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The January Edit


We packed away our Christmas decorations over the weekend, and although I was a little sad to see them go, being in our clean space yesterday evening quickly lifted my mood! True to the fresh start of a new year, I’m feeling inspired by all things simple, light, and cheerful right now. While these monthly Edit posts sometimes feel a little random when I sit down to pull things for them, it’s interesting to see how quickly different themes emerge. Cool-toned pastels, sweetly subtle details (hello, scalloped edges!), classic basics, and simple reminders of my goals all came together pretty effortlessly this month–in fact, it might be the one I’ve finished the fastest!

January Edit

1. The pretty sage shade of this $50 mockneck sweater feels just right for this time of year–fresh and optimistic, without feeling like a spring top. (Not feeling the green? It comes in a bunch of other colors as well.)

2. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this daisy engraved necklace since Mycah posted about Everyday Heirloom. The engraving on every piece is hand-drawn by one of only eight master penman in the world–and the youngest by decades. The vintage botanicals collection is phasing out this year, but my fingers are crossed it’s not before I can save up for this gorgeous necklace, featuring my April birth flower.

3. I haven’t worn a watch regularly in a few years, but I suspect that is all about to change, thanks to this delicate gold watch that MVMT sent me for an upcoming collaboration. I was sold by the description, which read, “Inspired by the classic style of New York…” Yes please!

4. We aren’t doing a Whole30 this month, but I am incorporating some healthier meals into our rotation to balance out all the holiday treats we splurged on last month. I’ve heard great things about the The Defined Dish cookbook, including that many of the recipes are crowd-pleasers for the whole family, kids included.

5. After a few months of pumpkin and then evergreen-scented candles, I quickly fall out of the delightful ritual of lighting a candle when we’re relaxing downstairs. In an effort to keep it going, I have my eye on this non-toxic beeswax candle in honey lavender.

6. These minimalist Scripture cards, all centered around prayer, would be perfect for tucking around the house as a frequent reminder to lift our needs to the Lord.

7. My jeans all fall solidly in the medium/medium-dark-wash category, but these light-wash jeans, complete with a flattering high rise and cropped length, might convince me to slip outside of my denim comfort zone.

8. I’d love to pair these daisy stud earrings with sweaters to add a little hint of spring to the upcoming gloomy, chilly days.

9. Cold weather and dry indoor air parch my skin this time of year, so I start reaching for this hydrating face mask a few times a week. You can also keep it on overnight as a heavy-duty moisturizer.

10. How sweet is this scalloped pot? It’s just the right size to nestle onto a bookshelf or set on your desk, bringing a cheery pop of greenery to your space.

11. Okay, this scalloped end table is $$$, so join me in crossing my fingers that lower-priced retailers will find inspiration in it over the coming months ;) I love a piece that has personality, but doesn’t dominate the room.

12. One of my 2020 mini goals (under the “delight in hobbies” goal) is to enjoy setting the table for dinner more often. These floral melamine plates would transition that goal seamlessly into the warmer months when we frequently eat on the porch, as well as hold up well to our littlest diners.

13. We’ve noticed our pots and pans are looking a little worse for the wear, so we have our eye on this beautiful, non-toxic cookware set, which comes in a few different colors and is allegedly a dream to clean. Opting for the set saves $100 and gets you a few handy storage solutions as well.

14. For the weeks ahead spent indoors, get inspired to reach for playing cards by picking up a set as charming as this one.

Just for fun, let me know your top three favorite things on this board! I’m going to go green sweater, daisy necklace, and cookware :)






  1. Christianne says:

    Scalloped planter, green melamine plates, and the watch!

    I, too, was a little sad to pack away Christmas yesterday, but my husband consoled me by hanging some pictures above the couch (finally!) Took inspiration from your gallery wall in your old house and hung the white San Damiano cross from House of Joppa among the pictures and I’m loving the look!

  2. Em says:

    Well, based on the tabs I opened, I’d say the jeans, daisy studs, scalloped pot, and melamine plates were most intriguing to me! :)

  3. Dana says:

    Loooove that green sweater! I also just bought a pair of light wash denim from Madewell for $22!

  4. Brooke says:

    I saw that scalloped end table in the Serena & Lilly catalog and loved it, too! Let us know if you find an inspired, cheaper version! : )

  5. Liz LoSurdo says:

    Watch, cookbook and cookware! :o)

  6. I have been on SUCH a green kick lately, too – and anything and everything scalloped and rattan, of course!

  7. […] In case you too had your eye on the green mockneck sweater in the January Edit, but didn’t find your size in stock when I posted it, just a PSA that at the time I’m […]

  8. […] mockneck sweater: If this sweater looks familiar, it’s because I bought it right off of the January Edit! This soft, machine-washable mockneck comes in a bunch of beautiful colors and is so comfortable. […]


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