Pre-orders of my locket collab with Monica Rich Kosann officially end on 11/21! This will be the final opportunity to buy the lockets in gold or silver. All orders can be monogrammed and will arrive in 8-10 weeks, in plenty of time for Valentine's Day or as a slightly belated holiday gift! We have been astounded by the excitement surrounding these pieces and are so grateful for all of your enthusiasm. I love seeing you wear them!
Shopbop now carries beauty (praise be) and I was thrilled to see that they stock one of my long-time favorite clean beauty brands, Wander Beauty. A recent favorite is their On-the-Glow Blush & Illuminator in Coral Rose. As the name suggests, it has a blush side and a highlighter side for adding color and/or dewiness wherever you swipe it (cheeks, lips, eyes, body). The cream color blush is super easy to apply and unlike so many blushes (both cream and powder) it actually does not fade at all throughout the day.
When Coco received this Flower Garden Building Toy from my in-laws for her birthday, I didn't really understand it or know what to expect. Like the vast majority of gifts I got her for the big day, I feared it would be relegated to the bottom of a toy bin. PLOT TWIST: it is Coco’s favorite thing in the ENTIRE WORLD (hopefully after her parents and sister). The mix-and-match washable flower parts are meant to help with hand-eye coordination and creative development. Coco’s learning fine motor skills and I’m learning that—lucky for her—she didn’t inherit my not-so-green thumb. If you need a gift that is guaranteed to THRILL a little one this holiday season, this is it.
Is there anything more festive than a glass of bubbly? Whether it’s champagne or sparkling wine, this magical Sparkling Wine Preservation System from Coravin will ensure there isn’t a drop wasted this holiday season. You can enjoy a glass and rest-assured that the pressurized, stainless steel stoppers will keep your sparkles sparkly and tasting crisp for up to four weeks!
Erica Domesek, of @psimadethis fame, has written a new book full of DIY projects for children called P.S. We Made This which is packed with creative projects and recipes that will not keep your kids entertained, but will also encourage essential sensory and motor skills. The book is a great gift idea for a parent or child looking to boost cognitive development and self-confidence! I can attest, the projects are practical (often using items you have laying around the house like cardboard boxes) and so much FUN.
Between my keys, phone, purse, and two small humans, my hands are usually pretty full. That’s why this Bottle Bag from London Velvet is so important: it’s a colorful, leather bag for your reusable water bottle. You can customize it with a variety of colors and fill it with your beverage of choice (CAFFEINE). London Velvet partnered with Ocean Bottle, so every reusable bottle they sell funds the collection of 1000 ocean-bound bottles. Reducing plastic never looked so chic.
This Ruslan Baginskiy Checked Hood stopped me in my tracks. Is it a scarf? A hat? Would it make me look like Queen Elizabeth driving her Range Rover at Balmoral? If the answer is yes to that final question I need one in every color. Whatever the answer, I’ve concluded it’s a chic way to battle the elements.
The two most important things to pack when you’re going to Europe are: (1) your passport and (2) comfortable sneakers. Before we left I was eager to find some fresh suede sneakers for fall that would be as comfortable as they were cute and I'm happy to report that I succeeded. These Vans in a rich brown suede were a dream to walk around in and these Soludos Ibiza Sneakers in khaki suede were just as dreamy in terms of both comfort and style.
Thanks to creative director Brandon Maxwell, Walmart’s Scoop brand continues to be a treasure trove. This Metallic Turtleneck Sweater is a perfect way to add a little texture and sparkle to your party wardrobe this holiday season. And at this price tag, you won't have to stress about spilling a little egg nog down the front.
If you’ve got a warm-weather trip coming up, first off, I’m jealous. But more importantly, consider packing a pair of these hand-crafted customizable sandals from Amanu. They have nine styles in both nude and black soles that you can make your own by mixing and matching quality leather patterns like cognac leather and leopard pony hair.
If you aren’t familiar with Aera diffusers, allow me to introduce you. These are smart Tabletop and Plug-In Diffusers for your home. You never have to worry about leaving a flame unattended or wasting your favorite scents because the accompanying app allows you to turn the diffusers on and off, set timers and control the strength of the scent. The scent capsules are hypoallergenic, last for 800 HOURS and now come in a magical collection of Holiday Scents. Fill your home with the smells of Christmas as soon as... now. I'm doing it right now. Use code MARY20 for 20% off diffusers!
As we enter the thick of Vest Season, I have to shout out The Recycled Mother Puffer Vest from Cotton On. It’s made from a water repellant fabric finish and the long, oversized fit covers the bum. I'm all for a cropped moment but sometimes, I'd just like a little bum coverage. Plus, the pockets are lined with fleece for extra warmth.
