Weekly Roundup

August 28, 2020

Easy Fall Style I wit & whimsy

This week felt really good in my personal life. Like a far cry from when I wrote this post. I was super productive, had some fun (virtual) things on my calendar and my new apartment felt a bit more like home with every passing day. It’s hard to believe this is our last weekend in August isn’t it? And yet our current reality in this country is still so hard. The Jacob Blake shooting was horrific and my heart hurts for these continued racist incidents. So much work still needs to be done and I hope real change can come soon.

I hope you enjoy this week’s roundup (it’s a hefty one!) and have a nice weekend.


  • I (painstakingly!) updated this popular post from last year about French Girl Inspired Staples for Fall! All the links are fresh and ready for you to shop + streamline your wardrobe for the upcoming season.
  • I signed on for several very exciting brand partnerships! Two are with brands I’ve worked with in the past (return clients are truly the best!) and one is with a French brand I’ve never worked with and am *so* thrilled to be working with for the first time! I can’t wait to share more with you guys soon.
  • Attended a very fun virtual event to celebrate the release of Katherine McGee’s new book coming out next month, Majesty, hosted by my friend Grace. You guys know I absolutely loved American Royals when I read it in France last year and so I am already loving the sequel. (Fun fact: American Royals was also one of my top selling items of 2019!)
  • Attended another virtual event with ELEMIS to hear about their two new launches: The Pro-Collagen Energizing Marine Cleanser and the Pro-Collagen Tri-Acid Peel. I tried both immediately following hearing the brand speak about them and my first impression was really good! I’m looking forward to continuing to test them. I have and love the Pro-Collagen Anti-Wrinkle Eye Mask from the same line and have been loving using it most of quarantine. The brand also sent their cult-status Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm and I can’t wait to try it. A few fellow bloggers are obsessed. I really love this brand.
  • And lastly also attended a virtual press preview to see what’s new from MM.LaFleur. I love this female-founded brand that makes beautiful and timeless staples for your wardrobe. Their new Fall collection comes out next week and it is so good!




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  1. Emily says:

    I bought a few things from Alex Mill at the beginning of the pandemic, including a blush colored blouse that I absolutely love! I find the quality to be very good. The sizing is a tad smaller than J.Crew IMO, esp since I have a larger chest. Shipping and returns were so easy, and their customer service was so helpful, which I can’t say about everyone!

  2. Cynthia says:

    Regarding the Elemis event- what exactly do they mean by pro collagen, medically what ingredient are they claiming is “pro collagen? I have been wondering that since I bought their cleansing balm and didn’t see anything specific on the packaging or ingredients list.

  3. I just finished reading “American Royals” based on Grace’s book recommendations. It was such a good light, summer read. Looking forward to also get my hands on “Majesty” and see how the story unravels!

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  4. Theodora says:

    Uh oh! I love that reader apt you linked, and now I have an idea for a big project with Ikea built-ins!

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