Last day to shop the BFCM Sale from Woolx!

Today is the last day to shop Woolx Deals!

Thanks again for shopping with me. If you make a purchase, I might receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I’m very excited to be working with Woolx and sharing lots of great looks with you this season! 

Click here for the main deal page, ya might want to bookmark this link! TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SHOP.

The last few have been really fun including the Bailey Sweatshirt that I have been wearing ALL DAY.
The Eva Tunic which is nice and long and super flattering!

Plus today’s deal is the beloved Stella Leggings! These are warm, high in wool, and super smooth.

So you can still score the amazing Mckenna Leggings from Day 1.

Day 2 Deal is also still available: the Men’s Paxton Merino Flex Four Button for $120. 

 

Day 3 Deal is Lola Joggers in Lava Smoke & Olive Tree, for only $65!

Day 4 is the Mia Tee in select colors!

Day 5 is the Aspen in select colors. This is a beautiful shirt! Click here for the Aspen.

Day 6 is the Men’s Summit Polo! Check it out here. 

Day 7 is the Bella Tunic Top and it’s super adorable for only $42.50!

Day 8: The Gabi Tunic is only $42.50!I love the cut of this top and in my experience it runs a little big! I bought a large and I ended up returning it because it was a little too over-sized for me. It’s great that it’s nice and long for leggings!

Day 9: The FeatherTouch Harper Pajama set is only $110 in four different colors. I love the CandyStripe!

Day 10: Today’s Deal is the Piper Leggings and some of ya’ll have been asking about these! I’ve only owned the Pipers for a couple weeks but they are amazing. The cut is just like the McKenna, and they fit exactly the same (I wear a Medium). However, the wool content is a lot higher and the outer fabric is more of a soft knit with less sheen than the McKennas. These are amazing, super versatile, feel wonderful on and DO NOT stretch and get all loose like so many leggings I’ve had before. Nice big pockets, and the glorious benefits of wool. I love these and I’m wearing them like pants with no regrets!

I know you’ll love them as much as I do. Looking for more great Wool Looks? I’ve got a whole lot of that! Click the “Wool” category at the top. 

 

Big news from Wool& First ever Gift with Purchase Promo!

This is pretty exciting because Wool& has never done sales and promos in the past (other than the mystery sales), so finding out that they are offering a free gift with purchase is a big surprise this year!

Not only are they offering a gift, but the gifts are NICE, there are tons of options, and the promo is lasting until 11/28 so plenty of time to decide. (They have said that supplies are limited on the freebies and they are expecting a lot of sales).

Quick rundown on the sale:

To participate in the sale, you must spend at minimum $150 and then add your choice of gift items to your cart. The freebie will automatically ring up at $0 in the cart.

There is ONE freebie per household. Click here to check out all the freebies they are offering! 

One of the options is the amazing Stella Tee and I’ve talked about it here before. I absolutely love it. It’s such a great fit for me and has held up really well. I definitely could use another color, and I’d really like to try the white.


They are also offering the Frankie bike shorts, perfect for wearing underneath the dresses for a little extra modesty. Lastly, you can choose from some gorgeous new scarves, which I’m totally drooling over. It’s really hard to choose between these options!


If you have been thinking about your first Wool& purchase, this is totally the time to go for it!

More BFCM Deals from Woolx! The PIPER LEGGINGS AHHHH!!!

There are still more deals rolling in from Woolx and lots more great items are still available from previous days, as well.

Many thanks for shopping my affiliate links! ! f you make a purchase, I might receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I’m very excited to be working with Woolx and sharing lots of great looks with you this season! 

Click here for the main deal page, ya might want to bookmark this link! The deals will be coming in daily at NOON EST all the way until November 14th! Each day a new deal is added on and the previous deals are still available.

Day 1
So you can still score the amazing Mckenna Leggings from Day 1. As I’ve said, I love them so much and the Olive Tree & Lava Smoke colors are only $67.50. 


Day 2 Deal is also still available: the Men’s Paxton Merino Flex Four Button for $120. 

Day 3 Deal is Lola Joggers in Lava Smoke & Olive Tree, for only $65!

Day 4 is the Mia Tee in select colors!

Day 5 is the Aspen in select colors. This is a beautiful shirt! Click here for the Aspen.

Day 6 is the Men’s Summit Polo! Check it out here. 

