Weekend Reading, 8.15.20.

Weekend Reading 8.15.20

Happy weeeeekend. How was your week? This one flew by for me. We had Carly back on the podcast, I visited the studio of one of my most favorite artists, and I met one of my favorite people on Instagram! Last night I stayed in and found myself oddly transfixed by Selling Sunset on Netflix. I say “oddly” as I don’t really watch reality TV. I’m not above it, I just tend to prefer trashy books to trashy TV. But for some reason I loved this. I’m just going to blame it on my fascination with the beautiful homes and real estate.

Also, Justin Hartley’s divorce? Ugh WTF. I’m now way too invested. It’s definitely a fun distraction. I hope you have a great weekend – stay cool! ALSO I posted it late last night but Sephora is having a sale! It’s just a little one but get all the details in this post. XOXO

Weekend Reading 8.15.20

Helena’s dining room makeover looks so good. I love her taste. (I appreciated the realistic “before” photos too, ha!)

Love this pretty yellow maxi dress so much.

On self-doubt.

An affordable but still fancy beauty routine.

Bookmarked: comforting TV shows and movies.

I got these jadeite mixing bowls this week and love them so much.

My mom made these really pretty marble ring dishes this week. I’m impressed… and may give them a try too!

I obviously approve of this list: 20 books like Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries.

This set of masks is a good one.

This creamy, lemony pasta sounds so good. The ultimate comfort food.

LOVE this pretty light blue dress.

These mirrors are so cool. (I always love these object lessons!)

A fun roundup of chic bookshelves..

Luxe hand sanitizers.

This is a great deal on the NuFace.

A beginner’s guide to The Ordinary’s skincare.

This one is for the people pleasers: on learning to trust yourself.

Another gorgeous white eyelet dress. The navy is great too!

Everything to know about dry brushing. It’s so good for you!

I got this dress at the NSale. SO cute!

Oh great, being sad is bad for your skin!

Oh wow – this old house is so cool – I LOVE how it is decorated.

Love this little babydoll dress!

Loved this DC apartment tour. That bookshelf!

Take $75 off my beloved infrared blanket with code THESTRIPE75.

Loved Sai’s tips for planning out your week.

Finally, an inclusive clean foundation line. (I’ve been testing these and am impressed!)

Excited about all these new beauty launches.

I’ve had such good luck at Target this summer. Ordered this cream dressthis smocked mini dress in two colors and will report back!

Doing this the next time a guy wastes my time. 😉

Broke my heart – How much worse will it get for New York’s restaurants?

I need another eyelet top like a hole in the head but this one is great.

Tips for maximizing a small bedroom.

Another pretty H&M find. (Also: this nightgown dress is back in stock – but size down if you get it!)

Oooh: check out this Fall book preview.

Loved these simple but memorable cooking tips from Ina Garten.

Disapproving felines.

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Photo by Allie Provost.

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  1. I loved this weeks reads!
    I can totally relate to the people-pleaser article. I saved it for future reads.
    And that DC Apartment-dreamy

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  2. I always absolutely adore these round up posts, they are amazing!



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  3. Sounds like you had a great week – definitely more eventful than mine! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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  4. Selling Sunset has been one of my summer Netflix obsessions! I’m also looking forward to Million Dollar Beach House – another Netflix real estate reality TV show coming out later this month!

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  5. Denise Atwood:

    the little clay marbelized bowls look even better since I got a metallic paint stick!!

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  6. I’ve never been able to find the right foundation for my skin tone. They are always too yellow or too red for me. I am interested to see if Credo has a shade that works for me.

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  7. Val:

    Just felt compelled to say a friend recommended your blog a month ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’m 38 too and when I first went to your site I thought you were in your 20s. Your skin care is SPOT ON! The book recs, skin care, and podcast are wonderful. Thank you for your hard work and honesty, I’m sure it is not easy!

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  8. Alisande:

    Great round-up this week, Grace. I highly recommend The Last Flight by Julie Clark (on book list).

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  9. mimi:

    Thank you for the link to the comforting movies and TV shows. I really needed that!

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  10. Helen:

    I really like the masks in the set that you linked. Off to go buy some now that I’ve used up all of my medical masks!

    Where did you get the pampas grass (I think that’s what it is…) in the top photo? I love how they look on your nightstand!

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    • It was in my flower subscription to fox fodder farm. I didn’t request it but i’m obsessed!

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      • Helen:

        Thanks for the reply, Grace! I’m obsessed with them as well. Also, I’m excited to get my face masks. Thanks for linking such cute ones!

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