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Friday’s posts are often dedicated to what I am obsessed with at the moment.
But this post is going to be what WE are obsessed with, because I know that we now share some obsessions (which I of course LOVE!).
But before I get to what WE are obsessed with,
you need to know about the ice cream I am obsessed with…
and by next week I’m quite sure YOU too will be obsessed.
I am obssessed with:
Dryer’s Peppermint Ice Cream.
I found it last winter and fell in love. Then, it was no longer available because it’s “seasonal”.
I’ve seriously thought about it at least 3x per week since January.
WE are obseesed with:
Click HERE for a little piece of heaven on earth.
It started out as my obsession, but you ladies have quickly rocketed to the obsession category also.
Yep, you are now ALL officially CUCKOO for it.
And listen, if you haven’t tried it on for yourself, then we don’t expect you to understand.
You simply CANNOT understand until you have wrapped yourself up in the dreaminess.
I’m not kidding when I say I’ve probably received no less than 30 e-mails about the blardigan over the last several weeks, but this one that I received Wednesday has to be my absolute favorite.
Here’s the e-mail:
Oh.Em.Gee. I just got my blardigan and I don’t think I will ever take it off. I’m not kidding. I’ll wear it to work, church, the gym, I’ll sleep in it, and I’m trying to figure out how I can shower in it.
I’m in love.
And yes, those are a pair of the must-have jeans. Duh. Never shopped at Nordstrom until you.
PS. I’m 5’2″ and the length is great! Love it!!
Stephanie, I UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM.
Never taking it off sounds like a plan to me.
(If you haven’t ordered this yet, I’ve got some advice. I really think that if you plan on wearing this out of the house, WHICH YOU TOTALLY SHOULD, then the ombre is probably the choice that is the most “street ready”. But the cocoa and midnight should also be fine.)
blardigan, click HERE.
And remember, I have received several comments from people that already had the blardigan, and they say it washes wonderfully!!! WooHoo!
I think this would be such an amazing gift to give, which is why I put it as a Santa Alert HERE.
Every time your loved one wraps up in it they will say a prayer thanking the good Lord above for both the blardigan and for you.
Now THAT’S a good present.
I am obseesed with:
My friend Andrea’s new creation, because she’s gone and done it again.
I’ve been promising these tags now for awhile now, and they are finally here!
Pinterest Told Me To Christmas gift tags!
If you and your best friends, you and your mom, you and your sister, all the girls in your family, all the girls in your book club, all the girls in your Zumba classs…..you get the idea.
If you and some of your loved ones read the blog together,
I would get SO TICKLED to think about you printing these off, slapping them on a Christmas present, and you ladies unwrapping Pinterest Told Me To highlighted presents on Christmas morning!
Andrea did 2 versions for us.
Just right click on either one of the images above ( 3 tags per document), save it to your computer, and print them out! All I did was just tape it to a wrapped package!
Look how DARLING they are!
I certainly hope you are “oohing” and “aahhing” appropriately over these.
Because they deserve some serious ooohs and ahhhhhhs.
And maybe a little bitty squeal of happiness.
And feel free to clap your hands out of sheer delight.
So, now that you have the gift tags, I have 2 more Santa Alerts for you today!
The first one is something that I’ve been talking about since July. NO KIDDING. Since July.
It’s the MUST HAVE shirt.
You guys, this shirt would make the PERFECT gift for your mom, your sister,
your mother in law, etc.
It’s roomy, so the size is kind of approximate and you need to make sure you SIZE DOWN.
I’m normally a small and I take an x-small in this shirt.
(Everybody that has it agrees to size down).
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the black.
(FAIR WARNING, it’s possible that the black might sell out quickly now. So, if you haven’t ordered one for yourself, you probably want to do so now.)
It doesn’t show wrinkles, and I’m not kidding you when I say I wear it AT LEAST once a week.
It looks great on its own, but it’s also awesome layered under cardigans or jackets.
It looks great with a statement necklace, a pendant, and/or a scarf.
It truly is MY FAVORITE SHIRT I HAVE EVER OWNED.
MY FAVORITE SHIRT I HAVE EVER OWNED IN MY 31 YEARS ON THIS EARTH.
Okay, I’m not.
Just play along.
Play along and buy this shirt for yourself and for all the ladies you love.
You will LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
And they will love you for giving it to them!
Click HERE for the MUST HAVE shirt.
And if you give it to somebody, attach a gift tag to it to make it that much more fun to give!
My 2nd Santa Alert today is for something I saw online and ordered immediately.
Before I even got it, I knew if I loved it as much as I thought I was going to that it would be a Santa Alert. Well, I loved it.
It’s sooooo soft.
I love the colors (light on one side, dark on the other side).
It’s a good size.
And I almost forgot the best part.
It’s only $22.
The scarf is definitely nice enough to be wrapped up in a box (with a DARLING Pinterest Told Me To gift tag of course), but it’s also cheap enough to just be a stocking stuffer.
Click HERE for the leopard scarf.
Yes, it’s awesome.
Click HERE for all of my Santa Alerts in one place!
(It’s only 34 days until Christmas, so it’s definitely not too early to start shopping!)
WE are definitely obsessed with boots.
Like strangely (probably a tad bit unhealthy) obsessed with boots. 😉
I’ve received lots of questions these last couple of weeks about a good BLACK pair of boots.
I have a pair of very nice black ones from several years ago that I still love, so this year I have been obsessed with finding the perfect pair of cognac boots for me.
