Click. Read. Love. 5.28.21 + MDW Sales
Happy Friday. We are up in Vermont for the long weekend. It looks like a somewhat rainy forecast but it’s so peaceful and quiet up here I don’t even mind. Everything is SO green, it reminds me of Ireland in September. Thank you so much for all of your support on my announcement yesterday about my partnership with Madewell. It still feels pretty surreal I was chosen for the opportunity, especially when looking at the other amazing women in the group.
Wishing all of you a restorative weekend. I included a few MDW sales at the bottom of this post. If you’ve had your eye on Farmhouse Pottery, their seconds sale is a good one!
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. 5.28.21
Yikes! This is a super disturbing look at just how easy it is to get a sponsored product onto local news. Walter Cronkite is rolling over in his grave.
A list of books that you can’t miss—there are some great ones on here that I forgot I wanted to read! (C)
Four AAPI designers on the ‘model minority’ myth and how it impacts the fashion industry.
I loved this TED talk. We must raise girls to be brave, not perfect. (J)
Check out this easy, quick, and best of all, tasty looking avocado chicken salad recipe. (C)
This Race Matters column with Christine Pride is a must-read—she tackles staying hopeful on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death.
We dare you not to laugh at this all too relatable guide about navigating telehealth appointments.
Finally busted out my Tevas and I have zero regrets about this purchase from two summers ago. They’re so comfortable.
The happiness benefit of trying new things.
On the gritty appeal of Mare of Easttown—also, who is so excited for the last episode this weekend?!
Katie Sturino’s new book Body Talk is out—it’s all about helping change the way we talk about our bodies. Congrats Katie!
“When your business is 100 years older than you are.”
Apologies in advance for this, but I stumbled on this older article about the types of rest we all require and how sometimes we need a combination of different things in order to feel truly restored. It was very interesting but is only available on Apple News. So if you subscribe you’ll be able to see it, not sure if not. (C)
The Farmhouse Pottery Memorial Day Seconds Sale starts today (Friday) at 10am. It’s a sale at 30% off retail of their “seconds” pieces including pottery, home accents and more. Most of my Farmhouse Pottery collection are actually seconds I purchased in (learn more about what a seconds piece means here). A few of my favorites in the seconds sale are the silo mugs, laurel crock, soup mugs, pantry bowls, candlesticks, and yellowware pitcher (see here).
This is a really great sale especially for new subscribers. It’s 25% off site wide (no code needed) PLUS you can use my code JESSANNKIRBY for an additional 15% off as a new subscriber. If you’re looking for a good Father’s Day gift the Relief Cream is a really good one. Craig is a huge EQ fan and after trying many CBD brands he swears by it, his routine is the Mint Daily Drops, Softgels and Relief Cream. The Relief Box will get you all three for 40% off if you’re a new subscriber and use my code!
White & WArren
An extra 20% off sale with code MEMORIAL20, a great opportunity to get a cashmere travel wrap if it’s on your wishlist. There’s some gorgeous ones in the sale, I have the olive heather color and a very similar color to this platinum heather. They’re both beautiful and so versatile.
A few really cute things in their sale on sale. It’s an extra 25% off sale with code SUNNY. I love this dress for summer and I have these block heels in tan but the leopard and black are on sale.
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I can’t read the different kinds of rest article but this week I thought about our different ‘needs’. In the last year+ i’ve been working from home (which I have for 3 years) but with a small kid (3 last year, now 4yo) home and last summer had a baby. I was told by a friend once that people talk about the work rest pendulum but there’s a 3rd one, play. And how we really need all 3. I’ve gotten plenty of work in the last year, and thanks to marrying the best man there is, (mostly) plenty of rest. But very little play. I had a work trip to Chicago this week and while most of my comrades were early to retire to their hotel rooms at night I wanted to stay out and have cocktails and talk to people, and goof around, and meet strangers. I stayed up late, said ‘another gin and tonic’ maybe a few too many times, and had mild headaches in the morning but I feel SO restored to be back home taking care of my babies, and working away. I needed to PLAY and not play barbies, grown up play. I need to laugh and chat so badly. here’s to so much more of that this summer