2020 Favorites

Passing along some things that I tried and loved this year, centered around self-care and at-home comfort. Enjoy!

Leather Convertible Clutch on Post at Beach

  1. Olive & June Nail PolishAt-home manicures were key this year. I love this live of nail polish that is '7-free', easy to apply and comes in beautiful shares that last longer than other polishes I've used.
  2. The Cowl Knit Kit from Sh*t That I KnitI learned how to knit this year with this kit! It's a fun, relaxing new hobby and would make a great experiential gift!
  3. Maragold Convertible Crossbody ClutchI know, biased - BUT this actually has been one of my most used things of 2020. This bag has proven versatile, seasonless and functional while being compact, lightweight and stylish.
  4. Year Task Planner from Appointed Co.This kind of feels like a mean joke but it actually was very useful for staying on top of work-related things when the motivation was hard to find. I maybe (definitely) didn't get to use this to it's full extent this year but the format makes it easy to prioritize accordingly no matter what your day looks like.
  5. Revlon Salon One-Step Hair DryerI can sew and hand stitch leather but I can't manage a hair dryer in one hand a round brush in the other very well... This combo hair dryer and brush is amazing and so easy to use for a long lasting blowout at home.
  6. Homesick Candle (Boston)A friend got me this before my move to London and it has a great smell - love the concept, too. I will definitely repurpose this glass once the candle is used up!
  7. Balancing Toner from CLN&DRTYI'm convinced that this toner saved my skin this year. I apply in the evening before my C serum and moisturizer. They're based in Massachusetts and use all natural ingredients!
  8. Electric DiffuserI recently got this diffuser and I love having it! I only have two essential oils so far (lavender and clary sage) and they've been great for unwinding and relaxing. Can't wait to try out some more!
  9. High Quality Socks from BombasTrust. As someone who never really cared about my socks and always lost one of the pair therefore being forced into wearing mismatched socks, these are worth it. I've had mine for a year now and they're still in great condition! My favorite style is the running sock - that I use for more than just running because that doesn't happen very often these days...
  10. Natralee Cocoa Body ScrubIt smells amazing, leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth and is made locally in the Boston area! I also love the body butter in geranium and lime.
  11. All Things Rothy'sI got these slip-ons in sand as a comfortable and neutral shoe option. My other go-to's are the Chelsea Boots! I wear them almost daily for walking around the city in the colder months.