Click HERE for the Ecco boots at 50% off!
Talk about a great deal!
The MK boot Arley boot HERE (for 25% off).
down, and the quality is amazing.
because I’d received lots of e-mails about them.
you (sorry about that by the way) were wondering if they were pretty in person.
You weren’t so sure about the elastic back when looking at them online.
have to see for myself.
My sales guy said
they were probably the most popular boot in store.
me, but it didn’t at all! In fact, I thought it added a nice little punch of style.
like they were custom made for me!
finding a boot for a larger calf, and these might fit the bill for you. I have a
friend with 15″ calves that swears she can never find a boot that fits her
well. I suggested these, she tried them on, and she loved them. However, she
said that if you are 5’2″ or under that these might be to tall for you.)
calf is 13″, and they were perfect on me too! I guess the stretchy back really
does the trick.
These boots are GORGEOUS.
Click HERE for the Via Spiga black wedge boot (for 50% off!)
One of the reviewers commented that
they looked to “old lady” for her taste and I laughed so hard!
I think these boots are hot!
Another reviewer said:
boots just arrived today and the previous reviews made me nervous that
these would not fit, but they are absolutely perfect. I have 14″ calves
and these boots fit with enough room to tuck in skinny jeans. I have had
trouble in the past because my calves are on the big side, but the
elastic gore stretched for a perfect fit with no gaping or sagging. The
leather is soft and has a slight lustrous sheen to it, giving the boot a
very elegant, classy look. I’ll be able to dress it up or down. The
wedge heel is comfortable and stylish at the same time. I can’t say
enough great things about this boot!
Our boot obsession doesn’t stop….
because WE are also obsessed with comfy booties!
of my friends is a hairstylist, and she said that all of her
hairstylist friends bought them and LOVE them. They are on their feet
all day long, and they all say they are feet are still perfect at the
end of the day!
My TOMS booties are HERE (and they have 476 FIVE star reviews!)
The stars don’t lie people.
But you can shop ALL women’s wedge booties HERE
(prepare yourself, some are crazy…but others are perfection).
You need a pair of these in your life. 🙂
WE are without a doubt obsessed with the cute sweater back military jacket I posted on Wednesday. (I’m not linking to it because it’s all sold out. Sorry!)
And you also know that I love pairing stripes under my military jacket.
Click HERE if you need to see lots of military jacket options.
Military Jacket| Nordstrom, sold out (other options HERE)
pendant necklace| Stella and Dot, HERE
MUST HAVE jeans| Nordstrom, exact pair HERE
TOMS| Nordstrom, exact pair HERE
Here is the stripes and military look I featured Wednesday.
The exact sweater above HERE that I absolutely LOVE. (also on sale and an additional 50% off!)
MUST HAVE jeans HERE .
TOMS wedges HERE.
Are you sensing a theme with the MUST HAVE jeans and the wedges? Yes, I do wear them all the time. Thank you for noticing. 😉
I gave you logs of military jacket options on Wednesday (HERE), but I thought I would give you some additional striped option to (although I do love the two above SO much).
A) lace trimmed striped Henley HERE (very Anthropologie-ish)
B) grey stripe back zip tee HERE(40% off!)
C) pink stripe back zip tee HERE (40% off)
D) navy and cream stripe back zip tee HERE (40% off!)
E) navy and white striped boatneck LOFT tee HERE (now $20!)
F) pink striped LOFT tee HERE (additional 50% off sale!)
G) scoop neck shirred tee HERE (comes in 4 colors and under $30!)
H) black and white or white and black striped tee HERE(only $16!)
All of LOFTs striped tees HERE (many that are on sale!).
And I’ve also got a couple of choices from Anthropologie, because ever since I went in there to try on tunics, I am feeling like I need more Anthropologie in my life.
And Anthropologie has a free shipping code for orders over $150!
Anthropologie peplum tee HERE.
I am totally intrigued by this one. It could be awesome, or it could go VERY wrong.
I think it could be SO cute with skinny jeans and either tall boots, flats, or TOMS wedges.
And this next one kind of makes me want to scream because I love it that much.
Do you think it would be long enough to be worn with leggings and a cardigan?
I think I might have to try it out.
I feel like I owe it to my leggings to at least try.
And while at Anthropologie, you might want to check out this striped shift dress HERE.
I’m thinking this could be perfect with leggings. Right?
(If you are new here, click HERE for my tunics post. It’s entitled Cover Your Crotchal Area.)
Love it all.
I know lots of you love the denim and legging look together (as do I), and this is a perfect pairing!
Thanks Allie for letting me know! I’m so happy to know that your life long search is over! 🙂
For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
And here’s a tip for you, if you are ever
trying to sell me something, just tell me I look skinny it it. Because
if you tell me that, then you can pretty much guarantee that I will
What’s that you say sweet salesgirl (who of course works on commission)? You think I look skinny?
Wrap it up!
and I know that we are all going to be looking great in our leggings and tunics…
with our crotches and our hineys covered.
And I’ve got one more thing to show you from Anthropologie.
Click HERE for the henley that spoke to me.
This shirt doesn’t require any accessories, and I love all of the color combos available, but this grey and pink is my favorite. If you’re not a leggings girl and don’t want to wear them on Thanksgiving, this is a perfect little dressed up tee to throw on!
Click HERE for all of the stuff on sale at Anthropologie.
LOTS and LOTS of great deals girls!
I think I’m starting to become a wee bit Anthro obsessed!!!
(And one more thing…there is another FABULOUS giveaway.)