Weekend Reading, 8.14.21.

Weekend Reading 8.14.21

Happy weekend! (Hope yours involves a crisp, cold bottle of rosé?) I am in California til Monday night. I got here Thursday night and I am so happy to be here! And I cheated on Delta (I’m really really loyal, this is big) and took the JetBlue direct flight from Charleston to Los Angeles which was honestly such a treat. When you move to a smaller city you really come to appreciate those direct flights… they are few and far between. I don’t know if will keep doing this (I’ve worked hard for my Delta status 😉 ) but it sure was nice. Whatever you are up to, I hope it’s great… and enjoy this week’s links! Oh also: I am currently reading and enjoying this FUN and semi-spicy beach read – it has such a fun plot with a fake Hollywood romance turned real. XO

Weekend Reading, 8.14.21

The link between happiness and sense of humor.

I love the look of this oversized button down. It’s so cute tied!

The 100 best YA books of all time.

I am so thrilled for my friend Liz and her beautiful new business venture, Olive Lane! It looks amazing.

I love love love (and just ordered) this block print dress from Cleobella.

Great advice from Nikki Ogunnaike: Unfollow anyone that isn’t bringing you joy!

I received this plumping lip treatment in a press mailer and I think it’s my new favorite gloss. Makes lips look huge!

Kitchen essentials to bake almost anything!

I am really excited to try Necessaire’s latest launch.

I ordered this Amazon dress (in navy blue) this week. Love the high slit.

Vogue’s Fall reading list.

These cute leather sneakers just went on sale. A great price and would be great with dresses. I personally really like the blush color.

Carly had a great roundup of what to wear to work, depending on your office’s dress code.

The best air bnbs in the world – a big statement!

I have been hearing really good things about Kiehl’s brand new retinol… excited to try it.

Always a popular question:

How long to wait in between layering your skincare products.

This is such a pretty dressy top. Would be great with skinny pants for the office or with jeans and heels for a date. This one is great too.

MMM, peach pie!

How to be on your phone less!

This Free People midi dress is currently in my shopping cart… love!

“How does it feel to be one of the few Black people in your industry?” I enjoyed this interview with the author of The Other Black Girl.

This gingham dress from Amazon (I have the black) is such a favorite that I ordered the yellow one this week too.

Summer Squash recipes.

The 45 best movies of the 2000’s.

I ordered this tote (with a hand painted aqua monogram) and am so excited for it to get here!

How to stop people pleasing.

How fun is this rainbow sweater? It’s so happy, and a great price.

Look at this cute panda’s birthday party!

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photo by Hannah Turner-Harts.

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  1. Emily:

    Hi Grace,
    I read this piece this week, liked it a lot (including the comments), and thought you might too, based on what you’ve shared in the past:


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    • Katie:

      I loved this piece too! Everything AHP writes is so great and I loved this article as a whole… but the character description of Harriet has really stuck with me! I think AHP needs to write some contemporary western fiction.

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    • elizabeth:

      Thank you for sharing Anne Helen’s piece! I didn’t have a Harriet, but I am well on my way to being a Harriet, and reading this made me look at it in a more positive light.

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    • Thank you so much for sharing this!!!

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  2. I loved spending time clicking through these links sweetie!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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  3. Katie:

    I have the Amazon navy dress in green floral- bought on a whim and it’s super flattering and cute. No idea why the styling is so odd in the photo but hey that’s Amazon fast fashion listings I guess!

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    • Their photos can be so bad!! It’s always a gamble but it looks cute! Can’t wait for mine to come.

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  4. Grace I hate you! (Said with love, it’s more my wallet that hates you.) That tote is too perfect.

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