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    25 Insanely Cute Holiday Ornaments

    Growing up, my mom took a lot of pride in our Fancy Tree. The day after Thanksgiving, she’d trek into the basement, search through a mess of storage boxes, and revive her beloved pre-lit tree for it to make its long-awaited debut. She’d spend hours fluffing it up, trimming it with sparkly whites and golds, and taking steps back with her hands on her hips to admire it from afar. The annual rebirth of Fancy Tree was a symbolic start to the holiday season; it made our house feel like a home straight out of an HGTV commercial.Once Fancy Tree was in business, the real fun began. Enter Fun Tree: our downstairs, faux tree strung with multicolored lights and a collection of ornaments from the time my parents married through my toddler years to the birth of my youngest sibling and beyond. We would put up the ornaments, laughing at the stories behind them, recounting how much we’d grown, and wondering where the time had gone. From a designer’s eye, Fun Tree was a hot mess. To us, it was absolutely perfect.
    Whether you prefer your tree to be a Joanna Gaines-worthy masterpiece or a beautiful mess of memories, there’s always room to add a little piece of the present. We’ve rounded up our favorite 2020 ornaments to add to your collection. More

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    The Everygirl’s 2020 Budget-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

    The magic of the holiday season has been known to transcend time and space. Feeling off in May? Watch a Christmas movie. To us, The Holiday is a classic all year round. Having a bad day? Listen to Michael Buble’s Christmas album on repeat. You can feel the joy and spirit of the holidays regardless of whether there’s snow on the ground or what your tree looks like. It’s a feeling rather than a time or season. If there was anything we needed to close out 2020, it’s the proof that even after an absolute dumpster fire of a year, the holidays are still as joyful and full as ever, and finding your loved ones the perfect gift to show that you’re caring and thinking about them right now is at the top of our to-do lists. This isn’t to say holiday shopping is going to be any easier this year. We all have indecisive dads (seriously, what the heck do you want, Dad?), picky BFFs, new mom friends, and those dreaded people who seem to already have everything. Plus, with potential shipping delays, less in-store shopping, and an amazing push to support many small and Black-owned businesses this year, the holiday shopping experience might take a little more thought than picking up a few go-to gift cards. So of course, we took extra care when creating our annual budget-friendly holiday gift guide to include only the best-of-the-best. We found the perfect gifts for every single person on your list (perhaps including yourself!) so you can rest easy and enjoy the holiday season with one less 2020 worry on your plate. Most of this list is under $100, and for every splurge, we found an inexpensive alternative or similar item. Pop on some holiday tunes, grab your favorite throw blanket, and switch on your twinkly lights—we’re holiday shopping!

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    Gifts for HOLIDAY CHEER

    1. A Legendary Christmas on vinyl, John Legend2. printed tea towel, Rifle Paper Co.3. plaid button-down PJ top & plaid joggers, Abercrombie 4. french tart baking kit, Cooking Gift Set Co.*5. plaid monogram mug, Pottery Barn6. longwear lip color, Fenty7. faux garland, Hearth & Hand8. merry and bright candle, Tokki9. festive throw pillow, Target10. wreath, Target11. custom pet ornament, Ape Town Animals via Etsy12. marble stocking hangers, Bed Bath & Beyond13. plaid scarf, Mark & Graham14. holiday variety 4-pack chocolate bars, Lily’s Sweets15. custom tree topper, The Letter Loft UK via Etsy

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    Gifts for the MINIMALIST

    1. serum set, DIME Beauty*2. edge wine glass, Crate & Barrel3. skin-softening body glow oil, Sol de Janeiro4. cut glass ring dish, Waterford | crystal ring holder, Vera Wang by Wedgwood (budget)5. mini rattan lamp, Simply SUEL via Etsy6. tortoise comb, Violet Grey7. hand pomade, Le Labo8. custom initial necklace, Grace Personalized via Etsy9. washable silk set, Lunya | satin pajamas, Nordstrom (budget) 10. jazz club travel spray, Replica11. maple coaster set, Louise Gray12. calming candle, Follain*13. ruffled marble bowl, Terrain14. Made for Living, Amber Lewis15. handmade porcelain mug, Franca16. the always pan, Our Place 

