“Wendy’s Weekly Picks,” is a feature in which I highlight stuff I like or recommend in the worlds of fashion, gift ideas, home decor, makeup, websites, entertainment, and recipes. Of course, much of the stuff I link to will be affiliate products, which means I’ll receive a commission on any click-throughs or purchases you make through the affiliate links. As always, I appreciate your support! Here are my favorite finds this week:
In the weekend open thread, Kate mentioned the meal delivery service Blue Apron, which delivers fresh ingredients and recipes for meals that you cook yourself, and how she and her husband have been using it for a few weeks. We’ve tried Blue Apron in the past and, while I liked the recipes, I found them too complicated and time-consuming, especially for someone new to cooking (i.e. Drew, who is trying take on a little more of the cooking in our household). A few weeks ago, we started using Sun Basket, which is similar to Blue Apron and the like, but we’ve found the recipes to be a little simpler, less time-consuming, and just as delicious. (Favorites so far have included: Mexican red rice with black beans, corn, and fried eggs; and Quinoa fritters with tahini-yogurt sauce and arugula-strawberry salad.)
A mom on the playground the other day was wearing the cutest little stud earrings. She whispered to me: “They’re from Old Navy.” Sure enough, Old Navy has some really cute little earrings for, like, $5-10. Perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to spend too much on casual, tiny accessories, including women who have 2-year-old daughters who think everything that belongs to Mom is theirs to grab.
I love this jacket for fall — the color, the shape, the style, all of it.
It’s the perfect season for clogs, and this beautiful vintage pair is only $20. Someone with size 9 feet, buy them!
Well, these are just too cute I can’t even handle it.
These are my kids’ very favorite PJs — they’re super soft and cozy and comfortable, and I like them because they wear well and don’t fade in the wash like most other PJs do. They’re pricey, so I only buy them on sale or when I see them on Zulily. Well, there’s a special right now — buy one get one 1/2 off. Maybe time to stock up for fall/winter! (I mean, what’s cuter than this?).
This is my favorite new low-calorie sweet treat. Yum!
I thought everyone already knew about Poshmark, but when I mentioned it to a couple friends last week — I just made my first purchase through the site — they didn’t know what I was talking about. So, in case you, too, are not in the know: Postmark is like eBay, but dedicated solely to fashion. “Poshmark connects you to people whose style you adore, allowing you to easily shop closets and boutiques. With over 25 million items and 5,000 brands, we know you’ll find something you love. Have items just hanging in your closet? We know the feeling. List items for sale on Poshmark in less than 60 seconds. Sell what you have in your closet so that you can shop for what you really love today!” I really liked the little cardigan my friend loaned me when I was in Chicago a few weeks ago and it was unexpectedly chilly one evening. I looked online for the same one and the only place I could find it was on Poshmark, where I bought a gently used one for $12. Score!