28 December 2021

The best part of being a blogger … and this week’s inspo!

BB Dakota shirt jacket | Coated denim | Clogs | Anine Bing tee | Bony Levy pear necklace

The best part of being a blogger …

and this week’s inspo!

As the year comes to a close, I always like to take a moment to reflect … and one of the biggest blessings has been connecting with all of you! It’s what I call the gift of blogging — the challenge of putting yourself out there every day. I’m often at home writing away or filming alone, thinking about how we can all make our outfits that much smarter (and cuter). And, I sometimes wonder who is out there reading what I’m writing! So when I get to meet and speak with many of you who either read the blog or see me on Instagram, it becomes quite clear that I’m doing what I’m meant to be doing. The connections and friendships I’ve made with all of you across the globe is truly the best part of being a blogger. So thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️

It has been a busy few weeks around here, and while everyone is talking about NYE plans, I’ll be staying cozy at home. I’m looking ahead to the new year and new beginnings. Today’s post is about this week’s inspiration, which I think you might like too! Keep reading to see new style boards, some home inspo, and a few favorite beauty products. I hope you find a thing or two you love.

P.S. This past week I shared “6 Essential Items That Work For Everyone” — and they all just happen to be black! It’s my way of saying thank you for subscribing to So Susie. ICYMI, the link was in this past Saturday’s newsletter. Not a subscriber? Click here to join me now — you’ll receive the link in the welcome letter that will arrive in your inbox. We also added a style boards section to make it a little easier to shop the blog. Click to see them all, and click here to see the featured snapshots!

Click here to see the video on how I prepared for breakfast in my bedroom using items below😉


Brand new style boards

Recently I worked on a collaboration with Saks, which I posted on my Instagram here. It is one of my favorite online destinations, and I loved creating these brand new style boards. Both t-shirts are from Veronica Beard, and they make the perfect layering pieces for many outfits, which you can wear starting now!


Left: Apparais faux fur jacket | Leopard tee | Denim | Boots | Bracelet | Perfume | Right: Veronica Beard scuba jacket | VB stripe tee | Valentino loafers | Red bucket bag | YSL belt | Ganni scarf | Denim

Loving the touch of leopard — this puff sleeve tee is so cute, and this belt will work with many outfits

Love, love the loafers

Apparis is one of the hottest brands right now, and I love this faux fur black coat! So stylish and cozy too

A light blue scarf is a nice departure from black, and it’s surprisingly versatile



Refresh your skin-care routine

Now that things have slowed down — a little, it’s time to do some self-care! Simple things like trying a new skin-care routine, pampering your skin with a face mask, or even a new lipstick can feel really good this time of year. These are the simple things that feel luxurious and pampering!

Images via Pinterest

SkinCeuticals is the vitamin C serum I swear by, and its currently on sale here, with this code SKINC15 you’ll receive 15% off.

Recently I’ve been trying out this luxury beauty brand, and the rose gold brightening face mask is so good — my daughter Em swears by it too! This rose gold radiance booster works magic under foundation, plus it smells really great.

Today, I noticed this Elemis cleansing duo with two of my favorite products is 30% off – such a deal!

Now is a good time to try a few new things – lately I’ve been loving Bobbi Brown eyeshadow sticks – Dusty Mauve is a favorite color. And the new Gucci Flora fragrance is so lovely and the bottle is beautiful too:)



Up your travel game

With a couple of trips planned for this next month, I decided it’s time to up my travel game! Since I made this style board a couple of weeks ago, a few new travel items caught my eye. After watching Emily in Paris and getting lots of great travel inspo, now I want a Rimowa suitcase (!!), even though I just purchased this one. This travel steamer is really good, and monogrammed packing cubes look really cute too.

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Loving these sneakers that every cool girl is wearing right now!

Cashmere wraps are perfect for travel, this is the one I’ve used for years

The Paravel luggage is so cool and reasonably priced too, compared to this one by Rimowa

I’m wearing these stretchy pants on my next trip – they’re comfy and super versatile

This weekender bag is SO good, and I can hardly wait to take mine on an upcoming trip!



Home finds — all so reasonable!

I find some of the best home finds at Walmart, and like everything else, mixing a few high and low pieces throughout your home is a great way to achieve great design style. I like to collect one thing at a time, looking first for a little inspo and then buying only the items I absolutely love. Click here to read the post I published today!

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See my 15 new home finds in this post!

Click here to see the video on how I prepared for breakfast in my bedroom 😉

You might be surprised at how many amazing books you can pick up from Walmart. I picked up a few over the holidays — this cookbook, this cool Aaron slims one, and this one for inspo from a favorite interior designer

One can never have too many baskets. I love the ones above, and last month, I purchased this set

Em wants this mirror for her new apartment!

This Dash egg cooker is a family favorite, everyone uses it ALL the time



Winter white inspo

After months of all black and gray, switching things up and adding winter white to your wardrobe is the perfect way to brighten things up! I love a winter white puffer, and you can never go wrong with a lightweight sweater that you can wear easily into next year. See below for some new picks!

Abercrombie puffer coat, similar | Golden Goose sneakers | Mother denim | YSL mini lou – other colors here




Thank you for reading! xx