Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Obnoxious Black Friday List, Part 1.

Every year I try to compile a list of some of the better online Black Friday deals because and I've already seen a few that I think are outstanding. I should also mention they're hurting my feelings A LOT because I can't take advantage of all of these sales! Here's one that made me whimper:


AllSaints - 30% off of everything INCLUDING LEATHER JACKETS. YOu GuYs. Help. Also! Don't forget that Nordstrom price-matches so they also have AllSaints on sale. *weeping*


Anthropologie just sent me an email that they're doing 30% off of everything, including new arrivals. I am like, do I need a sequined hoodie? Or maybe some cute ornaments


I've been wearing my workout stuff a lot more since I'm working from home, and, you guys, Sweaty Betty is offering 30% off EVERYTHING. I, for one, am very invested in stalking these leopard leggings. Ugh.



Alo Yoga also has up to 70% off sitewide! I am somewhat fascinated by the crazy sherpa jacket and is it weird that I want these plaid leggings

That should get you all started! More to come...

Monday, November 23, 2020

BUY THIS (So We Don't Have To): A few things I absolutely do not need from Madewell.

 Madewell really, really, really wants me to buy stuff. It's getting kind of stalker-y, really. Like, right now they're giving 30% off your purchase and up to 50% off a bunch of the newer stuff (but only if you're an Insider, which you should be! Free shipping and stuff!) Here are a few things that I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT  NEED: 

Ugh, can we start with this? I love the cabernet color with all my heart. Such a lovely bag. 


This is probably the second or third time I've posted these. But that lug sole, y'all. I love it.


Welcome to the first dress that's turned my head in a while. It's got a bit of metallic going on, 
which makes it festive but it's still so wearable. Hmm. 


These are just so sweet with the little cloud and the fresh water pearl. So pretty! 


This might be the wash that gets me back into skinny jeans. It's just so rock'n roll. 


I keep scrolling past this jacket, then slooooowly coming back to it. 
It's a little weird but still compelling?


Okay, this cozy sweater with some skinny jeans and those lug sole boots, right? 
THAT IS IT RIGHT THERE. 


Goddammit, Madewell. STOP MAKING ME WANT LEOPARD THINGS. 


Oooh, fancy sweatshirt, you say? Sign me up every single time. 


Friday, November 20, 2020

Weekend Window Shopping: Crazy-Good J.Crew Sale

J.Crew is giving clothes away again - offering an extra 60% off sale styles with code SHOPSALE. I pawed through all twenty pages of the sale section to find the good stuff! Here's what I like:

Thursday, November 19, 2020

We Discuss: Kidnapping Harry Styles.

 A: So, I listened to this:


M: Oooh I need to listen

A: And then immediately bought his album. It was involuntary.

M: The album is very good

A: It’s literally just Hamish Bowles reading the interview which was disappointing but the article is great

M: lol Hamish has such a crush

A: He’s def got a crush, who wouldn’t?

M: Seriously! It’s just cute

A: The album isn’t 100% my thing but it’s growing on me

A: Were you the one that posted that story about Harry Styles and the telescope?

A: Oh, wait, was it on the celebs IG?

M: Yes Overheard Celebs

A: Yes! That was SO CUTE

M: He is PRECIOUS

A: Like, can you Imagine

M: Indeed I cannot

A: How has he not been kidnapped

M: BY ME

A: By some middle aged lady

A: Hahaaaaaaaa

M: lol jinx

A: He’d make an excellent pool boy for our future Golden Girls retirement plan

M: Indeed

****

A: This Harry Styles album is musical Ativan

M: mmmhmmmmmm

A: Also, it is such an insane stretch to be offended by Harry Styles in a dress. 

A: Like, you have to WANT to be offended.

M: Oh lord, I was going to say WHO is offended but of course someone is offended

A: Apparently people are SO offended because never in the history of music has a man worn a dress

A: I mean, except for David Bowie 40+ years ago

M: lollll

M: Think of the children! They will grow up to think they can wear whatever they want! Horrors!

A: That is crazy! Next, women will be wearing pants

M: Remember when that dude called me a cross dresser because I wore jeggings

M: #neverforget

A: OMG

A: That was one of the single weirdest moments in our blog history

M: Truly incredible

A: Where have all the weirdoes gone?

