Weekend Reading, 8.1.20.

Weekend Reading 8.1.20
Mark Cross bag (bought on The Real Real)

Hi! First of all, thank you SO MUCH for your comments on yesterday’s blog post. Truly. I read every single one of them (sometimes multiple times) and it really helped, having a bit of solidarity, seeing how others are feeling similarly. I usually try to reply to every comment here. To be totally honest, I don’t have the energy to do that but wanted to just say a big, very heartfelt thank you here and let you know how much I appreciate this community.

And just like that, we are into August. July felt very, very long. This is a weird measure of how long it felt but I was putting together my reading list (on the blog next Tuesday) and besides the fact that I read more books than I’ve ever read in a single month, it feels like the books I read at the beginning of the month were from 3 months ago! I was like WAIT – that was only a few weeks ago? It’s a little wild. This week was actually pretty busy with social plans (I went out to dinner twice!?) so I am looking forward to laying low at home this weekend besides a visit with my sister and my cousin and my niece today! I have a lot of good links to share with you today – I hope you enjoy them! XO

Weekend Reading 8.1.20

Maybe the most relatable article ever? Coronavirus is making us all socially awkward.

For those in New York: a soft serve map, how clever.

V. happy that one of my favorite overnight peels is available at Sephora.

Was so excited to see my friend Kellie in VOGUE!!!!! So cool and so deserved.

I totally drooled over this Greenwich Village townhouse. That wall of books (the ladder!) is the absolute dream.

Oh look! Target made a nightgown dress. This one is cute, too.

This is a really good (free!) closet decluttering hack.

How fun is this little shorts suit!? (Blazer and shorts) Love.

How to style colorful shoes.

On the nap dress phenomenon. (Do I need one?)

How fun are these gold + sea shell earrings?

The power of the daily walk. I completely agree.

I really love the sleeves of this pretty bodysuit.

I’m embarrassed to admit I didn’t know about the PAO symbol on beauty products. This is good information to know.

On creating a morning routine…

This cute embroidered midi dress is now 70% off.

Yup, definitely making this carbonara recipe.

Nordstrom just restocked the Vuori joggers.

(Read my review of them here!)

This essay from John Lewis is so powerful.

The dreamiest London townhouse. So much green!

Three cheers for my favorite silk face mask – it’s now available in ivory, so pretty. Use code BOP20 for 20% off!

This sweet older couple is probably going to be your new favorite Instagram account!

Julia’s collection with Amanda Lindroth turned out so well. They make me think of Harbour Island and The Dunmore. I’ve been thinking about these trays!

Three basic dishes to master.

7 ways to cook zucchini.

Oh I love everything about this puff sleeve dress!

All about the Crawdads movie. I’m excited!

The 35 best movies from the 2000’s (it does make you feel old!).

Love love love the color of this off the shoulder midi dress!

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Photo by Allie Provost.

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  1. I’m constantly inspired by your dedication to reading! I recently decluttered all my books, so I’m enthusiastic about reading again since I’ve cleaned out all the junk! 😀 Anyway, have a great weekend! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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    • Thanks Charmaine, hope you have a great weekend!

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    • Ah the daily walk! Couldn’t agree more. I used to run regularly but a few days before we went into lockdown here, actually ended up breaking down on a run and crying hysterically on a park bench (not my finest moment). I’m immunocompromised and I was just so scared! My mum suggested I try walking instead of running while I came to terms with the pandemic and it made such a huge difference. Months later I feel ready to run again (just signed up for an 11km in November so really better start up again soon!) But those walks kept me going during an incredibly hard time for my mental health better than anything.

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  2. Christina:

    Just ordered the nap dress and am SO excited about it

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  3. This was such a great blog post, I love the idea behind rounding up your week!


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  4. Christine Andrews:

    Grace, try GAP. Type in dreamwell to get some of the dresses in the line. They are adorable. I have both the crinkle dresses. I ordered a few items from Hill …. sent them back. Just could not justify the price/quality ratio.

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  5. Anne:

    Those nap dresses really remind me of Jennifer Love Hewitts wardrobe in the Ghost Whisperer – a show that I should be embarrassed to admit that I loved (for the wardrobe)….

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  6. Sharon:

    I love these posts! I also love walks, though it’s WAY too hot in Florida right now to do much outside without being covered in sweat….

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    • I am so glad to hear it. I know, walks have been hard here right now. So hot and humid. I have to wear workout clothes and come home and shower as if I’ve had a full workout!!!

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  7. Carolyn:

    Thank you for including the essay from John Lewis.

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  8. Tara:

    YES to daily walks! They improve my mood so much. Also I just saw that Vuori started selling ‘long’ joggers — I’m 5’9″ and have the regular length but am thinking of getting another color in the tall, which are prob a bit better for my height.

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    • OMG how did I not know that!!! Thanks for letting me know, def going to order a pair. (5’8 but still, will be nice to have full length!)

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  9. Kassie:

    Nearly cried when I clicked through the Julia Berolzheimer x Amanda Lindroth Collaboration link. The glassware version of a vacation. Remember vacations?

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