Opening Image Credits: Photo by Kaitlin Green | From: Meet The Newest Members Of The Henderson Family – Our Pet Alpacas 🙂
From Emily: Madewell is having a 30% off pre-fall sale this weekend and I am officially still recommending these perfect vintage flare jeans to all my friends and family who’ve asked for denim suggestions. I know we highlighted them last week (catch up on all my fall fashion picks here, in case you missed it) but they just make me feel really good and confident. It’s a welcome alternative to skinny jeans and I’m so excited to style them with chunky sweaters or a cute cropped coat as temperatures cool down. (There’s an extra 30% off sale items, too, BTW – it’s a really good sale right now.)
Also From Mallory: You guys were big fans of Em’s olive green Tevas a few months ago so I thought I’d share that these cute Tevas are only $34 right now! Summers’ not over yet IMHO (just ignore the pumpkins you’re seeing all over Instagram for just one moment) because it’s still sweaty hot and will continue to be hot for at LEAST one more month, if not two. Anyway, if you’ve always wanted a pair now’s a great time to snag some (plus I love that they’re velcro and so easy to get on and off)!
From Arlyn: I used to be a full-coverage foundation girlie, but I don’t love that look anymore for normal day-to-day. I want my skin to come through, but would prefer the discoloration and imperfections to be minimized. Enter my new favorite everyday makeup: Fenty Beauty’s Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint. I bought this on a bit of a whim and didn’t have enormous expectations for it but it surprised me BIG TIME. Skin tints normally don’t go very far for me in terms of coverage, but this really does blur. Plus, it smooths on like absolute velvet and blends like a dream. I find if I set it with a little powder on my oily T-zone spots, it lasts all day. If I’m going out and want a little something extra, I’ll just pair it with my go-to Kosas concealer. A+++++
Finally, we want to give our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Laura Ann Carleton who was shot and killed at her store in Lake Arrowhead for flying a pride flag. We are constantly reminded that tolerance, acceptance, and love are not inherent, making it mandatory to support louder, demand change, and push for laws that protect everyone. This isn’t an isolated incident or belief system. All of those things help to shift societal perspective which is the only way to keep everyone truly safe. Please consider waving a pride flag outside your home and businesses because the more we support, the louder the message that hate is not welcome. If we find a way to support the Lake Arrowhead LGBTQIA+ and/or Laura’s family we will let you know. See you tomorrow. xx
From Jess: Visiting friends is the best for many reasons and one of those reasons is getting their product recs. When I asked my two friends what they were loving I think I got, I kid you not, 15 incredible skincare and makeup recs. So I’ll start with two that I’m going to get since I tried and really liked both! First up is this blush stick. It’s Huda Beauty’s Cheeky Tint Cream Blush Stick in Proud Pink. It was so easy to use, gave me a great, happy glow, and was super buildable. Then I tried this cleansing oil. Now, I’ve stayed away from oil cleansers in the past because of pore congestion issues but my friend and I have super similar skin (normal to dry) and she said it’s changed her skin so much. That’s COMPELLING! I only used it once but it smelled amazing and my face did feel great.
Also From Caitlin: I know I’ve been screaming about J. Crew Factory from the rooftops for years (thank you for tolerating me), but THEIR FALL DROP IS SO CUTE. I grabbed this faux suede skirt for $47 (get one size up if you’re also pear shaped!) and this classic green-and-white striped button-up for $36! (If I lived in a colder place, I absolutely woulda grabbed this freakin’ CUTE city coat. And if you’re more interested in channeling Em’s style, might I recommend this bow-front chambray blouse or this $56 denim dress?) Whoever’s designing over there clearly grew up reading the classic J. Crew catalogues and it shows!!! It’s so exciting to have a go-to retailer for cheery basics 🙂
From Gretchen: Confession: It’s been a while since I’ve read a book. That’s something I’m a little ashamed to admit, but something I’m working on changing! I used to read all the time and I’m joining a book club soon, so to get back into the habit of flipping through pages, I picked up a book I’ve been meaning to read for the longest. It’s called, The Book of Boundaries: Set the Limits That Will Set You Free. A friend recommended it to me recently and I’m so glad she did! I love a good self-help book, and this one is just so approachable and applies to anyone who’s got even a touch of the people-pleaser gene like I do. It’s broken down into simple, absorbable chunks – boundaries in friendships, relationships, family, the workplace, etc. each have a dedicated section. The read was easy but so valuable, and I’m truly inspired to get to boundary-setting in alllll the categories of my life!
Happy last Sunday of August! This was a pretty exciting week getting to meet the three newest Hendersons, amirite? We are all here for that cute alpaca content we didn’t know we needed but absolutely do. And speaking of things that live in the backyard, we have another YOUTUBE REVEAL VIDEO!! Yep, we’re going outside and taking a dip in maybe the sweetest and coolest pool out there, the Soake Pool. Be sure to watch the video and come back tomorrow for more info and all the pretty photos! But first, links.
From Mallory: I just discovered the absolute coolest home store and gifting one-stop shop – Eleven Madison Home!! Yes, it’s from the creators of Eleven Madison Park (Michelin star restaurant –– ranked best in the world in 2017!!) And these items are GOOD. Their cocktail section would make an excellent gift and their products are all so cool…have yourself a browse it’s REALLY FUN.
This week’s house tour is a very cool yet warm-toned bathroom reno that has an even cooler secret litter box compartment! As animal lovers we always love seeing how designers incorporate them into their designs. Go check it out!
From Caitlin: I know we linked up this jersey jumpsuit in yesterday’s post, but let me double down real quick: THIS THING ROCKS. (And it’s only $63 right now – so you know I grabbed one in charcoal, too, using our EHD-exclusive coupon code. This job is dangerous!!!) ANYWAY. I turn to this jumpsuit in a few super specific situations: it’s perfect to wear to a spray tan appointment (and comfortable enough to sleep in afterwards, too), it’s a great option for bridesmaids (this is SO much more functional than a robe – take it from someone who’s been in, uh, a trillion weddings), it’s a total dream for laundry day (there’s something mentally satisfying about knowing that I’m only wearing one piece of clothing while getting the rest of my stuff clean, you know?), and it’s great for heavy-duty cleaning days (more comfortable and breathable than sweats, and no risk of accidentally flashing your butt crack!). If you’re the type of person who delineates between “outside clothes” and “house/play clothes,” this is a TOTAL DREAM. Cute AND practical!!! What a freakin’ treat.