It’s Friday, so y’all know what that means! It’s time to link up with Erika and Andrea to let everybody know what some of my favorite things are right now.
NEW TO NORDSTROM SALE
New items were recently ADDED TO SALE at Nordstrom, and I picked out some of the best deals to highlight for y’all! Some of the items on today’s collage have a higher price point than I typically go for, but that means the savings are incredible. We’re talking $50-$100 OFF the majority of items in the collage! WHOAH.
We’re talking $55 OFF FRAME denim and almost $100 OFF P448 sneakers!!! If you don’t know about P448 sneakers, they are an awesome alternative to Golden Goose. My sister has a pair and absolutely loves them.
long UGG robe / short star UGG robe / Barefoot Dreams cocoon cardigan / FRAME denim / Adidas sneakers / P448 sneakers / UGG slippers / heart huggie earrings / Kate Spade Apple watch band / pie pajamas / UGG faux fur / UGG quilted fleece jacket
These two fellas went to the local YMCA to work out on Saturday, and then I took them to an early dinner after their work out. Hanging out and talking with Carter and his friends is so much fun! I love this age and treasure this time.
Carter had his friend Aidan over yesterday to work on an English project together and listening to them work through the questions together was so cool. These boys are really growing up.
BACK IN STOCK
This striped version of this cardi sold out a couple of months ago, but it’s back!
I’ve pulled this long striped cardigan out several times during the super frigid days. It comes in several solids, but I fell in love with this striped version. It’s a rib knit, and it’s super warm and cozy. The solid colors feel very chic to me, so you might want to go that route! For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
white tee / long striped cardigan / chunky gold hoops / heart necklace / jagged hem slim jeans / chelsea boots
COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD WINNER
On Monday’s post about my winter skincare essentials (you can still use the code STMT25 for 25% OFF), I asked for comments from y’all about your favorite Colleen Rothschild products and MY GOODNESS Y’ALL SHOWED UP IN THE COMMENTS! I said I would pick one of the commenters for a surprise, and I’ve got the winners name now!
CONGRATULATIONS, KRISTIN R.! E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
You can choose from the following power duos, and I’ll get your package sent right out.
POWER DUO #1
As a reminder, the balm and the peel pads are two of the products that I wear year-round. The balm is the best cleanser I’ve ever used and the only cleanser I plan on using the rest of my life. I mean, that’s a big endorsement. If you want to read my thoughts on both, click HERE. And if you click the links below you can read what Colleen has to say about them, and I find that reading the reviews from others is super helpful as well.
Cleansing Balm / Glycolic Acid Peel Pads
POWER DUO #2:
I actually use this duo year-round t0o, but I absolutely rely on it during the winter months. Click HERE to see my thoughts and remember reading the reviews from others (on their site) will give you such valuable information!
Face Oil #9 / Extreme Recovery Cream
REMEMBER, use the code STMT25 for 25% OFF your entire order. The code ends on Sunday and they don’t have another 25% OFF code planned for awhile, so take advantage now!
SEASONAL FRONT PORCH
I showed y’all my Christmas front porch last month, and for this month and next I ordered some new pillow covers!
The red striped pillow covers (they come in different sizes and packages) and the black and white throw are from the Christmas porch. This week I replaced the red plaid Christmas pillows with these buffalo check pillows with the hearts and flowers! They actually came in a set of 4, but I’m just not using the other two word pillows at this time.
So I think everybody knows I’m a Wit and Wisdom jeans girl. The fit, the selection, the price point, the comfort….there ARE tons of reasons I love Wit and Wisdom and am always telling y’all to try the brand too. I’m guessing that I’ve worn a pair of Wit and Wisdom jeans in hundreds and hundreds of posts over the years, and I’m not even being dramatic.
A handful of times I’ve also talked about Democracy jeans. I think it was just last year when I first learned that Democracy jeans are from the same maker as Wit and Wisdom. They have lots of the same bells and whistles as Wit and Wisdom jeans (like the Ab-Solution technology), but they are sold at Amazon!
Now, if push comes to shove, Wit and Wisdom will always be my first choice. However, it’s nice to have Democracy as an option. Especially since they are sold on Amazon!
So… I have 3 pairs of Democracy jeans to share with y’all today, and 2 of them are ON SALE.
You’ve seen this first pair before. These “light blue” jeans are stretchy, flattering, totally comfy, and ON SALE!
