Did y’all see my Athleta post on Monday? The response from y’all about the brand was phenomenal. As I mentioned in a previous post, I just recently started wearing Athleta, and I shared on a Facebook post how I couldn’t believe it had taken me so long to try their pieces. Well, y’all couldn’t believe it either! Here are some of the glowing reviews from STMT readers declaring their love for Athleta…
I’ve been so impressed with their pieces, but I really loved hearing from y’all about some of your favorite items and about how well everything launders and holds up over the years. Since we all seem to be having a love affair with the brand, I thought I would show some more pieces!
Here are the same leggings from Monday’s post, but with a white tee and wrap. I really like the tee, but the wrap is the star of this show. It’s insanely soft and it drapes beautifully. Wear it with leggings, wear it with jeans, or wear it with pajamas at home. It’s just so dang comfy! I’m wearing the “minimalistic grey”, but it reads more of greyish green to me. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
The leggings are next level. These babies have over 2,500 5 STAR Reviews. Many say that they are their favorite leggings, and they like them better than more famous brands that they used to be devoted to. That’s quite an endorsement!
I also love the ultra high waistband. The waistband sucks you in, but it’s not too restrictive and still very comfortable. For size reference, I’m wearing the small petite.
This sweatshirt is the same as the pink sweatshirt from Monday’s post, just in “toasted brown heather”. It literally could not be softer, and it’s so comfortable! It has over 4,500 5 STAR REVIEWS. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium. I wanted to make very sure it would be long enough for leggings, but I think a small would have been just fine. The arms on the medium are pretty long on me. If not using the thumbholes, I will cuff the sleeves.
I would say that even though it is called a sweatshirt, I think of it more as a long sleeve tunic tee. It’s thicker than a tee, but not quite as thick of what I would think a sweatshirt should be.
These camo reflective leggings have reflective qualities that make them perfect for working out outside at dawn or dusk. I like the functionality, and I love the way they look. They are edgy with the pattern and the zippers, and I like the colors. They’ve got great compression, but they’re not too tight. They are comfortable, stretchy, and great for cold weather. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
It’s the details, y’all. I love the thumbholes on the top and the zippers and seams on the leggings.
Here’s the outfit with the striped tote and bag strap that came back in stock yesterday! I’m hoping the stock holds through the weekend. You can see I’m wearing it longer on the left, and on the right I have the strap shorter and I tucked the handles into the tote.
And here’s another bag and strap combo.
I’m showing y’all this tugga coat, even though it’s not for me. It’s so warm and I love the idea of it, but it overwhelms my 5’4″ frame. It’s got a great stand up collar and I really like the deep pockets. I think this will be great for you taller ladies, it’s just not great on me. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
This pullover is so warm, so cozy, and so cute. It’s somehow plush without being too thick, and the zippered asymmetrical collar is DARLING. It’s got so much more style than just a regular sweatshirt. It comes in several colors and can be worn with leggings or jeans. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
AND it has thumbholes and pockets. #score
Just for fun, I thought I would show you how to style the leggings dressed up just a tiny bit with a sweater and fashion sneakers.
This portion of the post is sponsored by Knack Shops.
Have y’all heard of Knack Shops? They reached out several weeks ago to see if we could work together, and after checking out their beautiful site, I couldn’t say “yes” fast enough. I’m SO IMPRESSED with their site, their concept, and their products!
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All boxes are packaged beautifully and with each box you even have the option to create a personalized card or video message.
The person who receives one of Knack Shops’ boxes will feel incredibly special, I know I did when I received mine! Jackie from Knack Shops sent me the below box for a fun family game night at home, and I was just tickled over it! So many adorable games and yummy snacks, and packaged up in such a wonderful way. SUCH A THOUGHTFUL GIFT! And this box was created specifically with items from companies that give back, which made it even more special.
The packaging is such great quality, and the personalized card was such a lovely touch.
There is truly something for everybody at Knack Shops. Go check out the site for yourself and have fun looking around! A huge thank you to Knack Shops for my beautiful box and for sponsoring this portion of today’s post.
