January 23, 2019

Some of My Favorite Purchases of All Time

 

 paper towel holder, wine glasses, rolling pin, silverware, cabinet pulls. , patterned bowls, large grey bowls

I’m pretty excited about todays post! I’m sharing all of the little (and big) things that we reach for on a regular basis that make our lives so much easier. Items I’d recommend to my mother, best friend and obviously, all of you. I take the recommendations I give out seriously and these are all worthy of making the cut. Beauty is in its own separate category, which I’ll be sharing next week. It will be a good one! In the meantime, here are ten of my favorite things:

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES:

Wolford Bodysuit: I feel a bit silly mentioning this again, but it wouldn’t be a legitimate list without my trusty closet staple. Cost per wear, this turtleneck has paid for itself a long, long time ago. (ps: I take a small)

Black Cashmere Sweater: Along with my Wolford Bodysuit, this black cashmere sweater (worn here) is one of my most worn pieces during the cooler months. It’s just such an easy piece to reach for to look put together without any fuss. I also have this one and alternate between the two.

Loeffler Randall Isla Boots: I always mention these, but they deserve to be on this list. They still remain my most worn boots and considering the heel height, I find them super comfy while still looking chic.

FOR KIDS:

Nate’s Table & Chair Set: If I had a dime for every single time I received a DM asking me where Nate’s table and chair set is from, I’d be a very rich woman. We got it from amazon and while it was a bit pricier than other sets, I really  love how sleek and modern it looks in our home. We retired Nate’s highchair a bit earlier than planned because he would just want to sit at his little table. Since then, we use it daily. Here’s another similar option.

Planetbox Lunchbox: I purchased this lunchbox for Nate after seeing a few of my favorite motherhood accounts using it. It’s eco-friendly, easy to clean (I throw in dishwasher) and something I know we’ll be using for years to come.  The food does not stay piping hot, but rather, warmish. They come in a variety of sizes and I also added on some car magnets for fun.

OTHER | FOOD, GADGETS & STUFF:

Vitamix Blender: Without a doubt, our most used gadget. It was expensive, but over two years later, I use it several times a week. Mainly for smoothies, protein shakes, soups and frozen cocktails!

Night Pillow: A few months ago, Keith and I upgraded our pillows to these silk pillows from Night and we’ve both been so happy. I know that pillow preference is very subjective, but as stomach and side sleepers, these easily work in every position. I also love knowing that I’m sleeping on silk, which is ideal for our skin and hair. I swear, I wake up with my hair less frizzy and tangled in the morning.

Justin Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon: Okay, maybe this is not something that I reach for on a daily basis, but it sure adds a dose of pleasure into my life. I discovered it after dozens of you said it was your favorite under $30. Obviously, I had to try it to see what the hype was about and of course, you were all so right. When I want to spend a couple of extra bucks in the still affordable category, this has been my go-to.

Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones: I cannot believe how late I am to the wireless headphone game.  I didn’t even know what I was missing, but now I get it. More than anything, working out at the gym has been a game changer (I used to run with the phone IN MY HAND, if you could believe it). I ended up purchasing the Bose Wireless headphones and I am so happy, but I also know that many love their AirPods. For those who have both, do you prefer one over the other? Either way, no more cords for me!

A stylish insulated mug: My good friend told me about this mug a few months ago and it’s been a real game changer. While I appreciate the sleek Japanese design, more importantly, I appreciate how hot it keeps my coffee for hours and hours. I was very skeptical, but it works well and furthermore, does not leak!

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25 comments

  • Grace Atwood

    My night pillow is one of my most favorite possessions!!!

  • Young

    I really have to add a black cashmere sweater to my list. Thanks for sharing these recommendations!

    The Style Intermission

  • Jennifer Tan

    I think the bodysuit is so sleek. But I was wondering, what is the shape/fit of the butt portion? Like briefs?

    • Helena

      a thong!

  • janine

    What a fun post! Can not wait for the beauty one!
    Thanks for sharing
    xx Janine
    https://walkinmysneaks.blogspot.com/

  • Jessie

    I’m going to put an order through for that pillow – been searching for one and you made my decision easier.

    About that Vitamix…love mine. Besides your above things to make, I freeze bananas and strawberries and whip them up for “ice-cream”, make whipped cream, almond milk, and chickpea flour for gluten free recipes…so amazing!

  • Jae

    I have still yet to try Justin! Every time I go into a wine store, they don’t have it!
    Jae
    http://www.allthatjae.com

  • Mariya Zafirova

    The booties are so cute!

    Mariya | http://www.brunetteondemand.com

  • Lorna

    Thanks, Helena! I have always loved the boots, how do they run? I’ve never tried the brand for shoes before, just bags, so do you know how they run compared to Golden Goose as an example? Thanks so much!

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Black cashmere sweater is right up there as a must buy for my wardrobe!

    Rebecca | http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  • Ewa Macherowska

    Great post dear! x

    http://www.evdaily.blogspot.com

  • Carina

    Lovely recommendations!

    Carina | https://carinazz.blogspot.com/

  • Fortune Dushey

    Always on the hunt for a classic black cashmere sweater. Going to check this one out.
    Thanks!

  • Clare @ Oh These are the good old days

    wow, justin is right by my house in templeton. how lovely to see it on your list. i love that black turtleneck. so sexy. have a happy day! 🙂

  • Jane Davidson | Typically Jane

    I totally agree with you on the Vitamix! It is so incredible! I am totally adding some of these other items to my cart!

  • kerri @cheshire kat

    ok i totally ordered that night pillow. i have been sleeping horribly and want to get a good one – and if i love i’ll def get a second. can’t wait!

  • Mary

    The Zoirushi thermos is my favorite! My lovely nerd friend said I had to have one for Burning Man, and I haven’t stopped using it since. I ❤️ the one-handed operation for the lock/flip cap, and the fact that you can take it ALL apart to wash all the nooks and crannies out, so you can put all different beverages in there.

  • Kathy

    Love this post and you! Can we get a favorite wine post?! 😉

  • Michelle

    Great post! Love so many of these things as well and trist

  • Michelle

    Great post! Love so many of these things as well and trust your opinion. I plan to get the bodysuit and sweater!!

  • Natalie

    Great post! Thinking about trying the pillow, haven’t been lucky with a “to-die-for” pillow and was in need of silk pillowcases anyway. Only dilemma is, do I buy one for both of us to try or F it and save some $ for the 2 pack?! Haha! Also going to definitely try that wine!

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  • A Woman Of A Certain Age

    Awesome list!
    A silky pillowcase really does make a difference.

    http://a-woman-of-a-certain-age.com

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