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June 2020: Reader’s Top Five Favs

June 2020: Reader’s Top Five Favs

Our Reader Favorites Series rounds up the Top Five picks from the month. It’s based on our analytics and feedback from you.

Think of this round-up as a “must have” list generated by our readership. It’s always fun to see what ended up being popular from the contented I lined up a the end of May. 

June was all over the place. Opened! Closed! Opened! Closed!

Who knows what is going on anymore. 

From chatting with many readers, it sounds like we are all just taking it day by day. What else can we do?

Personally, I’m trying to savor every second of warm, beautiful weather because it feels like the summer is flying by despite being the longest year ever.

So as we get ready for whatever July is about to throw at us, we may as well do it looking good! 

June 2020: Reader’s Top Five Favs


The Well Dressed Life Top 5 for June


Once again, you picked some great pieces that can easily be worn now or later, whether you’re working from home, headed back into the office, or having dinner outside. 

Let’s break them down. 

Classic Striped Top


Boden Striped TeeStriped Top, $38

This striped top from Boden will end up being a reader favorite for all of 2020 – that’s how popular it is. 

Boden actually makes two options. This one is a slimmer fit. They call this a “slash-neck” top, which is the same as a boatneck. It’s available in sizes 2 -22. 

Your other option is their traditional Breton top, with a slightly more relaxed fit, also in sizes 2 – 22. 

Either is fantastic, it just depends on the fit you like best. 

Amazon Romper


Olive green romperRomper, $31

So much of the clothing I buy on Amazon gets returned. I try out all the popular picks that the Instagram influencers are pushing, to see if any of it is worth it. Remember, most of these influencers are getting paid by Amazon to peddle their merchandise. 

And most of it is crap. 

But I discovered this romper on my own (thank you very much) and it’s so great. It’s soft and cozy, just thing to throw on after the beach or pool, or if you’re simply hanging at home. 

You can’t beat the price, and it washes well. I take it out of the dryer when it’s still damp and lay it flat to finish. 

You can see it on me here:


Poplin Top

Striped Puffed Sleeve Blouse from Banana RepublicPuff-Sleeved Blouse, $63 (ON SALE FOR $25)

This blouse is on sale for $25 so if you need something for Zoom calls or you’re headed back to the office, grab it while there are still sizes. You can pair it with navy summer trousers, or simple white shorts. It’s available in “regular” and tall sizes. 

Banana Republic has been incredibly dependable during this shut down. There shipping is still fast, and their inventory is one of the few in retail that is still offering a solid size range. 

Linen Pants


Old Navy Black Linen PlantsLinen Pants, $30

Need a lightweight alternative to shorts? Give these linen pants from Old Navy a try. I live in these bottoms. They are currently under $30 and available in a range of colors in “regular,” tall and petite up to an XXL.

Skip the color “feather” it’s see through. 

To style them, you can keep it stay-at-home simple with a cotton tee, or pair it with a silk cami and heels for dinner outside. 

Tinted Moisturizer

Bare Minerals Tinted MoisturizerTinted Moisturizer, $33

There are a lot of reasons I don’t regularly feature beauty products. First, I’m not an expert, second, I’m loyal to what I use so I don’t have a lot of “new” recommendations, and finally, beauty brands are notoriously limited in shade offerings. 

But bareMinerals has always done a great job including the fairest (me) to the deepest shades. I love this tinted moisturizer for days you need light coverage with a smoothing effect. It feels good on your skin and doesn’t clog your pores. A little goes a long way. 

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Recommendations are based on my experience as a personal stylist and wardrobe consultant for over a decade. I worked with busy, down-to-earth women who wanted to look chic and feel confident but were often confused by so much of retail. 

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Wednesday 1st of July 2020

The romper looks great on you. Love the navy & white striped top too. I love bare minerals products, but did not know about this new one you showed us. I will have to try it instead of Maybelline blur that I am currently using. Thank you for the great tips!

Megan Kristel

Wednesday 1st of July 2020

Thanks Holly!


Tuesday 30th of June 2020

Would love to buy some of the BareMinerals tinted moisturizer. I went to Ulta when they opened back up to walk-in customers only to find out that the testers are off limits. So I was unable to find my best color match. Will wait until that is permissible. I do like that the sunscreen is a physical block rather than a chemical one.

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