Lunchtime Reading: January 30

  1. Tired of visiting overcrowded cities on vacation? Try out these 10 underrated destinations instead. (Washington Post)
  2. This app helps you keep track of all the book/movie/restaurant recommendations you get from your friends. I just downloaded it and love it!
  3. How to dress for winter like a french girl. Doesn’t really apply to me in sunny San Diego, but still. Fun read! (The Everygirl)
  4. After having minor surgery today, I’m loving these 10 ways to improve your recovery post-op. (Very Well Health)
  5. Or Gotham is back at it again with his guide on how to relax. (Into The Gloss)
  6. 14 photos that prove Switzerland is a winter wonderland. (CN Traveler)
  7. Why even in 2019 women’s restrooms still have longer lines than men’s. (The Atlantic)
  8. 17 hidden gems on Amazon, as told by millennial women. (Refinery 29)
  9. Away, my fave luggage brand, makes Dopp Kits now and they look so nice! Very minimal and clean. Love it.
  10. How to be a better plant parent. (Domino)

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Lunchtime Reading: October 8

  1. What to pack in a carry-on, according to the pros. (CN Traveler)
  2. Currently reading Circe by Madeline Miller and oh my gosh is it good.
  3. Gal Meets Glam is the newest blog I’ve started following and I love it!
  4. Anyone who loves fall will appreciate this list of fall activities, ranked. (The Cut)
  5. Interesting read about how non-scale victories can actually help you lose weight. (Women’s Health)
  6. Solving common organizing challenges with Abra. (The Work Edit)
  7. Aziz Ansari’s new standup is a cry against extreme wokeness. (The New Yorker)
  8. Thinking of getting this bottle-cleaning brush from Amazon. Thoughts?
  9. Everyone who wears sandals needs to read this foot care guide. (Into The Gloss)
  10. I love almost everything Julia Engel designs, but this dress takes the cake.

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Lunchtime Reading: July 26

  1. I am obsessed with this map dress— I can’t wait to wear it as a teacher ūüôā
  2. It’s already over half way through the year. Um, what?! Here’s how my New Years Resolutions are going ūüôā
  3. Loved this read about making sure your goals are what you want– not what everyone else does! (The Everygirl)
  4. 8 major fashion trends for fall 2018 that you should know. (Harper’s Bazaar)
  5. I went to Europe! Check out this post about my time in Geneva, Switzerland ūüôā I will have more posts up later!
  6. Not sure how I’m so late to the party, but I purchased this cult beauty favorite and it is definitely worth the hype.
  7. My guide for this weekend: a chill guide to NYC. (Girls Night In Club)
  8. I’ve heard of third-wave feminism, but third-wave coffee shops? Apparently, they’re a thing.
  9. Tom Newton from Into the Gloss is everything. Loving his newest blog post about his obsession with fancy body wash. (Into the Gloss)
  10. Airbnbs might seem like a cheap option, but they are not in these cities. (CN Traveler)

Lunchtime Reading: May 14

  1. 10 different types of Americans you’ll meet in Paris. (The Local)
  2. How to stop picking at your skin once and for all. (Into the Gloss)
  3. The Everygirl’s summer bucket list. I kinda want to make my own now!
  4. I just ordered this bath bomb and this body scrub from Sol de Janiero. Can’t wait to try them out! ūüôā
  5. 97 things you can do like a French girl. (The Cut)
  6. Alternatively, why I don’t want to dress like a French girl. (also from The Cut)
  7. How Glossier became so popular. Interesting read! (Business Insider)
  8. 45 travel movies that will give you serious wanderlust! (CN Traveler)
  9. How to style the colorful crewneck sweaters we all have in our closets. (The Work Edit)
  10. Wellness has a diversity problem. These women are changing that. (Fast Company)

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Lunchtime Reading: April 23

  1. Why do people conflate having bad skin with being a bad person? (Racked)
  2. 3 ways to reinvigorate your work ethic. (Babes Who Hustle)
  3. I ordered this honey mask from Sephora’s sale, and I love it! It tingles a little at first but it leaves my skin feeling so soft and looking super glowy!
  4. 7 email templates you’ll need when you start a new job. (The Muse)
  5. How to spring clean your space for less clutter and more self-care. (Girls’ Night In)
  6. Check out this cool “wedding black book” to see all¬†the beauty prep one woman did for her wedding! (Into The Gloss)
  7. 50 positive affirmations you should tell yourself daily. (The Everygirl)
  8. Travel guide for the next big vacation spot: Malta. (The Everygirl)
  9. I just found Capitol Standard and it’s my new favorite hub for all things DC!
  10. 10 tricks used by women who age well. (The Zoe Report)

