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Spring Silk with Grana

As a kid, I remember my mom’s silk blouse. It was the essence of femininity and the fancy piece she afforded herself in an otherwise simple wardrobe. With flowy sleeves and pearlized buttons, she only wore it for the most special of occasions. Whether it was date nights or weddings, this piece made it’s appearance when mom needed a break from being mom and wanted to express beauty unlike any other. As I aged, I learned that silk processing has come a long way from the blouse that once lived in my mom’s closet. A perfect basic for ripped skinnies, a flowy tank for date nights, or a summer dress paired with a simple sandal. Silk has stayed premium and luxurious, while more accessible to the public. Today we’re teaming up with our friends at Grana as we style our favorite silk dress for the spring.

Keep reading for the full look after the jump!

When it comes to summer we love to keep looks simple, classic, and put together. This piece does it well with well thought out editorial basics. With the touches of gold in our favorite minimal gold jewelry, a lace up sandal, and nude lip, this look is perfect for summer and can be elevated for the office or a bit more laid back for a bonfire by the lake. (Around here, our day can span both pretty easily.)

Sandals from Madewell
Watch from Cluse
Jewelry from Hadley Frances
Dress from Grana
Lipstick Stain from Tarte in Birthday Suit

For our readers: Grana is generously offering anyone 10% off their first purchase using this link. Give your summer wardrobe a quick update and treat yourself.

This post was sponsored by our friends at Grana. Thank you for continuing to support brands that support Glisten and Grace.



Soak and Swim: 2017 Swim Picks

Summer is almost upon us. This Sunday NorCal will hit triple digits. You will find me at the lake or by the pool. For most of us, we live in our swimsuits when it comes to summertime and while I used to think one pieces were the norm; however, when it comes to life in NorCal it’s hot, hot, hot. Two pieces have become a necessity to prevent heat stroke. (That’s all too real when kayaking on the lake under midday sun.) I’ve moved away from sets and have added variety to my collection by choosing different tops. It’s a great way to add a fresh piece and look without spending loads of money.

Last year I purchased these bottoms from Albion Fit and absolutely love them. With being high waisted and full coverage, there’s a lot more grace whether houseboating on the lake, hiking up waterfalls, or hoping in and out of a kayak. When it comes to swimwear, I’m a firm believer that things should stay put. Because I love these bottoms so much, I’ve paired three tops that will go with this basic.

Keep reading for our swim picks for 2017. Perfect for soaking in the sun and swimming in the surf!

soak-and-swim-2017-picks Lace Navy Bikini from Modcloth |Mesh Tankini from Modcloth |Mint Polka Dot Tankini from Modcloth |  Black High Waisted Bottoms from Albion Fit | Tribal High Neck Top  from Target| Black Macrame High Neck Top from Target | Weekender Crop Top from Albion Fit

What are you summer swim essentials?

We’d love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below.

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Our Summer Essentials for Her

With May in full force, we’re starting to have weather reach the triple digits. Needless to say it’s hot, really hot. This weather will last through September. I’m always on the lookout for breezy and light pieces to refresh my summer wardrobe. Over the past few years, I’ve decided to traded in fast fashion for investment pieces that are higher quality in nature. It’s a less is more approach.  We can’t tell you how excited we are to find brands that are using a transparent and ethically sourced approach. These pieces are stunningly beautiful, have affordable price points, and will be the perfect addition to your summer capsule wardrobe.

Keep reading for our summer essentials after the jump!

summer essentials for her 2 Sources: Street Sandal from EverlaneSilk V-Neck Dress from Everlane | Clutch from Nisolo
Linen Muscle Tank from Everlane | Off the Shoulder Top from Madewell
Loose Denim Shorts from Grana| Steve Madden Booties
Nani Earrings from Hadley Frances Jewelry

As an exclusive bonus for our readers: Use this link to shop Nisolo products and get $25 off your first purchase.

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Let It Be the Weekend with Grana

When it comes to the weekend, I always get a bit more excited. It’s the days that have breathing room, the moments to embrace the fresh early summer days, and to the ability to enjoy all that comes with a more relaxed pace. Whether enjoying a good book, a cup of coffee with friends, or going for a hike, we discover the beauty of pressing pause. For me this weekend will be full as I finish out school next week. It’s been a marathon and is one worth celebrating as the end is in sight.

