happy WEEKEND! Last night I threw a big party to celebrate 10 years of blogging… so hopefully (I wrote this post in advance), it went well! My mom flew up from Charleston, my head of partnerships Kristin flew in from San Diego… and we celebrated in style with just a hundred of my closest pals (lol). This weekend I will probably lay pretty low! Whenever I have a big event (like a live show or party like this) I then go into introvert mode for a while. So I’ll probably be getting caught up on movies! Gravity blanket, Seamless.. what could be better!? Whatever you are up to, I hope it’s fab! xx
Weekend Reading | 1.25.20
A reader emailed me this article about caned wallpaper and WHOA. I love it so much.
Really love this cute little cardigan. Try buttoning it up and tucking into mom jeans.
Loved Jacey’s tips for maintaining a clean, organized closet.
Ask yourself these questions before quitting a job.
I bought this kind of ridiculous phone case and it’s the best $10 I’ve spent in a while.
Because they’re easy and less of a mess: 30 sheet pan dinners and desserts!
Oh I LOVE this emerald midi dress! (In plus sizes here!)
A very fancy skincare routine for a wedding (or other big life event!)
What a difference 30 minutes makes.
This pretty printed dress is a great price and would be fun with boots!
For when it’s cold but you still need to look good: 5 functional (but fashionable!) outfits.
The perfect chunky knit sweater.
These You inspired Valentine cards are everything.
Also on the Valentine’s Day front: these practically NSFW soaps!
Love this chic duster coat! (In plus sizes here.)
Don’t make this moisturizer mistake!
More Great Reads
The prettiest pearl statement earrings.
Totally agree with Krystal’s list of the best hotels in New York.
Loved learning more about Aidy Bryant.
I got this humidifier for my living room and it’s made such a difference with the dry winter heat.
I made Liz’s chicken tenders THREE TIMES this week. They’re so good with Frank’s + a little blue cheese dressing.
This puff sleeve sweater tee is the perfect updated basic.
Oh wow – the Rimowa x Dior collab!!!
How a perfume bottle’s design can impact it.
This pretty $28 kimono would be cute at home or out on the town (wear it like a cardigan).
This gorgeous pleated dress looks vintage. Love. In plus sizes here.
How to plan your points and miles strategy for the year!
Photography by Carter Fish.
Happy weekend, Grace! Sounds like you had an awesome party – congrats on ten years of blogging! ❤️✨
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Thank you Charmaine! Hope you had a great weekend!
I’m exactly the same when big events happen, I need to go on introvert mode for a while to recharge. And that phone case is so cute! If my phone wasn’t already too big to fit into all my jeans and coat’s pockets, I’d definitely give it a go haha Clothing brands should start making bigger pockets as phones grow bigger, honestly…
So glad I’m not the only one!!! xx
Happy weekend babe!
Lisa | lisaautumn.com
Happy Sunday! Your party (from IG at least) looked like so much fun and hopefully it showed you what an impact you make in small and big ways!
I am super excited to see Gramercy Park Hotel on the list of fave NYC hotels (staying there in 2 weeks). I also had no idea about oil to moisturizer and since I am dehydrated and dry this is a DUH moment and excited for tonight’s skin care routine and properly applying oil! 🙂
Always love your fashion finds, interesting reads and overall fun tid bits of info!
Hope you had a great weekend and enjoy Gramercy Park Hotel! It’s amazing!
Congrats on 10 years! It looked like a great party! Curious, can you expand on what your Head of Partnerships does? Is she just negotiating your brand contracts or is it something different? I love all the details Carly has shared about the behind the scenes. As someone who ONLY knows how to read and comment on things ;-). I find this world fascinating.
Yes, exactly that. Brands reach out to me if they want to do a sponsored post or partnership, and if I am interested in working with them I introduce them to Kristin. Kristin negotiates with the brand, reads through all my contracts to make sure they are kosher, and then (in many cases, not all) once contracts are signed, manages the back and forth, so I send her my drafts + creative ideas and then she passes them on to the brands.
This is a great roundup, from the skincare mistakes to the chicken tenders that I am adding to my cooking list! Also, that phone case is sooo good!
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Really glad you enjoyed it!
That phone case is … unbelievable haha
hahahaah I love it so much!