Editor Obsessions! What We're Loving Right Now
The best fashion and beauty finds PEOPLE editors can't stop talking about
Berkley Clothing Maternity Leggings
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: One silver lining of being pregnant during a pandemic is maternity leggings are appropriate office wear. (Correction: They are appropriate 24/7 wear.) So I've made it my mission to try out a variety of bump-supporting, Spandex styles. Nine months in, and this pair from Berkley Clothing is still at the top of my rotation. They are by far the softest pants I own, have a high-stretch fabric that grows with your bump and they don't weaken no matter how many times you wash them. The most exciting part: The belly panel rolls down, so I can carry them into my postpartum journey. Let's be honest, they are already in my hospital bag.
Buy It! Berkley Clothing Janey Over-Belly Ultra Soft 7/8 Legging, $98; berkleyclothing.com
Tiny Tags Kiss for A Cause Social Good Campaign
The personalized jewelry brand known for celebrating family and motherhood is spearheading a new social media campaign, Kiss For A Cause, from February 23rd to 28th. Simply post a picture or story on Instagram kissing someone you love; partner, kids, dog etc. and tag @tinytags with #ttkissforacause, and the brand will donate $5 to the American Heart Association in honor of heart health month.
Buy It! Tiny Tags 14K Gold Perfectly Imperfect Heart Band Set, $750; tinytags.com
WiseGuise 4-in-1 Reusable Face Mask
Jason Sheeler, Deputy West Coast Editor: This L.A.-based company makes my favorite new mask — particularly for working out. Handmade from 600-thread-count cotton, the double-layered mask fits securely around your neck rather than your ears — that and the snug fit means that my sunglasses don’t fog up. Important in Los Angeles, and celeb fans of the brand like Jenna Dewan, Rumer Willis (pictured right) and Janel Parrish seem to agree.
By the way, the "four-in-one part" means when you’re not wearing it properly, you can style it into a headband, wristband or scarf-like accessory around your neck.
Feeling My Shelf Candle and Scribd 3-Month Membership
Sarah Ball, Market Editor: I miss visiting libraries for so many reasons, including the distinct whiff of flipping through paper. But I recently discovered this book-scented candle called Feeling My Shelf, and it the teakwood, sandalwood, patchouli, amyris, and dark musk smell just like getting lost in the stacks. Get the limited-edition votive while it’s hot – and avid readers, take note: thanks to Dorothy B & Co.’s partnership with digital book and audio book subscription service Scribd, each candle purchased comes with a promo code for a free 3-month membership to the platform.
Buy It! Feeling My Shelf Candle, $21; dorothybco.com
Mumi Packing Cubes
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: Nothing has kicked my organization reflux into high gear like preparing to be a first time mom. Enter these Mumi packing bundles, which I'll be using in my hospital bag to help organize baby's coming home outfit, pacifier and swaddles. The set is lightweight, durable and also pulls double duty as storage for your own toiletries. I can't wait to eventually use them on our first family trip later this year.
Buy It! Mumi Piccolo Packing Bundle, $79; mumidesign.com
Jamie Makeup The Blilighter
Aili Nahas, West Coast News Editor:
Celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg is known for her red-carpet (and now, Zoom) looks on clients like Kaley Cuoco, Rashida Jones and Chelsea Handler. Now, she’s released a line of blush/highlighter hybrids called Blighlighter. (Get it?)
The shades, Nude, Cherry and Pink provide a dewy glow and I love the subtle sheen. I swear the hardest part about using them is choosing between the gorgeous colors; they blend so easily - no brushes needed!
Buy It! Jamie Makeup The Blighlighter, $34 each; jamiemakeup.com
Shaz & Kiks Back to Your Roots Scalp + Hair Pre-Wash
Sonal Dutt, Food & Lifestyle Director: When I started working from home in March—and not washing and heat-styling my hair every day for the office—I thought my hair would magically revert back to its healthy, frizz-free, I-can-let-it-air-dry-again self. Reader, it did not. It needed help to find its way back after the years of torture I had inflicted, and this lovely hair mask has been the key.