This week has been a full one. One with ebbs and flows. I’ve embraced the hot (and I do mean hot) temperatures that Redding summer brings. I’ve found the sunshine and the freckles have completely popped on my shoulder unlike ever before. There’s been inevitable transition that comes with the month of May and I’m sure I’ll continue to process that as time moves on, but until then we’re embracing the lasts that come with the season.

Here are a few things we’ve been loving on the Internet lately:

– Abstract Documentary on Netflix. We shared a quote from this docuseries on Monday and are rewatching it. It keeps us inspired and ideas fresh.

– We’ve been looking at properties for a while and am saving to purchase my own little fixer upper. Scandinavian modern design is our absolute favorite and we can’t stop pinning items to this board.

– With May brings Derby and this weekend, more than ever, I’m missing the energy of my hometown. To celebrate we’re thinking about making this stunning gluten-free Derby pie.

-We absolutely love nachos. They are our favorite. With some fresh blue corn chips and homemade salsa, we couldn’t love this snack any more. Lately we’ve been trying out variations. The sweet potato nachos from the Whole Food Diary are a game changer, as are the apple nachos from a local shop. (We’ll be making some of these this weekend.

– For those of you who won’t be at Derby parties this weekend, happy Cinco de Mayo to you. Here’s a few of our favorite mexican recipes to celebrate. We love the blood orange margarita, peach margarita, and shrimp ceviche dip.

-There’s something about Darling magazine. We think they’re brilliant. From their writing to the way they express their core values, we love their blog posts and this one articulated a subject I’ve processed through over the years. Rejection. We all face it, but how do you deal with it? Go read this article. It just might change your life.

-The perfect pair of silk PJs. There’s something about a great pair of pajamas and we love the way these fit from Grana. They have ease, while being simple, ethically sourced, and elegant. We hope you find a favorite pair here as well.

-Want an extra something special for springtime that’s ethically sourced fashion? Grana is offering 15% off this weekend. We recommend the linen tee and turkish denim. They’re classic pieces you’ll wear again and again. That and they’re stunningly beautiful. Get shopping here.

Just in case you missed it: Monday Words, Honey Lavender Latte, Honey Lavender Bourbon Ale, and Mother’s Day Gift Guide with Amara

Have an amazing weekend everyone!

This post was sponsored by our friends at Grana. All thoughts and opinions are our own.  Thank you for continuing to support the brands that support Glisten and Grace.


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Let’s Go with Grana

As the temperatures have increased and the rain has finally subsided, we took the weekend to go on a few adventures. When it comes to adventures, it is something we have neglected in the rhythm of our life, but something our heart desperately needs. Rather than the big trip (yes Australia we really miss you already) or a road trip, we headed to the local lake to do a few hikes. We headed to Brandy Creek falls. With our recent winter and spring rains, this hike was amazing and far more exciting than in years past.

Keep reading for all the details after the jump!

There are some basic essentials we have for every hike. Here’s a peek inside our bag.

Sunscreen from Arbonne | Modern Commuter Backback from Everlane | Hydroflask | RxBar  National Park Pass | Warby Parker Sunglasses | Canon 6D with 50 mm lens | ONA Strap

We committed to a 3 mile hike along the creek and riverbed. When it comes to hiking and local adventures, I love to find pieces that work with my life and look amazing. When Grana announced the release of their Move activewear line, I was ecstatic. Like all Grana products, they are ethically sourced fabrics and transparent in their making process. To mix things up, I went with the legging and racerfront crop top in this spring’s on trend color Port. Upon arrival they were paired with a bag to place any dirty items from the gym. Since then, these pieces have stayed pristine in the context of a gym, but they are meant to be used right? We hit the trail and got moving. To stay a bit warmer, I layered a basic gray tank on top and completed the look with our favorite pair of Nike’s.

Later this week, we’re headed to a few more challenging hikes and getting our kayak out on the lake.

Make sure to head to Grana and receive an exclusive 10% off your first order. (A little gift from me to you, my dear readers.)

What are some of your favorite pieces to wear when going adventuring? Anything you swear by?

This post was sponsored by Grana. Thank you for continuing to support brands that support Glisten and Grace.