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    Gifts for the HOMEBODY

    1. shower wine holder, SipCaddy2. meal delivery gift card, Blue Apron3. What Kind of Woman, Kate Baer4. cozy zip-up, Talbots5. candle accessory kit, Amazon6. honey hair mask, Gisou7. bed desk tray, Target8. pink disco candle, Carlyle Avenue*9. metallic nail polish, Cirque10. pom throw blanket, Pottery Barn11. cbd bath bombs, Equilibria*12. popcorn seasoning kit, Williams Sonoma13. gift card, The Everygirl Online Courses14. glass water bottle, Porter15. popcorn maker, Dash

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    Gifts for the TRAVELER

    1. The Essential Travel Set, Dermstore2. to-go hand sanitizer, Touchland3. wireless battery case, Apple | portable charging bank, Amazon (budget) 4. leopard mask, VIDA5. weekender bag, Cuyana | renew weekender, Everlane (budget) 6. headphone splitter,  Airfly7. collapsible mug, Stojo8. hard shell travel case, Calpak9. mini dry shampoo set, Living Proof 10. bluetooth remote shutter for phone, Amazon11. de-puff under eye patches, Peace Out12. jetset case, Truffle13. neck pillow & eye mask set, Calpak14. bucket list travel experience, Tinggly15. extra-long cord, Amazon16. sonic toothbrush, BURST Oral Care17. packing cube set, Beis

    Gifts for the WELLNESS GURU

    1. silk pillowcase, Moonlit Skincare2. adaptogenic elixirs, Wylde One3. running jacket, Sweaty Betty4. bum bum body scrub, Sol de Janeiro5. cbd roller ball duo, Equilibria* 6. mini air fryer, Dash7. omega-3 capsules, HUM Nutrition8. classic tumbler, Simple Modern9. mini backpack, Nike10. seamless workout set, Roam Loud11. oversized gua sha for muscles, Amazon12. the sex gel, Nécessaire13. personal vibe, Smile Makers14. level up kit, Obé Fitness*15. Cooking Solo, Klancy Miller

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    Gifts for the BEAUTY EXPERT

    1. brow shaping wax & dual ended brow brush, Patrick Ta2. sheet mask boxed set, Lapcos3. best of lip & cheek set, Rare Beauty4. rapid dry hair turban, Aquis5. pink drink firming essence, Sunday Riley via Dermstore6. mini facial toning device, NuFace | microcurrent toning device, Lookfantastic (budget)7. ionic facial steamer, Aira8. glow serum, Maelove9. LED mirror with phone attachment, Nordstrom | LED makeup mirror, Target (budget)10. custom skincare system, PROVEN Skincare11. cleansing oil, One Love Organics via Follain 12. lipstick trio, Charlotte Tilbury 13. Glow, Joanna Vargas14. manuka honey body balm, Advanced Clinicals 15. masters palette, Makeup by Mario 16. holiday hair fix set, Olaplex via Dermstore

    Gifts for the CLASSIC FEMME

    1. embroidered cocktail napkins, Biscuit Home2. face shaping brush, Fenty3. champagne coupe set, Estelle4. matte black sunglasses, Quay Australia 5. tortoiseshell case, Sonix6. classic camel sweater, Talbots7. french pin set, Kristin Ess8. terracotta platter, Monika Hibbs Home9. velvet hair bow, J.Crew10. scented candle, Jo Malone London11. wool beret, Halogen12. mini box bag, H&M13. champagne ornament, Carlyle Avenue* 14. sneakers, Superga15. HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style by Elizabeth Holmes, Celadon Books16. leather vanity case, Neely & Chloe17. lip polish, French Girl Organics via Follain*18. fringed scarf, & Other Stories19. name necklace, mint & lily20. seagrass-wrapped pitcher, Serena & Lily

