Weekend Reading, 7.4.20.

Weekend Reading 7.4.20
shirt is from katie’s stitchfix collection!

Happy weekend. What are you up to? Mine is going to be very reading-centric, I think. I finished Lakewood by Megan Giddings last night (it’s going to haunt me – so good, but truly terrifying) and plan on reading at least one other book over the weekend… probably something light and fun to recover, perhaps The Heir Affair!! I stayed in last night with all the RAIN (this weather has been wild!) and am probably going to see my sister + her family at some point and grab (or order!) a lobster roll somewhere with Becca at some point. Otherwise, I actually have a lot of work to do. This would usually bum me out a little bit but it’s fun work. My mood board for collection #2 is due to Amazon on Monday morning – I am really excited about this! Whatever you’re up to, I hope it’s great. XOXO

Weekend Reading 7.4.20

On Thursday I posted the best sales happening right now but I left one out! Take 25% off sitewide at Nicola Bathie (her earrings are my FAV) with code july4. Ends tomorrow at midnight. I have and love these, and bought these with the discount.

This maple vanilla cashew cream sounds SO good!

20 books to read during quarantine.

Love the caramel hue of these sunglasses.

Great piece by Jasmine Guillory: as you read anti-racist books, don’t underestimate the power of Black fiction (agree with this SO MUCH).

I absolutely must make this rainbow bead necklace! Such a good (and EASY) DIY.

This (really affordable!) yellow eyelet dress is so cute. In plus sizes here.

These slow cooker chicken enchiladas sound amazing.

Such a good (breezy!) summer mini dress.

I’ve been following the @influencerpaygap instagram and loved learning more about the account. This industry is truly the wild, wild west!

On comfort movies.

My fav olive oil!

Started with this one and newly obsessed with the lemon one (so good over ricotta). And now they sell the gold spouts, too!

Loved Liz’s roundup of summer recipes.

This is a really good “dad shirt” at a great price!

What it’s like to be Black in publishing.

I read this article about why you should tip 50% when going out to eat. (I’ve been tipping 30% including alcohol and thought that was generous?) The comments section is pretty wild and made for a Friday afternoon rabbit hole.

Love the shape of this tiny rattan bag.

Oh my goodness I looooved this colorful home tour!

V into this (long!) hoodie. Ordered it in blue!

5 books about voter suppression.

How cool is this glass block house!?

The drop shoulder of this easy stripe tee is so good.

A beautiful essay from Roxane Gay.

I love this ($20!) beachy linen sweater.

These stretchy mesh leopard slides have been described as leggings for your feet and I’m intrigued!

Loved this summer reading list!

I received this candle as a gift and am newly addicted. It smells really, really good. Earthy and almost a little like tomato leaves and ginger.

For when you feel overwhelmed.

Another great ($25!) H&M find…. (BTW – this house dress in black AND tan came and I’m obsessed – just be sure to size down!)

Small kitchen design tips.

photo by Allie Provost.

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  1. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog:

    You are on fire with your books! I can’t even finish one in a year, much less one weekend! 😛

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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    • grace at the stripe:

      Haha thanks Charmaine, have a great weekend!

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  2. Shana:

    We’ve been tipping like 30-35% as well and thought we were being generous and helping out local but it’s always eye opening to see something from a 180 view, so interesting! Always enjoy the weekend reading 🙂

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    • grace at the stripe:

      It’s def interesting!!!! I am not sure how I feel. I understand the author’s intent but also think most people (we’re in a pandemic!) can’t afford to tip 50% on top of eating out. So I worry that sweeping statements like this are going to make people feel like they should stay home, when in fact supporting a restaurant and tipping 20% is better than not going out at all. I’m curious how others feel though, maybe my perspective is wrong.

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  3. Maggie:

    Love the article by Jasmine Guillory! If I’m being honest, consuming fiction written by Black authors is where I’ve put most of my focus in the past month or so, although I did read one non-fiction book, When They Call You a Terrorist by one of the co-founders of the Black Liver Matter movement, Patrisse Cullors (it was important & eye opening & heart-breaking). It was my turn to propose book choices for my book club for July and I made sure to only select options by Black authors (we generally read light beachy fiction, so I proposed The Wedding Date and With The Fire On High). One thing that I feel that Black authors do a great job at is including diverse characters (LGBTQA+) without it being a the focus of the book. I just finished Clap When You Land (LOVED IT) and can’t wait for the Bad on Paper book club episode next month about The Vanishing Half!

    Perhaps a minor typo in the description of books about voter suppression, it includes that the list is 50 books but I believe the 0 wandered in there on accident, as the article only lists 5. 🙂

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    • grace at the stripe:

      Yes, agree so much! I’m planning to read Patrisse’s book this month as my non-fiction book. And good catch with the typo, thank you!

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  4. Megan:

    Thanks Grace! Always look forward to this post and read it while I have my morning coffee every Saturday.

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    • grace at the stripe:

      Aw I’m so glad! Thank you Megan 🙂

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  5. Sarah M:

    I love the article on Black fiction – thank you for sharing it. I’m in the middle of Homegoing and it is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Also, I love that you’ve influenced Brightland to sell the spouts…the power of a great consumer insight! I had their olive oils for months and didn’t use them because I would inevitably pour out too much on my dish, dribble it all over the side, and end up making a mess trying to clean it all up 😉

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    • grace at the stripe:

      I’m so excited to read Homegoing! It’s top of my TBR pile – hoping to read it in one or two books!!!!

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  6. Patrick:

    Great post – love the design ideas for small kitchens. Even tiny kitchens can benefit from these simple tips!

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