Weekend Reading.

happy Weekend. This was a really, really sad week. There have been so many great pieces all over the Internet this week about what happened/how to help/how people are feeling so I thought I’d quickly link to them before we dive into the usual stuff: This raw + real piece from Jess, turning grief into purpose from Man Repeller, how to help from Kelly, and Dana’s post about how to cope. In the meantime I have lots of links for you this week – I am depressed and anxious and just plain sad, so I hope that they can at least give you a bit of a happy place to escape to. xx

This girl’s outfit (from Paris fashion week) makes me so excited for cooler temps as I just love all the cozy textures she’s wearing. And I’m not sure I could rock a turban but she makes me want to at least try. As for me, I am spending this weekend packing, shooting some projects for the blog, and getting ahead on work as I am heading to Europe on Monday! I have a work trip with Monica Vinader (so excited – she’s one of my favorite jewelry designers!!) and then I am going to see my friends in Northern Ireland for a couple days. So there’s a lot to do before I leave!

I think what I love most about Liz’s maternity style is that it doesn’t feel like maternity style. How chic is this evening out look?

Love the built in choker on this sweater.

Tips & Tricks for eating clean.

I got this from Facebook memories (I posted it a year ago) but it’s still relevant: how to be a good stranger.

Need this faux shearling moto jacket.

All the best boots.

Crushing on this 70’s inspired tunic.

Loved reading about Mackenzie’s favorite trips – the comments are fun to read, too!

I thought Julia’s piece on Emotional Labor was really good. I remember feeling this way when I lived with my ex!

This sweater just went on sale and I love the sleeves!

So much inspiration here: quick, budget-friendly ways to update your apartment.

Love so many things about this blush pink velvet dress.

Because self care is especially important right now: 5 relaxing baths.

Congrats to Kat on her 5th Travel collection! The colors are beautiful.

Love the stripes on this tie-waist shirt dress.

So old (from 2009!) but a friend shared it and made me actually LOL. It’s decorative gourd season, bitches!

Has anyone tried this lip balm? I keep being tempted by it.

holy moly – how cool is this rose gold keyboard!?

The antidote to boring hair.

This pink lace dress is SO pretty.

So used to seeing Jenn in bright colors – LOVED this neutral ensemble she chose!

These earrings look like something you’d find while traveling. Nope, they’re $34, from BaubleBar.

A beginner’s guide to self awareness.

Love a good chesterfield.

This drape jacket is comfy and chic!

Such cute finds – from Target!

Pretty sure I need this velvet mini dress. Would be so cute under a leather jacket.

I loved Lauren’s October Edit – that trench is so chic!

Hitha looks stunning in this red dress.

Possibly the perfect plaid shirt?

I loved this really honest piece about fitting into the fashion world.

OMG to this oversized knit scarf – so fun.

Love these DIY Halloween costume ideas!

And how fun are these fashion inspired pumpkins!?

Can’t stop thinking about this embroidered floral dress.

A great article about face masks – that also made me laugh so hard!

Obsessed with this choker.

Loved Will’s simple DIY fall wreath – this would look really pretty hanging on my front door!

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  1. Wow, lots of links this week. I love the post on budget-friendly ways to update an apartment!

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  2. Shannon Waisath says 10.7.17

    Excited to check out the affordable ways to update your apartment!


  3. Cy says 10.7.17

    Hi Grace, Good round up. The emotional baggage thing, I totally get. My ex husband we a really great guy, but wow. Its a guy thing I guess. It’s been so crazy in the world lately. How many more crisis can we stand? I also have found myself very sad and exhausted. Even if you believe in the 2nd amendment, please can someone tell why any private citizen needs a weapon of war? I see great hope too, but it’s often seems hard to bear. Hope you are doing something nice for yourself this weekend

    • grace at the stripe says 10.8.17

      thank you so much for the comment, cy! I think it’s a definite guy thing… oof. I’m sorry you’ve been feeling sad and exhausted. I think everyone is. I hope you had a great weekend and were able to do something nice for yourself! xo

  4. Briana says 10.7.17

    The 70s tunic and the velvet dress are my favorite! I love the links!


  5. Hitha says 10.8.17

    Thank you for including my outfit post! Loved being in such incredible link company 🙂

  6. Lora says 10.10.17

    I have to admit, I thought that was you in the photo. So I have zero doubt that you could totally rock the turban!