This sweatshirt dress is officially called a “sweater dress” on site, but I think of it as much more of a sweatshirt material….so that’s what we are going with. It’s very soft, mid-weight, and has a bit of stretch in it. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
Now this sweater dress is a true sweater dress. It’s really soft, and I love how it doesn’t hug the body, but it’s also not boxy or sloppy. I think this camel color is so pretty. I’m wearing it here with sneakers, but I think it would also be great dressed up with mules or even tall boots. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD SALE
WOW! This is a great sale! Click HERE and stock up for yourself and on gifts.
A couple of weekends ago I went to Round Top with friends and had the best little girl’s weekend. We stayed in a charming house, we shopped till we dropped for 2 days straight, and we made new friends too! My friend Keely’s high school friend Jill brought several of her friends from Forth Worth, and the 10 of us had a blast. I cannot believe we didn’t get a picture of our whole group!
Listen, we know how to get a party started.
The house was absolutely adorable. This is one side of the loft upstairs.
I might have brought my own blanket. #allegedly
Okay, I did. I brought my own blanket. And it’s 25% OFF today, and it’s on Prime, so some of you would get it today! I got the 50×60.
I knew I would want to be snuggled up at night on the couch, so I grabbed this one off of Amazon. It’s not as thick as my favorite Nordstrom blanket, so I knew it would pack easier.
My toiletry bag is one of my very favorite new items. It holds SO MUCH STUFF, and I love how you can hang it up and everything is so easily accessible. (It has over 15,000 5 Star Ratings and could be at your house by this afternoon.)
And this is what it looks like all folded up and zipped up. I have the large size and highly recommend it. I first learned about it from Shay and it’s totally legit.
I’ve had this weekender bag for a couple of years now and it’s awesome. It’s totally spacious and holds way more than I thought it would. And I love the zippered compartment on the bottom for all my shoes.
The first night we were there, we had a wonderful charcuterie board and some delicious honey fig toast. We also played games for hours, but that’s another story for another day. Haha!
We ate well, had a cocktail or 2, and then woke up to shop our faces off.
Love these girls! We had the best time! (me, Katie, Keely, Shara)
And now for some eye candy…
We had the very best time and it went by in the blink of an eye. Sunday morning we packed up and headed home.
Just FYI, my monogrammed camo tote is one of my favorite things I own. It makes an adorable purse, but I use mine as a my laptop bag whenever I travel. And it’s 20% OFF just today with the code TISTHESEASON!!! I never see this site go more than 20% OFF, so this is a great deal. Items from Barrington make excellent gifts.
A GREAT FLEECE AND SOME PUFFERS
For a super casual look, check out this soft polar fleece jacket. I love this vibrant pink but it comes in TONS of colors, and most are $20 and under. It’s super soft, super warm, super stretchy, and super cute! And as always, I love the stand up collar.
I showed y’all this sherpa lined black puffer a couple of weeks ago, but it was almost sold out by the time the post went live…and then all sizes were gone within several hours.
It’s lightweight (and not bulky at all), but it still manages to be incredibly warm. It’s also water repellant and has a hood. This is a great little jacket. Actually, you will see my mom in this jacket later in the post. I’m wearing a small here, but I need a medium. It’s cut slim for a prefer, and I know many of you will appreciate that.
This hot pink puffer has EXCELLENT reviews. And it’s ADORABLE. And it’s very well made.
It’s really puffy, really roomy, and really cute.
And you know I love the collar.
For size reference, I’m wearing a medium. I wanted to be able to wear sweatshirts or chunky sweaters under it.
AND LADIES! Look what they added this year! A blush velvety option! Look at those reviews.
If you prefer a puffer that isn’t quite so puffy, this bronze one is awesome.
It’s a great medium weight, and I love the bronze color. It’s got an awesome stand up collar too. The fit leans boxy for sure, but I like it.
OUTFITS FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE
Y’all. This button down utility shirt is AWESOME, and it’s just under $20!!! You can wear it casually, or you can easily dress it up. It’s definitely nice enough for the office, and it is effortlessly chic.
