Things You’ve Been Looking For…

By: Jen Shoop

Photo above frankly has nothing to do with anything but it made me smile, so I used it. Happy Friday!

I often receive emails and direct messages asking for very specific items. Thought I’d share a few you have asked after recently…

CHIC ADVENT WREATH. This set of four lucite candlestick holders paired with these traditional advent candles. Not traditional, but I’m leaning toward this solution! This gold style is also a solid option (under $30).

ATTRACTIVE DOG BOWLS THAT AREN’T $$$$. This set is so chic.

SLEEK MENORAH. Love this marble one.

GREAT-SMELLING CANDLE THAT ISN’T $$$. Seda’s Japanese Quince.

PERSONALIZED KNIT HAT FOR A BABY. A girlfriend gave me one of these for Hill and it is one of my most treasured possessions. TBBC also has super cute ones.

RUNNING JACKET. Literally obsessed with this one by New Balance (on super sale). Thin but warm — incredible at regulating my temperature.

DAY PLANNER. I have been loving this undated planning pad for adding to-dos to tick off each day. Bonus: I’m a leftie, and there’s no binding to contend with.

MATERNITY LEGGINGS. These. Pricey but worth it. They hold their shape and never get saggy or threadbare despite infinite washings.

STAIN REMOVER. I get this question *a lot* because I am often seen wearing white denim/cropped trousers in Instastories. I have found the best treatment for a spot is hot water and a little bit of Palmolive dish soap, applied directly and as quickly as possible in a dabbing motion. As a back-up, less powerful but still quite good, Dreft Stain Spray.

TREE TOPPER. This star from ABC Home (I own this one!) or this star from Anthro.

MARY JANES FOR LITTLE GIRL. My favorite for years has been Elephantito. They are nice and sturdy for new walkers but I love the styling — laser cut eyelet trim and pearlescent button! Also come in great colors and feature a velcro fastener. Just the best and built to last. These are easily the kind of shoe you hand down to littler cousins, siblings, etc. I also bought this under-$20 pair for mini in gold to go with a specific outfit and though the quality is nowhere near Elephantito, I like that they are a kind of soft, bendable material (easy to slip onto the foot) and of course the scalloping is darling.

CARDIGANS FOR A LITTLE GIRL. I usually buy J. Crew’s Casey in navy and ivory/white each season when on sale (currently 50% off!). FYI – these run small. They are simple, a nice weight, unfussy, and the price is right. I have also bought ones from Jacadi that have more interesting details like scalloped trim and pom poms (mini has owned both of these styles), but they are pricier and I find more difficult to launder. The J. Crew style can be tossed into the laundry with no sweat!

UNDERWEAR ORGANIZER. This transformed my underwear drawer!

LAUNDRY DETERGENT. I’ve tried so many but continue to come back to Tide. Nothing else seems quite as effective.


Always feel free to email or message me. I love these kinds of recon missions!

P.S. More of what you might be shopping for here and here.

P.P.S. Stocking stuffers.

P.P.P.S. What are you reading? I can’t wait to catch up on this topic. Have a lot to say about what I’m reading and listening to.

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4 thoughts on “Things You’ve Been Looking For…

  1. Hi Jenn!

    Can you remind of the name of the leggings you recommended a few months ago… very inexpensive, on Amazon, and I believe you bought them in a lilac shade?? I cannot for the life of me remember the brand!! xo

  2. Oooh, as the person who originally messaged you about the Advent wreath, I am so intrigued by this gold Target option! You can’t beat that price – thank you!!! 🙂

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