Loving This Week: Boss Boots + Lots of Mascara

Monday, October 09, 2017

Lemaire Sweater - Everlane Boots - Calpack Packing Cubes - Sephora Mascara - Botkier Handbag

So, I started a new job last week. It’s my first new “day job” in just over ten years. I forgot how exhausting it is to change workplaces. New computers that don’t work, figuring out a nonsensical phone system, “meeting” a dozen new people via conference call whose names you’ll never remember. The struggle is real.

To combat the second-Monday-of-new-job blues, I’m online window shopping for happy fall finds, like affordable point-toe boots that are a dead ringer for Acne Studios. And mascara multi-packs. And packing cubes, because it’s never too early to plan for vacation.

Check out all of my favorite online shopping finds for the week…

1. Lemaire Fitted Sweater, $557.00
Everything about this sweater works. The rich pumpkin color is gorgeous. The fitted shape is modern, and those buttons are fun without being too whimsical for work.

2. Everlane The Boss Boot, $225.00
I’m obsessed with this new boot from slow fashion label Everlane. It has the same downtown swagger as Acne Studios’ iconic Jensen boot, but at less than half the price. It comes in four colors, including suede options, but this black pebbled leather is pretty much perfect.

3. Calpack 5-Piece Packing Cube Set, $48.00 $24.97
Packing cubes will totally change your travel life. Not even kidding. You’ll be able to pack more in less space, and the cubes double as portable drawers once you reach your room. I don’t like these quite as much as my double-sided Flight 001 cubes, but this price can’t be beat. They’re available in eleven different color/ pattern combinations at this price.

4. Sephora Favorites Lash Stash To Go, $52.00 $28.00
I never make it through a full-size tube of mascara before it reaches its expiration date, and I’m super sketched out by possibly-bacteria-harboring mascara. Sephora’s Lash Stash samplers are my answer: five travel-sized options that are ready to toss before the gross sets in. This current kit features best-selling mascaras from Marc Jacobs, Too Faced. Benefit, LancĂ´me, and Tarte. Plus, you get a voucher to trade in for a full-size of your favorite. That’s nearly a year’s worth of premium mascara for less than thirty bucks.

5. Botkier Perry Leather Tote, $298.00
I tend to favor handbags in inky black or soot grey, but this sapphire blue tote has turned my head. I think the jewel-toned blue bag will look great with fall’s browns, beiges, and off-whites.