weekend reads {april 8&9}

Well hello and happy weekend! I've had a ridiculously crazy week. At work, I was helping on the backend for social media at a HUGE conference. It was tiring, but so much fun — and then one of our VPs got an entire conference room to do a zombie selfie, and I just about died.

#ProudParentMoment. Anyways, I also got BOTOX on Wednesday, walked the runway at ESL on Thursday, and promptly chowed down on homemade vegan fried rice on Friday! Look for updates on allll of that soon. 

But in the meantime, happy weekend babesies. Let me know what you're doing + reading in the comments below! 


Sarah talks about puppies and why animal rescue is so near and dear to her heart. [DistrictDamsel]

The coolest girls in the working world put together some go-to office wear. [Career Girl Daily]

Pam talks embroidery and what pieces to rock. [The Girl From Panama]

Meaghan straight-up found the coolest weekend duffel ever. [District Sparkle]

...and these are quite possibly the best tie-back tops to complete your spring wardrobe. [Thrifts and Threads]

in the know 

Baby hedgehogs are called hoglets and I'm dying. [Twitter]

It's official: North Shaw is the most hipster neighborhood in the District. [Travel + Leisure]

Yes, you can now buy Unicorn Tears that'll get you drunk, you basic bitches. [BetchesLoveThis]

Anthony Bourdain was broke...for a large majority of his life. [WealthSimple]

Merriam-Webster is correcting Donald Trump — and it's amazing. [WashingtonPost]

If you haven't listened to S-Town yet, clear your scheduled for a day and binge the seven, incredible, mysterious, addicting episodes. [STown]

And if you need more reason to listen to it, consider the FOMO. [NYTimes]

long form 

The story behind the story of Cien Años de Soledad. [Vanity Fair]. p.s. If you haven't read the book, DO IT. If you can read in Spanish, read the original.