Weekend Reading.

Hello, weekend! This week was a bit of a rough one… I was feeling pretty overwhelmed with both work and personal stuff. But now we are to the weekend and I’m hoping to relax a little bit. I’ve learned a big lesson this summer I think… I always love to get out of the city on the weekends, but I think I need to implement an “every other weekend” rule next year – otherwise I just wind up stressed, when these trips are supposed to be relaxing! Live and learn, right? Anyway, I have lots of good links for you this week, so I hope you enjoy ’em!!! And if you happen to be in the Hamptons today I am excited to co-host a trunk show at the St. Frank pop-up shop with my dear friend Natalie, of Holst + Lee! Also, I was thrilled to be quoted/included in articles on both WWD and Entrepreneur this week – have a read!

My favorite midi dress just came back in stockl

A great read on eliminating negativity from your life.

I loved reading this fun “day in a life piece.”

The dreamiest maxi, for under $100.

How to be the bigger person.

I can’t stop wearing this flirty tiered dress.

Emerald green, caning, and wicker? This room has all of my favorite things.

Your summer entertaining guide.

This wrap dress (in bright pink!) packs such a fun punch.

My friend Alden wrote this piece for Quartz and I thought it was a fascinating look into MLMs (multi-level marketing companies like LulaRoe, Rodan & Fields, etc.)

This striped peplum top is cozy but still polished.

Such a classic, chic look on Carly.

These foods (including dessert!) burn belly fat!

Crushing on this frilly white top.

Loving Krystal’s gorgeous kimono moment.

Something tells me I am going to need this lace dress in every color.

Liz is too cute in this ($25!!) dress.

12 things that happy people do differently.

Idiot proof, fuss-free blush… I’m obsessed!

Alicia has me wanting to try these slimming black pants.

This cashmere wrap dress will be so dreamy once it’s cold outside.

Loved Mackenzie’s sitting room reveal – so nautical and perfect for Nantucket.

Fashion essentials for the lazy girl.

The tie sleeves are so pretty on this blouse.

The best shows/movies to get over a breakup.

The perfect strappy sandal (in every imaginable color!!)

How to get rid of undereye puffiness.

Is Halo Top ice cream too good to be true??

This midi dress just went on sale for $45 (half off!) I love the blue and white and the gingham.

How gorgeous is this feminine office space!?

I need these palm leaf plates!!

10 ways to pamper yourself.

This cobalt top is too cute on Jenn!

The cutest “borrowed from the boys” striped t-shirt.

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  1. Colleen says 8.12.17

    I read that article on MLMs too. Fascinating stuff! It confirmed everything I suspected about them.

  2. Alison says 8.12.17

    That MLM article was great, I’ve been having lots of good discussions about it all week! Even though I think a few MLM companies are pretty decent and make good products, the business model is the worst. It’s creepy to see how quickly women get indoctrinated and start doing and saying things that are TOTALLY out of character in the name of being a #girlboss (gag). I’d love to see a lot more regulation in this industry but doesn’t seem like that will happen in this administration…

    Also, summer weekends in NYC are the best! You should definitely plan to stay in the city next summer, it’s so quiet and peaceful. And you can get a table just about anywhere 🙂

    • grace at the stripe says 8.15.17

      I agree! I think BeautyCounter is fab, for example. But the rest of them… eeeek! As a woman in my mid-thirties with lots of stay at home mom friends, they’ve overtaken my blog feed!!!

      With you on summer weekends here, they are the best. I am looking forward to being in the city for part of this coming weekend.

  3. I saw the “how to be a bigger person” article earlier this week too. I think it’s a great one, and something I need to practice more of!!

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  4. Jessica says 8.13.17

    Love the fantastic article on MLM’s. I have a couple of friends that sell LulaRoe, and one is trying to get out and it’t been a rather painful process.
    side note: I have never gotten the whole obsession with those leggings and have yet to see a pair that I didnt think were just absolutely hideous. Call me boring but i’ll take plain black any day!

  5. Taylor says 8.16.17

    Grace I am an avid consumer and fan of these Weekend Reading posts –I think they could be some of my favorites. This one was awesome too, I bookmarked just about everything! Quick question, how do you store all of the links you plan to share for these posts? Thanks!!!

    • grace at the stripe says 8.16.17

      Aw good!

      And to answer your question – I start a blog post at the beginning of the week and then just add to it as the week goes on and I find more things to link to.