Weekend Reading | 12.8.18.


happy weekend!

We are off to Bedford this afternoon for my good friend Deirdre’s holiday party. She moved there from Charleston this fall and it’s been nice getting to see her + her family so much (and also having a little escape from the city). It’s just an hour away but feels so far away!!! This was a busy week but a definite highlight was seeing the second Harry Potter play with Merritt, who is in town from Dallas. I have been feeling a little exhausted (mostly just overwhelmed because of events and too many plans) so I stayed in last night which felt good. This time of year is always tricky to navigate with the abundance of parties, plans with friends, and family obligations… I need to be better at remembering to take time just for me! (Along those lines, here are some good holiday self-care tips!)

Anyway, enjoy this week’s links. The list got a little long but there were so many good things to share!

I always get asked to do a gift guide for the kids but it’s not really my wheelhouse. I loved this one – it’s full of beautifully made things… no junky plastic!

Weekend Reading | 12.8.18

Pretty ($45!!!) booties in my most favorite color.

Just when you think you couldn’t adore Jennifer Aniston more

How to be less self-critical.

Serious question, do I need these weird but awesome adult pajamas!? They’re in my cart!

OMG for my fellow Jasmine Guillory fans, this is excellent news!

Earrings that look v v expensive… but are only $18!

I love Meghan’s challenge to do more good deeds!

Do these stretches before bed!

Another ranking of all of Netflix’s holiday movies. This one made me actually LOL!

One of my favorite sweaters from last year is now on sale!

Lessons learned from a first adult relationship.

The best (non-toxic) products for chapped lips.

I ordered this striped turtleneck this week. Such a good basic.

The power of positive thinking!

Helllllo sequin bucket bag of my dreams!

How to meditate… everywhere.

I share this obsession with plaster walls.

I love the pops of chartreuse in this checked coat!

This Christmas survival guide definitely resonates with me right now.

Neeeed this snuggly coat in my life!

How to miss someone (when they aren’t really gone).

The best career advice books.

The perfect skimpy party top (I’d wear with a metallic or sequin skirt for NYE!)

How to work out in the morning.

Swingy rainbow stripes. Yes please!

Love these affordable decor suggestions for a first apartment.

How to get Mrs. Maisel’s (marvelous!) style.

All the Golden Globe nominees!

Definitely need these emerald green resin hoops.

This is a smart list of things to pack in your carry-on, some of which, I hadn’t thought of!

Loooove how Jenn styled her sequin skirt!

The coziest cropped turtleneck. (Pair it with high waisted flare denim or a midi skirt.)

Cold weather skincare tips.

Another good cozy sweater that I probably need.

Adding this list of documentaries to my watch list!

I loved Victoria’s thoughtful list of gifts.

Crushing on this geometric bag.

The best Christmas movies of all time, ranked. Do you agree?

How cool are these oversize iridescent hoop earrings!?

How to make your iPhone work for you! (Doing all of these things once I have a free minute!!)

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  1. Oh, how I’d love to see the Harry Potter plays! They don’t show where I live πŸ™ Perhaps when I travel overseas in the future! πŸ™‚

    Hope you have a great weekend, Grace! ❀️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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  2. Thank you so much for helping to spread the word about my kindness campaign, Grace!! So grateful <3 Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Julia:

    I LOVED the article on how to make your phone work for you!!! Thank you for sharing! It took about a half hour to read and do the steps but I feel so much better about being in control of my phone use now! πŸ™‚

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  4. Thanks so much for including my post, friend! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

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  5. MarciaMarciaMarcia:

    The cold weather skincare reminded me … I got the Weleda Skin Food Light, and it is fantastic! My face loves it (maybe even more than Embryolisse? That feels like blasphemy, and I love them both). I also ordered a bottle of hyalauronic acid (The Ordinary brand sells for only $12 on Amazon and is actually less sticky than other brands I’ve tried) and have added that to my winter routine. So many good reads in these links – I always look forward to starting my Monday morning off with your Weekend Reading!

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    • Oh good I am so glad to hear that! I LOVE SKIN FOOD. The body butter is also amazing, I featured it last week!

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      • MarciaMarciaMarcia:

        Just got the body butter this weekend and love it as well! πŸ™‚

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  6. Molly:

    Had to come back to this post because the phone article was amazing! Made these changes about two days and there is a noticeable difference. I feel much more in control now and omg no more badges!! Thanks for sharing!

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