Today I’m doing a different type of post & sharing some things I’m loving now – not all of these are fashion & beauty related, but I thought it would be a fun way to highlight my current favorite finds & share some more personal tidbits with you. Let me know in the comments section (or on social media) if you like this type of content – I just might make it a recurring monthly series!
Gold Mirror // Lace Vase // Embossed Vase // Floral Lumbar Pillow // Linen Stripe Pillow
Square Linen Pillow // Textured Pom Pillow // Gold Terrarium // Woven Storage Basket
Wood Magazine Holder // Tasseled Throw Blanket // Scalloped Frame // Gold Frame
Have you checked out the new arrivals in the home section at Target recently? There’s so many good finds and I’m constantly adding items to my wish list! Being a neutral lover, the pieces in this collection are perfect for incorporating into our current living space. Right now they’re offering an extra 10% off select items with code HOME – I just ordered a few of the throw pillows pictured above, this woven canister & I’m also intrigued by this weighted blanket (if any of you have tried one, please share below!).
Most sweaters will end up with some amount of pilling if you’ve owned them for a while. And, even though I wash most of mine on the delicate cycle & hang dry them, I had several that needed a little extra TLC this year. I was previously using a sweater stone to correct this problem, but I found that it was too harsh for some of my finer knits & cashmere. So, I ordered this battery-powered sweater shaver & it is probably the best purchase I’ve made all winter. This handy little device is a game-changer for completely removing pilling & lint – it literally makes your sweaters look brand new again. Not only is it lightweight & easy to use, there’s something so satisfying about the process of transforming something in just minutes. Before I ordered, I read through the reviews and there were several people who used it on their couches & rugs with great success too. At under $20, it’s a simple way to extend the life of your favorite pieces for less!
While we’re on the topic of time-saving products that will make your life easier, I have to share about this incredible tool! One of my friends recently shared on Facebook about it & I was very interested – then, when I saw a couple other bloggers showing how it works in their InstaStories, I knew I had to order it! This is similar to the Dyson AirWrap in the way it works, but it costs much less. Because my hair is naturally curly, I was worried it wouldn’t work as well for me, but I was amazed by how flawlessly it straightened my strands + left my hair soft & shiny, while adding much-needed volume (plus, it cut my drying time in half!) A few of the reviews stated that the oval brush was too large for them – I found it to be just right for my hair length, but some mentioned this style working better.
I receive a lot of PR beauty packages and, as a result, I’m constantly testing out new products to share with you. But, if I’m being honest, very few make the cut & are good enough to get an endorsement from me & earn a spot in my cabinet. When this lipstick collection landed on my doorstep, I was eager to try them out because I haven’t seen a new launch from Almay in a while (fun fact: they were the first beauty brand I collaborated with back in 2013). Not only is the packaging so fun, the colors are gorgeous and, thanks to a Shea Butter/vitamin E blend, the formula is super hydrating. My top color picks: Treat Yourself (a cherry red), Eat Cake (a Barbie pink), Be Strong (a deep rose), Get Crazy (a gorgeous burgundy) & Love Yourself (a dark brick red). Right now, when you spend $15 on Almay products, you’ll get free Eye Makeup Remover Pads with your order (I’ve used these for years & they are the best!).
As most of you know, I’ve partnered with StitchFix in the past & absolutely loved their service. So, when I heard they added a kids box (offering sizes 2T-14), I was anxious to give it a try for my son. As you can imagine, clothes shopping with a 10-year-old boy is not the most enjoyable activity – he is super opinionated & HATES going to the fitting room to try things on. When I told him about this option, he was really excited to sit down with me to fill out his style profile. We were also able to set the price points that we felt the most comfortable with for each garment of clothing, so I knew what we received would fit within my budget. So far, we’ve gotten two boxes and he’s loved every single thing (the only items we’ve sent back were due to sizing/fit issues). If you’re a mom who has a picky kid or you don’t have time to drag them to the mall, I highly recommend checking it out (side note: they also have a men’s box now too!)
Embroidered Clutch // Scalloped Hoops (also in silver) // Wood Handle Clutch
Tortoise Hoops // Round Rattan Bag (also in natural) // Gold Drop Earrings
Woven Basket Bag (love this one too!) // Coin Necklace // Tortoise Cage Clutch
You know how some stores just fall off your radar for no apparent reason? I was at the mall with my daughter a couple weeks ago, trying to find some jewelry to go with her dress for an upcoming school dance, when we wandered into Francesca’s. I’ll admit that I haven’t been inside their store in ages, so I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they’ve seriously upped their game! Although they do have some cute clothing (like this crochet blouse, this pointelle sweater & this maxi cover-up dress), what really caught my eye was their accessories, which I thought were such great quality for the price. This cage clutch is a near-identical dupe for this designer version & also comes in burgundy, green, yellow & marble. I also loved this suede tassel clutch – the blush pink is even more gorgeous in person! Right now, they’re offering B1G1 30% off on full-price clothing, accessories, shoes & jewelry (discount taken at checkout).
I’ve gotten into a bit of a rut with my workout routine and one of my goals for 2019 is to challenge myself to try new things & mix it up a bit. I’ve done Tracy Anderson’s Mat Workout for the past few years (which I highly recommend), but after hearing about this new program and reading the rave reviews, I couldn’t wait to order it. There are several different options for this DVD, so you want to order the one that’s designed for your specific body type – I bought Hipcentric, which is for those with a pear shape. There’s also Glutecentric, Abcentric & Omnicentric, depending on how you carry your weight. I love that the workouts are only 30 minutes & that the routine changes every 10 days so it keeps your muscles challenged. It can be a little difficult at first because she doesn’t give a lot of movement cues, but the more you do it, the more you get used to her style. I’m just starting out, but I’ll be sure to update you on my thoughts & results as I continue with the program!