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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 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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