Little Striped Dress // Special Occasion Style


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How is it that Valentine’s is less than a week away?! As much as I loved attending Alt Summit and visiting friends out west, it is wonderful being back home with Benjamin. We’ve been apart a lot (relatively) since we’ve been married and while I always think its a good idea when I book the tickets, occasionally I wonder why I ever leave. I don’t know if its the little surprise for Vday Ben let me in on this week or the fact that we’ve been apart for more than two weeks, but I am extra excited to celebrated love this season.
This outfit would be perfect for a Valentine’s day look (although you might want to add some black tights with the heels) and easily transitions from a more casual setting to a fun evening out. By switching up the Lauren Conrad boots for a sleek pair of her heels, the dress goes from fun to flirty without being too dressy. I picked everything up for this look at Kohl’s (and struggled to not bring home half of Lauren Conrad’s line with me – that celebrity knows how design clothes).
look 1: Dress (worn as skirt): Elle (on sale!)// leggings: Lauren Conrad // belt:similar here // sweater: Lauren Conrad // boots: Lauren Conrad


look 2: dress: Elle (on sale!) // heels: Lauren Conrad // clutch: similar here or here  // necklace: Jennifer Lopez // earrings: Lauren Conrad

^^I layered this Lauren Conrad sweater over the dress to add some warmth and turn the dress into a skirt. I had to the bottom of the sweater up and belt it because its a regular length but I love the way it turned out.The red belt adds a little Valentine’s pop but you could keep it neutral with a black belt or go for another fun color.

^^These riding boots were on sale and I wanted to bring home the brown ones too.
^For an easy day to night transition, all I had to do was take off the belt, sweater, and leggings, and add a necklace and heels (totally doable if you’re on the go). Looking back, I’d probably add tights for a Valentine’s look but I love how you can wear this dress now and then keep styling it all spring/summer.
^The bow heels were my very favorite find at Kohls (they have them online for 50% off right now!).
^A bright clutch is a fun way to bring in color this the classic black and white palette
^Little earrings keep the bow theme from the shoes going 🙂
^I love this boy – and that he’ll jump in pictures with me.



Its possible to get lost in that store (especially with huge clearance racks everywhere) but keep your eye out for Lauren Conrad, Simply Vera (Vera Wang’s line), Elle, and some of Rock & Republic and you won’t be disappointed (there are other great options, but those were my favorites).



  1. That dress is darling! Definitely makes for a lovely outfit both ways you styled it 🙂 Gotta love Kohl's!

    Brown Eyed Girl

  2. I'm such a huge fan of Kohl's! I want this outfit so bad, I love it. I still have a gift card that I need to use…

  3. i found here pretty Wedding Dress Here that is appropriate for Bride , i prefer such a lot rattling color combination Thanks for sharing This diary .That is soooo pretty! i like the sq. cut layers. it's simply attractive. i actually just like the cut of the sleeves too! you've got an entire ton of talent. I all could not upset that a lot of layers. 🙂 Thanks for sharing it with us! it's wonderful.

  4. So cute!! I love wearing dresses as skirts. Felt weird the first few times, but I got over it fast. Versatile clothing is THE BEST.

  5. Love that dress! black and white stripes are so classic, it could easily go with everything, and it's affordable! even better!

  6. I absolutely adore that dress and love how you styled it. Such a fun change to the LBD! I haven't been in Kohl's for a while I might need to pop in!

  7. Oh my gosh, how cute is that dress. I have a wedding to go to and that would be perfect! Awesome photography by the way. 🙂

  8. I wish I had a Kohl's closer to me. I did when I lived in NJ but here in Montana the closes one is 6 hours away. You look great and that dress can go all year long as you've so beautifully shown.

  9. Infatuated with stripes. LOve it with the red! You are way too cute! And way too bad for my wallet. Headed to Kohls on my lunch break to look for that dress! LOL! Brandi from Collective Bias

  10. That is super cute! I was just shopping in Kohl's on Saturday. I'm a little bummed I didn't see this dress!

  11. I adore Lauren Conrad clothes and her jeans are amazing. This look is so adorable and I love that you can dress it up or down.

  12. Simply adorable and elegant. I love both looks. You must have been freezing for the bare leg look. Brrr!

  13. I am literally going to kohls tomorrow (pending I feel better) to buy that dress and those heels. LOVE! And you're a great model. How do you look so effortless in front of the camera?

  14. You look gorgeous! I love how versatile this dress is. And the heels? Oh my! They look like they are from latest Kate Spade catalog.

  15. Ack!!! You are so adorable I just can't stand it 🙂 Totally in love with this outfit too. I'm all about black and white and I love how you paired everything together here, especially with those pops of red that make it super special!

  16. Great styling! The tights and sweater look great for wearing the dress during winter.

  17. Anonymous says:

    isn't your dress a little short to be up to morman standards??

  18. You are looking so pretty. Your this Striped less occasion dress looks so awesome.

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