I’m sitting down to write today’s blog post and I’m just, like, what happened this week. The news of the leak about Roe v. Wade definitely clouded every thought/moment of the week. I’ll be honest, I am exhausted. I recognize that it’s a privilege to be exhausted about it, but I’m just being honest here. I had DMs demanding I say something and, frankly, I had no idea what to say. I still have no idea what to say. It feels like we’re living in a dystopian world and I have not felt super equipped to discuss at length many issues over the past few years (and, man, have we faced some serious issues over the past few years). Personally, throwing up a few IG slides and then moving onto more frivolous things felt worse to me. Even this post feels icky to me (it feels insane that we live in a world where we can discuss an event such as the Met Gala on the same night this kind of devastating news about reproductive rights leaks), but again, I simply don’t know what else to do.
So that is where I am– feeling sickened and helpless.
ONE // Is This How Roe Ends?
One of my favorite podcasts to listen to is “The Daily” from the NY Times. This particular episode is thirty minutes and dives into what happened on Monday night and what it could mean moving forward for abortions. I thought this did a great job explaining the real trickle down effect, which is that people in blue states will still have access and wealthy people in red states will still be able to get access to abortions (by having the means to travel somewhere where an abortion could be performed). The people who suffer the most are those who are already at a financial disadvantage, which only exacerbates the issue. (Also why donating to abortion funds is a great option.) And, look, I’m very much pro-choice, even though abortions make me uncomfortable– but banning abortions doesn’t stop abortions, it only stops safe and legal abortions particularly for already vulnerable populations.
This is one of my favorite Vogue series. Lindsay Lohan is priming herself for another comeback and she sounds so great in this video! (Rooting for her!!) In the video, she flips through eighteen of her various red carpet looks throughout the years and shares some personal anecdotes along the way.
THREE // Baby Loafers
I ordered a pair of these little baby loafers for Jack. TBD on how they fit, but they look so cute online. He spends most of his time barefoot and wears these booties to daycare until he starts walking… but sometimes he needs a complete “look.”
FOUR // “We’re Leaving Seattle”
The Crosbys family has one of my favorite channels to watch on Youtube. The kids are super talented (you may have seen Claire performing with her dad on Ellen a bunch a few years ago) and I just think they seem like a super loving, sweet family. And if you need further proof…. just watch this video of Dave surprising his wife with their new home. (Warning: it’s a tear jerker.)
FIVE // Sydney Sweeney for Tory Burch
I never really have interest in red carpet events, but I loved this little video of Sydney Sweeney getting ready with Tory Burch. Obviously the nod to the iconic The Princess Diaries scene was just *chef’s kiss*. And I thought she looked stunning in that gown.