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    Gifts for the TRENDSETTER

    1. stoneware incense holder, Bloomist2. frameable puzzle, Jiggy3. claw clip set, Rise Boutique Supplies via Etsy4. giant scrunchie trio, Shayne5. scented candle, Otherland6. matchbook, Carlyle Avenue*7. initial keychain, Cherrybomb by Amanda via Etsy8. mask with chain, Second Wind9. color pop coat, Talbots10. instant glow kit, Cosmedica Skincare11. roller skates, Impala12. sleep capsules, Rae Wellness13. highlighter intensifier, Rituel de Fille14. lounge set, Amazon15. sunglasses, Privé Revaux Eyewear16. slingback slipper, UGG | faux fur slippers, Amazon (budget)17. milky lip jelly, Tower 2818. camera phone case, Amazon 19. Women Design by Libby Sellers, Quarto Publishing20. birth flower ring, Bijoun Boutique via Etsy

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    Gifts for MOM FRIENDS

    1. acrylic dry erase calendar, Circle and Square Decor via Etsy2. cozy socks, Barefoot Dreams3. name ring, Grace Personalized via Etsy4. matching hat set, Bitty Brah5. illuminating rose gold serum, Cosmedica Skincare6. gift card, Drybar7. body wash, Nécessaire8. “tired” mug, Little Oak Marketplace via Etsy9. tote insert, Beis10. custom disc bracelet, Baublebar11. pure & glowing set, Tatcha12. collagen & rosewater facial spray, Advanced Clinicals 13. custom embroidered sweater, Cygnet Living14. 10 oz wine tumbler, Yeti15. super eye duo, DIME Beauty*16. goodnight moon baby gift box, Baby Boxy17. La Marca Prosecco, Target18. silk eye mask, Moonlit Skincare

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    Gifts for the FUTURE CEO

    1. monogrammed leather laptops sleeve, Mark & Graham | personalized leather laptop sleeve, Etsy (budget) 2. monogrammed leather mouse pad, Extra Studio via Etsy3. silk face mask, Moonlit Skincare4. neck massager, Amazon5. blue light glasses, WearMe Pro6. “we’re in this together” sweater, ellsworth + ivey7. Vanity Fair’s Women on Women, Radhika Jones & David Friend8. leather wireless charging tray, Courant | wireless charger, Verishop (budget) 9. the holiday cookie tin, Milk Bar10. ice roller for face & eyes, Amazon11. The Essential Photoshop Course, The Everygirl Online Courses12. sheet mask, The Aftermask13. “is it Friday yet?” mug, Talking Out Of Turn14. monogrammed phone case, The Daily Edited | monogram phone case, Casetify (budget) 15. acrylic monitor stand, Amazon

    Gifts for the DECOR-OBSESSED

    1. gold monogram mug, Williams Sonoma2. woven baskets, World Market3. pressed floral coaster set, Mica Theory via Etsy4. swiss dot toss pillow, Linen & Ivory via Etsy5. holiday noir candle, Brooklyn Candle Studio6. candlesticks, Threshold7. no-rinse hand cleanser, Carlyle Avenue* 8. taper candles, Brooke & Lou9. wall mirror, Threshold10. gold bar spoon & muddler, Crate & Barrel11. stripe throw, Lulu and Georgia12. faux floral arrangement, Perigold | faux hydrangea arrangement, Wayfair (budget)13. marble frames, Crate & Barrel 14. bust statue, CB2 | diana bust, Wayfair (budget)15. blush pillar candle, Crate & Barrel 16. custom doormat, Black Butterfly Signs via Etsy17. concrete tray, Emily’s Redesign via Etsy18. The New Southern Style, Alyssa Rosenheck | signed copy from a small business

