Winter Favorites 2017
Hey y’all! Today I wanted to share my winter favorites with you! I love these posts, I haven’t done one since this summer – but for some reason they are always one of my favorites to make and read! I won’t babble on too long, just start reading below!
You are not going to believe how long I have had these Gold New Balance Sneakers – A YEAR! They are still so white because I hardly ever wear them! However, recently I have started wearing them again so I need to add them to my favorites list! I got them for Christmas last year, I think the gold is so cute. They still have a few sizes available, but I also linked a similar pair that is a cute silvery color (more sizes here).
I am laying on my new knit blanket in this pic, I was super lucky and got one on sale for $100ish on Black Friday (I shared that deal a ton when it was happening)! Unfortunately you can’t get this exact blanket anymore so I had to link the nicer ones above. I also linked the fuzzy pillow I have and this two pom pom beanie!
Recently I went to see my esthetician and we were chatting about my skin. I have been a bit dry and breaking out a little, so she recommended these two products! I actually had used the B5 Gel before, and I love it! I ran out of it last winter and didn’t pick any up for the summer (even though hydration is so important all year around). So I am glad I got more for this year, but the other day I was dumb and accidentally spilled a ton of it! It isn’t cheap so I was a bit annoyed haha! Still so worth it though!
I have only been using the retinol here and there for a little while, it can be drying so she recommended only a few times a week. I have been happy with the results so far and love that it is just retinol and no additives. I went through a period where I was breaking out really bad and I am not sure if the retinol helped more or going back to my old birth control! Either way it’s a favorite!
I can’t get enough of all the soft, fuzzy, furry items out right now! I have slowly collected a few over the last year. Last year I stared with the True Grit Quarter Zip (it comes in 8 colors) and I fell in love! I actually had purchased one a few years back, but had to get it in an x-large. So last year I finally got a smaller size and now I wear it all the time! On black Friday I purchased the True Grit Crewneck which I had no idea they even made! I styled it in yesterday’s post with a cute tartan vest – I linked more sizes on that post!
My last fuzzy item I have is this Thread & Supply vest I bought the other day! I really couldn’t help it, I love the crewneck and the quarter zip so much that I needed to get another! Sadly it’s sold out right now, but I think they will restock soon! I also pictured my favorite J.Crew scarf (that comes in two cute colors) and my monogram duck boots!
Red cups! I had to add this one in because it is always a winter favorite! I love that this year’s cups are all about giving. Speaking of, that is another winter favorite. I know giving is important all year, but I love that this time of year people are extra giving and the opportunities are so festive. This year my family and I adopted a family and bought them Christmas presents, comment more ideas on what you do so I can get more ideas for my family and I!
One of these is a long-time favorite, and the other is a new one! I have been using Moroccan Oil Hair Oil for YEARS! I always try new ones, but come back to this one! Not only does it make my hair so soft, but it smells so amazing! I honestly don’t think anything smells better! Because of that I was so excited to find out Moroccan Oil makes a Body Wash (in the original scent)! I mean what’s better than your hair smelling amazing? Your whole body!
So the other day my friend and I were downtown shopping and I was going INSANE with how dry my lips were. We were at the Kansas City Plaza so I was bummed there was no pharmacy or market around where I could go buy generic chapstick (my go-to and also probably why my lips never fully healed haha, although I do love vaseline for dryness). So while we were in Sephora I decided to look around for something that would help, I found this fresh Sugar Lip Caramel Hydrating Balm and bought it! OMG guys, I love! You can’t tell from the photo, but I already have a good dent in it!
Another winter favorite of mine has to be Christmas movies! I just watched Santa Claus the other night and it made me so happy! I love Hallmark movies the best, they’re so cheesy but so good! I need to start watching more because I am a little off my game this year! Nothing is better than cozying up with fuzzy socks and a fun wintery mug full of hot cocoa (also linked my blanket above again)!
Another winter favorite of mine has also been decorating! I love decorating for Christmas so much, it makes me so joyful and cheery! I didn’t want to be done decorating this year! I buy a lot of my decor at Target and Michaels for Christmas!
I know I mentioned these above, but I feel like fuzzy socks need their own category! They have always been one of my favorite things to receive for Christmas growing up. I love how cozy they are! I bought these at Target the other day, they come in a few colors and they’re so super soft!
Lastly, I have been loving reading! Actually, listening to audio book – but I felt like these photos would be cuter than just my phone haha! They actually made me want to curl up with an actual book! However, audio books have seriously changed my life! They help me read even when I don’t “have time.” Right now I am listening to “Growth Hacker Marketing.”
Lauren Emily Lindmark
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