Hello! I’m back from a few days away in sunny California which was just the best. We spent three nights in La Quinta and Palm Springs (my friend’s friend let us stay at her beautiful home), and then a night in Santa Monica (I splurged on a room at The Proper which was absolutely amazing – it had been on my “hotel bucket list” a while, which has gotten rather long at this point after no recreational travel for 15 months!).
I’m going to have a blog post up this week or next with everything we did (and I’ll link my google doc with all the recommendations I got from YOU, thanks again). All in all it was such a fun little adventure! I’m back in Charleston for a bit (my next trip is in two weeks to see friends back in NYC) and am looking forward to a short but productive week.
PS – a late addition to the list: Loeffler Randall is having a sale! They don’t do this very often. These are like a kitten heel version of my fav gold mules, I love these, and what a cute lemon yellow gingham tote!
PPS – my dress above is 20% off with code Grace20
A Sale at Follain, An Addicting New Show, and Other Good Things.
Follain’s Spring Sale
The biggest news I have for you is that Follain is having their big sale – they only do these twice a year so now’s the time to stock up! It’s a quick one… started yesterday and ends tomorrow. You can take 15% off sitewide (with a few exclusions). I bought a fresh Tata resurfacing mask (my fav), the new RMS mascara (hearing really great things about it), and Follain’s hydrating mask (another holy grail). Two old favs and a new launch! I’m also curious about Tata’s new radiance mask and this calming balm so I may place a second order. If you are new to clean beauty I always recommend Follain’s private line as it’s affordable but really high quality. The eye cream is particularly great and a very good price.
Cruel Summer on Hulu
Right now, my three no-miss shows are Mare of Easttown (INCREDIBLE but we’ve already discussed that, multiple times, I feel boring!), Younger (this season isn’t good but I am watching it, hoping maybe somehow things will turn around), and this. My new friend Megan had posted about it to her Instagram stories and I was immediately intrigued… she described it as Pretty Little Liars meets another show I liked (sorry- can’t remember what). Add to that the Jessica Biel producer credit and I was of course intrigued.
A popular girl is abducted and then a less popular girl seemingly takes over her life. And then we learn that the less popular girl may have been at fault. It’s set on the same day every year for three years and is totally addicting. It’s a fun fluffy show and I have to tell you, I have no idea how it is going to end! Highly recommend if you want some good fluff TV.
Mary Katrantzou x Aqua
I was so excited to see Mary Katrantzou’s collaboration with Aqua at Bloomingdale’s! I’ve long admired her work (her prints are INCREDIBLE – her pieces are wearable works of art, in my opinion) but the prices of her dresses are seriously steep. The collection with Aqua has four signature prints (I love the butterflies, personally!) and even includes girls’ pieces if you have a daughter (or a niece!) you want to dress up with. Love love love… this dress is my favorite of the bunch.
They’re back! I love my gold birks so much and needed to let you know that a few places (more in the widget below but DSW has the best size range etc) have the gold birkenstocks back in stock. More on my favorite summer sandals in this post.
Glennon Doyle’s new podcast.
Have you tuned into Glennon Doyle’s new(ish – there are a few episodes) podcast, We Can Do Hard Things yet? I am a big fan of hers and have been listening along and am really enjoying it so far. I’ve listened to the first two episodes on anxiety and boundaries and found both to be really helpful. I will say that I did find it to be less upbeat than some of her other work (I have listened to a couple of her audiobooks) but I think that might be an editing thing.