If you’ve been following along here for a while, you’ve probably seen and heard me swooning over all things Barefoot Dreams season after season. They’re seriously just the softest, yummiest knits around, and once you feel the material, you’ll probably understand the hype. I finally snagged a Barefoot Dreams cardigan (below) during this year’s Nordstrom sale, and now that the weather has finally cooled down around here, I’ve been reaching for it nonstop. It’s just so easy and cozy over jeans, joggers, and (admittedly) my PJ’s every single morning.
Next up on my Barefoot Dreams wishlist was definitely one of their ultra-soft throw blankets, but I just couldn’t quite pull the trigger. Well, last night I stumbled upon a bunch of their blankets over 50% off – some of the best prices I’ve even seen for Barefoot Dreams. My short sleeve cardigan (last seen here) is also included in the sale goodness at over 40% off.
So if you’ve been dying to get your hands on something Barefoot Dreams, scroll below for some sweet sale finds. I ordered a blanket for our home and a couple more as holiday gifts. (Because believe it or not, the holidays are seriously RIGHT around the corner.) Which pieces will you be snagging?
It’s been a bit, but happy Monday, friends! Is everyone still surviving 2020? Shutdowns, mask mandates, distance learning…and with the recent additions of back-to-back hurricanes coming, hundreds of wildfires burning, and widespread rolling blackouts and power outages, this year just gets wilder and wilder. Anyone else want to just decorate the Christmas tree and pretend the holidays are here?
It’s not all bad though. I really can’t complain about staying home a bunch with the husband and pups, and lately on the weekends, you can find us cruising around on bikes or hanging at the beach instead of hopping around from one obligation to the next. We see friends, take drives, and have been loving all of the outdoor dining options at restaurants around town. (Bring on the parking lot dining!) It’s definitely been a learning time of figuring out OUR own new normal, the things we want to get back to and the things we’ll be leaving in 2020.
And while we’re on the subject of the good, I gotta admit I’m ALL about the stay home style and my growing collection of loungewear. Graphic tees, matching sets, roomy linen shorts – I’m 100% here for it. (If you like graphic tees, these are seriously a STEAL, and I can’t recommend these $35 shorts more.) So today I’m sharing a few snaps of some recent looks, and not surprisingly, there are lots of stay-at-home staples and affordable finds in the mix. Here’s hoping you find something that makes you smile today, friends!
Well, friends, it’s here again. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is back, and if you follow a few bloggers, I’m sure you’ve seen it mentioned a time or two. (It’s only open to certain cardholders now and will be open to everyone on the 19th.) Full disclosure – the sale is nowhere near as good as it’s been in the past, in my opinion. The selection is pretty tiny compared to previous years, but hey, that’s 2020, right? That said, I do think there are still some items that are worth it. Scroll down to see a roundup of things I’m digging, the ones I’m buying, and the pieces I already own and love.
This plaid shirt jacket– I saw this online and thought it was pretty cute, but after trying it on in the store, I’m sold. Y’all, this thing is so cute, I might snag both colors. I love that it’s a super soft flannel that can be worn as a shirt or jacket, and it has pockets. It’s meant to be oversized, but I’d recommend sizing down – I’m wearing a medium here for reference.
Adidas sneakers – If there’s one thing I’ve been doing during this wild Covid year, it’s 100% been getting my steps in so I feel zero guilt about buying a new pair of sneaks. I’ve heard really good things about this UltraBoost pair, but how cute is this printed pair? Decisions.
This basic tee – I pretty much live in solid tees, and this one is so good. I checked it out in store, and I think it’s the softest in the sale.
The things I own and love:
My favorite PJ’s – I currently own these PJ’s in two colors and will most likely be grabbing a third this year. I actually prefer them to the Eberjey version because the fit is a bit looser, and they hold up better wash after wash.
Spanx leggings – There’s a reason everyone raves about these leggings – they are just SO good. I love the high rise, and they suck everything in. I have a few pairs of these and wear them nonstop in the cooler temps. Pair them with sneakers, boots, booties, or flats.
PMD– I own both the Personal Microderm and the PMD Clean and love them both. (In my opinion, the Clean is a way better buy than a Clarisonic as you don’t have to worry about bacteria build-up in the brush head.) They’ve especially come in handy recently with my battle against the mask acne, ugh. The discount on these is pretty substantial, so if you’ve been thinking about it, now’s the time to order.
Gorjana Crescent Necklace – This is just such a pretty statement piece that I’ve had for years, and at under $50, it could make a great gift for someone in your life.
