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GIVEAWAY! Erin McDermott x Sh*t That I Knit

Hey people. Let’s talk accessories. Since the age of 14, I have been an earring obsessed weirdo. I’ve made some terrible earring decisions between then and now (I actually recently did a purge of my jewelry that I was “saving for my daughter” lol, and discovered some really frightening chandelier earrings of my past) but I’d say, I’ve got a solid base now.

The thing is, most mornings, I find myself reaching for Erin McDermott’s pieces. They are easy, fun, and LIGHT (like your ear doesn’t fall off by 4 pm). Not to mention, they don't break the bank (especially when your mom buys them for you at Runway for Recovery)!! I wear these white fringey ones almost every day.

I met Erin through Runway for Recovery - she has been doing trunk shows at the event since the very beginning and her designs are always a total hit. She and I hit it off - or more like it, my girl crush began - the second I met her. She is:

  • Insanely nice and outgoing
  • Insanely beautiful
  • Insanely talented
  • Insanely successful
  • Insanely busy but under control with three daughters under the age of four

 

I’m in awe of her and am so excited to bring some of her designs to you!!

 

Starting today (1/16/19) at 12 pm EST, we are doing an Instagram giveaway!! Winner gets a $125 Gift Card to STIK and a $125 Gift Card to Erin McDermott Jewelry!! All you have to do is like both of our accounts and tag two friends in the comments section. The winner will be announced at 12pm EST on 1/18 - so GET GOING!! 

Also, you're welcome for telling you to follow Erin on Instagram. If you love behind the scenes honesty, you will love her too. 

Here are some of my Erin McDermott Faves:

 

Daily Routines: Christina's Day-In-The-Life

It was evident in writing this blog post that I am a classic new years resolutioner. You'll see below all of the things I "recently started doing always," and one of those things is blogging. So here's the first blog of 2019! You are so welcome!! 

HERE IS A DAY IN THE LIFE OF CHRISTINA!! 

6ish - I wake up and enjoy the fact that I can stay in bed. But I’m a freak and will probably be awake for the rest of the day.


7:03 am - Alarm goes off. Alex’s lucky number is 3… so all of our alarms end in a "3"... Don’t ask me - promptly hit the snooze button. 


(Time between 7-7:30 - my New Year's Resolution is to STOP going on my phone first thing in the morning. This means a quick email check, but NO Instagram scrolling… we’ll see how long this lasts. But so far, it's really getting me out of bed quicker! Duh! )

7:30 am - Get out of bed and put on my Penelope Chilvers Slippers. Whoever gets out of bed last has to make the bed!

Rinse my face with cold water, spritz my face with toner, and lather my face in my Pai Rosehip Bioregenerate face oil + brush my teeth! I don’t wash my face in the morning because that would strip the natural oils from my face and make my skin even drier than it is now… which seems impossible. Run to the freezer and take my jade roller out and roll my puffy face with it! Who knows if it works, but I love it.


7:45 - 9 am - In no particular order, I will do these things:

  • Make an almond milk latte! My Mom got us a latte maker and it’s been life-changing, plus COST EFFECTIVE as I no longer buy almond milk lattes at Peets for $6.98…
  • Turn on the Today Show! I love love love the Today Show. It’s my happy time and I love having it on in the background. Savannah, if you're reading this, I love you! 
  • Make some breakfast. I’m either a 2 scrambled eggs girl or a smoothie girl (we got a vitamix for our wedding... best. thing. ever). I’ll also obvi make one for Alex.
  • Get dressed! I have Rent the Runway Unlimited, so I love getting dressed in the morning. It’s so fun to have something new to pair and look a little cuter than I would with what I just own. I think I’ll do a separate post about my love for RTR Unlimited…
  • Diddle on my phone. Let’s be real. I’m addicted to my phone and probably waste 30 minutes carrying my phone from room to room like a safety blanket. I’m writing this and I’m embarrassed. Like why do I perch my phone on my sink while I do my makeup and watch stories mindlessly?!?!?!
  • I’ll also do my makeup. I will maybe write another blog for my makeup routine. I’m all about that Bobbi Brown life.
  • Make another latte and put it in my Yeti to sip on at work.

9 am - try to get out the door on time. I like to be at work by 9:20, so if I leave by 9, I’m usually good

9:30 - 10 am - usually involves answering a lot of emails that I didn't answer the night before. 

