Best of October 2023

Greetings, friends! I don’t know about you, but I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that it’s November. Anyone else? Before we flip the page on the calendar, I like to take a look back and share what was popular last month, so let’s talk about top ten best sellers from October.

10 Best Selling Products in October 2023

These were the 10 most popular products across my blog and social channels last month. They’re listed in typical Top Ten order, with the most popular one last.

10. J. Crew Field Sneakers (8h) // I feel like low profile sneakers like these is the direction trends are going right now, and I really like the neutral color palette on this pair.

9. ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream AM/PM Set with Discovery Kit // SUCH a good deal on these iconic ELEMIS products. You get a night cream and your choice of 3 of their day creams, plus a Discovery Kit with 3 travel size products, packaged beautifully in a box for gift-giving.

also wearing: Gap Factory jeans // Blondo boots

8. Gap Factory Cozy V-Neck Sweater (S) // This cozy pullover with the flattering v-neck and relaxed fit pairs easily with all styles of jeans. It comes in several nice color choices, and it’s a great price! It runs true to size, or size down for a closer fit.

also wearing: PAIGE denim (29) // Vince Camuto booties (8) // similar necklace // Tom Ford sunnies

7. Vince Silk Blend Woven Shirt (S) // This gorgeous silk blend blouse was an #NSale find, and it’s currently 59% off at Nordstrom Rack! I love the clean hidden button placket and extra long cuffs, but especially the straight hem and 23″ length. It makes it so much easier to tuck, and you can even leave it out for a more relaxed vibe.

also wearing: MOTHER denim (29) // Marc Fisher flats (8) // chain necklace

6. Talbots Cable Knit Zip Front Cardigan (S) // I was pleasantly surprised by this zip-up cable knit cardigan from Talbots. It’s the perfect modern length to pair with higher rise jeans, and it has a really nice fit and feel. It also comes in a bunch of colors.

also wearing: Gap Factory sweater & jeans

5. Gap Factory Puffer Jacket (S) // This is a great price for a classic puffer jacket, and I love the light brown color for a change. It also comes in black, navy, and green.

also wearing: Marc Fisher boots (8) // similar Coach bag // YSL sunnies

4. Caslon Button Up Rib Sweater Dress // This is such a great piece to dress up or down. I love the v-neck and button-up design on the front. It also comes in olive green.

3. Gap Factory V Neck Cardigan // Stripes are having a moment this fall, and this affordable sweater is a great way to participate in the trend without breaking the bank.

also wearing: Cozy Karma Twist Neck Sweatshirt

2. Athleta Balance Flare Pant (S) // I was so thrilled when these flare pants came in the mail, and I tried them on! They are soft and stretchy and cozy and comfortable, and they look great on. They come in regular, petite, and tall sizes. Plus, you cannot beat the $29 price tag.

And in first place, the winner is . . . 🥁

1. Warners  This Is Not A Bra™ Cushioned Underwire Lightly Lined T-Shirt Bra // This bra is by far and away the top seller of the month. None of the others even came close. It’s a great price, extremely comfortable, and it looks great under clothing too.

And that’s a wrap! I’d love to know if you purchased any of these, and how they worked out for you.

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27 thoughts on “Best of October 2023

  1. Bought four of these items myself so not at all surprised by this list! I didn’t buy the bra because I’ve already been wearing very similar Warner bras (the No Side Effects version) for many years. My favorite item that I did buy, surprisingly, is probably that Gap Factory puffer. It’s so light but warm too and I do love the light brown color. I’ve even considered getting another color.

  2. I just wanted to tell you on your recommendation I bought the Warners bra and I love it!! I procrastinated for a few months by wearing unwired bras and felt frumpy and like I had a uniboob…sorry for the TMI but it’s how I felt. After purchasing this pretty and comfortable bra I feel so much more put together….so THANK YOU Jo-Lynne

  3. I bought four of these items myself so not surprised by this list! Didn’t buy the bra only because I already wear a very similar Warner bra (the No Side Effects one) and have for years. My favorite thing I did buy is the Gap Factory puffer, surprisingly. It’s really lightweight but also warm (warm enough for fall, at least.) I like the light brown color a lot and just ordered another in black.

    1. LOL sorry for the duplicate comment… I didn’t think it went through the first time. I need to drink my coffee.

  4. I ordered the Athleta pants (#2) and they arrived yesterday. Love! They are so comfy! I needed a replacement for some yoga pants that I recently discarded because they were worn out. The Athleta ones are nicer than the ones I threw out.

  5. I purchased the Warners bra and I LOVE it! I was sorely in need but the bra I had worn for years was discontinued.
    I really appreciated the measuring guide included. I plan to order several more to rotate. Thank you for sharing it!

  6. That Gap Factory Cozy V-neck is great! I bought it and it is so cozy! I love it! Thanks for finding these things.

  7. Bought the Vince Silk/rayon blouse- in fact I’m wearing it to work as I type this. Vince is a favorite brand in my closet and while I passed on this during the Anniversary Sale at Nordstrom, the Rack purchase is a new favorite. Love the shorter length (I’m 5’4”)! Thanks for all the tips and advice. Ive really enjoyed all of them. I especially appreciate your style and approach to real life!

  8. I thought the same thing about November. We only had one week of cool weather in October. I ordered the Warner bra. I really like it and am thinking of ordering another one.

  9. I’ve been putting off ordering the J Crew field sneakers because ONE reviewer said the top of the shoe is so long it rubbed on her ankle. You keep bringing them to us so I’m asking — have you had this issue with them? Thanks.

    1. No, not at all. I find them very comfortable. I wore them all night at our marching band cavalcade, and I did a LOT of walking. If you find the tongue too long (my VEJA Esplar sneakers were like that) you can unlace that last hole, which allows them to be looser around the ankle.

  10. Hi Jo-Lynne,
    So many good items on this list! I ordered the Athleta flares and they were delivered today. They are so soft and comfy! I can’t wait to wear them out somewhere. Thanks for all the info you give us.

  11. I bought five on the list….. the gray was the biggest surprise. Sooooooo comfy,!!!!! (and I’m very picky about bras and their level of comfort).
    I would’ve bought more winter wear but we live in a tropical warm climate.
    Thanks J-L for such great pieces!

  12. I love this bra. It’s so comfortable. I ordered another right after my first one came. Thanks for recommending it. I’d been needing to update my bras, but was having a hard time finding a comfortable underwire ones that didn’t cost alot. I think I’ll try the Athleta flare pant now that I see them again and they come in petite.

  13. Yes! # 2. Athleta pants for the 🙌 when I saw them on you and read your description, I knew they would be great. Thank you!

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