The Link Up: Em’s Early Summer Reading List, Caitlin’s “Nora Ephron” Breezy Pants, And The Sustainable Shoe Brand We Are Buying From


Properly, we simply had A BLAST at The Meridian Expertise Weekend that the unbelievable Albie single-handedly organized. It was a HUGE endeavor and to nobody’s shock, she nailed it. We couldn’t have been extra grateful to be part of it and meet so many really inspiring new pals. If you happen to had been interested by it/needed to go, we extremely suggest going subsequent 12 months. We hope that y’all additionally had a superb week and are actually prepared for some hyperlinks…and pics:)

This week’s dwelling tour is designed by the unbelievable Heidi Caillier. On this single picture, you possibly can see 4 areas and whereas they’re all so totally different, they completely discuss to one another with using related colours, woods, and shapes. It’s simply an superior and provoking dwelling that we extremely extremely suggest you are taking a peek at:)

From Emily: I’ve three summer season/seaside, straightforward, can’t put down novels that make you’re feeling heat and pleased (must you really feel like studying about love and romance). I not too long ago fell in love with Christina Lauren which FUN FACT is definitely two folks – pals, one’s identify is Christina and also you guessed it, the opposite is Lauren. These books have actually good banter and wit – not LOL however simply individuals who I wish to assume I’d be pals with. I ponder if having two pals writing collectively helped it learn higher and dare I say even deeper. Not that it goes tremendous literary, but it surely’s simply environment friendly and but considerate in the proper methods. They’re rom-com model books, not overly erotic however no creepy lifeless youngster thriller which I discover is the perfect for my anxiousness (I don’t have anxiousness usually however a whole lot of these “woman within the window throughout from the lake” model thrillers would make me really feel unsettled earlier than mattress so I simply don’t go there anymore). I believe that this duo writes books that I can bounce into throughout the first web page, and get misplaced in. I began with The Soulmate Equation (Kindle and Native), then Love and Different Phrases (Kindle and Native), and simply began One thing Wilder (Kindle and Native) this week. Don’t fear – I combined in Malibu Rising (Kindle and Native) within the center (which I LOVED), E book Lovers (Kindle and Native), and am beginning Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Kindle and Native) after this one. There isn’t a disgrace in my summer season kindle novel recreation 

From Caitlin: OH BABY. This week I met up with a good friend who seemed SO stylish and relaxed and pulled-together – like a personality in a Nora Ephron film – and I misplaced my thoughts over her gauzy textured pants, which had been SO tender and light-weight and flattering. I assumed they’d be fairly costly (they seemed luxe, regardless of the tie-waist) and I used to be THRILLED after I discovered that they had been beneath $100 and that they arrive in 5 totally different colours, 3 totally different lengths, and in sizes XX-small to XX-large. They’re breezy and excellent for summer season however they don’t essentially wrinkle in the identical manner that linen does, which makes them even higher in my e book. I ordered a pair in black buuuuut I’ve my eyes on the sage, too (fingers crossed they go on sale quickly!).

From Mallory: My sister eloped in Vegas final weekend (IT WAS SO MUCH FUN) however I noticed I didn’t have a superb clutch that might maintain my cellphone, lipstick & bank cards…I noticed I used to be working out of time to seize one in-store, however thank god this $11 purse confirmed up within the nick of time. If you happen to’re going to a elaborate occasion and considered your purse manner too final minute (and also you don’t wanna spend some huge cash since you already purchased a brand new gown/outfit…) then this one is for you (I bought it in apricot but it surely is available in like 10 totally different colours too). If you need deets on my gown and footwear I additionally go them VERY final minute from Amazon (actually this complete look was “primed”). The gown was $50 and I bought it hemmed for the vegas look. It did in reality shed A LOT and the feathers will get caught in your armpits if it’s scorching however I don’t assume I might have discovered a greater gown for a Vegas elopement. Then the footwear I actually would suggest…tremendous inexpensive and nice for summer season! They bought me via the marriage to the reception and to the vegas golf equipment and a late-night taco bell cantina. All in all a really profitable outfit for a really enjoyable time:)

From Ryann: I can’t cease making this sandwich that has been throughout my Tik Tok feed. It’s known as the Grinder salad sandwich and is a) straightforward to make b) scrumptious and c) tips my fiancé into pondering I’m a superb cook dinner. I’ve had variations of this kind of sandwich many occasions at sandwich outlets however after I realized I could make it so simply at dwelling and it truly tastes restaurant high quality, my thoughts was somewhat blown. You’ll be able to actually use any sort of cheese and cured Italian meat however I’ve been doing turkey, salami, and spicy salami however the true star is the salad dressing that’s simply mayo, crimson wine vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. You combine that each one along with iceberg lettuce, crimson onions, and banana peppers and layer it in your sandwich and wow… it’s unreal. I believe you possibly can simply make it for a bunch of individuals and can be excellent for a pool get together or seaside day. I don’t know what else to say apart from attempt it and thank me later!!

the gown! and the mess i have to type via…

From Jess: Talking of weddings, an enormous and thrilling shift on the marriage visitor gown plan! This previous weekend was a giant step in my maturity (she says very begrudgingly) as a result of I used to be pressured to get a storage unit. Extra on that in a minute. One very thrilling end result was discovering one in all my mother’s previous attire that’s excellent for my good friend’s marriage ceremony (proven above)! So since my gown was now going to price $0, I made a decision to get a really dreamy pair of footwear. I actually needed a camel-colored shoe and ideally one with a cool form. Enter these puppies. I really like the bizarre heel (that gained’t sink into grass), the sq. toe, the fragile straps, and the cool chain strap element…so all of it. FYI I actually needed an ankle strap as a result of I’m a dancing queen at weddings and a mule wasn’t going to chop it. I do know you gained’t see most of it for the reason that gown is lengthy however these are FUN going out footwear that may work with a ton of various outfits. Additionally, I really like the model’s (Alohas) sustainability mission. If you happen to don’t find out about them I extremely counsel you examine them out! Em’s blue cowboy booties are from them too:)

Additionally From Jess: So sure, I now have a small storage unit as a result of my dad is downsizing his firm’s warehouse the place all of our household stuff has been for years. Truthfully I’m fortunate to have had entry to it for so long as I did. However with no dwelling massive sufficient to carry the issues I nonetheless need (ie household heirlooms, pictures that I plan on digitizing this 12 months however nonetheless will hold, American woman dolls, and so forth.) I wanted to recover from the thought of paying for storage for an unknowable period of time. Cool cool cool. Now, I NEED ADVICE! Any recommendations on the easiest way to retailer garments? Vacuum Sealed baggage? Every other basic long-term storage ideas? I need to do that proper and protect all the pieces as greatest I can.

That’s it for this week. Hope the remainder of your day is nice and see y’all tomorrow. xx

Opening Picture Credit: Design by Heidi Caillier Design | Picture by Haris Kenjar



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