Springtime Blues.

caroline constas bardot dress // joie banji wrap sandals | grace atwood, the stripe
dress // belt // hat // sandals


How was your weekend? Mine was really nice and relaxing. I stayed in on Friday and most of Saturday.. only venturing out to go to the gym and run a few errands. One exciting thing that happened (and I don’t even want to say it out loud, or get too excited because I’m worried that I will curse it) is that I looked at the most amazing apartment in Brooklyn. It’s perfect. It’s a true one bedroom, has an outdoor patio (I could get a grill!), AND my best friend lives upstairs… so yeah, pretty much perfect. We shall see…! I would be the happiest girl ever if it works out.

Besides that exciting little bit of news I got a lot of work done, got my hair cut, started packing for Charleston (I moved my flight and am now leaving this afternoon instead of tomorrow!) and did a lot of chores. Oh and I started Big Little Lies (are you watching? I loved the book and the series is SO good!!!)

Anyway, let’s talk about the clothes. I bought this dress during the big Shopbop sale and could not love it more. Caroline Constas has become one of my all time favorite, favorite designers. It started with this off-the-shoulder blouse (last year) which I now have in both white and pale blue (see it on the blog here and here). Her pieces are pricy but fit my body really well. If you are tall and somewhat curvy, she will become one of your favorites, too. Expect to see more of her stuff on the blog this Spring… I just love her.

PS – I could not love this hat more! And besides the fact that it’s very cute, it’s also special to me as one of my dear friends (Julia!) designed it. So fun!

Outfit Details: Caroline Constas Bardot Embroidered Dress (also in white!) // Very old Madewell belt – for a similar look, try this (my personal favorite), this, or this. // Chanel Purse (also here) // Joie Banji Wrap Sandals // Lemon Stripes x Hat Attack Hat (c/o) // J.Crew Beaded Rumba Earrings // Julie Vos Bali Bracelet // Julie Vos Byzantine Cuff

Look for Less: Dress (love this + this too) // Sandals // Bag

caroline constas bardot dress, joie banji wrap sandals | grace atwood, the stripe

caroline constas bardot dress, joie banji wrap sandals | grace atwood the stripe

caroline constas bardot dress, joie banji wrap sandals, lemon stripes x hat attack | grace atwood the stripe

caroline constas bardot dress, joie banji wrap sandals | west village, nyc | grace atwood the stripe

caroline constas bardot dress, joie banji wrap sandals | grace atwood the stripe

caroline constas bardot dress, joie banji wrap sandals | grace atwood the stripe

photography by Lydia Hudgens.

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  1. A blue floral pattern is perfect for the beginning of spring – it’s not too summery but it’s a step away from winter!

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  2. Elizabeth says 3.13.17

    Gorgeous outfit! Now if only we weren’t expecting a blizzard!
    Xo, Elizabeth

  3. Natali says 3.13.17

    Lovely, boho chic and romantic girly dress! I love your personality sweetie!
    Also, so glad to read that you might have possibly found the most perfect new
    apartment! Keeping fingers crossed for you. 🙂


  4. Kristin says 3.13.17

    Love this look on you! I too am watching Pretty Little Lies and I am loving it!



    • grace at the stripe says 3.13.17

      Thank you Kristin! And glad you are loving the show too – def a new fav for me! xo

  5. Marta says 3.13.17

    That’s a gorgeous outfit! The dress is lovely. For some reason, this outfit has a very vacation-y vibe to it. Maybe it’s the hat haha

    • grace at the stripe says 3.13.17

      Thanks Marta! I think it is the hat… I felt very vacation-y styling this!! 🙂

  6. Dana Mannarino says 3.13.17

    This look has me DREAMING of Spring looks…so good that you’re getting out of here today before the snow! Have fun!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    • grace at the stripe says 3.13.17

      Right!? I can’t believe it’s going to blizzard again. Will try to bring some sunshine home with me from Charleston!!

  7. Julia says 3.13.17

    You look amazing! Love the hat on you. Also your legs are looking good girl!

  8. Caitlin says 3.13.17

    This dress is so pretty on you, I love it paired with that fun hat!
    xo, Caitlin

  9. diana pearl says 3.13.17

    This dress is so pretty! I wish it was warm enough to wear bare legs in NYC again! The cold needs to stop!!! Have so much fun in Charleston — I’m getting out of town this week too (to LA) and am SO looking forward to a little sunshine!

  10. Jenn Lake says 3.13.17

    So perfectly put together! Crossing my fingers + toes for your potential new apartment!!!

  11. Girl those sandals are CUTE!

  12. Meghan says 3.13.17

    Adore all the thoughtful styling you put into this outfit with accessories!

  13. Julie says 3.13.17

    What a gorgeous dress, and I’m in love with those shoes. This last photo is funny for me- you look like the picture of spring bliss, but there is a blurry dude in a full winter parka in the background. Clearly he is not thinking of pretty spring clothes for warm weather vacations! Have fun in Charleston!

    • grace at the stripe says 3.15.17

      HAHA yes that’s hilarious. I swear it was actually really warm that day, though maybe I did go a bit overboard! 😉

  14. Shari says 3.14.17


    Don’t you just LOVE Big Little Lies?? I live about an hour up the coast from Monterey, and it’s so cool to see all these places I know in a show I’m enjoying so much. I’m a relatively new transplant to CA from the south, so still get a little thrill each time something like that happens….

    • grace at the stripe says 3.15.17

      Yes, I love it so so much!!! I have never been to Monterey but it sounds so amazing.