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The Top 10 Things You Guys Loved & Bought Last Month (#1 May Be A Big Surprise)

We’re trying out something new today –– something we thought we’d wanna know as a reader (and hopefully it’s something you wanna know too). Every month we get a full breakdown (from the one and only Caitlin) of what sold that month and what didn’t. It’s probably the meeting where we have the most fun, usually because we make it a happy hour so there’s typically some alcohol involved. While going through our September report, we thought to ourselves “you know what would be fun? If we made this a post and the readers can get involved in the fun of learning what everyone liked & was buying this month.” So that’s just what we’re gonna do today, folks. I highly recommend you grab a drink, because this is basically the Oscars of Emily Henderson Design. The nominees for top items sold last month are…

10. Whiskey + Oak Candle 

I love when a candle makes the list for a number of reasons. The first is that they’re (usually) pretty affordable (this one’s only $16), and second is that I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many candles. Hence why I currently have 7 in my small studio apartment. And before you ask, no I DON’T light them all at once, I’m not a monster. This candle is particularly great because it’s whiskey and oak scented, which to me really screams Fall. It also has one of those thick wood wicks so it makes a lil crackling sound when it’s lit. Kinda like a fireplace but much smaller.

9. Ruffle Cardigan

Madewell was having a HOT sale (and it’s still going on) so I constructed a full outfit, added it to my cart, then put it in the link up (as one who works for EHD does). This was the cardigan I linked, which is comfy, cozy, and gives me all the fall feels (and the bottoms may be on this list too *cough*spoiler alert*cough*number 7*cough). But back to the cardi, this one is so good because it’s got a lil ruffle on it and for some reason I’m only buying what I call “architectural sweaters” this year, which means they need to have a ruffle or cool structure to them in some way. This fit the bill perfectly (and it does so in cream and brown…take your pick).

8. Wood Floor Lamp 

I was happy to see this lamp from one of our latest projects: Suzanne’s bedroom reveal. This lamp is sorta like family, it’s been around a long time and in a number of our projects, and it just keeps getting better with age. I love it with the black shade OR the white shade. Plus you can also get the lamp with a black bottom instead of the wood if you’d rather. I should just write a love letter to Rejuvenation or maybe marry them…one of the two.

7. Straight Leg Jeans

Okay so if you read the spoiler alert, you may not be that surprised about this one. BUT may I just point out that Madewell is the best and we love their jeans maybe too much…so I understand why this made the list. Madewell jeans are one of the finer things in life and the whole team loves them! Plus they last forever and are undeniably cute.

6. Chunky Knit Bed Blanket 

I’m just gonna come out and say it: I was on the fence about this blanket but now that it made this list I had no choice but to purchase. This was in our “how to get better sleep post” that was in partnership with Target’s new line, Casaluna, and BOY OH BOY is that collection good. Take it from someone who is not personally sponsored by Target…this stuff is some of my favorite Target has ever had to offer. There I said it. Check out the clay and sky blue bedding while you’re at it because I’m in loooooveeeee.

5. High Rise Flare Jeans

So the high rise flare jeans win the battle against straight leg jeans this time…perhaps because flare jeans are coming BACK WITH A VENGENCE. Oh and they work great w a boot (again, read: fall). Which do you guys prefer?

4. Studio Mcgee x Target Console

It’s easy to see why you guys liked this so much…I mean she’s beautiful AND affordable –– we couldn’t ask for more. Also, the caning on this guy is *chef’s kiss* Speaking of Target collections that are very good, the Studio Mcgee x Target one is all around 10/10.

3. Tan France x Etsy Collection

There wasn’t just one piece from here because it’s THAT good. Everything is magical and beautiful. Exquisite work Tan & Etsy. Keep it comin.

2. T-shirt Dress

Our sweet precious Arlyn linked this $12 wonder in the link up a few weeks back. The most hilarious part about this being #2 is the fact that we’re pretty sure we linked this before (like last year maybe?? That feels like 12 years ago) and you guys loved it as much then as you do now. Just saying this might be the best $12 ever spent because it NEVER goes out of style (and it’s comfy so that’s a big plus). Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for… DRUM ROLL PLEASE…

1. Matching Family PJs

PAJAMAS! YOU GUYS! First, I gotta say this makes A TON of sense for #1. First off, it comes in mens, womens, children, and even dog sizes, so it truly appealed to everybody. Secondly, Emily bought it and was the one to link it, meaning we’ve all been #emfluenced pretty decently (we always are).

