weekend reads {feb 25&26}

photo by dave mentzer

photo by dave mentzer

Hello and happy weekend! If you guys missed it on social media, today marks one week of my getting the flu (woo!). I've been battling it FOR DAYS and could barely get out of bed without fainting until Tuesday evening. Now I'm stuck with a cough that just won't quit and what the doctors are calling "just a wee bit of bronchitis." Okay, the doctor did not say "wee," but I watched the new Trevor Noah special on Netflix and his bit on Scotland has me in a "wee" mood. #HonestlyThough

ANYWAYS, my week was struggling through the flu, skipping wine wednesday and chugging all the probiotics I could get my hands on. Then, last night, Maxim came home from a business trip and immediately gave me some Robitussin (never had it). I passed out. 

AND HERE WE ARE! SATURDAY MORNING! So scroll down and find some weekend reading. Or let me know in the comments what you're reading! 

BLOGGERS

In my little heart, I love to dress polished + a little bit [Penny Pincher Fashion]

And I'm loving the top 5 graphic tees that Brittany put together. [Thrifts and Threads]

TRY to get through Carla's post without spending $50 on one of her "red carpet ready" finds. I'll wait. [SpicyCandyDC]

The Betches put together a list of every wine drinking holiday. You're welcome. [BetchesLoveThis

Tanvii had a totally drool-worthy girl date in London [Tanviidotcom]

GaryVee was interviewed on The Skinny Confidential podcast and omg it's amazing. Go listen. [The Skinny Confidential]

Tips and tricks on updating your wardrobe without depleting your bank account [The Private Life of a girl]

IN THE KNOW

Malia Obama is apparently obsessed with these Caterpillar boots and I'm obsessed with Malia...so... [WhoWhatWear]

On Wednesday, a new pop-up bar is popping up in place of the Miracle on 7th St Bar! [DCist]

Washingtonians, if WiFi actually comes to the buses of DC, I might consider using them... [DCInno]

Pandas are apparently sexual beasts and like to have orgies. Trust me, you'll want to read this for the writing alone. [BBC]

One writer slams the West Elm sofa, Peggy, so hard that West Elm is now offering owners FULL refunds. [Jezebel]

Last night witches apparently cast a spell on Donald Trump...but what's most interesting is that PEOPLE BELIEVE THE SAME THING HAPPENED IN 1967 AND THAT'S WHAT ENDED THE VIETNAM WAR. Like, why is that not in our history books?! #ILoveAGoodConspiracy [Mic

The blogpost that started the Uber investigations in sexism. And trust me, it's going to sound scarily familiar. [SusanJFowler]

LONG FORM

There is a town in West Virginia where all modern technology is outlawed. And people are using it as a safe haven. [Washingtonian]

A fascinating deep dive into how the Japanese Internment camps in the U.S. REALLY came to be. [Buzzfeed]

Plagues, revolutions, massive wars, collapsed states—these are what reliably reduce economic disparities. [The Atlantic]