Welcome to Dressed for My Day! Can you believe it’s February already??? January is usually such a long month, but this year it flew right on by. In fact, it went by so quickly I never even managed to post my December Favorites. Uh oh! So I don’t want to miss this opportunity to share my January Favorites with you today.
Simply put, these are some of the fashion, beauty and lifestyle items I found myself reaching for frequently during the month of January. Many of them were January purchases, but others just saw lots of use that month. Let’s get started!
I purchased these Ugg slippers because I needed something warm to wear around the house in the mornings and evenings, but also while I work. But I wanted shoes that I could also wear outside to bring in packages and take the dog out, even when there was a little ice or snow on the ground. These warm genuine shearling trim slippers fit the bill and I absolutely love wearing them. I wear a 9.5 usually, so I sized up 1/2 size to the 10 and they work perfectly. And they’re 30% off right now.
I fell in love with these Linea Paolo Felicia Wedge Booties the minute I first saw them, but I ruled them out for myself. I figured I wasn’t hip enough to wear them, for starters. But also I don’t wear heels a lot, especially for athleisure. But I was wrong on both accounts. I don’t have to be cool enough for these booties; they make me look cooler than I am! And these are some of the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever owned. I honestly don’t think about them being high heels when I’m wearing them.
I already had this 1901 Stretch Cotton Twill Blazer in black and I wear it probably weekly…year round! So it really wasn’t a stretch at all for me to buy it in the red chinoise when it was reduced last month for just about a week. Honestly, I guess I haven’t worn it that much yet, but I think it made the favorites list because I think about wearing it so much. Ha! I think about this blazer all. the. time. You’re going to be seeing it styled so many ways this spring. But I did wear it in this post, and you gals seemed to really like it. I did, too.
This blazer is going to rock white jeans, khaki chinos, black athleisure pants and every wash of blue denim. It runs true to size or maybe a touch large. I have an 8 in both jackets, and I usually wear a 10 in a blazer. Remember, it’s made of cotton twill, but it has a nice bit of stretch in it.
The Marc Fisher Lukie Bootie was originally offered at Nordstrom, but is now available at a more economical price at DSW, which is where I ordered from. I have several pairs of Marc Fisher shoes and booties, including these leopard print Chelsea booties, and they all fit and wear beautifully. So I didn’t hesitate to order these Lukie Booties when I needed something to style with straight leg ankle jeans. Sure enough, these booties are comfortable and chic, and they’re the perfect shoe to wear with straight leg ankle jeans in the fall and winter, but probably even into spring here.
The Marc Fisher Lukie Bootie is also available in a pretty red and a black. They run true to size.
I’ve been looping this pretty cashmere scarf around my neck almost every time I leave the house. It’s oh so soft and I love the grey. But it’s available in no fewer than a dozen equally pretty shades. By the way, it’s much longer than it looks in the photo on the Nordstrom website.
This luxe scarf is marked down 50%.
I bought the Urban Decay Cosmetics All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray because I was getting my heavy make-up all over my clothes during quick changes for photo session. Plus, I’d heard that this setting spray could actually make my makeup look fresher longer.
The spray delivered on both counts, but it also actually makes my makeup look better, too. It just gives the ever so slightest dewy sheen to my finished face. But it feels light; I never even know I have it on. I purchased the travel size to test it out, and I expect that to last me quite a while.
I just couldn’t help but give a shout-out to FASTer Way to Fat Loss for their new app. I’ve been participating in the FASTer Way lifestyle for two years now, but I cannot even begin to tell you the huge difference this app makes. Now I can access freshly recorded, daily workouts, weekly menus, recipes, and tons of fitness and nutrition information in one place. When I started the program two years ago NONE of that was available at all, but it was still effective.
This app, along with the Facebook community I participate in, is really keeping me focused on my nutrition and fitness goals for the year. You can also use the app in place of a Facebook group if you’re not on social media. If you have questions about FASTer Way to Fat Loss, please let me know. I don’t push a lot of things here on Dressed for My Day. But this is one program that I believe so very strongly in. It’s hands down the most comprehensive, balanced and effective total fitness program I’ve ever encountered. And they are starting a brand new introductory round TODAY.
I purchased the Athleta Wander Stash Skinny Pant because I wanted some pants that were comfortable, athleisure quality but also sharp enough to wear out and about. These are in constant rotation in my work-from-home wardrobe, but I also love traveling in them.
The Athleta Wander Stash Skinny Pant is also available in cliff hanger (beige) and mountain olive (green), and those shades are actually reduced in price. They run true to size; I wear an 8 regular. The pants also come in petite and tall sizes.
I love this Inez Gold Long Pendant Necklace so much that I bought it again when I lost my first one. Some lucky person probably found my original pendant in the Nordstrom fitting room. That’s the last place I remember wearing it. But when I returned to the store and they didn’t have it in their lost-and-found, I just decided to order another.
This pendant necklace just pairs so nicely with so many of my favorite fall and winter pieces. It’s a nice weight and quality, too. And best of all, it’s 50% off the original price.
When I included the Mellanni Bed Sheet Set in my Valentine’s Gift Guide, I decided to order myself a set. I’d heard other bloggers go on and on about them enough that I had finally decided to order them. You know, sheets are one of life’s biggest disappointments for me. It seems no matter how well I read the labels or feel the swatches, they never turn out to be nearly as soft and cool and well-made as touted.
But these sheets did not disappoint. They truly are some of the softest, coolest and nicest quality sheets I’ve ever encountered. When I took them out of the package I was immediately impressed. But I wanted to wash them before using, so I was skeptical they’d do as well after going through the washer and dryer. Wrong! They came out of the dryer with no wrinkles and feeling just as soft as ever. A-maze-ing!!! My daughter has since ordered her own and she loves them, too. Buy. These. Sheets. The price is crazy good. Buy a set for every bed. Buy two sets for every bed. Okay. Moving on.
Honestly, I have more jeans than any woman needs. But as a style blogger the one piece I feel like I need a very wide variety of in order to serve my readers well is denim. I like to have a full range of brands and styles so that I can show you different outfits with the denim you like to wear.
So that’s why I wanted to try these lighter wash, high waist, flare leg jeans with the wide hem. I really didn’t expect to like them, but I’m crazy for them. They’re comfortable and such a nice switch up from all the skinnies. I will say these jeans run smaller than most of Talbots’ jeans do. So definitely go up a size from your normal denim size with Talbots. I have mine in a size 8 and they’re definitely a snug fit. You can get 25% off with code STYLE25.
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You can shop all of my January 2020 Favorites through the links above or the widget below. Or if you’re interested in joining this new round of FASTer Way to Fat Loss, you can do that here. I have included the founder’s book by the same title in the shopping widget. These are all affiliate links. So if you shop through them or join FWTFL through my link, I do earn a commission from your purchase. Thank you for supporting my work here by shopping my links.
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Blessed for My Day
Do you ever feel short-changed? Maybe you look around and others seem to have had it easier. Or they have more or better. Then again, maybe you sometimes feel like you’ve gotten more than your share of sorrow and hardship. Look, you don’t have to act like you’ve never felt that way. We’ve all had moments when we’ve felt a little overlooked and forgotten by God.
But hopefully you’ve also snapped out of it! Sister, I’m here to tell you today that your God loves you wildly. He has good things planned for you this very day. Everything may not come easily and some of life’s greatest treasures may first appear in the wrappings of trouble and pain. But you can trust that God is working even the difficulties of the day into treasures of great gain for you. He is cultivating in your something of great value. Trust Him. You just may be amazed.
But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him” ~ 1 Corinthians 2:9