Day 7 is the Bella Tunic Top and it’s super adorable for only $42.50!

Day 8: The Gabi Tunic is only $42.50!I love the cut of this top and in my experience it runs a little big! I bought a large and I ended up returning it because it was a little too over-sized for me. It’s great that it’s nice and long for leggings!

Day 9: The FeatherTouch Harper Pajama set is only $110 in four different colors. I love the CandyStripe!

Day 10: Today’s Deal is the Piper Leggings and some of ya’ll have been asking about these! I’ve only owned the Pipers for a couple weeks but they are amazing. The cut is just like the McKenna, and they fit exactly the same (I wear a Medium). However, the wool content is a lot higher and the outer fabric is more of a soft knit with less sheen than the McKennas. These are amazing, super versatile, feel wonderful on and DO NOT stretch and get all loose like so many leggings I’ve had before. Nice big pockets, and the glorious benefits of wool. I love these and I’m wearing them like pants with no regrets!

I know you’ll love them as much as I do. Looking for more great Wool Looks? I’ve got a whole lot of that! Click the “Wool” category at the top and be sure to subscribe for the next BFCM deal from Woolx!

Early Black Friday Sale: Lola Joggers only $65!

It’s Day 3 of Woolx’s Early Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale and the deals are poppin’!

Click here for the main deal page, ya might want to bookmark this link! The deals will be coming in daily at NOON EST all the way until November 14th! Each day a new deal is added on and the previous deals are still available. Which means you can totally still snag the amazing Mckenna Leggings from Day 1. As I’ve said, I love them so much and the Olive Tree & Lava Smoke colors are only $67.50. 

One more quick pic of me in my Mckenna Leggings with a $1 blouse I snagged at the thrift store. These are cute, comfortable, and go with ALL MY STUFF.

Thank you again for shopping my affiliate links! It helps keep this show on the road and gives me money to buy more wool! HA! f you make a purchase, I might receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I’m very excited to be working with Woolx and sharing lots of great looks with you this season! 


Day 2 Deal is also still available: the Men’s Paxton Merino Flex Four Button for $120. This would be a great Christmas gift for the guy in your life.

Day 3 Deal is now live and it’s Lola Joggers in Lava Smoke & Olive Tree, for only $65!

I am extra excited about because I love the Lola Joggers so very much, like I’ve shared before. The Lola Joggers are my holy grail of pants. They are the #1 most versatile pair of pants in my wardrobe because they can serve as dress pants, workout garb, travel wear, sleep wear. I have done all of the above and since they are lined with Merino, they can go from one event to the next, without even stopping to wash! Wow! That makes them so versatile I can’t even believe it. I wear them multiple times a week, all year round. Here are just a handful of ways I style my black pair.
I bought them in black, Lava Smoke, and Olive Tree so I have tried all three colors. Like Wednesday Adams, I love my black the best, but all three are fabulous and for this price you just can’t go wrong! They aren’t on sale, but I have to mention that they are available this season in Winter Bloom (purple) and Oceanside (dark blue). I really want to try these new colors!

FEATURES:
*Elastic waist, comfy drawstring
*Side pockets for all the things
*Elastic knit ankle cuffs
*Moisture wicking, quick drying
*Breathable for all day comfort
*Antimicrobial – odor destroying
*Plush, soft feel
*Built tough for extra durability
*Completely opaque

As requested, here is a pic of the Lava Smoke Grey Joggers!

A note about sizing: I am wearing a size medium, just like I do in the leggings and it’s generally my true size across the board. I do think that if you want a super loose and slouchy look you might want to size up. I like mine a little trimmer because I wear them more like dress pants.

Here are some of the ways I styled my Olive Tree Lola Joggers (Please excuse my mirror selfies, I’ve learned how to take better phone pics since!) Hopefully you get the idea: you can make a ton of outfits with these. I have found olive green is actually a great neutral.
I hope you take advantage of this awesome deal and grab a pair of Lola Joggers for only $65! I know you’ll love them as much as I do. Looking for more great Wool Looks? I’ve got a whole lot of that! Click the “Wool” category at the top and be sure to subscribe for the next BFCM deal from Woolx!

Early BFCM Sale! Mckenna Leggings only $67.50!

