Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Valentine's Day Tablescape







Tabletop:
Tablecloth (mine is the color blush but that color seems to be sold out)// Placemats + Napkins

Home Stuff:
Ceiling light Fixture// Dining Chairs (fabric is perennials basketweave chalk)

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I hesitated to title this post 'Valentine's Day' as there is really nothing in this tablescape that makes it 'themey', but I did have Valentine's Day in mind when creating this tablescape! I can't believe we are almost to February! 

As a couple, over the years, my husband and I have instituted the tradition of not going out for actual Valentine's Day. We have had a comedy of errors over the years so no, we always choose to stay in and cook instead! 

I'm not quite sure what we will cook this year! Last year it was a lobster roll and filet with some sides. But we just did something similar for New Year's Eve, so I am thinking maybe scallops! We just love seafood!

We also usually go over to my parents for Valentine's Dinner. They have a tradition of making beef wellington and it's sooooo good! My grammie usually joins us, too, and it's such a nice evening! So we will probably do our own dinner Friday or Saturday before Valentine's Day and then go over to my parent's on the actual holiday which falls on a Monday this year! The Super Bowl is also that Sunday so it will be a lot of eating that entire weekend, hah!!! 

I always make sure to set our table beautifully. Not only do I find joy in setting a table, but I think sitting at a beautiful table while at home makes it feel more special and more occasional! 

Some items to note from this tablescape... 

I love this Wicker Vase it is such a great price for the quality. It's not lined, so I just used a glass vase and set it down inside of the wicker. 

The beautiful scalloped Placemats + Napkins are an Etsy find. The Etsy shop has absolutely gorgeous linens. So many unique prints, colors, and designs. I seriously want one of each! I chose the pattern that I did because I felt like I would get a lot of use out of it. It is navy-based so it will work with all of my blue and white, but there's quite a bit of red which I thought could be cool during the summertime with a red, white, and blue theme. And the pink, I think works for this time of year and Valentine's Day! 

I bought a more affordable light fixture for our dining area from Ballard Designs a year or two ago. It was fine but it just looked cheap to me. I finally decided to upgrade to the one I wanted in the first place (this Ceiling light Fixture). I should have just splurged in the first place. It would have saved the headache of installing and uninstalling the other one! Anyway, it looks SO much nicer than the Ballard Designs one. I am so pleased with it!! 


These Tea Light Holders are such a find. I bought them on a whim a few months ago with nothing particular in mind, but they're so neutral that they work with a lot. I do a lot with taper candles and this is a nice break from those but you could easily mix them in with tapers, too! 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tuckernuck Online Sample Sale

Tuckernuck Online Sample Sale

Today is the start of the Tuckernuck Sample Sale and it runs through 1/27 (that's this Thursday)! There will be over 1500 styles deeply discounted- up to 85% off!! 

I got in a few minutes early before 12 to shop and I have to say the sale is SO GOOD. Over 2000 items. However, things were selling out within seconds, so if you get in at noon, move swiftly! 

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Monday, January 24, 2022

Wish List


Hope you are all having a wonderful start to your week! Today I'm sharing some things that have caught my eye in the past week or two. We are kind of in that limbo period between winter and spring items from retailers, but I'm actually surprised to see so many cute things out right now. 

I'm already feeling over winter clothing. It'll be necessary here in Pittsburgh through March, though, so I need to work on that, haha!! 

But we are going to Charleston for my sister's bachelorette party at the end of February and then my husband is going to meet me down there after the weekend is over and we are going to spend the week there, just the two of us! I can't wait and am looking forward to at least a bit of warmer weather... basically anything above 20 degrees! So I've been looking for things for that trip!

Friday, January 21, 2022

Dick's Sporting Goods Favorites

Dick's Sporting Goods Favorites

I hopped on a Zoom call earlier this week with Dick's Sporting Goods which is a nationwide sporting goods store. It's based here in Pittsburgh so it is very well known here and where we shop for anything sports-related. I have several friends that work at the corporate office! 