So what are yer thoughts? Did ya like this? It was an emotional rollercoaster journey to get us here, but through the shock, happiness, and fear, we pulled through and made it to the end. Drop a comment and let us know if we should keep doing this or if this had zero interest to you. We’d love some good ole feedback. Happy Almost Friday!

Opening Image Credit: From “How to Lean Into Eclectic Granny The Minimalist Way (Via A Vintage Lover’s Dream Home Tour)” | Staging by A 1000 X Better | Photography by Scarlett Macdonald | Creative Direction by Gillian Lawlee | Real Estate Agent: Jacqueline Tager, Sotheby’s International Realty Los Feliz Brokerage.

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3 years ago

LOVE this post!

3 years ago

avengence, lol. (“a vengeance”) it did make me smile though, and click 😀

3 years ago
Reply to  Eleanor

lol whoops! all fixed!

Sherry Kerrigan
3 years ago

I loved this!! (I also hate that Target x Stdio McGee ripped off that cabinet from Lulu & Georgia as I bought theirs.) 🙁

3 years ago

Oh my gosh, I loved this post! Every Sunday morning I sit down with my coffee and promise myself I WILL NOT purchase anything linked in your Sunday post (I look forward to my Sunday coffee and your post so much!), and without fail, I end up buying something every time. Ha! I was just burning my Whiskey & Oak candle last night (love). I’m surprised the Round Tapered Munggur Wood Vase Natural by Threshold from Target didn’t make the list – probably because it was sold out for so long. I received one, but it arrived broken. I checked back every day for two weeks before it became available again. It’s so perfect.

3 years ago

This is a great idea — I appreciate the chance to catch up on things I didn’t see, and also to know what people liked most. Thanks 🙂

3 years ago

Very into this post, please make it a regular series!

3 years ago

Did you notice how many times you used the word “affordable?”

I’m guessing this has a lot to do with choices right now. And those clothes are classic design. Plus — a fair amount of families wear matching pajamas for Christmastime.

3 years ago
Reply to  Cindy Brick

Looks like they used the word affordable just twice…?

3 years ago

currently burning my whiskey & oak candle 🙂

3 years ago
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Lynn W
3 years ago

This is a fun post!! That candle does smell amazing and I love a good pair of flares!
I need to go and see in person the Casaluna collection 💜

3 years ago

Love this! So interesting to see what everyone purchased.

3 years ago

Link to the jeans, please!

3 years ago
Reply to  Ann LGS

all the items names should be clickable :)!

3 years ago

Yup, make this one a regular.

3 years ago

Lololol the PJS!! I don’t even wear pajamas and I was tempted.

Did they end up getting matching Halloween pjs too??? The world needs to know

3 years ago

I’m team straight leg for sure. Flares basically require heels to look good, and that’s gonna be a hard pass from me. I actually bought that exact pair of Madewell jeans back in April when they were on sale for $75. Then I regretted the purchase because I never wanted to wear jeans again. But now I’m back at work (I’m a teacher) and wearing actual clothes again, so I am getting use out of them.

3 years ago

Keep it up!

3 years ago

Loved the post, hated the click bait title.

3 years ago

This was interesting … in a sociologist way, to see how pe5were influenced and by what.
IF I’d bought anything (which I didn’t/couldn’t because I’m in Australia) I would’ve bought the candle and blsnket. Cozy feels, even though it’s Springhere now.

3 years ago

Yes!! I would love to see this post every month!

3 years ago

Such a great idea! I hope you do this type of post every month!

3 years ago

It’s so interesting to see what others are loving! And I agree with #1 and the jeans now that we’re getting closer to the holidays and cooler temps. Candles 🤦🏼‍♀️ Those are always the white elephant gift no one wants so I want to know who buys them 😂

3 years ago
Reply to  Stephanie

I never buy candles for others (except birthday candles) bc it is possible to know what someone will like. But buying them for my own home is nice.

3 years ago
Reply to  DeniseGK

ugh. ‘it is impossible’

3 years ago

I have a similar target dress from 10? years ago in black. It’s more of a tunic on me (I’m 5’9″) and definitely needs to be worn with leggings. My 5’1″ friend loves it equally as much. Glad to see something in my closet is still in style. I feel like I have no idea what is “in” as I’ve been living the mom/teacher life too much and I don’t want to be dressing to similar to my middle schoolers!

3 years ago

What a fun post! I loved the candle, perfect to create fall vibes in the house.

lots of love, Miri

3 years ago

Pajamas are the coziest thing ever created by man!