10 am-noon - Hmm… good question… what do I do?! Could be any of these things:

  • On Mondays, we have team meetings at 11 am! 
  • Bugging people who haven’t responded to me with “friendly” reminders that I have emailed them 3 times in a row and am pretty sure this is the time they’ll respond
  • Doing PR outreach (see above bullet)
  • Thinking up partnerships with other brands and reaching out to them. 
  • Drinking lots of water! Or trying to!
  • Talk to my sister Ainslie on the phone. We talk every day and it’s a habit as we both work for ourselves. If you see me talking to myself in the grocery store, it’s because my airpods are under my hat and she and I are both at the grocery store, only I’m in Boston and she’s in Wyoming and we are just chit chatting. Or I am actually talking to myself- that is also very possible.

Lunch: I am trying to bring my lunch more often, but let’s be real, here are my fave Allston lunch spots:

  • Fish Market: The lunch special is insane!! $10 for 2 rolls, soup and a salad. It’s. So. Good.
  • Whole Heart Provisions: Healthy and way too filling! I overdosed on this over the summer, but I'm getting over it. 
  • Amelia’s Taqueria: YUM. So fresh and they’re so nice.
  • Stop + Shop: Luna Bar… 2 Luna Bars (I know this is not healthy but sometimes that’s all I’ve got time for and I love the Lemon flavor… I’m just being HONEST!!)
  • Railstop: A recent obsession, it’s a sit-down place over by New Balance. It’s fancy feeling and it’s clean and I like their salads.
  • Lone Star Taco Bar: Great for when I’m “going out to lunch with friends” and want to have a margarita at lunch!

1pm-4pm: More random sh*t! Running a business means being really good at having organized ADHD. I’m all over the place but manage to get it done.

  • Calls! Who knows, could be an agency, a brand, a mentor, idk!
  • Working with our team in Peru - waiting on shipments from our freight forwarder, going back and forth on samples! This is Sarah’s job now, but it’s fun to work together on what's coming up. 
  • Contacting new stores to sell our sh*t! That’s Kandi’s job now, but it’s fun to work together.
  • Blogging! Lol, trying to blog. Making all of this content is hard!
  • Working on our website - this is Tory’s job, but it’s also a big team effort.
  • PAYING THE BILLS. I just realized we haven’t paid our UPS bill since November… whoops!
  • It's also really nice that now I have coworkers!! Having Sarah, Kandi and Tory on the team makes life so much more interesting and productive. It's amazing how much more gets done in one day!! 

4pm: Sneak out of the office to hit the gym. Oy, I am sounding like a new years resolution freak, but, I’ve been gymratting it lately. At the Gym, I:

  • PELOTON!!!
  • Squats!!!
  • Stare at my phone on a mat and “stretch” It’s called ACTIVE RECOVERY, okay!!

5:30: shower up (lol I don't shower at the gym!! That would make too much sense) and head home.


** One of the great parts about working for yourself is that after you work your ass off for a couple of years, you get a little bit of flexibility and freedom back. For instance, sometimes I go to the gym in the middle of the day and then come back to work. It took me a longggg time to get to this place and I’ll admit, I did not go to the gym once from October to the new year… I was literally working all of the time.


6 pm: WAIT patiently for my HUSBAND TO COME HOME TO MEEE!!! I guessss I'll shower (I hate showering). But I do love me some good products:

I might make us some dinner but I will more likely order something off Uber Eats because I’m a terrible cook. If I do make dinner, I’ll:

  • Roast some Wegman’s Chicken - bon appetit!!
  • Make something from Serena Wolf’s Dude Diet Cookbook.
  • Loving Banza Chickpea pasta right now!
  • Popcorn for dinner!!! Who am I?! Olivia Pope!?

7pm on - pour myself a lil glass of red wine and hang out! I’m a BIG TV watcher. If Alex isn’t home, I’ll start binge watching one of my shows, I’ll do another blog-post of sh*t I love to watch.


Also, let’s be real. When I get home from work, my brain is still at work. I’m almost always on email, always on Instagram, always texting my team… it’s hard to turn this sh*t off. So while it’s great that I can stroll into work at 9:30 or leave a little early or take the day off - I am never really off. Queue the violins! 


8:30 - the whole routine:


9pm: I literally go to bed at like 9. I put my head on the pillow and PTFO. I am gifted that way.