Once a week on a night before I wash my hair, I massage this mask into my scalp and through my strands. Even though it's made with about 20 nutrient-dense Indian herbs, oils, and flowers, it dries quickly and doesn't leave my hair feeling oily or heavy with product. I braid my hair into a loose plait and sleep in it overnight. In the morning, I wash and condition as usual and, yes, let it air dry—and I've been loving the results.
It took several weeks to see improvements, but my hair now looks and feels so much healthier, thicker and stronger. It's also less frizzy, gets less oily and dries much faster (it would sometimes take hours for my hair to fully air dry). And even though I haven't had a proper haircut since February, my strands don't break or fall out as easily and my split ends have been noticeably better. I've also stopped using dry shampoo completely, which is quite an accomplishment for me, a member of the #Bangs4Lyfe club. This hair mask will be part of my weekly routine well after quarantine life is over ... which is hopefully soon!
Meghan Markle’s Famous Flats Are On Sale
Sarah Ball, Market Editor: When Meghan Markle wore Sarah Flint’s “Natalie” shoes for her public debut with then-boyfriend Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in 2017, she sparked a fashion frenzy – there was even a 25,000-person wait list. Now, in celebration of the style’s sixth anniversary, PEOPLE readers can get $50 off a pair with code “SARAHFLINT-NATALIEBIRTHDAY” through 10/11. Needless to say, I’m adding a few pairs to my shopping cart!
Buy It! Sarah Flint “Natalie” shoes, $50 off $345 with code “SARAHFLINT-NATALIEBIRTHDAY” through 10/11; sarahflint.com
Express' Dream Big Project
Sarah Ball, Market Editor: Express is declaring Sept. 17 “Dream Big Day” in honor of its latest philanthropic initiative, the Dream Big Project, which was created to inspire customers to believe in themselves and follow their dreams. To kick off the project, Express is holding its first-ever virtual summit (tonight at 5 p.m. EST) and I just bought a ticket! The night will be full of inspiring stories and discussions from fashion industry leaders which will be hosted by Queer Eye’s Tan France. Attendees can sign up to attend at the link here. While tickets are free of cost, donations are welcome with each sign-up and proceeds will benefit GoFundMe's Small Business Relief Fund.
Beekman 1802 x Rose Apothecary
Colleen Kratofil, Style Editor: When my go-to beauty brand, Beekman 1802 debuted a new collection inspired by my favorite TV show, Schitt's Creek, I wanted one of everything — especially the collectible candle. Beekman transformed its signature scent, Heirloom Rose, into "Rose Apothecary" — a play off the name of David Rose’s general store in the show.
Buy It! Rose Apothecary Hand-Poured Candle, $32; beekman1802.com
Kaitlyn Frey, Assistant Style & Beauty Editor: I've battled chronic migraines my entire life, but for the past few weeks serious back pain has kicked in, making it so much worse. I wanted to take a holistic approach to managing my head and back pain, so decided to book my first-ever acupuncture appointment at N.Y.C. studio, WTHN. Each session is completely customized to the goals you hope to achieve -- whether it be pain, anxiety, PMS, fatigue or insomnia. I was a little bit nervous about laying with needles in my back for 30 minutes, but the soothing ambience immediately out me at ease. You feel a slight prick with each needle, but quickly feel your muscles begin to relax into the cozy heated table. Once your healer finishes, they put on sound cancelling headphones and allow you to listen to guided mediation during the session. Shortly after my experience, I felt extremely relaxed and drowsy, which was to be expected. The next day, I woke up with all my neck and shoulder pain subsided. But it's not a one-time fix, so I have visited again to continue relieving tension in my muscles and indulging in some much-needed me time.
Laki Naturals Aloha Rose Bath Soak
Katie Intner, Style & Beauty Intern: With awards season in full swing, I rely on these rose bath salts from Laki Naturals in times of vital relaxation. Not only do these pink crystals look chic in my tub, but they are filled with magnesium, which reduces stress and helps promote sleep. Bonus: the floral aroma will make your bathroom smell heavenly while soothing and reviving your skin.
