Weekend Reading | 5.11.19.

Weekend Reading | 5.11.19.

happy weekend. I have a pretty busy one. Today is going to be a sad day – I have a memorial service today for my friend who passed away this winter. At the opposite end of the spectrum, tomorrow I’m having a party for no reason other than wanting to eat tacos and drink tequila with my favorite people. I really love entertaining and am making it a goal to have at least one spontaneous party a month this summer! This week was pretty busy. My friend Jackie was visiting from San Francisco so there was quite a bit of eating and drinking. Add to that a few more dinners and a black tie birthday party and the week flew by! Whatever you’re up to, I hope it’s great. Let’s hope for some sunshine (and eesh – so nervous for that second to last episode of Game of Thrones!!!)

Weekend Reading | 5.11.19

From last weekend: my home tour on NBC Open House is now live on Youtube.

Love these simple strappy slides!

How to ask for what you want.

Ten rules for being a creative.

Adore this simple button front dress (plus version here).

The trailer for Where’d You go Bernadette looks SO cute. Very excited about this one.

I’ve been wanting a pair of wooden hoop earrings and love this pair.

How do we feel about Reformation’s new shoe collection?

In hard hitting news: aperol spritz drama! (Read this and then this!)

This woven belt is fantastic – such a good way to update all my older summer dresses.

How your birth order may affect where you want to live. (I love this stuff!)

How did I not know about Margaux’s new sandals!? (Their shoes are like a soft hug for your feet – I have the leopard heels and Carly was raving about the sandals at brunch yesterday.)

What happens to your brain when you eat junk food.

On embracing aging.

The sweetest yellow sundress (comes in white too!)

Loved Jess’s white jeans tips.

This jumpsuit is so chic, only $55, and truly inclusive (comes in size XXS – 4X!)

This article got shared in our secret Facebook group and I loved it – makes you really think twice about all those impulse purchases.

A thorough list of safe sunscreens.

Love this fruit striped button down (plus version here)

Loved this meal prep inspiration.

My go-to for tired, dehydrated skin.

Definitely making this healthy chopped salad – it looks so good!

This head to toe body treatment sounds really interesting!

What advice would you give your younger self? Love this question.

Obsessed with the giant bow on this top. It’s somehow both practical and a little crazy.

Gorgeous brunch inspiration.

How to quiet your mind when your brain won’t stop going.

Completely, utterly, OBSESSED with this glow serum. (More to come on the blog this week.)

Fun under $100 shopping finds.

Found my ideal beach bag (love the sunny color and that it’s neoprene!!!)

I need to try all of these long lasting beauty products.

Krystal always discovers the best new brands.

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  1. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog:

    A little bit of sadness, a little bit of happiness. Hope you have an enjoyable weekend full of meaning, Grace! 🙂 Thank you for the links! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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    • grace at the stripe:

      Thank you Charmaine. xx

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  2. Lisa Autumn:

    Happy weekend lovely!

    x Lisa

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  3. Cynthia:

    Loved that list of Long Lasting Beauty Products. Now, give us your review on those prod please. Some look interesting. I use Sunday Riley Good Genes everyday, so can I use the A313 cream at night? Or is that too much of something?
    Thanks for your help.

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    • grace at the stripe:

      Hey Cynthia,
      I am not familiar with the A313 cream so can’t speak personally to it but it looks like it’s an acid (and so is Good Genes) so I personally would not use both at the same time.

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