It would also be cute worn styled open over a cami or body suit.
I’m wearing a medium here, and I like how drapey it is. A small would work if I wanted a less relaxed look, but I really love the fit of the medium.
This windowpane cardigan is thick, warm, and has a boyfriend fit. In addition to this windowpane pattern, it also comes in 3 solids as well as a stripe. You can also find it in plus size HERE! It’s generously cut and runs big, so definitely size down if you want a more fitted look. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
I know tons of you have this sweater already. HECK. I have it in 4 colors and talked about it countless times last year and pretty much begged y’all to get it. But for those of you that don’t have it yet, here’s a quick review….
First and foremost, it is so incredibly soft. SERIOUSLY so sooooooooooo soft. And it’s a super relaxed fit (which I love). It has a bit of a bat wing design, but it’s still very flattering. I’m wearing the small here and it’s still quite roomy. It comes in 12 total colors.
I had a lot of people asking me about the fabric content last week since we couldn’t find it listed on the site. I didn’t know then, but I’ve since found an interior tag with the following info: 50% Viscose, 30% Nylon, 20% PBT. If I had to guess, I would have guessed clouds and unicorn wings.
And after lots of questions, here’s my official statement on laundring: I have never and will never hand washed this sweater. To be clear, I’ll never hand wash anything. #aintnobodygottimeforthat I wash and dry it like normal, I just don’t throw it in with towels or anything. I’ll sometimes pop it in the dryer for 10 minutes or so, then gently tug on it to stretch it out a bit and then hang it to dry the rest of the way. However, other times I’ll dry it the full time.
It’s a cotton blend with drop shoulders and a beautiful balloon sleeve. It’s lightweight, very soft, and has a bit of stretch in it which makes it very comfy. It’s casual enough to wear with jeans and sneakers, but it could very easily be dressed up for the office as well. I’m wearing a medium and there’s some extra room, so I would say it’s true to size or maybe even runs a bit big (even though the description says it runs small). I love the fit, I love the sleeves, and I love this color. It comes in 4 colors total, so you have options.
Carter’s last football game of the season was this past Tuesday, and we can’t believe that the season is already over. We are definitely sad to see it go.
This boy made us SO DANG PROUD. He had to be at school at 6:30 4 days a week, which meant waking up at 5:30, and he never complained. Not once. He took practices very seriously, and he worked his way up the depth chart and started for both offense and defense the last game. He had his best game of the season, and we are so happy he went out with a bang.
It was cold and rainy on game night, but the grandparents all came! My dad only made it through part of the first quarter before heading to the car (he is very sensitive to cold), but these 3 stuck it out all night long. I love this picture. (And look! My mom is wearing the sherpa lined black puffer that you saw me wearing with the wine colored leopard leggings above in today’s post. She was so happy to have the warmth of the sherpa AND the hood. She is wearing a medium.)
These 3 are just too sweet together.
And check this out…
Carter has become quite the master at cooking steaks around here.
Just look at these babies!
BOGO WAS EXTENDED
MY HOLIDAY COLLECTION is still BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE! They extended the sale, and I’m so excited! We’re talking sparkly pave, beautiful metals, colorful jewels, classic pearls, and lots and lots of sparkle. YESSSSSSSSS! These bracelets will give all of your holiday outfits a little something extra. And what I really love is that you can wear all of these bracelets with a fancy dress, but you can also wear most of them just casually too.
I’m SO PROUD of this launch!
No code needed, just put at least 2 bracelets into your basket, and the discount will be automatically applied.
KENDRA SCOTT SALE
WOW! This is such a great sale! Click HERE!
EARLY BLACK FRIDAY DEALS ON AMAZON
This popped up in my e-mail, and I had to immediately check it out. They have deals for the entire family! The Black Friday Deals Hub is categorized perfectly by person, by category, by price, by MUST SEE deals, stocking stuffers, etc. Check it out and get a head start on your shopping.
That’s all for today, y’all! Have a wonderful weekend with your people!