Links + Loves: CUTE ’80s-Inspired Activewear + a 30-Minute Dinner

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{photo via @thewildmother}

Here are a few things our editors are loving lately:


From Jen:

My skin has been so dry this winter. Typically I won’t use a toner in the winter but I swear this toner is really saving my skin right now!

I bought this sweater last month and I’ve been living in it – and it’s on sale for 40% off this weekend! Thinking I might get it in white as well…

Made this 30-minute Thai peanut chicken ramen last weekend and it was SO GOOD. Highly recommended for an easy meal.

From Danielle:

LoveShackFancy just launched their newest collab with Beach Riot. It’s like ‘80s but in the cutest, best way ever! I’m going to snag a cute set for pilates.

The kids and I are amped for Valentine’s Day – especially now that I found the cutest way to display their love notes!

Speaking of which, and I can’t believe I’m sharing this – but here’s my go-to recipe for the best sugar cookies in the entire world…especially heart-shaped treats for V Day.

I’ve tried many different 1lb weights for pilates and these are the least clunky and uncomfortable around! They fit nicely, go on with no discomfort, and come in PINK!

From Britt:

I truly love this LBD I got from Target. It’s so comfortable (hello, WFH) and can be dressed up or down. Currently pairing with black tights on cold days!

I got a head cold over the weekend. The worst. But I swear by my magic tea recipe – it always brings relief. In a large mug: 1 bag peppermint tea, 1 bag Throat Coat, around a teaspoon of honey, a few drops of lemon essential oil (or juice from a quarter lemon), and a few drops of Thieves essential oil (or a similar defense/immunity blend)

I’m still on this 30-day yoga journey, but going to mix it up soon with a 7-minute workout.

My new favorite Instagram follow is a ballerina-turned-farmer who’s a total homesteader in Utah. Watching her milk cows and then turn that milk into all kinds of cheeses is WILD and I love it.

From Jessi:

We are currently trying to remove as much plastic from our home as possible, and we just got these glass food storage containers from Amazon. They’re sturdy and beautiful! 100% you need them!

If you like trendy home decor that doesn’t break the bank, try H&M Home! I just ordered this round braided jute rug for our kitchen that I’m super excited about!

I told myself I wouldn’t do it, but I did it. I order this outrageously amazing vintage-inspired robe. (Yes! It’s the one from TikTok!) I have no regrets.

Happy weekend-ing!