Good morning friends! It has been quite a busy week over here! Even though I was definitely wiped yesterday (which was partially because of really bad allergy symptoms too. Damn you, rainstorms!), it’s been nice to have lots of work and appointments and excitement in my life again. Last Monday was a crazy busy content creation day followed by a date night to The Sill‘s new Chicago location and dinner at Ella Elli. Do not miss the brussels sprouts pizza there – OMG SO GOOD. On Tuesday, I went go see my hair guru, Jenna, and we figured out my wedding hair (eeee!). Then on Thursday, I had my refresher fitting for my wedding dress! Things are HAPPENING, people! Woooo! Now, let’s get to links…
Sunday Spotlights 51
I just got this yellow dress (pictured above) and I love how easy breezy it is. You have to wear nipple covers since it has an open back, but I don’t mind that. I also love that it’s not too crazy long on me! (I am wearing a size 0.)
Cannot stop thinking about this dress 😍
This article about American motherhood and why the birth rate is declining is so well written and really resonated with me. As a self employed woman with self employed (aka less than ideal) insurance, I relate to all of her reasoning in this article and more. Especially this line: “Our culture loves nothing more than to judge women for the choices they make, and then rejudge them if they make different choices.” Damn, if that isn’t the truth.
My mom had these peonies on her counter last weekend and I seriously thought they were real. They look SO GOOD in real life – and they won’t die like regular peonies!
My friend Ali and her Mom have been designing jewelry together for years, but they just launched RevelleJewelry.com so you can shop online! Congratulations, beauties!
My friend Morgan released a special version of his song Wonder with none other than SARA BAREILLES. Why yes, it has been on repeat in our house all week.
Did you hear that The Idea of You is finally going to be come a movie?! I’m not sure how I feel about Anne Hathaway starring, but I also loved the book so much that I will definitely see the movie no matter WHAT.
I recently got these Allbirds sneakers for my workouts and I LOVE THEM. Not only are they super comfortable, but I also feel good about supporting a sustainable company. You can also get a free pair of socks with code GRIN-SOCKS1-Q121 at checkout!
After SO many people told us that Bo Burnham reminds them of Adam, we finally watched his latest Netflix special, INSIDE. While I have a lot of thoughts about it as a whole, I can confirm that there were tons of moments when he reminded me of Adam, too. Also, the song about a white woman’s instagram 💀😂
In case you missed Britney Spears’ statement this week, you can read the whole transcript here. #FREEBRITNEY
I just got these shorts and they are SO comfortable for work from home days or casual weekends. They’re also 50% off right now!
This announcement, his donation, and the conversations that have happened as a result are going to help so many people, especially young kids. Happy Pride!