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It has been a very difficult week. We are tired, sad and disappointed. What started out as a time filled with hope and excitement, quickly turned to shock, anger and fear. This blog has always been and always will be a place for everyone. A place to escape all the “stuff” and even if just for a minute, find some joy in the little things. And while at times those things may be trivial, I’m not pretending that talking about clothes and makeup is ground-breaking, it is enjoyable and fun and lighthearted. This is not a political blog, it never has been and it never will be, but the events of this week have been deeply troubling to me as woman, as a feminist and as a human being, and because of that I have to say this. We can not allow a man who ran a campaign on bigotry, racism, and misogyny to dictate our self-worth and our path forward. What this election has taught me is now more than ever we have to be a voice for the voiceless. We can not accept a reality that allows anything other than diversity, tolerance, respect and inclusion. We have to protect our fragile planet and the rights of those that are most vulnerable. The message is clear, we have a lot of work to do and it won’t be easy. So I leave you with the words so eloquently spoken by HRC “Never stop believing that fighting for what is right is worth it.” 
With love and respect,
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…

How fun is this glass from Fishs Eddy for West Elm?

Craving ALL the comfort food. So this awesome Bolognese sauce is on my must-make list. That and anything with butternut squash in it, I can’t get enough. (C)

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway for two this winter here’s a list with some great ideas.

The friends of Ann event is on and everything at Ann Taylor is 40% off. (J)

Just in case you needed a reminder.

Laughed out loud when I saw this blog post on throwing a pity party. The hanging banner that says ‘Everything is the Worst’ just might be my favorite part. (C)

Netflix had a little bit of a dry spell, and then they released, The Crown.

Looking for some new (and affordable) furniture? This list from Domino is all under $200 and we promise there’s not a single IKEA piece in the bunch.

The letter Aaron Sorkin wrote his daughter after the election was beautiful.

 Get active and put your money where your mouth is, donate to these organizations.

If you’ve got one shot to impress with a dish to bring to Thanksgiving, might we suggest this squash on toast recipe. It will slay.

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15 Comments

  1. Thank you <3

    11.11.16 | Reply
  2. Laurie wrote:

    Thank you for the beautiful sentiment. Continue to fight for justice and what is right.

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  3. pia wrote:

    thank you for sharing these links!
    Fash ‘n’ fudge
    Fash ‘n’ fudge

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  4. Shawn Mackenzie wrote:

    As a Canadian woman I come to this site because we share a love of texture, layers, colour and creating beauty. We wept for your Nation as the results came in over night and we remain glued to the news with hurt in our heart. I am thankful for your courage and that Hope and Dignity continue to be given a voice and a safe place to celebrate. On this Remembrance Day here we heard several soldiers and veterans mention that each kind American has now been conscripted to stand in defence of the vulnerable. Kind Americans remain in our hearts. You are #strongertogether. “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness”. –E. Roosevelt

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    • Jessica wrote:

      Your support and comment means more than you know, truly. Thank you for standing with us. With love and appreciation – Jess

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  5. Mallory wrote:

    Definitely a difficult week. I wish good thoughts for all those who are reeling from the election.

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    • Jessica wrote:

      Thank you Mallory. xx Jess

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  6. Jen wrote:

    Well said. I respect you speaking about this on your channels so so much. Here’s to a happy weekend! x

    Jen | affecionada

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    • Jessica wrote:

      Thank you so much Jen. Appreciate your support so much. xo Jess

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  7. Meg O. wrote:

    This is beautifully said. After a couple of days of lying low, I’m energized to get out there with other nasty women to spread some light and make our own changes.

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    • Jessica wrote:

      Yes! xo – Jess

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  8. Love your honesty. I feel the same exact way-my heart is completely broken.

    Xo,

    Lourdes

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    • Jessica wrote:

      I’m so sorry. Trying to find joy in the little things right now. Hang in there. We will get through this. xo Jess

      11.12.16 | Reply
  9. Amanda wrote:

    Thank you for posting this. I was sick in the stomach when I heard the horrifying news. Yet I have hope. Hope that this horror will only last 4 years. Hope that people will stand together and fight against that hate. Hope that people will wake up and realize that we are better than this. I believe in HRC’s words: I will never stop believing that our fight for what is right is worth it.

    11.12.16 | Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Thanks for your post Amanda. It’s not going to be easy but we will get through this.

      11.14.16 | Reply