Hi from Cozumel, Mexico! Looks like the timing of our trip was pretty perfect, as it is absolutely freezing back home! (I hope you are all staying warm – don’t go outside!!) This trip has been a really fun one but also really relaxing which I definitely needed. Yesterday we spent most of the day snorkeling (we saw three incredible reefs – all very different and beautiful) and today we have a spa day. Like all of you though, I am heartbroken over what is going on in Aleppo (and have been unsure what to do to help). It’s hard to talk about my pretty trip when there’s truly horrible things happening on the other side of the world. My friend Hitha started Bridge2Act, a company that makes finding and donating to different charities. Right now they are working with the Karam Foundation to help children all over Syria. If you are able to, please donate here… no donation is too small!
How to be a better hostess.
Before you make any New Year’s resolutions, read this post about living kindly. It’s so so spot on… I agree with so much of what Kelly wrote but especially about how tiny changes can make a difference!
Need these turquoise drop earrings in my life.
One of the girls on this trip (Sarah – be prepared to fall in love with her Instagram account… it’s so dreamy!) is a former fashion photographer… now she runs an amazing project called Quest for Beauty – dedicated to challenging beauty standards + loving ourselves for who we are. It’s really inspiring.
Need this cashmere sweater in every color.
I loved these photos of Liz + her little family… so cute!
The sweetest little dress – I love the tie neck + the double layer hem.
These innovations made women’s lives easier in 2017. (Great to see so many start-ups I love featured!)
Thought Christine looked so chic in this classic outfit.
I’m late to the party here but I was blown away by Jacey’s holiday gift guide – it even has it’s own separate domain!
This faux leather jacket comes in 5 colors… + it’s under $100!
A cute holiday outfit idea (and hooray – it involves flats!!)
The most instagrammable places in NYC.
Loved the message of this: 7 things plus-sized women want you to know.
One of my favorite looks Hallie has ever posted – she looks so cute in stripes + plaid!
I brought these striped earrings to Mexico and just adore them… they make me want to dance!
Loved this outfit (and this lipstick!) on Mackenzie!
This cozy sweatshirt is such a fun throwback.
Last but not least – don’t forget to enter our fun holiday giveaway! The prize is valued at over $4,000 and we will announce the winner on Monday.
photo of me by Lydia Hudgens.
Excited about the links, especially the one on the most instagrammable places in NYC. I really, really hope I can visit next year!
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Aw, hope you can make the trip!! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! xo
Always love your links. Thanks especially for the info on the charity to help the children in Syria. Can I get the details on the sweater you’re wearing, so pretty!
Aw thanks Tracey!
My sweater is Vineyard Vines but I think it is sold out which is why I didn’t link it! Xo
Happy Weekend, Grace! Hope you have such a good time in Mexico…it’s GROSS here in the city!
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Thanks Dana! I’m on my way back and SO sad to head home to the cold… yuck! Hope you had a fun weekend anyway! xo
How to be a better hostess link is super informative. Especially since I”m hosting this weekend. 🙂
I’m so happy you found it helpful!!!! Annie’s blog is full of so much good info!
Thanks so much for including my post, friend! Hope you had the best time in Mexico!!
My pleasure, friend!!! (And, so sad to be back in this cold weather!!!) Xoxoxo
Love the most instagramable photos NYC!
Loved Kelly’s article living kindly and bookmarked it for future encouragement!
Have a great week, Grace!
Thanks, Tracy!!! I bookmarked Kelly’s article too. Hope you have a great start to the week. 🙂 xo