M: Tiktok probably

M: Anyway, Harry Styles

A: I LOVE HIM

M: It’s not on this album but have you listened to the song Sweet Creature?

M: Le sigh

M: What a lil dreamboat

A: I’m listening to it now

A: The comments seem to think it’s about Louis Tomlinson

M: Oh they always do

M: The One Direction obsessed are just certain they are deeply in love

M: It’s a whooooole thing

A: The Internet cannot seem to decide which way he leans

A: And honestly? I just think he’s darling and no curr

M: Exactly!

M: I mean I think he’s pretty solidly into women but also doesn’t feel like it’s anyones business

M: He says the song is about his little sister btw

A: Awwww

M: See? He is just delightful

M: I am glad you are with me here

A: I am way too old for this but maybe it’s what I needed

M: It’s the one bright spot in this beshitted year

A: Yes, yes it is

M: I also love his band and the women in it

M: I watched a whole Howard Stern interview with him and his bandmates clearly just adore him and he them and it’s SO sweet

A: He just seems like a nice person

M: yes

A: And, he seems to actually LIKE women

A: We always know when they don’t

M: Yup

M: agree

A: Now I’m watching his tiny desk concert:

M: Oh so good!

M: I am watching Golden again ha

A: Hee

M: He really seems to be enjoying all of this so much. It’s nice to see someone just ENJOY being successful

M: Instead of acting all tortured or whatever

A: Plus, he mentioned David Bowie twice in that Vogue interview which is truly the way to my heart

M: YES

M: Now fully in a Harry Styles wormhole AGAIN even though I have so much work

M: Sorry/not sorry

M: Goodbye forever:

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Outfit of the Day: These Things Happen.

So, yeah. I'm wearing the same pair of (quite excellent) jeans multiple times a week and some kind of t-shirt and cardigan combo but I promise I'm really trying to put together an actual outfit every day. Also, continuing with my current theme, I'm trying to add in one special or cool item that might not be entirely practical - a leopard jacket, fun statement earrings, OR the coolest boots on the planet:


Yep, I bought em. What, you thought I just enabled you guys? I also enable myself ALL THE TIME. If I didn't there wouldn't be a blog to write. But first things first, I guess. I'm wearing a perfectly basic black tee from Madewell - it's exactly the kind of long sleeved cotton tee I'm always looking for and I'll probably buy more. My jeans my older Madewell Boyjeans but this current version looks like a very similar wash and this black denim version is 30% off. 


My long cardigan is the Juliette cardigan from J.Crew and it's honestly magic - you can throw it over any old thing and it instantly makes you look pulled together. Works every time, I swear. (See above.) It comes in a bunch of colors too! I will eventually get another one, but for now my charcoal Juliette is working out nicely. The Sophie cardigan is another great magic option if you want something a bit more blazer-y. Now, the boots: 


I mean, how could I not. With that Bowie-esque lightning bolt? They were 100% made for me! These are the Esska Mash boots I posted about pretty recently and they come in several heel height options. I went for the mid heel which suits me perfectly. The color in real life isn't a true red- it's more of a persimmon/brick which makes them a lot more interesting! I bought them as a Christmas present for myself so I haven't worn them out yet, but I couldn't resist showing you all. (I will pack them away until the 25th because it's nice to have something to look forward to, right?)


In an effort to use my nice things, I bought my favorite Miu Miu bag out for a stroll. I'd honestly forgotten how much I love it! Such a thing of beauty. It's long gone from the internets but this Coach hobo has a similar pebbly appeal and oooh, look at this beauty. That is a nice bag. 


More details! I'm wearing my Madewell paperclip chain necklace and my Dean Davidson labradorite tassel. The usual thing. I tried to find another labradorite tassel to tempt you with but there isn't one! Annoying. I'll keep trying. 


One last look. Aren't they cute together? I think so. 

Monday, November 16, 2020

BUY THIS: One More Thing!

Y'all, I'm so dumb. I wrote that entire Anthro post and totally missed that my very favorite yoga mat (which I talked about it here) is also on crazy sale! I didn't even know Anthro carried B Mat but they do and this yoga mat, which is normally $96 is now just under $42 (discount in cart):

It's nice and thick and your hands will absolutely not slide at all. Also, fun colors. Treat Yo Self! 