On the Zoom call we were able to see all of that Dick's Sporting Goods has to offer! They carry Carrie Underwood's Brand, Calia, which is a favorite of mine for athletic clothes, but they also carry brands like Nike, Yeti, Adidas, and more! 

My husband is Dick's Sporting Goods obsessed as they have such a big golf selection. They have a one-hour curbside pickup which is amazing and something we have used often. Last winter we needed last-minute ski goggles and used this service and it could not have been more convenient! You truly pull right up to the curb and they bring your items right to your car!

I am sharing some of my favorite items that can be found via Dick's Sporting Goods. Some items of note... these Tennis Shoes are the best and what I have been wearing to Orange Theory. They have a ton of support but are also lightweight and very cushioned. They fit in the rower, too, which is a huge plus! 

I have several of these Sports Bra and they are great basics. I usually wear when working out or skiing. They're very comfortable!

We got this Yeti Cooler as a gift a few years ago and love it. Make sure to get the '18' size because that's the only one that fits a full size bottle of champagne (very necessary, ha!!). 

Thank you to Dick's Sporting Goods for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own!

Outfits Inspired by Bewitched




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I love the 1960s sitcom, Bewitched. Love. I get so much fashion inspiration from the main character, Samantha Stevens. The fictional character is played by Elizabeth Montgomery and I think she is just absolutely stunning. 

I watch all of the seasons constantly as I find myself wishing I had her wardrobe. I soooo badly wish I could interview the stylists for this show. I have SO many questions. I personally prefer the earlier seasons in terms of fashion. In the later seasons, some of the 70s fashions start to creep in which is a little less my personal preference. 

One thing I notice when I watch the show is that her outfits could fit in well in 2022. While not on-trend in 2022, many of her outfits are just so classic, elegant, and simple. She's often in skinny pants and a sweater top for her more casual outfits. Most of her daytime looks are simple but she always looks so polished with her hair done and makeup on! 

I decided to start screenshotting outfits that she wears that I love. Some of them are harder to recreate because they are gowns or beautiful dress and coat sets that they just don't seem to make anymore. But the more casual ones are pretty easy to replicate. 

So welcome to my Bewitched journey. Today I'm sharing two looks and I'll share others as I become inspired! 
This first outfit I didn't replicate exactly. She was wearing red skinny pants and a red turtleneck. That much red is not really me, but I was mostly inspired by the cream chunky knit cardigan. So I decided to do black as the base of the outfit and then top it off with this gorgeous Cardigan

She often wears her hair in a ponytail with a bow so, of course, I followed suit. I don't often wear my hair in a ponytail but this has inspired me to start!






This outfit was super easy to recreate. It is easily something I would have worn without even seeing Samantha Stevens in it.

This Mockneck Sweater comes in a ton of colors and I love the mock neck and roomy fit. It was under $50 and really nice for the price. 

I think the one thing I really like about looking at Bewitched for outfit inspiration is that I don't feel pressure to wear whatever is currently on-trend. There is nothing wrong with what is on-trend, It's just not my own personal taste so I can do my own thing. I feel so good about that! 

Now I really want a pavĂ© diamond heart necklace. She wears it every episode and I just love it! 

While I don't think these outfits are necessarily groundbreaking, it was fun to be able to truly recreate outfits that were worn 60 years ago!

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Lately

Cashmere Funnel Neck// Faux Fur Vest (sold out)
(What I wore out on Tuesday)


I hope you all have been having a great week so far! Can you believe we are almost done with January? Next week is that last full week! I feel like this winter is flying by, which is OK with me because I am ready for spring! 

We got a decent amount of snow here in Pittsburgh Sunday into Monday so that was fun. I always love when we get big snowfalls as long as we don't have to be out driving in it! I find it so cozy and peaceful. The following days after are not the most fun because it all turns to icky gray slush! 

It is supposed to be in the single digits and even in the negatives this weekend so I am bracing for the cold. Normally, I'd try not to leave the house but we do have dinner plans at one of our favorite restaurants which I am really excited about. I will just wear layers, ha!!

