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My favorite coat in my closet is a vintage houndstooth Pendleton coat. It’s the perfect weight: just right for fall, perfect for winter, and light enough to layer for spring. Long coats can be an investment, but it’s so worth it since you’ll keep it for decades. Shop long coats

Long coats for fall + winter

It’s time to shop Wayfair’s Way Day Deals. Shop today and tomorrow for up to 80% off! Here are my favorites from the sale:

Way Day Deals

Every year, I tell myself to start my holiday shopping in the summer so I’m not the fool buying stuff on Amazon two days before Christmas hoping gifts will arrive on time. Eeeek. Well, not this year – I’m breaking my sad procrastination habit. There are so many good things on sale during Amazon’s Prime […]

Amazon Prime Day Deals to Shop

I’ve been using the same holiday wreaths for more than a decade and I’ll be using them again this year. I’m actually surprised they didn’t get lost in the cross country move or get ruined by weather. Thankfully, I was smart enough to put them in storage bags. I can’t believe I’m already thinking about […]

The best holiday wreaths out there

When I was younger, I was obsessed with J. Crew’s Barn Jacket. Everyone in Seattle seemed to have one (or two) of these jackets. After years of begging my parents, I finally got one in high school. I loved that jacket until it completely disintegrated just a few years ago – a good two plus […]

Your new coat might was well be a chore coat

I remember wearing corduroy pants when I was kid, hearing that ‘swip, swip, swip’ sound as I walked around the school playground. I haven’t worn corduroy since then. I was at Nordstrom last week and was surprised at how many brands had corduroy. Has corduroy always been popular + I’ve just been blind to it […]

Look at all the corduroy for this fall

I am at Target more often than I should be or care to admit. And every time I’m there, I find something new and amazing. Here are my favorite Target Fall finds: Apothecary Glass Soap/Lotion Dispenser Blackout Linen Curtains Small Hops Arrangement Carved Wood Accent Table Turned Drum Accent Table Hexagon Candle Lantern Duck Winter […]

Here are all my favorite Target Fall finds

Shakespeare + I are a doing a bit of online shopping this Labor Day weekend while I slow-sip a margarita. Ready to join us? Labor Day Sales Overstock – KitchenAid 5-speed Mixer $383.99 | Labor Day Weekend clearance up to 70% off Madewell – Seersucker puff-sleeve cutout dress | $89.99, orig. $128 | extra 40-50% […]

It’s time to shop the best Labor Day sales

Shakespeare on sofa

I always assumed upgrading the look of a kitchen meant major work (and cost) things like tearing out cabinets and replacing countertops. In our last home, I didn’t bother adding any decor to the kitchen – I just didn’t see the point. It was the epitome of an early aughts kitchen – ugly light brown […]

Update your kitchen easily and affordably with my favorite kitchen goods

If you’re anything like me, I am buying a Mother’s Day gift today because my sense of time is all off and I’m still writing 2021. If you order today, all of these gifts will arrive before Mother’s Day on Sunday. Shop the post below! Hove over the product, click + shop.

Last minute Mother’s Day gifts

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