BUY THIS: Treat Yo' Self (via the Anthro sale)

 Listen, I know right about now the pressure is on to start with the holiday shopping and when that happens my natural inclination is to double down and just buy more stuff for myself as a way to get in the holiday shoppy mood because who needs that kind of stress? Not me. To help with this process, Anthro is offering an extra 30% off sale stuff and I am here for it:


I somehow feel that we all kinda need this weird hoodie. Just me? 

These adorable boots also come in black and cognac. (But really, just get the fun snake boots.)


Who says your big cozy gin cardigan has to be basic? This one is kind of extra and I love it.


Speaking of extra, this dress is THE BEST KIND OF CRAZY.


These are so pretty and would make a great gift...for yourself.


I am all good on green jackets but this one is drape-y and pretty, right?


Eep. I am so into this and it keeps going more and more on sale. 


You just can't go wrong with a floaty Maeve dress. 


I have two yoga mat towels and they're great (so many uses!) but mine ain't this pretty. 


Okay, this mulled wine candle isn't on sale but WHO CUrRs. It's a wine candle!
A HOLIDAY wine candle. Hooray.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Weekend Window Shopping: LOFT Is Great Right Now.


LOFT is very hit or miss for me. I either love everything or I completely hate it. The last few times I checked the website I struggled to find anything even remotely tempting, but apparently I just had to wait until fall. They're having good sales right now as well: 40% off tops and sweaters, 40% off Lou & Grey, and an extra 75% off sale! Never pay full price, is what I'm saying. Anyway, here's what I love right now:

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Stuff I Like: Apparently I'm A Candle Person Now.

Lately we've both been obsessed with scented candles (I MEAN WHAT ELSE DO WE HAVE) which I find amusing because I used to hate them. Seriously! I was a big old candle hater. I still hate a lot of them but mostly I've discovered I have to be picky because there are a lot of bad candles in the world. Here are a few of my favorites:

I bought this Balsam & Cedar candle last fall and just pulled it out again and it is literally just Christmas in a candle. No weird stuff, just very fir trees with a tiny hint of clove and cinnamon. I really love it and will probably buy it again this year. I prefer the larger size but the set of mini candles would be fun to split up for small gifts! Also, if you liked the Urban 02 Tobacco and Vanilla candle I recommended, they also make one called Cozy which is spices and evergreen


Right this very second, I'm burning this Lab x Hygge Comfort candle which I bought last year at TJ Maxx. It's great but I just realized that it's nearly identical to this Bonfire Embers candle from Target - woody, vanilla, sandalwood type thing. I like that combo for winter! So warm and comforting. Naturally, it looks like it's basically sold out but the other Opalhouse holiday candles sound nice


Getting slightly fancier, I am a big fan of Maison Louis Marie candles. They're on par with much more expensive brands and some of them are sneaky versions of very popular fragrances. This one smells just like Santal 26 and this one is a dead ringer for Lime, Basil & Mandarin. Unsurprisingly, my current favorite is L'Etang Noir, which is a vanilla, tobacco, amber candle. I am nothing if not predictable. If you're unfamiliar, this set looks like a good place to start. 

Finally, I freaking love Lafco candles. They are expensive but come in beautiful handblown glass containers and they smell wonderful. I am dying to buy Feu de Bois Ski House or the Frosted Pine. Ugh, they all sound really nice. Rosemary Eucalyptus, anyone? I want all of them, really. 

I'm sure you guys have some recommendations, so let me know in the comments! n

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Outfit of the Day: Being a Unicorn.

As I mentioned last week, I am tired of being so lame and casual out in the world and decided to start making an effort to wear my nicer stuff because it really does make me feel good. It's been unseasonably warm this week (and also now raining which is why my pics look a little weird) so I haven't really had a good chance to wear my awesome new Avec Les Filles leopard jacket out in the world. But, I'll wear it inside for you guys because why not? First, we start here:

This is a pretty standard "me" outfit. I'm wearing my Letluv lightning bolt thermal which is still a favorite of mine. It's ridiculously oversized but really cozy and I love the graphic. It's long sold out but I super love this Letluv Joan Jet tee and ooooh, they have a glitter bolt sweatshirt now! I wish I didn't know that. I'm also pretending to not know about this Bowie tee. Stop it, Anthro. Let's add in the jacket and see what happens:

You guys, I love this jacket. It's soft and badass all at the same time. It's a classic moto jacket style but instead of being cropped it's nicely oversized so it covers your butt! It's made of wool but is kind of furry? Hard to explain. I am wearing a size medium and can zip it up, I just don't wanna. (It just looks way better unzipped.) It's an older style, so currently only available at Amazon and there's a super sherpa version at Off Fifth. There's also a much more understated corduroy leopard jacket by Avec Les Filles at Anthro if that's more your style. 


