What You Bought Last Month: Soft Towels, Winter Essentials, And A $600 (!!!) Self-Care Splurge


WHO ARE YOU? (Seriously. I’m asking.) Every month, our sales data surprises me in some huge way and LET ME TELL YOU – January was no exception. Before we dive into the top ten sellers of the month, I want to share a few things that alllllllmost made the cut (and then maybe you, too, will echo that earlier sentiment).

Example A of befuddling sales: coming in at #16, we had A SWIMSUIT. And sure, it’s Em’s, and it’s super cute, and it looks great on anyone, but it’s also THE MIDDLE OF WINTER. Where are we going, guys??? (Seriously – I’m asking again. Send me an invite, please.) But wait, there’s more! #19 was a sweet scalloped rug that Ryann linked up nearly A YEAR AGO on a random Sunday. And admittedly, most of your top 10 sellers in January do make a lot of sense (seasonally appropriate clothing! Fresh linens! Quality furniture!), but there is one thing on here that has blown me away solely because of its price tag. Wanna see??? Let’s begin…

Towels

CUTE. In late January, Mal made a very compelling case for the patterned towel. (Distilled, it was as follows: patterned towels often look a little less gunky than their solid counterparts. There’s a great discussion in the comments about towel maintenance, too.) Mal actually owns these very chic, very classic, very highly-rated patterned towels, and well, the photos in her post kind of speak for themself. They look great in her space and they’ve held up for years – I’m happy to see this one on the list.

Down Coat

Fun fact: about 90% of our items sold are linked in blog posts (mainly because we don’t share a ton of shoppable links on IG stories – we normally link back to the site instead). This parka is an exception, though! Em got this piece for Christmas and ended up shooting a real-time review after a month of wear. Her thoughts: it’s lightweight, fleece-lined up top (so she only has to wear a t-shirt underneath!), and super warm (great for brisk days – may be too hot for those almost-spring afternoons). She’s a size 4-6 and grabbed a small, but suggests sizing up if you plan on layering any weighty pieces underneath.

Hair Towel

Hello, dark horse. Em shared a link to this hair towel in her blowdrying dissertation and wrote, “This hair towel is great and apparently reduces drying time 50%.” This was confirmed(-ish) by Arlyn, who agreed that the towel did make her hair dry faster, though she estimated that it reduced time by 30%. A great product to look at if you, like me, have room for improvement in your hairstyling routine!

Coat

Returning to the office can feel kind of nightmarish, but a cute coat sure may make the transition a little easier! (Or, uh, at least it could brighten your spirits, which may help? Maybe?) Anyway – Mal Gal linked up this great option and shared some more details with me: “I love this coat so very much because it’s the perfect houndstooth pattern (some of them get weird IMHO) and it can literally MAKE an outfit. It has a fun looser fit and definitely runs on the bigger side. I LOVE how it looks with a mini skirt or with tall boots!! It’s big enough to layer sweaters under but also light enough where you can easily transition it into spring.”

Jacket

Wanna grab a faux shearling jacket? Correction: want to grab a shearling jacket that won’t cost an entire paycheck? I hereby present to you an $18 option (yes, it’s currently on super sale!) discovered and vouched for by EHD’s finest (read: Jess Bunge. Yes, this is my new nickname for her. No, she doesn’t know about it). When I slacked her to ask about this jacket, she wrote back “I love how sporty and cool I feel in it,” which is really all that matters to me. SOLD.

Boots

DAMN, OK. The 90s have called and apparently, we have all answered the phone. Last month, Ryann walked us through the return of the tall boot, shared a ton of great outfit ideas, and rounded up some of the best and most comfortable options on the market right now. I’m usually more of a traditionalist when it comes to high boots – loyal to my 10-year -old Fryes over here! – but I could see myself coming around and learning to love a lug sole. Thoughts???

Update: Mal Gal previewed this post and she actually owns these bad boys! Here’s what she slacked me about them: “They’re waterproof, super comfortable, and have a slightly wider calf (but not too wide).” These are growing on me by the minute, pals!!!

Towels

Ooooooh. Guys, these are GOOD – only $15, soft, quick-drying, and beautiful. I love the natural, graphic, organic texture that a waffle towel can bring to an otherwise cold or sterile space. Crawling into a dark shower at 5 AM on a cold winter morning isn’t so bad when you have something cozy to wrap yourself in afterward, you know?

Chair

Three weeks ago, Jess Bunge walked us through the 18 best pieces from Studio McGee’s Target collection and this chair was a total standout – it’s shockingly affordable, super refined, and very versatile. Also, it swivels! If you’re craving the look of a Sixpenny chair but you’re working within a smaller budget, this is a great option.

Cabinet

Another Studio McGee x Target pick from our uber-stylish, always-ahead-of-trends editorial director! Jess said it best: “I love the sliding doors, the natural wood-toned shelves and paneling that contrasts the light exterior, the brass hardware. It’s truly special and looks so high-end. Granted, this piece is on the pricier side for Target but so much cheaper than anything similar on the market.”

Infrared Sauna Blanket

COLOR ME SHOCKED. (Like, seriously.) This high-tech, splurge-worthy invention was our second-best selling item of 2021 and at this rate, I think it may end up topping the 2022 list, too. In case you missed it, catch up with Em’s sauna blanket review (spoiler: she’s a big fan) and then meet me in the comments to discuss – would you drop that much on a personal sauna? I’m starting to consider it…

As always, I love putting these posts together because it’s fun to lift the curtain a little bit – I like when you can see the information that we can see, especially when it’s this surprising and interesting! Sharing kind of makes it feel like you’re also part of our team, you know? (I know it’s mushy and earnest, but it’s also honest!!!) ANYWAY. Have a great weekend, OK? We’ll see ya back here tomorrow. xx

Opening Image Credits: Design by Jess Bunge | Styled by Emily Bowser | Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp | From: The Feel-Good Modern Romantic Bedroom Makeover Jess Did For Her Dear Friend (All Thanks To The Company Store)





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