Black and White Striped Midi Dress

I bought this striped midi dress at the beginning of the year for my trip to Florida.  It since sold out but Forever 21 has a ton of cute options still available (see here, here, and here) as well as this Pinstripe Gaucho Jumpsuit that is basically the jumpsuit version of my dress.  Just click on the link and see for yourself!  Is there such thing as owning too many stripes because I kind of would like to buy the jumpsuit now, too! I didn't even plan on bringing this dress with me to Cali but when I saw it hanging in my closet I figured, why not? Black and white stripes are classic and pretty much work for any occasion. 

F21 Midi Striped Dress (sold out) | Steve Madden Slides via TJMaxx (similar here) | F21 Brow Bone Sunglasses (similar here) | Crossbody Belt Bag with Lion Detail (almost identical here for cheaper)

I didn't even plan on bringing this dress with me to Cali but when I saw it hanging in my closet I figured, why not? Black and white stripes are classic and pretty much work for any occasion. Towards the end of the trip, I barely could make it out of bed, let alone think about what I wanted to wear.  I looked at my luggage and the first thing I pulled out was this dress. It's funny how that works out.  Something I wasn't even planning on bringing with me just so happened to be the thing to wear for a casual day of sightseeing.  As you can see, this dress was a great fit for brunch, a walk through The Urban Lights, and a photo-op in front of the Hollywood Sign. #Priorities    Two things that I love about this dress are the thick straps (no need to wear a special bra!) and the mix of horizontal and vertical stripes (which make my legs look a mile long).  Side Note: We did not hike up to the Hollywood Sign.  We drove up in true diva fashion, which is why I was able to get away with sandals and a dress.  Hey, we just spent 3 days in the desert sun.  Don't judge. Oh, and this is the bag that I wore as a fanny pack for Coachella.  I loved having the option to wear it two different ways.  A convertible bag is a great way to switch it up and save space in your luggage.  I'm really thinking about buying it in red now! 

What do you guys think?

xoxo, 

Francheska