Shopbop recently shared a beautiful spotlight piece on Black designers and this Lemlem dress obviously had to be mine. It’s giving me hope that summer is a real thing that will eventually happen again, and when it does I will have this breezy beauty to float around in on the beach. Can you picture it? Wearing gauzy fabrics again??
Stop what you’re doing and immediately get yourself a portable slide monitor for your laptop. Not detached from it, or sitting above it, I mean, this genius work-from-home addition attaches to your very laptop itself and gives you two screens! It's basically like giving your laptop an extra limb, and your workflow twice the efficiency. If you need the workspace of a second screen but your physical workspace doesn’t allow for it (or you simply want to be more mobile than a separate monitor allows) this is ideal.
I know skincare gets the lion’s share of the attention, but our precious strands need more than a wash and air-dry. Last week, I shared a complete list of the hair care products I rely on for every step of my hair routine. We’re talking all the tried-and-true MVPs from conditioner all the way through to the final mist of hair spray. Everything is revealed (including my holy grail hair ties) and everything is waiting for you here.
I’ve been getting endless questions about my current lip color scheme, and I’m always happy to share when I find a pairing that genuinely works. Although, unless you're new around here, you know that the combo I've been wearing lately is no new discovery. It's my long-standing favorite duo of Pat McGrath’s Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in shade Buff, and my beloved Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in shade Plum Perfect. You’ve heard me rave about MoistureSmooth before and if you haven’t, hello and welcome to its fan account, happy to have you. It comes in the best range of colors, is unbelievably moisturizing and long-lasting, and while it isn't billed as a lip plumper, it always makes my lips look bigger when wearing it.
Not to be confused with The Sill, where you get amazing plants, The SIL is my new favorite destination for clothing from independent designers that’s not available anywhere else. Many of their gorgeous styles are actually made to order and every piece is completely exclusive to their beautifully-curated boutique. I strongly recommend browsing the classic dresses on offer which includes this gorgeous white frock that I will be ordering momentarily. If you’re looking for truly unique items, this is a special place to shop.
I recently ordered Easter baskets for both girls (wow, crazy to talk about them as a pair!) from Pottery Barn Kids. They’re incredibly classic, cute, and sturdy so we’ll be able to reuse them year after year. There are so many adorable liner options on offer, but you can also browse for even more options over at Etsy. Why does shopping for things in pastel shades instantly lift one’s mood??
I recently bought this sweater dress from Shopbop and I have to tell you, it’s one of those dresses that doesn't look great on the product page, but looks gorgeous in person. It is slightly oversized, so size down if you prefer your sweater dresses to be more fitted. This dress has been ideal for blending comfort, coziness, and a bit of chic during long days of working from home. Also, it’s an amazing price for something that will be a closet hero for years to come.
This just in: Birdies makes SNEAKERS NOW. The beloved brand for stylish, luxe flats and slip-ons that look like shoes but feel like slippers now makes an unbelievably essential sneaker as well. Birdies is so good at marrying luxury, wearability and comfort. Their shoes instantly become your go-to pairs. I’m overjoyed about this fine footwear development, and the fact that it comes in so many colorways doesn’t hurt, either.
None of us like to admit it, but sometimes Netflix gets boring. It’s completely fine if you need to level up your entertainment, and even better when you can make it educational, too. I’m not sure if you’re aware, but Chef’s Feed actually has a whole YouTube channel full of free cooking tutorials, and they’re led by professional chefs. If you’re a food blog follower but feel like some of the specifics of instruction are often missing, check this out.
Attention all New Yorkers who don’t have cars and/or parents with 37 different bags of kid stuff to cart with them at all times. The Click & Carry Bag Carrier (!) combines the handles of any bags you’re carrying into one comfort-grip holder, letting you hang onto one thing instead of 1,000 things. This genius gadget frees up your hands (and arms) and makes far fewer trips to the car and back while you’re at it!
Friends, IT’S BACK. The Barefoot Dreams cableknit sweater that will be your favorite purchase of all time has been restocked which is just the kind of 2021 miracle we've all been waiting for. To get the obvious out of the way, yes it’s a men’s sweater. However, it literally doesn’t matter because it’s essentially a Barefoot Dreams blanket in cable knit sweater form that looks amazing on EVERY gender. Rich and I both own in it two colors mostly because he was getting reeeeeeal tired of me stealing his.
This is so cool and such a great gift for families. Tabletopics is a game that’s specifically designed to engage kids in the art of conversation. All that worrying you’ve been doing about kids basically only existing head-down in their phones? THIS HELPS. It’s a fun mix of questions that are really thoughtful and likely to help families connect in new and unexpected ways.
We’re doing everything masked-up these days, and that includes working out... but it’s really hard to enjoy a run in the park if your mask makes breathing impossible. This sports mask by Under Armour is made for movement so if you're playing team sports or working out in public, this is the one. Honestly, just look at those ratings, I’m pretty sure they nailed it. It comes in plenty of colors and sizes and of course, is washable post-workout.