J.Crew Sweater Blazer + A Few Podcast Favs.

j.crew merino wool sweater-blazer + a few of my favorite podcasts | grace atwood, the stripe
blazer // belt // tee // jeans // bag // heels

How was your weekend? Mine was really nice. My parents were in town so we did a bunch of stuff – went to my sister’s new store (coming in May), saw the Grant Woods exhibit at The Whitney, and had two yummy dinners at Claro + Meadowsweet.

I had been eyeing J.Crew’s sweater blazer for a while. I love anything that’s really comfortable but also a little polished. Big cozy sweaters are my favorite, but I can look like a sloppy mess if I’m not careful so why not take that big cozy sweater and turn it into a blazer. Perfection! I belted it here but will be sure to get some photos of it not belted, as it’s really versatile – you can basically wear it over everything from jeans and stripes to button downs to little sundresses once the weather warms up. It’s definitely a new favorite and now it comes in a bunch of other colors too!

My family all had a good laugh because every (freezing cold) day this weekend I showed up in some sort of ankle length jeans/slip on shoe combination. I didn’t even notice but my parents did, and they were baffled. We were out and about and they marveled at how it wasn’t just me – almost every girl we saw on the street was wearing ankle length (often ripped like mine) denim. I guess I don’t really mind cold ankles. If it’s really bad out, of course I’ll wear socks and full length pants (or snow boots) but otherwise, I’ll suffer a little bit.

Outfit Details: J.Crew Sweater Blazer // Vince Tee (like 10 years old but this is a good one) // J.Crew Belt (also very old, this is similar) // Re/Done Jeans (exact) // Vintage Hermes Bag // Manolo Blahnik Pumps // Celine Sunglasses // Gorjana Earrings

j.crew merino wool sweater-blazer + a few of my favorite podcasts | grace atwood, the stripe j.crew merino wool sweater-blazer + a few of my favorite podcasts | grace atwood, the stripe

But also! I wanted to (quickly) share a few favorite playlists with you! Back in November I did a more formal post with all of my favorite podcasts but.. here are some more. 

Forever 35 is a new favorite – like, a can’t miss favorite. I even belong to their Facebook group. I like that the hosts are a little older (around my age), and the whole thing is basically dedicated to self care and skincare. My kind of podcast!

* That’s so Retrograde can be a little hokey but is really fun and I personally find the hosts to be extremely entertaining. They explore all areas of wellness… it’s fun to listen to and while it can be a little out there I always learn a lot, or at the very least, have a good conversation starter!

* U Up, I mentioned in my first post, but it just keeps getting better. I feel like the hosts are my best friends and I simultaneously laugh a lot and learn a bit more about the male brain.

* This is Why Your Single is another great dating podcast. It’s a bit more practical than U Up but the hosts are very entertaining and relatable.

* A Few Things is the Of a Kind Podcast and I like how it’s basically just a list of cool stuff they’re loving. I always learn something new.

Tell me your faves (pretty please!) in the comments!

j.crew merino wool sweater-blazer + a few of my favorite podcasts | grace atwood, the stripe j.crew merino wool sweater-blazer + a few of my favorite podcasts | grace atwood, the stripe

PS – Every time I wear these earrings I get a million questions. I bought them in September and they are just the best. They have sold out at most retailers but they’re still available here!

j.crew merino wool sweater-blazer + a few of my favorite podcasts | grace atwood, the stripe j.crew merino wool sweater-blazer + a few of my favorite podcasts | grace atwood, the stripe

photography by Trent Bailey.


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  1. A sweater blazer, what a genius combination! It reminds me more of a trench coat so it’s like three-in-one 😉 Very cute! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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  2. thanks for the podcast reqs, I’ll check them out. That bag is so fabulous!


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  3. Thank you for the podcast recs! I am also LOVING Forever 35! Glowing Up is another favorite and Mirror Mirror. I think I need to check out That’s so Retrograde.

