I took a bit of a shopping hiatus over the summer, during which time I had a strict policy of promptly deleting all incoming emails from my favorite brands and retailers. But I have to admit: I am back. The floodgates reopened over Labor Day weekend when I relented to "briefly" browse the Mango sale, and then the onset of chillier New York weather has meant I've really let myself deep-dive into the best of what the internet has to offer.
Maybe it's the sugar rush of letting myself browse again—or maybe it's the freshness of a new season?—but it really does seem like there's currently a heck of a lot of good things to tempt my itchy fingers. Because I'm still being commendably thrifty, I've taken it upon myself to bombard friends and co-workers with all my best buys. It seemed rude not to also share them here for your benefit, so here you go. Happy browsing, and be sure to DM me any particularly good fashion, beauty, or home items you discover. I'm always here to share random cool things.
Dickies High-Rise Wide Pants ($78)
I spent quite a lot of time as a fourteen-year-old trying to persuade my mother that my life would be better if only I owned a pair of Dickie's shorts. Feel the same way about these trousers, TBH.
Mango Leather Boots With Track Sole ($150)
Okay. So. I got the black version of these in Mango's Labor Day sale, but the more I look at the brown pair, the more I'm experiencing mild FOMO. Long story short, I have been rallying friends who live nearby to snap these up so we can sharesies.
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask ($48)
It's been way too long since I've had jet lag, but you better believe I still recommend Summer Friday's Jet Lag Mask.
Free People Vienna Brushed Wool Shirt Jacket ($228)
I have this friend who works at Free People, and she also has a habit of sending links to things she claims I "definitely need." Anyway, she sent me a link to this shacket a couple of weeks ago, and she wasn't wrong.
Nécessaire The Body Wash ($25)
My sister has super-sensitive skin and is always on the hunt for gentle, unscented products, so I'm always sending them to her. This body wash by Nécessaire is currently in my shower and is formulated to be non-irritating. You can go fragrance-free, but let it be said that I'm a huge fan of this sandalwood scent (with the eucalyptus coming in a close second).
Polène Number Sept Bag ($390)
This timeless black-leather bag is basically the definition of French-girl style (which makes sense, coming from a Parisian brand).
Banana Republic Silk Cashmere Relaxed Zebra Sweater ($62)
Sent this to everyone I know who has also been rewatching Schitt's Creek from the beginning (and high-fived a million angels when it swept the Emmy's). Let me tell you: David Rose's fashion sense has really grown on me.
Mango Zebra Printed Sweater ($60)
Another sweater as proof that this is a real trend, and I will not respond to DMs telling me any different. Thank you.
Nanushka x Alighieri The Dichotomy Earrings ($255)
I'd be doing you a disservice if I didn't mention that Alighieri and Nanuska (two of my most favorite brands) have a new jewelry collaboration. These earrings definitely deserve your attention.
H&M Small Ceramic Vase ($15)
H&M homewares punching above their pricetags.
Lumira Cuban Tobacco Scented Candle ($70)
My favorite scent.
Bally Dema Leather Boots ($790)
Sent to a friend who, like me, is strictly into gold hardware and can't remember the last time she wore heels. (These do, actually, also come in a very chic heeled version—something I'm open to revisiting in 2021. Stay tuned.)
Bally Giordy Leather Boots ($720)
Also got distracted by these, from way at the other end of the Bally style spectrum.
Gucci GG Pattern Throw Blanket ($1100)
My friend has a cool thing with his family where, on special occasions, they'll pool their funds to buy a big present instead of each going at it solo. I sent him this as a gift idea for his sister's 30th, knowing she is very much part of the Gucci gang (and that he'd only have to pay for a sixth of it).
Rachel Parcell Lawson Plaid Throw Blanket ($49)
Another chic throw for your couch. (Should you have fewer siblings to split the cost with.)
Dyson Corrale Hair Straightener ($500)
I spied my friend's French-girl style crush Sabina Socol using this cordless(!) straightener in a cute little French garden on her Instagram Stories a while back. It promises half the damage of your average straightener, and I'm a Dyson fan in general (have I told you about my vacuum? I will), so I have zero qualms even though it's a bit spendy.
& Other Stories Oversized Organic Cotton Jogger Trousers ($69)
If there were ever a look that perfectly captured 2020, this would be it. Dress-up-able (yes, that's a word) sweat pants will definitely remain a top priority for fall.
