Fashion Week Ready.

fashion week must-haves - susana monaco crop top + skirt, by malene birger trench, stuart weitzman highland boots - grace atwood, the stripe
trench // top // skirt // boots // sunglasses


I’ll be honest… I am a little bit in shock that yesterday was February 1st. HOW!? Time seems to be flying by at rapid speed and next week the fashion week activities commence. I really don’t know how that happened! To prepare for all the shows and parties, I’ve been doing a little bit of shopping. I picked up this matching crop top + skirt set from Susana Monaco and really love it. Both pieces have just the right amount of stretch without being too casual, and they’re cut very well. They’re pretty affordable too, and will mix well with other pieces I already own. I paired it with my fav By Malene Birger Trench (despite the snow on the ground, it was actually warm out!) and my go-to Highland Boots for a look that is super easy, but still pulled together. We’ve talked about this trench before but it’s the greatest… the top part comes off so you can wear it three ways – as a trench (pictured here), a longer vest, or a cropped jacket. As I get older, these are the things I get excited about: neutral pieces that are versatile and let you not really have to worry whether or not you properly match.

I hope you guys are having a great week. Yesterday was spent getting organized and catching up on work (my email situation is not okay right now… if you’re reading this and I owe you an answer on something, I’m sorry!) ending with a fun event at One Kings Lane’s HQ to celebrate Garden & Gun’s new cookbook! (It’s amazing for the record… if you love Southern cooking as much as I do, you need it!) I’m pretty sure my next dinner party is going to be Charleston-inspired. Pimento cheese needs to happen.

Outfit Details: By Malene Birger Trench (also here, on sale) // Susana Monaco Crop Top // Susana Monaco Skirt // Express Tights (the very best!) // Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots // Clare V Leopard Clutch // Celine Sunglasses

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photography by Tonhya Wysong.

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  1. Christina says 2.2.16

    I love the slight crop top! It’s perfectly classy and not too over the top!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  2. Shannon says 2.2.16

    The perfect amount of skin!

  3. Morgan Paige says 2.2.16

    I love your crop top + jacket combination! Also so excited to see all your posts about Fashion Week! Have so much fun!

    Morgan Paige

  4. Annie Reeves says 2.2.16

    This look is AMAZING on you! I am still in love with that coat. XOXO

  5. Jess Zimlich says 2.2.16

    So insanely flattering! I love it. And last night’s event looked awesome! 🙂

  6. Rachel says 2.2.16

    Honestly, I think that this is my favorite look that you have done on your blog. It is super sexy and chic. I am living for the all black paired with a colorful trench and animal print back. Everything blends so beautifully.

    Really stunning look for you!


    • Jordan says 2.2.16

      um i totally agree. you are KILLING IT with this combo. love the leopard touch and the jacket is just insane.

  7. Natali says 2.2.16

    Absolutely perfect trench!! I also can’t believe that it’s February already! Crazy!

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  9. Dana says 2.2.16

    This whole look is amazing on you! Love the crop top with that skirt!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  10. Thuy says 2.2.16

    Still living for this trench. I’m wearing a similar one right now at work actually lmao. And I feel similarly on your comment about neutral pieces that are versatile 🙂

  11. Poshnessary says 2.2.16

    So beautiful. Love the clutch

    Kisses from

  12. Maggie says 2.2.16

    Gorgeous look!! That coat is amazing. I so wish I were going to fashion week!

  13. M says 2.2.16

    Love the trench!

  14. love this grace! probably one of my favorites of your looks 🙂

    Blair — The Fox & She

  15. Catherine says 2.2.16

    I can’t get over this outfit! It’s all-around amazing. Love the all black paired with the nude/blush of the trench. I wish that trench was in my budget, because it would be mine in a hot second!


  16. Ellen says 2.2.16

    Good luck getting caught up on those emails! I love this look, especially the color of the trench!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  17. Sasha says 2.3.16

    Beautiful coat!

  18. Hannah says 2.3.16

    Loving this look! This is the perfect way to style a matching crop top set. Bravo!

    xx Hannah //

  19. Pat Schwab says 2.4.16

    Grace, the outfit look great but the coat makes it pop.

  20. A Girl, A Style says 2.5.16

    Grace, you’re such a bombshell! Love this black-pink look on you!

    Briony xx

  21. Janice says 2.22.16
    Great photos. Lovely and inspiring designs.

  22. Janice says 2.22.16
    These are so fantastic. Wonderful look!