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!
Fair warning: I’m sitting next to Mitch. It’s midnight and we’re having a glass of wine. This is when I do my best “Recent Finds” work. 😜 So there’s that. ONWARD!
I’m so into black jeans right now. Mostly to wear with chambray shirts and cute leopard shoes because that makes every lazy, unmotivated girl look adorable. Seriously—wear.this.outfit.every.week. This is the best chambray shirt. These are the best leopard flats. Boom. Done. People will look at you and think “fashun.”
These are the Gucci Brixton copies. Yes, the Gucci Brixtons are better. The leather is crazy soft and on my first day of ownership, I walked six miles in New York in ’em and ZERO PAIN. (And that’s coming from someone whose feet always hurt.) That said, they’re expensive. Very expensive. So you really have to commit to not buying another pair of loafers for YEARS in order to make it worth it. And as someone who loves loafers, I truly do understand how hard that is. When I see loafer, I’m like, “Must. Have. Loafers.” But I digress. The Sam Edelman ones are great. They look SO similar and are a fraction of the cost, and they’re still really comfortable. I give them a solid B+.
These are on my LIST. French Sole is supposed to be insanely comfy and these look just like the Chanels. For the record, I do own the Chanel flats but I don’t love them. I just don’t feel like they’re comfortable enough to be worth the price. The Gucci Brixtons, though, YES. I think I just need to go head and have ’em stretched and see what happens. (Do not size down in Chanel flats as I did! Big mistake.)
As I’m sure you’ve gathered, I’m VERY into Birkenstocks right now, especially the clogs. These are lined with coziness, and I’m hoping that one of you can message Mitch on Instagram (@mitchlarkin) or e-mail him (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell him that his wife needs a pair of these in size 37. I mean, “happy wife = happy life,” no?! Thanks, Friends. <3 (JK don’t message him, haha.)
On a completely unrelated note, I just won a little argument with Mitch about something ridiculous, and his response was, “You have a fly on your head.” I enjoyed that.
Anywho, this is the best Barbour jacket ever. Yes, the waxed one is great. But this one is SO much warmer, and it looks super similar. My mom, sister-in-law and I (along with countless friends jk we don’t have countless friends) agree that it’s the winner here. We’re obsessed. Want to look cute in a Barbour but don’t want to freeze your tush off? You’re welcome.
Be honest: Do we think these are cute? I have an upcoming collaboration with Backcountry, my #1 source for outdoorsy gear, and these caught my eye. Chicago is the worst during the months of December – May, and I find myself wearing clunky snow boots almost daily. These are certainly still chunkish, but they’re also a little—and I stress a little—fancy with that wedge heel. They get stellar reviews and I hope they’re everything people say they are! I think they’d look really cute with jeans and a sweater on a snowy afternoon. :) Okay, bye.
Keep in mind that sizes 12-16 normally fit women’s sizes XS-medium, and you can save a lot of money buy taking advantage of this if the sizing works for you. If it doesn’t though, simply move on and think nothing of it!
Keep in mind that 1. Kids’ stuff is cut for kids’ bodies, and it tends to be on the boxier side (and therefore could look strange on women), and 2. I include kids’ products only when there’s a significant discount by going that route or when similar women’s products aren’t as cute.
Some are great finds and others aren’t. I’ve ordered Crewcuts dresses, for example, in the past and they’ve looked like potato sacks on me. So back they went!