Why can’t we all be Nora and Fuji? I’m pretty excited for a week off and some time to chill. Lots of gift wrapping on the agenda this weekend, but that’s my favorite part. There’s a lot of good links today so take your time perusing. I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday. We’ll be back with some new posts after Christmas. Have a great weekend.
Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
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…
Dare you to read this story “My Dad’s Friendship with Charles Barkley” without tearing up. It might be impossible.
Did you know that $58 could send a young girl to school for a year?
Have you weighed in on the great hair debate? Trying to decide what to do for my cousin’s black tie wedding on NYE. This is dress option one and this is option two (my favorite-I think, but it hasn’t shipped yet).
Silicone mats are game changers—especially during cookie season. Here’s how to clean those slippery suckers.
Meg wrote a post about not buying anything new for a year. I am impressed, and inspired. It’s made me think about my own 2019 spending. (J)
Anti-aging serums that have a cult-like following.
The Sound of Music was on last Sunday and I watched it for the first time since I was a kid. I never realized how awful Baroness Elsa Schraeder was? This McSweeney’s piece is hilarious though. (C)
I’m cutting my hair short in the New Year and pinning all my hair inspo here. (J)
Childless by choice, 8 women share their stories.
Cases of black lung disease are up and affecting even younger miners.
Rachel McAdams is on the cover of a magazine wearing a breast pump, badass.
^^Related: Maybe even better than the photo are the comments it inspired.
Horoscope predictions for 2019.
Things I’ve noticed since turning 34, my under eye bags and dark circles are significantly more frequent. These help tremendously. (J)
This horse is all of us at the end of this year.
Food trends that need to go in 2019—our favorite? Coconut chips aren’t potato chips.
One of the best stories of the year: When deportation is a death sentence.
The 50 most popular recipes of 2018 from the New York Times.
Funny you should mention your undereye bags/circles getting worse when you turned 34. I’m 36 and I’ve noticed that within the past few months, my undereye area has darkened quite a bit! Bags/circles were never a problem for me before, they’ve literally just cropped up this year! Bastards.
Haha, same. Literally NEVER an issue and all of a sudden they’ve arrived, and they’re here to stay.
I’m incredibly inspired by Meg’s decision to not spend on herself for a year. I’d like to say I could do it, but I know I couldn’t. While the concept of buying quality over quantity is nice in theory, the simple truth is that I get tired of the same old pieces. With the exception of a good cashmere scarf and beanie, the rest can still be slightly out of fashion in its shape or proportion pretty quickly. I adore your recommendations and 1000% never feel you push over-consuming – you simply present awesome curated recs for every budget. But I would be interested in what you said above about how it’s made you think about your spending in 2019. Hopefully we see a post on it soonish! Have a wonderful holiday! Can’t wait to see what you have for us in 2019!
Merry Christmas Jess, Craig, Nora, Fuji and Hunter. It was a fun and exciting year reading all things home and fashion. You lifted me up on the days I saw Click, Read, Love. Here’s to a new Year with great things ahead. May all your wishes come true❤️???