French Connection Striped Dress Two Ways

Photos by: Lydia Hudgens

Outfit Details:

LeftHat | Jacket (ON SALE – gifted) | Dress (gifted) | Shoes | Bag | Sunglasses | Scarf

RightSunglasses | Jacket | Dress (gifted) | Clutch | Shoes | Necklace | Lipstick

This striped dress is probably one of my favorite casual dresses I own because of how comfortable it is – the stretchy material allows you to move around freely but doesn’t ride up or feel too constricting. Plus the striped pattern makes it super versatile and a perfect transitional dress. Here are two ways I wore it back in New York earlier this summer. Which look is your favorite? Would you guys want to see how I’d style it for fall? xo


Studio - painting 3My days here have been flying by and I have really been trying to focus on getting this space finished and start working on some projects I have in mind. I’m also currently expanding my styling business out here so that has been my other main focus as of late, which is why I’ve been taking a little break from outfit posts. But I thought I would give you guys a little update on the office and share where I’m at with it all!
Studio - painting 2I picked a super white paint to brighten up the space and freshen up the walls since this is where I will be doing all my filming for YouTube.
Studio - painting 4The space now has some furniture, however I am still waiting on a few things so I haven’t taken any more photos recently. But my rug should hopefully be showing up by next week since it was on backorder and I purchased this desk and this fun clothing rack. I am also working on figuring out which artwork I want to go up on the walls, but am hoping that the whole space will come together by early September!Studio - painting 1This originally was going to be my beauty closet, but instead, I am going to remove the two bottom shelves, install a horizontal pole to hang clothing and then add some drawers on the very bottom for jeans and pants etc. I also now have a large floor to ceiling shelving unit that is perfect for all my makeup and products, which I am in the process of organizing. Eeek!

Anyway, I have all sorts of plans for this space and can not wait to continue sharing them with you guys, so definitely keep an eye on this space over the next couple of weeks! You can follow my Instastories as well at @mystylepill. :) xo

Studio 1Happy Tuesday! Last week I shared some of my office inspiration with you guys, but I definitely wanted to make sure I shared what my soon-to-be-studio looked like beforehand, because I think before and after projects are so fun to watch, don’t you?

This space in particular never really had a purpose other than being used for random storage, so the flow and aesthetic didn’t have a cohesive feel to it, but I’ve made great progress on it so far, which feels great. Anyway, many more photos of the during and after to come!

Here is what I started with…Studio 2 Studio 3Studio 7

Office Inspo 5


If you’ve been following me on my Instastories (@mystylepill), you know that I am in Seattle right now, and am currently in the process of expanding my styling business here (well, really all over), and am going to start splitting my time between here and New York. That means I need to create a functioning work space while in the PNW, so I’m starting to poke around Pinterest and Instagram to get some inspiration, and am getting really excited at the idea of creating a fresh place to create and film content!


Office Inspo 1


Office Inspo 3


The images above are of some offices that really inspire me and make me feel as if I can completely transform even just a wall with the right pieces and decor. I am making progress on my new work space and just finished painting the walls so now it’s time for the fun stuff! Right now I am in the market for a new desk, some rugs, shelving, art work, and plants that are fairly resilient. If you guys have any recommendations, I would love to hear your suggestions! xo

Happy Tuesday everyone! As my readers, you guys know I LOVE sunglasses and will wear a pair any chance I get, even if it’s raining outside. So you can imagine my excitement when I partnered with Colors In Optics to style 6 pairs of their sunglasses to represent 6 different neighborhoods in New York City: Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Gramercy Park, Soho, Tribeca and the Lower East Side. Let’s dive in!


Upper East Side

For the glamorous girl living on the Upper East Side, this oversized brown tortoise style called the “Theresa” is just the accessory to top off her polished elevated ensemble as she makes her way to lunch with friends.


Upper West Side

This gal is on the go – a well-dressed Mom that still wants to look effortless and fun! The “Stutz” sunglasses with their cheeky reflective lens pair perfectly with her look, and can easily transition from chasing her kids at the playground to play dates at the park!


Mid-Town East

Polished and classic with a no muss fuss attitude, this career minded woman is all about timeless style. Whether she is running to a business lunch or an early happy hour, the “Benz II” sunnies fit the bill, with their large tortoise frame and understated elegance.



Whether she is popping between casting calls or coffee dates, this hip young thing will never leave her place without her “Lunar” sunglasses in hand. The combination of the slightly oversized frames paired with the all black traditional aviator shape screams downtown cool.



This artistic trendsetter is all about comfort and style, and loves the classic feel of the “Stellar.” The unexpected blue reflective lens paired with the old school shape feels refreshing and on trend.


Lower East Side

This chick is too cool for school. Whether she’s off to class or heading to a café to study, she rocks these contemporary, hipster “Bowie” glasses, with their circular frames and their colored lens, which fit perfectly with her playful personality.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post as much as I had fun making it.

Photos by Keiko Lynn

Let me know your favorite look in the comments below!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Colors in Optics, Ltd. All opinions are 100% mine.

Sorry for that brief hiatus last week! Between traveling to Seattle (I’m currently expanding my business out west and transitioning to becoming bicoastal), work projects and clients, my poor blog fell to the wayside. But not to worry, I am back and getting into a good groove here. Right now, my main home project I am working on is decorating my new work space and turning it into an awesome studio where I can film all my YouTube videos. I am really excited to share the process along with the before and after photos with you guys, so stay tuned for that very soon. In the mean time, I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start and that the month of August is treating you well so far. Thanks for hanging in there with me during these changing times, I so appreciate your patience, support and understanding! xo

Zara Black Romper 2

Definitely channeling my inner 90s child with this outfit, haha. I used to wear little tees under strappy dresses with chokers all the time when I was younger, and here I am doing it again, many years later. I guess that’s what’s fun (and funny) about fashion – it always seems to come back around!

Zara Black Romper

I hope you all have a good one and I’ll see you back here tomorrow! xo




Shopbop and The Daily party in East Hampton 1


Earrings (gift) | Tank (gift) | Shorts (gift) | Sandals (gift) | Bracelet (borrowed from Sarah Magid)

On Saturday I hopped on the train and headed out to East Hampton for the Shopbop x The Daily party with a bunch of girlfriends and it was so much fun! I was only there for about 24 hours, but it was worth every second. I’m really happy I had a relaxing weekend because I’m going to be hitting the ground running tomorrow since I leave for Seattle on Sunday and am bringing Susan with me this time! I haven’t figured out if I am going to partially sedate her, but if you guys have any insight or experiences with that, please let me know! I feel a little bittersweet about leaving New York during the last month of summer because I love weekends away like the one I just had, but I keep reminding myself that summers in Seattle are just about perfect, with sunny days and no humidity. So I’m looking forward to slowing down a bit, spending time with friends and family and soaking up the ocean air with visits to my favorite beach. Hope you guys have a great week!

Shopbop and The Daily party in East Hampton 2


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