Monday Memo No. 166
Slingbacks, spring drops and some serious sales for the long weekend.
Hear ye, hear ye: the best tumbler on the planet (the 40oz Stanley Quencher) has been restocked and is available here. Be warned: this thing always sells out immediately so don't @ me if you miss it. Yes, this is an annoyingly hypey product, but it is truly, TRULY worth every penny. Although, when I say “worth every penny” I need to urge you to buy it from Stanley directly where they charge $40-$50, depending on which style you get. Do not get bamboozled on Amazon or eBay where unauthorized sellers are charging $80-$200. This tumbler makes such a huge difference in keeping me hydrated because I don’t have to go back and forth from the kitchen a million times a day. It works for right-handed and left-handed people because you can flip where the drink hole is located. Also, it keeps my water icy all day long and the handle is a true game changer in comfort. Oh, and it’s dishwasher-safe and fits every car cup holder. The Quenchers never go on sale but Stanely has so many iconic products and the code MARY20 will get you 20% off everything else on their site!
Colleen Rothschild’s Customer Appreciation Sale ends today! This brand makes so many of my longtime favorites but a few top picks for me are the intense hydrating mask (I never fly without this — I slather it on during every flight and it keeps my skin so hydrated), the retinol eye serum, the face oil, and the incredible restore mask which makes my blowouts last so much longer.
Several months ago, I commissioned Libbey Bell, an amazing South African artist, to make watercolors of Coco and Liza’s birth month flowers for their bedroom. Since then, she has included those watercolors in a print collection of every birth month flower, available on her website. These watercolors have such a gorgeous, vintage feel and they’d make a beautiful gift for a newborn... or anyone really!
I posted an outfit I put together with some of my picks from the Banana Republic Factory sale, but my favorite purchase was this suede baseball cap. I love baseball caps — not just because they hide the fact that I haven’t washed my hair. The soft goat leather and rich brown shade of this cap is PERFECT and it’s 50% off with an additional 20% off at checkout. Basically, they're paying you to buy this thing.
Don’t get me wrong, Rich and I love dino-shaped chicken nuggets and buttered noodles, but I am constantly in search of recipes the whole family can enjoy and Carissa Stanton (of @BroccYourBody fame) has a slew of healthy recipes that fit the bill. My new favorite is this turkey meatball recipe with creamy mustard sauce and mashed potatoes. It is easy to make and a huge crowd-pleaser.
I shouldn’t be surprised by how handy this leather cleaner is, or how many leather products I encounter in my everyday life that are looking... weathered. This moisturizing cleaner can be used on leather furniture, jackets, shoes, purses, even your car’s interior. It gently cleans, restores and protects leather without any sticky residue or downtime to dry. It's a product to always keep on hand in your coat closet or junk drawer.
This colorful, checked alpaca-wool scarf from Acne Studios is an investment, but it is my most worn scarf this winter and makes me feel pure, unadulterated joy every time I look at it. In person, it’s just the happiest, most beautiful, vibrant thing in the world. It sold out almost immediately after I posted it last fall, but it’s since been restocked here and has also been made into a larger, blanket wrap version. Mood-boosting and practical, a worthy investment to be enjoyed season after season.
My girls love the Anywhere Chair from Pottery Barn Kids and so do I — it’s comfy, the cover is machine-washable and it comes in three sizes ranging from ages 1-6+ that can be personalized. The chair comes in over 300 customizable styles and patterns, a ton of which are on sale through tomorrow!
Sarah Flint — Queen of Flats — just launched a ballet version of my longtime favorite pointy-toed Natalie flats. The square-toed flats have the same asymmetrical bow detail we know and love and come in three gorgeous embossed leather shades: black, toffee, and cherry red. Lord help me in deciding between these perfect shades.
Don’t get me wrong, a camel trench coat is a perennial classic. But, this floral-print trench coat from Sleeper is the spring trench coat of my literal dreams. The pale pink floral pattern looks amazing with the contrasting corduroy collar (!!!!) and the length keeps your legs dry during those April showers. It's pictured without the belt but it comes with an optional belt if you want to give it more shape.
In honor of Presidents’ Day, Bluemercury is taking 20% purchases over $200 with the code TWENTYOFF. This is huge because Bluemercury carries countless iconic beauty brands which rarely go on sale. I'm snagging this stunning Pat McGrath eye palette, this Chantecaille lipstick, and this NARS brow pencil.
With Brandon Maxwell at the helm, Walmart’s Free Assembly line continues to offer up countless gems season after season. I currently have my eye on these perfect toppers from the spring drop: this floral white denim jacket and olive floral quilted shell jacket. Designer vibes for under $50. Sold.
We needed a new travel stroller and finally decided to go with the TRVL lightweight stroller from Nuna. As advertised, it’s amazingly lightweight and folds up SO easily with one hand. It comes in five colors and I especially love that our Nuna PIPA infant car seat will fit with it when the new baby arrives.
I absolutely ADORE these woven, metallic slingback flats from LK Bennett. They have a rounded square toe, an elastic slingback and the metallic woven leather elevates the whole style with texture and shine. Wear them now through next fall with absolutely anything and everything in your closet.
Banana Republic Factory’s 50% off everything sale ends tomorrow! I recently posted a bunch of favorites here. Some of my favorite elements from that look are this absolutely perfect suede baseball cap and this denim button down that will look so cute with white jeans or shorts when temperatures warm up. I’m willing Spring into existence.
I just ordered this concealer brush from BK Beauty, which has been heralded by makeup artists as the ultimate for applying concealer to the inner corner under the eye. The brush is made from 100% cruelty-free, vegan fibers, and boasts a luxurious feel and flawless performance. I can’t wait to test it out.
Shopbop is taking 25% off sale styles with the code EXTRA25. The Long Weekend Sale ends tomorrow and is very worth checking out! I just added this gorgeous fuchsia half-zip sweater from Tach Clothing to my cart but am just getting warmed up.
If "tech neck" lines plague you and/or you find your neck starts to strain when you’re watching TV in bed, reading a book and/or looking down at your phone (AKA 75% of my day), these mirrored lens glasses recommended by @courtneygrow are GENIUS. Some people call them reading glasses, lying down glasses, lazy glasses — whatever you call them, they're changing my world.
2 thoughts on “Monday Memo No. 166”
I absolutely LOVE Libby Bell watercolors. Thank you for introducing her!
I spelled Libbey’s name wrong and I can’t find my comment to correct the spelling. Yeah, I’m a little obsessive about correcting misspelled words 🙂