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    1. protective keychain, Gemelli 2. self-cleaning water bottle, LARQ3. subscription, Book of the Month4. mini wireless photo printer, Canon5. desktop ring light, Brilliant Ideas6. poppy manicure tool, Olive & June7. custom illustrated portrait, The Babe Shop8. treat-tossing pet camera, Furbo | petcube camera, Amazon (budget)9. cozy throw blanket, Barefoot Dreams | snug as a bug blanket, Apricot Lane (budget)10. RHONY coloring book, Shop Hello Harlot via Etsy11. UV hand sanitizer, MediPop12. bluetooth karaoke mic, Amazon13. laptop camera cover, Lee London14. digital subscription, Obé Fitness*15. “Luke’s” mug, BethLynn Designs via Etsy

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    Gifts for the GUYS

    1. Hot Ones hot sauce pack, The Heatonist2. portable ping pong set, Pro Spin3. scuff slipper, UGG | lonny slipper, DFW (budget)4. workout shorts, Legends5. utility bucket & gear belt, Yeti6. stainless steel water bottle, Tree Tribe7. handmade bar soap, Dr. Squatch 8. 2-in-1 eye moisturizer, Advanced Clinicals9. kick-stand phone case, Amazon10. customizable belt gift box, Anson Belt & Buckle11. bitter sampler kit, Honest John12. waterproof sneakers, Allbirds13. wooden sunglasses, HAVERN Watches14. insulated adventure poncho, ThermaRest15. leaf leather wallet, Tree Tribe16. spikeball set, Target17. Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, Emmanuel Acho

    Gifts for COZY CHIC

    1. bibliothèque room spray, Byredo | home spray, The Laundress (budget)2. cozy knit robe, SKIMS3. Moira Rose mug, All Jolly Gifts via Etsy4. teddy pillow, Pottery Barn5. the popper popcorn bowl, CB26. refillable marble candle, Gilded Body7. coconut bath soak, Herbivore8. ultra soft throw, UGG9. fuzzy slippers, The White Company10. cocktail kit, Terrain11. Venus de Milo bottle opener, Doiy12. lip balm, Summer Fridays13. fluffy socks, UGG14. cozy knit pant, SKIMS15. knit scarf, aerie16. weighted blanket, Amazon17. hot cocoa kit, Food5218. sherpa zip-up, Abercrombie 

    Gifts for our MOMS

    1. hardcover photo book, Artifact Uprising2. bronze & glow set, Charlotte Tilbury 3. beauty butter, 54 Thrones4. Le Labo rose signature detergent, The Laundress5. monogram cards, Augusta Joy Stationery via Etsy6. v-neck sweater, Amazon7. personalized recipe platter, Our Platter via Etsy8. restorative night cream, DIME Beauty*9. artisanal olive oil, Brightland10. bath oil collection, Aromatherapy Associates 11. bracelet Apple Watch strap, Rebecca Minkoff 12. initial necklace, Monday Monarch via Etsy13. flower press kit, Jayson Home14. New World Sourdough by Bryan Ford, Quarto Publishing15. comfort of calm gift set, Equilibria*16. velvet loafer, Birdies17. décolletage mask, The Light Salon

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    Gifts for our DADS

    1. The National Baseball Hall of Fame Collection by James Buckley, Quarto Publishing2. under-the-desk bike, Amazon | compact strider, Amazon (budget)3. espresso machine, Nespresso | k-cafe coffee maker, Keurig (budget)4. ancestry kit, 23andMe5. personalized whiskey decanter, Swanky Badger via Etsy6. wood record frame, CB27. open ear headphones, Amazon8. quarter zip pullover, Patagonia | quarter zip fleece, Patagonia (budget)9. deep tissue muscle treatment, TheraGun | massage gun, Amazon (budget)10. protective face mask, VIDA11. bi-monthly steak box, Omaha Steaks12. TV soundbar, Bose13. spun slipper, Deer Stags14. zoom binocular, Nikon | binoculars, Gosky (budget)15. putting green, Amazon16. wifi smart plug set, Amazon17. wood smoked barbecue set, Cooking Gift Set Co.*

