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Welcome to Editor's Picks, a weekly round-up of what we're buying (or at least coveting) this week.
AE button-front peasant top, $49.95 at American Eagle.
Racked National editor Leslie Price: Summer might not be here just yet, but you better be sure that this cotton shirt will be the first thing I pull out when it arrives. It's slightly boxy—kind of like this Isabel Marant number—but the sheer lace detailing at the hem and sleeves make it feel sexy. I like that it's boho but doesn't veer too far into hippie territory. And as a few test runs have proven, it looks great with jeans.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana, $95 at Amazon
Racked NY editor Tiffany Yannetta I collect perfumes like other people collect things of actual importance, and my latest addition is the new Elizabeth and James fragrance Nirvana. It comes in two different different scents: White, which is way too floral for me, and Black, which is the sexiest mix of sandalwood, vanilla, and violet I've ever smelled.
If you identify more with Mary-Kate than Ashley, this one's for you. There's something a bit smoky and dark about it that makes me feel like a French woman in the '60s who maybe drinks too much and has constant bedhead.
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Refiner, $45 at Birchbox
Racked National associate editor Kenzie Bryant: Of all the pore refiners I've tried—we're talking upwards of fifteen over eight years of my makeup-wearing existence (I know)—Dr. Brandt Pores No More is the best. It's creamy, not gel-y. It doesn't pill. It gives the skin a silky matte glow, nips shininess in the bud and holds makeup on there with a strength and stamina that's no joke. Hat tip to Birchbox for the introduction.
Racked SF editor Kristen Philipkoski: The varsity jacket trend has been going strong for a minute now, and it shows no signs of waning. But the leather versions can be pricey. So when San Francisco-based American Giant (makers of the greatest sweatshirt ever made) released their heavyweight cotton fleece version, I was wowed by the price tag ($99) as well as the statement-making style. I hope the hubby's paying attention, because this is top on my birthday want list.
Aloha The Daily Good, $75 per pack of 30
Racked SF associate editor Esther Hahn: Green juice works wonders as a supplement to a balanced lifestyle. But there isn't always room in the day (or in the budget) to do fresh juice. Aloha's single-serving packets are the perfect alternative. They're easy to pack and pour while you're on the go. And instead of juicing the organic veggies, Aloha purees and dehydrates them to keep that nutritional fiber. Mix the powder into a coconut water to add a little more sweetness for the palate. It might not taste like candy, but the crazy high energy it gives is sustainable and surely won't make you crash.
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