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Reader Favorites: May 2021

Reader Favorites: May 2021

Collectively, is it fair to say that we are all exhausted? I know I am just totally worn out from this bonkers year and a half.

So to say I’m thrilled the school year is ending and we’re heading into a more relaxed summer routine is an understatement.

Especially now that life, for the most part, is back to normal.

Hopefully, you have some fun plans for the summer and get some much-needed rest.

I think we can all use a mental and physical break.

For the next few weeks, the blog will focus on easy seasonal pieces, options to help you get dressed for summer weddings and pack for trips, more tutorial content from series like Pinterest in Real Life. We’ll continue to talk about body types in our How to Dress Your Body series. This Thursday, we dive into the hourglass shape.

As always, share your thoughts and questions in our comments, and be sure to join our Private Facebook Group for more in-depth discussions and connections with our community.

So let’s kick off June with a roundup of the Best Sellers from May. There is some great variety here, so be sure to scroll to the bottom to see our readers’ top picks.

Reader Favorites May 2021


Readers' Favorites for May 2021


Tan Wedge Sandals

Cole Haan Tan Wedge Sandals

Tan Wedge Sandals, $72 

These Cole Haan Wedge Sandals were the best-selling item in May, and for good reasons. They are an elegant, go-with-everything summer wedge that you can wear dressed up or down for under $100.


Nude Wedge Espadrilles
Nude Wedge Espadrilles

Nude Wedge Espadrilles, $52 

Coming in as a close second are these nude wedge espadrilles from Bandolino, being praised by our readers for their comfort and versatility, especially if you have an outdoor event standing on grass for any length of time.

Nude French Nails

Nude French Nails

Nude French Nails, $8 

My new trick for always having polished nails is these updated press-on nails from Kiss. For $8, you can have a fresh from the salon look that doesn’t chip and lasts all week. The trick to a natural look is to buy their “better than salon nude” in “real short” length.

They are seriously so easy to apply; I put on a new set while we drove 10 minutes to a birthday party this weekend. 

Wet Skin Self Tan

In Shower Lotion

In Shower Lotion, $8 

If you are looking for an easy-to-maintain sunless tan, give the Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer a try. You’ll get a subtle yet healthy glow just by applying this lotion to your wet skin right after you shower. 

Tinkle Face Razor

Facial Razors

Facial Razors, $4.80

Use these inexpensive facial razors from Tinkle to remove unwanted hair from your face. They are great for cleaning up your eyebrows or getting rid of pesky peach fuzz. I use it about two times a month as an at-home version of dermaplaning, and my skincare and makeup apply so much better.

Cotton Ankle Pants

Black Cotton Ankle Pants

Cotton Ankle Pants, $79 

If you’re heading back to the office and need seasonal black pants, you may like this cotton ankle-length option at Nordstrom for under $80. Available in sizes 00 – 16, they have a high waist, slim leg and look great with heels or flats.

Cap Sleeve Blouse

Halogen Cap Sleeve Blouse

Cap Sleeve Blouse, $49

Summer tops that are basic but not too basic are always a challenge, that’s why I featured this cap sleeve blouse (also from Nordstrom) last week. It’s just an easy blouse to pair with your favorite bottoms that’s better than a tee or tank. It’s available in XXS.- XXL in an array of solids and prints. 

Chambray Shirt

Rails Chambray Shirt

Chambray Shirt, $158 

Rails is one of my favorite brands for button-down shirts with a laid-back yet polished vibe. I was so happy to see this option on our bestseller list. It’s so soft and drapey, and from my experience, washes and wears well. Pair with your white jeans or favorite pair of shorts. 

Girlfriend Chino Pants

J.Crew Girlfriend Chino Pants

Girlfriend Chino Pants, under $40

One of the most popular bottoms from the entire season are these girlfriend chinos from J.Crew factory, now well under $40 with all of their discount codes. Available in all sizes from 00 – 20 in regular and petite in four classic colors. 

Linen Boatneck Top


Ann Taylor Linen Boatneck Top

Linen Boatneck Top, $65 

Many readers picked it up this gorgeous top from Ann Taylor this month and shared pictures of it in our Private Facebook Group. It’s perfect for anyone living in extra warm parts of the country who want to stay cool while looking chic. Available in regular and petite sizes. 

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