What we bought this month

They say December is the season of giving, but at LIY we firmly believe in the “one for you, one for me” mindset. 😉 While we gave our fair share last month, we also bought MORE than enough for ourselves in that time! That’s the best part of holiday shopping, isn’t it? From our latest wardrobe additions to groundbreaking beauty products, here are our Top Favorites of the Month: December Edition!

I wore this cardigan on REPEAT! Honestly, it’s the perfect mix of chic and casual. I could pair it with high-waisted jeans or a silk midi skirt to make it stand out a bit more! This long sleeve is also my new favorite layered piece. It’s like an advanced basic… that’s basically what I try to achieve when it comes to fashion! It’s a bit more structured and thicker so it looks more classy than your basic long-sleeve t-shirt!

Home Alone Sweatshirts – Enter code LIY15 to get 15% off

This is my son (Steph’s) first Taylor Wolfe Shop sweater and he can’t stop talking about how much he loves it! This year’s holiday season may be coming to an end, but Taylor has designs for every holiday/season – many are now available in baby and toddler sizes! Use code LIY15 to get 15% off all regular priced items!

Winterized Asymmetrical Snap-Up Fleece [true to size, wearing M) // Jeans [size down one, wearing 4] // Shoes [true to size, wearing 9]

I had my eye on this “frozen” version of the famous Asymmetrical Snap Fleece – and when it was heavily discounted, I grabbed it! Holy Warm.. be sure to use extra deodorant with this sugarmama, she’s no joke! If soft, warm pullovers are your thing – join the ladies!

Layering long sleeves [true to size, wearing M] // Jeans [size down if in-between, wearing 4] // Shoes [size down .5] // Sherpa’s jacket [true to size, wearing M]

I’ve been on the hunt for a nice layered long sleeve top and I think I’ve found it! She is soft and offers a great overall quality for a great price! I love that it comes in many colors, I will be adding more to my wardrobe as these make a super piece! But can we talk about sherpa paaaaLease shirt jacket?! OH. I was really blown away. I don’t think I could love anything more – you have to get your hands on one to understand what I’m babbling about. You MUST feel it, wear it, enjoy the goodness.. PS She is on SALE! Treat yourself!

sport shoes [size down .5]

Slide in and go! My favorite type of shoes! These go well with jeans, leggings, shorts – you can honestly name it! They are very comfortable but I would downsize to 0.5 as I find my heels slip off a bit and can see them stretch over time! But if you need a quick basic coupon at a discounted price, check these out today!

denim fabric [TTS, wearing 8 regular for 5’5″] // Jumpsuits [TTS, wearing large] // Sandal [size up .5]

Currently dreaming of Spring…. anyone else? These jeans are on sale for $20 today and the bodysuits are only $10! True to size!

Vest [TTS, wearing Medium] // T-shirt [TTS, wearing medium] // denim [TTS, wearing 8 regular for 5’5″]

Baby girl felt set [size down] // Toddler shirt [size down] // Joggers for toddlers [size down]

Most of our days are spent at home together. 9 out of 10 times we wear comfortable, cozy clothes, so why not make it cute?! H&M has quickly become one of my favorite places to shop for my kids. They are reasonably priced and have a cute selection for kids of all ages. I think their size is big so I’ll downsize if in the middle!

Velvet set [size down]

The softest, most cozy set! Perfect for lounging around at home.

Children’s sweaters [size down]

My son wore this sweater for Christmas and got so many compliments! It looks classy but feels like a sweatshirt – win-win!

Baby girl body set

Cotton denim dress [size down]

If you haven’t figured it out yet…I hit the jackpot at H&M last month. This dress is perfect for winter with tights or can be worn on its own this spring. I bought my daughter a normal size for this so she has room to grow in it and will be wearing it this spring too.

Round bowl // 14″ tall vase // Textured ceramic vase // Black wooden chain

Our newly completed basement decor was a fun side project, and a surprise trip to Target and Amazon virtual aisles made this little setup a snap!

Best Mom Ever Mug

This mug is a birthday present from my sweet son! I love its size and the shape of the handle. I don’t know why, but a cup for me is all about the handle. Parker Lane brand has a lot of designs available at Target and they are only $5!! See all the designs here, and some of my favorites below!

Package Organizer

Pictured is a photo of Erin’s wrapping paper box – mine is already hidden and this one is handy so here we are! Erin has been talking about her organizer for several years, and I’m ready for another solution for wrapping supplies. I’m here to tell you, she’s right – great!!

Solid Chenille knit blanket

A quick way to warm up a guest room or seating area is to add a little soft light! I love these $20 throws from Target! They offer a variety of colors that will match any of your spaces! So, if you’re decorating any room in 2023, roll out this soft chenille knit!

Three-legged floor lamp

I was looking for a simple floor lamp that also made a great statement and this lamp from Target was my winner! It’s a great height and super quick/easy to put together!

Draw Me In The Candle

Hey, hey! Cassidy here! Can’t stop now, won’t stop burning Life in Lilac’s Draw Me In Candle! While I love to cozy up and light a candle, some candles can contain quite nasty chemicals that can harm you. [or your pets]! When I buy a candle, I always look for candles that are soy-based, sulfate-free, paraben-free, and phthate-free. It’s important to follow instructions when it comes to burning time no matter what the candle is made of! Normally only candles should be lit [under supervision] for 4-6 hours each time to ensure the longevity of the candle and avoid the risk or build up of wick/soot! Our recent candle partnership with shoplifeinlilac is a sustainable natural soy candle that is free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free, plus the wick is 100% cotton, lead-free, and zinc-free. Not only is it a clean candle, but it smells like HEAVEN! A scent really designed to ‘catch you’! Buy it here and get it before Christmas!

Perfume Roller

In case you’ve ever wondered what the entire LIY Group smells like…. it is this. 😉 We’ve been using and loving Life in Lilac Draw Me In Roll-On Perfume all month! For reference, it’s a blend of amber and santal fragrances. We would describe it as warm, intoxicating, slightly woody – but at the same time sweet! Rest assured, anyone who smells it is also high.. including husbands!


If you struggle with dry skin this time of year, this moisturizer is my holy grail! It’s a thick, heavy formula that doesn’t make my skin feel greasy and doesn’t cause breakouts. Victory!

Mixer // Bloom Greens // Pre-workout mix

Another month, a bunch of “things Tiktok makes me buy”. I eat my greens first thing in the morning to help with bloating and digestion, mixed with OJ because I can’t stand the taste of water – cringe. I also love this pre-workout mix for an energy boost before breaking a sweat! Full disclosure: I wouldn’t use a hand mixer for anything thicker than this – I find the whisk to clog easily! If you are mixing heavier liquids [like frothing!] I recommend trying this brand instead!

Car escape tool

I bought one of these to stock up on for everyone driving in our house. For under $15, you couldn’t be more secure with these deals! Though I can’t say how well it works – THANK YOU I didn’t have to use it! – I feel good that there is a simple way to cut seat belts and break windows in the event of an accident.


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