Parker Beaded Dress in Charleston.

parker beaded dress in charleston | the stripe
dress // sunglasses // heels // bag


Parker makes the best beaded dresses. I wore this one to a party in Charleston and got so many compliments on it. I love the blush color, the ornate details, and I really like that it has sleeves – they make it feel a little more wearable for less formal events as opposed to something sleeveless. It’s like, yes, it’s a beaded dress but since it has sleeves it’s less formal/fancy? I paired it with these fluffy sandals (my fav) and my cute little Gucci bag.

I hope you guys had a good weekend! Mine was nice. It was the perfect mix of having fun and seeing friends while also being productive. I had a fun night out with my friend Natalie on Friday. Our favorite restaurant (Navy – so sad!) is closing so we had dinner there and then went to Raoul’s and then The Flower Shop (such a fun bar!). On Saturday I spent the day out in Brooklyn taking measurements at my new apartment (and exploring my new ‘hood!) and then met up with Jenn and her husband for drinks at Soho House, followed by dinner with two of my close girlfriends at Gemma (alllll of the carbs!). Busy, busy!!! I am getting so excited about my new apartment. I made my first purchase over the weekend (this bedWest Elm is having a pretty good sale!) and have been pinning up a storm as I decide exactly what I want to do. It’s so exciting!

Outfit Details: Parker Beaded Dress c/o (also here + here) // Manolo Blahnik Sandals (more affordable options here and here) // Gucci Purse // Burberry Kensington Trench Coat (more affordable option here) // Celine Sunglasses // Cartier Watch // J.Crew Beaded Rumba Earrings

parker beaded dress in charleston | the stripe

parker beaded dress in charleston | the stripe

parker beaded dress in charleston | the stripe

parker beaded dress in charleston | the stripe

parker beaded dress in charleston | the stripe

parker beaded dress in charleston | the stripe

parker beaded dress in charleston | the stripe

photography by Melissa Toms.

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  1. Elizabeth says 3.27.17

    The detail on those shoes – gorgeous!
    Xo, Elizabeth

  2. Bry Jaimea says 3.27.17

    I need those shoes in my life! Though maybe a pair a bit closer to my price range… Gorgeous outfit as always, you eye for styling is spot on x

    • grace at the stripe says 3.27.17

      Did you see the two more affordable pairs I linked to? The Topshop ones are amazing!!!

  3. Love the little handbag, goes perfectly with your outfit!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  4. Marta says 3.27.17

    That dress is gorgeous! And the sandals are absolutely amazing. And you’re right, the sleeves make it less formal and the trenchcoat definitely gave it a more casual vibe as well.

  5. Emily says 3.27.17

    Love that dress! Feels very 1920s flapperesque. You look gorgeous!

  6. I love anything and everything from Parker! This dress looks so good on you!

    Baubles to Bubbles

  7. Katie says 3.27.17

    Which length trench coat are you wearing – the mid-length or long version?

  8. Dana Mannarino says 3.27.17

    How fun is this dress?!
    Looks like you had a great weekend, and must have been so fun checking out your new ‘hood!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  9. Natali says 3.27.17

    Wow, you’re looking so enchanting in this girly, Springtime perfect and romantic outfit!
    Love your dress and bag!

  10. Jennifer Lake says 3.27.17

    Thank you so much for meeting us in Manhattan this weekend! I can’t say enough wonderful things about the time we spent with you. Also, we need to talk about your next place! Ummmmm…dying over that kitchen! I can’t wait to see everything come together for you.

  11. Azanah says 3.27.17

    Those shoes are so fun! And yay for the new apartment, always so fun to start new and get to decorate everything.

  12. C's Collection says 3.27.17

    I love that dress paired with those shoes! Such a fun party look!

    C’s Collection |

  13. Mary says 3.27.17

    okay, you look amazing! You always do! But this in particular looks absolutely perfect on you!

  14. Kate says 3.27.17

    That dress is gorgeous – & sadly so far out of my budget that I think I winced when I clicked through to the price! Ah, a girl can dream… & live vicariously through fashion bloggers!

  15. Lauren says 3.28.17

    Crazy question – did you change the buttons on your trench coat? I loved the light tortoiseshell ones and was actually looking for something similar but I think Burberry only makes them with black buttons now.

    That dress is amazing, by the way – perfect to wear to a spring wedding/party!

    • grace at the stripe says 3.28.17

      Haha no…. I miss mine with light tortoise buttons. My original one was actually stolen so I bought a new one about two years ago (with the black buttons). You have a really good memory, and you are right about the light tortoiseshell buttons!!! I miss my old one so much!!!

      And thanks for the kind words!

      • Lauren says 3.28.17

        Wow, that’s horrible that someone stole it. I only noticed because I was searching through your old outfit posts to see how you styled it because I have been wanting to buy one and am finally ready to pull the trigger. I guess I’ll have to settle for the black buttons too since it seems they don’t make the tortoiseshell anymore. Thanks for responding, Grace!

        • grace at the stripe says 3.28.17

          I know :-/

          One quick thought is that you might want to look at vintage / consignment sites and ebay if you are really committed to the buttons. I thought about swapping mine to tortoiseshell but then they wouldn’t be the original Burberry buttons. Maybe the RealReal, Vestiare Collective, sites like that? I’ve bought bags and shoes from them and they’re always in top notch condition. I haven’t looked at trenches but it is just a thought! Maybe we can petition Burberry in the meantime 😉

          • Lauren says 3.28.17

            Oh, that’s such a good idea, thanks! I’m off to go stalk 🙂

          • grace at the stripe says 3.28.17

            Yay! Good luck!

  16. Rose says 3.31.17

    Parker makes the BEST beaded dresses! I have several from them 🙂

  17. Katie says 4.2.17

    I love this dress- it’s so pretty and I love how sparkly it is!