Weekend Reading, 1.15.22.

Weekend Reading, 1.15.21
pajamas // blanket // glass + carafe

This was a good week. I got back from LA, we launched THE BLANKETS, and I was busy with shoots, recordings, and deadlines. My dad and I have started doing monthly “just us” lunches which is something I really look forward to. (Yesterday was our second – we went to Shiki for sushi). Meanwhile, my mom and I are taking a “paint your pet” class this afternoon. I am excited / slightly worried to see how I do with painting.

On the work front, something I am really excited about is that AIR MAIL (Graydon Carter’s super cool and chic newsletter + website) asked me to be a guest curator this week. You can see all of my picks here, but also: they’re giving readers of The Stripe 50% off a subscription. I love AIR MAIL – it is one of my daily reads as they have such a fresh (and clever) take on all things fashion, culture, art, and beyond. It was a true honor to get to do this!

Weekend Reading, 1.15.21

Justice for STEVE!

Oh, this green and white stripe dress is gorgeous!

Wow. This post from Orlando was so thoughtful and raw (and deeply relatable at times). An absolute must-read.

A great feature on Tracy Oliver, the creator of Harlem (which I cannot stop watching).

I’ve been having a little pom pom moment and love this affordable Amazon sweater. I ordered the white.

I just ordered this book about reclaiming your creativity in a busy world. It looks perfect for fans of Big Magic.

The color and cables on this pretty sweater are gorgeous.

This Manhattan hotel bar is chic, chic, chic!

Everything we know about season 2 of Only Murders.

On succeeding at failure.

One of my fav dresses is now available in a bunch of new prints. I love the green floral one.

Really appreciated this feature on Paulina Porizkova.

Winter salads to make.

How sweet are these fuzzy slippers? Love the pink.

How to feel confident at the gym, when you are just starting out.

I feel like I’m on a permanent search for cute blouses.

I ordered this one (the white with black dots). Love the longer length.

Loved Jen’s post about being truly happy for your friends.

A guide to at-home COVID-19 tests.

This little red cardigan!

Allll the books becoming movies and TV shows this year!

One of my favorite pairs of affordable heels just got marked down in several colors. Bonus: they’re really comfortable!

On making friends mid-life.

The meaning of Sidney Poitier’s historic Oscar.

The blossoms on these slides are so fun – I am thinking about them for an upcoming trip.

8 of the best California Air BnBs.

I’m full on obsessed with the stripe down the back of this shift dress.

I really enjoyed this interview with Sarita Choudhury – her character (Seema) has been one of my favorite parts of the reboot.

Practical ways to set boundaries (and stick to them!).

This happy floral dress is on my wish list!

An excellent article about face oils and why they don’t actually “hydrate.”

I love this sweet little green floral dress.

22 cocktail recipes to make this year!

Following the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on a road trip through the Deep South.

How FUN is this colorful Richmond rental!?

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photography by Laura Saur.

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  1. Veronica:


    Thank you (and Becca) so much for recommending Harlem. I LOVE it. And Whoopi? Amazing.

    Also, the Steve article is such a great reminder that the audience, like most things in life, only sees a fraction of the real story. I especially liked hearing that the actor is actually battling real-life hearing issues (imagine how all the criticism of Steve with hearing aids made him feel…)

    Thanks again.

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    • grace at the stripe:

      Whoopi is amazing in this role – love her. And you are totally right re: Steve. The article was helpful.

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  2. Melanie Albright:

    Best part of my Saturday morning!

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    • grace at the stripe:

      I’m so glad!

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  3. Danielle:

    Such a lovely post to read sweetie!

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  4. Lauren:

    Always look forward to Saturday mornings with Weekend Reading! Thanks, Grace!

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    • grace at the stripe:

      Aw I am so glad!!!!

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  5. Jasmine:

    I bought the Somerset dress last summer after seeing it on you, in white eyelet, and was going to wear it for my wedding day, before changing my mind and wearing a $25 thrift store find (which was perfect ), so I returned it, but I still love it. The neckline and sleeves are super flattering and these new colors are really nice. Might have to buy it again! Also really love that other Maeve dress you shared in that stunning blue color, might have to try it out too.
    Very excited about the Crawdad movie and Daisy Jones series, hope they’re faithful to the books!

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    • grace at the stripe:

      Ah I love that! Agree, the new colors are gorgeous. And I hope so too!

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  6. Shirsha:

    Thank you for sharing Orlando’s post. It was one of the most honest and relatable pieces I’ve ready lately.

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    • grace at the stripe:


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  7. Kris:

    I love your Weekend Reading posts and look forward to them every week! Thank you for sharing Orlando’s post. People don’t often talk about going through long periods of disappointment and when they do there is usually a gloss of continuing optimism that can be hard to relate to. His post writes “When there is no joy, no end in sight to the problems you face, maintaining motivation is a challenge.” This line perfectly articulates how I’ve been feeling and hearing someone else say it makes me feel a little less alone. Thank you for collecting and sharing meaningful articles (and colorful dresses!) every week.

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    • grace at the stripe:

      I agree. I think I’ve read the whole essay 4 times now. It’s so relatable and thoughtfully written.

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  8. A:

    I loved Orlando’s post. In addition to being a great designer he is a very thoughtful and eloquent writer. I found myself rereading several of his sentences often – in a good way.

    Can you tell me about that carafe please? Anything to get me to drink more water! Thanks

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  9. Anne:

    I agree with you — why are cute blouses so hard to find?! Thanks for sharing your recommendations, as always! I look forward to reading each week.

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    • grace at the stripe:

      SO hard to find!!!! You are welcome, thanks for commenting!

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    • Blair:

      Yes! Cute blouses that aren’t “work wear” are really hard to find! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Blair:

    Thank you for sharing these! The post from Orlando was such a great read. I’m a recent reader after following you on Instagram for a while, thanks for your hard work and attention to your blog – it shows!

    Have a great weekend!

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    • grace at the stripe:

      Thank you for the note!!!! I love Orlando’s writing so much.

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  11. Sierra:

    Hi Grace,

    Posting here because you said blog comments are more fun than DMs 🙂 Did you recently (in the last year or so) read a book on setting boundaries? I’ve scoured your blog but can’t seem to find what I am looking for–if it does, in fact, exist. If I did just make this up, do you have any recommendations? Asking for a friend (really). Thank you, Grace!

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    • grace at the stripe:

      Yes! I haven’t finished it so I didn’t post a review but it’s really good: https://amzn.to/3IoiWlI

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