What’s up, squad! Apologies I was MIA this week—it’s been a busy one around here and I didn’t have very many weeknights free to work on new posts. I’ve got a pretty chill weekend coming up though, so it will be a welcome change of pace.
A quick PSA that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public today, so even if you don’t have a Nordstrom card, you can access and shop the sale. I bought a lot less in the sale this year as compared to last since most of my basics and fall staples are still in good shape. I did order this Halogen pleated top in white to wear to work. The fit is great, and it’s lined so unlike most white blouses, it’s not see-through at all. I’ve linked all of my picks for the sale below or you can check them out in my original post on the sale here.
Then, on a housekeeping note, I’m going to try a different format for link love today. I love doing the bulleted lists of all the articles I’ve rounded up over the last two weeks because it’s easy to pull together, but I also would like to add a bit more context to what I’m sharing and break up that massive block of links some since I know it can be hard to read. So, I may play around with a few different formats in the next few link loves—let me know if you have any feedback!
+ If you want to school at UVA or love Charlottesville, you’ll definitely want to check out this collection of Ed Roseberry’s photos published in the alumni association magazine. I loved seeing old photos of places I’m intimately familiar with—Barracks shopping center, the Corner, the Downtown Mall—and getting a glimpse of places in Charlottesville that just belong to memory now.
+ I’ve been so close to pulling the trigger on this black cut out mod dress by Emerson Fry for a couple of weeks now—but, of course, now it’s sold out in my size, hah! Better for my wallet—but it’s such a classic piece I’m hoping to grab it soon. Meg recommended Emerson Fry in her post on building and maintaining a classic wardrobe, which is something I really want to focus on over the next year as I add to my closet.
+ Speaking of Meg, I also loved her post on why she unsubscribed from J Crew emails. Though I don’t subscribe to promotional emails anymore, when I look at what I’ve sold on Poshmark over the last year or so, 95% of the items are impulse online shopping buys. I need to remember that I can pass up sales—not buying things is saving more money than buying something on sale!
+ My coworker shared this article on why millennials won’t join country clubs on our company intranet and I thought it was such an interesting read. I think I fit the broad trends—I have no desire to join a traditional country club, but would be more than willing to consider an urban social club that offers gathering spaces, networking opportunities, a bar/restaurant, etc.
+ Though extremely sad, I thought this article on Jackie Kennedy’s never-before-seen packing list for the fateful trip to Dallas was extremely interesting and illuminates just how meticulous she was. I also recently learned that her iconic pink suit won’t be on display until at least 2103, so as not to “in any way to dishonor the memory of the late President or cause unnecessary grief or suffering to members of his family.”
+ Earlier this week was the 100-year anniversary of the Romanov family’s brutal execution. I’ve been down the rabbit hole on this subject this week, and especially loved this article explaining how the Windsors are related to the Romanovs and this one on the enduring myth of Princess Anastasia. In case you missed it last link love, this article on the Romanov’s final days is also a must-read.
+ Victoria gave us a beautiful look at her recent trip to Korea that she took with a group of fellow Korean adoptees. Before you read that post, definitely catch up on the other posts within her Origin Stories series—she is an amazing writer, and I’ve loved following along on her journey to be reunited with her birth mother.
+ While we’re on the subject of transformative trips to Asia, I loved Grace’s post on her time in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Cambodia sounds and looks like such a beautiful country, and I hope to make it there one day soon.
+ A Facebook friend of mine shared this article about how one of Charleston’s most intriguing archaeological sites could be lost forever and I thought it was such an interesting read because it highlights the struggle between history and modernity. I’ve always been impressed with Charleston’s Historical Preservation, but this article shows there’s still a long way to go in protecting irreplaceable treasures.
+ I’m crossing my fingers that Harry and Meghan stop in Washington, DC on their grand tour of the USA next year.
+ If you’re looking for a new podcast, I’ve been loving Second Life. Similar to How I Built This, Hilary Kerr of Who What Wear interviews female entrepreneurs about their businesses and journeys. I’ve been crushing episodes because there are so many good guests—Lauren Conrad, Mandy Moore, Alli Webb of DryBar. I can’t recommend it enough. You can see a roundup of my other favorite podcasts here!
+ I want to end today’s post by sharing some boss ladies. First, this post on the Prime Minister of New Zealand blew me away. She’s the youngest female head of government in the world and the first western woman to give birth while in this position of power. Talk about claiming your seat at the table! Second, you have to watch the powerful moment at the ESPYs when over 100 Larry Nassar survivors accepted the Arthur Ashe award.