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Yummie by Heather Thomson leggings.

Every winter I’m asked for quality legging recommendations, and every year I sheepishly admit that I just buy new pairs from Old Navy every couple of years and wear them until they get embarrassingly see-through or pilly. BUT NO MORE! I believe the Yummie by Heather Thomson brand could be the answer.

I ordered my first pair when my beloved sparkly Hue leggings began to wear thin, and they were the Jade style. Got ‘em on super sale – I think I paid $20, which is great since they’re pretty darned expensive at full price – and was immediately smitten. The material was thin and stretchy, but fully opaque and very comfortable. The metallic finish was mottled and subtle, which was just what I’d been hoping for. And they’re high-waisted. Hallelujah!

I vastly prefer leggings that are cotton or mostly cotton, so next I ordered the Rachel Compact Cotton style. 88% cotton ain’t bad. I had ordered size large in the Jade style, and they fit well but a bit loosely, so I went with a medium for the Rachels. SO impressed, friends. I will say that they have a very, very slight sheen since there’s 12% spandex in the mix, but they are comfortable, well-made, warm, and durable.

Yes, they are technically “shaping” leggings. But let me tell you, if you order up a size, they just fit like comfy, high-waisted, non-shaping leggings. You can get sizes XS to XL Nordstrom and 6pm, but the Yummie home page carries several styles in 1X – 3X and Amazon carries several styles in plus sizes, too.

Anyone else tried this brand? Thoughts? If you’re on the hunt for comfy, high-waisted leggings, could these work for you?

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Timberland’s shoe care products.

I was a longtime Kiwi fan until I picked these up at a local Timberland store along with a pair of boots. The salespeople always push products like these, it seems, but sometimes that’s a good thing. I didn’t really understand what nubuck was at the time, but when I bought my Stratham Heights boots I knew I wanted them to stay in good shape. And I was told Renewbuck would help. And it DID. I’ve applied it to to all of my nubuck and suede shoes since. The company recommends a test patch, and I will say that the treatment darkened a pair of gray suede boots somewhat, so be prepared for that. Also this treatment won’t waterproof your suedes, and can’t do much for you if you regularly slog through enormous, muddy puddles. But you’ll no longer fear getting caught in a rainstorm or walking across a dewy lawn. The treatment keeps light moisture from seeping in too deeply.

I also bought that goofy shoe-shaped suede brush. Such a simple tool, but fabulous for keeping nubuck and suede nap looking clean and vibrant.

The Balm Proofer I bought later, having fallen in love with the Renewbuck. I will admit that I only wear a few pairs of my leather shoes out in the snow, so it’s a little harder to tell if this stuff is miraculous or not. I’m inclined to believe it will work better than cheapie drugstore options based on the results from the Renewbuck, but if I notice anything specific – bad or good – I’ll report back. The company says it’ll help protect against salt and oil stains … but I’d recommend spot cleaning if you see either!

Anyone else tried Timberland’s shoe care products? Thoughts or experiences to share? Other protectants to recommend?

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Lockhart Wrks.

A month or so ago, I was on the hunt for some matte gold or brass jewelry. Etsy is always my first stop for jewelry, so I tootled around in there a bit until I found Rebecca’s shop. And friends, if I had bales of money I would’ve bought every single piece. Really. Her design style is such a marvelous mix of edgy and delicate, tough and feminine, and the pieces are beautifully made. I know because I’ve ordered three so far, including the Ring & Brass Dagger earrings shown above. And I’m sure I’ll order more in time. Here are a few of her recent creations:

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Industrial Pendant Necklace with Black Spikes – $40

This is another of the pieces I bought, and I ADORE it. I upgraded to the 28″ chain so it hangs a bit lower than shown here, and it is just about my favorite piece of jewelry right now. Lightweight, eye-catching, badass, totally affordable.

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Arrow Drop Earrings – $35

I love that most Lockhart Wrks earrings are either available in multiple sizes or manageable lengths and shapes. These guys are 3.5″ which is on the long side, but not veering into shoulder-duster territory. Totally dig the mixed metals and turquoise accents.

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Triangle Bracelet with Burgundy Chain – $30

Yep. Burgundy chain. And such a simple, elegant design. Perfect for you minimalists out there.

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Large Double Dagger Earrings – $38

Pretty sure these will be my next purchase. They mirror the shape of the necklace, but have thoughtful, subtle differences like the tiny bit of chain and mottled spikes. Ach, I love these so much.

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Patinated Chevron Necklace – $38

This necklace is the perfect shape to fit into v-necked shirts and sweaters. Each pendant is totally unique, and Rebecca will email you a photo of the one she plans to send you beforehand so you can make sure you love it.

Hope you’ll take a look at Lockhart Wrks and maybe pick up a piece or two for yourself!

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