Everyone’s got their things that they are just downright obsessed with and I thought I’d share a few of mine. Here are 5 items that are definitely On My Radar at the moment. Enjoy!
1. IKEA 2014 Catalog
The IKEA catalog is always a welcome Swedish surprise when it arrives in the mail. It can provide hours of entertainment and inspiration. They have it all–whether you’re looking to buy a $10 coffee table or in the market to redo your kitchen in true minimalist style, the IKEA catalog is a savvy shopper’s best friend. (Extra tidbit: This green velvet sofa is amazing)
2. FEED for Target
I own a decent number of chambray shirts in all sorts of washes from all sorts of brands but this FEED for Target chambray shirt is absolutely amazing. It’s so soft and broken-in that it feels like I’ve owned it for years and the wash is a perfect worn-in, wear-with-everything indigo. All that aside, I would have bought it for the charitable aspect alone. FEED and Target say that the purchase of this piece goes toward feeding 20 children and families across America, and with that number sewn into the construction, it’s the most guilt-free garment I own. Oh, and it’s only $25.
3. UO No-Show Socks
No-show socks are an absolute necessity these days if you want to go sockless without ruining your shoes. These Urban Outfitters exclusives are thick enough to protect your feet from getting chewed up and spit out by your vintage loafers and low profile enough to stay hidden no matter what shoe silhouette you choose. They have tight elastic trimming and rubber grippers on the inner heel to keep them from shifting for all day wear. Socks are my one true style love and these my friends, take the cake. (similar here)
4. Caudalie Hand & Nail Cream
My wife knows I’m all about wine, and even though that’s not why she bought me this little tube of moisturizing magic, she did good with this gift. Born in Bordeaux, France, this grape seed oil based moisturizer is full of polyphenols which helps fight dryness and wrinkles. Add in a little orange pulp and some shea butter and you have got one amazing hand cream (and it’s good for your nails so that’s always nice too). Just $10 for 30ml at J.Crew or visit their website here.
5. Stafford Prep Swim Trunks
Now JC Penney isn’t usually the first place I go to when I need a new pair of swim trunks but this classically preppy striped pair is something I am all about. I’ve worn them sunbathing and most recently wore them on a fishing trip in Durango, Colorado and I could not have asked for a better trunk. Over the past few months I have made multiple trips into JCP and have always left pleasantly surprised. I cannot rave about these enough and at the low price of $15, they are most definitely worth singing the praises of.