The Best Striped Dress Styled Two Ways and Kitchen Remodel Inspiration Ideas

Today I’m sharing the best little striped dress. This is what I call a twofor (twofer if you are a little country). A twofor is when you get one thing and can use it two ways or you get two things for the price of one. In this case, you get an amazing dress at an amazing price and you can dress it up or down.  Because this striped dress is such a classic and timeless piece, it will not go out of style.

We are also starting our kitchen remodel in a few weeks and I’ll be sharing some of my inspiration ideas below.  My biggest design flaw is that I see 800 ideas and styles that I like and want them all.  For our kitchen and family room update I need to hone in on one style so our house looks cohesive.  I would love any tips in the comment section.  We have never done a remodel so this is unexplored territory for us!

Basic Striped Dress

striped dress

Dress – Runs large.  I sized down to an XS  //  Sandals  //  Blue Bracelet – Great Mother’s Day Gift //

Two Tone Bracelet – Great Mother’s Day Gift //  Sunglasses

 

striped dress

striped dress

Here is the dress without being “dressed up” a certain way.  I wanted you to get a good look at it before I styled it!. This striped dress is a fit and flare style with a scoop neckline.  This dress actually has a bit of stretch so I suggest sizing down.  If you have a larger bust, get your regular size.  These sandals were my mothers day present last year and they are available again this year!  How cute are those bows?!?

 

Look 1

striped dress

 

Dress – Size Down, XS  //  Denim Jacket here & here  //  Tote- same tote without perforations , under $50  //  Sandals – Similar and under $50  //  Necklace   //  Sunglasses

 

striped dress

striped dress

striped dress

In this post, I showed ya’ll a more casual striped dress.  I’m going to first show how I styled this striped dress with a more casual vibe.  I loved this look for running errands, church or lunch.  If you work in a more casual work environment this would be great for your office too.  The waist on this dress cinches in just a bit to give that hourglass shape.  Hello feminine J. Lo bod!  Here in Texas the weather is all over the place.  One day it is 80 and then it’s 50 with hurricane force winds.  This is why I almost always carry my jean jacket.  Again, jean jackets have stood the test of time and are a classic and perfect jacket to have.  I love the layering element it adds to the dress as well.  To add yet another dimension to the stripes I added my Kendra Scott Rayne tassel necklace.  This is one of my favorite necklaces.  I own this black one and a turquoise one.  I actually bought these when I still lived in Austin many moons ago and Kendra had just opened her first shop on South Congress Ave.

If you are looking for an affordable tote I love this simple one.  The leather is so soft and reversible.  I am kind of kicking myself for buying the perforated one and not the solid one.  Mine reverses to grey but I would have gotten more use out of this one that is cognac and black.  Whatever your color needs are this tote comes in five different reversible color options.

 

LOOK 2

 

striped dress

DressXS   //  Clutch  //  Earrings– same style incase the original sell out here & here  //  Sandals– Size up 1/2 size 8.5, I have these in black, nude and rose gold  //  Sunglasses

 

striped dress

 

Finally, I dressed this dress up for a fun night out.  If you can’t tell, I am ADDICTED to this clutch.  It has pom poms, vibrant colors and the craftsmanship/sewing is great quality for an under $40 clutch.  I thought the shipping would surely take two weeks but I received this in about four or five days!  This is the perfect accessory to add interest to a basic outfit.

These pink ball earrings are my newest accessory addiction.  These exact ones sell out pretty fast but I linked some other ones that are basically the same but less expensive.  I also have them in the blush, orange and navy multi color.  Last but not least are these Steve Madden shoes.  Typically, I loathe a strappy heel because they just look painful.  The high heel designers finally got the memo that we are not all Mariah Carey walking around in pencil thin stilettos all day.  They added this stacked block heel and made the strap across the toes a bit thicker.  I love these so much I own them in black, nude and rose gold!  They run about a half size small.  I sized up to an 8.5

striped dress

 

Kitchen Remodel Inspo Ideas

Last month we decided to update our kitchen.  But first, here is a short back story on our house.  We bought our house nine years ago.  We were young, kid-less and scooped up this deal of a house right away.  This was our dream house.  It was all neutral, had a ginormous backyard all on a quiet street. In 2008 when we stumbled upon this house beige was all the rage.  The first thing we did was paint the walls a darker beige…cue the eye rolls.  Did I mention that our house faces north and south so it gets very little natural light?  In Texas where the sun burns everything, this was a smart choice.  However, combine the dark beige with dark tile, granite, cabinetry, backsplash and floor and you have what I call a beige cave.

kitchen remodel

For the time being we are going to try and keep the tile flooring.  We also have lightbulbs that give off a yellow cast so these pictures do look very yellow. The picture below shows more of their true color.  The rest of our downstairs is dark wood.  If we do end up changing out the floor it will probably be a large rectangular tile laid side to side.

kitchen remodel

I have an entire Pinterest Board HERE filled with all of my favorite ideas and inspiration.

Below are a few of my favorite kitchen ideas.  Which one is your favorite?

 

ONE

kitchen remodel

Pic Courtesy of Pinterest from FDH Custom Homes

I love the clean white cabinetry and the subway tiles.  We will probably do a herringbone backsplash to add some interest.  I also love that this kitchen still has a warmth about it that feels homey and comfortable.

TWO

kitchen remodel

Pic Courtesy of Becki Owens

If ya’ll haven’t seen the amazing work of Becki Owens you best get on Pinterest and look her up.  She is pretty much better than sliced bread.  She is the Oprah of home design.  If Becki came to my house I would faint and scream all at the same time.  Hint Hint Becki- make a trip to TX and transform my suburban beige cave!

I love the clean lines of this room and the black accents with the warm toned wood floor.  The shiplap wall around the kitchen table is amazing. The table actually reminded me of something like this gloss dining set, it all looked so perfectly placed in that kitchen, the room really was amazing.

THREE

kitchen remodel

kitchen remodel

Pic Courtesy of Becki Owens

These are also the work of Becki Owens.  I feel like this resembles my kitchen the most.  I generally have the same tile flooring and my cabinets have the same design.  I don’t love the pendant lights or the stools but those are an easy change up.  I would also go with the herringbone backsplash here instead of the marble subway tile back splash.

OK- Leave a comment and tell me which kitchen inspo was your favorite? One, Two or Three?

Love,

Sara

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