I’m obsessed with knitwear from Le Lion, which can be personalized with the most gorgeous designs typically featuring metallic threads, sequins and beading. I just got the Cotton Puff Sleeve Laursie Cardigan in Palm Leaf green with the pearl bow heart embroidery with my monogram in light pink. These sweaters are breathable and the customization makes them perfect for gifting—even to yourself.
This Lady Amphora Silk Scarf from Liberty made me audibly gasp when shopping in London last week. The colors are truly breathtaking in person. The pale periwinkle blue is grounded by deep olives and rich fuchsias so it looks amazing with winter pieces. I also discovered Liberty’s partnership with Munich-based label Horror Vacui—they make incredibly beautiful dresses inspired by vintage nightwear from the 16th century. Imagine this Vestia Moon Flower Liberty Silk Satin Dress with a faux fur vest and knee-high boots for Thanksgiving or any holiday party!
Whether you’re hosting guests this holiday season or looking for an extra cozy night’s sleep, Boll and Branch sheets are the absolute best. We just put our favorite flannel set on our bed last weekend and it has been nothing short of HEAVENLY. The brand was nice enough to offer my followers early access to the best discount they're offering all season — 25% off with the code MARY25. Stock up on your favorites before things sell out during their public Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales!
Pangaia is known for its organic cotton basics and supple sweats, but the hidden gems are their recycled cashmere! Made from a combination of cashmere and wool, Pangaia’s recycled cashmere is not only soft and warm, it diverts waste from landfills by giving fibers a second life. This swingy recycled cashmere skirt is a must-have in burgundy or pale gray and super chic when paired with the coordinating crewneck sweater.
I don’t mind doing laundry, but I do mind ironing laundry. Here's my secret weapon: Wrinkle Release Spray from Downy. I’ve shared this in the past but it bears repeating because it really is amazing AND I recently discovered a new use for it when making the bed. De-wrinkling sheets and duvet covers is the literal bane of my existence but with a few spritzes of this spray and a tug on each corner and edge, your bed looks hotel-worthy, crisp and wrinkle-free.
You know I’m not a huge bucket hat gal but something about the style in faux fur just looks so chic. I recently got the Addison Reversible Faux Fur Bucket Hat from Rag & Bone in black (if I were brunette I would go for the natural for contrast). I love that this hat comes in multiple sizes and is reversible!
It’s almost Thanksgiving and that means it's time to burn myself on scalding hot pans! Well, not this year because I’m investing in this gingham double oven mitt. With two plush pockets and a layer between them, your wrists are protected against piping hot pumpkin pie pans and your holiday won't be spent in a local burn unit.
Classic Chuck Taylors scream summer, but these Chuck 70 Cozy Utility Sneakers are actually the epitome of winter. They boast the same cushioned footbed and rubber sole as the classic style, but with a fuzzy, textured outer, they’re the perfect shoe for a cozy winter look. If you’ve been wondering how to make a high tops work for you, try these.
This satin button-up blouse and matching slip midi skirt is primed for the festive season. I love it in emerald green, but the top comes in six colors and would be beautiful with or without the matching skirt (that comes in EIGHTEEN colors). Wear them together or just tie the button-up over a high-waisted slim black pant (these are absolutely glorious) and you’re instantly, effortlessly holiday chic.
Tommy John is the ultimate in super soft, perfectly-fitting loungewear, pajamas and intimates that look good as new, even after the 100th wash. Get 30% off with my discount code MARYORTON30 before things sell out over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I’ve compiled all of my favorites HERE!
Janie and Jack just launched their (VERY) limited edition Baaah Sweater! This fisherman-style sweater is so special, they only made 100. They’re made from 100% Climate Beneficial™ Wool and come in sizes ranging from 6M up to 8Y. Each numbered item comes in a special muslin bag and would make the most beautiful gift for a little one, that is, if you act fast! I got one for each of my girls and they are truly spectacular quality. ALSO, if you're looking to order anything else from Janie & Jack, use my discount code MARY20 which will get you 20% off. The discount code is not valid on special edition pieces like the Baaah sweaters, but it's good on nearly everything else sitewide!
I’ve been stuck in my car trying to get work done through glare more times than I can count. So, when I spotted this laptop sun shade on @things.i.bought.and.liked’s stories, I immediately purchased it. It protects your laptop from heat and glare so you can work anywhere (yes, even poolside). How did I not know about this sooner?!