*Love the look of the narrow galley kitchen above — very NYC — and especially the Oriental runner rug. Get the look with this (on sale!). And some great gear for small apartments here as well as luxuries for even the smallest home here.
My Latest Snag: The Pedicure Tool.
Thanks to a reader’s suggestion on this post a few days ago, I just got my hands on one of these Amope electronic foot files. The reviews are strong and I can really use some help thanks to closing in on a YEAR without a professional pedicure. (Haaaalp!) I’ll share a full review once I’ve tested thoroughly but I’m very excited. Does anyone have a foot mask she swears by?
You’re Sooooo Popular: Bobbi Brown Lip Tint Trio.
The most popular items on le blog this week:
+My beloved Bobbi Brown lip tints, for the second week running — these are still discounted!
+Must-have basic: pima turtleneck.
+Mason Pearson brushes, on rare sale! (Still select items available.)
+Basically anything you can find still in stock by Ooly — this is a top-selling brand this holiday season!
+Slip eye masks (on sale!)
+My favorite running shoes (on sale!)
+Cocofloss! Great stocking stuffer.
Weekend Musings: A Quote from HRH Joan Didion.
In a Zoom book club meeting this past week, I made the splashy and absurd comment that Joan Didion is the most intelligent woman on earth. (But, like, she might be…?) Afterward, I revisited a comment of hers that I had written in the margins of my notebook:
“I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.”
For me, it is partly a reminder to take full responsibility for myself and my past — a nudge that says: “You might imagine yourself a different person, and you might well be one! — but you must also carry who you were with you.”
What do you think? How do you react to this?
Post-Scripts: Toddler Shoes.
+Mini seems to be on a foot growth schedule where she needs a new pair of shoes in the middle of each season — ahhh! Currently in the market for new shoes in all categories for her, and these are my top picks:
LOLA & THE BOYS STAR SHOES — NOT NORMALLY MY VIBE BUT THESE CAUGHT MY EYE AS SOMETHING FUN
AGE OF INNOCENCE BOOTS — DYING OVER SO MANY STYLES FROM THIS LABEL…HOW TO JUSTIFY PRICE GIVEN THAT WE ARE MID-SEASON?!
HUNTER RAINBOOTS — LOVE IN THE LILAC OR PINK COLORS
+OK, this boucle robe looks like a dream…more specifically, a Barefoot Dreams throw (ha). This brand keeps coming up (apparently they are tremendously popular) so I polled my Instagram readers and the overwhelming response was that people secretly LOVE these ultra-soft, plush blankets (<<50% off here. Sometimes it says SOLD OUT but I have seen they come back available every few times I’ve checked).
+These double bow earrings are AMAZING.
+I swore by this Clarins body oil during pregnancy. Currently 15% off. I think stretch marks might be genetic, but I had none — whether this oil helped or not I do not know BUT it was still clutch for my dry, stretched, uncomfortable, itchy skin. Deeply hydrating. I’ve turned at least two dozen women on this stuff while pregnant.
+Fancy hand sanitizer if you need a little pick me up. I love this brand.
+OMG! Gucci uggs! On sale! How fun…
+Speaking of Gucci on sale, these boots are also seriously spectacular.
+Just the prettiest set of eye shadows! Such a dramatic presentation if you’re looking for a show stopping gift for a cosmetics-lover.
+I write this while it’s flurrying outside! Time to invest in that snow gear if you haven’t already.
+Holiday gifts for babies (mainly focused on around a year of age).
+I keep coming back to this sweet dress…