Weekend Reading.

happy Labor Day Weekend! Hooray. I thought about going home to see my parents or planning a spontaneous trip, but ended up deciding to stay in the city. I have to admit, I kinda love being here on long weekends. The city empties out, you can get into all the best restaurants, and it will give me a chance to prep for fashion week. I’m not going to much (I rarely do) but I am going to a few presentations and shows for brands I actually shop + wear (think: Alice & Olivia, Ulla Johnson, Kate Spade) as that helps me get inspired for the blog. And of course… all the parties. I’m half dreading it, half excited. Let the outfit planning begin!

LOVE: Please stop trying to “empower” women with cutesy titles. I’ve been saying how much I hate the word Girlboss for a while and this article articulates it perfectly.

My fav fluffy Loeffler Randall sandals are back and come in the prettiest new colors!

Loved Jess’s beach waves tutorial.

Prayers for Houston and how to help.

I ordered this leather jacket (in chocolate brown) this week. I had been hunting for a great brown leather jacket for ages and this one is pretty perfect.

I don’t know why i found this so fascinating but I did: what happens when you only eat fruit for a week.

This little black dress is so chic and only $88!

So cool: a man secretly built a studio apartment under a bridge in Spain.

We get so much stuff in the mail so I always love seeing what other bloggers actually buy on repeat – this was a fun read from Julia.

I love yellow for Fall and this sweater would be so cute with skinny jeans and boots.

As someone who typically does white or black on her nails, I like the idea of switching things up and trying one of these pale shades for Fall.

How cute is this $55 off the shoulder dress?

I have to try making these easy, healthy pancakes!

The perfect Fall bag – I love the green/black combo!

Why you should marry a man who understands feminism. Duh, but it’s a great essay.

I’ve been rewatching Gossip Girl this month so I LOVED this piece on reflecting on Gossip Girl fashion, ten years later.

How pretty is this yellow dress?!

LOVE this gingham dress on Mackenzie.

This drape front dress comes in blush + black and would be perfect for the office.

For my fellow GoT addicts, this is fun: Why the ice dragon is an icon.

This tie front top looks so chic and cozy.

LOL – are WHIPS the new MILFS?

Adore this ladylike look on Carly.

Pretty sure I need this ultra luxe tote.

Loved Jenn’s Portugal pics! Annnd that dress.

Alice + Olivia has been killing it lately – I’m obsessing over this dress.

Made me giggle: what your different Internet laughs mean.

How to practice self care in under fifteen minutes.

A friend was carrying a Simon Miller bag at dinner and I fell in love. Want this one!

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  1. Michael @ Mile in My Glasses:

    This is lovely! I hope you have a wonderful Labour Day weekend!

    Have a fab Saturday!

    9.2.17 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      Thanks so much Michael!!

      9.4.17 Reply
  2. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog:

    I loved the post on Gossip Girl fashion! Seems like such a long time ago, that show!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    9.2.17 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      I know! I have been re-watching old episodes (it’s my guilty pleasure for sure!)

      9.4.17 Reply
  3. Maggie:

    Loved the article on Gossip Girl! It prompted me to watch the series again.

    9.9.17 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      Me too! I’m currently on season 4, ha ha!

      9.10.17 Reply
  4. Vanessa:

    I’ve always hated the word “girlboss” too. I find it very cringe-y.

    9.14.17 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      Ug the worst! Glad you agree!

      9.14.17 Reply
  5. Taylor Sauce:

    Loved the article on Gossip Girl!
    ( https://www.thetaylorsauce.com/french-riviera-part-one/ )

    10.17.17 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      Me too – it’s a fun one!

      10.17.17 Reply