What To Buy Online While You're Snowed In

Stuck in the house during the storm and you haven't lost power? Or maybe you have a back-up generator? (I am officially #Jealous.) How about a fully charged laptop?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, here's everything you need to buy online right now to make your day instantly better.

And keep yourself from going completely bat shit crazy during this momma nature imposed imprisonment.

OK, so Juno (aka, what's being billed as a storm of historic proportions, aka the Blizzard of 2015) may delay delivery of your stuff, but you agree with the sentiment here, right?

OK, so Juno (aka, what's being billed as a storm of historic proportions, aka the Blizzard of 2015) may delay delivery of your stuff, but you agree with the sentiment here, right?

1. Cinched Handle Tote Bag, $39.99

Found this tote at Target yesterday when I ran in to buy flashlights and lanterns for the big Blizzard. I grabbed the very last one they had in stock, but there is good news: It's available online. Order yours because it's faux suede (cruelty free!), inexpensive but looks pricey (a win-win always) and has a detachable long strap that also lets you wear it as a shoulder or a cross body bag. And it's big enough to hold all my essentials (my I-Phone 6 Plus, Sephora black quilted makeup bag, Yu-Be moisterizing cream and wallet) without looking like a piece of carry-on luggage. #Awkward

2. How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style And Bad Habits, $25

True Story: I'm not a great liar, but I was able to successfully create a believable FAUX FRENCH persona for myself on social media. (This was before I realized thousands of other women were already blogging about stuff like striped shirts, Jane Birkin, Karl Lagerfeld quotes and Repetto ballet flats.) It was so convincing in fact that one of my old bosses - NOT the one I walked out on - actually asked me if I was from France. Ha! That being said, j'adore this book. It's written by 4 smart, stylish and authentic French women. Bought my copy at Anthropologie recently, but you can get yours online. It's chock full of great advice, including gems like these:

  Now, if I had kids, I would abide by this completely. Don't believe me about NOT hiring the good looking babysitter? Go Google celebs who have left their wives for the babysitter. Hmmmmmmm Makes you think, doesn't it?

 

Now, if I had kids, I would abide by this completely. Don't believe me about NOT hiring the good looking babysitter? Go Google celebs who have left their wives for the babysitter. Hmmmmmmm Makes you think, doesn't it?

3. NARS Yashiko Brush #27, $55

OK, ever since I spied my FB Friend Tracey's post about this brush back in November of last year:

Tracey has that kind of enviable and effortless style that turns me into a big copycat. But I think she's cool with that.

Tracey has that kind of enviable and effortless style that turns me into a big copycat. But I think she's cool with that.

I've wanted one for my very own. But my local neighborhood Sephora has been sold out. For weeks. Finally, the other day, I bit the bullet and ordered it from Sephora.com. This brush is a perfect compliment to my go-to blush, NARS Orgasm (I once took my niece to NARS for makeup and the artist was awesome enough to simply refer to Orgasm as "their #1 selling blush". I mean I did not need someone saying Orgasm repeatedly while I was hanging out with my teenage niece. Embarrassing.), as well as the extensive collection of loose powders I'm currently hoarding in one of the makeup drawers in my bathroom.

Stay Safe & Happy Online Shopping,

PattyJ