Weekend Reading | 4.20.19.

Weekend Reading | 4.20.19

I’m back home and so happy to not leave for a while. I will say that I always get a little sad when I leave LA (it’s one of my fav cities and I don’t go enough!!!) but have a lot going on with work so had to come right back. My trip was so much fun and man, I love California (I always say I would totally live there if my whole family weren’t mostly on the East Coast). I managed to squeeze in some friend time, made so many amazing new friends at the #SephoraSquad launch event, and obviously you can’t beat that SUNSHINE!

This weekend I am decompressing. I have a bunch of work to get done and brunch with a few friends… but also some planned/forced relaxation! Happy Passover, and Happy Easter, (if you celebrate either)! PS – we will be announcing our live show dates next week and I AM SO EXCITED.

Weekend Reading | 4.20.19

OMG – this is epic: Ben Affleck as Dunkin Donuts beverages.

For those who asked for a more affordable alternative to the robe in Monday’s post – it’s hard as it’s such a special and unique piece: I love this one, you could wear this dress open, and this sheer plus version is really gorgeous.

Loved and really related to Jess’s post about being an introvert and still being successful.

Six tips for writing more effective to-do lists!

These amazing rainbow sandals are in my cart right now. I almost always regret buying colorful shoes so am really torn… but I have these in gold and they’re so comfy. What do we think!?

I loved this color combo (a few different shades of blue with a pop of red) on Jenn.

How to be single.

If you watched my instagram stories yesterday you know that this is my new favorite mascara.

The beauty of private Facebook groups! (you should totally join The Stripe + Bad on Paper groups, BTW!)

LOVE a good statement skirt.

This cute midi dress just went on sale. Comes in plus sizes too!

So excited for Anna and her new line. I can’t wait til it’s ready to shop!

I’ve gotta stop buying statement earrings but how good are these chiffon drops!? Love.

Congrats to Mackenzie and Will!

From my mom, who is always looking out for us! The updated dirty dozen and clean fifteen (which produce to avoid/buy)

Also from my mom – eeesh… ten items you didn’t know contained plastic.

I ordered + am really excited to read Pete Buttigieg’s book – have you read it?

My best tips for a long flight.

I was SO mad when this Gal Meets Glam dress sold out last year at launch. Really glad they brought it back – I ordered my size (goes up to a 20!) this week. I love the pink one too!

How the hell are those Steve Madden platform slides back!? ALSO THIS ARTICLE WAS EXTREMELY TRIGGERING.

Loved this post about maintaining your friendships as an adult. Having been on the other side of it (watching so many of my friends have babies), it gave me a little empathy.

Speaking of empathy: things I googled this week: empathy vs. sympathy.

You might remember this dress from my vacation but just wanted to remind you of its greatness. And that it comes in plus sizes. It’s surprisingly (for this brand!) true to size – I took a medium and it fits perfectly.

A really thorough post about microblading – I’m dying to try it.

Loved perusing Time’s list of the 100 most influential people.

Yellow becomes my favorite color this time of year so naturally I need this dress.

This came in perfectly handy this week (I was at the Sephora Squad launch party where I knew NO ONE)! The best icebreakers.

Love the subtle rainbow border on this tank!

I really liked reading Krystal’s celery juice post.

Secrets from people who always smell good!

The tortoise handle on this bag makes it feel so unique and special.

The things you should invest in, in your thirties. (I would add a good skincare routine!)

In LOVE with these braided slides!

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  1. Thanks for including me, friend! So sweet of you!

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  2. Mollye:

    Grace, haha those Steve Madden slides are giving me triggers too! I also can’t deal with overalls being back in! Great posts this week!

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  3. Jane:

    I ordered these this week and they are so cute! Definitely less of an investment for a rainbow-is shoe. https://www.target.com/p/women-s-laila-strappy-slide-sandals-a-new-day-153/-/A-54229895?preselect=54168670#lnk=sametab
    Plus you can get a second pair half off, so I picked up these, too. Love them.

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  4. Happy Easter, Grace! Glad to hear you had a good time in LA! Hope you have a great long weekend! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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  5. Nicole M.:

    Grace! I GASPED when I read that the Kush mascara might be your new favorite. More so than the Chantecaille?! This is my second day wearing Chantecaille and I absolutely LOVE it! Sadly, the Milk Kush mascara didn’t work well for me when I tried it last year. It flaked a ton!

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    • I guess I should have clarified – new fav for everyday! To replace lash slick! Chantecaille is still my fav for a big night.
      It didn’t flake on me at all but a few people DM’d me to say it did for them.

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  6. Elizabeth:

    Hi Grace! Such a good round-up this week! I’m kind of obsessed with that Reformation dress – you looked so cute in it in your vacation pics! And i loved that you linked to your old post about being single. I’m newly single as of a couple weeks ago and it’s been rough. This post was a good reminder that being single is ok! I close on a house in a week (!!!) and I’m so ready for a good project and to start the next stage of life. Have a good rest of your weekend! Xoxo Elizabeth

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  7. Lisa Autumn:

    Happy weekend lovely!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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