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Week in Review: J.Crew, ThredUp, Beauty & Sale Picks!

Here’s what we’ve been up to over the past week…

I finally unpacked from my recent island adventure, and was happy to find the weather at home has remained hot with plenty of sunshine. I’ve enjoyed wearing bright colors and floaty fabrics (like this J.Crew x Liberty of London Skirt from Poshmark* + this GiGi New York Uber Clutch) – trying to make the most of it as I know fall is just around the corner! Come Sunday night, I was ready to relax, so treated myself to a mini at-home facial (using Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm) and a spoonful (ok, handful) of sugar!

*Sign up for Poshmark with code HMFGA to save $5: https://bnc.lt/m/EUh0zrMaFv.


We had guests (ok, my parents) in town last weekend. Each time we host guests I ask myself, “Why haven’t we updated the guest room yet?” It has a ton of potential, we just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Here’s one of the guest room photos I snapped at the Artisan Home Tour earlier this summer. It’s filed away in my “Inspiration” folder, but hoping to make certain elements a reality soon!  How do you feel about the wallpaper?

I don’t know about you, but when I got the email notice that Glossier was restocked (mid-July) I jumped on restocking my own supply. I admit I was skeptical at first, but I’ve quickly become a huge fan of Glossier* beauty + skincare products. I wear boy brow + generation g lipstick (in jam) on the daily. Also, loving the new balmdotcom flavors. I thought “one was enough,” but boy was I wrong!

*New to Glossier? Take 10% off your first order via this link: https://www.glossier.com/reps/martha.


On Friday I had the opportunity to try ItsByU DIY flower kits. From flower crowns to centerpieces, bouquets to boutonnieres, their kits are fun and functional – not to mention a big money saver for a DIY bride or party planner! The founders take you through all the steps via video, and it’s actually simpler than it looks! Check out their full lineup of flower kits here: http://itsbyu.com/.

I also had the chance to test-drive some new products from The Body Shop. More than just pretty and pink, all products shown here are packed with moisturizing benefits – even the lip + cheek stains provide 12hrs of hydration! Check ’em out at TheBodyShop. Pro tip: Sign up for their email list to receive 15% off your first order. 


I finally made some closet clean-out progress! Last week, I signed up for a ThredUp Clean Out Kit (after reading about it in Inc. magazine). It showed up in the mail, and I promptly started stuffing the bag with like-new clothing and accessories that just don’t suit me anymore. Once ThredUp has a chance to process my items, they’ll provide a payout and donate any unaccepted items to a worthy cause!

If you’re interested in checking out the gently used items in their inventory (there’s TONS of J.Crew pieces), you can take $10 off your first order by visiting: http://www.thredup.com/r/TXY5I3.


So, I didn’t just clean out my closet via ThredUp. Full disclosure: I did some shopping, too. With over 8,000 like-new J.Crew items, I had to take a peek. Right? Turns out, I [almost] found this cotton + linen J.Crew blouse (from March 2007) I’ve been searching for! This is the Factory version, but it should do the trick. If you’ve been searching for specific J.Crew pieces from previous seasons, I suggest checking out the selection on ThredUp. In addition to this, I scored some long-lost sweater jackets and a suiting collection dress for just $8!


Ok, ok, my online shopping spree didn’t stop there. I got an email about Tuckernuck’s “Best Sale Yet” and I couldn’t resist clicking through. I found tons of fantastic blue + white items – drawn to summery tops and dresses in particular. While I didn’t pull the trigger on any of these, I’m still tempted…

Did you shop the Tuckernuck Sale yet? If you do, check out the Ultimate Guide to Saint James, too. While not on sale (does it ever go on sale?), the information presented is SUPER helpful!

Last but not least, our season-favorite, J.Crew x Ratti Into The Wild print pieces are on major sale! Scroll back through our Instagram feed to see how we styled this print 5 ways over the course of 5 days. Moral of the story? We’re really into this print, and we think you’ll love it, too!

Like what you see? Shop our picks via LiketoKnow.it.