There is a MASSIVE (like, up to 70% off massive) sale happening at Krewe starting today. This New Orleans-based brand is one of my favorites, and if you’re looking for sunglasses that will literally get you compliments every time you leave the house, look no further. If all your other shades get jealous, I take zero responsibility. The Earhart and Simone styles are two of my favorites that you've seen on heavy rotation in my instagram stories.
Blondes know the importance of reliable toning products—especially in summertime. And, Memorandum readers obviously know how I feel about Aveda. The brand recently launched a new purple toning shampoo and conditioner pairing and it is outstanding. They let me test it out a couple months before launch, so believe me when I tell you that I know it's GOOD. Better still, Nordstrom has it on sale for 25% off right now!
These super chic baby carriers are bringing me such joy right now. While they’re definitely an investment that originally had me very skeptical, they are SO COMFORTABLE, adjust easily from infancy to toddler stage, and have the added benefit of offering a little more style to your overall look than typical carriers. I've found this to be especially important during the postpartum period when I rarely (if ever?) feel stylish. Instead of feeling like a pack mule, putting on this carrier actually makes me feel like there's "a look" happening, and that works wonders for my mood during these special-but-challenging postpartum days.
This product is a lifesaver for those who are breastfeeding. The Willow pump is a wearable, in-bra breast pump that has thought of everything. It’s completely mobile and spill-proof, meaning you can do other things that you need to do as you pump. Its smart suction technology means it’s literally been engineered for comfort, and you can pump into storage bags or reusable containers—all while using a super quiet product. This pump has thought of every practical checklist item that mothers care about, and then delivered on them. I am eternally grateful.
If you’re looking for some super easy summer linen style staples, you really need to take a look at H&M’s linen offerings this season. So far, I’ve purchased joggers (in three colors because I loved my first pair and decided to hoard more), plus these cropped pants and button-down in the happiest apricot hue which make the sweetest, airiest matching set!
This particular style of long sleeve button-down pajamas is my personal favorite, and therefore I am constantly purchasing new versions to stay abreast of which brands make the very best pair. While you can absolutely invest in pricier versions with luxe fabrics, this Amazon version is... outstanding. They’re incredibly soft and comfortable, the fit is spot-on, and they wash really well. Honestly, the hardest part is picking a color but at a price point that's roughly one-third of comparable alternatives, you can go ahead and pick three.
These Zella tanks, shoppable at Nordstrom, are absolutely ideal. They're billed for working out and are certainly amazing for a good sweat sesh, but their subtle, simple design doesn't scream athleticwear which makes them supremely versatile outside of the gym, too. You can layer them underneath any number of spring styles, or even wear them on their own with jeans or leggings. I'm telling you, you won’t find a better tank in terms of affordability and versatility. I've purchased in both black and white and the white is not see-through, which is another big win. I recommend snagging these before more five-star reviews flood in and they go the way of other Zella staples which are perpetually sold out.
Always a standout brand for its endless ability to engineer cool summer bags, Cult Gaia has presented us with yet another beauty for summer 2021. This incredibly stylish top-handle bag is very, very ready for you to take it to a rooftop/backard/beer garden. Prepare yourself for roughly 57 “where’d you get thats."
Let’s not forget J.Crew for its shoe selection—to do so would be a crime against your feet. Take a scroll through their shoe section, particularly if you’re shy on sandals for summer. I just bought these and am obviously going back for another color because they are like dipping your feet in butter. Also currently in my cart: a pair of geometric sandals, woven flats, and ridiculously cute buckle slides.
I recently received this absolutely darling sweater as a gift for Coco (who is easing into her new role and letting her sister know which jewelry of mine she’s already claimed). It is such a sweet gift for big siblings and big siblings to-be, and since it’s not kitschy, they can actually get quite a bit of wear out of it!
Reviving our go-to lunch options before summer is such a smart move, especially as the farmers markets and groceries start to get all that delightful seasonal produce. This list is one of the most complete and inspiring collections of salads for summer that will keep lunch colorful, interesting, and endlessly delicious.
My cousin (who is a nurse practitioner) sent me a package of this hydration/energy drink mix as a welcome home from the hospital gift after I had Liza. Since then, I’ve had one every morning and never want to live life without them. They’re a single-serving electrolyte drink mix made with naturally caffeinated matcha and guayusa blended with ginger. Each packet offers a natural source of 100mg caffeine (roughly 1-2 cups of coffee), without any of the jittery effects. The taste is so refreshing and delicious, I can’t wait to have them each morning.
I’ve seen SO many charming, flowy tiered dresses this year and I, for one, am really, really into the idea. I’ll be starting with this beauty because the price point and ruffle collar are calling my name. Also, I've officially gone from someone who never wears pink to someone who can’t get enough and I blame my daughters.
If you can think of a better idea for Father’s Day Brunch at home than a bacon-cheddar-chive quiche with a hash brown crust, do let me know. Because right now, this recipe is a TOP CONTENDER. Father’s Day is roughly a month away, so plan accordingly!
If you’ve never shopped stunning table linens from Caspisanti before, clear your afternoon. I just ordered these napkins, placemats, and bows, but truly everything in their newest arrivals is worth checking out. Every piece has a special, heirloom quality to it, which lets me know that I’ll treasure (and use) everything for a very long time.
What is it about an organized refrigerator that’s so soothing? I’m not saying we’re all destined to have refrigerators that mimic a game of Tetris, but if you can incorporate a few of these top tips into your typical kitchen routine, opening the fridge is certain to be less stress-inducing for sure.
It’s been a year (plus!) of long-distance gifting, and if you’re struggling for fresh ideas, check these baking kits out. These charming baking kits allow you to send a giftee (or yourself!) everything you need to make goodies of all kinds (and dietary restrictions!). You can bake them yourself or get the little ones involved, but I really love the idea of sending a kit instead of something already baked, especially since we can never be 100% certain about how the baked goods will travel or arrive. Also, I just love gifting activities—it’s so thoughtful and fun for someone you love and miss from afar.
Makeup shopping absolutely counts as a valid hobby. Dime Beauty makes countless high-quality makeup products (and skincare!) that you need to look into, especially if you’re looking to add clean products to your routine. I’ve compiled all of my favorites into this collection, and if you use code ORTON20 you can take 20% off sitewide! My personal favorites are the longwear matte liquid lip colors. They’re never drying and they will not transfer—ever!
If you’re unfamiliar, beachy brand Business & Pleasure has some of the most charming takes on classic beach style I’ve seen yet. I recently purchased a few summer essentials including a beach umbrella and matching chairs that I cannot wait to use once the weather really warms up. They also make tiny versions of their products for kids!