Winter Essentials: 2021 Edition

Hi, friends! Welcome back to Stylishly Good Vibes! As January winds down, I thought it would be fun to share five items that I have been relying on this winter—whether that be skincare, hair care, or clothing.

Obviously things have been a bit different this winter as I don’t find myself leaving the house THAT much. However, I’ve developed new routines and rituals for my own self care that I’m really happy about. Yes, quarantine hasn’t been the most fun, but it’s definitely given me the time to get to know me!

Any who, let’s get started with the list!

No. 1 Fresh Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer

Fresh Lotus Anti-Aging Moisturizer

If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I’m obsessed with skincare. I love being a test subject for a variety of different products—then sharing those products with you!

Back in November, I started to notice that my skin was dry and flaky, which is always a sign to me that it’s time to switch moisturizers. I’ve been running regularly and I think the cold air against my skin has really affected how well it stays hydrated!

When it comes to face creams, I try to stay as clean as possible. I searched on Sephora’s website for a clean face cream that was also within my price range and stumbled upon this one. I’m always on the fence when trying something for the first time, but the first night that I used this, I woke up the next day and saw VISIBLE results.

It’s formulated with Super Lotus and Peach Leaf Extract to support skin radiance, antioxidant protection, and hydration.

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No. 2: Dr. Martens

Dr. Martens

I’ve talked about this brand countless times on the blog, so I’ll keep it brief. My go-to brand for boots to wear during rain or shine is Dr. Martens. They are comfortable and keep my feet warm and dry. Plus—they have such good traction, so slipping on ice is far and in between—and that’s saying a lot for me because I always slip on ice!

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No. 3: Madewell Jeans

Madewell Jeans

When I worked at Anthropologie, I used to hear my coworkers talk about Madewell jeans ALL THE TIME. But back then, the chances of me buying something without using my work discount were slim to none. But, now that I’ve moved into a different role than my management one at Anthropologie, Madewell has found its way into my closet. I will say—their jeans are my absolute FAVORITE, which is saying a lot coming from me.

I have a curvy bottom and athletic legs, so I need jeans to accommodate that. What I love most about Madewell jeans is that they hug the booty and don’t gap around the waist. Win and win! Plus—they’re more of a true denim. None of that spandex/elastic jean bulls*it that I hate more than anything!

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No. 4: Eddie Bauer Running Shirt

Eddie Bauer Running Shirt

Prior to the temperature dropping to like 14 degrees, I was running 6 days a week. I started running at the beginning of quarantine and really never stopped. I don’t have the most diverse selection of running apparel, so I asked for a couple running shirts for Christmas.

This particular one from Eddie Bauer is my new favorite! It has pockets in the most inconspicuous places, it’s warm, and super comfortable. Oh! And it’s purple, which you know is one of my favorite colors. If you’re a runner too, give Eddie Bauer a look. They aren’t always top of mind when shopping for running gear, but they should be!

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No. 5: Olaplex No. 3

Olaplex No. 3

The holy grail of hair care products! This is an essential for me year-round— especially in the winter months. I tend to do this treatment once a month since I’m not heat treating my hair as much now. However, when I was heat treating my hair regularly, I used it once every two weeks or so.

I tend to leave it on for 1–2 hours if I have the time. The longer, the better, in my opinion! I bought this from one of my favorite hair stylists, so consider doing that instead of buying from a big box store!

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Well, that’s all I have for you today! I’ll be back again next week with my Top Picks for the month!

Until next time,


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