What We're Buying: The Hottest Heels, Coolest Jacket and Perfect Pick-Me-Up

04/08/2014 at 04:08 PM ET

Have you bought anything you loved lately? In the PEOPLE StyleWatch offices, the answer to that question is usually “Yes.” Below, check out our favorite finds at the moment, from soothing beauty products to the best transitional jacket — plus, the haute heels ESPN2 anchor Cari Champion is loving!

Zara jacketCourtesy Zara

Sarah Kinonen, Beauty Assistant: Now that winter is finally behind us (I’ve hid my puffer deep in my closet to prove it), I’ve been on the hunt for a lightweight parka to get me through the warmer in-between spring months. Enter Zara’s dark navy version adorned with faux leather sleeves. As a stereotypical New Yorker, I was immediately drawn to the coat’s cool, dark look, along with its trendy (faux) leather detail, which only helped to seal the deal. After purchasing the coat (and wearing it out of the store), I’ve found it pairs with just about any look — with jeans, over dresses, I’ve even thrown it on before heading to the gym. It’s the perfect everyday parka, and at $139, it’s seriously worth the splurge. You won’t regret it, I promise!

Cari Champion shoesCourtesy ESPN Images

Cari Champion, ESPN2 host: My “must haves” are statement shoes. I’m really into these hot pink (almost neon!) Manolo Blahniks. I wear them with everything but they go best with a simple dress or something that’s understated. They need all the attention. I wear them at work and on the red carpet. They’re the perfect day to night pump, and here is a little secret — they make your legs look great!

Cari Champion hosts ESPN2’s “First Take” program. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter for even more!

Frye flatsCourtesy Zapposs

Bronwyn Barnes, Senior Style Editor: The Olsens may be able to pull it off, but the socks-with-sandals look isn’t for me. (Though if someone handed me these rose gold Givenchy slide-ons and a pair of gym socks, I’d get on board.) Instead, I plan to transition from Sorels to sandal season in these perforated leather slip-ons from Frye.

When I stumbled upon these mint green loafers while online shopping for ballet flats I knew they were the kind of shoes I wear until I wear them out. The cutouts will let my feet breathe a little and I’ll still be able to get away with my DIY polish job until I have time for a proper pedicure. Now to solve the next sartorial conundrum; When will I be able to walk out of my apartment sans tights and not freeze my butt off?

Rituals lotionCourtesy Rituals

Whitney Little, Associate Producer: This should really be called “What We’re Buying … and Forcing Our Friends and Coworkers to Use,” because that’s basically all I’ve been doing since getting my hands on my latest beauty must-have: Qi Stress Relief Serum, courtesy of my go-to brand, Rituals.

When I’ve spent too long staring at my computer or just need a midday pick-me-up, I massage this peppermint oil-infused lotion on my temples and behind my ears. I can’t begin to tell you how much better I feel almost instantly. Plus, it’s only $15, and the bottle is small enough to carry everywhere. I’m so obsessed with this stuff I force it on anyone who claims to have a headache (my fellow editors can vouch for me on this, unless they’re busy filing a complaint with HR). And if you’re wanting to feel extra zen, I’d also recommend the Yin Calming Bed and Body Mist from the same line — it’s heaven in a bottle.

What are you buying lately? Tell us in the comments. Plus, check out what else our editors have been loving over the past month…

What We’re Buying: The Perfect Spring Jacket, Dress, Crop Top and Booties
What We’re Buying: Chic Jewelry, Affordable Spring Finds and the Cutest Rain Boots
What We’re Buying: Amazing Shoes, Affordable Staples and One Very Chic Home Accessory
What We’re Buying: Spring-Ready Dresses, SJP Shoes and Fine Feline Jewelry
What We’re Buying: A Cool Backpack, Glam Gown and Some Spring-Perfect Tops!

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vamanos on

I’m going to get the Qi Stress Relief Serum. Mainly for my mom, but for me also.
Found this article just in time. Thanks.

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