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Quarantine Bestsellers: The Top 13 GG Reader Buys!

May 15, 2020

Hi friends! 

If you would have told me that one day a skip-it would top the list of most popular GG reader buys, I would never have believed you! ????Of course, that’s with the whole global pandemic thing factored in — but truly, nothing is shocking anymore! ????

I’m excited to round up a list of GG reader bestsellers over the past few months. These things have definitely become my (and your!) quarantine favorites. The theme of this list is definitely comfort and self-care— and I love that all of these items are great for at-home and neighborhood jaunts, but they’ll transition perfectly into regular life once that day arrives!

Before we jump in, I feel the need to say (as I often do these days when writing about clothing or any material items)–I know shopping isn’t an option for many people right now, or it might not be the wise option, and I will be the first person to tell you that I see you–and NONE of these things are necessities. You should not feel FOMO if you are on a shopping freeze right now! I definitely encourage you to click out of this post and instead, check out some others! May I suggest The Best Quarantine Memes to Make you Laugh? Or perhaps head back to the first edition of On a High Note, and work your way forward! 

On the flip side, there are many that are in a different camp, for whom occasional shopping is a means of comfort and a way to provide a happy pick-me-up, so whichever camp you fall into–just know that I’m doing my best to balance and cater to everyone’s situation right now with my content! 

So, if you fall into the latter camp, and you’re looking for a little retail therapy this Friday, here are the most popular items you guys have purchased so far throughout #quarantinelife! I think there’s a little something fun on this list no matter what you might be looking for! 

Quarantine Bestsellers: Top 13 GG Reader Buys

Rainbow Stripe Sweater:

This sweater is one I’ve been living in, because the bright colors are so cheerful! It’s going to be one I wear all summer because it’s super lightweight (you’ll want to wear a tank under!)

PSA– It’s currently 60% off — making it just $18!

Tretorn Sneakers:

So happy these sneakers continue to top GG reader bestseller lists! A lot of you snagged these on super sale during quarantine! I’ve been raving about these for forever- they are the cushiest sneakers I own––if you want something that is like walking on clouds––these are them!

Sizing: TTS!

Amazon Mumu: 

I raved about these last summer, and I’m still just as obsessed! I have been living in these–my “house dresses!” These mumus feel like wearing a breezy, airy pillowcase AND they look cute! I also love that it’s wrinkle-resistant- perfect for packing and travel, when that happens again. I lived in them in Spain last summer! Also — it’s $30 — money. well. spent! Check out my ultimate Amazon Mumu Review!

Sizing: TTS (if you have a larger bust, I’d size up as the chest runs small!)

THE BEST EVER Square Toe Ballet Flat:

These buttery soft, square toe ballet flats feel like TRUE slippers. I walked ALL OVER San Francisco in them on my last trip there. They had completely sold out a few weeks ago, but now they’re back in stock, and still marked down! I’ve worn them a ton during quarantine because they’re incredibly comfortable but count as “real shoes!” Everyone will benefit from having a pair of these in their wardrobe. See my review of them in this outfit post.

Sam Edelman Elva Woven Mule:

I linked to these as affordable dupes for my Freda Salvador slides, and they sold out so quickly! However, the black color is still mostly in stock, they are an awesome slip-on, slip-off house shoe that is very quarantine friendly! They’re also still on major sale!

Everlane Easy Chino Short:

I’ve had these shorts for a couple years now and I love how comfortable, breathable and polished they are! They are wonderful work-from-home and travel staples! The stretchy waistband also doesn’t hurt right now. ????They’re super comfy, but chic and polished, too! See how I styled them multiple ways in this post!

Sizing: TTS, I have a size 0.

Skip it!!:

Ah, the skip it! Absolutely a quarantine purchase that was 100% necessary. It brought so many of you back to your childhoods and gave you so much joy! Please refer to this demonstration video for how to balance skip-it cardio with happy hour! ????

Everlane Linen Jumpsuit:

I’ve been raving about this jumpsuit throughout quarantine! (Styled four ways in this post earlier this week!) I am IN. LOVE. Like their other jumpsuits, this Everlane piece has perfectly engineered straps that are wide enough to cover bra straps. The back of the jumpsuit is stretchy, to make for easy on and off, and the belt is totally optional! I also just got it in the grey stripe!

Sizing: TTS, I have a size 0.

Anthropologie Peasant Blouse:

I linked to this for another roundup a while back, and you guys were drawn to this flowy, colorful printed blouse as much as I was! The perfect top to wear for your Zoom meetings, comfy enough to wear all day, and cute enough that you’ll wear it everywhere this summer! It also comes in a lot of patterns and colorways.

Everlane Leggings:

The best go anywhere, do anything leggings ever! They truly feel like butter/ a second skin, so they’re comfy enough for lounging, but they’re supportive enough for even a HIIT workout. I adore them and have them in the orange color and black. They’re made of technical (sweat-wicking!) Italian fabric that is comprised of 58% recycled materials! Check out my post on how to style these leggings into 5 athleisure outfits!

Sizing: TTS! Wearing a small.


Equilibria Balance Box:

I updated my Equilibria CBD review during quarantine, and I’m so so happy it’s been able to help many of you during this time. You can buy a subscription or a la cart, but the “Balance Box” subscription is great because you get the lowest possible price and you never risk running out of it!

You can cancel the subscription ANYTIME (they don’t lock you in or anything!) so it’s a no-brainer! FYI–today is the last day to get 20% off your first order with my code JESSKEYS! After today it goes down to 15% off your first order! 

Record Player:

A fun, self-care purchase! We’ve had this record player for years and love cozying up to it for at-home date nights! I wrote about it in On a High Note Vol. 3 when I shared that we’ve been loving diving back into our vinyl collection. (Something we had been too busy to enjoy before this all happened!)

Treasure & Bond Boyfriend Jean Shorts:

I did a big review of these shorts last year and it must be getting some SEO juice, because these were a top-seller last month, haha! If you’ve been looking for some under $100 jean shorts that are soft, not too short, and super comfortable, you will love these!

Thank you so much for your support throughout this time! 

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