Weekend Reading.

Weekend Reading | The Stripe 1.28.17

Greetings from LA I am so, so excited to be out here – and to be able to attend the SAG Awards tomorrow. It’s nice to have a little California sunshine, too. Although it’s not particularly warm, it’s so much brighter and sunnier than NY – an instant mood elevator. This week, there are two things I just have to tell you about. First of all, you know I love frosé! I experienced the magic that is Winter Frosé at Bar Primi this week. It’s so good. They make it with Lambrusco and blood oranges so it’s a bit more full bodied and slightly bitter. Naturally, I’ve already started playing around at making my own and will have a recipe for you in the coming weeks but if you live in New York you should go – and try it!

The other thing is a book. I will chat about it more in February’s reading list but that feels so far away right now. You have to read Cat Marnell’s new memoir “How to Murder Your Life.” It is out January 31st… I was lucky enough to get my paws on a press copy and I flew through it in just a couple days. It deals with her struggles with an addiction – while working as a beauty editor. It’s so well written… and while it’s hard to read at times I could not put it down. Whatever you are up to this weekend, I hope it’s wonderful. XOXO – Grace (PS – thank you so much for your thoughtful comments on yesterday’s more personal post… I’ve loved reading them. I have been slowly trying to reply to each and every one of them but it may take me a little while given this weekend’s travel!)

This week, I did an interview on Julie’s blog. Read on for my favorite place in New York, a day in my life, and my favorite part of blogging.

This one is important: 10 actions for the next 100 days! (Also – how amazing were these photos from the women’s marches on every different continent. And… your posters from the march could end up in a museum!)

Speaking of the march, I loved reading about Mackenzie’s experience.

There is something so cool about the shape of this bag.

How amazing are these (oh so zen) bedrooms?

Ulla Johnson needs to stop making such pretty dresses. I want this one.

My sister launched quilts this week and they are AMAZING… + selling out fast!

This sweater is so comfy and only $23. I have the grey.

So much YES to everything Julia wrote: Love Trumps Hate.

Beauty tips for thirty-something gals. I agree with them all!

I’ve been living in this crazy cozy cardigan. Size down!

I do a lot of reading lists here but I also want to read so many of these books.

The Oscar noms are in and I have quite a bit of work to do (aka, quite a few movies to see).

The perfect date night dress.

If you are watching The Bachelor this season, this will make you laugh.

Loved seeing Hitha’s morning + evening routines. Her post inspired me to pick up The Five Minute Journal.

Merritt’s tips for staying motivated with your workouts are spot-on.

The perfect classic LBD.

No entryway, no problem! These tips for small spaces are SO good.

This wrap is a new fav. I love it for travel!

I love Carly’s tips on meeting new people. I’m 35 years old and still have a hard time talking to strangers.

These watches are designed by a friend of a friend and they are absolutely beautiful!

Love the flirty hem on this little navy dress.

How to be a morning workout person. (I needed this post!!)

Cropped stripes that are surprisingly easy to wear.

Texting with Obama.<3

Alec Baldwin fans, mark your calendars for February 11th!

Simple earrings that still add a little color. Love these.

Loved seeing how Jacey edits her instagram photos.

The most flattering jeans.

The secret to asking for what you want.

A great read about being in your thirties.

photo via Unsplash.

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  1. Brittany says 1.28.17

    oh my goodness have so much fun in LA! i’ll keep my eyes peeled for you on the SAG red carpet- how amazing!

    xo, brittany
    weekend reading + steals on my blog today

    • graceatwood says 1.28.17

      Thanks Brittany! You probably won’t see me on the red carpet HA but I will put my experience on insta stories!! Have an amazing weekend! xo

  2. Ali says 1.28.17

    Hi!! Can you update the LBD link? I’m in search of one (!!!) and it currently links to the U Johnson red dress. Xo

  3. Julie says 1.28.17

    Thanks so much for the mention, Grace! Loved featuring you on my site!! Have a great weekend in LA! xo Julie

    • graceatwood says 1.28.17

      Aw, thank you so much for featuring me! Happy weekend!!

  4. carrie says 1.28.17

    Did you know Julie is a contributor for Wear + Where + Well? I just love her and loved her interview with you!


    • graceatwood says 1.28.17

      I DID know that!! She told me, haha. I love it.. what a small world! Happy weekend, Carrie! xo

  5. Sophie says 1.28.17

    I’m excited to participate in the 10 actions in 100 days.

    • graceatwood says 1.29.17

      So am I!!

  6. Mere says 1.28.17

    I have so loved reading your blog over the past few weeks (even added as a bookmark) but I have been so disappointed over the politically motivated posts over the past few days. I came to this site for advice and candid talk around fashion, lifestyle, wellness, and positivity. While you feature one side (the side you agree with) you are missing another angle (i.e. your link to post on love trumps hate, the women marches and political views). I will be removing that bookmark and no longer checking on a daily basis. Disappointed but best of luck to you and your audience.

    • graceatwood says 1.29.17

      Hi Mere, I’m so sorry to hear that. I understand though. Sad to see you go, but best of luck to you in the future.

  7. Jandrew says 1.28.17

    I love ❤️ your blog ,I recently discovered it and read almost every post .I have for about a year written my own blog and would love it if you would have a read! Thanks for your great writing.
    Dress The Part

    • graceatwood says 1.29.17

      Thank you for saying that Jandrew! I will take a peek. x

  8. Alison says 1.28.17

    I’m so conflicted about reading Cat’s bio. I just read the profile in NY Magazine and it’s pretty painful. She’s a fantastic writer (I’ve loved her work since Lucky) and I do think it is important to talk frankly about addiction, but her addiction has become such a part of her persona and I think she enjoys people gawking at her. It’s sad to think of the potential that’s been squandered (she is talented! And has had so many amazing opportunities!).

    • graceatwood says 1.29.17

      I know, I felt the same. I am about the same age as her (I’m a year older I think) and I would have killed to have the opportunities she had, working at Lucky, etc. I remember finding out about the addiction, etc. and being so shocked. The reason I enjoyed it so much was the parts about working for a magazine. While she was there she did work SO hard and had so much talent. The parts about drug use were harder to read. But I really enjoyed it… and the ending did give me a bit of hope for her. 🙂

  9. Maggie says 1.29.17

    I enjoyed reading Mackenzie’s post about her experience at the march as well as Julia’s post. Thank you for continuing to keep these topics alive.

    • graceatwood says 1.29.17

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them! They were bright spots for me this week. 🙂

  10. So jealous – I’d love to be in LA right now! Have fun while you’re there!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    • graceatwood says 1.29.17

      Thanks Charmaine! It’s been a blast so far.

  11. Hitha Palepu says 1.30.17

    Thank you so much for using your platform and linking to others who do. Women contain multitudes, and we love to stay engaged and fight for a better country (for us all) as much as we love highlighters and stylish outfits. I’m incredibly proud to know you and to call you a friend.
    (also, thanks for linking to my morning/evening routines post – would love to feature yours!)

    • graceatwood says 1.31.17

      Aw thank you friend. Love you! xoxo

  12. Mahee Ferlini says 1.30.17

    Great post, I love your Blog!

    • graceatwood says 1.31.17

      Thank you!

  13. Hallie Wilson says 1.31.17

    Thanks for including my post, girlfriend! Been loving Cat’s memoir too… Sad to be missing you in NYC in a few weeks but see you soon(er than later, I hope)! x

    • graceatwood says 1.31.17

      Of course!!! And yes, can’t wait to see you – eventually!!!! xoxo