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    Every Budget-Friendly Piece I’ve Bought for Winter So Far

    This fall has been nothing for me if not a rollercoaster of false optimism mixed in with quite a bit (read: a lot) of cabin fever. For a few glorious weeks here in Chicago, we were able to sit outside on patios and leave our homes (socially-distanced, of course), and it felt like there was light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel—but alas, that was, of course, a mirage.All this to say that, I write about fashion for my job, so I obviously love trends and clothes and figuring out my wardrobe when new seasons come. So when many were on the train of only wearing joggers, as they should have been, my mind played tricks on me and let me plan out some outfits for winter that may not see the light of day (but there’s always next year!).
    From matching sets to fun joggers to some new jeans (I told you, cabin fever!), these are the things I’ve added to my wardrobe for fall and winter—even if it means the only way anyone sees them is if I do an outfit change between every course on Thanksgiving for only my parents to see.

    I ordered this sherpa on Amazon one day when I was freezing cold and hadn’t found a new winter coat I loved yet, and it is quite literally one of my favorite things of the year. It’s more of a sweatshirt-level warmth (it isn’t a coat by any means), but I wear it around my apartment with leggings every single day, and every day it continues to wrap me in a soft, cozy hug and bring me joy. I loved the camel so much I ordered it in black too so I had one in case the camel one was in the wash. This is, by far, my favorite purchase of the past few months—and it’s $30. 

    As I previously disclosed, I did the opposite of what society has chosen to do and made the ill-informed decision to begin my hunt for the perfect pair of jeans a few weeks ago. I placed an order of literally eight pairs in all different sizes from Zara just to be able to try some on, and these are actually so comfortable that I’ve been wearing them for my quarantined life. They’re so soft and comfortable and flattering and wearing them to the grocery store is a joy.
    I struggle a lot with finding straight-leg jeans that fit my body right, but these are amazing. I would definitely recommend sizing up one size in these.

    During my jean excursion, I had only planned on keeping one pair, but these were such a rare gem that I kept them too. I. love. these. jeans. I had to order two sizes up (I literally could not get my normal size above my thighs), but they are also so comfortable and flattering, and I’m a sucker for a raw hem and button fly. If you, too, feel the need to add jeans to your wardrobe this winter, I couldn’t recommend either of these enough (and they are both super affordable).

    I got a targeted ad for this matching set so many times that it felt like it was God’s will for me to have it. I love wearing this on work-from-home days, of which I have worn it four out of my last five. It definitely helps me mentally to not feel super sloppy throughout the day, and this takes me from Zoom meetings to my afternoon nap seamlessly.

    If 2020 did one single thing right, it’s fun joggers. These are a jogger material but are made of corduroy, which defies all explanation and is something I don’t feel the need to question.
    My exact pair is from Gap and is sold out in some sizes, but Nordstrom now has a very similar pair which will hopefully lead the masses to experience this joy.

    If there is one thing that I love above all else in my wardrobe, it is my jackets. I choose them strategically and treasure them, and they are the glue that holds my outfits together—and it’s very rare that one speaks to me in the way this one did. I never would have gotten it based on Zara’s picture of it, but I saw it on a blogger on Instagram and knew I would wear it for years to come. It’s fun and completely unique, and I’m so excited to be able to wear it to death in the future. (Pro tip: this runs absolutely huge. This is an XS, which I never get, and is still quite large).

    This very ’70s print was one of H&M’s gems of the year, and I loved the thought of wearing this with tights and my knee-high boots. I wear my dresses to death but don’t see many I love very often, so I know I’ll be getting a ton of use out of this bad boy.

