Monday Memo No. 161
Headbands, houndstooth and a hand cream so lush, it sold out twice.
I’ve posted about Rothy’s shoes, which are made from entirely eco-friendly materials before, but I don’t know how their bags have escaped my notice until now—I am obsessed. Both tote styles come in a ton of colorways (including some reversible). They’re truly the perfect everyday tote to carry everything, everywhere—and they’re fully machine-washable!
I’m not here to tell you that you don’t know how to wear a turtleneck. But, I am here to tell you, you’re probably doing it wrong. That’s why I made this turtleneck tuck trick video. When I shared this tip a few years ago it went viral and since we have months left of sweater season, I figured it was high time I made an updated version. The turtleneck tuck I offer in the video is also a great trick if you get makeup on the neck of your sweater—just flip the turtleneck collar the other way and you’re good to go. Also, if you're looking for details on what I'm wearing in the video, everything is linked here, including this super affordable Amazon sweater!
The mesmerizing, award-winning photographer Jamie Beck has published her first book, An American in Provence and it’s already a New York Times bestseller. The book is filled with gorgeous photography from Beck’s time in Provence—it’s part memoir, part travelog, it even has some mouthwatering local recipes. Flipping through its pages is like taking a trip to the South of France without ever leaving your couch. It’s the perfect gift for art lovers, Francophiles, or basically anyone with good taste that needs a housewarming gift!
I’ve shared this collab before but now that we are all collectively dreaming of warm weather getaways, it bears repeating: the Pamela Munson x Atlantic-Pacific collection is PERFECTION. I have this bag and this one, and I seriously can’t tell you how beautiful they are in person. Whether I make it somewhere warm this winter or have to wait until spring, I will enjoy proudly displaying them in my home like the works of art that they are.
This recipe is ideal if you’re craving a creamy broccoli cheddar soup but don’t want to feel like you’re drinking 20 sticks of butter. Half Baked Harvest never misses and her recipe for a lighter, creamy broccoli cheddar soup is no exception. Puréed cauliflower and a little bit of coconut milk give this soup it’s creamy texture, but believe me: there’s no shortage of rich, cheesy flavor.
I was looking for a powder foundation for days when I do a mask or apply a rich cream in the morning. I wanted something light that doesn’t add additional moisture to an already thickly shellacked canvas and Laura Geller’s Baked Balance-n-Brighten Color Correcting Powder Foundation is the answer. Its weightless texture gives a demi-matte finish that can be layered for additional coverage.
I have always been a huge proponent of double cleansing and this video gives a great visual representation of why it’s so important. The key is making sure you use gentle yet effective cleansers that don’t strip your skin. My current routine is to start with my all-time favorite Elemis cleansing balm, followed by my Proven Skincare cleanser.
If you paint your nails at home, this wearable nail polish holder is about to change the game. The flexible C-shaped grip slides onto your hand, foot, even the edge of a table to offer a steady spot to hold your polish. The polish holder is made from ergonomically designed silicone and fits all types of polish bottles.
This Theraplush overnight repair hand cream from Soft Services has sold out twice in about an hour because it’s glorious. They currently have a preorder open and orders arrive in 1-2 weeks. In the same way I was drawn to the Fenty lip mask I shared last week, the delivery mechanism for this whipped hand cream is just glorious. There’s just something so convenient about being able to reach over and easily hit this hand cream’s pump on your nightstand rather than opening up a tube or digging in a jar.
This brand new scalloped french terry robe from Weezie is a cozy classic that’s lightweight but still feels luxe on mornings you just can’t quite pull an outfit together yet. It has a scalloped neckline with contrasting trim and can be personalized with custom embroidery. It comes in a classic navy, a new robin’s egg blue, and a sweet pink with red piping that would be such a sweet Valentine’s Day gift.
I depend on base layers to save my sweaters and blazers (and minimize trips to the dry cleaner) and the best one I’ve found is Numi’s signature undershirt. It comes in several neutral colors (including a limited edition Port) and is made from thermo-regulating tencel with underarm patches that absorb sweat and move moisture away from the body. There’s a reason these undershirts are top sellers—it’s science.
These adorable Chelsea-style rain boots from Tretorn are totally waterproof—perfect for the rain, the snow, even an atmospheric river. (Thinking of you, California!) The cozy Sherpa lining makes them extra comfy and they’re currently almost 50% off. I’ll be wearing these boots all the way through Spring’s rainy days.
If you’re looking for a super sweet way to add a little love to your little one’s lunch, check out these Little Letters for Lunch notes. The booklet includes 75 tiny tear-out letters that fold into small envelopes and seal with stickers. They’re sweet for any age, but especially fun for little ones learning to read—to decipher the message from mom or dad at their midday meal.
You know what my life doesn’t have enough of? Cotton candy. These ombre heart-shaped cotton candy push pops would make for chic, super fun Valentines or would be an amazing party favor. I’m picturing one adorning each place setting at a dinner party! They come in sets of twenty and are dairy free, gluten free, nut free, soy free and vegan.