Mix & Match.

mix & match | the stripe
jacket // dress // bag // sneakers // sunglasses

Getting today’s post up a little late… happy Friday, friends! The apartment has more or less taken over my life this week, and I’ve been a little scatterbrained. I had dinner with a bunch of friends last night and afterward my one friend (who is so good at this stuff!) came over to help me measure/decide where my dining table should go which led to us staying up until nearly 4am looking at furniture. It was only as I was drifting off to sleep that I realized, “Crap! I don’t have a blog post scheduled for tomorrow!!!” So I apologize for that… lately I have had a one track mind… apartment, apartment, apartment! I know I keep talking about the space – I hope that’s not annoying… I’m just so excited! I will be sharing more updates in the coming weeks but in the meantime I have been pinning up a storm and have a decorator coming over next week to help me figure out bathroom wallpaper and a few other things!

I should finish my floors by tonight. I am doing a painted emerald green checkerboard. Taping off the diamonds has been a lot of work but I am so excited as I think it will make the space look really perfect. If you are looking to update yucky floors this is the perfect project… the supplies only cost me about $100, and while it’s been a bit of a headache at times it is fun! I have been photographing the process so I will have a how-to up for you in the coming weeks. 🙂

In other news, this is the last outfit from Charleston for a while. Are you sick of Charleston yet? I wore this comfy outfit to wander around The Battery (the really beautiful historic part of the city on the water). We snapped these photos on Tradd Street which is my favorite street in the town… (I also love Church Street but that’s everyone’s favorite!) This Sanctuary dress is so cute + comfy, and I’m shocked by how often I wear this military jacket (also seen in this post). I wear these Vince Sneakers soooo much… have been thinking about getting them in deep blue for Spring.

Outfit Details: Levi’s Jacket // Sanctuary Gingham Dress // Vince Warren Sneakers (also here; less expensive option here) // Gucci Purse // Elizabeth Cole Earrings // Celine Sunglasses (less expensive option here) // Candyshop Vintage Rice Beads (long necklace worn as a bracelet)

mix & match | the stripe

mix & match | the stripe

mix & match | the stripe

mix & match | the stripe

mix & match | the stripe

mix & match | the stripe

mix & match | the stripe

photography by Melissa Toms.

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  1. Breanna Marie says 4.14.17

    Looking forward to seeing your checkered floors; that sounds like a really cool project!


  2. Emily says 4.14.17

    Gosh your apartment is going to look so gorgeous! I love how creative and fun the project is. Also, the levi’s jacket here is everything.

  3. Tracy says 4.14.17

    Can’t wait to see the amazing transformation of your apartment!

  4. Natali says 4.14.17

    I’ve been checking your whole home re-designing and refurbishing on your Instagram stories! You go girl, this is your dream come true, keep on rocking!
    I like this combo and I think that you’ve mixed and matched it perfectly. 🙂
    Happy Easter weekend!


  5. Jenn Lake says 4.14.17

    Love hearing all of the apartment updates! So exciting!

  6. Devon Hembury says 4.14.17

    Love this outfit, Grace! I just moved into a new apartment too, and I feel like it’s all I’m talking about– I totally feel ya, girl. 🙂 Can’t wait to see how your floors come out! xo Devon Seventeen Dresses

  7. Lori says 4.14.17

    Loving all your apartment updates and now I’m hoping to explore Charleston someday soon! Best wishes

  8. Amanda says 4.14.17

    All your apartment talk is def NOT annoying, I love it! You’re doing amazing things with your new space and I’m excited to continue to watch the transformation. Happy Friday!


  9. Kate says 4.14.17

    Love those earrings!

  10. Sarah says 4.14.17

    I’ve been loving following your apartment progress on your Instagram story! So fun. The space looks incredible and I can’t wait to see the final product! Do you think you’ll be in this apartment for a long time?

    • grace at the stripe says 4.17.17

      Aw good, I am so glad!!!
      Yes, I am planning on it! I signed a 2 year lease and we’ll see what happens after that!:)

  11. Abby says 4.14.17

    I LOVE that you said tradd st is your favorite because it’s also mine! I lived in chs for six years and always loved running/walking there.

    P.S. I can’t get enough of your apt updates and can’t wait to see the final floor reveal!

  12. Can’t wait to see those checkerboard floors. You are just so cool and love that you are thinking a smidge of trend!-Laurel Bledsoe

  13. Rebecca says 4.15.17

    Love this mix & matched outfit! Very inspiring now that warmer weather is coming 🙂

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  14. Usha J says 4.16.17

    Love the apartment updates! And all things Elizabeth Cole – are the danglers heavy? I’m wavering in light of my already massive holes on my lobes…

    • grace at the stripe says 4.17.17

      I’d say they’re medium weight… 🙂 not terribly heavy but not feathers, either.
      Hope you are well, Usha! xx

      • Usha says 4.17.17

        Thank you! Bisous bisous!!