Stripe a Pose

May 17, 2018

Last spring when the Victoria Beckham for Target collection dropped I wanted this Blue Stripe Poplin Gathered Waist Dress, but I wasn't sure. I had never owned a piece of clothing with this unique type of sleeve and I had already ordered two pieces  rom the collection going on three. Which left me feeling undecided whether I needed a fourth piece from the collection especially when I own 0 stripes.

What was funny was that after passing on this dress I found myself wanting to wear it for everything- my birthday, bridal shower, grad party, you name it! My friend Taylor from the Girl & the Bag had this dress and I was so envious because it looked amazing on her. After scouring for this dress in my size and at a price that wasn't twice the retail price I finally found this dress for the original retail price and new with tags. I'm not huge on stripes especially candy stripes, but I couldn't pass on the architectural structure. Plus I feel like this dress could go along with any shoe although I chose my Something Blue by Betsey Johnson heels. I would also pair it with summery espadrilles or gold heels. I also think this dress could go with any handbag from Chanel to Kate Spade.

Apparently this dress is practically an exact replica from Victoria Beckham's normal collection, but with lighter stripes. I really love that Victoria Beckham made these pieces really similar to her runway collection. I could see myself wearing this dress everyday to be honest.

Part of me wants to pair this dress with a belt, but I'm not sure which belt to choose, any thoughts? I do have a Kate Spade Chain belt, but I think maybe a corset belt or maybe something subtle like Tory Burch? No Gucci belts, minus the leather belt with the crystal Dionysus. I am so over the whole GG belt look. Kreayshawn's Gucci Gucci hasn't been more relevant than ever haha. 

This past week I've started my new job and I'm somehow managing my 6 hours of grad school at the same time. Trying to have a life hasn't been easy but I went to the Whole Foods KC on Monday. Managed to get my hair cut and nails done on Friday and Saturday. Plus, I went to a beautiful wedding this weekend. What I wore to it should be up here soon!

Wearing: Dress - Victoria Beckham for Target Blue Stripe Poplin Gathered Waist Dress (sold out, but exact),  heels - Bells Silver Satin Something Blue by Betsey Johnson (old, but similar here), lips - YSL Rouge Pur Couture 19 Fuchsia

Photos by LFTM Photography, give Audley a follow here!


  1. The dress looks lovely on you! Congrats on your new job, and balancing school on that of that must take great organisation x

    Velvet Blush

  2. Love your outfit! Stripes are always flattering! I know you said you didn't want to pair it with a gucci belt but I think it would go pretty well with it.


  3. So glad you finally snagged this dress! It is great for any occasion and you are working it with those heels, love! Just beautiful xx

  4. You look fabulous in that
    lovely stripe dress ♥


  5. I adore this dress! VB is my style icon. I can see why you would want to wear this everywhere. gorgeous xx

  6. OMGGGGGG! I love your Dress so much! You nailed the dress so well, and your heels too! You are right that with a gucci belt, this dress looks better with out belt for sure

    Kiu xx

  7. you look so stunning in this dress. I love this kind of shirt dresses so much xx

  8. What a beautiful dress, it suits you so much!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  9. This dress looks so incredible on you! and the lipstick colour is just so adorable :)

  10. I'm glad you managed to get your paws on this dress as girl you SUIT stripes, so fresh and perfect! I love your style suggestion of pairing it with gold heels as well :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  11. Gorgeous dress. I love those unique sleeves. I think it might look cute with a white or dark blue belt. :)

  12. I love wearing stripes. This dress is so beautiful. Love the way it looks on you!

  13. Ahh I love this dress! I didn't know VB was doing a collection for Target (but then being in the UK, why would I!?) but I bet it sold out quickly so you did well to get your hands on something!

    Congratulations on your new job but wow, balancing it with your school work must be hard - you super woman!

    Musings & More

  14. THat is a beautiful dress! I'm glad you were able to track it down in the end! I love stripes so almost never pass them up, haha!

    Hope that you are having a great weekend! It's a busy but fun one here. Congrats on starting your new job!

    Away From The Blue Blog


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