Just one more thing that I love about Woolx is that sometimes they offer some really irresistible deals! Today is the first day of Woolx November Deals and they are offering an awesome discount on their Merino Flex™ McKenna Leggings in Olive & Lava Smoke. They are only $67.50! These are truly my favorite favorite leggings and here is why:

*They are high waisted and they do not sag*
*They are super comfy, with just enough stretch*
*They have two generous pockets (big enough for a big phone)*
*They have a substantial weight, so they can pass as pants*
*They keep me warm when it’s cold, but cool when it’s hot*
*They are lined with merino, so they have those magic Merino properties we have been talking about!*
*They have a nice sheen, so that they look a little dressier than workout clothes*
*They are flattering and slimming without being uncomfortably compressive*

FABRIC:

  • 38% Australian Merino Wool, 46% Recycled Polyester, 16% Lycra
  • MERINO FLEX FABRIC (Merino on the inside for performance – recycled poly on the outside for durability!) ONE OF A KIND
  • Non-Mulesed Wool
  • Woolmark® Certified

Thanks for joining me for Day 1 of Woolx Deal Days! I couldn’t be happier that you are here shopping with me.  If you make a purchase, I might receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I’m very excited to be working with Woolx and sharing lots of great looks with you this season! 

I have had my McKenna Leggings for over a year and they still look like new! One of the reasons why is that they are lined with Merino Wool which means they don’t have to be washed nearly as often as synthetic fabrics. For example, the athletic leggings I have owned before would need to be washed after every single workout, without fail. But Merino Wool is odor resistant and antimicrobial, so after a workout (or let’s be real, a really busy day of running errands in the heat), I can just spritz them with my wool spray (literally just alcohol and vodka) and let them hang up to air until tomorrow. By the next day, they will be fresh and ready to wear again. So although these leggings are the most expensive ones I have owned, they feel better, look better, last longer, and need less washing then any other pair I have ever had. You really can’t get any better than that!

Here are just a few ways I have styled my Mckenna Leggings. These are one of the most versatile wardrobe staples in my closet!

Look #1: =Festival Wear
Woolx Merino Flex™ McKenna black Leggings
(Click here for the sale version! Only $67.50)
+ Woolx Jenny Top
+ Woolx Sawyer Shacket
+Ugg Lakesider Ankle Boot
+Fedora Hat (Similar here)


Look #2: Casual Friday
Woolx Merino Flex™ McKenna black Leggings
(Click here for the sale version! Only $67.50)
+ Woolx Charlotte Puff Sleeve Top
+ Jean Jacket
+Riding Boots (Similar here)

Look #3: Workout?Hiking Outfit
+Woolx Merino Flex™ McKenna black Leggings
(Click here for the sale version! Only $67.50)
+Woolx Ryann Hoodie
+Woolx Addie Tee (I sized up for a looser fit)
+Naturalizer Morrison Sneaker

Look #4:  Out to Dinner
Woolx Merino Flex™ McKenna black Leggings
(Click here for the sale version! Only $67.50)
+West Key Floral Faux Wrap Top (from Stitch Fix years ago, Similar Here)
+Wool& Cypress Wrap Cardigan 
+Allbirds Tree Breezers (I got mine on Posh: use code MAMAMELAINE to save $10)

I hope you take advantage of this awesome deal and grab a pair of Mckenna Leggings. I know you’ll love them as much as I do. Looking for more great Wool Looks? I’ve got a whole lot of that! Click the “Wool” category at the top and be sure to subscribe for more amazing Woolx Deals coming soon!

 

The biggest Wool drop of the season: the Woolx Sawyer Shacket!

Woolx always brings some great new products to the table every season and I know I’m not the only one constantly checking for new clothing items! This Fall, everyone has been talking about the Woolx Sawyer Shacket.

I decided to go with the Camel color to contrast with all the black in my wardrobe.

This piece is so magical because it’s got the retro-vibes we all love plus the shacket is majorly trending on all the fashion channels from Pinterest to the blogosphere. Sometimes a perfect design can be timeless and trendy at the same time and this jacket is BOTH! As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to try it.

As always, I couldn’t be happier that you are here checking out my little blog and I so appreciate you using my affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I might receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I would like to personally thank Nicole and Jenny at Woolx for working with me and sending over this incredible product for me to try. You guys are the bomb and I’m in love with your company!

Click here to shop Woolx.

Wearing the Sawyer with my Wool& Sierra, black flats, and a vintage necklace. I loved this combo!

