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Now that winter has well and truly set in, The Latch editors are all turning to comfort purchases that keep our bodies warm and our skin hydrated through the cooler months. With a gentle dose of “treat yourself” and an update on our winter wardrobes, we all made some useful purchases in May.
With that in mind, we are sharing the one (or more) thing we’ve all finally crossed off their wishlists — all to help you choose how to spend your hard-earned money. This month sees us choosing cosy tracksuit pants, nifty buys for the office, and chic home decor to create a calming space and anything that will keep us warm through winter.
Ahead, find the nine things The Latch editors picked up in May.
Rollie Nation Ballet Black Tumble — Sangeeta Kocharekar, Lifestyle Editor
While I love wearing heels to work (it makes me feel more professional), some days I just want to feel comfortable. These black ballet flats ($180) still make an outfit feel polished. Very Sienna Miller, early 2000s — though she paired hers with skinny, low-rise jeans and I’m wearing mine with high-waist, straight-leg pairs for a 2022 update.
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better — Sangeeta Kocharekar, Lifestyle Editor
I’ve tried a lot of foundations in my time, and I have to say the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better ($65) is now of my favourites. It comes out liquidy (probably the most liquidy of foundations I’ve ever tried), so it’s easy to apply and blend into my skin, and it doesn’t look like my make-up’s caked on. But despite how lightweight it is, it still gives great coverage and makes my skin look even-coloured and glowy. I even got complimented on it the other day!
TDE Pale Pink Saffiano AirPod Pro Case — Valentina Todoroska, Managing Editor
I was looking for an easy way to attach my AirPods to my keys or handbag when on the go and the Saffiano Airpod Case ($50) was the perfect fit. I like that it matches my phone case and wallet and makes a cute little tech accessory.
ALL ABOUT EVE Isabella Ankle Grazer Jeans — Valentina Todoroska, Managing Editor
I love the look of ‘wet look’ jeans, especially with chunky knits in winter. They’re a great entry-level before going for the full-on shine of leather pants, as well as a lot cheaper and more ethical. I went hunting on The ICONIC for the perfect pair and loved the ALL ABOUT EVE Isabella Ankle Grazer jeans ($100). They can easily be dressed up with heels or boots, or down with sneakers. The little side zippers on the hem also sold me.
C&M Camilla and Marc Irving Track Pants — Amanda Bardas, Publisher
I’m about to get on a plane for 24 hours and realised I don’t have comfy pants that are appropriate to wear out of the house (after I’ve worn them in the house every day for two and a half years), so I’m splurging on this pair of comfy black pants ($300). Black is essential so when I inevitably drop plane food on my lap, it won’t be so obvious. Oh, and I have an important tip to share. Don’t EVER wear non-stretch denim on a flight. I did once and when my legs swelled up mid-flight, well, I almost couldn’t get them off once we landed. Not fun.
Bul Delsjon Coat — Basmah Qazi, Entertainment Producer
Winter is my favourite time of the year, and one reason why is that I get to add another coat to my collection. I’ve been eying out this camel coloured wrap coat ($430) for the longest time, and now with Sydney getting a whole lot chillier, I’m able to justify the purchase.
The Oodie Weighted Blanket — Ruby Feneley, Beauty Producer
I’ve been recommended a weighted blanket by friends, therapists, and everyone in-between, but it’s taken me a while to commit. My weighted blanket ($134) arrived at the perfect time — when I was sick and it was freezing. As advertised, the weighted blanket definitely made me feel less anxious, but it’s also dramatically improved my sleep. Generally, I wake four to five times a night. I fall back to sleep easily, so I’ve never seen this as a problem. With the weighted blanket, I find I’m sleeping through. It’s thought that the deep pressure exerted by the weighted blanket stimulates the production of serotonin, which increases the production of melatonin, the hormone that helps you sleep. I’m waking far more refreshed.
Keep Cup Thermal Bottle — Ange Law, Commercial and Shopping Editor
Because I’m only in the office two days per week nowadays, I’ve found it incredibly difficult to form any semblance of a routine. Unfortunately, that’s manifested in poor lunch choices that leave me feeling less than my best after eating, and also dehydrated from my lack of office drink bottle. The Keep Cup Thermal Bottle ($53) was the perfect fit, because I love a double-insulated bottle that keeps my water fresh for longer, and a minimalist design that’s inoffensive. The bottle unscrews into a cup, if that’s your thing, but I just leave it as a bottle.
Ole Henrikson Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturiser — Ange Law, Commercial and Shopping Editor
As soon as there’s the slightest whisper of a chill in the air, my face becomes drier than the Sahara. This year, I prepped my skin a month ahead of time by adding the Ole Henrikson Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturiser ($68) to my daily skincare routine (morning and night), and have had incredible results. This moisturiser has a thick balmy texture that melts from your body heat and leaves a lightweight sheen on the skin. It’s not oily but feels deeply hydrated, and my face gobbled up the entire jar in a matter of months, so I will be purchasing a refill, ASAP.