Weekend Reading.

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Happy weekend. How was your fourth of July? I’m heading to Cape Cod for the next 3 nights to spend some time with my parents… and the beach! I had really really wanted to go for the 4th but booked flights too late and it was just too expensive so I decided to go on a Saturday through Tuesday, which is kind of fun! Also, I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here yet but I’ve somehow wrangled my parents into moving to Charleston this winter! (Okay not a lot of wrangling was involved on my part, all I had to do was take them a few times and they love it just as much as I do.)

They bought a cute little place on John’s Island which is about 20 minutes away from the city and very close to one of my best friends who lives in West Ashley. I’m so, so excited about this change (Charleston is a lot easier to get to than the Cape and selfishly I have more friends there) but it’s also bittersweet as Cape Cod will always be home – I grew up there (in the same house/restaurant they just sold). So I’m trying to get home as much as I can this summer.

Weekend Reading:

This is sad news – leisure reading is at an all time low in America!

Very very obsessed with these tortoise earrings right now. They’re so chic, and extremely lightweight.

Totally agree with this piece on pinky-nude lipsticks. They’re my favorite right now and I want to try all of these.

This interview with Marisa Tomei was all over the place this week but I loved it – really inspiring.

The coziest cardigan for the office when the AC is cranked.

Becca talked about this article on the pod and it’s pretty great – beating burnout.

I definitely need this button front skirt.

Adulting is hard and so are adult friendships!!! Also: long distance friendships!

I love this morning routine.

How cute is this swingy gingham dress!? I love the color blocking.

Mackenzie is so cute in this casual outfit.

I love this classic top. I’d pair with big earrings and patterned shorts.

Should daytime sequins be a thing?

Makes me want to be a plant lady.

I ordered these wide leg pants. They look very cooling and will be fun with a crop top!

What to wear when it’s HOT.

Loeffler does it again – this feather clutch!

Loved reading Kat’s thoughts on diets.

I really want to try microblading. (But I’m scared!)

How gorgeous is this floral midi dress? Want.

An easy trick for no makeup makeup.

Love this pretty wrap top. (I’d wear with this skirt!)

Reasons to work out (that don’t include losing weight).

Simple networking don’ts.

This textured top is just SO pretty.

French pharmacy beauty.

Such a pretty, romantic wrap dress!

Great – you’re probably breathing all wrong! How to fix that.

Loved this interview with Joanna Coles – she’s amazing.

I am pretty sure I need this blouse in every color.

Erica’s SF staycation looked seriously dreamy.

What to watch on TV this summer.

I definitely need these lucite bangles.

Loved this minimalist skincare advice.

Breaking free from energy vampires.

Looks like Zimmermann but under $100.

How to cool down, FAST.

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  1. I think leisure reading is at an all-time low worldwide. It’s sad, but I guess that’s what happens with the computer being so convenient… I’m trying to read more myself too! (but I’m not that successful, haha)

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  2. Tracey says 7.7.18

    I love reading about people’s morning routines too but they are often so hard to relate to. It would be awesome to find one where the woman had to go to a corporate job in the morning. I would love a leisurely walk at 7:15! haha

  3. Alison says 7.7.18

    I read three books this week so I’m doing my part! But it can be very easy to get out of a reading habit, so I can understand the trend. One of the books I read was Sharp Objects in preparation for the HBO series and I am DEFINITELY here for Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, and a super creepy small town murder mystery. It’s going to be good.

    • Good work! I’m also very excited about Sharp Objects! Read the book a few years ago!

  4. Suze says 7.7.18

    Yes,yes to day sequins!!!! Heading to S.F. at some point so loved the city tips. Charleston- just make sure that you avoid Shep and the gang. Just tooooooo much drama. Happy Weekend!

  5. Megan says 7.7.18

    This was one of my favorite link round-ups! Lots of great articles and products! Added several items to my wishlist ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Katya says 7.7.18

    4th of July posts has been super noisy. I am sure your parents will be glad when you visit them. Your plans are awesome.

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  7. Microblading seems so permanent and thatโ€™s why it scares me. If you do try it, please do a review on it for the blog.

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  8. Lora says 7.9.18

    I had microblading done more than a year ago and I don’t regret it one bit. I fell victim to the overplucking of the 90’s and its beyond frustrating how they never grew back. I did find, however, that they blur after a few months. They look like true strokes of hair at the beginning, but then start to blur into your skin like a tattoo would. Kind of like an area with only brow powder. I thought at first maybe it was my tech, so I went to a different place about 10 months after my initial procedure and had it done again, to add more strokes and widen them a bit. Only to see them blur again. Maybe it’s my skin type, cause the pigment added to my arch just doesn’t want to stick around as a strong stroke for whatever reason. At any rate, I still love them, and it shaves so much time off my morning routine. As for the pain, it does hurt. Like a jagged blade dragging across your brow. Nothing intolerable though. I’d do it again and again ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Cy says 7.9.18

    I think it’s interesting that the article about reading, says it doesn’t having anything to do with tech. The evidence is all around us. People are constantly on their devices. I love to read and always have and come from a family of readers. In San Francisco all of our big chain books stores have closed, but the mom and pop bookstores are actually thriving! My dad’s girlfriend ( she’s 76) says she never reads anymore, but is constantly on FB. Sad. I wonder it it’s regional?

  10. Cy says 7.9.18

    I read before bed. It relaxes me and sometimes it’s the only time I have to reading.