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What You Bought Last Month: September Edition

Haaaaaappppppppy Friday everyone!! Friends and family, we’re excited to inform you that it’s almost the weekend (wahoo!) but before we get ahead of ourselves, we’re gonna backtrack for just one moment and chat about the 10 hottest and most popular items on this blog last month. We love looking at data and reporting back to you on what you guys ACTUALLY purchased and loved from our site, because it’s good to know what people like & we just think it’s fun. So, here we go folks.

10. Mal’s Target Dress

This dress was an unexpected hit. I saw it when I was walking through Target and almost bought it, then wrote about it in the link up, then plot twist: I went back and bought it because so many of you did. It’s SO CUTE (I got the black and white color but the brown is also great for fall, plus the smock part on the top makes it very flattering but still comfortable and I’m already planning to wear it on thanksgiving (and for $30 why not??) I’m glad you guys really liked this one ๐Ÿ™‚

9. Ryann’s Etsy Frames

Ryann hits us hard with an amazing Etsy shop once again!! This girl is like the queen of finding amazing small businesses on Etsy for pretty much any of your needs, and if you’re currently in need of a cute vintage frame, this shop has got you COVERED.

8. Jess’s Match Sticks

Who knew everyone needed match sticks so badly?? You guys bought over 200 matchboxes, and if you assume there’s about 30 matches per box that’s like 6,000 matches hahaha. Way to go, Jess and we hope you guys are all enjoying those stylish little matches (perfect to pair with #6 on this list, bet you can’t guess what that’s gonna be…).

7. Mal’s Madewell Sweatshirt

Oh my favorite sweatshirt!! And it’s on sale now! I wear this sweatshirt almost everyday (kinda gross but if you have it, you get it). It’s the perfect shade of green and the perfect amount of crop, plus it’s like a comfy kind of towel-ish material so it’s perfect for wearing with athleisure. I love to wear it to the gym and I always start my workout by wearing it (because it’s a lil cold) and then by the time you’re warm and sweaty it’s ready to come off (and no fuzz gets on you because it’s kind of towel-y). It’s so great and I love it, I wear it with these shorts all the time (which are half off right now, guys).

6. Jess’s Favorite Candle

Ha I told you #8 would relate to #6 (and I’m sure no one’s surprised at what it is) but congrats Jess on linking such a loveable and delicious candle!! Perfect for fall if you’re in the market.

5. Mal’s Bubble Candle

Another candle!! Yay! I linked this candle because well, first off, I bought it and love it. Second, because it’s the perfect gift for cool aunts to give to their nieces (which seemed to be a need based on the comments from this post). And it’s really affordable (at $15) so it’s truly a great gift for a gen-zer

4. Em’s Jockey Underwear

Haha not surprised to see the iconic, wildly stretchy jockey underwear we all tried out in this post (along with 2 of her other favorite products).

This underwear really is soft (I didn’t love it because of the seams but I’m heavily in the minority about this so here’s what Emily had to say about it if you missed it):

“I DESPISE a bad pair of underwear โ€“ one that cuts in, feels super uncomfortable, and frankly makes me feel bad and sad with the line it creates. So when I found this pair (totally randomly) I want to never go back. I get so bummed when I canโ€™t find one pair and will often hand wash one rather than wearing a backup. Where do I start โ€“ this fabric is stretchy enough so they stay in place, but they do NOT cut in โ€“ like even if Iโ€™m bloated or gain some fun โ€œsummer/beerโ€ lbs, they are still so comfortable (itโ€™s nice to not feel shamed by your panties). There isnโ€™t a โ€œbandโ€ or seam at the top or bottom in which to cut in. They are SO THIN and soft, but so far (after 5 months) are still in great shape and have held their shape. I can NOT feel they are there, at all โ€“ both the thong and the normal underwear. They donโ€™t ride up, they stay put, and they are so soft that Iโ€™d even say they make me feel sexy โ€“ despite being so simple.”

Honestly it’s worth giving it a shot because they’re only $3.99 right now (originally $11.50!!)

