With Style and a Little Grace: January Favorites + A Few House Updates

January Favorites + A Few House Updates

January was pretty dreary if I am being honest. I always start it with such grandiose plans and by the end I am just so ready to start February. We haven't really had much going on and I have had the hardest time pushing myself to start a new healthy routine. I finally got back into it last week and although I am sore all over - I have more energy than I had all month. Henry and I are so excited to kick off the Mardi Gras season this weekend and I think we are both looking forward to having some fun upcoming events on the calendar. Although my January was dreary, I did find some great new favorites.

Laura Mercier Body Creme - I am OBSESSED with every single one of these scents and I have been using them sparingly to make them last. My Aunt gave me a pack of the miniatures for Christmas and the creme is so rich and the smells are amazing. I think I have decided on getting the large Creme Brûlée one but I want them all. 

Loreal Elnett Hairspray Strong Hold - I have never really cared that much about hairspray - looking back probably because I have never used one that actually worked. This stuff actually makes my hair stay most of the day. 

Pureology Pure Volume Instant Levitation Mist - This one was a recommendation from my hair stylist - oh yeah by the way I chopped my hair again. I spray it on my hair wet and I see a noticeable difference to the volume of my hair. 

Maybelline Brow Drama in Soft Brown - This one is so good for easy brows during the week. I just literally swipe it on and go. Great when you are in a hurry and not looking for a super dramatic brow.

Josie Maran Argan Oil - This one is an old favorite I am revisiting. I was reading an interview Mandy Moore did (because I am obsessed with This Is Us + her skin is amazing) and she says she uses it every single night. I was missing it in my skincare routine so I purchased the 50 mL bottle. My skin feels amazing and I literally use it all over my face before bed. 

Sally Hansen All Fired Up - This one was inspired by Stassi's current nail color in the last few episodes of Vanderpump. This is the most perfect Orange/Red and I think it is a great pop of color for February/March. Also can we just talk about how great the formula is for these polishes. 

Forever 21 Hooded Parka - I bought this jacket as a test run. I really want to get a Barbour jacket this year and thought it would be a great idea to get something somewhat similar ( for a lot less $$) and see how often I wear it. I have worn this adorable jacket almost daily. It is the perfect amount of jacket for the weather in Mobile. I am 100% sold on purchasing a Barbour Beadnell now. 

UGG Dakota Slipper - Henry gave me these as a Christmas gift and I have worn them every single day. It is like walking on clouds and I will never buy any other house shoe/slipper again. UGG's are hands down the most comfortable shoes on the planet. I really want these short booties next. 

A Little Peak at the Kitchen - We are hoping to paint the cabinets soon/change all hardware. We will also be changing out the granite and backsplash. 

A Corner in our Living Room - found this watercolor at Goodwill for $5 and feel like it was a major win. I may reframe it down the line. 

Constantly working on styling these shelves. 

What Did I Read this Month: In A Dark Dark Wood - highly recommend this book and this author. I couldn't put it down-super easy and creepy read. I just started The Woman in Cabin 10 by the same author. 

What Am I Watching: Vanderpump, Summer House - honestly can't get enough of those two, just finished The Crown, This is Us, New Girl, Ladies Of London, and HGTV

Most Recent Purchase: This top for Spring that I can't wait to wear. 

On My Radar: I think I want a pair of the mom jeans that everyone is sporting - anyone else? 

Happy Tuesday Everyone and thank you so much for reading! 


  1. I just started The Woman in Cabin 10 by the same author.


  2. Josie Maran Argan oil is absolutely my favorite. It has such a rich fragrance that instantly relaxes you. Oh and yes please paint the kitchen oak brown for a wintery feel.