“Wendy’s Weekly Picks,” is a feature in which I’ll highlight stuff I like or recommend in the worlds of fashion, gift ideas, home decor, makeup, websites, entertainment, and recipes. Of course, many 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:
My good friend Mary, the candy-maker behind Milis handcrafted caramels, has a couple of new springtime caramel flavors just in time for Easter: Sparkling Pastel Marshmallow Kisses, and my favorite, the candy-coated chocolate eggs. They’re sold in 6 and 12-piece boxes and would make a perfect hostess gift at your Easter brunch in a couple weeks.
Along with the Easter theme, how cute are these for the brunch table?
Have you heard of Stitch Fix yet? It’s a personal style and shopping service that sends a box of clothes and accessories right to your home every month (or however often you specify). You fill out a profile where you list your sizes, your style preferences, and how much you want to spend on various items, and a personal stylist handpicks five pieces of clothing and accessories for you to try (in the comfort of your own home). You buy what you want and send the rest back. There’s a $20 styling fee, but that can be applied to the cost of anything you end up buying. And if you buy all five items, you get 25% off your purchase. I haven’t tried it yet myself, and, although they do have maternity clothes, I think I’ll wait until after I have the baby and am back at my normal size (I’m sort of cheap about buying clothes I’m only going to wear a few weeks or months). But at our NYC meetup on Friday night, Lianne was wearing the prettiest top and scarf, both of which she got through Stitch Fix, so I’m excited to get my first box later this year. This is a perfect service for busy women who don’t have the time to go shopping for themselves.
Speaking of shopping, there’s a “last call” sale at Neiman Marcus, with markdowns on jewelry and watches up to 40% off and sunglasses up to 50% off. I like these earrings a lot, and these fun sunglasses, this lariat necklace, and this trendy ring that I’ve been seeing everywhere lately.
Gap is having a big sale through the end of the day. Purchase $100 worth of stuff, get $45 off with code “HURRY.” Here’s $100 worth of stuff (that you can get for $55!): this shirt ($20); this tee ($14); these jeans ($49); this thin leather belt ($20).
Jackson’s babysitter, who watches him three mornings while I work on the site, is on vacation this week, which means I’ve had to find a few activities to keep Jack independently occupied and entertained for an hour or two while I get some stuff done. Well, thank god for this, which we picked up at Target yesterday, and has already provided hours of fun, these Water books that have remained a favorite for well over a year, and this recently re-discovered book that Jackson loves mostly because he is so obsessed with writing letters (seriously, he will happily spend an hour or two writing letters over and over and over in a notebook or random pieces of paper or whatever he can find to write on).
I just read this book, North of Normal, last week, which I’ll talk about more in a few days. For now, I’ll just, woah. Woah, woah, woah.
Last week, on our way home from Jackson’s first dental appointment (and, yes, we were about a year late on that), we had a few minutes to kill before his favorite hot dog spot opened for lunch, so I dashed inside the maternity store a few doors down and found this tunic on sale for about $30 and walked out wearing it, happy to finally have a fourth item to add to my rotation of tops that currently fit. The brand is Everly Grey and it looks like there’s a whole line of really cute maternity wear if you happen to be in the market.