In South Carolina, a good jacket can serve me for the whole cold season, especially if that jacket is made of wool. (For those of you who think we don’t get cold in the deep South, I would like to tell you about what humidity and low temps give you in January and February. It actually gets bitterly cold and damp!) What’s so great about wool, anyway? Here are just a few of the benefits:

The Sawyer comes in four colors; it was really hard to choose.

Wool is naturally anti-microbial.  Essentially, God made sheep and their wool has magical properties. Because wool resists bacteria, you don’t have to wash your wool as often. I promise, it’s a fact. I have personally tested this principle and I’m here to tell you: it’s true and it’s awesome.  This is one of my favorite things about my wool wardrobe. In fact, our washing machine broke over a month ago. We ordered a new one but it has infuriatingly been delayed FIVE times. (Don’t get me started…this is the first time Costco has let me down). Guess who keeps wearing her clothes without needing the laundromat? Me!

Wool is sturdy. Wool is a very resilient and tough fiber that response well to wear and use. In fact, it tends to get stronger when you wash it and some people have told me it “self-heals”, I’ve tried to understand this, and my best grasp of it is that washing agitates the fabric and helps very small holes/worn spots to even out. My wool has held up GREAT which is so fabulous since I want clothing that I can wear and wear and wear some more.

Wool is temperature regulating.  I thought wool kept you warm, but I had no idea it could also keep you cool! I’m always either hot or cold (thanks thyroid and hormone irregularities) and wool simply helps me feel less crazy. I don’t know how it works (other than God made sheep) but there is a HUGE difference in my comfort level in Wool compared to wearing synthetic fabrics. So much so that I’ve been googling Wool Sheets lately. I’ll probably just settle for the Woolx PJs instead, but believe me the temperature regulation really, truly works.

Wool is comfortable. Honestly, this list is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to wool, but for me comfort is a MAJOR factor. I have always favored comfortable clothing but the older I get the more it becomes a non-negotiable for me. If it’s not comfortable, and I mean, really, truly wear-it-all-day-all-night comfortable, I just won’t buy it. So please believe me when I promise that good Wool clothing is comfortable, breathable, and very soft. This is not the scratchy wool sweater from your childhood. My skin can be really sensitive and dry but I love the feel of merino wool from Woolx. It makes me feel happy to be comfortable and know that the clothes I’m putting on are also low-maintenance, sustainable, and ethically sourced. (We’ll talk more about the ethics later on the blog).

Shown here with my McKenna Leggings, a hat from a local boutique and Uggs. So comfy and cozy!

Woolx makes clothes that fit my life! Besides all the benefits listed above, Woolx has done an amazing job of designing clothing that fit into my lifestyle and are cute! (Yes, I need cute.) Some companies market their wool strictly to backpackers and campers and yes, wool is an amazing solution to any kind of outdoor lifestyle. It’s perfect! However….that is just not my vibe. I’ve never spent a night outside and I am simply not athletic. But these pieces are so well designed, they are the ideal solution for my mom-on-the-go wardrobe needs. I need practical, cute clothes that can be worn and re-worn without washing. I need clothes that will go easily from carline pickup to dinner out…..to a weekend away…. to a work event, and so on! And I have never been happier with my wardrobe until I started adding in some great wool pieces.

Getting off my wool soapbox and back to the item in question, the fabulous Sawyer Shacket. Let’s take a closer look.

Here are the design details:

  • Extreme warmth
  • Not just cute, functional & durable
  • Maintains insulation when wet
  • Breathable & moisture wicking
  • Full movement stretch
  • 2 hand warmer pockets
  • Ultra soft feel — you won’t believe this is wool!
  • Loose oversized fit, plenty of room to layer
  • Chest button pockets
  • Classic shirt jac style
  • Tested & perfected for an entire year, the BEST fitting shacket on the market

Check out the Fabric Breakdown:

  • 80% Australian Merino Wool, 20% Polyamide
  • Non-Mulesed Wool
  • Woolmark® Certified

Those are just the details straight from Woolx…..But how does it really feel? And does it keep you warm?

