Life + Links

Happy weekend! It’s been a few weeks since my last Life + Links post so this one will be a little bit longer.

Reading and Shopping Picks, US Open Photos and more // Pearl Girl

I had such a busy week — to the point where, by Thursday, I was just so exhausted. Tuesday I went to the US Open for the first time (you might have seen on my Insta Stories!) and had so much fun. Unfortunately, it was raining, which isn’t ideal as the whole complex is really cool and it would have been nice to walk around and explore a bit more. But the event is so elaborate and well done: There’s tons of amazing food options (I had Neopolitan Express, and my friends got Melt Shop), a Ralph Lauren store, etc. I also had to try one of the Honey Deuces, the Open’s signature cocktail with the melon “tennis” balls. Actually really tasty — I had two!

Reading and Shopping Picks, US Open Photos and more // Pearl Girl

Natalie and I also showed up wearing pretty much the same outfit, LOL.

Labor Day weekend was spent at my roommate’s house in Mystic, Connecticut. It’s one of my favorite places in the world, and we usually make it out there twice a year — once for a girls weekend, and the other for a big group getaway on Labor Day. The weather wasn’t quite as good as it’s been in years past, but it was still such a fun weekend, with lots of good food (lobster rolls and so much grilling!) and of course, good friends.

Reading and Shopping Picks, US Open Photos and more // Pearl Girl

The last few weekends have been spent at home in NYC, which has honestly been really nice! Two weeks ago a few friends had a get-together on their roof, and it really felt like fall  which was amazing! (Sadly it no longer feels like fall at all.) The view was great, too.

Reading and Shopping Picks, US Open Photos and more // Pearl Girl
With my roomies!

I attended an event at MZ Wallace’s Soho store with Caudalie a few weeks ago, where I had the chance to meet Limairy and Lauren! I’ve talked about how much I love MZ Wallace products before, but they are seriously my favorite. Their Metro Tote is the best bag for traveling or carrying all your stuff around all day. I use it as a gym bag, too! Caudalie products are so luxurious and make my skin feel amazing. Such a fan of both brands.

Reading and Shopping Picks, US Open Photos and more // Pearl Girl

I caught a gorgeous sunset in Chelsea last week.

Reading and Shopping Picks, US Open Photos and more // Pearl Girl

And stopped by the Facebook office for dinner and drinks. (And pool floats, naturally!)

Reading and Shopping Picks, US Open Photos and more // Pearl Girl

Last weekend I finally had a chance to check out the new Sezane store in Nolita. It’s so cute. I didn’t buy anything but just stopping by the store is such an experience. They even have tables and free coffee near the front.

Reading and Shopping Picks, US Open Photos and more // Pearl Girl

This week I honestly had no plans, and it was so, so nice. I can’t tell you the last time that’s happened, and while I wasn’t nearly as productive as I should have been (and didn’t make it to the gym once — oops!) it was definitely relaxing. I also got a new phone — the 8 Plus — and am patiently waiting for my case to arrive. The first one was either lost/not delivered/stolen out of my apartment building. Ugh.

This weekend I’m headed home for 48 hours to celebrate my grandma’s birthday. She’s turning 87! Whatever you’re up to, I hope it’s lovely.

What I’m Reading

Katie’s photography tips are a must-read for any photographer who is looking to learn the ins and outs of DSLR cameras.

A really interesting article about Vogue and its place in the current media landscape.

Dying to visit these spots for fall foliage.

I’ve been obsessed with Younger recently and I love this interview with Miriam Shor, who plays Diana Trout.

Racked is one of my favorite websites on the internet. I loved this piece on the politics and meaning behind sorority style.

Another Racked piece: The story behind those sassy beach hats.

Lauren’s Saint Tropez guide has me dying to plan a trip to the South of France!

And Carly’s Positano guide makes me want to go there, too!

Alaina’s greystone is serious interior goals!

Put this one on my list a while ago, finally getting around to sharing it: Graydon Carter is leaving Vanity Fair (along with three other top magazine editors!)

I’m not a full-time blogger and I highly doubt I ever will be, but I enjoyed reading Cathy’s take on the downsides.

Allie’s look here is so inventive!

Adore Grace’s video on her pieces of advice on her 36th birthday. Definitely worth a watch!

Mackenzie’s wedding looked absolutely gorgeous. I have been following her blog for over five years so it almost felt like one of my friends was getting married!

I’m long out of college (tear!) but I enjoyed watching Fran’s video about her experience transferring schools. Definitely worth a watch for any college students out there.

What I’m Shopping

I love these stripes!

Love this suede jacket, and it’s currently 20% off!

This sweater is so stinking cute.

I love this coat so much. It’ll definitely be making my way into my closet at some point this year.

Shopbop is offering 20% off almost everything, and 25% off if you spend more than $500.

What I’m Writing

Five things I’m loving lately.

All about the credit cards I use + what I like about them.

One of my favorite outfit posts to date.

How I travel often without spending a ton of money.

What I learned from a month of no shopping.

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