It’s funny, it wasn’t until I put this dress on that I realized how much my style has changed since moving to Brooklyn. When I lived in the city I was almost always in dresses… now, I’m almost always in jeans! I still (and will always) love a good dress though… and this one fits perfectly. It also makes me want to a) put on some self-tanner (ha!) and b) plan a trip to Charleston, as I live in pretty dresses like this when I visit. I’m so impressed by Julia’s beautiful new collection of dresses… and also that she’s releasing so many new styles (shot in gorgeous locations all over the world) every month – I have a feeling this is going to be very bad for my wallet!
I know I will be asked, so would say that the dresses run true to size… but if you’re in between sizes, go down. I took my usual size (a 6) in this one. The other dress I ordered is SO cute but was a little bit big… I’m going to have it taken in a little and also shortened as I prefer an above-the-knee silhouette.
I’ve realized more recently that I am definitely someone who changes her style (a little bit) based upon where I am. If I’m in the city it’s all big sunglasses, trench coat, and a dress or skinny jeans… in Williamsburg I’m mostly in jeans and tees, and in Charleston it’s always a dress. Curious to know if you guys do this too.. honestly I sometimes don’t even realize I’m doing it!!!
Outfit Details: Gal Meets Glam Helen Dress (runs true to size) // Staud Bag // Marion Parke Sandals (c/o) // Polaroid Sunglasses
What are you up to this weekend?
I’m laying low and getting ready for my big TRIP! On Wednesday morning I leave for Cuba for five nights/six days… I’m going on a yoga retreat and cannot wait! Wifi is going to be spotty/non-existent so I’m planning on more or less going off of the grid. It will be business as usual over here, so I’m just making sure I have new posts scheduled for you every day. There is a LOT to do before I leave but I cannot wait – Cuba, and a yoga retreat have both been very high on my list for a while now so I’m really excited.
photography by Trent Bailey.
I love the girly look of the dress – it’s such a simple cut but it’s so cute! The photos are beautiful! 🙂
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The dresses in this collection are absolutely GORGEOUS! I wish I had more occasions to wear them so I could get some. This one looks amazing on you! I love how you paired that bag with it.
Kendal / Life With Kendal
Totally agree – Julia did such a good job!!!
I love all the Gal Meets Glam dresses! This one looks beautiful on you, I love the bow detail on the straps. I have the Marilyn and I highly,recommend it if anyone has any parties to go to. I can’t wait to see what they come out with next, i, pretty sure I need one of those full skirted dresses that twirls…xAllie
Aren’t they all so fun? Loving the new ones too 🙂 x
This is one of my favorite dresses from the GMG collection! They’re all so gorgeous, I just wish I had a reason for buying a fancier dress. I absolutely cannot wait to see what the fall/winter collections look like!
I’m excited to hear what the yoga retreat is like! I’m a (newer) yoga instructor and I haven’t built up the courage to go on a retreat yet. Seems like timing was perfect for this one, especially being in Cuba!
Thanks Taylor! I can’t wait! xx
Grace! You look amazing (as always)!
aw thank you jenn! xx
This dress is perfect for you and I LOVE it with that bag.
Also so excited to hear more about your yoga retreat — it’s so cool how much your love for yoga has grown!
The Champagne Edit
thanks so much Dana!!! Xoxo
You look really great! For me, the bucket bag thing is something I don’t think I’ll ever come around on though, it’s so funny looking! But I seriously think you could rock anything.
Haha totally get it. A cute crossbody would work just as well!!!
Grace, I just became a reader of your blog through Brooklyn Blonde and I simply love your style, especially the dresses- stunning! and how lovely you are! Already a fan!
Oh my gosh thank you!!! I love Helena and her blog… one of my daily reads. So glad you’re enjoying The Stripe – have a great weekend!
That is a super perfect dress for the Summer and you’re looking so classy! I’m also totally lusting over your Staud bag! 🙂
Thank you so much, Natali!
This is such an elegant and good looking dress. It looks neat and it suits you very well. This is an amazing quintessential look.
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thank you so much, katya!
This dress looks so cute on you, Grace, and I love the accessories you paired it with!
Thank you so much Katie!