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

Worthy Reads

One

15 busy women on their fast swear-by beauty products and processes (via Glamour)

Two

5 things I learned from 5 years of marriage - keeping it real (via The Everygirl)

Three

Aha! why so many non-gingers have red facial hair (via GQ)

Four

On banning small talk - now that is a dinner party I'd like to go to (via Wired)

Five

This reflection on seven days of silence is fascinating, and quite relatable (via Refinery29)

Six

Navigating contentment - I love hearing other people are as confused as I am at times (via Man Repeller)