November Favorites: Lifestyle.

november favorites I howsweeteats.com

Here’s a peek at all of the things I was loving in November, albeit a little late! I’ll have some baby favorites coming soon over on the baby page!

Target Loafer Mules. I am still wearing these NONSTOP. I still think they are ugly as sin. But I weirdly get a ton of compliments on them when I wear them out. I have seriously lived in them. Dressed up and down. It’s awesome to have something so warm to quickly slip on right now. Sort of makes me want the million dollar Gucci version but um… probably not. However, I do think I need a backup pair of these! I’m wearing them out.

And! These Velvet Driving Slippers. I mentioned these in my gift guide and I’m obsessed. I live in these when I’m indoors and they are seriously better than my Ugg slippers!

Halogen Cashmere Cardigan. I bought this at the Nordstrom anniversary sale in anticipation of wearing tons of cardigans this winter for nursing purposes. It’s my first cashmere thing ever. I LOVE IT. I have been so excited to wear it since July… and I ended up not being able to wear it until recently since it stayed so warm. It’s super comfortable, soft and cozy. Funny (but not) story: Max somehow got silly putty on mine. I died. I was pretty much crying. I tried everything. It won’t come out. Do you know how much I love this? I ended up REBUYING it. That says a lot.

Dave Barnes A Very Merry Christmas Album. This has been my go-to the last two weeks. Just can’t beat it! Here’s one of my favorite holiday playslists too.

Elin Hilderbrand’s Winter Street Series. So I read the final book last month BUT with how much I’ve been up in the middle of the night, I wanted something that wasn’t Instagram or the internet to look at on my phone. I ended up starting the Winter Street series from the beginning again and gosh, I love it so much. I really wanted something Christmas-y to read and am so sad this series is over! 

Nest Birchwood Pine Candle. Already have been burning my FAVORITE winter candle since Thanksgiving. Nothing beats this scent at Christmastime!

Amazon Echo Show. We’ve only had this since Black Friday, but it is easily a favorite. We are all obsessed with it, even Max. Hearing him ask Alexa about the weather, his favorite movies and songs is absolutely hilarious. Thanks so much for all of your suggestions on what to do with it!

Free People Sweet Streets Hoodie. These next two items are things I probably wouldn’t have bought if I hadn’t been nine months pregnant, but I love them. I bought this hoodie because I thought it might be nice to have a semi-fancy (haha! whatever, right?) hoodie right after giving birth instead of dressing like a slob for three weeks. Um, I have been living in this. It is SO cute with leggings! And those hideous loafers up there. Side note: like most Free People stuff, it runs HUGE.

Free People Ottoman Slouchy Tunic. This is another sweater that I grabbed in September in anticipation of these chilly postpartum months. Again, obsessed! It is so cozy, comfortable, soft and looks super cute. Again, runs gigantic.

Nespresso Snowball Espresso Pods. This is one of the 2017 limited edition flavors and I’m OBSESSED. It’s vanilla coconut, so basically was made for me.

Williams Sonoma Classic Hot Chocolate. I love to make my own hot chocolate but at this stage of life, throwing a few scoops of this into hot milk is a life saver. Just introduced Max to it over the weekend and he loves it. I also really love to gift this at Christmas!

Trader Joe’s Just Coconut Chunks. I can’t even tell you how excited I was to find this frozen coconut. I’ve used the coconut meat in acai and pitaya bowls for ages and you guys always ask where to find it. I find mine at Whole Foods but it’s so pricey and it’s hit or miss. So now that TJ’s has it, I’m thrilled!

Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp. I bought one of these (actually the only thing I bought on Prime Day) after my SIL said it was awesome in my neice’s nursery for nursing at night. Oh my gosh, this has been so wonderful. Honestly, I don’t care about the benefits it might or might not have, but it’s in our room right now and gives the best glow in the middle of the night. It’s not too bright, it’s just this lovely warm glow. I can even turn it on without waking up Emilia in the bassinet. Adore it! I ended up buying a second one so once she is in her own room, there can be one in there and one in our room. Max is also asking for one. Ha!

[none of this is sponsored, just like to talk about things that I discover and love over the month. i purchased everything myself unless it was a gift from a family member or friend. tell me your faves! there may be a few affiliate links above. xoxoxo.]