What We're Buying: The 'It' Bag For Fall (According to Nicky Hilton!), an Easy-to-Use Eyebrow Pencil & More!
See what industry insiders and PEOPLE Style Watch staffers are buying this week
Have you bought anything you loved lately? In the PEOPLE StyleWatch offices, the answer to that question is usually “Yes.” This week, Nicky Hilton dishes on the bag she’ll be carrying all season. Plus, a pro baseball player shares the new tech purchase he can’t travel without and more staffer buys we’re so excited to share with you.
Courtesy Linea Pelle; Inset:Splash News Online
Nicky Hilton, Designer and Style Author: I’m always looking for a cool, unique purse that I won’t see every girl walking down the street with. My “It bag” days are over! I prefer unusual styles, fabrics and colors. I love this edgy, sophisticated Linea Pelle purse for fall. I love the dark hardware — it’s anything but ordinary, yet it’s practical at the same time. It’s perfect for day or night. My sister recently wore the black version to my book signing in NYC, and I fell in love with it.
Courtesy C.J. Wilson
C.J. Wilson, professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels and Head & Shoulders spokesperson: I’m always taking photos and lately have been using my new GoPro as a travel camera, since it fits in my pocket and can get light and wide angles that regular DSLR cams just can’t create. My team and I recently went to Boston and I took the GoPro inside the Green Monster to shoot all the signatures inside. It’s a lot less hassle to carry it, and I can wifi to my phone and post right away to Instagram. For the price, it’s really amazing.
Courtesy Loni Venti
Loni Venti, Style and Beauty Editor: I love everything about makeup … except for the brow pencil. It looks amazing on other gals, but I’ve never been able to rock it without looking like Groucho Marx or Elvira. I’ve tried hundreds of pencils, gels, and shadows before (wish I was exaggerating) and no dice. But this weekend, a friend of mine with crazy-perfect arches filled me in on her secret weapon: This double-ended magic wand from Topshop! It is hands down the best brow pencil I’ve ever used. The pencil side is really creamy, blends in really easily and the color looks super-natural. The brush side is great for blending and keeping wonky hairs in place. Check out how natural my brows look with a little Topshop action here! Bonus: It’s less than half the price ($10!) of most pencils like it.
Catherine Kast, Style Writer: Like many ladies around the office, I’ve got a go-to moto jacket. And while, yes, it goes with everything, I don’t necessarily want to wear it with everything, if you know what I mean. Enter this Vince vest, which is currently super on sale on Piperlime! It’s a dark steely gray-blue, and rather than perforated leather of the moment, it’s embossed so it’s got a little texture. It’s single-handedly the only item that’s getting me excited for the fact that it’s not summer anymore! I can’t wait to layer it over a 3/4 sleeve LBD, or wear with leggings, a relaxed raglan sweater and over-the-knee boots.
Alex Apatoff, Senior Style Editor: This weekend, I went to the inaugural St. Regis Polo Cup in Sonoma, California (yes, I am aware of how bougie that makes me) and the dress code was “wine country equestrian chic.” Because I decided that literally nothing in my closet fits that description with three days to go before the event, I went on an Amazon Fashion spree, only shopping pieces that I could get with the two day Prime shipping option. (I wish I was joking.) Among my finds? This totally adorable, totally flattering and not-super-spendy French Connection dress, which looked cute with my rose-gold sandals and sleek clutch — but I think will also work with tights and booties when I’m not sipping wine while watching handsome polo players ride galloping horses up and down the field.
Courtesy Brittany Talarico
Brittany Talarico, Associate Style Editor: This is a “What We’re Renting” that turned into a “What We’re Buying.” After a successful trip the the Rent the Runway storefront in N.Y.C., I decided to go back to get some fun accessories for my bachelorette party this past weekend (with only three weeks to go until my wedding, all of my purchases are somehow nuptial-related). I went a little crazy in the jewelry department, leaving with a pair of Dannijo crystal “Nahm” earrings and triple-drop earrings featuring blue stones with crystal trim from House of Harlow. As for the rings, I mixed metals with a Ca and Lou double ring featuring a blue stone (inset above) and an Elizabeth and James “Miro” knuckle ring, which I loved so much I just ordered one — to own! — online. And since I went for an all white outfit (I’m milking this whole bride thing) I added the Gigi New York “Uber Python” fuchsia clutch for a pop of color.