Hi! How was your weekend? The trench + dress above are from my upcoming Amazon the Drop collection. It’s crazy how quickly we’ve moved here. We finalized the line last Tuesday afternoon and I had shoots Thursday, Friday, yesterday, and today to get it all ready for you. I’m really excited for this one. There will be more nightgown dresses but also a trench (above!), and some fun separates that all mix and match really well together.
This weekend was really just CALM, which is what I had wanted. It was a challenging week of work and I was absolutely gutted to learn of RBG’s passing on Friday. Kerry Washington put it best: “Her rest is earned. It is our turn to fight.” To cope, I put on a silly movie and took a very long bath. That kind of set the tone for the rest of the weekend. A little bit somber and very peaceful + quiet.
I devoured The Roommate in what felt like a matter of hours. I liked it but did not love it. We’ll talk about that more when I do my monthly reading list, but I would still recommend it, especially if you want something steamy and fun… a good distraction from everything happening in the world. Speaking of distractions, I have quite a few for you this week. I hope you enjoy this little list of good things.
This Week’s Good Things 9.21.20
Tie-dye has become the ubiquitous uniform of quarantine but I’m loving Quaranteeees (yes there are four e’s, I had to count!) because of their use of neutrals. I have a ton of bold, bright tie-dye but I’m really into this more understated color palette. The founder, Brianna Amoroso had some unforeseen career changes in NYC (thanks COVID), moved home to her parents’ house in New Jersey, and launched the brand to give herself a creative outlet AND make a little bit of a difference. They donate 10% of all proceeds to Operation Food Fight. I love the black reverse tie-dye and the biscotti marble tie-dye!
Fast Times at Ridgemont High Table-Read
Did you guys see this? This was one of my most favorite classic movies as a teen – can you believe it came out 38 years ago, in 1982! And wow the cast is incredible: Morgan Freeman (narrating, of course), Jennifer Aniston (and Brad Pitt), Julia Roberts, Henry Golding (such a crush), Jimmy Kimmel, and more! I died laughing seeing all my fav actors and actresses playing a bunch of high school students (and it was fun seeing so many big celebs all casual on Zoom). They did it to benefit CORE (founded by Sean Penn, the OG) and their COVID-19 relief efforts. If you watch and enjoy, text CORE to 707070 (or learn more here!)
Michelle Armas is an abstractionist painter based in Decatur, Georgia. I found out about her from my sister and quickly became obsessed. She’s a favorite follow on Instagram and there’s more of her work on her website and beautiful blog. I’ve really loved her recent totem paintings (and the colorful lucite frames she uses, too!). My sister has a few of her pieces and they are even more incredible in person. And even better yet, she sells her prints on Etsy which is amazing as not everyone can afford an original! Get ready to want them all.
Just before the pandemic hit, ROAM very generously offered to let me design one of their custom suitcases. ROAM makes beautiful luggage but the best part is that you can customize it to make your own perfect, one-of-a-kind suitcase, even choosing the colors of the zippers and wheels! I went with primary colors and love mine. I brought it up to the Finger Lakes with me last weekend (first real trip in ages) and it was perfect. Definitely would recommend if you are in the market for new luggage and want something fun! (If you need inspiration, check out their gallery for ideas.)
Dusen Dusen Newness
I LOVE Dusen Dusen. We’ve talked about them a bunch here but just love everything they do. Their towels are so much fun (I have a few of their hand towels in my bathroom). I of course love stripes but their take on stripes is just the best… fun, punchy, and colorful! The color palette on this towel in particular… SO SO good. Also, they just launched bathrobes! Love it all.
A Sale at Tory Burch
Tory Burch is doing her Fall event! Take 20% off orders of $200 or more, or 30% off orders of $500 or more with code FALL. Tory Sport has become one of my absolute favs for workout gear. They have so many good matching sets. I have been really proud of myself for getting all my workouts in this month and treated myself to this shibori sports bra and the matching leggings.
photo of me by Carter Fish.