Friday Favorites

I was pretty convinced that it was Friday on Thursday this week, if that gives you any indication of my week! It really wasn’t that bad, just one of those weeks that felt like it dragged a little bit. Which is good, in a way, since I’m still in disbelief that it’s actually the end of August. But I’ve been trying to soak in the slowness where I can, and try really hard not to rush things. Patience is not my strong suit, but I’m trying.

On to this week’s favorites.

Jenna Lyons’s Wonderful Objects

I haven’t started watching the new reboot of Real Housewives of New York with Jenna Lyons in the cast yet, but it’s on my list. In the meantime, I did watch this video of Jenna Lyons’s apartment, where she shares some of her favorite things in her home. She has such a unique and personal sense of style – it was really fun to take a peek into her space.

Nell Diamond’s Office Hours

I love this interview of Nell Diamond, the Hill House Home / Nap Dress CEO. It’s really interesting to hear about the evolution of her brand, and how it started versus what it’s like now. I also liked her perspective of being inclusive and authentic rather than creating a fake air of exclusivity around the Nap Dress.

Rare Beauty Eyeshadow Sticks

When it comes to eyeshadows, I am an easier is better person. So eyeshadow sticks are one of my favorite things to use, because they’re pretty much foolproof. I love my Rare Beauty lip oils, so I’m going to have to check out the eyeshadow sticks, too! I love that they’re all metallic, too.

New Book Releases

I always love a list of book releases to look forward to! New York Magazine put together a list of some of the most anticipated books being released this fall. I’ve added quite a few of them to my own list to check out, especially Lauren Groff’s next novel.

Dating With a Disability

I love this piece by Akilah Cadet about what it’s like to date while disabled. There’s a lot to deal with – the right time to “disclose” your disability, other people’s perceptions of your worth, and honestly, your own perception of your worth, too. I love how Akilah shares her own experiences, and talks about having to reshape her own views of herself being undateable. It’s incredibly relatable.

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