Girl Friday, 2018 vol. 3
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It's 105 degrees out but in 1 hour it will be the weekend my friends! I had a lovely lunch at epicerie with Pink Granite alum Alyse Meyer (read her interview here). I ventured beyond the borders of my comfort zone and tried the salmon toast. It was very very tasty and I took a photo to prove to my husband that I ate it. He's the healthy one - toasts usually fall within his domain.

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Have you heard that Wildfang is selling "I really care, don't u?" jackets and the money goes to RAICES. Needless to say ZARA missed that boat, although the trolliness of it all is more a Wildfang move. Kudos to them.

But enough politics! Girl Friday is for the unnecessary.

This weekend wraps up a massively expensive home renovation that the Mr. and I have completed on a rental property (anyone need a house in South Austin?) and to celebrate I want to buy myself something that doesn't need to be installed at a 20% markup or eventually painted white.  In reality I'll be waiting until we get a renter in to truly celebrate with any purchases but here's what I'm dreaming about for when that sweet sweet day comes:

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Reiss is having a big sale right now and I specifically need a gray dress for my sister's upcoming wedding. I'm not in the wedding but I need to coordinate as the mother of the flower girl and all. I know what you're thinking, I am basically Kate Middleton in this entire affair. 

Speaking of the Reiss sale I also love this blazer for more wintery times, these nude kitten heels for anytime, and this pink number for a date night.

Speaking of the royals - Town and Country's instagram account tells me that Meghan Markle wears this lipstick so now I think I need it too.

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I do love the tool on Charlotte Tilbury's website that let's you see a lipstick on a similar skin tone to yours. As a rule I actually never buy lipstick online and wouldn't advise you to do so either.  Unless Meghan Markle wears it too.

Until next Friday...

Thursday, why aren't you Friday?
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It's practically Friday and the State Democratic Convention is underway in Ft. Worth. If you follow on Instagram @PinkGraniteTX check out our stories. I've got a savvy young politico named Tina taking over our stories for the convention and I can't wait to see what she shares.

And before you ask why I didn't do such for the GOP convention - honestly I just didn't think of it all until yesterday. That's called building the plane as you fly it - I'm not a professional blogger but I'm learning the tricks. So if you're a Republican (or another Dem) and want to share what your candidate's doing, how you volunteer or anything else that is CIVIL and related to #PinkGranite let me know and we'll get it lined up.

In the meantime here are some Thursday sounding things:

Sighs of Relief
 Austin Club Fire photo via the Statesman

Austin Club Fire photo via the Statesman

Thanks to President Trump signing an executive order to stop separating babies from the parents along the border I may sleep a bit more soundly tonight. And if we're being honest my kid will be relieved that mommy doesn't need so many hugs tonight.

Let's all debate whose fault it was offline - at least (I hope) it stops. If you want to help raise money for the defense fund of those that lost their kids in the first place visit here to learn more. No words my friends, this is America in 2018.

In other non-important news, I put out a call for RSVPs for our very first Pink Granite Party yesterday. The event is in September and I honestly thought it might take 3 months to wrangle up 26 ladies to come have lunch with me and the slots filled in 4 hours. 4 hours folks. I feel a bit silly but extremely prepared now.  So I hope you made it in. I can't change the venue or Josephine's will keep my deposit, but we'll for sure schedule many more in the future now that I realize you're all into the idea.  We also have a waiting list set up for the September event just in case. Find that here. 

Other news of the day:

RSVP Today!
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Our very first ever Pink Granite Party is scheduled for September 25, 2018 and I hope you'll be there. Because our venue is VERY small I have to limit attendance to the first 25 RSVPs. This means that if you want to claim your seat - you need to RSVP here now. Seriously, they are giving me zero exceptions.

Once we hit the magic number I'll begin a waiting list because as we all know, plans tend to change. So if you don't get in right away please don't be discouraged. Also - if there is enough interest in this first event we'll make the next one bigger and better.

As always, thanks for your support and for reading.