First 10 things that come to mind today:
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It’s pumpkin spice season up in here. And by “in here” I mean “in my house” due to the global pandemic. But today we’ll be turning your not-te to latte because you can make a PSL right at home with a few simple ingredients.
Madewell Roadtripper Jeans (Newer version. The Roadtrippers are my favorite jeans ever. The cut is incredible, and the line was made to be so comfy that you’d actually choose them to wear on a road trip. HUGE fan. They’re perfection, haha. Very stretchy but they do not stretch out throughout the day. Magic jeans, I tell you. I usually order my normal size or one size down. Definitely good to read the reviews.) / Cozy Cardigan Top (This similar sweater is cute, too! And the RUFFLE SWEATER! Oh my.) / Frances Loafers (These are mine. Also come in black and leopard!) / Transport Tote (I have this one specifically. Check out the entire Transport collection here; I have my eye on the brown leather small crossbody or the woven one!) / Old Stanza Herringbone Coat (Love this newer version and this one, too. And I’m currently obsessed with the Oversized Jean Jacket. It’s SO GOOD. Covers your butt so you can wear leggings! Here are all the different washes.)
The huge Madewell sale is on! Now through Monday the 19th, you can take 20 percent off your order or 30 percent off purchases of $200 or more with code “SPREETIME.” The vast majority of products are included, too. Such a great time to stock up on some great staples for the upcoming cold.
Scroll down to see all my favorites, and here are my reviews for what I’m wearing in these photos:
Commando Faux Leather Leggings (Up to 25 percent off with code “FALL20.” Here’s the velvet version!) / Rails Shirt (Up to 25 percent off with code “FALL20.” Softest and nicest button-up I own!) / Sam Edelman Lorraine Loafers (Up to 25 percent off with code “FALL20.” Inspired by the Gucci Brixton Loafers!) / Madewell Transport Tote (Part of the giant Madewell sale! Use code “SPREETIME” to take up to 30 percent off your purchase.) / Madewell Oversized Jean Jacket (Part of the Madewell sale. Use code “SPREETIME.” This Madewell jean jacket is part of the Shopbop sale, though. Up to 25 percent off with code “FALL20.”)
Last day: Shopbop Sale
Shop: Giant Madewell Sale
Kind of crazy, I know.
Here we are with an October outfit post.
Today I’m putting my adulting face on in full display to break down the final boss of adulthood chores: health insurance and healthcare benefits. But before you go running off with your fingers in your ears, I can promise you one (awesome) thing. If you come on this journey with me right now, you’ll be better off for it. A simple analysis of your health insurance and benefits arguably has the biggest upside out of any other adult “chore.”
I’m extremely passionate about little girls’ clothing. 😆 It’s just so much fun—and Emma and Lucy are into it, haha.
Today I’m sharing my preppy fall favorites for minis. By no means is it an exhaustive list; just some products we’ve owned and loved for years and others I have my eye on!
Before we get to that, though, here are my most valuable takeaways from buying kids’ clothing:
Mummy Costumes / Leopard Costumes / Halloween Outfit #1 / Halloween Outfit #2 / Kitchen Chairs / Kitchen Stools / Similar Kitchen Whale / Giant Spiders / Faux Craft Pumpkins / Artificial Pumpkins / Buffalo Check Pumpkins (Also have this one from Ballard, and it’s adorable!) / Artificial Mums (Try these potted fall sunflowers if the mums are sold out!) / Artificial Topiaries / Chinoiserie Planters / Dachshund Topiary / Newer Lanterns / Living Room Rug / Living Room Details
I love these!
Our powder room toilet broke. It’s been fun! 😜
It’s okay. It’s a very strange toilet, haha. It’s “comfort height,” which is unusually low to the ground. I can’t tell you how many times friends have been like, “Hey, what’s up with your toilet?” 😆 On one hand, it’s great for potty training. On the other hand, it looks awfully weird.
