While spring officially began last month, the weather finally has caught up with the season. It’s been beautiful in New York.
It’s also been a time to retire my heavy coats and boots and swap out some of my beauty products. I really loved sharing my winter essentials with you last season, and can’t wait to share the items that are helping me spring forward. Pun fully intended.
When I got a sneak peek of this print months ago, I knew it had to be in my closet. This clutch got a Goyard feel (at a more affordable price point) and all the organizational features I love about Dagne Dover. The material (a durable neoprene blend) is clutch – it has survived sudden showers, being tossed around in my bag, and Rho jumping on it. I have a feeling this bag will be as much a summer favorite as it is in spring…
I own 5 of these blouses, but this trestle print is my favorite. The colors and pattern are bold, but the blouse is overall neutral and can be worn in so many ways – with my favorite skinny pants, tucked into a black skirt, or even dressed down with boyfriend jeans. The price is high, but it’s worth the investment. I wear one of these tops once a week (at least).
Like the Didion tops, I own three pairs of Nike Juvenate sneakers. My latest pair are these navy leather ones, which have been a lifesaver during the April showers falling in New York. These keep my feet more dry than their nylon counterparts, while still feeling like I’m walking on clouds. They’re perfect for running around the city on weekdays and running after Rho in Central Park on weekends. They’re just perfect – period.
This has been a hero item in my closet. I’ve been reaching for Encircled’s latest design as a final layering piece, but have also worn it as a mini-dress (with the zipper in the back) for impromptu dinner dates as well. It’s a fantastic piece – swingy, lightweight, and versatile. Design and comfort aside, I’m also a fan of how ethically produced this garment is. It makes me feel even better knowing that the materials and the piece itself was produced with minimal impact to the environment.
SW Basics’ new rosewater spray has become my new favorite. The only ingredient is organic rosewater, from a single farm in Turkey. It provides the perfect moisture for applying skincare products, refreshing my makeup, or helping me wake up after hours at the computer.
I love hyaluronic acid, but my skin doesn’t need the rich HLA creams I use in the winter during the warmer seasons. This serum provides ample moisture without leaving my skin too heavy or over-moisturized (which can happen).
It’s taken me a while to find a sunscreen that offers strong UVA/UVB protection without feeling like a sunscreen. This product is lightweight, offers SPF 20 protection, and moisturizes my skin beautifully without clogging my pores.
I look for lighter coverage products as the weather warms up, but I also need a mattefying products that help prevent the unattractive sweat-stache. Enter Wander Beauty’s new cushion foundation, which simultanously sets my Glossier skin tint and concealer and giving me an airbrushed (in a good way) finish.
With the weather changes come sinus problems for me – and for Rho as well. He’s all set with this humidifier in his room, but I needed a smaller one for my desk. This USB model works great and looks nice on my desktop. While I was ready to sacrifice design for function, I’m glad I didn’t have to.
Workouts that you actually love? They’re the only workouts I do. I’ve been a devotee of my Peloton bike and Aaptiv for a while, and Plyojam is a new member of the “fitness I’ll actually do” family. It’s a plyometric-based dance workout that’s so. much. fun. The music is great, the choreography is challenging (but not impossible), and Rho loves to join me in jumping around. If you want to try their streaming service, use the code HITHAP to receive 10% off. Keep calm and dance on.
I don’t know what took me so long to invest in a large cutting board. It’s made meal prep so much easier – I can chop a cauliflower head without it spilling over the board. I can actually chop two. It’s a small change that has made cooking more enjoyable – and you know how I love to cook.
“It’s like rosé, but a red,” is how this wine was first described to me. I was intrigued. And then I was an immediate fan. This light, crisp red goes down as easily as rosé, but has a distinct, dry flavor of its own. We purchased this wine by the case last summer, and just got our first case for the year. This year’s vintage is even better – so stock up.
What are some of your favorite discoveries for spring? COMMENT below and let me know!
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