& Other Stories Relaxed Button Up Fringe Jacket ($219)
We have established that fringe is a thing this season, yes?
By Far Nick Chain Trim Patent Leather Loafer ($578)
Proof that accessories with big gold-chain details are not, I repeat are not, limited to Bottega Veneta handbags.
Bottega Veneta Cassette Chain Shoulder Bag ($3800)
Mango Double Chain Necklace ($30)
A chunky gold necklace also achieves the vibe.
Mango Chain Loafers ($80)
Okay, one more, but only because I feel strongly about this.
Nanushka Azha Ribbed-Knit Bodysuit ($275)
The answer to "How does one keep one's knit tucked in just so?"
Scoop Shine Turtleneck Bodysuit ($32)
Another solid pick.
Mammoth and Minnow Cactus Ring Dish ($34)
Sent to my friend who was on the hunt for a cool little engagement present.
Trave Paloma 90's Straight Full Length Jeans ($288)
Never not on the hunt for really good jeans. These were part of my argument that a) going lighter with your denim wash is a slick move for winter, and b) Agolde jeans aren't the only jeans in the world worth buying.
Agolde The 90's Pinch Waist Jeans ($178)
… But also, yes, Agolde jeans are very good.
We the Free Just Float On Flare Jeans ($78)
Let's just take a moment for these particularly good flare jeans.
Zesica Casual Long Sleeve Knit Outfit Set ($33)
Okay, saddle up because I recently got into quite a lengthy chat about how many good matching loungewear sets are out there at the moment. Let's start with this one I spotted on Amazon when I was meant to be reordering a huge bag of dog kibble.
Skims Cozy Knit Shorts ($58)
So here's an extremely unpopular opinion: I have zero interest in the Kardashians, which means I'm a late convert to Skims. However, as someone who has been wondering what to do about my love of bike shorts once things get chilly, I was very pleased to discover this cozy little situation. Unsurprisingly, these come in a great range of neutral tones, with sizing from XXS to 5X.
Chloé Franckie Leather and Suede Sneakers ($525)
Big fan of interesting gum soles, and I'll tell anyone who'll listen.
Converse Run Star Hike ($105)
The plot thickens…
Helle Mardahl Bonbonnière ($395)
It's okay to not know exactly what it is. It will still look great on your dresser.
& Other Stories Fuzzy Wool Blend Beanie ($39)
Don't sleep on & Other Stories for extremely cute beanies in extremely cute colors.
Meraki Rib Maxi Skirt ($21)
We editors talk about how good Amazon's rib knits are on the daily. I sent this to another editor saying this skirt is basically going to be everyone's WFH outfit for the foreseeable future, and her response was, and I quote, "Duh."
Kin Euphorics Kin Spritz ($27)
One of my fellow editors is always into the latest buzzy vegan things—Kin's alcohol-free, mood-lifting drinks (made from herbs that help manage stress and other clever, plant-based things) seemed like they'd be her new cup of tea.
Muk Luks Cable Knit Fleece Lined Leggings ($14)
I am here to preach the gospel of fleece-lined leggings to the unconverted. These ones are from Amazon, and they're especially luxe in this oatmeal colorway, but I recommend snapping up the black and grey pairs as well.
Romwe Peter Pan Collar Rib Knit Top ($16)
I'd argue that, like so many of us, this top was inspired by our girl RBG.
Curie All-Natural Deoderant in Orange Neroli ($12)
I sent it to my friend because it's aluminum-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free, but I really just buy it because it smells like summer in Italy.
Blume Hug Me Best Deodorant Ever Natural Deodorant ($14)
This one is meant to be good as well, and TBH, I could do with a hug after suffering through the debate last night.
Local European Rio Tank ($36)
Just a really, really, really good racerback tank that's my go-to to suggest every time someone comes looking for one. Beyond perfect under blazers and cardigans. (It also comes in black.)
Deadwood Pheonix Peacock Pants ($430)
Definitely wear the aforementioned tank with these pants, which are even cooler when you find out they're made from recycled leather. Sent this entire look to my friend who is a low-key rocker at heart and has always dressed with that Erin Wasson vibe (or that Lenny Kravitz vibe, depending on who you ask).
Diptyque Electric Wall Diffuser ($120)
Sent to my friend who is completely obsessed with Diptyque's Baies candle scent but is really running out of things to do with those little glass jars. Just add…
Diptyque Baies/Berries Electric Diffuser Cartridge ($45)
A diffuser in your scent of choice.
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