Last weekend, I ran into Whole Foods for a few Sunday dinner essentials with my kids, who, of course, found the sample stand at the end of the frozen food aisle. That’s where we discovered these amazing ice cream sandwiches. When I say amazing, I mean, the best ice cream dessert I’ve ever had. iSwich Gourmet is a local (to us) company based in West Chester, PA. With flavor combinations like Lemon Blueberry, Raspberry Chocolate and my favorite, Chocolate Covered Pretzel with Salted Carmel (I can’t even …) there is something for everyone. We’re hosting a BBQ for Memorial Day this weekend, and I’m stocking up to share with our friends.
Given it’s just a few days before the official start of summer, it’s surprising that it’s freezing in many parts of the country. I spent the first half of the week in Ohio – it was freezing. My husband just called from Chicago – it’s freezing. Today in Philadephia, I found myself in this cashmere sweater and a pashmina because I was freezing. I love having a few sweaters out in the warmer months just for days like this. Equipment makes a substantial (i.e. not see through) sweater, that is soft and snuggly, perfect for a casual, chilly, rainy day.
Christine and I have spent this baseball season trekking our kids down to their field for multiple practices and games. The field has been soaked, even though there’s been little rain. I was wearing my slide on keds that I adore, but they were too lightweight to hold up to the mud. These adorable sneakers would have been perfect for those very long, early and messy mornings. I picked these up for the summer; baseball turns into tennis, but our wake-up call remains the same.
I had to make a return at Kohl’s this week and on my way out, I saw these ballet flats. I was intrigued by how much they look like our favorite AGL’s (Attilio Giusti Leombruni). I tried on the ‘Vanilla’ pair and was shocked by their comfort and style. I wore them around the shoe aisles, amazed that I had found a comparable and affordable alternative to the AGL ballet flat. For the sale price of $29.99 I will be happy to have them last through the summer. After I had come home, I did a bit of research. After reading reviews while skimming through other styles, it seems like we might have a new go-to discount brand on our hands.
We frequently refer clients to Stella and Dot for modern, reasonably priced jewelry. I came across this reversible stud while skimming the site’s Memorial Day Weekend sale items. While this stud is not part of the sale, $39 for two pairs of versatile, basic earrings is a sale in my book. Earrings start to look tired if you wear them on a regular basis, like a lot of us do. Treat yourself and refresh your day to day pair.
A skirt that can pull double duty at work and on the weekend, on sale, in a fresh print is a winner in my book. Keep this look classic with a black top and black mules or sandals or play with a bright color on the top or in the shoe for the weekend. The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is going on now so sizes won’t last long!