Over the last couple weeks, I’ve worn the Sawyer while working from home, running errands, out to grab coffee with my husband, and to a local festival with my whole family.  It’s both warm AND light-weight which is absolutely my favorite part about it. When we were out all day at the festival, it started out really chilly so the Sawyer was perfect for keeping me comfortable and warm. (I wore it over the McKenna Leggings and the Jenny top). Once it warmed up later in the afternoon, I took it off and carried it. It’s so much lighter than a coat so it was much easier to tote around. I could have tied it around my waist also.

Woolx said they spent a year developing this design and I totally believe it! Somehow they nailed an over-sized yet feminine cut of this “masculine” style and made it cute, comfy, and functional. The pockets, also, are pocket perfection, almost invisible from the front yet generous and warm.

Well, that’s it folks. It’s a shirt, it’s a jacket, it’s wool, and it’s amazing. Any questions?

Check out the rest of my Wool posts by clicking on the Wool tab at the top!

The Wool& Cypress Wrap Cardigan Review and pics!

I was delighted to receive the Cypress Wrap from Wool&. I am definitely obsessed with cardigans and love layering throughout the year. I generally tend to be hot-natured and live in the weird, variable deep south where we get some surprisingly cool temps, with icy humidity, as well as some drastic temperature swings all in the same day. So I knew a nice wool cardigan would be a great addition to my wool capsule!

If you shop with Wool&, I so appreciate you using my affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I might receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I would also like to say “Thank you” to Wool& for gifting me several items for my review, including the amazing Charlie Tank Jumpsuit and the luxe Cypress Wrap Cardigan shown in this post! Wool&, you better believe, I’m a fan for life!

Like I said, in the Deep South, layering is a must and cardigans or jackets get a lot more wear in my wardrobe than true coats. All that to say, I owned no wool blend cardigans at all so Wool&’s Cypress is truly a wonderful addition to my  wardrobe. I’m wearing it here with Wool& Charlie Jumpsuit which is also amazing.

First, I had to choose a color and I have to admit I really waffled over this one. Black is always my default, top choice, so it was my initial inclination. After reminding myself of all the other black I already own, I decided the Charcoal Heather was the way to go. I decided to order size Medium which is my true size most of the time.


When I first pulled the Cypress out of the package, the weight surprised me. It’s 78% Ultrasoft Merino Wool, 22% Nylon
300gsm, 17.5 Micron Wool. That means it’s pretty thick, almost plush feeling. It’s hard to describe the loveliness of this fabric if you haven’t tried it. I just keep thinking it feels very luxurious, silky, and high-end.

I decided to try it with a basic jeans and patterned blouse outfit, along with some Dansko clogs. It was a great way to add a little warmth and elegance to a casual outfit!

Here I am in my Wool& Sierra with leggings and the Cypress. This is an outfit I feel like I could wear anywhere, but it’s definitely appropriate for church, work, or a nice evening out. I really feel put-together in this outfit!

Besides the luxe fabric, I really love the cut of this piece. The Cypress has a structured design that gives it a dressier look. I particularly like the structured shoulders and the wide, almost swingy hem. It’s such an elegant addition to an outfit.Note: I didn’t include photos, but the Cypress also comes with a belt making it easy to use as a bathrobe or for different styles and looks. I think it’s a great idea and I know a lot of people say this cardigan is perfect for travel. It’s just another multi-use item that could fill a bunch of different holes in your wardrobe!
I think this cardigan would be perfect for office-wear, and I will 100% be wearing it into work when I have the opportunity. (I work remote and go into the office occasionally for meetings or events). It will work almost like a blazer for me.


Got any other ideas for styling the Cypress? I’d love to hear them and add photos to this post with your suggestions!

Thanks for checking out this review! If you’d like to read some of my other Wool& posts, don’t miss these:

The Ultimate Wool& Dress Guide
How to Save Money on Wool&
Which Color Wool& Dress is for me?
The Wool& Charlie Jumpsuit Review
Wool& Camellia Review
Wool& Mara Review

Review: Wool& Charlie Tank Jumpsuit

There is something so absolutely free and lovely about a perfectly fitting jumpsuit! I remember so well having a jumpsuit when I was maybe 9 years old. It was a black jumper-style with a pink floral print and it felt so soft and wonderful. I vividly remember cartwheeling all over the grass wearing this outfit and thinking, “THIS is freedom”.

30 plus years later, I still love black, I still love floral, and man do I wish I could still cartwheel through the grass like that. Even though I don’t have the gymnastics skills of my childhood, I still crave clothing that is comfortable, free, and livable. Those feelings and sensations of freedom are absolutely what wearing wool has given me as an adult!