Buy It! Laki Naturals Aloha Rose Bath Soak, $16.99; lakinaturals.com
Carmindy Beauty "I Got You" Mascara
Colleen Kratofil, Style Editor: I love every product in Carmindy's 5-Minute Face Collection, but the standout item is hands-down the . First and foremost, it lengthens my lashes and makes them so long and full, I don't even need to use a lash curler. (True story!)
But it's also the easiest-to-remove mascara I've ever used. With just a brush of a warm wash cloth, the mascara balls up, and turns into small flecks that easily roll off my lashes. It's a total game-changer and something I will make sure I never, ever run out of.
PAIGE Shoe Studio Pop-Up
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: I've been wearing (and loving) PAIGE denim since college, so when the brand launched a footwear collection I was first in line to buy a pair. Now PAIGE is expanding its shoe offerings with two pop-up shops in New York City and Los Angeles just in time for the holidays. As soon as I stepped into the brand's Soho space I knew it was the right decision for my closet — and maybe the wrong one for my wallet. But the boots I left with — the that hit right below the knee — will go with everything in my fall wardrobe.
Each PAIGE Shoe Studio features over 60 styles, and every month the brand will drop new designs at each location in limited quantities.
"We know finding the right shoes is such a personal experience for shoppers, so we wanted to give them a place to try on, test out and walk home in a new pair of PAIGE shoes," says founder Paige Adams-Geller. "We're excited to offer our customers one place to shop our entire collection and it’s perfect timing – just in time for the holidays!"
The Los Angeles PAIGE Shoe Studio (8473 Melrose Place) will be open until December, 30, 2019, and the New York City PAIGE Shoe Studio (112 Mercer Street) will remain open through January 2020.
Neutrogena Bright Boost Illuminating Serum
Sonal Dutt, Food & Lifestyle Director: I always side-eye products that claim they will boost my skin's brightness — but every time I apply this, I see an immediate difference.
Ouai Body Crème
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: I don’t know what I love more about this coconut-oilbased cream: how moisturizing it is or the fresh citrus scent.
Olapex No.7 Bonding Oil
Alex Apatoff, Digital Lifestyle Director: Transitional weather is tough on my wavy hair, but this lightweight oil did an incredible job of preventing frizz and smoothing day-two flyaways.
HoliFrog Milky Wash
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: This hydrating formula leaves my skin feeling so soft, I actually look forward to washing my face twice a day.
Too Faced Damn Girl! Mascara
Sarah Ball, Market Editor: This innovative mousse-like formula creates an insane amount of volume but zero clumps. What more could I ask for?
Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette
Andrea Lavinthal, Style & Beauty Director: Just as the palette’s name, Honey, implies, these satin, matte, shimmer and metallic shades have a golden glow that looks gorgeous on everyone.
Clinique Pop Lip Colour Foundation
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: Clinique has taken the guesswork out of finding the perfect neutral shade. I used the shade finder on their website to select my foundation, and it also suggested three lipstick options, including this soft mauve I'm obsessed with.
Naked Cashmere "LOVE" Collection
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: Not only is this sweater my new fall favorite, but it gives back to a great cause.
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Naked Cashmere has launched the exclusive "LOVE Collection," and will be donating $50 of each purcahse to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
And if you're in the NYC area you can shop in person!
The brand has introduced "The LOVE Shack" — a one size fits all BCRF collection pop-up shop at 93 Prince Street, open now through Sunday, October 13 from 11AM to 7PM.
Buy It! Naked Cashemere Love Dip-Dye Sweater, $250; nakedcashmere.com
M.M. LaFleur's New Packable Suit
Sarah Ball, Market Editor: Workwear can be expensive, so when shopping for these pieces, I want to make sure it’s worth the investment. M.M. LaFleur’s new suit is just that! This suit is super comfortable and crafted from machine-washable and wrinkle-resistant fabric that can easily fold into compact shapes that fit into two drawstring pouches (which are included with the purchase).
Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk Palette of Pops
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: Charlotte Tilbury is known for creating glam red-carpet looks on her A-List clients (ranging from Amal Clooney to Nicole Kidman to Sienna Miller) so when she launches a new product it usually sells out fast - and I'm one of the first in line.
Her latest drop that I added to my cart: This gorgeous palette featuring four shimmering shades that are perfect for the party circuit thanks to their high-pigment and all over sparkle.
“The shades play with the light for the most beautiful shine bright, crystal eyes,” Tilbury shares.
And of course I'll be pairing it with her best-selling Pillow Talk nude lip lustre that sells about one tube every two minutes!
Buy It! Pillow Talk Palette of Pops, $53; charlottetilbury.com
Buy It! Pillow Talk Lip Lustre, $22; charlottetilbury.com
Kooreloo Pouch Bag
Sarah Ball, Market Editor: I’ve been looking for the perfect “statement” bag for fall. Something that is special, but at the same time will pair with almost anything I wear and I’ve finally found it! This plaid pouch pairs with both causal and formal looks thanks to the pearl handles that add a fun trendy touch.
Buy It! Buy It! “Charlotte” Tweed Pouch, $360.46; kooreloo.com
Olive & June The Fall Set 7-Free Nail Polish
Zoë Ruderman, Editor of People Digital: I can live with a chipped nude mani (annoying, but manageable). A chipped red mani, however, makes me want to immediately leave wherever I am and go straight home to remove the polish. That’s why I used to only do red as a gel. But! Olive & June polishes last five or six or even seven days for me and—hallelujah—they’ve now got a few shades of red (and some other gorgeous sweater-weather colors). I’m wearing the SC, a deep wine hue, and my chipped-polish anxiety is at an all-time low.
Seventh Sense Botanical Therapy CBD Muscle Balm
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: As a former gymnast, I've suffered from lower back pain for as long as I can remember. Now that I sit at a desk hunched over my computer most of the day, the pain's become more exacerbated than ever before, especially when I lay down for bed. Since getting a massage every night is out of the question, I decided to see if a CBD-infused balm would do the trick. To be honest, I was skeptical, but this one completely blew me away. The soothing blend of CBD, peppermint, menthol and ginger immediately provides a cooling effect that delivers instant pain relief. Plus, the balm packaging makes for super easy application on hard-to-reach areas on my back and shoulders without leaving a greasy residue. I've been recommending this to all my friends who deal with similar back pain, and now they're just as obsessed as I am.
LuMee Phone Case
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: Not going to lie: I was a little skeptical about the LuMee when I first heard about it from Kim Kardashian West. Could it really be worth the price tag? The short answer is yes. Once I tried one for myself, I realized I could never go back to a non-illuminating iPhone case. Whether you need the perfect studio light for a selfie or want to get a professional-looking food pic at dinner, this device never fails you. Besides that, the case itself is über protective. I've had some scary moments dropping my phone, but it always ends up unscathed thanks to my LuMee. It's so fabulous, I've convinced nearly all my friends to buy one for themselves, too.
Alexandre Birman 'Clarita' Bow Sneakers
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: As soon as I spotted these sneakers on Gwyneth Paltrow, I knew I had to have them. Not only are they the perfect travel shoe, but they elevate any look thanks to the velvet knotted bow. Plus, they're a great antidote to the Stan Smith fatigue I've been feeling lately.
Buy It! Alexandre Birman 'Clarita' Bow Sneakers, $395; nordstrom.com
Emily Strohm, Senior Writer: I was first introduced to Throne watches when the HGTV queen herself, Joanna Gaines wore one during her People Magazine cover shoot. I loved the look, so I checked out their website and was immediately hooked on the Brooklyn based brand. The clock strikes number 13 instead of 12 on these timepieces, and the trademark X stitching stands out on beautiful Italian leather bands. (Other band options include black, silver and my personal favorite, gold stainless steel mesh. Another selling point is the exclusivity. Only handful are made in each style, and when they’re gone, they’re gone.
