen is far and away, the best thing you can do to help stop the skin’s aging process.

When I think of Glossier, I think of “no makeup-makeup…” products that make you look like you, but better (hello Cloud Paint, Boy Brow, Lip Stains!) so it’s only fitting that their new (SPF 35) sunscreen, Invisible Shield, would be what I’m calling, a “no sunscreen-sunscreen.” So you know how sticky and greasy sunscreen can be? There’s none of that. The formula is actually a translucent (scroll down to the last pic) watergel that sinks right into your skin. It feels reallllly good on your skin because it feels like nothing – it’s instantly absorbed… so not only is it invisible, but once you put it on, you don’t feel it at all. I really love it.

The only two things I dislike about it are that a) it’s not all natural (but none of Glossier’s products are) and b) that it isn’t waterproof. So it’s great for everyday wear (unless you sweat a lot), but if you’re heading to the beach you’ll want to grab something water resistant. I’m no scientist but I have a feeling it was probably really hard for the brand to develop a formula this light and weightless and also make it waterproof… Most waterproof sunscreens are waterproof because their a little greasy – it helps them stay on!

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Summer Travel Planning…

dress // hat // bag // heels

Are you heading anywhere fun this summer?

Since moving into my new apartment I’ve been more into staying home. I love my space, my big bed, and having room to actually entertain (I’ll share another apartment update next week!) Still, I like planning little adventures to look forward to. Last week I booked my two big summer trips. I’m going to London at the end of June (for Briony’s wedding) and home to my parents house on Cape Cod for a week in mid-July (my whole family – nephew included will be home for the full week)… I can’t wait! In between that there will be lots of trips out East to the Hamptons. A few of us are renting a house for a couple weekends, and my friend plans the events for The Daily Front Row so I always tag along. I miss Cape Cod so much and prefer it to the Hamptons (besides being home, it’s a little more low key/laid back…) but having the Hamptons just a couple hours away is really nice, especially for a weekend getaway.

And when it comes to those weekend trips, this Very Troubled Child bag is going to be amazing. When the brand reached out to tell me about their bags, I got obsessed immediately… the patterns are so fantastic. They are definitely an investment, but beautifully made from 100% Vachetta leather… with hand painted monograms. I didn’t include a photo of the inside but the bag is actually lined in my favorite color… emerald green!

Outfit Details: Kate Spade Dress (wearing a size small, also available here and here) // J.Crew Panama Hat // Very Troubled Child Bag (c/o) // J.Crew Corsica Espadrille Wedges

photography by Lydia Hudgens.

Kelly’s Chic Under $100: Lavender.

affordable lilac + lavender pieces for under $100 | the stripe

Lavender is just one of those colors that basically makes everyone look like a princess (in the best way possible, of course). For one, purple is the color associated with royalty and luxury, and lavender is especially feminine. Also, it’s just universally flattering. Take a look at the models above; There are a few different skin tones and they all look incredible.

I think what really got me started on the color was actually this Fig & Yarrow Moon Mist. I have trouble falling asleep at night and this lavender-infused mist has been such a nice addition to my night time routine (and it actually works), so I’ve been seeking out all things lavender (the scent or color).

Currently on my radar: this gorgeous jumpsuit from ASOS, a pretty lace dress that’s a dead ringer for a Self Portrait piece, and some Nike sneakers to inject the tiniest bit of color into my gym routine.

So, until next week, I’ll be scooping up this ruffled dress and pretending to be Kate Middleton.

Xx

Kelly

Top: Free People Sweater // Quay Australia Sunglasses // RumbaTime Purple Watch // Mango Tank // Farmacy Lavender Mint Lip Bloom // Herbivore Moonfruit Overnight Treatment

Middle: Nike Knit Running Shoes // Fig & Yarrow Moon Mist with Lavender (sold out, but more options here) // ASOS Lilac Printed Jumpsuit // Mango Off the Shoulder Jumpsuit // Flowers Lavender & Vanilla Body Scrub // Astr the Label Lace Dress // BaubleBar Drop Earrings 

Bottom: Nine West Suede Mules // StyleKeepers Gingham Wrap Top // Building Block Coin Purse // Mango Ruffle Print Dress // Nails Inc Nail Polish // Rahua Color Full Shampoo // Rahua Color Full Conditioner // Alo Sports Bra

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Yellow and Red.

sea yellow top with love sam mini skirt | grace atwood, the stripe
jacket // top // skirt // bag // heels

Ever have one of those days where you feel like your body is just… broken? That was me yesterday. I did something really klutzy on Sunday when I was making my bed (of all things… couldn’t this be a story about some incredibly risky stunt I pulled?). I was in a rush and somehow I snagged my foot in the buttoned up part of my duvet cover and went flying across the room… landing on my shoulder. It hurt but I figured I was fine. I went out, ran 3 miles, and didn’t think anything of it. And then yesterday, I in the most pain ever. My upper right arm is not working. But I went and saw my trainer anyway. Though we stuck to mostly lower body exercises I knew it was a mistake by the time I got home… so achey and sore! Such a dummy. So here we are today… hoping to feel a little bit better. Man, duvet covers… they’re deadly – who knew!? 😉

When I spotted this cute top from SEA I knew I had to have it. I will say that it does wrinkle (as you can see in the photos, sorry) which is a little annoying…. the sash especially. I ironed it to perfection the morning I wore it but after sitting in a cab and then through a meeting, it was all wrinkled. Still, it’s linen, which looks okay wrinkled. I’ve also worn it with the Ulla Johnson skirt from this post, white skinny jeans, and flares. And you can also tie the bow in the back for a more fitted/streamlined look.

I love this skirt (bought last year). This one from Veronica Beard is very similar (ruched at the top with a cute little flare) but I also love this paisley ruffle mini, this affordable mini, and this bright ruffled skirt!

Outfit Details: Burberry Kensington Trench Coat (affordable versions here + here) // SEA Wrap Top // Love Sam Skirt (old but similar options here, here, here, and here) // Cult Gaia Bag (I have the large one) // Celine Sunglasses // Hart Hagerty Tassel Earrings // J.Crew Corsica Espadrilles

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I get asked a lot about what I put in my Cult Gaia bag. The simple answer is that you have to be really streamlined or it will look like a hot mess. I keep my sunglasses case and my keychain inside it… and then I stick my wallet, lip gloss and a few other things inside a pink dust bag. The bag holds a lot but can look really messy.

what to put inside a cult gaia bag | the stripe

photography by Lydia Hudgens.