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Happy Sunday! It’s supposed to rain here for the next week,  Yippee boy do we need it.  Today of course I am joining Classic Casual Home, and Most Lovely Things and we are sharing five things that caught our eye this week.  Let’s take a look at Five Finds Studio McGee Target and More.



If you read my post last week that I did with Sarah (so excited to collaborate with her), you probably spotted me wearing torn jeans.  I know we all have feelings about these, especially at our age.  In a former Sunday fave post, I mentioned that I read somewhere from some fashion blogger (younger of course) that her favorite boyfriend jeans were from H&M.  I have to be honest I had never been in an H&M store before.  I thought everything in there was junk.  At any rate, I ventured into my local H&M found a couple of friendly salespeople and they headed me in the right direction and helped me with size so I did not have to try them on.  Well, I hate to admit it but I LOVE them.  They are as comfy as a pair of PJ’s.  The best part they were $29 at my store.

cindy hattersley in H&M jeans and black mockneck



I love this wrap-around gallery wall in a recent project from Studio McGee.  Note how they have incorporated items from their Target collection in the cabinet mixing the old and new.  If you aren’t following them on Instagram you can here. If you are thinking about buying any of their Target items scroll their feed for inspiration.

studio mcgee on Instagram


Target is great for small decorative accessories.  Here is what I found at Target. The stripe pillow I purchased for my son and daughter in law.  We will remove the faux fill and add a down insert.  It has a zipper! I also purchased the linen pillow with fringe.  Same deal it has a zipper so we will replace the insert.  If you are allergic you will probably be happy with a faux fill. I think both of the drinks tables are great deals.  I would never spend a lot of money on one of these.  These are both under $100.  The pendant is a great deal for $200. The round and rectangular trays have a great look for much less.  I ordered them both. Love the wood balls they come in two sizes.  I have them on my radar. They can be really expensive elsewhere. I did not buy the marble box but ordered one for my office for paperclips etc. Love the glass vases.  The big one is great for a blousy single species bouquet.  I grabbed the package of three for single stems.  They were $3.00! I have my eye on the bench and the mirror for a young couple that has been out of work during the pandemic! All items linked below.

Studio McGee and Magnolia at Target



You are going to love the story and Sandra says the cheesecake is the best too!



I finally made the plunge.  I have been using essential oils for years.  I add to my mop water, I use wool balls in my dryer instead of fabric softener, I make homemade linen spray.  At any rate, I was afraid to invest in a diffuser because I was afraid I would forget to fill the darn thing up.  I purchased one from Annie along with the oils and I love it.  Since it is right next to my desk I do not forget to fill it. It makes working in my office so much more pleasant. Contact Annie if you are interested.  You won’t regret it!


Thanks for reading FIVE FINDS STUDIO MCGEE TARGET AND MORE.  Have a great day! Now pop over and see what Mary Ann and Annie are sharing.



Reader Interactions


  1. Karen B. says

    Hi Cindy,
    I love the Studio McGee items I’ve seen at Target. I bought a throw last year and love it. The price point is a nice surprise.
    I printed Sandra’s cheesecake recipe. It just looked and sounded so good.
    You always look great and I confess, I was tempted on the jeans, but I don’t think they’re me—read I don’t have the confidence to pull them off. 😊💙
    I seriously pondering the idea of the oils and diffuser.

  2. Tami C. says

    Love Studio McGee at Target and love those jeans on you! Super cute. (Putting a pair in my online shopping buggy as I type.) Thank you for the great links. Have a good week.

  3. Heidi says

    Hi Cindy,
    Well I love the ripped jeans look, on you. I have a few distressed pairs but I haven’t been a fan of the types with the knees completely blown out. But, never say never! I’m just plain bored with everything right now and trying something new is fun! Of course my daughters would probably tease me and say I caved. I did have the coolest hand embroidered pair back in the day ( a 100 years ago!) that were naturally distressed because I lived on a horse ranch and they wore out. When the knee finally broke through I was so upset and threw them away. Ah well!
    Hope you have a good week.
    XO Heidi

  4. Diane says

    Love the ripped jeans! But with limited “ripping”. I have no H&M close to me, so I am wondering if the jeans are true to size or run a little small. Thinking I might need to size up?

