Weekend Reading, 6.22.24.

Weekend Reading 6.22.24
a scene from a very fun lunch! (source)

Happy Saturday. I hope you had a great week! I got back from LA on Wednesday morning and came straight into a few days of work things and events. So I am looking forward to a calm weekend. Last night I was supposed to get drinks after work but I was just too tired! I put on my sweats and started watching Becoming Karl Lagerfeld (Hulu). It’s really good so far! I have a birthday party tonight and a going away get-together on Sunday but I am counting on a few naps, reading at least one book, and catching up on sleep. Have the best weekend! xx

Weekend Reading, 6.22.24

35 books by Black women that should be on your shelf. (Marie Claire)

This is such a pretty under $200 sundress.

I love this gorgeous mid-century LA home. (Vogue)

Yikes. These influencers aren’t getting rich; they are barely getting by. Comments section is brutal. (WSJ, gift link)

This pretty paisley dress is at the top of my wish list.

Olivia Cooke can do it all! (Elle)

I ordered this very pretty Sezane top this week.

An interesting list: The Most Influential Podcasters Right Now. (Vulture)

A fun roundup of summer necklaces. (Hello Adams Family)

This crochet tank is an easy (non-sheer!) way to wear the trend.

How to tell if your wine has gone bad. (Food & Wine)

The easiest summer shorts.

I want to try this low-impact cardio workout. (Self)

This European road trip sounds like a fabulous idea. (Washington Post)

I just got this white linen tee and it is perfect.

The very best outdoor tableware. I was excited to contribute! (The Strategist)

This Madewell set is so chic: vest and pull on pants.

I am intrigued by the new goop mascara after reading this. (Elle)

This Milan home is chaotic maximalism in the best possible way. (NY Times, gift link)

This caftan has nightgown vibes in the best possible ways.

A cute, colorful, DIY-friendly home tour. (The Everygirl)

I can’t get this crazy dress out of my head. It’s fun, right?

The 15 best films to watch on a plane. (Time)

Black-owned home decor shops to know! (Clever)

I’ve been wearing this swingy shirt dress on repeat.

A Juneteenth inspired reading list. (Vulture)

I could not resist this dress; the details are so good!

A visual ode to Dries van Noten. (Vogue)

6 things to do to improve your memory! (Self)

I am a huge fan of this straw tote.

I’m super excited for The Lady in the Lake. The trailer looks good – disturbing. (W)

This little tunic dress is so cute and only $52.

I want to live in this cabin in Ecuador, wow – it’s like a tree house. (Apartment Therapy)

How gorgeous is this Maine home? I love all that green! (AD)

The prettiest vest top in this summer’s “it” color.

A really good round-up of linen pieces for summer. (W)

This midi dress is gorgeous for summer and comes in so many great colors!

How to have a more relaxing vacation. I found these tips really interesting! (Time)

How Gen-Z is transforming the dinner party. (Bon Appetit)

A very cute sundress for just under $100.

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  1. Val:

    Love this “weekend reading”. So much good stuff!

    6.22.24 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      Thank you!

      6.22.24 Reply
  2. Tina:

    Another great roundup— thank you, Grace! Can’t believe I’m saying this, but I am intrigued by the GOOP mascara now too! Maybe you could try it and report back, please.

    6.22.24 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      I ordered it! Will absolutely report back 🙂

      6.22.24 Reply
      • Molly:

        I’m here for the mascara too Grace!

        6.27.24 Reply
        • grace at the stripe:

          Mine just came! Excited to test it.

          6.28.24 Reply
  3. Lynn Caplen:

    I want everything but I need to save money now. Not sure if this is the place to put it but I saw an older movie last night with Meg Ryan and Mark Ruffalo called THE CUT. It was by a well known Director. Of course I forgot her name . It’s a murder mystery thriller. WARNING: There is nudity and foul language. There was something about it and how women are viewed even now by men and also scary and dreamlike that made it our kind of vibe. I think I know what you like in movies and books. I just googled it when I could not sleep. It’s on a strange network. Free. Let me know what you think? Can’t get it out of my head.

    6.22.24 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      Thank you for the rec! I will check it out!

      6.26.24 Reply
  4. Gray:

    Thank you for the gift links! I read a lot of stuff on Substack with tons of links. Mostly news.
    They NEVER have gift links.
    I do not have subscriptions to WSJ, NYT, or WAPO and it’s frustrating to constantly hit pay walls, after being sent there.
    So thanks….

    6.23.24 Reply
  5. Cy:

    A wonderful round up as usual Grace! I feel kind of bad for these “ Influencers “ , but also not surprised. You are obviously doing well and have worked long and hard at it and are established. I don’t think it’s right that this lie is being sold to so many young people. It’s like a get rich scheme. There are a handful of really successful, actors very well payed , but the majority do not fall into that category. It seems like these young people don’t realize they need to learn other options, trades or get an education. Social media makes it look easy and this is a shame. On a side note, did you read “ Remarkably bright creatures “ ? I know it’s been out for a while, but I just finished it and it’s so heartwarming!

    6.24.24 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      Thank you! I agree. I feel like the media/world makes influencing seem like this easy way to get rich quick when in fact it is a ton of work and something that most people (unless you are say, extraordinarily funny, beautiful, etc). have to be really strategic about. For the first five years I did this, I had a day job! And before even starting it.. worked in the corporate world for 8 years. I just worry that the younger generation sees this as a short cut, an way to make a lot of money without the hard work. I am rambling now but I could go on and on about this!

      6.26.24 Reply