Monday Reading, 5.23.22.

Monday Reading 5.23.22

Hello! I am slowly emerging from my COVID cocoon. I know this is everyone’s favorite weekly post so I figured that this week I’d move this post to Monday (regular programming will resume after today!). This weekend was… as would be expected being sick, extreeeemely uneventful. I mostly read and watched a LOT of TV. Tomorrow’s blog post will be a post about everything I watched (it is a truly scary amount of TV and movies), but on the books front the new American Royals book (out 5/31) was a pretty perfect reading companion… I think it’s my favorite of the series so far.

Monday Reading, 5.23.22

How to help the victims of the Buffalo shooting.

Just a really pretty sundress.

Blair has me wanting allllll of Kate Spade’s new cabana collection – it is so good!

5 personality tests to take.

Love the look of this woven leather tote. It looks much more expensive than it is.

How to make a bikini wax less painful.

If you have an event, buy this dress! It is just one of those feels good, looks good, on-trend pieces. I have and LOVE. Also in pink here. This keeps selling out!

This pesto steak salad looks so yummy.

Where to eat, stay, and play in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Reformation just does dresses so well.

18 books to read for AAPI Heritage month.

This is my new favorite striped tee. The quality feels on par with AYR and it’s only $15!

How to stay productive when it’s nice out.

10 great books that came out this week!

This woven raffia belt is so fun

A great way to subtly mix patterns (I’d wear with pretty much any of my dresses).

Loved this tour of Emma Straub’s (book filled!) Brooklyn home. (Speaking of Emma, more about her new book here!)

I ordered this cropped tank this week on my friend Megan’s recommendation. I got the black and the white. (In plus sizes here!) Just a good layering piece.

Is your skincare routine too complicated?

This New York City apartment is just too chic.

I love this woven caned purse!

Gisele, on her Devil Wears Prada cameo.

OOH! Anthropologie did one of my fav dresses in eyelet. I love the yellow. (The classic comes in a slew of pretty new patterns too).

12 of spring’s best art books.

Wow wow wow, I loved seeing Justina Blakeney’s gorgeous home in AD.

How sweet is this little smocked dress from J.Crew?

Healthy breakfast ideas!

How dreamy is this platter? (A funny word for a platter but it IS dreamy!)

The science behind why it is so hard to make friends as an adult.

Vogue‘s guide to outdoor dining in New York.

This is a really pretty pajama set.

What is manifestation?

I will leave you with this v v cute baby fanaloka.

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photography by Laura Saur.

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  1. Katie:

    Hope you’re feeling better! Agree on the striped tshirt. It’s amazing!

    5.23.22 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      It’s definitely my favorite Amazon find in a while!

      5.23.22 Reply
  2. mary:

    I have the smaller crossbody version of that Madewell woven purse and can confirm it’s a great value. BOHO Bottega Veneta vibes.

    5.23.22 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      I love it!!

      5.23.22 Reply
  3. Emily:

    Hi Grace! That Nordstroms tank top looks cute! Would you say it shows your stomach even with high-waisted things? I’m looking for a top that hits right where the pants or skirt end (if that makes sense), but it looks like this tank might be too cropped for that?

    5.23.22 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      I just ordered it, so it hasn’t come yet, but on my friend it showed just a small sliver of stomach.

      5.23.22 Reply
  4. Kate:

    Glad you are on the mend… the link to the Farm Rio dress doesn’t seem to be working. So curious to see it!
    “If you have an event, buy this dress! It is just one of those feels good, looks good, on-trend pieces. I have and LOVE.”


    5.24.22 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      It looks like it sold out, which is why it is now showing up as a broken link! Still available here in a small…

      or pink here!

      That went FAST! I wish they wouldn’t make the page a broken link when things sell out..

      5.24.22 Reply