Yellow Stripes

If there was ever a wall made for me, this is it. Thank goodness it now exists mere minutes from my house! And thank goodness for my friend Elaine, who painted it on the side of her brand new store, Kirby Girl which opens today. For local readers, it’s in Darien, right behind the Sugar Bowl. But it feels like you’re in Palm Springs… or Palm Beach… when you happen upon this happy little space.

I love being friends with mom-preneurs because they inspire me to hustle and remind me that you really can do it all, if you put your mind to it and make smart decisions. Elaine is a mom to two beautiful girls and manages to run now two very busy retail stores at the same time.

She always has a smile on her face and I’ve never heard her complain or utter a negative word about another person in the two years that I’ve known her. We need more Elaines in the world!

Anyway, I shot these photos at her store on Tuesday when it was 75 and sunny and it just felt so good. I was so happy in this moment as you can probably see from my giant smile. There’s something about those first few sunny hot days in spring in New England that almost makes the brutal winters worth it… almost.

The other thing that makes the winters worth it? The excitement that I get from pulling out my sundresses. I’ve had this one hanging in my closet for a few weeks and Tuesday was the perfect day to break it out for it’s first spin around the striped block. It’s from 1901, a new brand I shared a couple of months ago here.

So far, everything that I have from them, I love. It’s all very simple, preppy and comfortable. This dress is one of my favorites, though, because it has so much fun movement! When you walk down the street, it feels like you’re walking down a runway with the skirt trailing haha.

Two other important things to note here: 1. My sunglasses that I wear everyday are on sale and they never go on sale. 2. Baublebar just started making monogrammed totes and obviously I love them. I accidentally put in my initials the wrong way but the bag is still cute! #bloggerfail

Side note: People always ask me why I don’t wear more yellow given the name of my blog. My answer is always that I think yellow looks bad with my super blonde hair but now that I’m seeing my hair in front of this wall, I might change my tune and try to wear it more. Any blondes out there have tips about how to wear yellow?

1901 Dress c/o / Baublebar Monogrammed Tote c/o / Baublebar Earrings (on sale for $12) / Jack Rogers Sandals

1901 Dress c/o / Baublebar Monogrammed Tote c/o / Baublebar Earrings (on sale for $12) / Jack Rogers Sandals

Photos by Julia D’Agostino.

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  1. Allie said:

    This dress look so pretty! I love the neckline, it’s so flattering. If I’m every in the area I can’t wait to check out this store. It’s so bright and happy, I’m smiling just looking at the wall. Thanks for the tip about the sunglasses, I’m on the hunt for new summer ones and I always love these Karen Walker ones.
    Have a wonderful day!
    http://www.theallthatglittersblog.com

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    • Julia said:

      Thanks Allie! You would LOVE the store.

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  2. Justina said:

    That dress and these pictures are great! I was so excited to bust out some actual spring clothes yesterday. We had highs in the 80’s in VT and it was glorious!

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    • Julia said:

      How amazing does it feel? I will never complain about the heat again!

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  3. Angela said:

    I love this dress- and you really do look so happy! Yay for sunnier days and more vitamin D! I’m blonde (probably a little darker blonde than you!) and I just added a few yellow pieces to my wardrobe this season- I just opted for a slightly darker shade of yellow so I didn’t walk around looking like a human highlighter, ha!

    Angela | Cue the Coffee
    https://cuethecoffee.blogspot.com/

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    • Julia said:

      I’ll be on the lookout for darker yellow, thanks!

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  4. You are making me want to take a trip up to Connecticut! Have you done a post on 24 hours or a day trip in your town especially with a little one? May have to drive up from Brooklyn this summer!

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    • Julia said:

      No but I should do that!!! Such a fun idea.

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    • Amy said:

      Ohh I also love this idea and would definitely be interested in reading!

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  5. Sam said:

    So pretty! Love the back of that dress and the silhouette is gorgeous on you!

    xx
    Sam

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    • Julia said:

      Isn’t the back so fun? I’m in love. And thanks!

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  6. Elise said:

    Beautiful photos, amazing dress and that bag is so fabulous!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  7. Katie said:

    These photos are so pretty, Julia! I love your dress and how it pops out against that bright wall!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com 

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