  5. Lauren says

    I am in the “Hate ripped jeans” camp. To me they always look like something I would paint the house in or garden in. On the other hand I LOVE that woven leather square ottoman!

  6. Lucretia Roletta says

    I don’t think wearing ripped jeans has so much to do with age as it does do what one likes to wear.. After all these years of seeing them, I still don’t like them for me.
    Love, love the “Dusty story!!! So charming!! By the way, I have met him at a store I worked in and he was extremely nice and extremely down to earth and charming!

  7. Cheryl says

    Does anyone else have the problem of small holes in tees caused by jeans? It seems the pointed corner tab by the button above the zipper protrudes enough to very quickly wear a hole in knit tops. It helps to weat another tee underneath but sometimes that is too many layers. BTW I am talking about wearing tops out not tucked , since I am still working off the baby weight gained when I had my 39 and 37 yeor old children.

  8. Judy B says

    At 73, I am feeling slightly reluctant to wear my torn jeans out. I wear them at home and the beach, but don’t want to seem like I’m trying too hard or something to be hip. They are comfortable!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Judy

      There is always that thing about trying to hard. I am totally on board with that with trying to be too sexy (yuk) at our age or wearing a little too much makeup. But, can we pull this off with a little sassiness without tring too hard? Not sure but LOVE the conversation….

  9. Marci says

    I never cared for the ripped jeans look. I think it is a style foisted on women by the fashion powers that be – like the bustle of yore. But the cut and the color do look good on you, Cindy. I am in my 70s and still love wearing jeans. Especially if they have some stretch to make them more comfortable, less stiff. Love all your posts!


    Cindy, don’t abandon the ripped jeans, you look adorable in them and you still remain classy. I am older than you and I have a pair, my granddaughter loves me in them. She is proud that I can stay current with the occasional fun outfit. Your fashion posts are very inspiring.

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Patti

      I love the conversation when something controversial is brought up. That’s what I love about this blog. You ladies are strong, smart, opinionated, and not afraid to take chances. That’s what makes this all fun. I have to be honest I have a pair of jeans that I bought that came distressed in one knee. To me I just think it looks like Grandma fell down, ripped her knee and didn’t fix it! There is something about the torn look that is liberating. Maybe I am nuts!

  11. Carol S. says

    I think I speak for most of your followers…we could all get out of our workout/yoga pants and wear a new pair of jeans that FIT. 😊. They look great on you.

  12. pa Gale says

    The kids/teenagers started the look…they want to b diff. than the ‘older’ crowd. im sure they see an older/old woman wearing they roll their eyes.
    I feel the same way about ‘the tuck”..the kids started. .. the young girls have beautiful figures and flat stomachs…..most older can not say that and so very obvious when some older do ‘tuck’.
    Why cant we as older and wiser ladies show the class and sophistication we know as knowledgeable ladies of a certain age and dress appropriately for our age. …which I think is a classier, timeless , beautiful fashion statement.
    However, each to their own.. but as a philosopher once said..” a word to the wise is sufficient”.

    • Carol S. says

      Interesting reply and the tuck shirt looks good but not me. I too prefer the classics but can’t deny I got on the skinny Jean fad…mix in the style whatever age.

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Gale

      Thank you so much for weighing in. I know exactly how you feel. I wouldn’t have been caught dead in ripped jeans. Somehow they just grew on me. Maybe it is Covid and being home.

  13. Harriet says

    Curious where you get down pillow inserts? I haven’t been able to find them locally. I am on the fence with ripped jeans. If I decided I wanted a pair, I think I would buy them from goodwill for $5 and distress them myself. Love you Sunday posts!

  14. Marcia says

    Ok. I like ripped jeans. However, I have not spent a lot of money on them, I have about 5 pair. Only one pair with distressing in the knees. And I get compliments on them! Who knew! I have a high wasted straight legged pair that I wear with a long tee, belt and long black blazer, I rolled up the hem and wore them with leopard loafers.
    Hey, that is the freedom of getting old!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Okay Marcia I totally agree. Before I bought this pair I told my husband why on earth do these young girls pay $200 for ripped jeans? We came from the era of cutoffs. Meaning we cut our jeans off and made them into shorts when they got ragged looking. That is why I went to H&M to buy my first and maybe last pair. Love the leopard loafer idea!

