Friday, January 3, 2014

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

Right now I'm loving a few things and I can't keep it all to myself!

First off is Fabletics!  A couple of months ago my friend Joan mentioned a company that she had fallen in love with - and in the same breathe she mentioned lululemon.  So I knew that she knew what she was talking about and that she was serious!  I did a little research and figured out how the company works.  The gist is that you sign up as a VIP (free) and that entitles you to an adorable workout outfit each month at a big discount.  At first I was put off by the idea of that many new outfits (and the committment) but then realized there was no obligation and you can easily skip any month for as many months as you wish.  And you can cancel at any time.  So with little to fear I made my first order last month.  I chose an outfit with running tights and a cute jacket with a herrignbone pattern.  When my package arrived in the mail I pulled it out and was thrilled.  The fabric on the pants felt amazing! Every bit as luxurious as any lulu I've tried on.  I was so excited I put my outfit on and ran over to my neighbor Cym's house so she could see it too!  Then I took a picture (cuz I'm dorky like that):

The pants I chose have this awesome snake skin print that is subtle but makes them have a cool twist.  I wore this outfit 3 workouts in a row I like it so much (sure, it smelled a little bit by day three but I was adorable!).  All of the sudden a monthly subscription seemed like a great idea! I can't wait for my January outfit to arrive! Oh, and did I mention the best part - this outfit cost me $30!!!!!  Yup, for the price of a headband at lululemon I got an entire outfit.  Granted that's a first outfit only deal but still - worth it even if you only get one outfit and then quit!
  If you are interested do me a huge favor and use this link because I do get credit for anyone who signs up (but honestly, that isn't why I'm sharing - I'm sharing because this stuff is flippin' awesome).

Next up is Sorel boots!  O.M.G. I love these boots.  I had some major sticker shock when I first started looking into boots that would get me through this year in Kansas.  Finally I decided to suck it up and go with something quality and I ordered these boots:  I loved these at first touch but sadly I listened to the online reviews and ordered a half size up.  Alas they were too big.  And with a big snow storm bearing down on Kansas I didn't have time to exchange them so my sweet husband got these  for me at REI.  I love them.  They are cozy, cute and comfortable.  The first day I wore them after we got 6 inches of snow and the high was 22 degrees - my feet stayed warm the whole time.  They were worth every penny!

Next up is lemon oil.  I've kinda been singing the praises of lemon oil for a long time and often noting that its great on the skin to clear up acne.  Well, as someone who has struggled with my complexion since the age of 13 you would think I'd have jumped right on it long ago.  Instead I took my sweet time getting around to it.  But now that I've started I'm hooked.  My complexion has never looked this good for this long of a time.  Period.  And the only thing I'm doing is washing it with the same Neutrogena scrub as always and then using lemon oil on it.  I'm beyond thrilled with the results.

Finally, I got these cute little suckers at Crate and Barrel to go with my Christmas table decor.  I love how it turned out so much I can't put them away with the rest of my Christmas decorations!  They make me smile.  My mom even asked me to order her some when they went on clearance after Christmas so I took advantage of that to get a couple more for myself. They are paired with glitter branches that the kids and I made, paperwhite bulbs sprouted in mason jars, white candles and little white bottle brush Christmas trees from Garnet Hill.  Sigh.  I love it.  Since its all white and glitter I think I can get away with it as a winter theme for a couple more weeks!


Sarah said...

If fabletics come in TALLS I'm sold!

Maybe Tomorrow said...

Can you tell from the 2nd picture how much fabric is bunched up? I think these would be long enough for you.

Desire Osman said...

I hate that I have to wait until March to get my little Crate and Barrel tchotchkes. I want to use them for a dinner party we are having Tuesday.