Whether it’s the season or the opportunity to attend festive shopping nights like the one pictured above at Bliss Beauty with my pal and fellow blogger Kanesha Baynard (check out her website, BoldLivingToday.com | HERE), fab new products have been popping up on my radar to share. And while we are sharing, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite boots (go Nordstrom!) along with some cozy sweaters (take 30% off sitewide at Anthro this weekend!), and a few other this-and-that (Target does it again!) to get you all caught up. As we embark on the season of retail overload, I will try to keep you up to speed on sale alerts, picks and favorite on my Facebook Page (follow HERE, and be sure to hit “LIKE” to get updates in your feed) as well as in a new section of AskSuzanneBell.com, Shop My Posts (HERE). In this new page on AskSuzanneBell.com, you’ll find my picks from Amazon, Nordstrom, Anthropologie, Beauty and more, complete with shopping links to browse and shop for your convenience. I update these pages regularly so be sure to check back in between posts for my most current findings, so you don’t miss out. But, before we get going, my wish is that amongst all the holiday craziness, you take some time to enjoy the season doing things that bring YOU joy with those you love. And if you are looking for a few simple things to try to keep you calm and centered, I love this little list of easy ideas from Ashley Home Store (pin source HERE).You will also find suggestions to keep you centered year-round at BoldLivingToday | HERE.
Have you heard of Cuddl Duds? I know, the name. But after hearing about this brand from my pal Kanesha, I had to check it out. I was able to see it in person at Kohls, but it looks like JCPenny’s has a big selection, offering more pieces of interest to me than Kohls. Kohls offering in-store was mostly sleep sets and blankets and I prefer separates like (THIS) hoodie or (THIS) infinity scarf. (THIS) cowl tunic would be so cozy paired with a pair of leggings and a long cardigan to snuggle in, while binge-watching Netflix. I also saw sleep pants online at JC Penny (HERE). Now, the quality is just OK, a few loose threads here and there – but you cannot beat the softness and I suppose pj’s often have a few loose threads. Really though, the fabric is sooo soft! My other favorite item to give and get is anything from Barefoot Dreams. We have in our home; blankets, robes, wraps, and pullovers. One of my robes is over 15 years old (I know, kinda nasty, but I haven’t found a replacement yet!), which I mention because this is GOOD stuff! I’m also obsessed with candles and my aromatherapy diffuser (I’ve been told to only use pure essential oils, so read your labels.)
ANTHROPOLOGIE: Sweater Love + 30% off!
Along with some new markdowns, as of 12/13/2018 Anthropologie is offering 40% off sale and 30% off site wide. Known for their unique designs, one of my favorite offerings is their cozy wintertime sweater collection. Here’s a few of my favorites, currently 30% off the regular price. Click on any photo for details.
This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. As always, all selections and opinions are my own.
NORDSTROM: Sale Boots!
I came across THIS jacket and THIS sweater while visiting Nordstrom this week. Note that this exact A.L.C. sweater is on sale at Neiman Marcus (HERE) and Saks 5th Ave (HERE). I just ordered it from Saks, and have a vision of wearing it with skinny jeans or leggings and tall brown boots…stay tuned. Runs roomy. The lower multi stripe sweater is Anthropologie (now 30% off)| HERE.
More Sherpa and Faux Fur!
After hearing about celebrity stylist Kristin Ess’ new hair product line from my own stylist, Cynthia, I headed over to Target to check it out. I just started using the Air Dry Creme and Texturizer and so far it’s a win. I also picked up the Blow Dry Mist, but haven’t had the time to blow dry my hair, so the Air Dry Creme has been what I’m loving right now. While at Target, I got an alert on my phone that the popular faux suede scrunch boot (under $40!) was back in stock, so I hustled over to the shoe department to check it out. My size was sold out, but I was able to squeeze my foot into a size down to snap a photo for you all. Cute, huh?
Scrunch Boot | in 3 colors| Target | HERE
Kristin Ess Hair Products | Target | Shop all (HERE)
I recently discovered STUDIO 10 Wake Up and Glow Lip Cheek Flush after being sent a tube from my Firece 50 Sister, Catherine Grace. Being I had never heard of the product, I set it on my counter for a while. One morning, after misplacing my LipSlip, I applied this newbie and I gotta say, it is really pretty awesome! It’s sort of tingly (which I like). Infused with a host of beneficial ingredients, including Hyaluronic Acid, Marine Algae Extract and unique pH-balancing pigments, the lip and cheek tint plumps and hydrates, whilst delivering a long-wearing, healthy flush of colour. A dose of antioxidant Vitamin E moisturises and protects. So there you go!
I’m always looking for quick and easy comfort food to serve the gang. Crockpot to the rescue, here is a recipe for a beef stew that didn’t leave my meat tough AND had great flavor. The recipe, along with many other easy to prepare dinners and desserts, can be found on my Let’s Eat Pinterest Board | HERE
PS Don’t skip the step for browning the meat, I think it makes a big difference!
Now you can shop my favorites!
I’ve always wanted a spot on AskSuzanneBell.com where readers go and quickly shop items featured here on the blog, and now you can!
Welcome to Shop My Favorites! where you’ll find my Blog Favorites, Beauty Picks, Nordstrom Items, Sale FInds, Shoppable Looks and Amazon Picks – all in one convenient place to browse. A place where you can quickly link to those items, the ones you wish you had bookmarked, a month or more ago.
So How Do I Browse?
Go to the very top right of the AskSuzanneBell.com Home Page and look for the tab Shop My Posts. Then select where you want to shop in the drop down menu.
Quick links to browse my most recent tabs (more to come).
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