I can be a little boring when it comes to my shopping choices. I say this a lot, but it’s very true. (A little inside joke for you… I told all my girlfriends that my new blog name was going to be “A Little Bit Boring” when I rebranded to The Stripe.) But yeah, I’m boring when I shop… especially when it comes to those tried & true classic pieces. I live in my Burberry trench coat so much that the cost per wear is practically in the pennies range at this point. And last year I bought this SEA dress… but this Spring I went for this one. I mean, really? How many little white dresses does one need? They don’t look that different online but in person they’re actually quite different… and I love the oversized eyelet on this one. But suffice to say, I’ve got a bad LWD problem.
To keep things feeling fresh and interesting I love adding in a fun pattern scarf (Virginia Johnson is a new fave) or a bold necklace/bright clutch. Rule to live by: as you add interesting pops of color here and there, no one will ever know how boring you actually are.
Shop the Post: Burberry Kensington Trench Coat (more Burberry options here, budget friendly options here + here) // SEA Embroidered Cotton Dress (new fave!) // Daniel Wellington Watch (take 15% off through April 15th with code graceatwood) // Valentino Rockstud Pumps // Virginia Johnson Scarf (c/o) // Saint Laurent Sac de Jour
People call me a cat lady but I’m a dog lady too. Really, an animal lady. I just love all of the animals. This dog basically laid down on me and I almost died of happiness. He was such a sweetie!
And these Samantha Wills earrings are much cooler than they look in this photo. So chic + effortless… I love the thread-through look.
photography by Lydia Hudgens.