Sunglasses// Sweater (on major sale)

Wearing: I am in love with these Sunglasses.They are under $25. I haven't bought a designer pair of sunglasses in so long. I have found so many amazing pairs on Amazon. The lenses on this pair are really nice for the price and I love the caramel frames! 

Eating: If you are local to Pittsburgh, do not sleep on the Market District personal chicken pot pies. They were SO good. Worth every single calorie! 

Drinking: We went out for an impromptu dinner on Tuesday night to one of my favorite places and I had a Lychee martini. I had never had one before but oh my goodness it was fabulous. It was pretty sweet and I typically don't like sweet drinks, but something about this was just fresh and delicious tasting. A real treat for a Tuesday! 

Sale: Tuckernuck is having its annual online sample sale on January 25-27th. The sale will have over 1500 items up to 85% off. They're offering a VIP access period on January 25th from 9am-12pm EST. So if you want to shop it before everyone else, you can purchase a ticket. Otherwise, it starts at noon on the 25th and you'll be put in a virtual line (similar to the Lilly Pulitzer sale). I haven't seen a preview of what will be included, but I will be doing the VIP access so I'll be able to put together a big post with all that you need to know before shopping at noon on the 25th! I'll try to pull photos of things I already own and love so I can share as much sizing and quality info as I can!  Shipping will be $5 and all sales will be final. In a final sale situation, if you are between a size, I always suggest sizing up vs. down because you can always tailor it down to fit! Their sale was really good last year but just a warning, things sold out FAST so just be ready to get in line and be ready to act fast. If you miss out on something, remember, it is just a sale, and also remember that just because it is on sale, it doesn't mean you need it! Here's their sale FAQ page for more information! 

Sale II: Addison Bay is one of my favorite resources for athletic clothes and their biggest sale of the year is happening this morning starting at 10AM ET through Friday, January 21. So many 2021 styles will be discounted 50-80% off! 

Watching:
A new season of Summer House started on Monday night. We love watching this show. I used to watch a ton of reality TV and now this is one of the very few I have been watching over the past few years! It's on Bravo. So entertaining! We actually never watched Winter House so we are going to start that, too. We have been low on shows lately and haven't been watching much TV! 

Loving: Am I nuts or are these cute? I can't decide if I think they're awful or amazing? Part of me is leaning towards amazing.
Wanting: Ok how fantastic is this huge leather tote. It's so stunning. WANT! And this navy bag? Wow. 

Pittsburgh: We got about half a foot of snow on Sunday into Monday. I read this local news article of a boy's wrestling team shoveling elderly and disabled people in their community and it warmed my heart. In a weird day, it seemed 'old school' in that I feel like that sense of community and stewardship is missing in today's world! It was nice to see a group of young people setting a good example for others. 

Donating: Every month I pick a random animal shelter around Pittsburgh to donate to. There are so many and this month I found Senior Hearts which is a non-profit that focuses on rescuing senior dogs and getting them adopted. It breaks my heart to think about a senior dog not having a loving home. I remember Mac when he was getting older and I just can't even think of him having been in a shelter in his last few years. 

Quoting: See more of my favorites, here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The Best Eyelash Curler

The Best Eyelash Curler Shiseido Review

For about a year, I have been using this Revlon eyelash curler. It was only $5 and works just fine. I have long eyelashes, but they're naturally very straight so an eyelash curler is really a necessity for me! I have been hearing amazing things about this Curler for so many years. It has a cult following. It's $22. Considering the mascara I love and use is $27, I don't know why, but I have always thought a $22 eyelash curler just seemed so expensive. But I finally caved and ordered it. 

You guys. It's worth every penny and then some. It works SO MUCH better than the Revlon one. I only wish I had gotten it sooner. It really lifts the eyelashes from the root and I feel like the shape works so much better around the contour of my eye. 

The Best Eyelash Curler Shiseido Review

This is a really awkward screenshot from a video, but I feel like you can really tell in a video freeze frame vs. an actual selfie photo because I'm being expressive mid-sentence, here and not posing. See how my eyelashes are so lifted? I think it makes me look a little more youthful, too, as I feel like it opens up my eyes a bit more. 

