Every month I like to do a roundup of new finds and old favorites I’m particularly loving right now, so as we enter this last week of March, I’m sharing some of the spring wardrobe items and beauty products I’ve been enjoying while we are sheltering in place.
We’re well into week two of lockdown orders from our governor, and even this self-proclaimed homebody is getting restless. Yesterday we went for a drive, and it was nice to just get out of the house for a bit, even though it was raining.
I’m sure it’s no surprise that I’m turning to comfy clothes and some of my favorite pampering beauty products to get through these long, dreary days. Maybe some of these will resonate with you too!
March Favorites 2020
one // My current favorites for soft and cozy (loungewear vs. exercise) are the Beyond Yoga leggings I picked up a while back, but they sold out last weekend during the Nordstrom sale, so I’m linking you to the Alo high waist lounge leggings.
I have tried these, and they are the definition of indulgence. They are about the softest material I’ve ever touched, and they’re thick and stretchy and stay in place. They feel so good on. I didn’t keep them because at the time, I was looking for exercise leggings, not loungewear, but now I wish I had!
I’ve also recently ordered the Lululemon Align jogger, and I’m interested to try the Everlane Perform Legging — currently 2 for $100. For a more budget-friendly option, I recommend the Core 10 leggings from Amazon.
two // Speaking of Everlane, these mules are not new to any of you regulars, but I would be remiss if I didn’t include them in this post because I wear them so much.
In fact, I like my white pair so much, I recently added the caramel color, and it is GORGEOUS. I realize not everyone cares for white shoes, but the caramel is pretty much the perfect neutral. It will go with everything this spring and summer, and into fall when we are hopefully getting out and about more.
These shoes are super lightweight, and the leather is really soft. They easily stay on my narrow feet when I walk. I can’t say enough good things about them.
three // I’ve been wearing these two-in-one charm hoop earrings from Talbots almost non-stop.
Here’s the thing about me and jewelry. I usually take my jewelry off in the bathroom in the evening when I go up to take off my makeup. My dresser, where I store my jewelry, is on the far corner of our master bedroom; and my master bedroom is about the size of an entire NYC apartment.
I’m too lazy to walk it over, so it usually stays on my vanity all night, and when I go in to put on makeup the next morning, I usually just pick up whatever jewelry is sitting there and put it back on. These are super easy to wear and go with everything, so I just kept wearing them.
Talbots is currently doing a buy one, get one 50% off sale, with free shipping on 2+ items. I also really like the textured gold bangle I got with these earrings, if you’re looking for a 2nd piece for the BOGO.
See my Talbots post for more BOGO shopping inspiration!
four // This Everlane soft cotton v-neck sweater is on constant repeat these days. I like it so much, I have it in grey and navy.
This sweater is on the shorter side, and it has a relaxed fit that some have described as boxy. I love the length, and I think it has such a nice fit and feel, but it seems like those of us who are shorter and/or shorter waisted like it best.
It’s 100% cotton, and because it’s Everlane, you can read all about the factory where it’s made and feel confident you’re buying a quality garment that is eco-friendly and ethically produced.
Best of all, it’s just $50! It runs TTS; I have the small.
five // This pro-collagen cleansing balm is a treat every night when I go to take off my makeup. Not only does it get rid of all the makeup and grime from the day, but it smells heavenly.
It comes with a cotton cleansing cloth, and I’ve been
hoarding collecting them so I have a good supply now. I try to use a clean one every night.
Here’s how I use it:
I apply a dab of the cleansing balm to my face while it’s still dry and massage it into my face and neck. Meanwhile, I’m soaking the washcloth in hot water.
Once the cleanser is applied, I wring out the cloth, and lay it over my entire face and press it into my skin for a few seconds, letting the heat and moisture from the cloth loosen up the product and open up my pores. This is seriously the highlight of my day. I try to take my time and just breathe in the scent of the product and enjoy the warmth of the damp cloth.
Then I wipe it all off, rinsing and wringing out the cloth a few times, until all my makeup is removed and my skin feels clean and soft.
You can even use this balm as a facial mask. Here are the directions from the website: Simply apply a teaspoon-sized amount to your face, neck and décolletage, massaging gently in with your fingertips. Relax for 10 minutes, then hold a warm, damp cleansing cloth over your skin. Gently wipe away.
I wish I had a picture of it with white or grey jeans, because it looks great with those too!
It’s not as soft as the Everlane sweater, but it has such pretty details and holds its shape really well. Right now it’s 40% off the sale price! It runs TTS; I have the small.
I’m so fortunate my daughter has an LED nail lamp and all the supplies, so she’s been able to keep me in my Shellac manicures while we’re homebound. If you don’t have that, the Vinylux is a regular polish you can take off with regular nail polish remover.
eight // I’ve been living in this cozy cardigan lately. It’s just so comfy and soft.
I put it on over my pajamas in the mornings almost every morning in the wintertime, but lately I’ve also been wearing it over a tank top with yoga pants on some of these long days at home.
I wish I’d bought another during the Nordstrom Sale last weekend, but we were getting some unseasonably warm weather at the time, and I didn’t think I’d be wearing them much longer. Well, I was wrong about that! It’s cold and dank and dreary here in PA, and I wouldn’t mind having another color to alternate.
This cardigan runs TTS, or you can size up for more wiggle room. I actually have it in the medium, and I like it that way because I can wear it over long sleeves.
nine // You guys!!! RUN!!! These jeans are on sale again! WOOT!!!! They’re on sale and then 40% off that, which means they’re probably going to be discontinued.
They are such good jeans, if you want white cropped jeans that aren’t see-through. They do have a very high rise and a button-fly, so you have to be okay with that.
They also come in petite and tall sizes, and I took my regular size 28, but you may want to size up if in between.
If you already bought them for full price, hop on live chat and see if you can get a price adjustment.
ten // These sneakers are my new favorites. They’re spendy, but the quality is there, and they are soooo comfortable. They have a ton of cushion and support and feel soft against the foot.
Plus, I just love the styling. I’ve been wearing them pretty much every other day since I got them.
I realize no one is really seeing my feet right now, but they’re comfy, and I feel cute and stylish when I wear them. Hey, whatever it takes to keep our spirits up during this crazy time!
Ohhh, and they’ve been restocked and are 20% off again! WOOT!!!
They’re TTS, or size down if in between. I have the 8B/38.
eleven // I forgot to include this in the graphic, but the sweatshirt I’m wearing above with the P448 sneakers is another top I have on constant rotation right now.
It’s not quite as refined as the cotton sweaters I shared above, but it’s still cute and comfy, and perfect for long days at home.
This sweatshirt is also on a deep discount. Prices vary by color, but they’re all an additional 40% off. I recommend sizing up in this; I have the medium.
twelve // I’ll throw these jeans in here too, as they’re still on sale, and they’re the pair of jeans I seem to be gravitating to the most these days. Probably because they have such great stretch, and the length is perfect with my P448 sneaks. They’re TTS and 25% off at Bloomingdale’s.
Incidentally, these AG Farrahs are on sale too! I cut about a half inch off mine so they would show a little more ankle when I’m wearing sneakers. They have a 28″ inseam.
And that’s a wrap! I hope you all are hanging in there, and staying positive.
Let me know what things are like in your neck of the woods!
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