    This turtleneck makes me laugh in that it makes me feel like I’m wearing Kim Kardashian’s couch dress from the 2013 met gala, but it also makes me a bit fonder of it. I love wearing a thin turtleneck with joggers throughout the day and to have them to wear under jackets, and this was a nice detour from my collection of plain black ones.

    As we know, faux leather is the hottest thing since sliced bread this year, and I took it upon myself to find a pair that was both affordable and high-quality. After much, much trial and error and many trips to USPS to send return packages, I found these. I sized up, but they are such a good fit and are such a fun, versatile addition to your wardrobe that can be worn next year too (and the year after that, and the year after that). More

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    25 Gifts to Ask For to Kickstart Your New Year’s Resolutions

    Just because the holiday season isn’t exactly normal this year doesn’t mean you can throw out every goal and idea you have for 2021. Actually, I predict 2021 will be a huge year for setting new goals and resolutions—I mean if we’ll be inside, what else is there to do but crush your goals? As the holidays roll around, your parents, in-laws, significant others, and friends might be bugging you about what gifts you’re hoping to find under the tree this year. And somehow the age-old proverb exists: when someone asks what you want, every single thing you’ve even seen or heard of flies out of your head like magic. Instead of worrying about how you’ll reach all of those health and fitness goals the second the clock strikes midnight on January 1, make it a point to ask for those essential items 2021 you will need early. When it comes to fitness and health, there’s one brand that immediately comes to mind, and you’re probably picturing that iconic swoosh in your head right now too: Nike. They have everything you need for the best workouts, online yoga classes, and lounging days—and they’re perfect to add to your holiday wishlist. Most items are available up to a size 2XL (equaling a 20-22), but they also have a wide range of plus-size options available to choose from. They have tons of items available this year, so we did the hard work for you to find the best pieces. No matter what your resolutions are this year, we’ve rounded up the best items to add to your list for Santa. 

    Make outdoor winter workouts a breeze: 

    Run that 5K in no time: 

    Make self-care an everyday event:

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    I Tried On These 5-Star Workout Clothes from Amazon—Here Are My Thoughts

    The world of workout apparel is pretty weird. One day you’re shopping with your mom at Dick’s Sporting Goods for shorts to wear at track practice, and all of the sudden you’re an adult being told that the absolute only pair of leggings you should ever wear cost a casual $130.I am someone who does work out a lot (queue eye roll), but I’ve never let myself join the bandwagon of paying for overpriced workout gear. If I’m spending an exorbitant of money on something I’m wearing, it’s going to be something I get to use to create a fashion moment for myself, not something I’m going to sweat through in 10 minutes. But the unfortunate truth is that when it comes to workout clothes, sometimes feeling confident is half the battle (and I wouldn’t wish leggings that are slipping down during a workout on my worst enemy).
    On the opposite end of the workout gear hype spectrum is Amazon—something I’ve never tried, but that definitely caught my interest. Thousands of reviewers leaving five-star claims can’t be wrong, right? I set out to see and tried the highest-reviewed workout pieces on Amazon (hint: you’re going to regret those $130 leggings real quick).

    While I love bike shorts on other people, I’ve never exactly loved them on me. I don’t have the longest legs in the world, and I usually feel like they make me look shorter and stockier than I am, but these are definitely the best I’ve found. They don’t create a weird bulge where they end (which some with really tight seams have done on me) and are super comfortable and the perfect amount of high-waisted. 
    This long-sleeved crop top is something I’d wear both to work out and in my normal life as athleisure. It’s perfect for a cool all-black moment and isn’t super thin but isn’t as thick as a sweatshirt material either. Sometimes you don’t want something super tight on your torso, and that fits that bill while still feeling like you’re in something you’re meant to work out in.

