It’s been a while since I’ve shared anything style-related around here, so I wanted to share some of my favorite recent purchases/things I received for Christmas. Many of these things are upgrades of items that have worn out. Obviously this costs a little more, but hopefully these purchases will last longer.
Warby Parker Curtis sunglasses in Bourbon Tortoise
I had a pair of sunglasses from Target for the longest time. I’m pretty sure Monica broke them, but they were probably about to break on their own anyways. Then I wore a pair of cheap Michelob Ultra freebie sunglasses from a half marathon. Then Monica broke those shortly before Christmas. (I hope this isn’t a trend!) John’s parents gifted me these sunglasses for Christmas and I’m being extra careful with them by keeping them out of Monica’s reach.
I was in the market for a new purse, particularly a cross-body bag because it’s difficult to wrestle a toddler and anything else at the same time. Yes, on the weekends I generally just carry the diaper bag with my wallet/phone/keys thrown in. And sure, it’s a slightly smaller purse, but in the hopes of simplifying, I’m forced to keep the junk out. This was a Christmas gift strategically purchased from Piperlime on Cyber Monday for 30% off :)
My silver Gola’s (first shared in this post) were looking really sad and I was due for a new pair of kicks. My running shoes are Saucony’s so I knew those would fit right. My sister thinks they’re old school, but I think they’re pretty fabulous. John thought suggested something a little more colorful (there are lots of snazzy colors available!), but I already have my pink shoes and wanted something a little more neutral.
Do you remember the movie “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” with the magic jeans that fit each friend perfectly? That’s how I feel about this sweater! My sister-in-law told me about the Bobeau over Christmas and shared this blog post written by her friend! It seems like this is universally loved cardigan. I’ve worn it to work, but usually wear it to lounge around the house or run errands on the weekends. Even though it feels like a blanket (especially on these frigid winter days!), I feel much more put together wearing this sweater than wearing a
high school college hoodie. I have it in gray and am considering buying another color (maybe pink?) because this lovely is only $40!!
We can now wear jeans everyday in the office. That means my dress pants have been gathering dust and my jeans have been working overtime. I live in my Gap legging jeans and wanted something other than a standard blue jean that could be dressed up or down. These black jeans are a little stretchy and perfect (especially since I got them for 40% off!). You’re in luck because Gap is offering 30% off everything through February 21, 2015 using coupon code “MAJOR”.
OK, the Magna-Tiles were technically a Christmas gift for Monica, but John and I love playing with them too! We asked Monica’s teachers for Christmas gift suggestions and this is one of the items they recommended. At this point, Monica would rather knock down whatever we build (she’s 20 months old), but she’s starting to play with them more on her own.
I just realized I wore/used/played with every item on this list today! What are your current favorites you’d love to share?