A few things I’m loving lately…

I’ve done a little online shopping lately where the items just didn’t fit great or where some things were okay, but not great. Usually I do a try on session for most of my online shopping but there was a lot I felt “meh” about. Not bad, just not overwhelmingly amazing. Today I thought I would just do a quick round up of a few pieces I’ve recently purchased that I really, really love. The greatest hits, if you will! 

These pieces were instant favorites – the kind you pull out of the box and can’t wait to wear! And while a typical “try on session” is me trying on items for the first time, these are items I have already worn and they pass the “wear it for a day” (or more) test.  Let’s take a look at the pieces…

(above) straight jeans (shop them: here or here) & striped sweater
Sizing: I always go with my bigger size for this brand. They have a bit of stretch. For the sweater I would say it runs small, I went up a size to a medium.
Thoughts: I love these jeans and wanted a pair with no distressing in a classic straight leg. These are comfortable, suck you in *just right* and are right on trend without being overly trendy. I love them. This sweater is a great Amazon find. It’s soft (no itch) and the stripes, buttons and delicate balloon sleeves are so ‘French girl chic’ in an everyday kind of way. It’s *chefs kiss* perfection at a great price.
Shown with: clogs

Sizing: Sweater runs a little big, I am in my usual size small. You could size down if between sizes. Mules are true to size, maybe a touch small, but I went with my usual size.
Thoughts: This sweater is SO soft and cozy. It’s not super heavy so it’s the perfect balance between cozy and lightweight. I’ve worn it a few times and just LOVE it. I am always looking for a great pair of mules and this pair is gorgeous. I loved the gathered leather and the pointy toe. They are easy to wear and instantly make an outfit feel pulled together.
Shown with: jeans (or similar)

 

Sizing: The sweatshirt runs true to size, I’m in my usual size small. The sneakers run a bit big, I went down a half size.
Thoughts: This sweatshirt was a favorite last year, I also own it in grey and I LOVE it. When I saw this new mauve/brown color I had to have it! This is a staple for weekends or the gym over tanks when it’s cool out. It’s great for walks or errands – it’s an all around AMAZING piece. I highly recommend. These sneakers are made from recycled scarps of leather – isn’t that so cool? They are fun with leggings or joggers or even with jeans. I’ve worn these quite a bit over the past couple of weeks!
Shown with: leggings

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jillgg’s good life (for less)

Happy Tuesday that feels like a Monday… ugh! At least we are one day closer to the weekend already! Today I am rounding up a few random things that I am personally enjoying lately. A new candle that I’m obsessed with, the book I’m devouring right now and some pj pants that are life changing (or almost!)…

 

This Lake & Skye “11 11” candle was a birthday gift and it’s quickly become a favorite in our house. My husband loves it too. It’s hard to describe the scent but I would say it reminds me of gorgeous boutique hotel or a beach house straight out of a Serena and Lily catalogue. The scent is incredible and so unique too. 

I recently bought these wide leg sleep pants & jogger sleep pants because a few of my existing pj pants were in super rough shape. Can new pjs be life changing? I think maybe! These are super soft and lightweight and run a touch oversized. I went with my usual size as I don’t mind them having some extra room. I highly, highly recommend these!

It seems I’ve seen the book The Third Door mentioned EVERYWHERE these days. I just started it a few days ago and have already zoomed through over half of it. It’s a fun and quick read with lots of amazing insight. If you are an entrepreneur or a wanna be, you will love this book. I’m reading it on kindle but thinking of getting the hard copy too so I can dog ear pages and underline quotes.

I bought this sweatshirt for the same reason I recently stocked up on some new pjs. I had quite a few sweatshirts that were super ratty and needed to go. This one is so soft and perfectly oversized with a little bit of distressing. I loved it so much I bought two – which I rarely do! I got this creamy white and the black too. They are on serious repeat for end of day and weekend lounging.

This is by far my favorite mascara of all time. Beautycounter reformulated it’s mascara and got it SO SO right. It’s creamy and easy to apply and even one coat is enough for everyday wear. Or you can layer it up for a super big lash look. This is another item I can’t get enough of lately.

I just love wearing a little bit of jewelry lately after wearing almost none for 18 months. It feels so special! This necklace works great on it’s own or layered for a trendy look. It’s chunky but not heavy and I wear these almost everyday. I’m not big into earrings but I love this pair of hoop earrings – they are so small and petite it doesn’t feel like you are wearing anything but they are so pretty!

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