Good morning from the Larkin Fam, and happy birthday, Mitch! ♥️ (We’re three days apart!)
Let’s jump right in… and talk about the first 10 things that come to mind:
TODAY IS THE DAY. We’re heading down to the lake house this morning because tonight is Charlie and Shirley’s rehearsal and tomorrow is their wedding! I can’t believe it’s here. I have a lot to do this morning, and I’m insanely grateful to my brother- and sister-in-law for swooping in and taking Emma down last night. (I’ve never seen her happier. Thrilled to be back with her cousins.) But it’s all happening and we’re so blessed as a family. More on all of that soon, and who knows, maybe I’ll remember to Instagam Story this weekend. 😉 (Probably not.) But here’s today’s regularly scheduled post!
Since we’re skipping the annual trip to the pumpkin patch this year, we’re bringing the pumpkin patch home to the Larkin Residence. And we’re saving money while doing it! Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Amazon and Whole Foods Market are offering new ways to save this Prime Day, taking place October 13th and 14th.
Kids’ Barbour now available in the U.S. here (My favorites are the classic waxed jacket and the quilted one! For adults, my favorites are the classic waxed and warmer quilted Beadnell jackets available at Nordstrom and Tuckernuck.) / Kids’ Field Hockey Stick (Thank you, Barbie! This is mine.) / Sneakers / Current Boden Play Dress / Current Boden Jumpsuit / Current No-Slip Slippers / Lucy’s Patagonia Jacket / Emma’s Mask
Well, this is the cutest thing ever.
I’m basically asleep in this photo. Sorry.
J.Crew Lady Day Coat ($100 off! Another option is the Lady Coat in Italian Boiled Wool, which is new and also $100 off.) / Madewell Roadtripper Jeans / Chanel Flats (Lookalikes here! Honestly, I’d get the far less expensive French Sole version. Or the Michael Kors or J.Crew versions. The Chanel ones are nice but nothing to write home about in terms of comfort, IMO!) / J.Crew Cashmere Camel Sweater (Love this pointelle one and this more casual one, too!)
Hello! A reader let me know that the J.Crew Lady Day Coat—along with its more casual sister Lady Coat in Italian Boiled Wool and **a bunch of other coats and jackets**—is on major sale today! (Thank you, Carolina!)
A quick review:
A lot of you have been asking (😆) about my salad routine (jokes), so here it is! Believe it or not, in my old age, I now actually eat the spring mix in my fridge instead of just waiting a week and throwing it away like Mitch in his 20s did.
Last weekend, the aunts threw the loveliest family-only bridal shower outside Aunt Mary’s farmhouse for Shirley, my brother-in-law’s fiancé. :)
This is a fun post! My brother-in-law is getting married next weekend in his backyard on his farm. The event is very different than the original plan, but it’s going to be so intimate and special—and unlike any other wedding I’ve ever been to! The countdown has begun. ♥️
What to wear, though?
Birkenstock Clogs (If you sign up for their emails at the bottom of the page, you get a discount, which is nice!) / Lululemon Dark Olive Leggings (Softest leggings in the history of the world.) / Classic Chambray Shirt / Sweater Blazer (Love the new herringbone one, too. Here’s Factory’s version.) / Bedroom Details
Birkenstock Boston Clogs / Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket (Longer version here. Use code “KELLYCITY15” for 15 percent off your first Backcountry.com order!) / Patagonia Pack Out Lightweight Tight Leggings / Patagonia Top
Faux Craft Pumpkins / Artificial Pumpkins / Buffalo Check Pumpkins (Also have this one from Ballard, and it’s adorable!) / Artificial Mums (Try these potted fall sunflowers if the mums are sold out!) / Artificial Topiaries / Chinoiserie Planters / Dachshund Topiary / Newer Lanterns
You can take 15 percent off your first Backcountry.com order with code “KELLYCITY15.” That’s an awesome deal!
Two products I’m in loving more than ever this year: