Navy + Red.

 

I pretty much live in my navy peacoat. It’s either that or my long camel coat this time of year.

I bought this one at J.Crew four, maybe five years ago and it was such a great investment. It’s super warm, always looks fresh and in style, and the thick wool fabric is amazing quality. Like my camel coat, it will never go out of style – it’s definitely a classic! J.Crew doesn’t make this one anymore but I linked to several very similar options down below. My favorite would probably be the one from L.L. Bean. Their coats last forever and the silhouette is very classic. For a coat like this, you don’t want something too trendy. I styled it with my usual favorite… bright pops of red.

I don’t know what is wrong with me as I have another stomach bug. I was sick yesterday and Monday. This sounds crazy but I think I may be allergic to movie theater popcorn. Every time I have it I feel a little sick… and¬†that was the last thing I ate before I started to feel completely awful! Ugh. Is that weird?? The older I get, the more sensitive my stomach gets. I’m sticking to the BRAT diet for the rest of the week… bananas, rice, applesauce and toast. And lots of fluids. I will tell you this: I spent the better part of yesterday watching The Bachelor. I’ve only seen one season of The Bachelor/Bachelorette… I made an exception to my no reality-TV rule a few years ago to watch the season with Ali Fedotowsky as Chris Lambton (the guy who came in second place) is a friend from high school. I have to say, it was pretty entertaining. I think I am going to have to keep watching. It may be my new guilty pleasure. Also – Corinne… I can’t. She is 24 and has a nanny? What!? So confused. I feel old, guys.

But anyway, sick or not sick, life goes on and I can’t spend today watching TV. This morning I am speaking on a panel to a bunch of retailers with ShopStyle (my affiliate network) alongside Kat + Krystal. Public speaking is something I’m working at – I get so nervous but I say yes to most of the opportunities I receive as it is a skill I really want to improve upon. After that, I have a photo shoot. And then more rest and a little work. But anyway, I hope you have a nice little Wednesday. And if you are watching The Bachelor too… let’s talk about it! Do any of you have nannies? ūüėČ

Outfit Details: J.Crew Coat (4 years old but this, this, this, and this are all just as classic + similar) // Glamorous Cold Shoulder Sweater // 7 for all Mankind Jeans (love this pair too) // BP Trolley Boots // Red Beanie // Grana Cashmere Scarf // Otte Bag // Celine Sunglasses // Ben-Amun x The Stripe Necklace

Navy Peacoat | Grace Atwood, The Stripe // Cozy Winter Outfit Idea

I love this cold shoulder sweater. I rarely buy trendy clothing in the winter, but this trend is kind of fun! This one is only $65 which makes it feel a little okay to experiment. I also love this cold shoulder turtleneck and this ribbed v-neck… both under $100!

Cold Shoulder Sweater | Grace Atwood, The Stripe // Cozy Winter Outfit Idea

My necklace is a part of my collaboration with Ben-Amun. The collaboration is a limited edition so it will only be up for a couple more weeks… the last day to shop will be 1/31!

Navy Peacoat | Grace Atwood, The Stripe // Cozy Winter Outfit Idea

Cold Shoulder Sweater | Grace Atwood, The Stripe // Cozy Winter Outfit Idea

Navy Peacoat | Grace Atwood, The Stripe // Cozy Winter Outfit Idea

Navy Peacoat | Grace Atwood, The Stripe // Cozy Winter Outfit Idea

Navy Peacoat | Grace Atwood, The Stripe // Cozy Winter Outfit Idea

photography by Lydia Hudgens.

Always in my Bag.

six must have beauty products that are always in my bag | Grace Atwood, The Stripe - Caudalie Beauty Elixir, Avene Cold Creme, Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid, by Terry Baume de Rose, Oribe Hair Pin, Supergoop Perfect Day Sunscreen

I often joke that I can do anything as long as I have lip balm, gum, and a hair tie with me. Anything. But if I don’t have those three things… I feel a little stressed! When I got Cuyana’s set of travel cases last month, I realized that the smaller one fit inside most of my purses. I decided to make it my “necessities pouch,” (and yes there is gum in there too but they didn’t make the photograph). That way, no matter how frequently I swap handbags, I never forget something important. These are the things that are always always in my purse… my everyday necessities, if you will!

 * Caudalie Beauty Elixir is a long-time favorite beauty treat of mine. I carry the travel size bottle with me everywhere and mist it on anytime I need a little pick-me-up. It smells so good and immediately gives your skin a little boost!

¬†*¬†Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid¬†in “Orange Obsession” is the perfect (matte!) red-orange lip color. I always have red lipstick with me (and I prefer a red-orange to a classic red) because you never know what kind of turn your day is going to take, and a bright lip is the quickest way to look your best. ¬†I really love this formula. It’s velvety and smooth and completely non-drying.

¬†*¬†Oribe Hair Pin (and hair elastics) I always have at least two or three hair ties with me, but Oribe sent me this hair pin for Christmas and it instantly became a favorite thing. I can pull my hair up high and into a twist… or gather it at the nape of my neck in a loose chignon. Just stab it with the pin, and it stays up and off my face (but it’s a bit more chic than my standard ponytail).

¬†*¬†Av√®ne Cold Cream is my current favorite hand cream. It’s also very purse friendly as the shape is short and squat. The formula is made for ultra cold conditions. It’s thick and creamy – and long lasting enough to last through six hand washings! In case you aren’t familiar, Av√®ne is a super chic French pharma brand. The thing I love most about their products is their dedication to sensitive skin. The formulas are formulated without any preservatives or irritants… safe for even the most sensitive skin types.

¬†*¬†by Terry Baume de Rose is my all-time favorite lip balm. It’s thick and creamy and smells like roses. I have three of these. One in my bag, one at my desk, and one by my bed. It’s truly just the best lip balm in the world. I know I rave and rave about it but it’s magical. Once you try it you won’t want to use anything else.

¬†*¬†Supergoop Perfect Day¬†is always in my bag as you should always be wearing sunscreen but sometimes I forget or wash my face at the gym. Supergoop has been my favorite sunscreen for years as it’s highly effective and¬†feels good on my skin (also it doesn’t contain any of the bad stuff –¬†parabens, oxybenzone, or synthetic fragrances). This is¬†my fav as it also has a lip balm built into the cap!

six must have beauty products that are always in my bag | Grace Atwood, The Stripe - Caudalie Beauty Elixir, Avene Cold Creme, Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid, by Terry Baume de Rose, Oribe Hair Pin, Supergoop Perfect Day Sunscreen

What are the products you can’t live without? I’m always looking for recommendations + new things to try… tell me in the comments!

photos by Trent Bailey.

Star Print Dress.

Theory Marah Dress, Vince Camel Coat, Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots | Grace Atwood, The Stripe

coat // dress // boots // bag

 

How was your weekend? Mine was… blissfuly uneventful. I really didn’t do much besides go running, work, and clean… sometimes you just need a weekend like that! With all of the travel I have coming up (LA at the end of the month and Europe in mid-February), I am set on getting as ahead on work as possible so that I can really enjoy my time away.

I did see two movies… I went and saw Hidden Figures on Saturday afternoon with a girlfriend, and last night I spontaneously went and saw La La Land in IMAX on my own. Both were so great, for (obviously) very different reasons. Hidden Figures was very empowering (and I learned a lot as it is a true story), and La La Land just made me happy (and want to dance). Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are so good together! One of my goals this year is to see more movies. Going to a movie is one of my favorite things to do, even if I just go by myself… and I feel like there are so many great ones in theaters right now! Manchester by the Sea is next on my list though I know I will bawl my eyes out.

My dress went on sale and is in stock in different sizes at different retailers so I linked to it in four places. But this one from Topshop (listed in the “look for less”) is almost identical and is definitely just as cute. ¬†I am such a sucker for a star print, especially when it is this small. The tiny stars look like polka dots (another fav of mine)… but stars are so much better than dots!

Outfit Details: Vince Coat (also really love this, this, this, and this!) // Theory Dress (also here, here, and here) // Stuart Weitzman Boots // Chanel Purse // Karen Walker Sunglasses // Hotlips Ring (c/o)

Look for Less: Coat (love this one too if you are a size 4!) // Dress // Boots

Theory Marah Dress, Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots | Grace Atwood, The Stripe

I know every blogger has a pair of these Stuart Weitzman boots and sometimes I hate myself for having all of the “blogger things,” but I really do just love these so much. I bought these 3 years ago and they’ve held up incredibly well. The suede is still in perfect shape and I replaced the cap on the end of the heel once. Over the past few years I’ve also added the flat pair to my closet in black and grey, and the mid-height pair in tan. When I really like something, I tend to collect it.

Theory Marah Dress, Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots | Grace Atwood, The Stripe

Theory Marah Dress, Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots | Grace Atwood, The Stripe

Theory Marah Dress, Vince Camel Coat, Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots | Grace Atwood, The Stripe

Theory Marah Dress, Vince Camel Coat, Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots | Grace Atwood, The Stripe

Theory Marah Dress, Vince Camel Coat, Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots | Grace Atwood, The Stripe

Theory Marah Dress, Vince Camel Coat, Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots | Grace Atwood, The Stripe

Theory Marah Dress, Vince Camel Coat, Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots | Grace Atwood, The Stripe

Photography by Lydia Hudgens.

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