Dear Wendy readers are some of the most intelligent, stylish, super cool people around (it’s a proven fact), so it’s a no-brainer to feature some of their favorite products. Many of the recommended products happen to 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! Today’s recommendations come from Call-me-Hobo who lives 30 minutes south of Nashville, tucked behind a cornfield and in front of a hayfield. She just got a job relevant to her degree, and she’s enjoying having a steady paycheck for the first time in her life. She enjoys all manners of nerdy things and a good glass of wine. She and her husband just celebrated their first wedding anniversary, and they are struggling to keep their 70 year-old house from falling apart. Here are some things she loves and you might, too:
Cherry Bombs Candy
These are homemade by the Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Co. in Nashville — the only bean-to-bar candy company in the Southeast. You know the cherry cordials your aunt always gets you at Christmas-time? These are like those…BUT A MILLION TIMES BETTER. They pickle the maraschino cherry before they coat it in dark chocolate; it’s the perfect combination of tart and sweet. (Also, PS – they taste amazing with red wine).
Modcloth Botanical Breakfast Dress
I love this dress so much that I currently own two. Yep, it’s so amazing that I bought a spare. It’s a little on the lighter side (not so great for winter), but it has the amazing ability to be dressed up or down with relative ease. Perfect for when you want to look nice but really don’t want to put in the effort.
Otterbox Card Holder
I just acquired my first smartphone, which I love (THANKS, ADULTHOOD). You know what I don’t love? Carrying a purse all the damn time. It’s a hassle. This case, which has all the strength and dependability of the Otterbox brand, has a handy-dandy little slide function which is a perfect compartment for your I.D. and a debit/credit card. I can fit three cards in my case, which is perfect for going out and about. It’s especially convenient when I’m out walking/working out because I don’t have to worry about locking up my belongings.
Bitch Planet Vol. 1
Do you like dystopian futures and feminism? Then do I have the graphic novel for YOU. Bitch Planet is set in a future where “non-compliant” women are sent to an off-world prison. Kelly Sue DeConnick creates a world that feels like a bad-ass femsploitation movie. Tons of POC and queer characters of all body types. It’s awesome.
It’s fall! That means the basic white girl in me needs a million chunky infinity scarves. This is one of my essentials for fall, and it comes in whatever color matches your favorite basic white girl coffee from Starbucks. Plus it’s only $17.00!
Arrington Vineyards Antebellum Wine 2013
I love wine, and my husband loves whiskey. Behold – a wine that is both! This is another TN-locality product — a wine that is aged in Jack Daniel’s barrels and has the richness of a red wine with the smokey flavor of a whiskey. Unfortunately, Arrington doesn’t ship outside the continental US, and can only ship to 33 of the 50 states. Don’t worry, W, it ships to NY! [Yay!].
Thanks so much, call-me-hobo. I want all of these things.
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