Hey everyone and welcome to the link up. We’re here to chat about some fun random things we’re loving this week, so if you’re interested stay tuned because here it comes…
This week’s home tour is so so special. I mean if this ping pong/dining table doesn’t clue into how cool it is I don’t know what will. The masterminds of Workstead and Matiz Architecture & Design just did the most beautiful job. We don’t want to give anything away so go look now!
From Emily: Hilton Carter partnered with Target (two of my favorites) on a new faux plant line and FYI they’re ALL VERY GOOD. Good faux plants are hard to find, so if you want to be a plant person but can’t keep them alive… these are for you.
From Caitlin: It feels like everyone I know has asked me for a recommendation on a good weekender or carry-on bag over the past few weeks, so I just want to make a formal declaration that I live and die by this travel backpack. I got mine in 2018 and I have two anecdotes to illustrate how functional it is: it’s the only piece I brought when backpacking Europe one winter (cold) AND it’s the only thing I brought when doing MOH duty at a best friend’s wedding cross-country from my house (needed to bring everything I’ve ever seen just in case). I am VERY CONFIDENT in the Mary Poppins-like packing quality of this bag. You unzip it for the first time and you’re like “shoot, I’ve goofed, this can’t possibly fit that much” and then BOOM, you’ve suddenly packed a capsule wardrobe (or like, 2 weeks of summer clothes). I know hardshell suitcases and monogrammed duffels are cuter, but this thing is a workhorse that is super comfy to wear and it can be jammed under an airplane seat if necessary. People are always amazed that I can travel with one bag and I swear that it’s just because this one is SO GOOD. If you’re planning a little summer vacation and in need, this is your keep-forever, always-looks-brand-new backpack!!!
Also From Caitlin: AHHH! This mascara is also SO GOOD. I’ve always read about other folk’s holy grail makeup products and have just thought, “yeah, I mean, it’s all kinda the same on me,” but after a few months of using this one I have been CHANGED. This brush like…GRIPS??? And it’s perfectly shaped to get the inside lashes? And I really only need one coat? And there’s no clumping?!?! One billion stars from me.
From Ryann: Last week I went to the Glendale Galleria (Valley Girl anyone??) and walked into Zara not really expecting to find anything but feeling excited about shopping IRL again. Well, jokes on me because I found the perfect pair of shoes that I have been searching for, for months and even waited 45 minutes in line just to purchase them. These clogs are so cute and comfortable because of the platform and I wear them with everything. They are truly perfect for summer so if anyone wants to invite me to a summer soirée, this vaccinated gal is ready to strut her stuff.
From Jess: I’ve deemed this summer, THE SUMMER OF SLOUCHY PANTS. Look I still love my skinnies and my leggings, BUT the more I put on pants that let my legs breathe, the happier I am. Enter these $25 linen pants that actually feel like a vacation on my body! I was innocently making an early morning Target return when I stumbled upon them. They only had my size in the gray so I grabbed them to see if I liked them. Well, moments after I put them on, I ran to my computer to buy the tan ones. They are just the ultimate dress up or down pant that also feels like pajamas. FYI the models on the site are wearing them more fitted but I wanted a slouchier look so I went up a size which was a 12 for reference. They are still high enough waisted but are way roomier:)
Also From Jess: So I maybe didn’t just hit the clothing section of Target… I obviously took a gander in the home section too. And boy did I see some things I’m trying everything in my power not to impulse buy because I don’t have a place for them yet. But you might. So here if you need a beautiful oval mirror, a truly awesome moody painting, or the cutest round stone container you are in luck. Enjoy them for me!
From Mallory: I went to this cute little store in Malibu a while back called Glamifornia and met the nicest lady there who told me about this really cool tanning product…it’s basically an instant self-tanner oil that’s made with henna and I’m a HUGE fan. Now that it’s starting to feel like summer I’ve been using it A BUNCH. Basically my problem with regular self-tanner is that it smells bad and I never plan far enough in advance for when I wanna be tan. Insert this lovely lady where I can just slap it on anywhere I wanna pretend like I’m tan and voila! Plus it makes you not smell like a tanning addict, which is a plus.
Also From Mallory: You know when you’re at a salon and your hairstylist pulls out some magical smelling bottle of god knows what before blow drying your hair?? Well, I recently got my hair done (THANK GOD), and this time when that happened I took a photo of the product my hairstylist was using. HELLO HERE IT IS. THIS SMELLS AMAZING. I’m buying it and using it every single time I blow dry my hair now.
That’s it for this week! WE LOVE YOU ALL. xx