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    • Em_c_nola:

      Also named Emily – also loving Forever 35 – and about to turn 35! So happy to be living in the golden age of podcasts 🙂

      A bit different subject matter, but another favorite is “So Money with Farnoosh Torabi” and I could endlessly listen to “How I Built This” (my favorite episode is Drybar’s Alli Webb, when the host is in apparent disbelief that women pay money to get their hair blow-dried)

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    • I love Mirror Mirror too!

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  4. Love that sweater blazer–it looks so comfy and still put together. I love how you styled it with a striped shirt, as that is my go-to look 😉

    How was the Grant Wood exhibition?

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  5. Emily:

    I’ll definitely have to check out U Up, thanks for the suggestion! The History Chix is one of my favorite less well known podcasts and 538 politics pod is always a must listen for me.

    In unrelated news, the Chicago Stripe Group had our second book club meeting yesterday with a third event already scheduled for next month. Thanks again for your work getting those groups started!


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  6. LOVE how you belted this. Looks so great on you! xx
    PS: I saw in your newsletter that you’re going to JT on Wednesday. I’m going on Sunday and I’m already freaking out — you’re going to DIE. He is too good in concert.

    The Champagne Edit

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  7. Natali:

    Gotta love this kind of cute sweater blazer! I love the way you’ve styled this elegant daytime look and your bag is just perfect!


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  8. In Michigan it’s hard to manage the ankle jeans with all of the winter snow, but the second the snow melts, I’m willing to sacrifice on warmth for them too! And I love a J.Crew sweater blazer…wearing mine right now, in fact.

    Thanks for the new podcast suggestions – I’m always on the hunt for new ones. Unladylike is my current favorite in this category, and I always love The New Yorker Radio Hour too.

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    • YES! It is snowing like crazy today so I wouldn’t go there but any other day? I’ll do it!!! I will have to check out Unladylike, thanks for the suggestion.

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  9. The sweater blazer is genius. I love how you belted it, too! I hope you’re feeling better, Grace!

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  10. I love Selfie with Sarah James of Whoorl (she’s a green beauty guru!) and Kristen Howerton. It’s all about self-care and really good. ALSO, the new goop podcast—the first one, with Gwyneth interviewing Oprah, is life-changing, and I don’t say that lightly.

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    • Ooh thank you so much for the suggestions! I have been meaning to listen to the goop podcast but keep forgetting about it!

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  11. Just ordered the sweater blazer Grace!!! So excited to style it similarly to how you did in these photos :). I am loving the Forever 35 podcast too! Have you listened to Lady Lovin?? Lo Bosworth, Greta Titleman and Jilly Hendrix talk about life and answer questions. I like listening to it on long walks for a bit of girl talk when I’m not in the mood for actually being a part of a girl talk convo 😉

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  12. caroline:

    I loveee “u up?”. Also “yogabycandance”, “optimal living” is quick and nice to hear in the early morning. And my guilty pleasure “wonder and scale” about real crime. I can’t believe I’m so late to the podcast game.

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  13. Dee:

    Love the “U Up?” podcast as well, hilarious! New York Launch Pod is another one I have recently discovered and find really interesting! Similar to How I Built This but focused on NY based start ups (like Brooklinen). Cool little snap shots into different industries and inspiring to hear from the entrepreneurs. Thanks for sharing your list!

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  14. This is a pretty wonderful post. Good luck with your sister’s shop. I hope it will do great and be successful.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

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  15. Rhiannon:

    I love the overall color aesthetic of this outfit! It’s simultaneously cultured and calm. 🙂

    Speaking of “cultured,” my current favorite podcast is “The Cultured Podcast”! It’s written and produced by arts and culture writer Michelle Khouri; every week, she has a different guest to discuss art, food, film, theatre, travel, and everything in between! It’s both fascinating and entertaining.

    I’ll definitely be checking out your recommendations, too!

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    • Thank you so much for the suggestion – that sounds amazing and I will definitely check it out!

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  16. I finally got this blazer in black and I am so glad I did! Now I want the camel too after seeing you wear it!
    xoxo, Jenna

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