Happy Sunday everyone! We are in the home stretch of January which like every year just goes by soooo fast. Plus Emily and Gretchen are frozen over in Portland, Mal is trying to keep warm in NYC, Caitlin is literally in the Arctic, and Jess and Arlyn are hanging on by a thread in 60-degree LA! Hope all of you are keeping warm!! Maybe some links will help warm us all up:)
From Emily: One of my closest friends in LA has lived in a pretty old house for years and come winter she pulls out her electric blanket stash to sit on her sofa because the heat just doesn’t cut it. When I was there visiting recently I became rather possessive of a couple of them because it’s just so cozy and quite the mood boost. I’m starting to think that most people don’t value coziness as much as I do, but if you also just want to snuggle up all weekend and live in a colder environment might I suggest two that come highly recommended: This one has a lot of really good reviews, and this one is sherpa on one side and fleece on the other and is 1/2 the price. Do your own research (there are a lot out there) but if you are chilly on the sofa this weekend, it might be time to take your blanket game next level.
From Jess: While visiting my dad this past week, I needed to exchange a top he got me for Christmas (so sweet but not my style though normally he’s pretty good with clothes…I know he would want me to clarify that:)). So as I was browsing I stumbled upon these Frank & Eileen pants. The best part was not only were they in my size but they were on sale because they were the last pair. I decided to try them on and the fit was undeniably good. Both my dad and brother said I needed to get them. So if you are considering getting these for yourself (or someone else), I can attest that they are really comfortable and fit so great. 10/10.
Also From Jess: For the past few years I’ve really focused on getting my skincare routine down and I’m at a point where I feel really good about it. So now I’ve deemed 2024 my haircare year. I’ve been watching lots of hair oiling/hair masking videos but I would love any of your recs for a great routine to help growth and overall hair health. I have fairly thin hair that’s dry and oily…FUN! Any recs are appreciated to get the luscious locks I want!
From Gretchen: My last few link-ups have been very organization-forward, and this one is no different–sorry! I can’t help it. Getting settled in my new spot means finding places to put everything and unfortunately, many of those “places” just don’t exist yet! My shower lacks storage of any kind and I refuse to put my shampoo bottles on the little side ledges of my tub. I also can’t stand any storage that hangs from the shower head. If it works for you, that’s great! But for me, I never fail to knock everything over because it just won’t stay in place. So instead, I opted for these shelves, which are installed with the same super-strong adhesive as the organizers I shared last weekend. I love that they’re sturdy, hold plenty of weight, and are easily installed at whatever height you want! The shelf side walls keep my bottles in place even if I bump them, water drains through the bottom no problem, and the design is simple and sleek.
From Caitlin: Greetings from the Arctic tundra! (Literally, the Arctic tundra! Not a euphemism for my drafty apartment, for once!) After 96 hours of travel, I’m finally stepping foot on Antarctica for the first time today! To that end, have to call out these foot-warming insoles for anyone who spends a lot of time standing around outside (or sitting in cold spots, like ice arenas or windy soccer fields- I see you, sports parents!). They come with a remote so you can control how toasty you get and they’re just as good as the ones I bought from a name-brand outdoor store at only 1/3 of the price! Guaranteed to keep those feet nice and warm, even if you’re walking around on million-year-old ice sheets.
From Arlyn: All I want in this life is a pair of jeans that looks structured but happen to be as soft and stretchy as sweatpants. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK? Please, do not give me jeggings, please. I do not want to look like I bought my jeans off an infomercial. After some due diligence, I finally decided to give Good American jeans a try and no joke, I could sleep in these jeans. They are butter but look like real, stiff, cool jeans. I got their Good Legs line and while the exact pair I bought had too high of a rise for my stature, I’m digging into their petite collection to find the right denim for my height. Also VERY intrigued by their “Always Fits” line that swears they move with you across four sizes. Perhaps the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is now a reality?
From Mallory: I’ll be the first to say I’m not great at doing my hair or makeup (I guess suck at being a girl sry), so I’ve been curling my hair with a straightener bc I’ve been too lazy to buy a good curling iron/I didn’t know what to get. BUT the curls were always a little too tight, so when I was marketed for this XL curling iron and I immediately added to cart. It’s an oval shape so the curls aren’t too perfect and the big barrel helps give more of a beach wave than a perfect ringlet. Highly recommend!!
That’s it for today. See y’all tomorrow for a fun very design-y post. xx