Weekend Reading.

Weekend Reading | The Stripe 2.4.17

Hello from freezing NYC! I don’t know what happened but it turned into freezing cold winter weather yesterday. I stayed indoors most of the day… it was just. so. cold! I got back from LA late on Monday and have been busy playing catch-up (and prepping for next week’s trip – I leave for Europe for almost two weeks on Wednesday… wahoo!) In between, I have been binge-watching Victoria and reading The Dollhouse (so, so good if you love historical fiction, New York, and are looking for a new book). There aren’t any political links in this week’s round-up (not on purpose, I’ve just found myself gravitating to the news + lighter reading this week) BUT I will say that I donated to the ACLU this week and would encourage you to do the same if you are compelled and able – I think that regardless of your political views, we can all agree that what is happening is really sad. I feel powerless but I know that donating at least will do some good.

The coolest Air BNB’s in every state! I need to go to Georgia… now!

Along those lines… this site reached out to me this week and I just thought it was so cool: Meet Glamping Hub… it’s like Air BnB for chic tents, cabins, tee-pees, + more. I really want to book something once the weather warms up.

I’m planning a trip to Charleston in March and am pretty sure I need this sweet off-the-shoulder dress.

The best clean face masks.

This is my favorite sweater ever and it just went on sale!

How to organize your bathroom.

As someone who can commiserate: so much yes to this: why you have to stay optimistic while dating.

The cutest little bow flats!

From my pals at The Daily: Vote for your favorite up & coming designer!

Loved Hallie’s unpolitical post.

I’m dying over all of Kate Spade’s rosy new arrivals… especially this bag.

I loved reading about Liz’s fitness journey.

Made me laugh: The shit-kickers of Madison Avenue.

Neeeeeed these pink Nikes in my life.

An easy recipe for homemade vanilla almond milk.

So excited about Nordstrom’s new Natural Beauty Shop – they carry so many of my personal favs!

My friend Sarah launched her new shop! She is selling her hand embroidered pieces and they are exquisite.

These Farmacy lip blooms may be my new absolute favorite lip balms.

I always get asked the best natural products for oily skin. As my own skin is so dry, I feel unhelpful. This post from Julia is perfect, if that is what you are looking for.

The ultimate in upcycling: loving these Viktor & Rolf gowns.

This white jumpsuit is just SO CHIC. Can’t stop thinking about it.

What is normal? Love that Jacey shared this poem.

How the women of The Bachelor get ready for the rose ceremonies.

Have you tried the new Chanel Blue Serum? I am super intrigued.

This Alabama home is so dreamy.

Everything about this J.Crew/Liberty jacket is just so perfect.

Self-care in a season of negativity.

Amazing news: Mansur Gavriel will be launching ready-to-wear.

This sweater claims to be a dress but I’d totally wear it with leggings.

This one is for the dry shampoo addicts: Are you not washing your hair enough!?

Love, love, love the back of this striped sweater.

How New York may change this year.

Best tassel scarf ever?

photo via Unsplash.

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  1. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog:

    Omg, I need those pink Nikes in my life too!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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    • graceatwood:

      Right? They are SO fun!! xx

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  2. Girl & Closet:

    Yes, so intrigued to try Chanel’s Blue Serum… I’ve always heard such good things about their skincare products in general! And eeeps, stay warm, we just went from early spring weather, back to freezing cold temps and a huge dump of snow. Um, so unexpected for us west coasters!! xo

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    • graceatwood:

      Me too!!! I love their products.

      You stay warm, too!!! brrrrr….

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  3. Shannon Waisath:

    Great roundup Grace.


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    • graceatwood:

      Thanks Shannon! xo

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  4. Sophie:

    I love the Free People sweater.

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    • graceatwood:

      It’s the best! I have it in cream and black!! x

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  5. Holly:

    Thanks for including our Airbnb article! And that tassel scarf is perfect, makes me think of warmer days 🙂

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    • graceatwood:

      Of course!!! Such a fun read! xx

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  6. Bailey:

    I’m pretty new to your blog- I found you because I was looking for face oil reviews and recommendations! While I absolutely enjoy reading about all things beauty, it’s so refreshing (and, I truly believe, NECESSARY) that you also speak about “real” topics- feminism, the ACLU, what is currently happening in this country. I love and respect that you use your platform and your voice to blend such serious, important issues with the lighter, fun ones- real life is definitely is a combination of the two, and it’s nice to be reminded that they aren’t completely separate. So many bloggers stay away from the “heavier stuff” so they don’t offend anybody…but I think it’s great that you are willing to speak up and offer up a dose of both. Maybe you can’t make everybody happy, but IMO you are doing a damn good job 😉 Thank you!

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    • graceatwood:

      Aw, I am so happy to hear that you are enjoying my blog (and the more heavy/serious side of things) – truly appreciate it! xo

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  7. yettie:

    I’ve just started buying 3-wick candles from Bath & Bodyworks and have been racking my brain trying to thing of what to do with the empty glass jars. Definitely moving them to the bathroom for some organization. That was a great tip

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    • graceatwood:

      Oh good! I loved that as well. 🙂 xx

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  8. Audrey:

    love these links, Grace! Found myself clicking on almost all of them! Thanks for rounding them up. 🙂

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    • graceatwood:

      Oh GOOD! Thank you Audrey! xx

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  9. Sarah Laskow:

    Thank you for all your support Grace!!

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    • graceatwood:

      Duh! Love everrrrything! xo

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  10. Aparna:

    Nice Photo 🙂 .

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  11. Glamping Hub:

    Thanks for the mention! We certainly have plenty of warm weather destinations to escape the cold. In the meantime, stay warm + happy glamping!

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    • graceatwood:

      thanks 🙂 🙂

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