Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Wendy’s Picks

logo-retinaWendy’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:

Cute ankle boots call for cute ankle socks. These have been my go-to for a couple of years.

A couple weeks ago, Drew took a quick 24-hour trip to Saugerties to visit an old college friend of his who moved there with his partner and their little boy. It was to have been a family trip for us, but because of colds the kids and I stayed behind. Drew brought home a box of chocolates for me that were handcrafted at a place in Saugerties, and I was blown away. Krause’s Chocolates are seriously some of the best chocolates I’ve ever had. If you’re a close friend or family member of ours, expect some from us for the holidays this year!

I got this jacket during a store-wide sale a couple weeks ago and I get lots of compliments. I’d been on the hunt for a moto jacket — I’ve tried so many that for one reason or another (big boobs, mostly) don’t work for me — but now I just want to wear this plaid sweater jacket all the time. Here are some other plaid sweater jackets I like.

It got winter cold here for a couple days last week. Luckily, I’d purchased this hat and mitten combo for Joanie a few weeks earlier. They looked so cute, and best of all — they stayed put (and were cheap, too)! (This is the hat Jackson chose for himself when we were at Old Navy a few weeks ago. Somehow with all the promo codes I found, we only paid four bucks for it).

I got a sample of this mascara and I’ve been using it for the last week and my lashes have never looked longer and thicker.

I got a gift box from Vellabox, a subscription candle service that I love and will talk more about later, and included inside was a pumpkin spice candle from Nectar Republic, a small candle-making company based in Kansas. I burn it for an hour or so and our apartment smells delicious for the rest of the day. Love it!

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    K November 1, 2016, 12:17 pm

    I almost wish you hadn’t told me about that chocolate place…I’m not too far from Saugerties and there are actually 2 other locations, one of which is just 30 minutes from me. I guess I’ll have to stop in the next time I’m nearby!

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      Dear Wendy November 1, 2016, 12:32 pm

      If you try it, I’d love to hear what you think. Drew and I both agree is some of the best chocolate we’ve ever tried (and I’ve tried a lot!). I

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        K November 1, 2016, 1:11 pm

        That’s very high praise…I’ll let you know!

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    Portia November 1, 2016, 7:22 pm

    Oh those socks are so cute! I need some nicer looking socks for jeans Friday, my athletic socks are not cutting it.

    And those chocolates look deadly…

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