Weekend Reading, 11.7.20.

Weekend Reading 11.7.20

OK… How are you? No but really… HOW ARE YOU? This week was just… a lot… for all of us and I know I felt really overwhelmed and on edge and just cranky and awful. I was not sleeping very well and had to really slow down with work stuff and be calm. So if you are feeling those things, please know that you aren’t alone. I loved this piece in Vogue so so much and wanted to echo it: please take care of yourself, get enough rest, limit your media intake, all those things. I’m talking to myself here, too! (And for more on that, I also really loved these seven free ways to practice self-care from Essence.)

I’m planning to be mostly off my phone this weekend and the only TV I will be watching will be Netflix! I started watching The Queen’s Gambit last night and am really enjoying it so far… have you watched it???

Weekend Reading 11.7.20

Love these simple, elegant DIY pearl daisy chain necklaces. Erica is so creative.

One of my fav Tanya Taylor dresses… on sale!

This Ulla Johnson look-alike blouse just got marked down even more and I think I need it? Yay or nay?

Are you stress-baking? Here are some yum sounding recipes with 5 ingredients or less.

8 posture correctors to help you stop slouching.

This bath tray has been getting a lot of use this week. Truly the best way to upgrade your tub to a spa-like experience!!!

Wonderful journal prompts!

The BEST gold eye masks, now in a big multi-pack. I am obsessed with these.

Chipotle tomato soup with smoked cheddar pull-apart bread – wow, now thaaaaat’s what I want to eat right now!

On alcohol and anxiety.

This cable turtleneck is classic and so pretty and a great price!

Oh I can already tell I’m going to love this new TV show.

My fav cozy henley.

Found via Claire & Erica, oh how I love this light switch project! Feels very Dusen Dusen.

On bringing novelty back into our lives.

I got a GloPRO!

I bought mine during the Sephora sale and it’s GLITTERY. Will be doing a full review soonish, but first impressions are very positive… it really helps my serums and creams to better absorb.

Creative gift wrap ideas.

A facial massage to ease tension.

Oh I love this space dyed pullover!!!

Need to calm down? Check out these videos… cute animals, landscapes, and nature.

This simple puff sleeve dress is so pretty. I love the holiday red. Also, this leopard blouse!

OMG we all need this: 10 soothing things to ease anxiety.

The ancient and healing ritual of baths.

Remember my hunt for great everyday (not workout) leggings? These are AMAZING. New favs!

Why sleeping on your stomach is the worst. Ugh.

This inexpensive fleece tunic (you know I LOVE a tunic) looks so cozy.

This colorful Harlem apartment is THE DREAM… definitely sparks joy.

The case AGAINST multi-tasking.

This coconut milk bath is just everything… leaves skin soft, silky, and feeling so good. I bought two more jars during the Sephora sale.

So many celebrity memoirs are coming out this month.

Love the look of this cozy zip-up fleece pullover, and it’s under $100.

Bookmarked this one: 51 ways to de-stress, calm down, and feel less lonely.


photography by Carter Fish.

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  1. I can only imagine how crazy this week has been for you in the US! Have a rest this weekend! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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  2. E:

    Nay on the blouse, you have so many nice ones (or did? Sea ?) that suit this purpose save that 20 bucks towards a classic well made something else.
    Happy Saturday, thank you for posting on saturdays!

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    • Mae:

      Something can’t be well made if it’s lower cost? Not true! Buy the blouse Grace! You influenced me 😉

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  3. Bryn:

    Love the diy daisy necklace. May to attempt to make it during Thanksgiving week. Thanks for the rec!

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  4. Mackenzie:

    Grace, I am feeling RELIEVED (JOE BIDEN!!), but also utterly exhausted. I am hoping to get lots of relaxation in this weekend. I am also planning on decorating for Christmas because the holidays make me happy, so the earlier the better. I watched Holidate on Netflix. It was really cute! I hope you are doing well and having a good weekend!

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  5. Kristen:

    Simply thank you for this space… your sharing and being light and also real place for community. It all feels significantly better on this Sunday morning.

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  6. Briana:

    The Queen’s Gambit was the best!! I couldn’t stop watching and have already finished. Can’t wait to hear what you think!

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