Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Wendy’s Picks

screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-11-43-07-amWendy’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, many of the things 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:

A couple weeks ago when I was in Missouri, I took Jackson to the mall because finding jeans to fit a super skinny tall boy is a made a little easier when you can hit a bunch of shops in one stop. While we were there, I made a quick pitstop in Sephora where I tried on a Le Clinique Chubby Stick. I’ve been wearing Le Clinique lip glosses for years and recommending them almost as long, but I’m a bit late to the “Chubby Stick.” Consider me sold! Like the lip glosses, the sticks come in lots of fun and bold colors, but they’re matte, and they have super strong staying power. (I put some on in the morning, and usually by mid-afternoon, after a couple cups of coffee, multiple glasses of water, and at least one full meal, the color is still going — see photo of me with Joanie above as an example.)

Oh, and we found jeans for Jackson at Old Navy, which is where I’ve always gotten his jeans (in addition to Gap and Target), but they must have changed their sizing recently because he outgrew his size 4s from last year but this year’s size 5s were enormous on him. At the mall, I had him try on some size 4s just to see, and they all fit (these are my fave). Not sure what I’ll do in a month after he grows another three inches, but I’ll cross that bridge later… (Fascinating, I know, but, if you happen to be the mom of a tall, skinny 4- or 5-year-old boy, this might be helpful info.)

Cute, cute ankle boot alert! I got these toward the end of last winter, as well as these (both on sale), so I can’t justify buying another pair of black ankle boots, but maybe you can, lucky you!

Discovered Sandwich Thins over the summer and have been making the kids’ lunches (and sometimes my own) with them ever since. Can’t believe it took me three months to make sure you knew about them, too.

I found the perfect classic t-shirt the other day at Nordstrom Rack. It’s soft, thin, drapey without being clingy, and it looks cute front-tucked into a pair of classic jeans (found those, too, by the way).

And, introducing Five Under $5:

These feather earrings.

These cute socks with a subliminal message if you’re hoping to be proposed to.

Bitches get stuff done.

Cute notebooks (set of 3).

You’re welcome

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    Aya October 20, 2016, 2:05 pm

    Wendy, are the Corso Como boots comfortable?

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    honeybeenicki October 20, 2016, 2:21 pm

    That Old Navy thing holds for infant/toddler sizes too. My kid has a tiny waist, so its hard to find tiny jeans that fit him in the waist and legs, but Old Navy and Gap seem to fit him pretty well (or at least have belt loops that I can put his Dapper Snapper on to tighten them up).

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      Louann October 21, 2016, 8:57 am

      A lot of their styles (at least in the 3T/4T range) have the elastic inside the waistband that you can adjust via buttons (if that makes sense), it’s helpful for when you have to go up a size for length but not quite there on the waist!

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    girltuesday October 20, 2016, 2:32 pm

    Love that top! Whenever I read your picks, I know I’m going to want to get my hands on a top – we share an affinity for drapey shirts 🙂

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    anonymousse October 20, 2016, 3:35 pm

    I can vouch for the old navy boy jeans! My son is almost 2 1/2 and is already in 4Ts…although, for the length, not waist.

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    Stillrunning October 20, 2016, 5:39 pm

    Clickity click on Chubby Stick. I’ll try it. I haven’t worn lipstick in a long time because I keep buying the wrong color. I either go too light and my lips look like they’re formed out of clay or too dark and they turn thin and mean looking. I just haven’t found the right color.

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    Kate October 21, 2016, 5:27 am

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