As is often the case with my Friday Favorites posts, there is a whole lot of random in today’s post….but good news for you….it’s also a whole lot of awesome. 😉
On Tuesday I met my friend’s Jamie (middle) and Jenn (right) at Sugarbacon for lunch.
And we were there for 2 hours.
And we laughed really REALLY hard for like 1 hour and 45 minutes of that time. 🙂
In case you need background on them: Jenn is a blog reader turned real life friend. She’s a speech therapist too, and last year she reached out to me to see if I could come hang out one day during lunch with her co-workers at a middle school (because several of them read the blog).
I did…we totally hit it off….and the rest is history!
If you remember, it was Jenn who went with me to try to sweet talk Chris Harrison for Men Tell All tickets. Click HERE for that post.
Jamie’s been on the blog too. Jamie is Jenn’s sister, but she’s also one of Melanie Shankle‘s besties. So if Jamie looks familiar, it’s because she was on the blog earlier this year when Mel came to Dallas for a book signing. Click HERE for that post.
Top Right Picture: Maddie (Jenn’s daughter), Jamie, Melanie, me, Jenn, and Jen
If you read Melanie’s blog (or have read Nobody’s Cuter Than You), you know that Jen (in the white) has cancer and that she’s in the fight of her life right now. Jen has her own blog where she writes about her battle, and her words are beautiful. And her faith is like nothing you’ve ever seen. She has some very specific prayer requests right now, and she needs some prayer warriors. Her latest requests are at the end of her latest blog post, and right now she needs prayers for herself along with her sweet husband and precious 4 year old boy. I’ve only met Jen on one occasion, but I can tell you that she’s sweet and hysterical and MORE FUN than you can even imagine. We’ve found out since meeting that we have several mutual friends from different bible studies she’s lead or been in, and every single person I’ve talked to just adores her. I’m just proud to know her.
And I’m committed to praying for her.
Click HERE for Melanie’s books!!!!!
There is one about motherhood (Sparkly Green Earrings), one about marriage (The Antelope In The Living Room), and one about girlfriends (Nobody’s Cuter Than You). You need to read all 3 of them yourself for sure, but they also make great Christmas presents! I’m telling you, you will bust a gut from laughing, you will find yourself nodding yes in agreement, and you will probably tear up (or straight up bawl) a couple of times as well.
As a rule I do not read (I know, my parents and all of my former teachers are so proud), but I read all 3 of Melanie’s books and LOVED them. I seriously haven’t read that many books since college.
It’s awful, but it’s true, and her books are just that good. 🙂
It’s soft, it’s a great length, and I feel like it could be the blardigan’s cousin.
For size reference, I’m wearing a small….but I tried on an x-small afterwards, and I liked the fit of it even better. Just a personal preference.
And look at the FANTASTIC reviews!!!!
cardi / similar jeans on sale (but moredistressed) / cami / booties / earrings / necklace
Here are a couple of facebook comments I got on it yesterday:
Got the sweater in black during the anniversary sale and I love it! I’m usually a medium, but I got the small. I still could have easily done the medium, I just preferred the smaller sleeves of the small. – Jennifer
I have the sweater in black too and it’s wonderful!! I could wear it 24/7. So comfy. Also I hand wash in the machine and lay flat to dry. After 5-6 washes it’s still in great shape. – Leah
Actually, that’s not entirely true.
But the original blardigan now comes in 2 new colors!
I got this message earlier this week:
Last year two of my friends and I said there would be nothing dreamier than a purple ombré blardigan and ohmygoodness look what is new!!!!!!!
Given that I now own 5….don’t judge, I’m not sure I can own this but I’m dying …. Wheels turning and wondering if I could sell one on eBay and then justify adding this one lol!
new ombre blardigans HERE / cable knit drape front cardigan HERE
The purple ombre (and other colors) also comes in plus size HERE.
I haven’t seen the cable knit version in person, but I thought you die hard blardigan peeps would want to know about them!
Soooooo many of you have sent me THIS video in the last week.
This lady from Tennessee named Jamie posted a video on her facebook page about how Leggings Aren’t Pants, and it went viral.
Because SHE IS HYSTERICAL.
I tracked down her facebook page and messaged her letting her know that we share the same passion for educatng the masses on the fact that ladies need to cover their crotchal areas.
So far, crickets.
But I’ll keep you posted on if she ever writes me back.
I’m imagining she’s had several messages seeing that her video has now been seen by over 14 million people!!!!!!
The shoreline converse come like this.
AND GUESS WHAT?
I’m wearing my new Nike no-show socks (recommended by a reader)!
I wish they were a little more cushiony (they are very thin), but they don’t show and they do stay put! So, I’m thinking 2 out of 3 ain’t bad!!!
Here’s just 1 time I wore them this week!
THIS TEE IS ONLY $15 RIGHT NOW!!!!
LOFT 3/4 swingy tee / earrings / watch / similar jeans /
shoreline converse / necklace not available
I’m actually not really a coat person (I know, it’s weird), but I did find some to send on to the reader that I thought I would share with y’all too!
First, I sent her over to Old Navy. I feel like Old Navy does a great job with outerwear (that doesn’t break the bank) and they’ve got some really cute options right now!
I would recommend just hopping over HERE to see their entire selection of women’s coats!
a. puffer jacket with fur hood / b. plaid puffer vest / c. pea coat
So I ordered THIS one for myself, because even though I’m not a coat person, it spoke to me.
I think it’s a really cute fit, the tie stays tied and really cinches in your waist if you want it to.
Only drawback? NO POCKETS.
Who are these people that think we don’t need pockets in a coat?
Still, the coat is SO DANG CUTE that you might be able to overlook the lack of pockets.
And it’s ONLY $82!
For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
I think it’s a good weight for those of us that aren’t up North with really cold winters.
And seriously, isn’t it just darling?
I’m not keeping it for myself, but I knew some of you would want to see it and consider it for yourselves!
Here’s a close up.
This next one is more of a jacket.
A buffalo check moto jacket.
I wouldn’t say it’s any warmer than a military jacket would be, but I don’t think I care.
buffalo check moto jacket / dark grey shirred back tee / AG stilt jeans (one pair 40% OFF HERE) / grey buckle booties / earrings
You can wear it like this (not snapped up)…
Or you can snap it up and wear it like this.
It has “leather” piping (darling), pockets (woohoo!), and cute little zipper detailing on the sleeves and pockets!
Again, I’m wearing a medium.
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
I’ve also had a lot of requests for military vests lately. For some reason, I’ve never found one that I’ve loved for myself. I love them on other people, but I just don’t think they look good on me!
But I saw THIS one online yesterday, and my interest is definitely kicked up.
Reviews are great, but says it runs big and suggests to size down 1 size.
While we are still on jackets.
You know I’m a big fan of Joanna Gaines.
I ADORE her style and think this picture is a great representation of her “look”
Totally casual and laid back…BUT DARLING.
Isn’t that how all of us want to look all the time?
I was dying over her leather jacket, and I found 2 on sale that would definitely work for her look.
THIS leather jacket is yummy. Even at 50% OFF it’s expensive, but it’s GORGEOUS.
Click HERE for a faux leather options from Guess.
I’m adding this late Friday night!
So our Friday night consisted of a playdate for the little fella, chinese food, and chilling on the couch watching a little Shark Tank! While working on a couple of things for next week, I saw that the boyfriend cardigan I just got is now ONLY $20! It comes in 6 colors. I sized down and got an x-small here (but the arms are super fitted), so I would actually just recommend buying your regular size.
THE CARDIGAN IS ONLY $20!!!!!