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Friday Finds: Volume 9

Happy Friday, friends! I hope your week has gone smoothly… and even if it hasn’t, we’re just hours away from the weekend! (You can make it!!!) It’s been a super long week for our household and my husband and I are so ready for a little break. If you happen to be watching the Super Bowl this weekend and have an interest in some healthier game day dishes, I created a recipe roundup here. (Even if you aren’t watching the Big Game, the recipes are pretty great… just sayin’. ðŸ˜‰ ) Also: Even though January felt like an eternity, I can’t believe that it’s February already! Ugh… time passes so much faster as an adult. 😩

Here are a few favorites that I wanted to share with you this week:

 

ToteSavvy: I originally saw this tote organizer via @lemonstripes after she first had her daughter and she shared all of the life changing items she had actually found useful once her baby arrived. This product made her list and I was super intrigued. I have to start this by saying that I adore my Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM tote. It’s a sturdy, well-made bag and such a classic shape/style. It’s a great bag for every day use as well as being used as a carry-on “personal item” for travel — I absolutely love mine. The one and only thing that I would change about it is that anything I put in the bag is just free-floating around inside. There is one small interior pocket, but it doesn’t hold much more than a lipstick, a pen and your cell phone. This ToteSavvy divider is the perfect way to keep everything organized (even if you’re like me and don’t have a baby)! But if you do have munchkins, it’s a great way to avoid having to buy a specific diaper bag and just convert a tote that you already have into Mary Poppins’ carpet bag!

 

Dudley Stephens: Another discovery from a favorite blogger (hi, @carly! 👋🏼) was this turtle/funnel neck Dudley Stephens fleece top. I have one in black and plan to order another color when they restock this month! The material is SUPER cozy and the cuts are way more chic than your typical fleece-wear. Dudley Stephens offers a variety of different items (tops, vests, blazers, wraps, etc.!) in lots of colors! I have really been struggling with what color to buy next and in what cut… I have the Cobble Hill Turtleneck style already and am considering a Park Slope. Bonus: DS uses vello fleece material which is made from recycled bottles and is machine washable! Talk about wearing something that you can be proud of – I love supporting companies that encourage sustainability! Stay tuned for their upcoming restock drop coming this month!

 

Vivian Lou: While I don’t wear high heels very often, I would love any help I can get for making them more comfortable when I do wear them. When I saw these Vivian Lou shoe inserts, I knew I had to give them a try. They help you shift your weight to the best ergonomic form (well, as best as you can wearing spikes on your heels… lol) so that your feet are much more comfortable in beautiful-but-uncomfortable shoes! I ordered a pair and will report back after I test them out… I don’t think I will have an opportunity to wear heels until March, but stay tuned!

 

Nantucket Print Shop: The beautiful Mackenzie Horan of Design Darling started an Etsy shop with one of her brothers selling framed prints that showcase stunning photos that she has snapped of charming Nantucket over the years (aptly named Nantucket Print Shop). While I normally hate the warmer months, these images have me longing for summer on the East Coast. I would absolutely love any one of the prints that feature fluffy, cotton candy-colored hydrangeas. OB-SESSED. I can’t wait to see what other images that are added over time (the site says they will add at least one per month!). *joy is sparked*

 

I hope that everyone is staying safe and warm during the current polar vortex… this storm is no joke! It’s the perfect time to enjoy extra snuggles and cuddles, a scented candle with a warm blanket, a cup (or two) of coffee or tea, and ALL of the soups! How are you hunkering down with hygge this weekend? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

xx, Natalie

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