And here’s the post where I sound like a snob. I don’t shop at Express. Except for black tights, which I buy in bulk and (swear to god,) are better than Wolford. They’re super opaque and they last forever. I run in once a year, grab 4 pairs of tights, and run out.
It’s not a pricepoint thing, or even a quality thing… it’s a brand thing. I associate the brand with my bloated college days – stuffing myself into a too small bra-tank, or (eek!) those god-awful ponte pants. Tacky, tight, and totally cringe-worthy. I just can’t go there.
Anyway, today’s obsession is actually from Express. I saw a girl wearing this navy & red striped dress when I was in LA and was immediately smitten. I love the way the stripes continue across the shoulder. I spent forever trying to track it down, and here it is. For under $50. What!? If I were allowing myself to shop right now, I’d break my ban on Express and purchase it immediately.
by GRACE ATWOOD
The Stripe is a lifestyle blog for the stylish bookworm. Since its first post in 2010, it has aimed to be a daily source of inspiration for the modern woman. Written by Grace Atwood, The Stripe aims to leave you feeling like you just had coffee with a great girlfriend: savvier, more confident, and always learning something new.