I could not recommend a product more. I have been using this for about a month and it's one of the best beauty products I have ever used. I now fully understand the rave reviews! 

Also to note, I did see the curler available via Amazon but I was wary to order from there because I read several reviews on Amazon saying it is fake. So I made sure to order from Bloomingdale's to make sure I was getting the real thing! Just wanted to make sure I mentioned that so you all get the real deal, too!

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Pajamas I Am Loving Lately

Heart Pajama Set (100% cotton, will shrink in dryer, size up)// Slippers

In college, I used to live by this phrase 'dress well, test well'. For the most part, it really was true. I would always dress up for tests and I really think it helped me succeed. When it comes to pajamas, I love wearing sets. I just feel more put together and less sloppy and it has become a personal preference of mine over the years. There isn't a single night that I don't go to bed where my pajamas aren't matching. Sometimes I even go as far as to steam them. I know that probably sounds a little nutty, but it's the little things for me! The other night, while I was brushing my teeth, I thought of the phrase 'dress well, rest well'... HA! It cracked me up, but really, for me, it could not be truer. 

Anyway, I thought I would round up some of my favorite pajama sets for those who also love a good jammie set! During the winter months, I especially spend more time in my pajamas as I am typically inside my home more. 

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Monday, January 17, 2022

Amazon Home Finds

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Acrylic Easel (this is the 10.5")


Sometimes, I feel like I am placing an order via Amazon every other day. Mostly for basics, but I do find quite a bit of wonderful home items from time to time. I walked around my home and snapped some photos of some items that I have gotten via Amazon that are worth sharing! 

Do you have a plate or a larger frame that you want to display but aren't really sure how to do that on a tabletop? This acrylic easel makes it so easy! In theory, it seems modern/looks modern, but if you put something traditional looking on it, it kind of just blends into the decor and doesn't stand out at all! 

Amazon Home Finds

I am sharing this one because if they are on my instastories, I always get asked about them! They're nice, nothing crazy, they are just faux moss balls but I do think they add some nice color to my neutral coffee table! 

Amazon Home Finds
Coasters (also love these)

I love all things Caspari. They have the most beautiful colors and prints! These coasters are a favorite of mine but there are all sorts of prints to choose from. They also have such fun holiday stuff! 

Amazon Home Finds
I saw a similar floor lamp via Ballard Designs for $400. This one is under $100 and I think it looks so nice! 

Amazon Home Finds
Candles (my exact color sold out) 

I love getting all sorts of different colored candles and different shapes of candles on Amazon. They have so many good options and I think that changing up simple white taper candles can make for a nice tablescape! 

Amazon Home Finds

I got this little planter from an antique shop or something like that a very long time ago- I can't really even remember where it is from! I don't like fake boxwood but I love the preserved boxwood- it truly looks alive and real, it's crazy! These balls are so nice and substantial and a great substitute for a floral arrangement. 
Amazon Home Finds

I loved this decorative jar because it's slightly different than a classic ginger jar. It seems a little more unique and not as 'in your face' blue and white'. 

Amazon Home Finds
These are adhesive plate hangers and how I hang plates on the wall! It's SO easy as long as you follow the directions! 
Amazon Home Finds

I get so many of my favorite coffee table books via Amazon. These are just a few that I love but you can see another post I have done on coffee table books, here. I think coffee table books make for the best gift. There's a book on a topic for everyone and you can never have too many! A fun idea for a wedding gift is to give the couple a book of the location they are going to for their honeymoon! Someone moving away? A book from the town that they are leaving is the perfect thing! 

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Saturday Shopping

Friday, January 14, 2022

The Best Straight Leg Corduroys




It has been pretty cold outside lately, so inside outfits shots it is!! I love this outfit for winter because it feels fresh and 'light', almost like it is spring, but the fabrics and the fabric weights of the outfit are most definitely winter-friendly! 

