Things I’m Loving Right Now

This is NOT a gift guide. I repeat, THIS IS NOT A GIFT GUIDE.

These ribbed leggings. I bought them in Smoke Heather with a discount code and birthday coupon (btw VS, my birthday is in January – jumping the gun a bit, no?) so that made them a bit more affordable. They’re soft and warm and I pretty much live in them on the weekend with a slouchy sweater. AND they come in lengths, which means I can order them in “short” rather than buying crops to use as leggings. Story of my life. Note: order one size smaller than usual, they stretch a bit.

Ribbed Legging   A Kiss of Cashmere   Victoria s Secret

This entire Etsy shop. I saw Grace & Lace on last week’s episode of Shark Tank and I WANT EVERYTHING. This could be dangerous because now I also want a new pair of riding boots. My favorites are the Alpine Slouch (pair them with ribbed leggings and you probably won’t ever leave the house), Nellie Knit Scarf, and Britain Buckle Leg Warmers. Oh! And the Nellie Knit Button Head Wrap. See? I want everything.

Alpine Thigh High Slouch Sock Tweed thick cable by GraceandLaceCo  source: Grace and Lace

Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping. I have frequent flyer accounts with most major airlines but since Southwest is usually my go-to (free bags, cheap flights), my points balance is the highest with them. A few months ago I started using their shopping program and holy crap, my balance has taken a huge jump! Brad bought tires, shocks, and brake pads at Advance Auto Parts and my account was credited 4 points for every dollar spent. That was a pretty hefty point increase. There are SO many companies on the Rapid Rewards Shopping site (The Body Shop, Express, Sephora, Best Buy, etc.) and I’ve been trying to check there first before I buy anything in-store. If you do a decent amount of shopping and travel fairly often, you should definitely look into their rewards program. The plan is to have my flight for Ragnar Cape Cod in May completely paid for with points only.

Shop Online at Southwest Airlines

Oiselle Lux Layer. There’s been a handful of Oiselle items I’ve been living in lately (like the flyte tank, which has found it’s way into my work wardrobe) but the Lux … this top is heaven. If it wasn’t so pricey I’d have the damn thing in every color available. The Poppy dropped into the sale section a couple weeks ago and an Amazon gift card helped score one in Ribbon. Can someone buy me the charcoal for Christmas, pretty please?

Oiselle Lux Layer - Heather Ribbon

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots. The masses own Painterly, but my go-to is Layin’ Low. My skin has the the tendency to turn everything pink, so I wasn’t the least bit surprised when Painterly oxidized on me. I tried nearly every shade available and the most versatile one ended up being Layin’ Low. It’s perfect on it’s own (gives you that wide-eyed ‘awake’ look) or as a primer/base for shadow. A budget alternative is Maybelline’s Color Tattoo but the shades are limited. Tough as Taupe is too dark to be neutral and Too Cool is a bit too frosty to come off natural.

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Potssource: the sunday girl

This fantastic item that brews caffeinated happiness. I’ve been looking at French Presses for awhile now but always talked myself out of buying one. I saw this one on Jessica’s gift guide (I despise gift guides because they’re super overdone, especially among running bloggers BUT – this is an exception) for the Foodie Freak & Kitchen Lover. I don’t even want to talk about how many things I want from that list. Anyway, the Bodum Brazil has been in my cart on Amazon for two weeks now.

Bodum Brazil 8 Cup French Press

On Wednesday Brad and I were out running errands and popped into Sur la Table to pick up an ice cream scoop. Dun dun dunnn. That store… I should have known better. I’m sure you see where this is going. The Bodum was on display in the back of the store and Brad didn’t even try to talk me out of it. In fact, he pretty much talked me into getting a burr grinder too. Whoops. Let me tell you – that was money well spent. The coffee tastes SO much better. I think this means I’m a coffee snob now. Crap.

 Okay, I think that’s it for now. So tell me, what are YOU loving lately?

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