It’s Friday, so y’all know what that means! It’s time to link up with Erika, Andrea, and Narci to let everybody know about some of my favorite things!
I would like to start today by thanking everybody for their continued prayers for my dad. He still needs them. He’s having a much harder recovery than anybody anticipated (doctors included). Yesterday he was moved from the rehab hospital back to the regular hospital due to the fact that he’s just not healthy enough to participate in speech, physical, and occupational therapy. Please continue to pray for healing for my dad, for wisdom for the doctors, and for restful sleep for both my mom and dad.
COZY ITEMS ARE ALWAYS A FAVORITE FOR ME, AND I’VE GOT LOTS OF COZY FOR Y’ALL TODAY! So happy you could join me for Friday Favorites: COZY Edition. 😉
COZY ITEM #1: FLEECE TWIST FRONT TOP
My biggest new favorite of the day is this twist front top. I’m telling you, it’s ridiculously soft. RIDICULOUSLY. SOFT. And it’s lightweight, but somehow manages to be soooo cozy! The way it twists in the front gives the appearance of a perfect 1/2 tuck! It hangs perfectly and is very flattering.
For size reference, I’m wearing a small (which is true to size for me). Some reviewers say they sized down, others stuck with their regular size.
I liked this sweater so much that I immediately hopped online and bought it in the cheery holiday red color as well. It’s on it’s way to me now, and I cannot even imagine how cute it’s going to be with my plaid infinity scarf from Monday’s post!
While looking at this picture, please take a moment to ooh and ahhhhhh appropriately over the PRECIOUS PUPPY PHOTOBOMBERS. #takeallthetimeyouneed
twist front top / necklace / earrings / similar grey jeans HERE and similar distressed grey jeans HERE / booties ON SALE
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
And for a more casual look, I paired it here with my pajama jeans and my shoreline converse. Another great thing about this top is it can be easily dressed both up and down. Other reviewers talk about how they pair theirs with yoga pants, but I can also see it dressed up with a slim pair of boot cut jeans and heels.
twist front top / earrings / pajama jeans / shoreline converse
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
I’ve got to gush about this top for just one more second, because I think so many of you would love having it in your closet. When I pulled it out of the box, I had absolutely no idea how much I was going to love it. (It’s wayyyy cuter on than it is on the hanger.) It comes in 14 colors, but some of the sizes are picked over in certain colors. It’s hard to see with the black top, but look how cute the twist front is in the lighter colors. If you are one of those that loves the look of the 1/2 tuck, but can never get it right, this top will do it for you!
COZY ITEM #2: UGG SLIPPERS
We had a cold snap earlier this week, and pulling out some of my cozy items has definitely been a favorite. I wore my UGG slippers to bus stop on Tuesday morning, and I’ve been wearing them all around the house ever since. I decided to mention them today because they are a FANTASTIC Christmas present, but they almost always start selling out late October/early November.
SIZING INFORMATION: I’m sometimes a 6, but more often a 6 1/2. The sizing tips say to size up if you are a 1/2 size, but the 7s were way too big on me. The 6s felt reallllllllly small when I first put them on, but the sales associate said the shearing inside would pack down and they wouldn’t feel snug after a bit. And she was right. I LOVE THESE SLIPPERS. They are a luxury item, but man they’ve been worth it to me. And get this, they have 1,430 5 STAR REVIEWS. They are water resistant and have a tough rubber sole which means you can wear them both indoors and out. Some of the reviews I read said that some people have 2: 1 for inside and 1 for outside!
Click on the style you are interested in. I have the ones on the very left in a light cream color.
COZY ITEM #3: UGG SLIM PROFILE BOOTS
I simply couldn’t talk about favorite cozy items without talking about my slim profile UGGs.
I was first introduced to these slim profile boots when UGG reached out and asked if I would review them, and I immediately fell in love. Basically, they went and fancied up their signature boot. They are everything we know and love about UGG, but now they are better. How are they better? Well, they are prettier and more feminine because they are MUCH slimmer. And if you are like me, you want everything on your body to look as skinny as possible. AND THAT INCLUDES YOUR FEET! ???? This boot also has a bit of a wedge. Which is awesome. My friend Summer got them last year, and we were talking last week (at the boy’s baseball game) how much easier it is to wear this boot all day because of the wedge. The little arch makes them sooooo much more comfy! OH! AND THEY ARE WATER RESISTANT!