More on the jeans in a minute, but let’s talk about the ruffle sweater for a second. Because it’s darling. THE RUFFLE DETAILS ARE DARLING. I also really love the white and the blush pink. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
ruffle sweater / LOVE necklace / 40 mm chunky hoop earrings / “light blue” Democracy jeans / multicolor bracelet / chunky booties (light brown)
So even though these are officially the “light blue” jeans, I definitely think they are more of a medium wash. They do have some distressing, but there are no open holes, which I like. I’m wearing my regular size 4, but most size down if between sizes. do wish these were shorter on me (I’m 5’4″ with long legs for my height). As you can see below, I have them cuffed a couple of inches in order to be the perfect ankle length on me. I’m actually considering cutting these off at ankle length for a frayed hem.
ruffle sweater / “light blue” Democracy jeans / multicolor bracelet / chunky booties (light brown)
Here’s another look at the jeans with a relaxed fit sweater.
pullover / LOVE necklace / 40 mm chunky hoop earrings / “light blue” Democracy jeans / multicolor bracelet / chunky booties (light brown)
I LOVE grey jeans, and these are a great pair of grey jeans. Sadly, this exact pair is almost sold out, but if you click HERE you will see several other styles of grey Democracy jeans to choose from that are currently available at Amazon. Or you can click HERE to see grey Wit and Wisdom options at Nordstrom.
ruffle sweater / LOVE necklace / 40 mm chunky hoop earrings / grey Democracy jeans / multicolor bracelet / chunky booties (light brown)
And here they are with the blush pullover. I love blush and grey together.
pullover / LOVE necklace / 40 mm chunky hoop earrings / grey Democracy jeans / multicolor bracelet / chunky booties (light brown)
For those of you that are always asking me for a clean pair of jeans with no distressing, these are a perfect option!
ruffle sweater / LOVE necklace / 40 mm chunky hoop earrings / “dark indigo” Democracy jeans / multicolor bracelet / chunky booties (light brown)
These are the “dark indigo” wash, and they would be really great for those that need a pair of jeans for an office environment as well. There’s absolutely no distressing and they can easily be dressed up!
I’m wearing my regular size 4 in all 3 pairs of Democracy jeans today, but similar to Wit and Wisdom, many people size down because of the extreme stretch. (But don’t worry, they don’t stretch out and sag. They’re magic like that.)
ruffle sweater / “dark indigo” Democracy jeans / multicolor bracelet / chunky booties (light brown)
I know they look black here, but in person they are definitely a dark indigo.
pullover / LOVE necklace / 40 mm chunky hoop earrings / “dark indigo” Democracy jeans / multicolor bracelet / chunky booties (light brown)
My sister Conner and her family just bought a new house! Conner is having such a great time putting her stamp on it, and I’m loving the touches she is adding in each of the rooms. Look at her gorgeous study! (Sadly she doesn’t know the paint color because the previous owners painted this room.)
I wanted to feature some of the items today because they are ALL ON SALE! The entire Ballard site is 20% OFF!
The rug is one of Ballard’s performance rugs, and Conner chose the “glacier” although it comes in “sand” as well. It has near perfect reviews and comes in so many size options. And look how pretty the desk is! I love the little brass feet.
Conner’s painting is a 40×40 pastel sunset on stretched canvas, and she picked the option to have it framed. I think it’s beautiful.
Such lovely details on the desk! Sorry I don’t have a link to the exact chair, Conner grabbed it at Homegoods several years ago, but you can find a super similar one HERE.
And here’s a tiny peek into their living room.
I got these woven baskets for Conner as a housewarming present, but they are now sold out. If you’re interested in the blush lamps, you can find them HERE. They are ON SALE too!
Do y’all love Ballard Designs as much as I do? I ooh and ahh over the catalog every single time it arrives in my mailbox. Their lighting options make my heart race and their rugs are STUNNING. I could pour over their decorative accessories for hours. Let’s be honest, I have. #lotsoftimes
NEW JEWELRY LINE
I want to introduce y’all today to a new brand called The Collection. The Collection is a sister company to Victoria Emerson that was started up by some of their wonderful employees. It’s all 18k gold and absolutely beautiful.
You’ll be seeing me wear it in future posts, but I at least wanted to get the introduction done today! Click on the links to get a close-up view of all the detail. You should know that I’ve worn the Madelyn pave huggie earrings every single day for the last 2 weeks. They are classic.
The code STMT20 will get you 20% OFF for a limited time.