Brixton hat– I’ve owned, loved, and traveled with this hat for years, and it still looks brand new. The quality is so good, and I’m thinking maybe I need to snag this one while it’s still in stock.
Ugg slippers – While I don’t own this exact pair of Ugg slippers, I do own another pair (above) and have spent many, many days in them over the last few months. I REALLY want to buy this pair, but I’m just not sure I can justify another pair of slippers. (Although I’m pretty sure I would not regret it.)
Happy Monday, friends. Admittedly it’s a weird Monday to wake up to, and in the spirit of transparency and to avoid being totally tone deaf, I wanted to address it. Eric and I are settled in for the next couple of weeks of quarantine during the current coronavirus climate. His physical office is closed, the restaurants and many businesses of our city are slowly shutting down, and our plans are all cancelled for the foreseeable future. We’ll be doing our part to help flatten the curve and hope that anyone else who is able to stay home does so.
That said, I hope you don’t mind if we keep things pretty light around here. I’ve got a bunch of spring fashion content saved up and ready to share. (I’d love to say that it was on purpose, but to be honest, it was kind of an accident. I had a couple of deadlines for sponsored content, so I ended up shooting lots of things ahead of time.) And while we’re spending so much time at home, hopefully I’ll get some more home content up for you guys. We shall see!
But mostly, I hope we can all take the next few weeks to be extra kind to each other. Offer help to your elderly friends and family, check on single friends who may be spending lots of time alone, do what you can to support your local small businesses, and give a little gratitude to those working in the fields that we need so much right now. It won’t be a walk in the park for anyone, so there’s never been a better time for a little compassion, kindness, and common sense.
Wishing everyone health, happiness, and patience with each other while we work to get through to the other side of this mess. Oh, and wash your hands.
You guys, I finally did it. I dipped my toes into the “mom jeans” trend, and now there’s no turning back. Am I late to the game? Yes, but it’s not for lack of trying. Over the last couple of seasons I’ve tried ALL of the popular pairs. I tried ’em, and I promptly returned ’em. After years and years of high rise, stretchy skinny jeans, I just couldn’t get used to the idea of non-stretch denim again. They felt like torture devices, and I found myself wondering how I’d sit in them. Sounds a little dramatic, but I swear it’s true. I also never found a pair that I felt was as flattering as my good old skinnies.
That’s until I found this pair recently from Daze Denim. It’s a new (or new-to-me at least) denim brand that I really can’t find much about on the interwebs besides the fact that they’re eco-friendly. So that’s a win, right? The real win for me though is the fit and feel of these jeans. The denim is insanely soft, and when we’re talking non-stretch denim, I think softness is important. They’ve got a really good high rise, easy distressing, and a hem that hits me in the perfect spot.
Size-wise, I’d say they’re pretty true. For skinny jeans, I’m normally a 27/28 depending on the brand, and I bought these in a size 28. (They’re a smidge on the loose side, but I’m into it.) I’ve worn the heck out of these jeans in the last couple of weeks – with sweaters, tees, sneakers, and sandals. I’m hoping to hear so much more from this brand in the coming months, but in the meantime, thinking I need to also grab this pair or this one…or maybe this new little cropped jacket. For the price point, you really can’t go wrong.
As I’m scrolling around on social media or different websites, you know what clickbait just gets me every single time? The Amazon roundups. Seriously, I’ll click on just about any “Amazon favorites” list I can find because they just have some of the best, and usually affordable, finds. I actually recently went back and read my last two Amazon posts (see them here and here), and I still 100% stand by everything I linked.
This beyond cozy cardigan that comes in 8 colors (above) – I’ve got a whole slew of black, grey, and other random cardigans, but a couple of months ago I went on the hunt for a great camel-ish / tan one for now and into spring. After ordering, trying, and returning quite a few, I finally decided to (DUH) search around on Amazon. I ordered the one above in medium and large and ended up keeping the medium. I love the super soft fabric, slightly oversized fit, and big pockets. Plus, it’s pretty much the exact shade of camel I was looking for. (Now I’m thinking I probably need the oatmeal color, right?)
A daily SPF that Eric and I both love – A couple of years ago, I finally got Eric into a daily SPF habit. He ends up spending a lot of time on the road in his car for work, so I thought it was important for him to be in a daily sunscreen routine instead of only applying before the beach or outdoor activities. We’ve used up a ton of tubes from a few different brands, and this one tends to be a favorite because it rubs in easily with no greasy or white residue. (We also both love this one from The Treatment.)
