Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! I have been thinking that it would be kind of fun to do a monthly “favorites” post at the end of every month. October was pretty busy for us with lots of birthdays, a weekend out of town and adjusting to new schedules and routines- but here are some of my favorite things from the last several weeks. Since we are halfway through November, we’ll go with “Friday Faves” and I’ll do better this month! Haha!

These shoes are hands down one of my favorite things I have purchased this year. I had been eyeing these babies for almost a year! Haha! I have no idea why I waited this long to try them because they are so comfortable and so cheap. They are very similar to the Free People Royale shoes but they are about 1/6 of the cost! I think I held out on these because I just assumed they wouldn’t be comfortable because they are so affordable, but it’s a win-win because they are both! They are perfect for those cool fall days that aren’t quite chilly enough for boots and also great for the summer to fall transition. I got the color tan but they have three other colors and most sizes are in stock.

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Another favorite – this denim. I got these jeans on major sale for $24 at the end of the summer and then grabbed a second pair the next time I saw them on sale because I like them so much! With two pregnancies back to back and the whole postpartum time period, you guys know how much your body goes through so it has been awhile since I have purchased a pair of jeans! I have pretty much lived in leggings and athletic shorts for like… four years… so, I decided I should update my pants situation a little. Haha! These jeans checked all of my boxes- high waisted, stretchy but not too stretchy (so they don’t sag), and they come in tall and short sizes! Praise! I am a big fan of Abercrombie jeans now, especially if they are on sale! They put this style on sale often and right now they are $39. I got this distressed pair and then another pair in a darker wash.

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I have been loving this candle for the fall season. My SIL got me one of these a couple of years ago and I think this might be my third one since because I use it all through the fall and winter! I usually don’t burn candles often but I can’t help it during the holidays because it just makes the house feel so cozy!

My last one is the Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith (“The Nester”). I got this book at the annual “Nest Fest” that Myquillyn hosts at her home in North Carolina. My friends and fam surprised me with tickets to go this year and it was SO much fun! She hosted around 50+ vendors and small shops at her house along with several other authors that did book signings as well. She just released her new book and we received signed copies with our tickets! I could go on so I will just tell you that this book is a great read for those of you who are trying to figure out what your “style” is for your home. I feel like “cozy minimalism” really describes what I have in mind for my house and there are so many good tips for achieving the look you want for your space, big or small! I have really tried to simplify our home this year and it’s a goal of mine to keep it simple whenever possible. Even though I am drawn to a little bit of a different style than Myquillyn, she does such a great job explaining how you can love your home and use it to the fullest, while not being overwhelmed and bogged down with extra stuff.

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I hope you guys liked this little group of favorites that I put together and I’m excited to do this again at the end of November!

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