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Reader Recs: KarenWalker Walks Us Through Her Favorite Products

shoppingDear Wendy readers are some of the most intelligent, stylish, super cool people around (it’s a proven fact), so, when a commenter suggested I create a regular feature for them to recommend some of their favorite products, it was a no-brainer and Reader Recs was born. Today’s recommendations come from KarenWalker, who is currently living in Saudi Arabia, working as a nurse, and exploring the deserts with her American boyfriend. Keep reading for her recommendations.

41N7Cjyfe9L._SX425_BioSense Memory Foam Neck Pillow with Better Than Down Cover
I got these pillows using points from a credit card. Best credit card reward ever! Brookstone’s Better Than Down is so soft, and I love the support I get from the contoured memory foam. They’re so good though, I have a hard time sleeping on anything else. I actually brought these all the way to Saudi Arabia with me, and I’m considering buying one more to use at my boyfriend’s house.

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Magazines are a guilty pleasure of mine. I could read them all day, and I could spend tons of money on them, too! Luckily, I found this app for my iPad that lets me subscribe to a wide variety of magazines for a total of less than $11/month. They offer 130 different magazines on a ton of topics, from fashion to science to photography to travel. Plus, this is great for when I’m traveling as I always have something new to read.

276c2b59dc600634d350c701bf922e77ModCloth’s Iced Tea dress
This is my favorite dress. I have it in blueberry, raspberry, and a pale pink color. It’s affordable and so flattering. Being petite & plus size, it can be a challenge to find cute clothes, but this dress fits the bill. It’s easy to dress down or up; gotta love that versatility!


champion-women-s-advanced-performance-capri-tight-assorted-colorsChampion Capri Leggings
These are super comfy, super flattering, and super durable. My friends couldn’t stop fawning over my ass the other night when I was wearing these – they’ve seen my booty before & never noticed it, so I know it’s the capris!


51aYM4EMlzL._SX425_Fresh Sugar Treasures Lip Products
Sugar lip products. I got two (rose & plum) mini versions as a birthday gift from Sephora, and they were awesome. So smooth, and they offer nice color, too. They are on the pricey side, but a nice splurge for your lips!



Thanks, KarenWalker!

If you have some products you’d like to recommend to the DW audience, shoot me an email at wendy@dearwendy.com with links to five recommendations. (Write “reader recs” in the subject line, please). Your recommendations can be from any store or website but need to be accessible online — and I would love it if at least two items could be found on Amazon where I am an affiliate. If your list is a good fit for the site, I’ll ask you to write a brief description of each item/explain what you love so much about it.

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5 comments… add one
  • jlyfsh August 21, 2014, 3:22 pm

    I love Target’s active wear! They tend to have really great sales too, which is always a good thing 🙂

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    FireStar August 21, 2014, 3:25 pm

    cute dress! What material is it? Does the bust have any stretch? Sadly that is a requirement in my world.

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      Betsy August 25, 2014, 3:45 pm

      I also have and love this dress. The top is like a jersey material that’s stretchy and form-fitting. Also the rounded neck line is flattering to larger busts.

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  • karenwalker August 21, 2014, 4:36 pm

    It’s cotton, and has plenty of stretch in the bust. It fits well and isn’t droopy, but definitely has stretch.

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  • Sunshine Brite August 21, 2014, 8:04 pm

    Oo, I like that dress

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