This flowy maxi that is just begging for spring weather – OK, I JUST got this dress in this week in the navy color and loved it so much that I already ordered a second color. It’s super lightweight and comfy, has such an easy fit, and couldn’t be more fun for spring. It hits me right at my ankle, so it’s perfect for pairing with flat sandals, wedges, low booties, or sneakers. I’ve got a wine-tasting girls’ weekend in March that this dress was made for – stay tuned, I’ll be styling it on the blog soon.
A muscle recovery soak for post-workout soreness – And after the workout comes the old lady, all-over sore muscles, am I right? (No? Just me?) While a hot bath is always a favorite of mine, a hot bath with this muscle recovery soak is even better. The Epsom salt is super relaxing for sore muscles, and the smell of this one with menthol and eucalyptus is also so great for battling a little winter sickness.
The cherry pepper spread I use in (and on) EVERYTHING – I’m a fan of Jersey Mike’s subs and ordered this thinking it would be similar to their red pepper spread. It’s similar, seriously delicious, and (in my opinion) goes in and on ALL of the things. It’s obviously great on sandwiches, but I also add it to my Safe Catch tuna (instead of another relish) and usually throw a dollop into tossed salads and quinoa bowls. It adds a slightly spicy, vinegar-y kick that I love.
The bathtub caddy that I’m STILL obsessed with – Admittedly I’ve had this thing for about a year and have shared it on the blog before, but I really just love this bathtub caddy. The sides of our bathtub slant inward a bit, so balancing products, magazines, or the occasional glass of wine is out of the question. I’m happy to have this little caddy every time I take a bath and feel like it’s really well-made for the price – ours still looks pretty new.
It’s officially gift-giving season (or at least gift-buying season), and I’ve already got a little tiny start. Three gifts is a start, right? This year I’m skipping the gift guides on the blog and sharing some favorite finds as they come along. If you’re on the hunt for cozy little somethings for your loved ones or yourself, definitely check out this post to grab Barefoot Dreams pieces for a steal.
And today I’m rounding up a slew of scarves that I’m loving right now, and they’re all under $50. From bold colors and beautiful prints, ultra-soft fabrics and fun fringe, there are lots of great picks below for the gals in your life. Click through and stay tuned for more gift ideas in the coming weeks. Happy shopping, friends!
Well it’s officially fall, y’all, and you know what that means. Jogger season, of course. I’m constantly on the hunt for the best joggers each season, and this year I think I’ve found them already. This pair is so soft, fits like a glove, and is under $35. (They do run a smidge big, so if you’re between, order down. I’m in a medium for reference.) I love a good pair of joggers for everyday, but they’re the real MVP during travel days. And right on cue, Eric reminded me that Thanksgiving is just about a month away. Can anyone believe that?
OK guys, so we’re officially mid-September, and besides a couple of brief looks (here and here), I’ve pretty much been avoiding fall fashion all together. The heat around here had me taking a hard pass on sweaters, boots, and new jeans until recently when I discovered the mother-load of affordable fall cuteness at Walmart. Not kidding, every single staple above – the jeans, booties, thermal, sweater, and bag – were all purchased in store or on Walmart.com.
The jeans have a great high rise, the cutest hem detail, and a price tag under $25, and the under $9 thermal tee is so soft I bought it in three colors. (I sized up for a looser fit in the thermal, am wearing a 4 regular in the jeans.) And then there are the booties. If I didn’t know the price of these, I’d never be able to guess. They look so much more expensive than they are, and added bonus, they’re seriously comfortable. (The camel color sadly sold out super fast, but you can still snag them in a leopard print or black leather. I’d also sign up for restock alerts in case your size is restocked.)
Below I’m styling the jeans and booties with a few other fall staples in hopes that I can conjure up some cooler weather. Think it’ll work? In the meantime, I’ll be pairing my thermal, booties, and short-sleeved sweater finds with my favorite denim shorts. Take that, September heat wave.
It’s been a few days since the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale launched for cardholders, and surprisingly, there are still some great pieces in stock to snag. Last week I rounded up some of my favorite first picks from the sale, and today I’m sharing some of the pieces I tried, bought, and am currently loving.
I’ve also ordered these Tory Burch slides which have since sold out (hopefully those get a restock before the sale is open to everyone) and am constantly checking for my size to be restocked in these Ugg slippers. (Since a certain rambunctious puppy ate my last pair of slippers…) Overall I didn’t buy too many things from the sale, but I am pretty pleased with the cozy things I did get. Have you guys shopped the sale?