The Link Up: The $17 Dress Birdie Won’t Take Off, The BEST “Lip Balm” Jess Has Ever Tried, and Our New Go-To Mules

We hope that you all had a good week, that your weekend has felt as calm as this living room looks and the week ahead will be the good kind of spooky:) Let’s get to this week’s links because we are really excited about them…

This week’s house tour is an Australian beaut! The talented ladies of Three Birds Renovations are in the process of revealing their 12th house reno and there are a ton of special details to check out. We highly suggest following along for the rest of the reveals!

From Emily: The NEW halloween soundtrack that we have on repeat…Dbone (Derik) is a great friend of mine and it seems about time that we had a new soundtrack for this holiday. His album is like an updated Monster Mash, with that vibe that is upbeat but spooky. If you are decorating this weekend or need some festive music for next weekend give it a listen.

Also From Emily: Birdie loves anything with sparkles or unicorns, so for her birthday we got her this dress and this jacket and it’s all she’ll wear now.

From Mallory: This peel and stick wallpaper is SO CUTE and is the brainchild of the Black Home and Verna Fogg. We personally LOVE peel and stick anytime & this one is very high end. I’m a big fan of the black and white but it also comes in gold which is also great. Check it out!

Also from Mallory: I know what I’m getting my friends and family for Christmas. And yes, I’m already in the holiday mood, and yes I have started listening to some Christmas music… don’t @ me. But more importantly, I linked this in a previous link up as my favorite new chapstick/lipstick/blush/eyeshadow (it’s Sara’s fav too). The brand is so cool and gender-neutral so it is truly for everyone. Plus they just came out with a new color that’s cute and subtle that I’m also obsessed with. Next on my list is to try out this red color (bc who doesn’t love a red lip) and then I’ll report back on how it is.

If you are looking for some design eye candy with some a few fun reno tips, this article from Domino interviews, EHD favorite, Amy Kehoe and Todd Nickey. They have impeccable style and if you needed another example showing off this week’s trend post look no further.

From Malcolm: Hilton Carter has been highlighted a couple times here on the blog, but let me tell you… I ordered his book “Wild Interiors” a few weeks ago, and whenever I have a free second, I find myself ogling over it. Literally. Every single page is filled with photos of the most beautifully green homes, along with tips and tricks on how to keep specific plants alive (which I desperately need). He’s also a local creative (for me, living in DC), and is currently in the process of renovating a home that will be uniquely catered to plants. Give him a follow! Do it, I say!

From Caitlin: When I was buying a sweater from ABLE for last week’s cardigan roundup, I also slipped these mules into my cart and OMG I love them!!! I was not ready for the snakeskin trend last year (remember when Em did a whole post about it?) but these look so cute with all the pants I’ve tried them with (mint wide legs, jeans, black crops, etc.) and they also make my ankles look AWESOME, which is something I did not know was possible and have literally never noticed before with any pair of shoes. I wore them to pick up a bunch of tile samples from the office earlier this week which involved carrying heavy boxes down two flights of stairs and they were comfortable and secure the WHOLE TIME (very impressive!) so now I just need to spread the good word. They are on sale right now for $70 (and they also come in cheetah print and in regular leather, if those are more your style) and I JUST REALLY WANT EVERYONE TO TRY THEM.

Also From Caitlin: IDK if anyone here has ever used Rinse — they pick up your laundry and return it all clean and folded — but I just got a $30 coupon in my email and figured I’d share the wealth. I don’t use Rinse super frequently and TBH I haven’t at all since I started working from home, but they’ve saved my life a few times when I was really overwhelmed and didn’t have time to get to my laundromat. $30 goes pretty far with them and it’s worth treating yourself as we head into a super dark and depressing indoor winter! Plus, the bags that they give you are actually super nice (I use them to haul my own laundry to the laundromat, hah) so if you’re in one of their service areas and wanna test it out, it does have my “worth an occasional splurge” stamp of approval!

From Jess: I tend to hoard my Sephora points. I just like knowing I could maybe get something exciting that would require my whole loot someday. But about a month ago I decided to “splurge” 100 points (I think) and get the sample size of SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil. I had heard so many good reviews about the company (mainly from my coworkers) and thought I would sample this “not cheap” oil and see for myself. And sadly for my wallet (after the sample goes), I will absolutely be buying the real deal. It makes my skin feel great and truly makes my skin glow (instead of its normal dull sheen). I want my walls flat… not my face. I also highly recommend it because it’s doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin!

Also From Jess: Never in my life did I think I would be personally recommending nipple cream to the whole internet but here I am. Yes, you read that right and no I am not pregnant. After my cousin did a ton of research on the best hydrating lip balms, nipple cream kept coming up! (due to the magical powers of lanolin). So when I safely went to visit my cousin for my vacation this year, with the driest and most cracked lips I’d had in a long time, we headed to the drug store to pick up this nipple cream made of 100% all-natural lanolin. I can’t even begin to tell you how wonderful it felt on my lips and how quickly they started to heal. It was amazing! Now I know that carrying around nipple cream may not be everyone’s idea of a good time, so this lip balm is in very cute packaging and also has lanolin in it.

And now for your quick roundup of the best 10 sales this weekend…

  1. Target is running a BOGO 50% off on select Halloween items with guaranteed delivery by 10/30. (If you need a pick-me-up, take at all these pets modeling costumes. SO CUTE.)
  2. Take up to 50% off best-sellers and 25% off everything else at Madewell with code SNEAKPEEK. (We all own these wide-leg pants in different colors – they look awesome on all of us – and we also all love the fit of this style of jean.)
  3. Grab discounted KitchenAid appliances and accessories over at Wayfair this week.
  4. Buy any 3 mascaras at Nordstrom and get the lowest-priced one free. (Also, you can grab a $10 promo code if you schedule an in-store pickup for any item.)
  5. Take an extra 40% off sale items at Anthropologie. (We love this long-sleeved saffron blouse.)
  6. Serena & Lily is offering 20% off site-wide with code LOVEHOME. (According to our data, this is one of your all-time favorite coffee tables.)
  7. There’s a buy more, save more event at J. Crew Factory right now – 20% off 2 items, 30% off 3 items, and 40% off 4 items with code SAVEMORE. (Plus, take up to 60% off kids’ holiday styles. How cute is this girls’ tartan dress?)
  8. Grab up to 25% off lighting at Pottery Barn. (This chandelier is very Parisian art deco!)
  9. Save 20% on upholstery and custom orders at Jayson Home.
  10. Hanna Andersson is offering up to 50% off kids’ and baby apparel and up to 40% off everything else. (These striped pajamas – as seen on Emily – are included!)

Thanks for another great week on the blog and be sure to come back tomorrow for A VERY exciting post we have been dying to share with you all!! xx

Opening Image Credits: Design by Three Birds Renovations

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