“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, 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:
I’ve mentioned Stitch Fix before, but I finally tried it out for myself for the first time a couple months ago when I gave up waiting/trying/not trying hard enough to lose the last five pounds of baby weight that won’t budge and I decided to start shopping for the size I am now and not the size I used to be/wish I were. Stitch Fix is a personal styling service tailored to your taste, budget and lifestyle that sends five items of clothing and accessories right to your door whenever you schedule a delivery. You’re billed for what you keep and you can easily send back what you don’t want in the self-addressed stamped bag that is included in your delivery. It’s super easy and it’s a fun and convenient way to get new items of clothing with a professional stylist doing the work for you. Out of my two “fixes,” as each delivery is called, I’ve kept a pair of jeans (that are seriously more comfy than PJs), a sweater, and two tops, including the one pictured above which I wore tucked into my favorite skirt to our friends’ holiday party last month (the skirt is a couple years old, so isn’t available anymore, but this one is similar). Stitch Fix is a wonderful service if you’re too busy to shop, don’t like to shop, or need some help getting out of a style rut.
Drew splurged and got us a Roomba as a family Christmas gift this year. It’s amazing, especially for a clean freak like me, and it’s meant that I get about an hour of my life back each week since the Roomba is doing the sweeping and vacuuming I would ordinarily be doing (and it’s doing a better job of it, too). Bonus: it keeps the cats entertained. In fact, I’m pretty sure Miles got it pregnant a few days ago…
I got these beautiful Illume matches at the Anthropologie sale (an additional 25% off sale items), and though these have since sold out, I’m sharing the name with you so you can make a mental note to keep an eye out for them yourselves (and please share a link with me if you ever find them online!). I like to keep a book of matches in the bathroom and these are much prettier than anything else I’ve found. Here are some others from the same brand that I also like.
On Christmas day, we stopped by our friends’ for appetizers and cocktails before heading out for Chinese food, and I was taken by the lovely smell in our friends’ home. I commented on it, wondering if it was a new candle or what, and Mary was excited to tell me all about her new Lampe Berger, a Christmas gift from her brother and sister-in-law whose own Lampe Berger she was blown away by when she visited them a few months earlier. There are a variety of scents for this oil lamp — Mary was burning the pine scent for the holiday, but said she’s a fan of “So Neutral” which eliminates all unpleasant household scents, and orange — as well as different styles of the lamp itself. As soon as my wallet recovers from the holiday shopping and post-holiday sales I indulged in, I’m going to get one of these.
Eleven days ago it was almost 70 degrees here in New York and today it’s like 14 degrees. Good thing I just got these cozy — and pretty, and inexpensive — Yan & Lei gloves. They aren’t tech-friendly, which isn’t such a bad thing since I’m trying to reduce my mindless phone-scrolling, but they sure are warm (fleece-lined!). They’re also currently 57% off…
And now I need a recommendation from you. I’m on the hunt for long underwear for myself to guard against these frigid temps. Anyone have something that offers insulation and warmth under a pair of skinny jeans?