Buy It! Throne Watches, $265.00-395.00; thronewatches.com
Bed Head by TIGI Queen Beach
Alex Apatoff, Lifestyle Director: I still remember vividly a fellow curly-haired friend giving me Bed Head by TIGI products for my 14th birthday and what a game-changer it was to realize I didn't have to torture my hair into being something that it wasn't. The brand is still touting that individuality with their "Your Vibe, Our Tribe" campaign, and pro surfer Kelia Moniz inspired me to play with my texture a little more with the brand's salt spray.
Buy It! Bed Head by TIGI Queen Beach salt-infused texture spray, $18.99; ulta.com
My Play Furla Bag
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: If you're tired of bringing your day carryall out at night, then this is the purse for you. Furla recently launched a customizable cross-body purse that's basically three bags in one. It's perfect for a night out or as a wedding guest bag, and is big enough to fit the essentials - lipstick, credit cards and phone! Plus, it's fun to mix-and-match the flaps depending on your outfit.
Buy It! Furla Metropolis Body Petalo Bag (2 Flaps + 1 Body); $298; furla.com
Alo Yoga Alosoft Sheila Legging
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: I like to think of myself as a bit of a leggings connoisseur considering the stretchy style is my weekend uniform, whether I'm going to a barre class or laying in bed. Surpringly enough, it's taken up until now for me to test drive Alo Yoga's leggings and let me say, I'm officially converted. This particular high waisted design is made from the brand's signature supersoft fabric, which makes them -- hands down -- the most comfortable pair I own. The geometric colorblock design makes for a fun style statement along with the array of neutral and bold hue options. Whether you're a workout fiend or just love relaxing in comfy bottoms, this one's sure to be a hit.
Milestones by Ashleigh Bergman
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: I met jewelry design expert Ashleigh Bergman when she stopped by the PEOPLE offices to show off her latest pieces — and I immediately felt her passion for accessorizing. (It was contagious!) Bergman, a former buyer for Anthropologie, started her brand Milestones, which offers a diverse selection of fine, designer, bridal and fashion jewelry, as a way to channel that passion. Her pieces are not only available online, but can also be shopped in person via private consultation.
She started Ashleigh Bergman Consulting as a way to share her experience in the jewelry arena with her clients, offering them guidance as they shop for forever pieces for life's big "milestones."
Shop some of our favorite pieces below and click here to see more of Bergman's gorgeous designs.
Buy It! Sparkling Gold Star Necklace, $315; ashleighbergman.com
Buy It! Rainbow Heart Studs, $450; ashleighbergman.com
Buy It! Enamel Evil Eye Bracelet, $270; ashleighbergman.com
Jeff Wan Pineapple Tote
Lindsay Kimble, Staff Editor: Summer is almost upon us, and I’m planning plenty of trips to the park. This adorable bag is right on trend with the clear vinyl, but has a playful nod to the summer with the pineapple print. Plus, the size is perfect for a book, my water bottle and a blanket. Jeff Wan Pineapple Tote, $88; JeffWan.com
Summersalt x Boll & Branch Towel
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: Fashion brands are constantly moving towards creating more sustainable products, including Summersalt, who teamed up with fair-traded luxury linen brand Boll & Branch, to launch a limited edition beach towel just in time for summer. Besides being made with 100 percent Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certificated organic cotton, the chic towel is free of toxins and created using responsible practices. Needless to say, I'm totally on board.
JINsoon Nail Polish
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: I’ve tried dozens of brands, and this is the only one that’s actually lasted a week without a single chip. Each of the over 50 chic shades will give your tips a stylish touch.
Spanx Debut Swimwear Collection
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style News Editor: After years of requests from fans to develop smoothing swimwear, the famous shapewear company finally delivers ultra-flattering suits that also offer sun protection. And I believe the result is worth the investment. I plan to wear this one-piece all summer long — it looks just as cute in the water as it does with a pair of cutoffs at the beach bar. The swim top is also great to have on hand when you travel. It's perfect for long days at the beach or outdoor activities like hiking.
