Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Wendy’s Picks

shoppingWendy’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:

It’s boot season, y’all (well, at least for a majority of DW readers). Last year I wore these pretty much every single day and, as a result, need a replacement pair this year. Should I get the exact same ones (I do love them)? Or… these or these? Please, I need help deciding!

I’m also in the market for tall brown boots, which I plan to put on my holiday wish list this year. Drew gave me a great pair four years ago and that was the last pair of tall brown boots that I got, so I’m due (and for what it’s worth, in four seasons of fairly regular wear, I’ve only had to have them re-soled once). Right now, these are the top of the list. They’re pricey, but so pretty, so I’m going to keep an eye out for a sale, maybe around Thanksgiving (fingers crossed).

Had these in my Amazon shopping cart and almost pulled the trigger. Still might, but, as I told Drew, I’ve learned about myself that I usually wear the same two to three pairs of shoes all season, even if there are other cute ones in my closet — it’s easier when I’m running out the door, as I inevitably always am, to grab whatever I wore the last time I ran out the door. So, I have to be judicious about what two to three pairs of shoes I select for the season. But these are really cute, no? And I’ve heard they’re super comfy.

If it’s boot season, it must also be scarf season. I always love a bright, cheery scarf (keeping an eye on this one in hopes it goes on sale soon).

This is the time of year I start wearing darker lipstick on occasion. This is my favorite (on sale, too), and I’ve found it to be universally flattering on a variety of skin colors and tones.

A few years ago I started losing my eyebrows. A few months ago, there was nothing left. Like, we’re talking a few strands at best. For two months, I have been using this RapidLash eyebrow serum twice a day, and it’s working! I don’t look like Brooke Shields, but there’s definitely new growth — as in, you can actually see some brows now — and that’s worth 26 bucks, for sure.

I’m having so much fun dressing Joanie. Baby girl clothes are the best! Here, she’s wearing a few of my favorite pieces from her fall wardrobe: the shirt, the pants, the vest, and come on now with this hat. (I got everything 40% off with whatever code was valid at the time. Always check for a Gap and Old Navy promo code before you pay!).

Also, I know this veers into crazy-mommy territory, but I got these tights for Joanie and then by chance I found this sweater, and I’m just saying: They’re a perfect match!

Had a store credit and bought this shirt a few days ago. Love the way it fits my curvy frame.

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    Elle Marie October 8, 2015, 12:46 pm

    Just as an FYI, I’ve been told that eyebrow hair loss (as well as thinning/loss of hair on the extremities) can be a sign of thyroid issues – I am sure your doctors are taking good care of you, but just wanted to mention it.

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      Dear Wendy October 8, 2015, 1:28 pm

      Yes, thanks – I do have a thyroid disorder (hashimoto’s). My eyebrows fell out soon after I was diagnosed and even though medication keeps things under control, it hasn’t helped my brows grow back, unforch.

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    Lianne October 8, 2015, 1:33 pm

    re: the new boots. I love the ones you’re replacing, but if it were me, I’d pick the Sperry booties. Super cute and different. I also love my Tom’s wedges (have two pairs!), so I say pull the trigger on the ones in your Amazon cart.

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    Wendy's Sister October 8, 2015, 2:46 pm

    Please take a photo of Joanie in her foxy getup and Jackson wearing his fox t-shirt!

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    anonymousse October 8, 2015, 3:13 pm

    Agree completely with Lianne’s comment. I love the pair you are replacing. The Sperry’s are really cute, too. And I love my Tom’s!

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    RedRoverRedRover October 8, 2015, 5:03 pm

    I wonder if they sell anything that’s like the opposite of that eyebrow serum. I literally have to pluck mine everyday, including plucking at random just to thin them out. Then about once a week I have to trim them because they get so long. It’s ridiculous. Also a huge pain in the ass because I travel a fair bit for work, and I always check a bag if it’s more than one night so my tweezers don’t get taken away from me. And checking a bag for two nights is such a waste of time. 🙁

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      Stonegypsy October 8, 2015, 5:10 pm

      I have similar eyebrow problems. When I was younger I had quite the unibrow. Looked like a giant fuzzy caterpillar crawling across my face. Definitely takes effort to keep it in check

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        RedRoverRedRover October 8, 2015, 5:18 pm

        Exactly! I would have a unibrow if it wasn’t for the constant plucking (and I did in early puberty, before I realized what tweezers were for). I’ve heard if you pluck too much the hair eventually doesn’t grow back, but clearly my eyebrows haven’t heard it, because I have strays galore and I still grow plenty of hair in the unibrow spot. I’ve been plucking for over 20 years. 🙁

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        Stonegypsy October 8, 2015, 5:35 pm

        Yeah, mine just keep coming back if I don’t keep up with plucking/waxing. I’m really lucky cause I inherited it from my mom, so when I was 13 with a unibrow and getting teased constantly, she took me to go get it waxed, and kept taking me once a month while I was growing up.

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    girltuesday October 8, 2015, 10:21 pm

    Desperately trying to stay away from that gorgeous lipstick.

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      snoopy128 October 9, 2015, 12:20 am

      I love NARS lip products. You can’t go wrong with their lipsticks.

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        girltuesday October 9, 2015, 7:12 pm

        Dammit – couldn’t resist. I pulled the trigger. I have an odd skin tone – hopefully it looks flattering.

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