JS Editors’ Most Splurge-Worthy Purchases for May
In excited preparation for summer, JS editors are spending the month stocking up on sunny-day essentials. The weather’s finally nice enough for one team member to break out a new yoga mat, and upcoming vacation plans have others dropping cash on outfit must-haves, hiking gear, and on-the-go entertainment. Here, 9 buys the editors are splurging on this month.
DÔEN The Jane Gathered Blouse
“I’m currently loving womenswear brand Dôen, known for its flowy, feminine aesthetic—it’s perfect for creating a breezy spring wardrobe. I plan on wearing this gathered blouse all season long.”
Clara Sedlak, Executive Editor
Lululemon The Reversible Mat
“With warm weather finally descending on Boston, I can’t wait to do outdoor yoga with this well-cushioned mat.”
Elizabeth Mullen, Marketing Specialist
COS Organic Cotton Trench Coat
"For the past month I've been on the hunt for the perfect trench coat. I was very tempted by this one, but ultimately decided on something less budget-crippling and went with the above choice from COS, which I’m very happy with. I love its sleek, minimal design and classic color, and most importantly, it will keep me dry for many rainy NYC springs to come."
Gretchen Dorosz, Senior Photo Editor
Anthropologie Rattan Circle Bag
“I just booked a much-needed trip to Miami Beach this June, and I’ve been needing a reason to buy this summery rattan crossbody bag for a while now. I think it’s finally time to invest!”
Lindsey Olander, Senior Editor
Anderson’s Brown Suede Western Belt
“I’m fully into the country music renaissance thanks to artists like Kacey Musgraves and Orville Peck, and I’m looking to incorporate some Western themes into my wardrobe. I’m not quite ready for a Stetson or cowboy boots, but this belt from Anderson’s is the perfect amount of subtle with dark-brown suede and a Western-inspired buckle and tipping. Yee-haw!”
David Hattan, Photo Editor
Anthropologie La Boheme Dress
“I’ve been dying to try out Anthropologie’s new plus-size line—finally, I can swoon over Anthropologie clothes with my straight-size friends. So, this month I’m splurging on this adorable dress. There’s nothing about this look I don’t love. Polka dots, colorful embroidery, and sheer 3/4 sleeves? Yes, please!”
Kerry Sainato, Director of Product
Vivobarefoot Primus Trail Hiking Shoes
“I’m going on a family vacation out west this summer, and I know there’s going to be lots of hiking involved. To keep me comfortable on the trails, I’m looking into these shoes from Vivobarefoot, designed to maximize sensory feedback to help me keep my footing. I love that they’re sustainably-made, too—the mesh upper is constructed out of recycled PET bottles.”
Jackie Homan, Editorial Assistant
Apple iPad Pro
“The new iPad Pro is the best tablet you can buy right now. I take a lot of notes at work, and it was becoming a bit of a monster to keep track of them all—especially when I was flying to Boston for work. Now all my notes are organized nicely and backed up to the cloud. Speaking of flying to Boston, I’m the type of person who gets to the airport hours before my flight. The iPad makes that part of my life a lot easier, too. Now instead of staring at my phone for hours on end, I can download a bunch of movies from Netflix, sit by an outlet at the Buffalo Airport’s Anchor Bar, and watch I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson.”
Bradley Wigsten, Marketing Specialist
Ottomanson Area Rug
“I must start off by saying that I know, this isn’t one of those handcrafted Persian rugs that go for thousands of dollars, but looks-wise, it’s pretty damn close! I’m moving this summer and I’m looking to surprise my roommates by coming in with a beautiful area rug for the living room. This one will definitely make me look more sophisticated than I am without burning a huge hole in my wallet.”
Tyler Schoeber, Production Specialist
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