I specifically wanted to highlight these Cream Corduroys. They also come in brown and navy blue.  I have brown as well and wear those a lot. They are high-waisted and are comfortable and feel 'modern'. They run true to size. The corduroy fabric is thick and overall, they are so well made! 

Sunglasses// Brown Corduroys
Flats 
(use code SARAHFLINT-SYDNEY50 for $50 first time customers)
Sweater (on sale)// Turtleneck (on sale)

You can see I'm wearing the Brown Corduroys here. I brought them with us on our little getaway back in November! The brown is the prettiest deep caramel shade that pairs really well with other browns. I also think these look so good with a crisp white button-down! 


This year I am really going to focus on sharing multiple outfits styling one piece of clothing. It won't happen every single time I share an outfit, but that's my goal with every outfit post. I think when buying something or even considering a purchase, it's important to think up different ways you can style things so you can rewear things over and over! A little hypocritical coming from me when my job is to constantly style new things, I know, but I wanted you to get my thinking behind that!

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Lately

Cashmere Tee (sold out)// Cashmere Pants

This week was relatively 'boring' for lack of a better word!! Not much to report. I have been working, working out, going on walks, hanging out with my husband and that's basically it! Not that I'm complaining, I like a good routine week! 

This weekend we have dinner plans at a restaurant I have never been to before and lunch plans at one of my favorite spots so I am excited! My husband is going to make (the most incredible) chili for Sunday's Steeler game! So basically our entire weekend will be revolving around food, ha!!! 

I've been working some more on getting my sister's bachelorette party in order. It's next month and I'm so excited. There will be 15 girls going on the trip, so it's going to be quite the adventure, ha!! 

Wearing: I didn't dress up too much this week. It was really cold Monday and Tuesday so I mostly kept cozy in these Cashmere Pants. They have become a staple for me lately!! 

Drinking: Have you guys tried the brand of drinks called Celsius? My sister told me about them. They are sparkling water energy drinks but usually only around 10 calories. They also contain vitamins and minerals. I got a few flavors to try. I haven't tried them yet but will share what I think when I do!  

Sale: This Jamey Cashmere sweater is a wardrobe staple for me. I have it in several colors and wear it weekly. The quality is top-notch. I cannot believe the sale prices of some of these colors!!! It runs true to size! 
Sale II: The Talbots sale is SO good. You get an extra 50% off items and with that discount they become such a steal, it's kind of crazy! I ordered these cotton lounge shorts to wear in the summer months and I did not buy this because I have too many sherpas, but I LOVE this one. It's gorgeous and under $50 after the discount- such a steal! 

Watching:
HBO Max has a 20th Anniversary Harry Potter Special called "Return to Hogwarts" and as a big Harry Potter fan, I absolutely loved it. I wanted more!! They interview the cast and the entire thing all just felt really raw and candid. I really felt their emotions, so much so, I even cried!!! 

Listening: I'm very into my Winter 2022 playlist. It has so many good ones and is very upbeat/feel good! 

Loving: I forgot to bring my planters in before the freeze and some of them have cracked which is so annoying of me because I knew that this would happen! Last year, I had such trouble finding planters so I came across this one at Target (saw it in person) and I love it! it's affordable and pretty and will house my basil nicely this summer! I snagged it now while it's in stock and available and will tuck it away in my warm basement until summer! I also really liked this one
Loving II: I just ordered this lip balm- it looks a lot darker in the tube than it is, but I am loving it. It reminds me of the Dior lip glow but for a fraction of the price. This is 'Dolly Fever' and is just a great everyday color! 
Wanting: This gorgeous cable knit sweater feels very Cameron Diaz in The Holiday! I'm so excited about the Lake Pajamas x Schumacher collaboration. I love this set. I hope they do more prints in the future!! 

Pittsburgh: It's Pittsburgh restaurant week and I can't say I'm too impressed with the offerings this year! We didn't make a single reservation for restaurant week anywhere! 

Quoting: 'Imagine what's possible once you stop doubting yourself.' // See more of my favorites, here.
 

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