If you shop with Wool&, I so appreciate you using my affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I might receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I would also like to say “Thank you” to Wool& for gifting me several items for my review, including the amazing Charlie Tank Jumpsuit and the luxe Cypress Wrap Cardigan shown in this post! Wool&, you are the absolute best! 

I could not wait to try the Charlie Tank Jumpsuit from Wool&. I knew the moment I heard that there was a Jumpsuit coming that it would be a winner. One piece simplicity, the incredible benefits of wool, plus Wool& signature soft easy-care blend? I was totally all-in.

Although I was overwhelmingly enthusiastic about the jumpsuit, that’s not to say there weren’t concerns. Mostly, logistical concerns about buttons and bathroom breaks, especially for me. I have Interstitial Cystitis and have more bathroom breaks than most, to put it politely. Also, I know that jumpsuits can sometimes be tricky to size. As a pear shaped person, I’m essentially a different size on top and bottom. So I ordered a large and prepared for the potential of alterations.

Large is definitely the correct size for me. It’s big enough so there is no pulling and it glides over the less-than-perfect areas of my mom  body. (Hey, I’m 40 and I’ve birthed three children including a set of twins).

The top is loose but not too-loose. It doesn’t reveal anything and it isn’t too low in the front. I love the v-neck cut!

The waistband is super comfy! It cinches in to give some shape but it isn’t uncomfortable at all. The extra room in the torso means you can adjust the waist a bit and give a little extra drape. (I can’t wait to try it with a wrap belt….I have one en route to me right now). In this photo, I’m wearing Charlie with the incredibly luxe Cypress Wrap Cardigan. I’ll be sharing a review of this amazing layering piece coming up soon!

As usual, Wool& gives a nod to trendy cuts while still sticking with classic shapes. The slightly cropped leg is very much-on trend, while not being extreme enough to go out of style quickly. The legs are generous and comfortable but not truly wide-leg. I really came to love the length since it doesn’t drag the floor or look sloppy. It will also go great with heels if I ever get brave! (In most of these photos, I’m wearing my Allbirds Tree Breezers which I love).

I tried on so many different options with the Charlie jumpsuit and I was genuinely amazed how great everything worked with it. My biggest surprise was layering it like a jumper over this thrifted blouse. I absolutely love this look which is different from anything I’ve ever worn before!

This is a combo I probably realistically wouldn’t wear because it would involve too much drama in the bathroom with unbuttoning the shirt PLUS unbuttoning the jumpsuit. But it really looks cute! Speaking of bathroom issues, the back of Charlie fastens with one loop button. Once I undid it a few times, it became pretty easy and it won’t be a problem for me to wear, even with my frequent bathroom breaks.

While I was wearing it, I figured I would try the shirt unbuttoned as well. I think layers really look great with this jumpsuit giving it truly unlimited looks.

As usual, Wool& really surpassed my expectations and I’m more in love with the Charlie jumpsuit than I ever expected! This is truly something I will wear again and again year-round.

 

Woolx 20% off sitewide! My favorite items!

Woohoo! Another Woolx Sale! For some of the items, this is a better discount than the Prime Day Sale. If you are new to wool, let me breakdown just a few of the reasons that I love this fabric and the Woolx brand.

Wool is naturally odor-resistant. That means, you can wear these items again and again, and usually, they still remain odor-free and ready for the next wear. Even if an item picks up a bit of odor (from workout or from sitting by a campfire), if you leave it hanging out over night it will almost always smell fresh as a daisy the next morning. I’ve tested it and it’s true. I can’t believe how rarely I have to wash my wool.

Wool is naturally anti-microbial. This is so cool. God made sheep and their wool has magical properties, guys! Because wool resists bacteria, you don’t have to wash your wool as often. It’s amazing and I LOVE THIS about my wool wardrobe. In fact, our washing machine broke over a month ago. We ordered a new one but it has infuriatingly been delayed FOUR times. (Don’t get me started…this is the first time Costco has let me down). Guess who keeps wearing the clothes without needing a laundromat? Me!

Wool is sturdy. Wool is a very resilient and tough fiber that response well to wear and use. In fact, it tends to get stronger when you wash it and some people have told me it “self-heals”, I’ve tried to understand this, and my best grasp of it is that washing agitates the fabric and helps very small holes/worn spots to even out. My wool has held up GREAT.

