Weekend Reading.

Happy weekend, friends! I don’t have much planned which is really nice. Yesterday I had my sister and my cousin over for patio wine + cheese, and today I am just planning to do a bit of wandering and maybe see a movie. Those are the best weekends, in my opinion. I’ve been making a verrrrry conscious effort to unplug and avoid my phone as much as I can. As a blogger, so much of my job relies on my phone, but this week I focused on being more mindful about it – checking Instagram only when it was time to post, not looking at email unless I was at my desk, and only checking + responding to texts a few times a day. It felt really good. I am going to write more about it but I feel like I put some healthy habits in place this week and that makes me happy. Whatever you are up to, I hope it’s great! Lots and lots of links for you this week! xo

An interesting read: why perfect photos no longer work on Instagram.

I’ve been reading every street style story like a maniac (my favorite part of fashion week) and I thought that The Cut’s roundup was one of the best. I also really loved Geri’s roundup, here.

You know how much I looooove me some Vince… this satin top is just stunning!

What nine dates in one week look like. (I’m getting exhausted just thinking about it!!)

Unclear if I can pull them off but these tropical pants just went on sale and I am a little obsessed!

Totally agree with this: why you need an area rug in your kitchen!

Liz looks classic and cute in this chic outfit.

I adore a pop of red – this tote is perfect for the office.

Nine habits that are ruining your relationship.

This trapeze dress is so chic – and it’s on sale.

Mandy’s one room challenge turned out so well – I am OBSESSED with this office!

As I am a bit obsessed with Jean Godfrey-June, I loved hearing her morning routine.

I’m completely obsessed with these wide leg chambray pants and have been wearing them every chance I get.

Blair’s collab with FEED turned out so well – the bag is great and it benefits an amazing cause.

I love the color of this pleated satin midi skirt.

And Kat’s gorgeous summer look is so beautiful – I just love a red maxi!

Beauty products that will help you sleep.

I bought this v-neck bodysuit this week… it’s a bit risque for me but so cute with high waist pants and skirts.

I really loved this thoughtful essay from a woman who does not want children.

Completely obsessed with these oversized raffia earrings.

This DIY Rosewater/Jasmine mist sounds verrry tempting to make… especially as I’m a huge fan of May Lindstrom.

How gorgeous is Cuyana’s new office space?

This (under $100!) black + white wrap dress will be on the blog soon but it’s amazing.

This pre-going out ritual sounds pretty great.

This little red jumpsuit is so fab – I am thinking of wearing it to my next party instead of a dress.

Love these stripes on Mackenzie – and can’t wait to hear how her safari goes!!!

Okay, J.Crew was really smart making this button down bodysuit – now your shirt will never come untucked.

Love this round-up of inspirational quotes.

The benefits of spending more time outside.

These sunglasses are so chic and they’re only $12!

Squash anxiety with this ninety second trick.

The prettiest ruffle top!

An easy tutorial for the classic chignon.

I LOVE my silk pillowcase – loved Meg’s thorough review of the Slip Pillowcase. (I have three of them and they are one of my go-to gifts!)

How fun is this whimsical bandana?

This outfit (and the backdrop) is positively dreamy on Jenn!

I neeeed to make this paleo pumpkin bread – looks so yummy!

The best transitional Fall coats.

Thinking about these boyfriend jeans – I love the higher rise.

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  1. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog:

    I read the post on nine dates in one week! Interesting share!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    9.16.17 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      I loved it!!! Have a great weekend, Charmaine!

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  2. Shannon Waisath:

    This is one of your best round ups to date! I’ve been trying to be more mindful of my phone time too. I often find myself in an Instagram black hole of scrolling.

    Checking out the street style roundup you posted NOW!


    9.17.17 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      aw good! So glad you liked it! xx

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  3. Elizabeth:

    Thank you for sharing Mandy’s one room challenge. Glad you love it as much as we do!

    We love that you are making the conscious effort of unplugging! I think we all need to make that effort.

    Love Lizzie at Waiting on Martha

    9.18.17 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      Thank you Elizabeth!! LOVE the office space. Have a great week ahead.

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