Karina box chain necklace / Anne layered pendant necklace / Madelyn pave huggie earrings / Aubrey layered chain necklace / Shay rope chain necklace
AMAZON BEAUTY PRODUCTS
This past year I started ordering more beauty products on Amazon, and I’ve been really happy with so many of the products I’ve tried. You’ve heard me talk about the pedi tool before because it keeps my heels sooooo smooth, and the Kenra blow dry spray is something I’ve been using AND LOVING for a couple of years now. It smells AMAZING and it really does cut down drying time and tame flyaways. The Hydrasource Conditioning Balm is FANTASTIC. I got hooked on Colleen Rothschild’s conditioning balm a couple of years ago, but it’s been sold out for awhile (distributing issues) and I needed to find a replacement. This balm is so nourishing and makes my hair incredibly soft. I LOVE IT.
The Mighty Patches are something I finally ordered late last year after being #influenced. I saw so many ladies talking about them on ig, so I of course had to order them for myself. And I have to say, they do what they say they are going to do! Mighty Patch is a hydrocolloid sticker that improves the look of pimples overnight. No popping necessary. Just stick it on, get some beauty sleep, and wake up with clearer-looking skin. These mighty little patches have over 70,000 5-star reviews. I like that when I have one on a blemish, it keeps me from messing with the blemish and they really do pull the gunk out! Sorcery I tell you! Now listen, after I wrote my review I looked at the latest review that somebody left on Amazon, and she shared pictures saying the patch burned her face! I’ve used these patches countless times with zero issues, but I still wanted to disclose.
This Chi hair spray is the perfect size for my purse and it’s the perfect hold for my hair. I’ve always used and loved Anastasia brow gel, but I ordered this NYX eyebrow gel to try because it’s so much less expensive (under $6!). It’s an amazing product. I apply the gel after I fill in my brows with an eyebrow pencil, and then this gel holds everything in place! The Ilia Berry Mauve lip gloss and the HAUS clear lip gloss are both pretty glosses (and I love I can throw them in my Amazon cart so easily). I apply Ilia serum highlighter to my cheekbones and it gives a beautiful warm glow without sparkle. It’s very pretty.
pedi tool / Mighty Patch / Kenra blow dry spray / Chi hair spray / Hydrasource Conditioning Balm / NYX eyebrow gel / Ilia Berry Mauve lip gloss / HAUS clear lip gloss / Ilia serum highlighter
And check these out! They are travel perfume bottles, and I think they are genius. I saw another influencer talking about them, I ordered mine yesterday morning, and they come in tonight! They look awesome!
That’s all for today, ladies! I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your people!
Shay Shull says
Well, I miss your face. That’s all. xx
Erika Slaughter says
Ooh-Connor’s new study is so cute!
Hey there! Random question, but where did you find your buffet cabinet in your dining room? I’ve been looking for one just like that!
Hi, Sarah! It’s from Weir’s, but we got it around 7 years ago. Still, Weir’s always has great stuff, so you should try them! xoxo
Wow you and I have a lot in common with the skincare/beauty! I love that NYX clear brow gel. That stuff is honestly the best. Even better than pricier bands.
Chi hairspray is the only hairspray that works on my fine/thinning hair. Holds my waves in as best as it can LOL
I have been dying to try Colleen Rothschild. Her aesthetic is so gorgeous too.
Alison Althouse says
I ordered that Pedi tool from your last recommendation and absolutely LOVE it! I have the worst time, between pedicures, where the skin on the tips of my toes gets rough and I was able to use this tool to gently sand down the tough spots without hacking at the skin and making things worse. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I’ll try it on my heels soon, but it’s been a HUGE help already. YEA!!
Love hearing this, Alison!!!! YAY! xoxo
Your sisters room and selections are beautiful! LOVE Ballard Design, have been ordering all categories including fabrics from them for years and never disappointed. The mystery office wall paint color may be Gauntlet Gray by Sherwin Williams. OK…random comment from a brain that does not visually every stop redesigning spaces. Move the landscape pic on the dining floor and place it over the buffet under the pretty floral tray. It fits beautifully with the style of tray and design in that space.
Hi, Carly! That picture is actually planned for another space, although I agree it is perfect for that room! I need to move it upstairs for the time being to get it out of the dining room. xoxo
I so enjoy your blog and all of your recommendations!
Your sister’s office space is great! Do you know if the frame on the picture is more gold toned or is it more silver? They describe it as champagne but can’t really tell from the pictures. I am considering it for my living room.
Hi, Kristin! Okay….I just asked her….and she immediately responded with “both”. But she then followed up with it leans more gold in her space. She sent me a picture, and I agree with GOLD! Hope this helps! xoxo