Wool is temperature regulating, I’m always either hot or cold and wool helps keep me feeling less crazy. I don’t know how it works (other than God made sheep) but there is a HUGE difference compared to wearing synthetic fabrics. So much so that I’ve been googling Wool Sheets lately. I’ll probably just settle for the Woolx PJs instead, but believe me the temperature regulation really, truly works.

Wool is comfortable. These really aren’t the only benefits over other fabrics, but I will add that Wool is comfortable, breathable, and very soft. This is not the scratchy wool sweater from your childhood. My skin can be really sensitive but I love the feel of wool.

If you shop the sale, I so appreciate you using my affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I might receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Click here to shop Woolx.
Use coupon code FALL20 for 20% off everything!


Woolx Lola Joggers. I’ve blogged about these before because they are literally my favorite pants of all time. I could wear these every day of the week and be totally happy. For me, they have the perfect fit and just enough sheen to treat as a dress pant, but I also wear them for hiking, shopping, pretty much all the things.


Woolx Ryann Hoodie. This is my favorite hoodie ever. It’s lightweight, but warm. Nice and long, and it goes with everything. I always take it work because the office is so chilly, but I also pack it every single time I travel because it goes with everything from my favorite Wool& dresses to the Lola joggers above! Like all of these items, since it’s merino wool it has to be washed rarely and keeps you temp-regulated!


Woolx Charlotte Top. This top is another favorite because it’s so different from everything else the brand offers. I prefer feminine styles and this top is perfection for my wardrobe. It’s soft, warm (not too warm) and the buttons give it a touch of elegance. The sleeves can be pushed up comfortably for a different look. I have this shirt in olive and I REALLY want the black!

Woolx McKenna Leggings. These are my go-to everyday leggings. Comfy, soft, and with the high-waistband that I just gotta have. The pockets are generous  and these leggings stay up without budging. They are fitted but not too tight (I despise compression leggings) and they have a slight sheen which makes them a little dressier than the pipers.

Woolx Piper Leggings. These are cut just like the McKennas, so they have the perfect high waistband, no-budge fit, and nice phone-size pockets, but the fabric is different. These are a softer look, no sheen, and more traditional wool feel on the outside. These are so dang cozy!

Those are my top five recommendations of items I already own that are now. The next five are items on my wish list.  (I might just have the Sawyer Shacket heading my way, in fact).

Sawyer Shacket. The woolies have been talking and there is a lot of buzz about this plaid “shacket”. It’s super cute and looks like the perfect fall staple! I might just have a camel one on its way too me, which I’m super excited to share about!

Kinsley Cardigan. I have seen this one modeled and it is perfection in a cardigan! This one is definitely on the pricey side but I’m sure it would be another wardrobe staple. Gorgeous!

Charlie 4 Button. This looks so cute and cozy, and I love the colors they are offering. I want Winter Bloom in this gorgeous top!

Harper Pajama Set. I don’t usually wear legit pjs (usually just an old tshirt) but I’m obsessed with the idea of wool for sleeping! I definitely struggle with temperature management at night and I know this would solve the issue!

Parker Sweatpants. Because I love the Lolas so much, I’m definitely wanting to try the Parker Sweatpants. These are more of a traditional sweatpant and they look so super cozy! They are going on my wishlist, for sure.

Thanks for checking out my post! What are your favorite Woolx items?

Max & Mia Cardigan (Barefoot Dreams Dupe!) on Amazon

The Max & Mia Travel Cardigan from Costco is one of my favorite cardigans ever and it’s my most popular blog post also. I wanted to post a quick update with the current Amazon listings of the Max & Mia Travel Cardigan, which is an excellent knock-off of the Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardi!

This post also has a 2022 UPDATE!

This post was created using Amazon Affiliate links. I appreciate every click as it helps to make my work-from-home dream a reality (at no extra cost to you). So, I really mean it when I say, “THANK YOU”.

First of all, here is the Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lit Circle Cardi, in case you are wanting the “real thing”. It’s available here in a few more colors. 

Now, let’s check out the cheaper version. Remember, this one was available from Costco the last few years, so fingers crossed it will come back this Fall. There are still a few available on Amazon though!

