My HSP favorite things.

November 29, 2013

When my 5 year old screams because he has to change his pants and can’t transition from one pair into the next I can feel it. He is a highly sensitive child with highly sensitive skin. I have the same skin. I remember as a child the feeling of a sweater on my skin making me want to climb out of my body.

I spent years buying clothes in stores that I loved but when I got home would put on and change within 10 minutes. My husband would know the level of my sensitivity based on how many piles of clothes were laying on the floor after a manic morning trying on outfit after outfit.

Once I discovered these Etsy designers getting dressed changed. I stopped spending money on clothes that ended up at Salvation Army and invested more money in fewer pieces.

Here is what I need. Soft, soft fabric. It needs to flow and feel like part of how I move. I need my color story. Black, white, grey, mocha. Mostly black. I feel right in that story.

These are some of my favorites.

collage black1. Onor oversized sweater, feels like a throw back to my youth. The sweater I would have always wanted. I have trouble feeling comfortable in sweaters. This one I can wear. Not scratchy and in my favorite slouchy style. Don’t get thrown by the maternity listing, all of her shirts are big but you don’t need to be pregnant. I own so many of her shirts and can’t get enough. I can’t wear tight shirts over my belly and so this style is the one I have been so excited to find.

2. LeMuse evening cotton black asymmetric dress. I feel fully like myself in this dress. I wear it with a chunky belt and long socks with sassy boots. It feels like the softest fabric falling over your skin.

3. Marcella Moda clothes fill my closet. The butterfly. I have 2 of these and it is the shirt I put on when I feel wrong in my skin. When I can’t get dressed without feeling a bit panicked. They are 20% off today and I will probably get another! Maybe in another color. I feel beautiful in this shirt.

4. Trixy Xchange long black arm warmers. I live in these. I don’t like long sleeves, I prefer a 3/4 sleeve (my sensitivity thing) or sleeves that I can push up to 3/4 and so putting on these makes me a little warmer and feel really cozy and funky.

And these are some of my favorite things.

collage favs1. Trust yourself is my scent. Anna is amazing. The description of this alone makes you feel more in your body.

2. Patina Pleat Ring my favorite ring. I lost it. My kid said, “Maybe it is in the toilet and someone flushed it.” And since it is the last place I left it, the bathroom not the toilet, I kind of think it may have been flushed. I asked for a new one for Christmas.

3. Buy music directly from the artist. Jonatha is beyond incredible, she is a spirit guide of voice and story.

4. Not shown is my favorite new infinity scarf. I have it in black and probably need it in another color. Infinity scarves are the only ones I can wear, they don’t fall off or need adjusting. They make an outfit go from boring to put together. And I think they feel sexy.

A little lipstick talk with mascara thrown in.

 collage lipstick

 1. 2. Bite lipstick in Moscato and Sancerre. It is so smooth and gorgeous and cashmere-like.

3. Heat wave. Hot. Yummy. Sexy.

4. Love this stuff, love the bamboo.

A few of my favorite things. Happy Holidays loves.


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Wendie Tobin November 29, 2013 at 4:06 pm

I def. already HAD some of those things on my fave list OR put some of those things on my fave list, today. I don’t know if you’ve enjoyed Synergy organic cotton yet, but if you haven’t, well, you may want to explore. Rare that I see a fave list with 100% thumbs up, but you’ve accomplished it. Great list.


Hannah November 29, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Oh yay!!!!


Monica November 29, 2013 at 11:01 pm

I don’t know much about being an HSP; but from the little I’ve read, I think it describes me. This post made me think back to my “odd” ways as a child, tucking in my t-shirts in such a way that no elastic touched my skin, down through the leg openings in my underwear (and how embarrassed my mom was at the pediatrician’s office when I undressed)…and my strong desire for softness and comfort now. Everything needs to be comfortable and flowy… and the pieces you posted look perfect. Thanks for the recommendations… now, off to read/buy…


Dyamond November 30, 2013 at 12:46 am

I love your list. I hate my wardrobe. I want to simplify, so much. Just soft colors, no patterns, flowy simple maxi skirts, oversized shirts and leggings… I’ll get there one day.



Elaine November 30, 2013 at 10:13 pm

I’m not nearly as sensitive… But I am always looking for just the right feel or drape of a shirt or dress. I’m wondering how you found these sellers… Because you obviously couldn’t try them on Before you buy them, so did you just like the photo of the style and take a chance on a higher price?


Kelly Ann Matuskiewicz December 2, 2013 at 2:56 pm

As I’ve healed and peeled away layers, what touches my skin has become incredibly different than what I’ve worn in the past. MUST be soft!

Thanks for sharing this… going shopping!


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