Imma stick to the crazy one, myself. My pants, by the way, are the Athleta Headlands Hybrid leggings I won't shut up about. Super comfy and thick enough that you don't have to worry that people are judging you for wearing leggings as pants. THEY ARE TOTALLY PANTS. Hmph. They also have a similar style that's fleece-lined and damn. I want those. On to details: 


My earrings are Lulu Frost evil eye studs and you can probably find a pair on Poshmark pretty inexpensively. They are really fun but there are lots of great similar pairs to be found as well. My necklace is my Madewell horn pendant which is sold out but this one from Allsaints is similar and very cool.


My usual very old Cole Haan Chelsea boots and MBMJ hobo bag. (Both are long sold out, so I've linked updated versions.) These have both been very good purchases - things I've used for years and would be lost without. And, because I love you guys I reattached the jacket's faux fur collar with the million tiny, annoying little buttons so you could see what it looks like:


It's a cozy thing but I much prefer the cleaner look of the regular collar. I will probably take it off and stash it away somewhere and then never be able to find it again. Good times. 

Monday, November 9, 2020

Monday Mood: Just Your Average WFH Outfit.

I got dressed this morning without the blog in mind - I wanted to be comfortable but also look decent for my first meeting. I was also trying to be mindful of my "use your things" proclamation from last week so I dug into my closet determined to wear something that I haven't worn in a while. I mean, it's a flannel shirt but I succeeded! None of this is interesting enough for an outfit post, so instead I'm just gonna list what I'm wearing because how's that for lazy? You know you love me anyway. Here we go:



For some reason, my softest flannel shirt doesn't get much love from me but I'm wearing it right now and it's good. Mine is a grey plaid they don't have currently in stock but if I had to buy another one, it would be this purple plaid because how fun, right? (Raise an eyebrow if you will but if you're gonna buy classic flannel, you can't go wrong with LL Bean.) 



Under my plaid flannel I'm wearing this excellent t-shirt from Madewell. I am constantly on the search for a good 100% cotton long sleeved tee and I bought this in two colors. It's soft, the sleeves are long and I love the curved hem. (Also, it's 30% off right now! If they made it in a v-neck I'd buy duplicates...) I'm also wearing this necklace and my little snake huggie earrings


I pulled out my two pairs of Athleta Headlands Hybrid tights and I was delighted to find that they were just as comfy as I remembered. They don't lose their shape or bag out at the knee and they look SO CUTE with Chelsea boots but you could also hike in them. (If I ever get to travel again, I will be taking both pairs with me, for sure. )


I am, as always, wearing my house Birks - the shearling lined clogs, which are still one of my favorite purchases from last year. I got last year's gray version and I thought they were a beautiful color. They are no longer a beautiful color. It's totally my fault because I wear them while I cook and even though I'd treated them with suede protectant they are now dirty and stained. I still love them, but if you're a mess like me, maybe get them in black instead. 



Finally, let's talk about underwear! I recently bought a bunch of different styles from Parade because I was tired of my boring ways and they have such fun colors. I bought several different styles but my favorite, hands down, is the brief. I haven't had them long enough to judge longevity but so far they're comfy and holding up well. Plus, fun colors! Size inclusive! They donate to Planned Parenthood! If you want a free pair on your first order, you can use my code adrien-9d (full disclosure - I also get a free pair.) 

I'm also wearing the Lively Busty bralette and, while I like that its a more traditional bra-like bralette, it's just okay. I know they're really popular but I find the band folds up on me which drives me nuts. 

That's it! So not exciting but it always feels like an accomplishment to get dressed on a Monday especially after the week we had last week, right?