3. Kodiak Cakes

We all cannot stop laughing about the fact that a cup of pancakes made this list. It’s a first for sure but it was rightfully deserved – moms LOVE these for a quick and easy (and not horrible for you) breakfast. Em said 2 of her mom friends separately told her how great they were, then she let Birdie and Charlie try them and they love them which has made “those” mornings before school very easy.

2. Mal’s Fall Dress

Guys my dress!! This dress is so cute and I love a J-crew moment for the entire holiday season (you might remember the plaid J-crew dress I linked last year that was my ‘Thanksgiving dress’) I’m not sure why I’m so into the idea of a Thanksgiving dress, but there are now 2 that made this list, so you guys must be too. This one is super great!

1. Em’s Utility Jacket

Ding ding ding, we have a winner! Emily needed some new jackets to get into the PNW lifestyle, so she purchased a few utility jackets and linked some other fun ones over in this post if you missed it. This one was in the roundup, but it truly caught our eye almost immediately. Even Em mentioned that she considered getting it ๐Ÿ™‚

So those are the top 10 for September! Hopefully you enjoyed seeing what was bought last month, we know we do. Let’s chat in the comments & be sure to have a great weekend. xx

Opening Image Credit: Photography by Sara Ligorria-Tramp for EHD | Design and Styling assistance by Emily Bowser and Julie Rose | From “A Budget and Rental-Friendly Living Room With 80% Thrifted Finds

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1 year ago

It is so crazy these are mostly clothes! I love this blog so much for the home styling posts. But it’s true, it is so fun to meet the people behind the scenes to see what they are wearing and buying. So funny that most of the items are clothes, but, hey, there were a few awesome clothing round ups recently. I love the way this blog works. Keep it up, ladies! (And a few men!!!!!!!!) Love it!

1 year ago

Just thought I’d point out, for those who might want to know, that those Kodiak Cakes are nearly 1/4 sugar. You can find the nutrition info on the the linked Target site, but if a serving is 61g and the sugar content is 15g… that’s 24.5%. The WHO recommends that adults limit their daily sugar intake to 25g or less, so I can only assume it should be less than that for children. Not that they can’t be a special treat once in a while, but maybe not a frequent thing…

And that’s just the sugar. They also contain palm oil and dairy, but I won’t turn this into an environmentalist/health/nutrition lecture. ๐Ÿ™‚

1 year ago
Reply to  Catherine

Just to clarify so people don’t start freaking out and stop eating fruit, the 25g recommendation is for added sugar! That being said, 14g of the 15g of sugar on that label are from added sugar soooo….no wonder kids love them so much haha.

1 year ago
Reply to  Kara

And then the poor teachers have to try and get them to stop bouncing off the walls and concentrate at school.

1 year ago
Reply to  Catherine

I will….
Eeeeeee! Palm oil is evil! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

The #1 cause of deforestation of the Orangutan habitat in Indonesia and Malaysia.๐Ÿ’ … alongeith numerous other creatures! ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆœ๐ŸฆŽ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ๐Ÿž๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿ•ท๐ŸŒฟ
Monoculture that depletes the soil, so tge eainforest can’t even regrow.
Hex to palm oil!๐Ÿ˜ก

1 year ago

Iโ€™m one of those who bought the jockey underwear and it IS that comfy. Itโ€™s oddly hard to find comfortable underwear so thanks for the personal rec!

1 year ago

Love to see your recommendations and especially appreciate the kind of exposure your blog can give small businesses. Craig Frames isnโ€™t just a small business on Etsy though- it is the largest picture frame manufacturer in the Midwest. Their products are sold at Walmart and Wayfair. Itโ€™s easy to be fooled by an Etsy shop, since unfortunately their standards for handmade products have diminished. A lot of Etsy businesses are just drop shipping from factories unfortunately.

1 year ago
Reply to  Britney

I’ve noticed that Etsy’s headed that way too.

1 year ago

The matches and undies intrigue me. I just boughg a bunch of new undies (that I like) or I’d try them and I can’t get the matches in Australia.

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