After five or six winters with my Sorel snow boots, I made a switch to Uggs snow boots this year and, boy, do I love them!! They are super lightweight while being extremely cozy (I mean, they’re Uggs!), cute and stylish, and totally water-resistant. I kind of want to wear them every day, even if it isn’t snowing. (By the way, the reviews mention sizing up if you want to wear thick socks, but my usual size 7 was perfect with my Bombas socks – which I mentioned in a recent Wendy’s Picks.)
Every winter when the cold weather chaps and dries out my hands, I go through a ton of my favorite hand cream (which I keep in my nightstand and in the one or two handbags I use most). It’s thick without being the least bit greasy, it absorbs quickly, it leaves my hands feeling soft, and it smells great, too.
Around Cyber Monday, I bought a couple Cloth and Stone plaid flannel shirts from Anthropologie when they were on sale, and they quickly became my favorite wardrobe staples – I love them so much that I hardly wear anything else anymore. Sadly, the colors I got are sold out, but this one is still available if you’re in the market.
I bought this nightshirt a year or two ago (when it was available at Nordstrom Rack for a discounted price) and stuffed it in my drawer and sort of forgot about it. It was one of those purchases that didn’t quite flatter me at the time but I liked it enough that I hoped that, if I lost five to ten pounds, it would be perfect. Well, I have recently lost 10+ pounds and, cleaning out my closet and drawers, rediscovered this nightshirt, tried it on, and found that it’s perfect now! I love it. It feels so soft and easy and comfy, and it’s what I wear to sleep in almost every night. Nordstrom Rack currently has this style for a budget-friendlier price, fyi. (For reference, I am 5’7″, 140 lbs., more flabby than fit but I’m working on it — God, it’s hard when you’re in your 40s — and the medium fits me well.)
Jackson needed a new water bottle to take to school and it needed to be flat-ish to fit in his lunchbox. I got him this one (in midnight), and, let’s face it — it lives up to its name, and I think I need one now, too (in mint!).
I always loved puzzles as a kid — besides reading, they were probably my favorite thing to do by myself. I have recently rediscovered the joy of doing puzzles — it’s helping to manage my stress and anxiety and also break my screen addiction — and this Women’s March one, in particular, was so much fun to work on! I loved seeing all the diverse women folk, and it brought back some happy memories of the solidarity I’ve felt in past women’s marches.
And that reminds me: the Women’s March is this Saturday! Are you planning to go to one in your city? I’ve gone to the last two in NYC, but, to be honest, I think I’m going to sit this one out. I’ve done a lot of marching and protesting this past year, and despite the positive vibes I’ve enjoyed in past women’s marches, I’m just feeling like I need to take a break. Plus, the drama between the founders of the march and how there are now two competing women’s marches in NYC really turns me off and bums me out. Anyway, something tells me there will be plenty more opportunities to #resist in the coming year…
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