I'm still at work right now, really ruining the validity of this "daily routine." Today I actually had to go to the apple store and get a new phone because I threw mine on the ground last night and shattered it! So I got to work really late and here I am... don't believe everything you read, right?! 

XO! 

Christina 

The Sh*t That I Knit Gift Guide!

The Sh*t That I Knit Team Gift Guide!!! 
Each year, our knit sh*t ends up on quite a few gift guides. It's always so exciting and we love to be included. Turns out, putting a gift guide is a lot of work! So the entire STIK team worked together to put this little list together. 
Happy gifting! 
The deets: 
  • Brinker & Eliza - Love You More Earrings - These are my personal picks - I have a growing collection of Brinker & Eliza because I love their jewelry, the price point is great for high-quality earrings and necklaces, and of course... because they are a mother-daughter duo. They started out this past summer and to put it lightly, have skyrocketed to the top - selling on Moda Operandi and in Barney's NYC. NBD. 
  • Amazon - The Stojo Cup - Kandi's pick - it's pretty simple, she loves this for traveling (always key to bring your own, reusable cup!). It's perfect because it squishes down like a cute little accordion! 
  • Kari Traa - Stjerna Half Zip - We all ove Kari Traa and live in their longies during ski season. A girl can never have too many half zips and this one looks perfect. Plus, it's made from Merino Wool, just like our hats! Ahem, Mom!! I want this!! ;) 
  • Sh*t That I Knit - Gunn Beanie - A perfect gift for your favorite gal. It's warm, soft, flattering, and the hot pink color will keep her the center of attention.
  • The Little Market - Woven Basket - Kandi says she needs one of these for all of their winter accessories. How domestic and stylish, Kandi!! We all need hat organization tools. 
  • Farmaesthetics - Midnight Oil - I live for this sh*t. The second I hop out of the shower, I lather myself up in this oil. It's just perfect (all natural and no stinky perfumes) and I could always use more of it. 
  • Eberjey - Frida Whip Stitch PJ Set - There's just nothing better than a new pair of fancy jammies. Just think of how great these would be WITH a new thing of Midnight Oil... talk about a thoughtful gift for the girl in your life who likes to get in bed at 8:30!!! (I will be sending this list to my family)
  • M.Flynn - Diamond Pebble Ring - A girl can dream, right?! We designed our wedding bands at M.Flynn and I may or may not be in the market for another stackable ring. You can also work closely with Megan and Moria on custom pieces. 
  • Lele Sadoughi - Broadway Bangle - Tory's Pick!! Right now Tory is covered in spit up (from her 6-month-old, not herself) and feels like this bangle will make her look fancy and fun. 
  • Sh*t That I Knit - The Pardy Poncho - This may or may not be my most favorite STIK product yet. It's so soft and so useful and so perfect. Wear it like a poncho all day and then scoop it into a scarf under your coat. While it won't be here for xmas, it will be there like a day late. In my family, the "your present is in the mail" thing always works. 
  • Drunk Elephant - C Firma Day Serum - Another Kandi pick - for this self-proclaimed "dry skinned" goddess, it's either giving up wine or using this day serum. Great for hydrating your face during our long, harsh winter!! 
  • Sephora - Shhhower Cap - I personally am not a fan of washing my hair everyday, more of like a twice a week kinda gal. So this shower cap is perfect and cute and fun! Talk about a great quality stocking stuffer!! 
  • Athleta - Flurry Base Layer Turtleneck - According to Tory, she needs to get out of the house in the winter, and wants to not only be snuggly but also look snuggly. This top is perfect. 
  • Astis Mittens- Dias Mittens - Astis Mittens are a gamechanger. I have Raynaud's (meaning the second I go outside, my fingers lose all of their color and freeze), so to say that my hands are never cold when I wear Astis is a huge statement. They are SO warm. And SO cool. And I already have a pair but I want another!! I also wear them skiing and am obssessed. Did I mention that I really like them??
  • Away - The Carry-On - When Sarah is on the move, she wants to be doing so in style and all charged up. This cute carry-on has all of those bells and whistles, is super trendy right now can charge your phone!! 
  • Apple - Airpods - It's pretty often that Sarah is multitasking. She's making calls, listening to music, running, schlepping orders, typing emails, managing everything at STIK... fact is, she needs her hands free!! Plus, I have them and I'm very cool. Seriously though, couldn't live without these... how else would my sister and I talk for hours about nothing all day?! 
  • Rent The Runway - Unlimited RTR - A great gift is to give someone a taste of the best thing ever for a month and then tell them they're on their own to pay for it!! But seriously, here's how it works. Once you start, you get 4 pieces to keep for however long you want. This could be a fancy dress for an event, a pair of wildly unflattering but trendy pants, a bomb jacket that is way too expensive and will make you look fancy AF, that perfect sweater for the skirt you've owned since college... you can rent it all. Alex got me a few months of Unlimited as my xmas present last year and I am addicted, plus it's really cut down on my typical shopping sprees. PLUS, I look more fashionable... I think!! 
  • Outdoor Voices - Polka Dot Tech Sweats - Because who doesn't love OV and who doesn't love polka dots?! And also because, who doesn't love to "get back into the gym" after the holidays?!
  • CrateJoy - Flower Subscription - My mom got me this for my birthday and I was just this morning, enjoying the gift that keeps on giving! Mom has always taught me that fresh cut flowers is a cheap way to decorate and I totally agree. Flowers just make me happy and this is a wonderful gift! They come every couple of week and last for a v long time! 
  • Dudley Stephens - Lightweight Velo Fleece - Going fast!! Dudley Stephens has a cult following and their popular fleeces sell out quickly. I'll admit, I was hesitant at first... really, a tight fleece? But now, I'm in love with my bright orange turtleneck. It's long and flattering, comfortable and so easy to throw on while running errangs. Totally cute! 
  • Artemis Design Co - Roxana Velvet Boot - Omg, I am so excited about these. After seeing the founder, Milicent, "test" these out this fall, I was very excited to see them released! I may be the leader of the "Artemis Design Co Fan Club," so I need to add these fashionable boots to my collection. 
  • Sh*t That I Knit - Hat Keychain - 1) easy to find your keys and 2) what a great stocking stuffer for the hat-obsessed person in your life! Or just yourself!! 
  • SkinOwl - Eye+ - I've been posting about this eye cream a lot lately and that's because I've been tired and dehydrated a lot lately too... but seriously, this is the sh*t. Keep it in your fridge and put it under your eye in the morning... ZING!!! 
  • Weezie Towels - Makeup Towels - I've been reading a lot about this hot new brand and am also the type of person who accidentally ruins all of her washcloths with her mascara. There, I'll admit it!! I'm that girl. But these are so cute and would be a great little gift for your sister or for me. 

