“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:
A few months ago, I started styling my hair in this revolutionary new way. Maybe you’ve heard of it? It’s called blow-drying. Earlier this year, when I lost a bunch of hair (which happens around 4-7 months postpartum), blow-drying my hair gave me a much-appreciated confidence boost. And this time of year, when my hair gets especially frizzy, blow-dying helps to manage the frizz and smooth things out. I get asked a lot if I’m doing anything different with my hair, and, generally, all I’m doing is blow-drying it. Sometimes I don’t even put any product in it. I do love my brushes though and highly recommend them. I use this round brush and this natural bamboo brush. In the picture above, I used this shampoo and this conditioner, added a few spritzes of this root-boosting moose, blow-dried with my brushes, rubbed in a little of this for some shine, and finished with a spritz or two of some John Frieda hairspray (I’m not brand loyal to this hair spray — it’s just what I have on hand, but it works well and it’s cheap). It may sound like a lot, but the whole thing takes about ten minutes.
I ran out of my eye concealer a few weeks ago and decided to take the opportunity to try something new. Because I get so little sleep and tend to have dark circles under my eyes, I generally don’t mind splurging on a higher-end concealer, but this drug store concealer had great reviews so I decided to give it a go, and I really like it! It works at least as well, if not better, than stuff that costs three times as much. (I’m wearing it in the photo above, which was taken after about four and a half hours of sleep). I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a game-changer, though. In my book, the only thing that would warrant that title would be two consecutive nights of solid sleep (oh, one day again, right?).
Now is kind of the perfect time to buy sandals — you have at least another month to wear them this season (maybe longer, depending on where you live), they’ll still be in great shape next summer, and many of them are now massively discounted. These are super cute and they’re half off. They come in pink, too (which would look great with maybe some cropped chambray wide leg pants). Not sure how I feel about the “flatform” sandal that’s super popular right now, but, if you’re into it, these are a great deal.
It’s been a few years since Drew or I have bought new winter coats (every fall, when I take them to get dry cleaned for the upcoming winter, I also have various holes stitched up and buttons and zippers replaced or fixed). I thought this could be a good time to update our winter outerwear, so I checked Nordstrom Rack thinking there might be some deals, and, sure enough — there were deals galore on fall and winter jackets and coats! Like this beautiful faux suede moto jacket and this puffer jacket marked down from $250 to $90. I love this faux suede drape jacket, this field jacket is over half off, and this cute rain coat is over 60% off. Here’s an easy black jacket, perfect for fall, that has a great shape and was originally $330, now $130. And here’s a gorgeous wool coat marked down from $545 to $109! If we get pretty coats we’re looking forward to wearing, we won’t mind when the temperature falls below 50 again… right?