  15. Sandra Sallin says

    First of all thank you for featuring me and my mothers’ Cheesecake recipe. It really is good!! Better than good. It is great!!! You know I’ve never liked the ripped jean thing. It has nothing to do with age. I just don’t care for the look. I do love boyfriend jeans. But the ripped thing just does not resonate with me. I always look forward to your Sunday 5. In fact I enjoy all of your partners in crime.

  16. Nancy Toney says

    Absolutely no ripped Jeans for me, My neighbor, mid 70’s, wears ripped jeans, OMG those wrinkled knees are not a pretty sight!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Nancy

      That is hilarious. I don’t want to be that crazy old lady next door either. Why do they rip them at the knees anyway? Why not distress elsewhere? Great point!!

  17. Annie Diamond says

    Cindy! You look fabulous in your ripped jeans….are there even rules anymore? I think that’s what I love about what social media has done for rules….blurred the lines and no rules! I saw a woman wearing the coolest jeans when I worked at Serena & Lily, I asked her where she got them thinking they would be a $200 pair of jeans for sure based on the rest of her wardrobe, but nope H & M!! I got a pair and they were $20!

    Thank you for the shout out about essential oils! I’m sending you a link!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      I agree Annie there are no rules anymore but you are much younger than I. I agree with most of my readers. I certainly would not pay much money for them but I have had a little fun with them. I don’t want to be the crazy old lady next door either!

  18. debra @ 5th and state says

    Love these products from Target! Mad for Sandra’s story, the cheesecake & Dusty. I started writing down the ingredients as I have family in town, then read the instructions. I cannot make it as you are supposed to cool the oven, my stove/oven is an AGA, they are always on…drats

    Monday is supposed to be the start of a snow storm, the numbers keep changing but the last I saw, 8-9″, woo hoo!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Debra

      There are some goodies at Target right now. I am crazy about that tangerine desk you brought back! So wish I were closer to enjoy your wonderful shop and your amazing eye. Well I will be your slave as soon as I get the vaccine!!

  19. Beth says

    No on ripped jeans. Too contrived a look. Like wearing new shoes with holes in the toes for effect. No thanks.

  20. Joanna says

    I love Sandra’s story! Cheesecake was my specialty in the 80s, then it seemed to fall out of favour.

    It’s a big No to ripped jeans! My friends would think I hit on hard times and my kids would think I had dementia. They are in their 40s and they don’t even wear ripped jeans. There are some trends that we should pass on, and this is one of them. But, I also believe you wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and happy. You do wear them well.

      • Cindy Hattersley says

        Ha! Thanks Susan for weighing in. My children and grandchild (well she is too young) probably think I am bonkers as well!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Joanna

      I agree about cheesecake haven’t made it in years, but I know Sandra is a great cook and if she says it is the best. My kids probably think I have gone off the deep end too. I think it is fun to bring things like this up with you ladies because you are all so savvy and smart. I know some people would not want to bring things like this up, but I think it is fun. I was completely on the no ripped anything team. Ask my husband. I think it is coviditus!

    • Karen H. says

      Hysterical! I’m on the no team, but Cindy looks great in them. She can pull off this look.

      • Cindy Hattersley says

        Hi MP

        So love hearing you weigh in. I have to be honest I hated the look but strangely it has grown on me. But I have always had kind of a messy look anyway. My hair is always a little messy etc. Maybe it just suits me at this point in my life.

        • Donna says

          Hey Cindy
          I agree that there is something that I like about ripped jeans. I like a little bit of a messy not too fixed up look. You look great in these. I’m sure I need a pair.

      • Cindy Hattersley says

        You guys are the best! Love this conversation. Maybe we should keep it going and bring up more controversial trends?

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hey Gray thank you so much for weighing in. We all definitely have firm opinions on this one don’t we? Thank you guys for always weighing in. That is what makes this fun. I promise I am not going off the deep end!

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  22. kathy says

    Loved the cheesecake story! It made me chuckle!
    I look forward to these Sunday posts. They’re always fun to read.

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