Remember last winter when I wouldn't shut up about how much I love Dudley Stephens? Yeah, well, you're in for a repeat of that song and dance because the temperatures have officially dipped below 60 here and therefore I shall begin the process of swaddling myself in their delicious fleece until April. If you're not familiar, Dudley Stephens is the gold standard in quality fleece-wear and this tunic-length turtleneck was probably my most-worn item of last winter. And, that was before Covid hit when I had a lot more reason to wear dresses and skirts and all that nonsense. Now that my lower half can be in leggings and sweats most days, I'm majorly stocking up on their glorious fleece options (which just so happen to come in every color under the sun). ALSO, in case you missed it last week, they just launched their fall capsule collection which includes the single greatest shearling jacket ever constructed. It is so flattering, cozy and CHIC. So, if you're looking for the ultimate in comfort and coziness this season, check out Dudley Stephens. They're a female-founded brand made entirely in the USA and the majority of their styles are sustainably spun from recycled yarn so really, what's not to love?
Shopbop’s huge fall sale is ON and simply can not be missed. With code FALL20 you can get 25% off everything, depending on how much you spend. A few things in my shopping cart: these classic sneakers , this beanie, and this parka. If your at-home quarantine comfy clothes need an update for fall, don’t miss their selection of loungewear. I think this gorgeous fuzzy pullover and matching jogger duo is going to have to come home with me as well. The sale ends Friday and items typically sell out quickly, so hop to!
Anyone else kill literally all of their plants? Does your foliage cower in fear? Just me? If keeping track of your plants’ individual sunlight and water needs tends to be the first forgotten item on the to-do list that lives in your mind, the Planta app is an ideal hack that was recently recommended by my friend Ijeoma. It will send you care reminders based on the needs of each individual plant. Genius.
While I love a ponytail, I’m not much of a fan of hair creases that make me look like I caught my mane in a door jamb. These silk hair ties (which are included in the current Shopbop Sale!) stay put, while still treating your hair gently and preventing breakage. They’re also magically cuter than normal hair ties, but not as big and scene-stealing as scrunchies.
Tomorrow is Prime Day! I know, this year has been such a whirlwind we almost forgot about one of our most important shopping holidays. There are far too many deals to mention, but trust that the big items you’ve had on your mind and maybe even in your cart are going to be marked majorly down. You’ll want to pay extra special attention to any tech gadgets you’re interested in. Also (hint hint) a little bird may or may not have tipped me off that some of my favorite skincare will be seriously discounted. Stay tuned to my instastories tomorrow for the goods.
We are living in a time of customization, and skincare is no exception. Proven Skincare is my latest skincare fascination and here’s why: following a thorough questionnaire that’s focused on your skin type, concerns and lifestyle, you get a three-product customized skincare regimen containing every active ingredient you actually need—meaning no more guesswork while you peruse every single bottle and jar at the drugstore.
Um I’m sorry is this a mini waffle maker that makes me breakfast in PUMPKIN FORMATION? Sometimes it’s the little things you never know you needed but now literally cannot function without. I may not have a yard filled with ghosts and skeletons, but I’m very much here for a seasonally themed breakfast. *Adds maple syrup to grocery list.*
It’s been a year of adjustments, that’s for sure, and if you’ve found saving money to be a harder task than usual in 2020, definitely check out these money saving tips and ideas from Forbes. Especially as we head into the holiday season, it’s so smart to have a good financial game plan in place!
I want as little in between me and apple cider donuts as possible, and this shortcut recipe meets my culinary criteria. If you don’t have time to make dough from scratch and/or can’t get out to an apple orchard this year because of… I don’t know, a pandemic, definitely take this sweet recipe for a spin.
You know what, I think I’ve got enough coats. LOLZ JUST KIDDING, THAT’S NOT A THING THAT HAPPENS. Especially not when I’m staring directly into the beautiful glen plaid eyes of this wrap coat with leather belt (!) by Mackage. It’s a perfect fall weight coat and a solid investment piece that will work with your wardrobe year after year.
Fun fact: I’ve been looking for a flat over-the-knee boot like this for over TWO YEARS. That’s longer than my child has been alive. At long last, I’ve found what I’ve been looking for, and I was delighted to see that Tamara Mellon, one of my favorite designers, made it happen. There are a lot of flat boots with a shaft that’s skin-tight to your leg (no shade, I have a few pairs myself), but I wanted something a little looser. These are ideal for fall and the quality means I’ll have them always.