It’s Sundaaaaaayyyy! We hope you’re doing something like making chocolate chip pancakes and listening to the classic hit ‘Sunday Morning’ from way back when Maroon 5 was… well, let’s just say that song is from their best album. Anyway, we hope you’re having a great weekend, and let’s get right into this week’s goodies.
UP FIRST, we have an absolutely stunning home tour. And can we talk about the kitchen pendants?? We must have a crush on them because they’re giving me butterflies. Also, make sure you scroll to the last photo because that paint color is absolutely delicious. To quote Arlyn’s new blog (which you should most DEFINITELY check out if you have not already), “I like my rooms like I like my hot dog: with mustard.”
Now on with the show…
From Emily: I just started watching The Great and it may be one of the few shows that Brian and I actually both like equally right now. The writing is insane and the production design sends us to a world far outside our four walls, which I think we all are looking for right now.
From Jess: “Good” scents (I use quotes because that qualifier is subjective) are more than just a way to make your home (or body) smell good. They can be time machines that slam you back into time or feeling that was really special to you. Heck, I still take a quick sniff of my mother’s perfume whenever I feel like I need a hug. It’s been very useful during quarantine. But this past Monday I received my order from Redoux – a bar of soap and a candle. It was my first time ordering from them so I didn’t know what to except (aside from rave reviews) when I opened the box. I put my nose to the candle and was immediately at ease, but not in a “ooo this smells good” kind of way (which it did) but in the “why do I know this smell?” way. Then I looked at the card that accompanied the candled and the scent was described as “The nostalgia of summer in New York.” In an instant I realized that’s what my ease was. A scent of happy memories of warm summer evenings in New York. I almost got misty before I was like, “Jess, it’s a candle. Get ahold of yourself.” Basically I am now a forever customer. Actually I’ve already ordered two more. I’ve truly found my summer candle and cannot recommend it enough. I know this sounds like a totally biased review but with the combo of Bergamot, Geranium, Ginger, and Sandalwood, it’s a no-brainer amazing candle and I hope that it too can remind you of simpler, beautiful summer evenings. (Also the soap smells AMAZING but in a normal, not tear-inducing kind of way:))
Also from Jess: I need help! My favorite t-shirt is no longer available and most of the ones I have are not doing great. Apparently wearing them non stop for four months will do that. So I would LOVE some suggestions. Here’s what I want: Flattering for a larger chest, longer than a cap sleeve, doesn’t have a boob pocket (sorry Madewell), lightweight, and is a medium length. Too much?? Fingers crossed it isn’t. I really appreciate any and all recommendation:)
From Caitlin: 4 months ago, back when quarantine was just starting (it feels like YEARS ago), we did a roundup of our favorite comfy clothes for staying inside. Sara recommended this lightweight sleeveless romper and AHH, I have loved it ever since! I’ve literally worn it almost every day this week (the team can attest from our daily Zooms). It’s so flattering for regular life (I ordered an XL because I was worried about it shrinking or being clingy but it does neither of those things! Honestly could have gotten away with a medium or large) but also IT’S A GAME-CHANGER for laundry day. It has such deep pockets — I use one for my detergent pods and one for all my quarters — and it’s breathable enough that I don’t feel like I’m going to pass away as I haul 60 pounds of weighted comforters and towels down the street to my laundromat. Target is just SO GOOD at making rompers that work for straighter body types AND can actually fit boobs and butts. (Remember when all of EHD bought the same one and wore it for Halloween? Remember standing in close proximity with friends?) ANYWAY I have my eye on this short boilersuit next and will probably size up again just to be safe unless anyone has any feedback!
From Mallory: Sara filmed some IG stories for Em’s Instagram a few weeks ago and when she sent them over to me, I responded with ‘your lip color looks so good what is it and where can I buy it?’ She said it’s this sheer lip stain which I then immediately bought because her lips looked THAT GOOD (hope that doesn’t come across weird). It leaves your lips feeling lusciously soft, cool, and velvety. BOY oh BOY, I love wearing this baddie on the daily. Enjoy!
From Julie: In my personal opinion, it’s too hot these days to burn a candle all day while I work. So instead, I just bought this very pretty oil diffuser to keep my office/bedroom/yoga studio from smelling like whatever I had for lunch that day. There are four different scents to choose from and I went with ‘Harmony’ (the world and myself needs a bit more of this right now) which is a blend of amyris – had to do a quick google search for that one, bergamot – like my morning tea, & olibanum oils which gives off a woody, subtly floral and slightly spicy scent. Everyone! My room smells delicious!!!
Also from Mallory: I bought this lantern I found on sale at World Market and it is an AWESOME outdoor addition. I had no idea the power of a supple lantern glow until now…10/10 recommend if you can find it in a store near you!!
From Sara: Since eyeliner is kind of the only makeup I can wear these days that shows up above mask, I’ve been rocking these little brights in emerald, cobalt, and orange.
One more from Caitlin: I just got off the waitlist for Tote, which is an online wishlist that’s currently in beta and Y’ALL I LOVE IT. It’s like a personal gift registry and SO MUCH BETTER than Pinterest for keeping tabs on all the things I’ve found and want to buy! (My Tote is currently just filled with Lex Pott candles and these statues that I keep getting targeted IG ads for but can’t really justify splurging on, and now I can’t wait to send my Tote around at Christmas instead of being like, “uhhh, I don’t need anything???”) ANYWAY highly recommend popping on that waitlist!!!
Effortless Composition (very cute home decor) is having an online sample sale on August 2nd – August 4th! Mark your calendars…it’s gonna be a good one!
Well, that’s all folks. We’ll see you next week! xx