Happy Friday! We are back in RI for the weekend, and I am getting ready to launch my Newport Guide on Monday. I have shown it to a few people and the feedback so far has been great. I was talking to my friend Victoria about it (who also happens to be my web designer). I was having so much self doubt about the guide and if it’s something people would want. I do this thing where I put a ton of time, work, energy and thought into something and then right before I’m ready to share it with the world I convince myself it’s not that great and no one cares. As Victoria called it “the girl who thinks no one will show up at her party” syndrome. I couldn’t help but laugh because she’s right. I think I’ve been that girl my entire life (she is too which is why she could relate).
I’ve been really trying to work on that pattern of behavior but sometimes it creeps it’s way back in, particularly before big moments where I’m ready to share something that’s meaningful to me. Anyway I could write a much longer dissertation on this but I guess my point in sharing is to say, if you’ve ever had that feeling, you’re not alone. I can tell you in my 36 years of life, people come to the party, and if they don’t, great because I can go to bed early.
If you’re looking for something to buy, try, read, share or pin, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the best of the week…
Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
Click. Read. Love. 10.22.21
393 Powell Street was a peaceful home until residents started dying in brutal, mysterious ways…
These brave Texas faith leaders are fighting against the state’s abortion bans.
Shop One Third just dropped a new houndstooth blazer and it’s perfection!
Since it’s spooky season…here’s another chilling story from the VF archives about an Indiana man who was found to have thousands of human remains in his home.
I got these adorable L.L.Bean slippers for Marin and they are the cutest, super warm and non-slip. She loves them!
Grace’s photos from her trip to Vienna have me adding it to my travel bucket list. So beautiful.
“Even a dream job is still a job, and in America’s relentless hustle culture, we have turned our jobs into prisons for our minds and souls.”
Is the obsession with The Nap Dress…almost cult-like?
Arthur C. Brooks is the best—don’t sleep on his column. This one about the detrimental impact of prestige on our happiness makes a lot of sense.
If you missed out on the striped version of the ABLE Rose Relaxed Tunic Sweater it was just restocked in tan and black (I have the tan). Use my code JAK20 for 20% off.
Just in case you’re working really hard and you need a pep talk…voila!
Aren’t food trends so funny to think about? Apparently we’re all eating like it’s the nineties again. What’s next? A return to flip phones? A girl can dream. (C)
Ummm hello I need this pie in my life immediately. It’s a classic twist on pumpkin, but it’s a brown sugar gingersnap pumpkin chiffon pie. (C)
For parents, here’s input from a privacy lawyer and parent talking about what she will and won’t post about her kids online.
“For goodness’ sake, please let us not return to low-rise jeans.”
Speaking of jeans, this pair from Madewell are definitely not low-rise and are very comfy and stretchy. I went a size down.
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