Last fall I took a trip to Europe, and next summer, I'm looking to do the same when I graduate from my MFA program. While I was relatively prepared for my two-and-a-half weeks abroad, one problem I constantly ran into was my water bottle situation. I brought two S'well bottles with me and carried one with me everywhere, because, obviously, I wanted to stay hydrated. But I ended up losing both water bottles because I kept setting them down in stores or restaurants and wandered off without them. I wish there had been a hands-free way to carry my water bottle, and now there is. This raffia water bottle holder, which comes in four colors and sells for $98, is a cure-all for staying hydrated and not losing your water bottle. Find it here from HFS Collective.
I'm a huge sucker for bags. But I'm also super picky. Shoulder bags that are easy to carry, but still functional are my favorites. This Soft Purse from Baggu ($220) just might be a new one for me. It's big enough to fit a 10-inch iPad and an iPhone, and sleek enough to look cool while being functional. Find it here.
Does hormonal acne have you feeling down? Me, too. It's a total bummer to deal with. And until now, I haven't been able to find much in the way of cures for it, other than cortisone injections from the dermatologist. But when I decided to make the pricey ($152) investment in this exfoliating peel and mask, I was hoping it would be worth the price tag and it absolutely is. Learn more about these acne fighting products here.
A few months ago, I started noticing my first itty bitty wrinkle between my eyes where people often develop the "elevens" as they're called. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not down with embracing wrinkles. I'm doing everything I can to combat them. You do you. I'll do me. And for me, this $7.90 product (yes, you read that right), is like Botox in a bottle. My little wrinkle is no longer there. And so, since it's been so successful, I'm putting it around my eyes, on my neck, and anywhere else where lines are starting to pop up. There are a lot of products on the market, but none that rival this price tag or its results. Find it here.
This might sound counterintuitive, but high rise crop jeans are actually not going to make your legs look shorter. Unless, of course, you already have short legs. That might be a concern. But otherwise, in fact, pairing the high waist and the perfect crop together creates an elongated silhouette that's flattering on many body types. I've been looking for a pair in a blue wash for a while and haven't been able to find my perfect pair, but I think these just might be them. Find them here.