The Link Up: The Riveting And Eye-Opening Article Em Is Recommending To Literally Everyone, Mal’s $7 Flower Arranging Hack, And Three Summer Dresses We All Love



Here we are in mid-July! Em’s at the mountain house, the team is getting in their summer vacations, and farmhouse posts are coming in HOT! We are grateful to have you with us as always and hope you are getting into those summer activities too. But right now it’s time for LINKS!

This week’s house tour is home of Lyndon Cormack, one of the founders of Herschel Supply Co, and designed/renovated it with Mark Burkart of Little Giant Studio. As a mountain lover who grew up snowboarding, Lyndon’s dream of owning a log cabin was realized with this home. We LOVE the THICK logs, the black wood kitchen, and the juxtaposition of all the modern art and whimsical lighting. It’s all just very cool and very cozy. Go check out the rest of the house here!

From Emily: I found this article about being non-binary, RIVETING, and highly educational. It’s by Brock Colyar and it’s for anyone who doesn’t feel like they grasp non-binary identification (i.e. a lot of people). IF you find yourself resisting this and feeling frustrated by this shift in gender norms, then this is a good non-lecturing entertaining way to learn about it. It really surprised me, gave me strange relief (not sure if that’s just through feeling educated), and generally helped me understand those who identify as non-binary and more importantly why they identify that way (and some things we should and shouldn’t do). It’s great.

From Caitlin: Grabbed this sweet linen-blend dress on a whim earlier this month when I was outlet shopping in Rehoboth (tax free, baby!!!). I had pretty low expectations (read: no expectations) when I headed into the dressing room as this cut isn’t traditionally my favorite – the tiered cut usually reads “maternity” on me because of my bust + hips – but I was SO pleasantly surprised. It’s weirdly flattering (expected it to be more “babydoll,” but it definitely came in a bit closer to my actual waist) and it has tie-shoulders, which means I could customize it to show less cleavage (or more cleavage, if you wanna flaunt the ladies. Not judging here!). The reviews say it works great for smaller chests, but my 36Fs felt great in it, too. BIG FAN! Who woulda guessed?!?!

Also From Caitlin: I BOUGHT AN AIR FRYER. I really struggle with cooking – it’s not a skillset I ever picked up and it’s something that makes me really frustrated as an adult (there’s a vicious cycle of “I’m so bad at this, and I don’t want to practice, because I’m SO BAD AT THIS”) – but I gottttttttta cool it with the delivery fees, you know? This is the one I got (suckered by those Prime Day deals!!!) – does anyone have any tips, links to favorite recipes, words of encouragement, etc.? Books or Youtube channels? Pro tips? ANYTHING? Please help – I’m floundering over here:)

photo by stephen kent johnson | via vogue

Look at this brand-new hotel! Jess and her friend Casey got to have a quick little tour of the new Nine Orchard hotel in LES, NYC and they were stunned. A former bank built in 1912, this building has been beautifully restored. The details are out of this world. If you are in or going to New York anytime soon, it’s a must-see.

From Mallory: I just got influenced to buy this flower frog (which I had never heard of before, but apparently, it’s a commonly used tool to do Japanese Ikebana – which is a type of artistic floral styling). I saw it in this video and it makes your flowers look SO beautiful and I can’t wait to try it and incorporate it into my own home. It’s also very affordable at only $7 for the piece, then you can put it in whatever pretty bowl you want.

From Ryann: I have three weddings left to attend this year (including my own–wild) and I know I am not the only one experiencing wedding fatigue. So if you are looking for a wedding guest dress for any upcoming nuptials, allow me to introduce you to the dress I wore to a wedding a few weeks ago and received so many compliments on. It has a super cute criss-cross halter neck line (eliminating the need to wear any necklaces), and is comfortable, flirty, and a little sexy. I got it in the dark brown color and feel it’s perfect for a semi-formal wedding or event (and on sale!).

From Jess: I’m back on the thong train but the last thing I wanted to do was spend a bunch of money on underwear. While out to dinner, my friend happened to tell about these no-show ones! You get 5 for $15 and they are comfortable. I got my normal size but when I first put them on they were a little tight. However, after a wash they slightly stretched out making them perfect.

Also from Jess: I recently heard about this new inclusive makeup line called GUIDE Beauty that actress and MS/disability advocate, Selma Blair is now the Chief Creative Officer. The founder, Terri Bryant, is a celebrity makeup artist who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and lost the dexterity in her hands. So out of a desire to help those like her have better/usable products she created her brand. They have an incredible line of inclusive brushes, with a new set coming out soon, as well as a few makeup products. In Terri’s words, “From the novice to somebody who has challenges with movement or strength and even the professional makeup artist on set, GUIDE’s products enhance the lives of makeup users everywhere.”

Also Also From Jess: As I spoke at length about, I recently went to a dear friend’s wedding on the east coast a couple of weeks ago. It was a blast and my mom’s dress/shoe selection all worked out perfectly (see above:)). But one of the bride’s cousins was wearing THE CUTEST dress and it’s taking every ounce of me not to buy it because I technically don’t need it. But if you are looking for a cute wedding guest dress, this one is great (and not at all as shiny as it shows on the site!)

Well, that’s it from us today! See y’all tomorrow. xx

Opening Image Credits: Design by Lyndon Cormack and Mark Burkart of Little Giant Studio | Photo by Ema Peter | via Clever

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