Okay that took way longer than expected, but that's the list!!! 

 

XOXO

 

Christina 

STIK at the Women's World Cup Ski Race at Killington with the Best Custom Pins!

Last weekend, we were up in Killington, Vermont to sell some Sh*t in the vendor village at the Audi FIS Women’s World Cup Ski Race. After it being such a fun and successful event last year, this weekend was much anticipated for us! This year we came prepared with a giiiiaant blow up hat to hold our sh*t. You could see it from the mountain and if we do say ourselves, it was pretty epic.

We had the best time in our hat tent, reconnecting with STIK fans and meeting new Sh*tty friends! One of our favorite moments was when a few of our friends from the US Women’s Ski team stopped by for some Sh*t and to do an autograph signing. Thank you Nina O’Brien, Resi Stiegler, Tricia Mangan, Alice Merryweather, and Megan Herrod!!!

We were so excited to make our beanies extra special this year with Killington and Vermont pins from WizardPins! They were a huge hit and the added customization of the pins definitely helped sell a lot of hats! We were so impressed with the quality of the pins and customers were flocking to our tent for a beanie and a pin! If you’re in the market for custom pins, we would 100% recommend WizardPins! We had an excellent experience communicating with their customer service team and were so excited about how the custom pins came out.

Want your own custom pins? Use code STIK for $50 off your first order!

               

New York Sh*tty POP UP!!

Join us at our Sh*t That I Knit NYC Pop-Up! 
November 7th - November 11th, 2018
Open daily from 10 am - 7 pm 
171 Elizabeth Street
New York, New York
Swing by anytime or join us on Friday night to celebrate Christina's 29th birthday from 5:30-8:30 pm. RSVP here.
Rumor has it there will be discounts to celebrate! 
A little sneak peak information about the pop-up:
This is the first time we've ever had our own space... so we are going all out. Think Aspen-ski lodge. Think all of the hats and all of the wraps and all of the wine. We'll be making pom-poms and inviting celebrity friends over and living it up. We are also trying to sound cool right now, but in reality, we are nervous and hope that people come!!