This version comes in black, beige, and olive (ignore the blue option, that’s a different style).

If you wear size small, there is a red version for only $16.99 (almost sold out!).

The Olive in XL is $39.99 here. 

This cardigan is absolutely perfect over leggings and a tshirt, layered with a chambray shirt or plaid button up, or even over a tunic dress. It’s one of my go-to fall wardrobe pieces!

One last thought, if you are searching for these cardigans, you could always try looking at Poshmark. If you are a new shopper, sign up with the code “MAMAMELAINE” for a free $10 credit. There are lots of the cardigans for a great price. 

If anyone sees these Cardigans at Costco this year, please let me know in the comments.

 

Woolx Prime Deals!

If you have been thinking about trying wool, this is definitely the time! Woolx is having a fantastic Prime Day sale on everything you might want in a Fall Wardrobe, including some of my favorite items that I wear year-round! I’m going to share some of my top recommendations here, but remember, the sale is JUST through today 10/12/22.

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Click here to shop the whole Woolx Prime Day Sale!

Woolx Lola Joggers. I’ve blogged about these before because they are literally my favorite pants of all time. I could wear these every day of the week and be totally happy. For me, they have the perfect fit and just enough sheen to treat as a dress pant, but I also wear them for hiking, shopping, pretty much all the things.


Woolx Ryann Hoodie. This is my favorite hoodie ever. It’s lightweight, but warm. Nice and long, and it goes with everything. I always take it work because the office is so chilly, but I also pack it every single time I travel because it goes with everything from my favorite Wool& dresses to the Lola joggers above! Like all of these items, since it’s merino wool it has to be washed rarely and keeps you temp-regulated!


Woolx Charlotte Top. This top is another favorite because it’s so different from everything else the brand offers. I prefer feminine styles and this top is perfection for my wardrobe. It’s soft, warm (not too warm) and the buttons give it a touch of elegance. The sleeves can be pushed up comfortably for a different look. I have this shirt in olive and I REALLY want the black!

Woolx McKenna Leggings. These are my go-to everyday leggings. Comfy, soft, and with the high-waistband that I just gotta have. The pockets are generous  and these leggings stay up without budging. They are fitted but not too tight (I despise compression leggings) and they have a slight sheen which makes them a little dressier than the pipers.

Woolx Piper Leggings. These are cut just like the McKennas, so they have the perfect high waistband, no-budge fit, and nice phone-size pockets, but the fabric is different. These are a softer look, no sheen, and more traditional wool feel on the outside. These are so dang cozy!

Those are my top five recommendations of items I already own that are now on sale for Woolx Prime Day. Now I am going to share five items that are on my wish list!

Sawyer Shacket. The woolies have been talking and there is a lot of buzz about this plaid “shacket”. It’s super cute and looks like the perfect fall staple!

Kinsley Cardigan. I have seen this one modeled and it is perfection in a cardigan! This one is definitely on the pricey side but I’m sure it would be another wardrobe staple. Gorgeous!

Charlie 4 Button. This looks so cute and cozy, and I love the colors they are offering. I want Winter Bloom in this gorgeous top!

Harper Pajama Set. I don’t usually wear legit pjs (usually just an old tshirt) but I’m obsessed with the idea of wool for sleeping! I definitely struggle with temperature management at night and I know this would solve the issue!

Parker Sweatpants. Because I love the Lolas so much, I’m definitely wanting to try the Parker Sweatpants. These are more of a traditional sweatpant and they look so super cozy! They are going on my wishlist, for sure.

Thanks for checking out my post! If you shop Woolx Prime Day Sale, I’d love to hear what you snag!

My favorite crushed ice machine is on sale!

I know there are a million deals happening today but I am just going to share one that I particularly love that happens to be a great price today!

For my birthday this summer the family got me something I have been wanting for years: a crushed ice machine. I love it, so, so much. It is completely a splurge and by far the most money we’ve spent on a birthday present….ever! But I use it every day and enjoy it so much. I just crave this crushed ice. This machine makes the slightly soft, perfectly crunchable ice nuggets and they are incredibly delicious!

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GE Profile Opal | Countertop Nugget Ice Maker with Side Tank | Portable Ice Machine Makes up to 24 lbs. of Ice Per Day | Stainless Steel Finish only $419 for Prime Day.

If you have thought about getting a crushed ice machine, now is the time!

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