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Influenced by Jess: My 12 Favorite Items (Kendall’s Picks!)

Oct 20, 2020

Influenced by Jess: My 12 Favorite Items (Kendall's Picks!)

Hello, hello!

Kendall here today! It recently dawned on me that I’ve been working with Jess for over a year now! As I was reflecting on the highlights of the past 365+ days, including all of the fun posts I’ve been a part of and the conversations I’ve been able to have, I couldn’t help but think about all the ways that Jess has influenced my style. 

Between her great eye and her ability to style a single piece endless ways, it’s been all too easy for me to accumulate amazing wardrobe staples that I reach for all the time. Let’s just say I’ve scored much better deals through this gig than my highschool retail job with Pier One! ???? (Jess’ note: Kendall, this made my day! Love you! ????) 

I thought it would be fun to roundup the top products that Jess has influenced me to buy over the past year because they are some of my absolute favorite purchases- many of which I reach for every day! (And still serve me VERY well in quarantine!) Without further ado, here are my favorite GG pieces- thanks to Jess! 

Influenced by Jess

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Blondo Tall Waterproof Suede Boots: 

One of my first GG purchases had to be these waterproof Blondo boots! After seeing Jess style these a million ways and rave about their durability, I pulled the trigger and was not disappointed! They are such a great fall/winter staple for the PNW— and at a great price point! (Note: They’ve been so hard to find in stock this year, but I just found them here fully stocked AND on sale!)

Tretorn Sneakers: 

Next up: the Tretorn sneakers! I snagged these on sale during quarantine and lived in them this summer. So cute and comfortable – these will definitely be my go-to travel shoe whenever I can be a tourist again! I have the white/white version, but how cute is this vintage colorway?!

Cocoon Coat: 

This might be my absolute favorite GG-inspired purchase! I scooped this up last fall and lived in it all winter. It’s the warmest “nice” coat around, I love the chic shape of it, and it still looks brand new! It’s currently on sale, too!

Tissue Turtleneck: 

I actually already had a decent collection of tissue turtlenecks before working with Jess, but I’ve definitely added to the pile in the last year! These are the perfect base layering piece in the fall/winter, and I love the new prints and colors they come out with each season!

Ray Ban Hexagon Aviators: 

These sunnies are by far my #1 worn GG purchase! I wear them all the time, for any occasion, and love that they’re a subtle twist on the classic round Ray-Bans.

Madewell Transport Tote:

I’m never far from this classic leather tote. I use it for work, travel and running around, and I love that just gets better looking with age. Jess gives a full review in this post!

Lace and Pearls Earrings: 

I scooped up these earrings after Jess posted about them recently, and I loved them so much I ordered these and these! They are so well made, lightweight and unique!

Felt Berets: 

Thanks to Jess, I now have a colorful assortment of berets! They are perfect for elevating fall/winter/spring looks, and I always throw when in my suitcase when I’m traveling.

Check out Jess’ post, “4 ways to wear a beret!”

Amazon Mumu:

I held off on trying this Amazon mumu for awhile. Then quarantine hit, I bit the bullet, and I’m never looking back. Long live the house dress!

Sophie Blazer: 

Part casual sweater, part chic blazer, I reach for this piece all fall and winter long! I love how versatile and comfortable it is – perfect for work, play, and around the house.

 

The Aerie Offline leggings: 

A few weeks ago, I snagged these from Jess’ recommendation, because I needed to stock up on some non-Lululemon options. The second I tried them on, I immediately ordered more colors! I cannot believe how much they feel like the Lululemon Align leggings – but they are a fraction of the price so you don’t need to worry when wearing them and you can stock up on all the fun colors too! I know I will be living in these all fall and winter long.

Equilibria Balance Box: 

Last fall, I started taking Equilibria’s softgels daily for anxiety and stress management, and I noticed a big difference in how I deal with overwhelming situations. I swear they help me sleep better, too! I recommend them to all my friends and family.

New to CBD? Start with this post!

 

You might also like: 

The Comfiest Shoes I Own

My Ultimate Amazon Mumu Review

The Warmest Wool Coat You’ll Ever Purchase: My J.Crew Cocoon Coat Review

Hope this post helped point you toward your next favorite wardrobe staple! 

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