Weekend Reading 5.8.21.

Weekend Reading 5.8.21.

Happy weekend. I have a friend visiting and we have quite a lot planned. We are going to a bunch of my favorite restaurants, seeing friends, and (I hope!) making a trip out to the beach. I’m ashamed to admit that I have been in Charleston a month and haven’t gotten to the beach yet. (Really need to get that driver’s license, ha!) This week was a busy one. I feel a mix of settled and unsettled. I have felt horribly behind on work but am making progress there. Slowly getting back on track.

We recorded a fun podcast episode about post vaccine life (dropping next Weds), and I had three different photo shoots. On the reading front, I’m still making my way through Opal & Nev. I was really struggling with it but once I hit part two, I picked up speed. Hoping to finish it today and start Malibu Rising... I’ve been saving that one and am so excited – Taylor Jenkins Reid is my absolute favorite. Whatever you’re up to, I hope it’s great! XO

Weekend Reading 5.8.21

This post really resonated for me: Why we are craving wholesome things in 2021.

I’m loving this oversized tee – so cozy. Size down!

Loved this essay from Jenn: things must end to begin again.

The best beach reads of 2021!

This bag from Staud is on its way to me – I’d been crushing on it for a while now!

I thought this piece about vaccine distribution was really interesting.

This printed top from Amazon is very cute a great price – I ordered it and will report back on the quality + fit!

Inside the world’s most beloved bookstores.

#disabledgirlsummer. I really appreciated this post from Heather and that she’s using her platform to do this.

Madewell has had great dresses lately and this little white dress is no exception.

The best skincare for your thirties (for all levels… beginner to advanced).

This body luminizer is really really pretty.

Love this roundup of yummy homemade salad dressings. (This is my personal go-to!)

Start planning a trip… the best new hotels, worldwide.

This is a very pretty red dress… for only $35!

This is always a popular request:

The best affordable, ethical fashion brands.

I got this coverup in the mail and it is so good. Looks like it’s some expensive linen thing you bought on vacation in Greece but no, its $25 from Amazon. Thinking about more colors… navy?

AHHH excited about the Game of Thrones prequel!

On surviving the retinoid uglies.

This rattan and rope bag is so chic and a great price.

How cat ladies became cool.

Love the graphic print on this sweet babydoll dress.

So interesting: now you can rent a car via uber!?

For your weekend viewing pleasure: the 40 best comedies on HBO Max right now.

Probably need these emerald green leopard (!) pajamas.

What a stunning, colorful Coral Gables home.

Been testing this Vitamin C moisturizer out and it’s amazing for brightening!

Loved this interview with Molly Baz. I am loving her new cookbook!

Movies to watch with your mom for Mother’s Day!

Still not over what these shoe risers have done for my closet.

Such exciting news for Succession, season 3. I love this show but it sounds like it’s about to get even better.

Maybe my new favorite summer shoes. The red is so fun.

Super interesting – inside the world of celebrity beauty brands.


Photography by Clay Austin.

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  1. Danielle:

    I adore these posts, thank you for sharing sweetie!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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  2. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog:

    Thanks for the links, have a great weekend! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    5.8.21 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      you’re so welcome, happy weekend!

      5.9.21 Reply
  3. Hena Tayeb:

    You look great.
    I have Malibu Rising on my TBR!
    We tried watching Succession but couldn’t get through the first season.

    5.8.21 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      Thank you! Have a happy Sunday!!

      5.9.21 Reply
  4. Loren Grace:

    Ooo I hope you are able to post a video/photo on instagram of that $25 coverup on! I have been looking for a white button down coverup but don’t want to spend $100 for something like that.

    5.10.21 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      I will try to do that sometime this week, or at least next time I go to the pool! XO

      5.12.21 Reply
  5. Helen:

    If only could plan a trip! I’m still not allowed to leave my country and we have had less Covid than almost anyone. It blows my mind that people are travelling internationally, or even thinking about it.

    5.10.21 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      I am so sorry. Things have gotten a lot better here as we get fully vaccinated and restrictions list. I bet things will start to open up for you soon. Sending love.

      5.12.21 Reply