    This. sports. bra. Holy cow. I’ve never tried on anything quite like it, and when I put it on, I spent some time just admiring it from all angles in the mirror. It’s that sweet spot of length where it feels like it could be worn as a top on it’s on, the back is criss-crossy and amazingly cool, and it’s super, super supportive. This is one worth buying in a few colors and living in both while you’re working out and when you’re not. I cannot say enough good things about this bra.
    These leggings, in my opinion, are really good for lounging, but not so much for sweating in. They’re a bit thicker material, and when I worked out in them, I didn’t like how they felt clung to my body. But everyone needs a perfect, warm black pair of leggings for winter, and they could fit that bill perfectly.

    If you’re planning on walking or running outside for exercise this winter, you need these shirts. It was cold in Chicago last week, and I needed something to layer under my jacket and realized I, in fact, had nothing. This top is so unbelievably warm but doesn’t cling to your body in weird ways like some dry-fit materials do. They look just like a plain long-sleeve tee, but there’s nothing wrong with that when you’re just dressing for warmth.

    These leggings were the thing I was the most excited to try; I’ve seen these leggings everywhere this year with people swearing they’re their favorite leggings. They come in a ton of colors, and while I probably would have been boring and ordered black, those were going to take two weeks to ship, so I was convinced that it was a sign to order these fun wine-colored ones.
    These leggings are, in a word, incredible. They are thin and moisture-wicking but stay put and hug you in just the right amount. They’re seamless and feel like nothing is on your body in the best way possible. These are a 10/10.
    This workout top is nothing super out-of-the-box, but it’s uber-flattering and is perfect if you don’t want a dry-fit material in your tops (sometimes I don’t). Both of these are things I’d reach for before anything else in my athleticwear wardrobe.

    If you are someone who needs a high-impact sports bra, you have met your match. When I say that my boobs stay completely still in this, I absolutely mean it. There is no bouncing or discomfort, but it also doesn’t have me sucked in so tight that I’m uncomfortable. The back is also super fun, which brings a little something extra to it.
    I’ve found that high-impact sports bras are particularly hard to find—for whatever reason, I feel like most are meant for medium-impact—but this one is something I’ve been looking for for a really long time.

      I predict that this winter is going to be filled with lots of yoga since we’ll be stuck inside and won’t always have other activities we can do. This yoga top is so necessary—it’s lightweight, soft, and breathable. If you don’t think you need special clothes for yoga, I’ll say this: neither did I until I got this.


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    15 Waterproof Boots That Will Save You This Season

    If there’s one thing I’m allowed to claim I’m an expert on, on account of being a life-long resident of Chicago, it’s knowing how to weather unexpected terrain. Yes, referring to the streets of the third-largest city in the country as “terrain” sounds dramatic, but it couldn’t be further from it. On any given day, we could have sun and blue skies turn into a downpour and then sleet and freezing rain and then a full-blown snowstorm within a matter of hours (and it isn’t even that uncommon!).The worst accounts of this are always the days I didn’t dress for it; when I got dressed for a 50-and-sunny day in my favorite outfit and then had to walk 1.5 miles to the train station after work slipping in fresh-fallen snow. And a lot of my shoes have suffered a quick, unexpected death because of it.
    But you don’t need to sacrifice style for shoes that can survive the elements anymore; there are a ton of boots on the market that look just like your favorite, stylish ones, but are also waterproof—and therefore leave you prepared for any weather surprise that might arise. These 15 boots will save you from style emergencies this winter: More

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    Jeans Are Canceled: Wear These Instead

    Jeans—when’s the last time you put a pair on? March? February? At this point, we don’t know, but in 2020, they have become all but obsolete.As we’re experiencing life almost completely from home, our idea of clothes has changed drastically, and pants are no exception. Gone are the days that we hunt for the perfect pair of jeans; this year, we’re searching for pants that are comfortable and cool, and the work-from-home gods have delivered.
    Give your ratty old joggers you’ve been living in for months a break (mine are from high school track—what does that say about the state of the world?) and see how good you feel in one of these uber-cool options: More