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Lunchtime Reading: March 9

  1. The story behind James Ivory’s¬†Timothee Chalamet t-shirt¬†at the Oscars. (BBC)
  2. ¬†I ordered a¬†wrap shirt,¬†leggings, and a¬†cardi¬†from Nordstrom’s weekend collection. Will report back.
  3. Orange City: where the small town American Dream lives on. (New Yorker)
  4. I can’t wait to try on my new purchases from ModCloth:¬†a maxi dress¬†in cream,¬†a two-tone shirt dress, this comfy¬†jersey dress¬†in black, and another¬†maxi dress.
  5. Get ready for a night out with these fresh finds. (Into the Gloss)
  6. How to pack for travel like a pro. (Hitha on the Go)
  7. For plus-size ladies, Ellen Tracy makes amazing dresses. This blue sheath dress is sooo flattering and comfy too!
  8. The working girl’s guide to mastering your¬†second day hair. (The Work Edit)
  9. I can’t get enough of Jessica Rose Parr and her travel blogging! (The Layover Life)
  10. A look at how micellar water actually works on your skin. (Hitha on the Go)

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Lunchtime Reading: February 22

  1. These trends for 2018 are amazing and I want to try them all! Especially the scrunchies. (The Everygirl)
  2. Five ways to wake up with the hair of your dreams. (Refinery 29)
  3. Army awards medal for heroism to 3 teens killed in Florida shooting. (NPR)
  4. Don’t miss¬†Nordstrom’s¬†semi-annual sale.¬†This shirt¬†and¬†this bag¬†caught my eye.
  5. Beauty products¬†that you’ll actually use. (Into the Gloss)
  6. Modest fashion is a new industry that’s gaining traction, and earlier this week London held the second annual¬†Modest Fashion Week. (The Daily Mail)
  7. Speaking of modest fashion, Shabby Apple is an American-based modest fashion brand.
  8. Timothee Chalamet¬†has perfect hair and I’m all about it. (Refinery 29)
  9. There’s a new name for lengthy LinkedIn posts:¬†broetry. (BuzzFeed)
  10. All the gear you need to actually sleep on a plane. (CN Traveler)

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Lunchtime Reading: January 23

  1. Are facials worth the money? (Allure)
  2. How to give your wardrobe a little boost. (The Work Edit)
  3. Why paper planners are still selling in the digital age. (Wall Street Journal)
  4. Here’s the complete list of 2018 Oscar nominees. (LA Times)
  5. Dry cracked lips are my sworn enemy in the winter. Thankfully The Everygirl published a guide to banishing them once and for all. (The Everygirl)
  6. I want my entire house to smell like this candle.
  7. Why I am recording 1 second of each day this year. (NY Times)
  8. Desperately in need of a new work top, I ordered this blouse. Review coming soon.
  9. Has anyone else read The Power by Naomi Alderman?
  10. What your iPhone charging location says about you. (The New Yorker)

Lunchtime Reading: January 11

Today’s Lunchtime Reading will be focused on beauty because I’ve been obsessing over it ever since I scheduled my hair appointment and facial for the long weekend ahead! Here ya go ūüôā

  1. Spending on beauty isn’t shallow– it’s a¬†sensible investment¬†that improves your confidence, self-esteem, and productivity! (The Everygirl)
  2. How much do women pay to be beautiful? 4 women give their answers (Wall Street Journal) 
  3. The cost of having¬†cystic acne. Spoiler: it’s not cheap. (Refinery 29)¬†
  4. Keeping with the cost of beauty theme, here’s what the gorgeous¬†Jennifer Aniston¬†spends on her beauty routine. (Business Insider)
  5. A no-nonsense¬†skincare guide¬†for your 20’s. (Byrdie)¬†
  6. Are hoops making a comeback? I hope so. Just ordered¬†this pair¬†from Nordstrom and I can’t wait to try them out!¬†
  7. What is this hyaluronic acid that keeps seems to be in every new skincare product? (Into the Gloss)
  8. I’m getting a facial on Saturday at¬†Hela spa¬†in Georgetown and can’t wait to blog about it!
  9. An ode to old-lady perfumes. (Style Caster)
  10. If you’re looking to¬†build your wardrobe, this is a solid place to start. (The Everygirl)

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Lunchtime Reading: December 14

1 Some common skincare mistakes that you might be making and need to stop right now. (The Everygirl)

2 Is it ok to take a sick day off from work even if you only have a cold? (CNN)

3 Speaking of feeling sick, here are some doctor-approved home remedies for the common cold. (Mayo Clinic)

4 Treat yourself to some of the best beauty products of 2017. (The Work Edit)

5 I had Fitbit’s Charge 2 watch, but it felt too chunky. Now I’m eyeing this one. Thoughts?

6 English basement apartments are very common in DC, but their natural light situation is simply non existent. Here are some tips for fixing it. (Apartment Therapy)

7 I’ve never been a big fan of winter, but creating a Pinterest board for the season has helped get me excited about the holidays and snow to come.

8 Things polished women do to look perfect 24/7. (The Zoe Report)

9 I’ve never been a Louis Vuitton fan girl, but I would totally go to the brand’s exhibit in NYC after reading about it here! (Elle)

10 Some tips on how to treat redness and sensitive skin. This is a must read! (Allure)

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