outfit details from above: Etsy face mask, BaubleBar earrings, Amazon sunglasses, dress from my upcoming collection (sign up to get updates here), Vince sneakers, Tory Burch purse.
Weekend Reading 5.30.20
Another week has come and gone and here we are, Saturday morning again. This weekend will be more of the same stuff as always: reading, walks, hanging out on the patio, stalking my Aerogarden for progress (I’m a little bit too obsessed with it), more reading, some wine, and family Facetime.
I have to be honest; I struggled putting this week’s list together as of course it is fun to link new recipes and shopping finds and all of the usual stuff I share here. And I know that’s why you come here – and this roundup is always my most popular post of the week. I’m still going to do that because that’s the purpose of this site: levity and community and fun feel-good stuff. That being said, most of what I am reading has to do with George Floyd and the Minnesota riots and I’m feeling so broken-hearted and sad for our world and the black community.
So before I get into this week’s usual, I wanted to share a few important reads. I’ve tried to curate the list to just a handful of really powerful reads as opposed to a longer, more overwhelming list. I donated to the Minnesota freedom fund yesterday and would encourage you to do the same if you are able, and a really easy free thing you can do is text “Floyd” to 55156 and sign the petition. It only takes a minute.
A few important reads:
- Becoming anti-racist needs to be the goal. (This is a great read, too.)
- How to be a better ally to black people.
- I ordered this book – it came recommended by many of you. White Fragility is on my list for after that.
Of course it’s weird to talk about something so serious and then transition into my usual content. This was intentional though; my weekend reading list is my most popular post of the week so I felt like including this messaging here in this post would be the best way to reach the most people, while still giving you those lighter things you come here for. I hope that makes sense!
Also unrelated but important: I requested an absentee ballot this week so that I can vote in the primaries without putting myself in harm’s way and it was incredibly easy.
Onto Weekend Reading 5.30.20
Liz’s turkey + feta meatball recipe sounds SO good.
The short story that inspired Normal People.
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the things I bought for my patio so I made a “patio things” section of my Amazon shop. But this is the turf rug I got – I love it, the quality is really really nice.
I’m so excited for Jenn and her upcoming collection of dresses.
This is such a pretty little striped dress. Easy and breezy!
I felt this big time this week: how to shift your mindset when you just… can’t.
I love the simple tassels on this tunic dress.
A great list of in-between sized fashion bloggers to follow.
Bookmarked this one: teen movies that are so bad, they’re GOOD.
I bought this lavender syrup this week:
Perfect for cocktails and fancy lattes!
I love the tiny rainbows on these juice glasses.
I love this tiny, pink apartment.
Easy, health(ier) cocktail recipes that look fancy and unhealthy.
This $55 midi dress looks designer. Love the off the shoulder ruffle!
This outdoor garden room is a dream!
This is the best, most delicious olive oil I’ve ever tried. They sent me a bottle to try and I didn’t know I could care about olive oil this way!
My mind is blown over freezer wine.
Our embroidered tie-dye sweatshirts came this week! (Becca + I got Bad on Paper on ours!!)
Kat has exquisite taste in home decor; loved seeing her favorite dishes + glassware.
This seersucker jacket is fantastic and an amazing price!
A great list of bingeable books!
Loved seeing the before & after of Jacey’s closet.
Dermatologists share their skincare routines.
This is one long, luxurious shower!
Influenced by Helena, I ordered this glass candle holder. I love the warm glow it creates and it’s much less expensive than the Diptyque one.
Mmmm these pasta recipes sound divine!