August 02, 2019

The Color Connection : 08.02.19

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Weekend Links

Hi y’all! Happy Friday.

At the risk of sounding trite and cliche… How did we get here? Both to another Friday and another month. I can’t believe we are in August already!

Thank you all so much for the supportive comments on the recent announcement of my investment in Social Mama app.

Here’s a link to the Houston Business Journal article. And in case you can’t access it, here is an excerpt:

Social Mama

Houston-based SocialMama, a mobile app to connect mothers for relationships and resources, received a $150,000 investment from Carrie Colbert, a Houston-based investor. Social Mama was created by co-founder and CEO Amanda Ducach.

Across the United States, female-founded startups raised just 2.2 percent of all venture capital investments in 2018, according to TechCrunch. Colbert said that one of her missions as an investor is to support female-founded, female-focused ventures.

I look forward to sharing more about it soon! For now, if you’re a mama, be sure to download the app!

Now, keep reading below for some of my favorite articles, blog posts, and shopping links from the week…

Weekend Reading

8 ways to make out of town guests feel welcome

10 money questions to ask yourself

This colorful reading nook is precious!

The dumbest things entrepreneurs do according to Mark Cuban

Genius cheat guide to at-home latte art!

How to choose the right rug size

The home of Maisonette founder Sylvana Durrett is a Brooklyn brownstone dream!

Looking to throw a Pinterest-worthy party without the hassle?

Making the case for morning phone breaks

These photos at the revamped TWA Hotel are epic!

On the flip side, balance your expectations of the hotel by reading this before you book a stay.

This isn’t an easy read, but we need to read it: why it’s easy to get away with rape

Warning, influencers: marketing fraud is illegal

Women in the Workplace — worth reading McKinsey’s annual report

Companies report that they are highly committed to gender diversity. But that commitment has not translated into meaningful progress. The proportion of women at every level in corporate America has hardly changed. Progress isn’t just slow. It’s stalled.

- McKinsey annual report on women in the workplace

Weekend Shopping

The cutest pouch for cords and cables

Fall must haves : this pastel rainbow cardigan and this bright rainbow cardigan!

How cute are these color-blocked melamine plates?

I cannot get enough of this new brand specializing in caftans and kimonos!

I ordered this pom pom mirror for Elle. The entire Etsy shop is adorable!

I’ve been organizing our new apartment and have gone a little crazy with these bins

J.Crew pre-fall arrivals are so good! On my wish list:

– this bold floral top or dress in the same print

– this belted rainbow stripe dress

my favorite dress silhouette in a new rainbow stripe and in a lovely shade of pink (and other shades)

– this pretty leopard dress with bits of pink

The make-up set Elle can’t stop playing with

Pretty sure Elle needs this shirt and this sweatshirt! Haha

Until next time… 

Have a great weekend!


  1. rose says:

    when are you coming up with a new color of the month?

    1. August 🙂

      Thanks for your patience.

  2. audrey says:

    When in august? by the way i love this post!! so helpful.

    1. Thank you so much, Audrey! Stay posted… Working on it now. 😉

  3. Merritt Beck says:

    Thanks for sharing! I love following along with you.

    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe

    1. You’re the best, Mer! Xo

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