Weekend Reading, 8.8.20.

Weekend Reading 8.8.20
lobster rolls and watermelon margs at Gilligan’s

How was your week? Mine was pretty good! I didn’t really do much, but isn’t that the norm these days? Work, walk, rinse, repeat. I will say that I had a few really nice long walks this week that definitely bolstered my mood. Honestly there’s nothing better than a nice long walk + some good music. (Right now I’ve been feeling a strange mix of Robyn, 90’s hip-hop, and Cher. Hey – it works, and puts me in a good mood!) I was going to visit my friends for a night in Westport but the hurricane knocked out their power. (Thinking of anyone who lost power!!!!)

This weekend I don’t have much planned. Tonight I’m going to a new seafood restaurant with Becca and my cousin Sarah. I’ll probably read a book or two. I instituted a “no sad books” rule for August (last month I read a lot of sadder books) and have been reading a lot of YA thrillers which has been rather delightful!

ALSO: before we get to the links I am thrilled to share that I will be moderating this panel with some of my absolute favorite authors. It’s free to attend and you can register here! CANNOT WAIT!

Weekend Reading 8.8.20

I bought this pearl bag for more than 2x the price on another site. It’s so pretty!!!!

A few pieces are available from my summer Amazon the Drop collection! Just scroll to the bottom, under “just a few left!”

How color can impact our mood and well-being.

Congrats to Chrissy and Danielle on launching 2 Black Girls!

Such a gorgeous summer caftan.

These fish tacos sound incredible.

Blair makes the case for sneakers and dresses. (I always look so frumpy when I try this!)

LOVE these simple, geometric gold earrings.

Very excited for this prep school murder mystery!

This is such a good (affordable!) utility jacket.

Loved seeing Kate Middleton wearing a mask.

How to give yourself an at-home facial.

The art of the nap.

I ordered this vote t-shirt this week because… duh!?

As one would expect: Wes Gordon’s apartment is an absolute dream.

After reading about it in Time Out, I really really want to go here. It looks amazing. Wait list for days.

The sweetest little peplum top (and it’s on sale!).

I only want to watch funny movies lately.

Here’s a list of the best comedies on Amazon Prime.

The most quarantine thing ever: a 5 pack of tie-dye masks. But seriously… they’re cute!

The best books to read before summer is over.

Ohhh, this is fun Lifetime movie news!!!!

Another extremely cute Target dress.

On healthy communication boundaries with friends.

LOVE this gorgeous Austin loft. Such a cool, creative space.

My absolute fav no makeup-makeup product for super dewy, radiant skin.

My favorite fabric face masks.

Cottagecore, explained.

Obsessed with these socks for hanging out at home. SO SOFT.

How to make your living room look bigger.

Whenever I get asked for affordable furniture recs, I recommend buying secondhand. This guide has several great resources.

These leopard sandals are the perfect mix of ugly and cute. (I already have these, otherwise would be all over them!)

Helena wrote a really beautiful essay about grief.

This top is the perfect solution for what to wear with skirts and dressier shorts.

I loved Jenn’s guide to Instagram reels! I still don’t have the feature yet but am def half excited/half dreading it. (Here is another article with more info!)

TikTok style influencers to follow!

On creating a cozy home…

Could not love these shorts more. They run true to size!

Loved this Bushwick apartment. So much color and just… interesting, cool stuff!

How to avoid chin acne (mascne!).

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  1. Hen:

    The images for that caftan were stolen from Emerson Fry’s website. They are an independent small business, and the Butterfly Caftan is their signature style. I am not faulting you, I just hate to see this keep happening to small companies, especially during these times.

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    • thank you so much for letting me know. I deleted the link and replaced it with a link to the emerson fry one.

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      • Hen:

        I am sincerely impressed with your action, thank you! I own a few of the Emerson Fry caftans and they are amazing. Higher price point than what you originally posted but so lovely and comfortable.

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  2. I’m glad you had a good week! Thanks for the links! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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  3. Mollie:

    That caftan is a direct rip-off of an ethically made Emerson Fry version: https://emersonfry.com/products/emerson-caftan-butterfly-organic

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    • Mollie:

      It looks like they even copied Emerson’s pics…not cool

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      • thank you so much for letting me know. I deleted the link and replaced it with a link to the emerson fry one.

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        • Mollie:

          Awesome! Thank you 🙂 And FWIW I have that caftan and it’s amazing.

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  4. Thanks Grace! Miss you!

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  5. Emily Yelencich:

    That target dress is so pretty! But calling it a “babydoll” is a bit of a stretch for those of us who remember the 90s! LOL!

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  6. Emily:

    Looking forward to the book talk. Exciting times. Also, thanks for sharing the taco recipe–looks amazing and I’m already planning on trying it out next week.

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  7. Megan:

    Thanks Grace! I look forward to these posts every week. Keep up the good work!

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  8. Stephanie:

    Great roundup! Thanks!

    Also, Everlane has a cute 5 pack of tie-dye facemasks for $25 if people are looking for a slightly different color palate than the ones above.

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  9. Joan:

    Shorts link redirected me back to Amazon.com?

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  10. Sabrina:

    NEW SHOW TO GET HOOKED ON ALERT!!!! (totally worth the ALL CAPS)

    Dr. Foster on Nextflix.

    One episode of this British show and you will be hooked.

    Also the rowing blazers playlist on Spotify give me life(the Quarentine one!)
    And the Spotify Good Vibes playlist! I wake up to “songs to sing in the shower”

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    • couldn’t agree more – I started watching it last week! It’s fantastic!!! And thank you for the music recs! 🙂

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  11. Such a wonderful way to round up your week, it is a pleasure to read!


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