My Favorite New 2022 Trend

I was looking for a steal vs splurge version of these trendy ribbed sweater pants which Jennifer Aniston has already made popular as she was seen wearing them on her Christmas tree shopping outing earlier this year. While I don’t follow all trends, I’m generally open-minded and love clothing that’s comfy and these are really comfy besides being stylishly fashionable. I bought a beautiful light grey set which includes the coordinating short sleeved cropped cardigan and bralette. Planning to pair them with a modern long paper clip style chain and plain white sneakers as seen on the model below. My set is from The Drop Store on Amazon. I also bought similar knit bottoms from Amazon’s Waitfairy; however, this particular brand sells only the knit pants. I can attest that both The Drop Store and Waitfairy versions are well made, soft, comfortable, a great thickness for autumn, winter, early spring, and possibly summer. I’m planning to purchase more in mostly classic neutral colors. I’m about 5’3” 123 lbs and bought the small/medium. I could have chose the medium/large maybe but wanted it to fit more snug. Please keep in mind this knitwear is quite stretchy. The pants have a drawstring. I was also delighted that they weren’t overly long on me and fit perfectly so no need for tailoring.

*Photo Credit: The Drop Store at Amazon

Hallmark’s Cupcake Series Continues…

Looks like a new Hallmark ornament artist has taken over designing the cupcake series?  Will miss Ruth Donikowski’s creations.  Not sure if she has retired or working on other projects?   I bought a felted one “Merry-Mint” and a large ceramic & metal special edition Limoge-like hinged keepsake with clasp a few months ago.  At regular …

Sweet Treats for 2020 & 2021

The Sweet Reindeer Treat, priced at $14.99 + tax, is the newest addition to the Christmas Cupcakes Limited Edition series.  Hallmark once again doesn’t disappoint.  Just look at those darling little pretzel ears squeee.  Honestly I look forward to their new ornament unveiling every year during Christmas in July at their Keepsake Ornament Premiere event.  …

My Current Skincare Regimen

I can’t say that I was ever really consistent with my skincare routine before but over the years I’ve loved Benefit Cosmetic Mint Souffle, Neutrogena, Amore Pacific, and Origins. A few months ago I promised myself I would include skincare as a self-care priority and started facial mask Mondays and Fridays. More on this in …

My Top 15 Current Winter Comforts

Come to think of it, this is a lot like a winter hygge list… cardigan/sweater or faux fur lined hoodie: alpaca cardigan from Timber View Farm Alpacas and Victoria Secret Pink Collection lotion/body butters with at home spa accessories I posted previously (see Pure Fiji and Sonoma Lavender Company) hot beverage: my favorites are hot …