Concerning sizing, I find these slim profile boots to be true to size. Last year I first ordered down 1/2 a size, like I had done with other UGG boots in the past, but they were too small. My normal 6 1/2 is perfect on me! The website suggests to actually order up if you are between sizes.
Mine are the medium height, but my sister got the tall ones! There is also a shorter version as well.
Here are all the sizes:
COZY ITEM #4: BABY BLARDIGAN
Another favorite cozy item is OF COURSE my baby blardigan. #duh
Out of the 3 blardigans I now own (the original, the baby, and the hooded), this is the one I reach for the most. I mean, don’t get me wrong, they all get attention and love from me, but this one is the favorite. #justdonttelltheothers
Click on the one you are interested in:
COZY ITEM #5: Fleece Tunic
And my comfy streak continues, ladies. I wore this outfit for about two hours early in the morning early this week, but had to change out of it after my morning errands because DANG it warmed up quick! By the afternoon bus stop I was wearing cut off shorts and a long sleeve tee!
I’m wearing a small in the tunic, so I think it’s true to size. It too is amazingly soft and cozy!
fleece tunic / similar military jacket / black legging option (ONLY $19!)/ slim profile UGG boots
I linked some $19 leggings above, but below you will see the Hue leggings from Zappos. I can’t tell if they are really the ultra wide waistband (that we all fell in love with) or not, but Nordstrom doesn’t carry them anymore. #dangyounordstrom
COZY ITEM #6: FRINGE SCARF
These fringe scarves are the absolute best. Even people who aren’t typically scarf people are fans of this particular scarf. It’s not very voluminous (so it won’t overwhelm you at all), but the infinity style and the fringe make it EFFORTLESSLY STYLISH. And who doesn’t want to look effortlessly stylish. Especially for $15!!! 🙂
I’m wearing my “like buttah” tee with it. Now remember, I’m wearing a small in the burgundy tee (and I have a small in black as well). However, I ordered a small in the white, and it was quite a bit bigger. I’m not sure if the white was sized incorrectly, or if the white is just sized like that. I’m wearing a 27P in the pants, and I’m almost 5’4″.
fringe infinity scarf / like buttah tee / army green skinny cargo pants (plus size pants HERE)/ booties ON SALE
We are done with cozy items today, but there are a couple of favorites ON SALE that I wanted to share with you today before we were done.
I featured this dress last week, and it sold out. Well, they’ve restocked it in some sizes and it’s ON SALE for 40% OFF with the code FRIENDS! It’s currently only available in Small and Large in regular sizing, but it’s still available in all sizes in Petites. At 5’4″, I’m wearing a petite small.
Here I am showing it with a statement necklace and over the knee wedge boots on the left….and booties and a cross body bag on the right.
I. LOVE. THIS. DRESS.
dress / necklace (click HERE and type “Dalilah” in search bar) /over the knee wedge boots / booties ON SALE / cross body bag
And it’s not just the dress on sale, EVERYTHING is 40% OFF at LOFT with the code FRIENDS.
It’s Anthro Perks today, so it’s 25% OFF EVERYTHING (and free shipping with orders over $150)! If there’s anything you’ve had your eye on at Anthro, now is the time! This ruffle hemmed tunic is calling to me. I like that the ruffle isn’t huge, and it has fabulous reviews. And I adore the Kelly green color of this wool tunic. And for all of you Pilcro fans out there, check out what’s available now right HERE!
Click HERE to shop the J Crew flash event on HauteLook!
If you love Ann Taylor, you can shop 50% OFF EVERYTHING right now! Their fall line is absolutely gorgeous!!!
These New Balance Sneakers are ADORABLE.
They are 20% off full price right now with code DAY04. UPDATE: Sorry, it looks like these were excluded from the sale. Still a good deal at $85, but they teased us with 20% OFF!
Last thing before you go, I’m hosting a contest over on Pinterest right now. Simply click HERE to get to my FALL OUTFIT INSPIRATION BOARD, and pin as many images as you would like to to your own boards. With each pin that you pin to your own boards, you will be entered into the giveaway. On Monday morning, I will pick 3 names at random, and those three people will each win a $100 gift to one of the following stores: LOFT, Nordstrom, Loft, Anthropologie, Old Navy, or Target. Get to pinning and good luck!!!
Have a wonderful weekend with your people!
Erika Slaughter says
You’re speaking my love language with the cozy edition of Friday Faves! Just yesterday I wore this super comfy cardigan all day but was sweating at a few points!! I didn’t care-comfy won!!
Shay Shull says
I can’t stop praying for your family. Love you guys so much!!
Love my Ugg slim boots. All great choices!
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Hi Sheaffer! Thanks for this cozy post! Who doesn’t love some cozy? I’ve been meaning to email you for awhile about the Blardigan. How do you wash it and keep it soft? I have a Bernese Mountain Dog who sheds a LOT. And she is also a snuggler big time. Needless to say my Blardigan gets covered in hair every time I wear it. I feel like I’ve washed it more times than I should have to because its now lost its original softness and it feels icky now. I thought I read somewhere that you just wash yours like normal. Do you think I just washed mine too much or do you have any tips for washing them? Or do you have any tips to keep them from getting covered in hair? I know Golden’s shed too… I bought the hooded Blardigan this summer to keep in my classroom and I haven’t washed it yet so it’s so cozy and my favorite thing ever. I’m dreading the day that someone wipes their boogers on it or throws up on because I don’t want to wash it and ruin another really expensive Blardigan. Thoughts?
Hey, Emily! I just wash mine like normal. No special treatment. Sometimes I dry it all the way, sometimes I let it dry on a hanger if it’s shrunk up a bit with the previous drying.
About your other question…One of my neighbors has a blardigan, and she was wearing it outside one day when we went by her house during a walk. I touched it and was like “What is wrong with your blardigan?” So, I’m guessing maybe yours feels like hers? I have no idea why some blardigans shed and others don’t….and why some wash well and others don’t…it’s a total mystery! So, I’m so sorry I don’t have any tips. xoxo, Sheaffer
The same thing has happened to mine! I would love to know how to prevent this!
Sheaffer, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Sending extra prayers for him and your entire family.???? Love this post today, I was wearing my “pajama jeans” yesterday and received two different compliments. Thank you always for sharing so many great outfits, I am all about cozy! ????
Thanks so much for the prayers, Amy! xoxo
Oh, that twist front top is darling! DARLING. And, you know I LOVE that Dalilag necklace! So fun!!
Praying for your dad. ???? Love all the cozy clothes!
Thank you, Laura! We appreciate them so much! xoxo
Love love all things cozy!!!! Just pinned everything to my pintrest closet board!!! Haha have a good weekend!!
Melissa Terry says
So sorry to hear your daddy is having a rough recovery. Praying he gets some strength and good rest soon!
I got the Ugg slippers for my birthday and LOVE THEM! They are literally one of my favorite things I’ve ever!! The lining did go down a little but I sized up a 1/2 size and they are perfect.
Thank you so much for the prayers, Melissa! xoxo
Love this cozy post. Sorry to hear your dad is having a rough recovery. Continuing to pray for you all.
Love those army green pants. But was also looking at the Wit and Wisdom skinny pants. Have you tried those? I love my boot cuts I got from your recommendation but curious about the skinny ones. Thanks!
Hey, April! Thanks for the continued prayers for my dad. The Wit and Wisdom camo skinnies are comfy as can be (and I’m guessing they are the same material and fit as the solid color ones). But the Caslon cargo pants in today’s post are just as stretchy and comfy! You can’t go wrong with either! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Is the ombré blardigan a Nordstrom exclusive? It is sold out of my size and I can’t find it on their regular website. Thanks for all the great suggestions and finds as always!
I’m not sure, Heather…but it’s a definite possibility! I bet it will restock! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
My mom had open heart surgery about 5 years ago. Things looked great initially, but she wasn’t recovering as well as anticipated. After much testing/extra hospital time, it was discovered that she was having a negative reaction to a medication commonly used after this procedure. Once that was changed for another med, she began to do much better very quickly. Just a head’s up for your dad. Mom had great doctors in Austin, but it still took a while to narrow things down. Prays for your dad and family and you!
That’s good to know, Gail! I don’t guess you remember which medication it was?
Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. I had to check with my mom. She said it was Amniodarone. Hope your dad is improving!
Hi, Gail! Thanks for the info!!! And I do feel that he improved some over the weekend! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Hi! Love this blog and everything cozy. I wanted to ask about the New Balance sneakers. I for some reason can’t get the code to work. It says the shoe is excluded from the promo??
Hi, Whitney! It looks like the code has changed to DAY04! Try that one! It’s listed on the page with the sneakers, so I can’t imagine that they would be excluded! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
I can’t get the code to work on those shoes either. They’ve been on my wishlist so I was excited to get them for 20% off but it says “excluded from promo” for me too.
This is sooo annoying, Sara! I’m so sorry. I have no idea why they would put the promo on the same page of the shoes if they weren’t included. Again, so sorry!!
*prayers (I just hate typos!)
Between the cowl neck that you featured today and the Free People one that you raved about last year which one do you love more?
Prayers for your dad AND mom! That’s tough!
Hi, Allison! Hmmmm…I love both, but I have 3 colors of the Free People one, so I guess I must love it more!!!!! Thank you so much for the prayers! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Curious how those BP booties compare to the Lucky ones that look very similar. I just ordered the Lucky ones so hoping I didn’t make a mistake! And of course, ALWAYS praying!!!
You didn’t make a mistake at all, Kim! I have the Lucky ones and love them just as much!!! They are both very comfy! xoxo, Sheaffer And thanks for the prayers!
I have a Blardigan question for you.
I bought the hooded in small. And decided to keep one I had gotten for my MIL (I don’t think she would wear it) in the Ciricle Blardigan style. The small in that style arms are super constirctive and don’t feel like I could comfortably wear with a long sleeve top. But I do like the length and fullness of the small which is my normal size. Do the arms stretch much with wear? I have a medium at home also which was the one I re-gifted to myself. #sheisgettingkendrascottinsteadofblardigan
I bought my daughter and sons girlfriends Blardigans for Christmas. After she saw mine she said she wanted one. Can’t wait to give them to them.
Sending healing thoughts and strength for your Dad’s recovery.
Hi, Kristine! First of all, thank you for the prayers! We appreciate them so much. I don’t have an issue with the arms, so I’m afraid I can’t speak to that. Can anybody else comment? And listen, you are going to be A HIT with the girlfriends!!!!! 🙂 xoxo
Why do you call it a blardigan?? i am trying to understand and I can’t figure it out!
Hi, Nikki! Great question. When I first found it (almost 4 years ago now), I named it a blardigan because I said it was part blanket and part cardigan. Blanket + Cardigan = Blardigan! 🙂 xoxo, Sheaffer
I love that green jacket and those necklaces! So cute!
What do you think of the new Ugg block heel boots for $250? I don’t own any Uggs but think these are cute. Are they worth the price?
Hey, Dixie! I typed in “block heel boots” on nordstrom.com, and three different ones came up for $249.99. Can you tell me the name?
They were UGG Jerene genuine shearling boots. Thanks:)
Hi, Dixie! They are so cute!!!! My only issue might be with how well my jeans tuck into them. I love the look! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
So sorry to hear about your dad’s difficult recovery. Sending positive thoughts and prayers to you!
I love all these cozy favorites. The twist front top and fleece tunic look so comfy, but I am hesitating because they both have “hand wash” laundering instructions. How do you wash yours? I don’t have time for hand washing clothes! Thank you!
Hey, Elizabeth! I NEVER hand wash anything. Now, I haven’t washed this top yet…but I’m planning on washing it on gentle, popping in the dryer for like 5 minutes, and then hanging it to dry the rest of the way. Can somebody that has already washed this please comment? xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
I have that ruffle hemmed tunic from Anthropologie and it is the softest sweater. I love it so much I almost got the grey too. You will love it and especially since it’s 25% off!
April Parrish says
Continued prayers for your Dad and your family!
I agree 100% on so many of your items today because I have most of them! My favorites are definitely those slim profile Uggs-wear those babies all the time in the fall & winter and I couldn’t live with out my blardigans! I have blardigans for cozy time and to wear out. Love that dress on you paired with the over the knee boots!
Have a great weekend!
Thank you so much for the prayers, April! xoxo, Sheaffer