Weekend Reading.

weekend reading - The Stripe

Hello from Thailand! Oh my goodness – I can’t believe I’m actually here. But seriously so much drama. My flight was Wednesday night. On TUESDAY, I woke up to an email saying that my flight had been canceled. I nearly lost my mind. I had booked it through Kayak and then through a discount site through there so I had a panic that maybe I’d accidentally booked on a scam site. After several phone calls and emails it was resolved (it was a system glitch?) but what a panic! OH – and then, I went to get a passport photo taken (you need one to get a visa to Cambodia!) only to find out that you can’t take your pic in a white tee. I was about to just take it in my bra when a nice lady let me borrow her sweater.

So that was all silly and annoying but then real actual drama happened… Becca had a family emergency and had to back out of the trip. It sucks (she planned the whole thing and was supposed to go for a month) and I’m so sad for her – besides really missing her and wishing she was here. I’m making the best of it. I was terrified to go to Asia by myself but the trip is going well so far.

Weekend Reading:

Anthony Bourdain and the power of telling the truth.

Leave it to Loeffler Randall to give the net bag a seriously chic upgrade.

I loved this article about social media and how we aren’t our social media presence.

French beauty secrets.

I am so so excited about this beauty collaboration.

My favorite straw tote just went on sale!

Mindy Kaling’s commencement address… so good.

ZOMG this polka dot blazer is so fun – such a statement maker!

I loved this beauty minute feature. They’re always so good.

To those who love Younger (the TV show) as much as I do – this is really clever!

I’m obsessed with this heavenly (mermaid-y) body oil.

On making friends as an adult.

Completely obsessed with this blue and white maxi dress!

I love this simple jewelry trend.

I’ll take one of each please.

This is maybe the dress of my dreams? So gorgeous.

WOW – Julia looks amazing! Congrats on all your hard work, friend!

The sweetest summer slides.

Want to work in social media?

Read this first. So much truth.

Yum. I really like the looks of these healthy recipes.

I hate shopping for swimwear but LOVE this one.

This stained glass leaf DIY is so pretty – I want to make a few for my apartment!

I bought (and am obsessed with) this little leopard dress. It’s so versatile and the fit is fantastic.

Suuuper interesting – would you wash your face with sparkling water?

I loved this neutral look on Helena but yes, it’s hilarious that we’re wearing sweaters in June!

Really into this lightweight summer shirt dress.

Some (smart) things you need for summer.

Love these easy espadrilles.

Love Geri’s list of clean lipsticks for the girl who hates lipstick.

A simple trick to help you fall asleep.

Also: stop hitting snooze.

Very very into this little red dress.

Love these cute stripes on Jenn.

This oversized gingham wrap dress is a little preppier than I’d usually go for but I love it!

I am also always cold, so I loved Jacey’s summer layering guide.

I really loved Mackenzie’s pics from Versailles. Her outfit is super cute, too!

Another super cute kimono – at a really great price!

An unexpected destination for cute, under $100 summer bags.

Such a pretty floral maxi – looks way more expensive than it is!

Really loved Jess’s post about cutting down on waste at home.

photography by Trent Bailey.

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  1. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog:

    I really liked Carly’s post on making friends as an adult. No doubt it’s harder and harder to meet new people, and keep connections with them, as we age!

    Have a lovely weekend, Grace! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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    • grace at the stripe:

      thank you charmaine! x

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  2. Kristen:

    I traveled in Asia solo about five years ago, which was interesting as someone who is pretty introverted and loves being alone, but also likes being near people and having at least some daily interactions (I’m basically a house cat who wants to be near people but not sitting on their laps). I found cooking classes and cool tours (like bike tours) was a great way to get human interaction, do cool stuff, and scratch my introvert itch. Just a thought!

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    • grace at the stripe:

      haha i’m totally that same house cat 😉

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  3. Jackie:

    The link for French beauty secrets takes you to the social media article

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    • grace at the stripe:

      so sorry about that!

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  4. Colleen | Glossy Type:

    Good for you for still taking the trip by yourself! I hope you have fun 🙂 I’m planning to go to SE Asia by myself this winter!

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    • grace at the stripe:

      ahh that’s awesome! it’s amazing here! x

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  5. Jenn Lake:

    You got this, lady!!!

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    • grace at the stripe:

      thanks friend!

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  6. Meems:

    Wow. What a travel story before it even began! You are a strong person. Reminds me of the book, “She Persisted”. Hope you are enjoying your trip. Safe travels…:o)

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    • grace at the stripe:

      thank you so much meems 🙂 x

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  7. Cy:

    A fun list! Just FYI,the link for French beauty secrets sends you to the social media article. Hope you are enjoying your adventure!

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    • grace at the stripe:

      oops! sorry about that!

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