Happy Sunday folks. It’s been a VERY hot week so we hope that this weekend you were able to find some ways to cool off and enjoy a little bit of summer. We also hope that you enjoy this week’s link up:) Let’s jump right in…
From Emily: These are my favorite (and affordable) flip flops ever. Not sure why they are more comfortable and durable than others, but I guess it must be the fit in between the toes that is small enough that it just feels more comfortable than most. I love the rose gold color.
From Caitlin: I’ve spent the past 4 months in pants with a stretchy waistband and I don’t think I can ever go back to wearing anything with a zipper or a button. I NEED TO BE COMFY…but it’s hot out now and I don’t think I can handle sweating in leggings anymore, so I grabbed two pairs of loose shorts last weekend. My verdict is in: I’M OBSESSED WITH BOTH OF THEM. First off, I got these linen-blend shorts with cute pockets that are truly a goldilocks length (not too short, not too long) and then these high-waisted pull-on shorts in a cheery rainbow stripe. They both feel like pajamas but they LOOK like I’m trying, which is really all that matters. They’re also at the perfect rise where they don’t rub and then get bunched up near my crotch (y’all, sorry to write this in all my shorts reviews, but there’s NOTHING more annoying than pulling shorts back down!!!) and I’m just in love with them. They’re both under $50 and come in a range of sizes and WOW, I hate wearing shorts so you know these are good!!!
If you love modern design and some outdoor content, look no further than Erin from Apartment 34’s newly renovated backyard. It’s so beautiful and her cedar soaking tub is what dreams are made of.
From Sara: If you love spending time sporting in the outdoors, then you’ll know the equipment needed can get expensive fast. Access to this equipment can really hinder who does and doesn’t participate in outdoor activities, like camping! Two passionate BIPOC folx have created a GoFundMe which is pooling donations in order to create and distribute basic camping kits for other BIPOC folx. They aren’t charging anything for the kits and are completely donor-funded. Your donations go towards creating kits that include a 2-person tent, two adult-sized sleeping bags, and a cooler! They’ve recently gotten a LOT of requests, and anything you can donate will go directly towards building and distributing more of these kits. Here’s a quick blurb from one of the folx involved about why these BIPOC camping kits are important: “As BIPOC we’re far less likely to have access to the beauty of our national parks, camping sites, and hikes. Access that is vital for those in need of freedom, healing, peace, and fun that comes with it.”
From Julie: I swear to you, I have really been trying these days to take better care of my adult acne riddled skin but despite my best efforts I still get those super cute and not inconvenient at all pimples on my chin. So I did what I hate doing and ‘splurged’ on some beauty products. I use the term splurged loosely since the one that I LOVE / will be buying again and again is only a $28 product. The Meltdown Blemish Treatment by Blume has helped my skin sooo much and it’s made from all-natural facial oils like black cumin seed (antibacterial/anti-inflammatory), rosehip oil (soothes/brightens), & chamomile (calms that angry pimple) so it smells so delicious!
From Mallory: I realized that I didn’t own a summer midi dress and I thought, what am I doing with my life?? Shortly after this realization, I found this one from Nordstrom Rack for $26 and I’m now living in it. It’s comfortable enough to wear when you’re at home all day but it’s also cute enough to wear to a picnic, dinner, or really any place where you’d see people. Plus there’s a cute lil leg slit so your leg can give the world a small, but classy “hello.” I’d recommend sizing one size down if you want it to fit tighter on the waist 🙂
It’s no surprise that when Arlyn (EHD alum) started her newsletter a few months ago that that was just the beginning. Yesterday, she launched a full-on website and it’s amazing! We are so happy for her and so happy for us because now there is a one-stop-shop for all things Arlyn. Go check it out!
From Jess: Please take a second today to sign The Crown Act petition. What is it? Well, “the CROWN Act prohibits discrimination based on hairstyles by extending statutory protections based on race to hair texture and protective styles in state Employment, Housing, Education Codes.” That’s right in 43 states it is STILL LEGAL to discriminate against someone for their hairstyle. Natural hair is just that, natural and yes, completely professional. Thank you to Tabitha Brown for making me aware of this act. If you don’t follow her, you are in for a joyous TREAT.
From Ryann: I finally bought myself a new bathing suit for this summer because as I mentioned here, I refuse to let summer 2020 go to waste. It’s from our favorite swimwear brand Summersalt and I love how the bottoms have a high leg and are a little cheeky and the top really supports the ladies.
From Caitlin: SORRY I’m so chatty, just have one more link because I couldn’t wait to tell you that I committed to the wallpaper I showed y’all in this post and I ordered it on Friday!!! After a full year of living in my apartment with no changes, I’m finally progressing on my first MOTO space!! ANYWAY, some of you brought up some (very valid) concerns about ventilation, so I’m spending today hitting my walls with a fresh coat of this to prevent any mold/mildew from growing behind the wallpaper. (To that end, I also fell down the rabbit hole of the brand’s blog — I wanted to see if anyone had used the product in a similar way — and now I’m newly obsessed with the idea of painting a room this shade of green. Maybe my bedroom’s up next? I have 2 north-facing windows and 1 east-facing window and this looks like it’d be SO COZY.)
That’s it for us and enjoy the rest of this weekend. Take a bath, read a book, go for an evening stroll, and please wear a mask. See you bright and early tomorrow xx