"Spanx fans have been asking us to make swimwear for years and we take customer feedback to heart," Spanx Founder and CEO, Sara Blakely, tells PEOPLE. "So we designed a collection of classic styles with the same Spanx magic you know and love from us. Made with every (beach) body in mind, these silhouettes are flattering for all shapes and sizes! I gave a swimsuit to each of my girl friends during a trip to the Bahamas this year and they loved them! I know you will too."
Buy It! Spanx Classic One-Piece, $178; spanx.com
Buy It! Spanx Long Sleeve Swim Shirt, $148; spanx.com
Sarah Ball, Market Editor: I love this powder blue snakeskin bag from Los Angeles-based handbag brand, Hammitt. Not only does it come in one of spring’s trendiest colors, but the embossed animal print makes it feel super luxe and special. With adjustable straps and an easy access cell-phone exterior pocket, this will be my new go-to bag for spring!
Buy It! "Tony" Crossbody Bag, $195; hammitt.com
To Boot New York Sneakers
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: Meet the fanciest tennis shoes in my closet. Between the buttery leather, metalic silver heel tabs and comfy cushioned soles, these sneakers (which are handmade in Italy!) get a lot of play in my wardrobe, making them worth the price.
(Pro Tip: I use a Magic Eraser to keep them clean all season long.)
Buy It! To Boot New York Cara Sneakers, $350; toboot.com
Minnie & Emma Initial Phone Case
Andrea Lavinthal, Style & Beauty Director: Sure, your phone case is there to protect your digital device, but in the age of selfies, it also functions as an accessory—so make it stylish! I’m a fan of these customizable covers, which come in fun designs like tie-dye.
Macadamia Professional Hair Mask
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: Ever since I started highlighting my hair, my ends feel more parched than ever before. Most deep conditioners weigh down my hair, but Macadamia Professional's rich mask leaves it silky soft while nourishing my ends. I was particularly drawn to this formula since it features omega 7 fatty acids, which repair your hair and improve its overall health over time. Since you only need about half a palm-full per use, the massive container it comes in should last many months, which is an added plus!
Draper James x M.Gemi Heels
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style News Editor: Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle line Draper James released shoes for the first time in partnership with the footwear brand M.Gemi. The styles, which include chambray and navy gingham options, pair the star’s flair for southern charm and her love of “comfortable heels.” My favorite is this tricolor design, which complements everything in my spring wardrobe.
Lush Bath Bomb
Sarah Ball, Market Editor: Not only do these turn your bath water into a liquid rainbow, they’re also made with essential oils that smell amazing. No wonder John Mayer’s song about them on Instagram went viral!
Vici Collection Denim Shorts
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: I'm almost ready to swap out my jeans for a shorter denim style now that warmer weather is right around the corner. I love this pair because the length isn't crazy short or revealing, and its relaxed fit makes them super comfy. I hate spending a fortune on denim shorts since I only wear them a few months a year, so the under-$50 price tag is an added plus.
Studs Slim Hoops Bundle
Sophie Dodd, Editorial Assistant: The celebrity-approved piercing hotspot sells their earrings in bundles, which you can wear individually or pair together for a statement-making "earscape" — plus, they're all 25 percent off for the holidays. Their dainty trio of hoops are my favorite way to elevate any look.
Buy It! Studs Slim Hoops Bundle, $99; studs.com
Andrea Lavinthal, Style + Beauty Director: When you find something that’s a game-changer for kids, it’s your duty as a mom to share it with other moms. Case in point: The Shmask, a shirt with a mask attached invented by a mom of three. It’s super-soft, breathable and comes in adult sizes as well (because kids aren’t the only ones who forget or lose their masks). And not only is Shmask a savior for moms, but it’ll also be a favorite of camp counselors who have the undesirable task of wrangling a bunch of kids into their masks all summer.
Buy It! Kids Shmask, $44; shmask.com