things I loved in October

by Kaylah Stroup

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Skin therapy oil. It’s not even winter yet, but I already feel like I’m suffering from ~winter skin~. This stuff is the blast of moisture I needed. I massage it in after I wash my face. Oh my goodness, not only does it smell great but it makes my skin feel so silky and moisturized. It feels especially luxurious to apply right before bed! (Don’t let my use of the word ‘luxurious’ when talking about a face oil scare you away. It’s actually under ten bucks!)

Dockers beanie. I have a big head… or so beanies have led me to believe. I cannot be the only person in the world that feels like beanies generally just fit their head waaay too tight. I found this hat in store maybe five years ago and I’ve worn it every cold season since. It just fits so well. I’ve tried buying a second but couldn’t seem to find the same one. Well, baby, I’ve found it! I am so excited to have two of my favorite hat. I might even buy a third, just to have. I love it that much. If you’ve ever seen a photo of me in a hat, this is the one.

Oversized cardigan. A cold-weather necessity, plain and simple. It’s cozy, it’s warm and it can be dressed up or down. No complaints here, I mean, other than the fact I don’t own one in every color. Sizing note – I went one size down and it’s still oversized.

Croc slippers

Crocs lined clogs. My first pair of Crocs, definitely not my last. Formerly someone who’d make fun of Crocs, I was hunting for a solid pair of cozy slippers when I spotted these ones. I decided I could put aside how dumb-looking they were if they’d be comfy and keep my feet warm. YO! These bad boys are amazing. Seriously, toss your slippers and buy a pair of these instead.

The Crocs slippers are so darn comfortable that I’m actually already looking forward to getting a classic pair of Crocs for yard shoes next spring. Never thought I’d say it, but I am a fan!

hand shaped chair

pillow is from John Derian’s line at Target.

Hand chair. I have wanted a hand-shaped chair for… well, forever. It’s just one of those things I’ve basically never had the room for / didn’t know a good source for. Shortly before buying our house, I happened upon these on Etsy and knew as soon as we got moved in, I’d treat myself to a chair.

It is everything I have ever dreamed it would be. Although, in all honestly, it’s not terribly comfortable. I probably wouldn’t want to sit in it to watch TV or anything, but that’s never been what it’s about. I actually already bought a second one so that I can have a matching set!

If a hand chair has something you’ve been wanting, definitely check out the shop I linked above. They’re a lot more affordable than I thought they’d be, and they’re made by a small business. (So many color options too!!!)

Long sleeve button-down shirt dress. I’m going to be honest, I don’t do much dressing up these days. My outfits are pretty consistently paint-covered overalls. Hey, if you’re looking for an overalls recommendation, I have that too! I bought this dress at the beginning of the month, and I am dying to wear it on a date. Ya know, one to somewhere other than Home Depot.

It is seriously the perfect shirt dress. Long enough to cover the booty, short enough to be flirty. Lightweight and flowy! Plus, y’all know I can’t resist a good black and white pattern. This easily moved itself into my top three dresses!

star light fixture

Star light fixture. I generally love decorating. Over the years, I’ve collected a ton of stuff I truly love, and that makes it kind of easy to put together spaces I find cozy. Do you know what I’ve never had to purchase before though? Light fixtures. You know there are a million of on the internet, and what’s hard to get a feel for without seeing in person? That’s right, light fixtures!

I ended up stumbling upon this one and immediately threw it in my cart. After helping my dad install it, I bought a second for another spot in the house because I love it that much. It’s small but still packs a punch of cuteness. I love the shadows it casts on the ceiling too!

Did you try/buy anything awesome this last month?

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1 comment

Sian October 30, 2020 - 10:31 am

I recognise the chair from your renovation videos! It’s been so neat to see your new home come together in different ways 🙂

You’ve just reminded me that I used to have a light shade like that – seeing yours, it makes me miss it and want to get my hands on one again! It really does create such a magical and calming feel.

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