Worthy Reads

One

My trashy side was more than amused by this Bachelor contestants beauty tell-all (via Refinery29)

Two

Everything you could ever want to know about how to make the best hard boiled eggs (and the easiest to peel) (via Serious Eats)

Three

Here are some tricks to make your weekend seem longer; I need these (via MyDomaine)

Four

How long do you go without washing your bra? Here's everything you need to know (via Elle)

Five

Airplane facts that you probably didn't know. PS: I'm never not fascinated by planes. (via Travel & Leisure)

Six

Actor Oscar Isaac reads (beautifully) a letter from Richard Feynman to his wife Arlene after she died at age 25; this crushed me (via Kottke)

Worthy Reads

One

This had me in tears: 'I'll never be at 100 percent again' (via New York Times)

TWO

Different women discuss being at their current age; so interesting and inspiring (via Man Repeller)

THREE

For those of us who can't seem to nail it down: how to find your true decorating style (it reminded me of creating a capsule wardrobe!!) (via The Everygirl)

FOUR

Famous women on dealing with anxiety and depression; honest and illuminating (via NY Mag)

FIVE

In case you haven't seen it, this is a pretty fascinating visual of Trump's America vs. Clinton's America (via New York Times)

SIX

The importance of undocumented friendships - I loved this (via New York Times)

In the market for: holiday party wear

If it wasn't already abundantly clear, I'm really feeling velvet, leather, metallic, and unexpected combinations this holiday season (i.e. I'm imagining an oversized sweater with one of these shimmery skirts or trousers). I love a rich, festive look that still feels unexpectedly comfortable (Hi, velvet joggers!). What more could you want for winter time?!

I'm loving blush, mustard, blue, and black tones, especially with the hints of metallic that I mentioned. The combination feels a little bit vintage but mostly just luxe in a warm, cozy way. Whether dressing up an LBD you already own with statement jewelry, accessories, and shoes, or opting for a killer bottoms-and-top combo, this roundup is speaking to me in all the right, festive ways.

One // Two

Block heel sandals (other colors available) // Lace peplum top (other colors available)

Three // Four

Sequin petal earrings // Velvet bow-back shirt (other colors available)

Five // Six

Burgundy lace mock neck dress (also in black) // Velvet joggers (other colors available)

Seven // Eight

Gilded a-line skirt // Blush velvet wrap midi dress

Nine // Ten

Gold metallic pouch // Velvet Mary Jane pumps (also available in scarlet)

Eleven // Twelve

Stretch wool skinny pants (other colors available) // Faux fur jacket

Thirteen // Fourteen

Navy laser cut ballet flats // Arrow bar drop earrings

Fifteen // Sixteen

Rosia jacquard skirt // Blue tassel drop earrings (other colors available)

SEVENTEEN // EIGHTEEN

Blush palazzo trousers // Red tassel drop earrings (also in navy)

NINETEEN // TWENTY

Velvet envelope clutch // Faux leather pleated mini

TWENTY ONE // TWENTY TWO

Real leather pants // Gold velvet swing cami