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The Cotton Button-Down That Does Something Other Button-Downs Don't

Nov/05/2014 at 08:00 AM ET

If you don’t have a crisp classic button-down hanging in your closet, we’re about to make the case for why you need one. And if you do have a crisp classic button-down hanging in your closet, we’re about the make the case for why you need this particular shirt — because our bet is that this one is way better than any other version you’ve tried.

Editors here were hesitant when we saw the price tag, but we’d heard from multiple people that it’s a game-changing shirt so we put aside our doubts and put on the button-down. And now we know why people are willing to throw down that much cash on a piece of clothing (and why Oprah Winfrey named it a fashion must-have): It uses something called dual-button technology, which means that there is the regular row of buttons down the shirt, but there are also two hidden buttons placed exactly where shirts tend to gap (the worst).

And because of the unique cut, it won’t come untucked from your pants or skirt (also the worst). Plus, the shirt is made of cotton (the two blue ones and the purple are 97% cotton and the white version is over 70% cotton) so you know it’s comfortable and in the case of the former, machine washable!

Watch this video to see how it works:

One of the editors on the team, Zoë Ruderman, has already added the top to her wardrobe and is planning to pack it for her upcoming trip to Miami, where, along with Style Director Andrea Lavinthal, she’ll be attending Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show.

PEOPLE has teamed up with the brand on the really exciting full-day fashion event, which kicks off Friday, Nov. 7, at 8pm and features 1,440 different looks — and Andrea and Zoë will be providing live commentary for a bunch of those. (This crisp blue button-down with a white denim mini will be just the thing to wear for a hot night out in Miami.)

Shop the shirt by clicking on the product in the video above or going here. And don’t forget to catch Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show this Friday! You can watch live on People.com and follow us on Twitter for updates on the show and the celebs in attendance.

Editor Favorite: This Bouclé Winter Coat (Inspired by a Moto)

Nov/03/2014 at 06:00 AM ET

When editors at PEOPLE first saw the coat featured in the video below, there were a few things that jumped out at us. 1) It’s like a moto jacket that got winterized (which we love since we’re pretty crazy about moto jackets and mourn the day it gets so cold, we have to store them away for winter). 2) The jacket is bouclé, something that feels really luxe — maybe because it reminds us of jackets with a label that starts with Cha and ends with nel. 3) But despite that high-end feel, it costs under $120. And if you’ve never shopped with our partner site Joyus.com before, you can use the coupon code STYLE15 to get the price down to 100 bucks. 4) The topper is flattering. We tested it out on a bunch of staffers with very different body types and all of them reported that they felt really good in it.

We could keep going with all the reasons we’re fans of this moto-jacket-meets-cozy-coat, but we’ll just let you watch it in action and see for yourself…

You guys may not know this, but when PEOPLE Style editors teamed up with Joyus (our partner in these shoppable videos), we decided that every product we bring to you has to fit a handful of really important requirements. And at the top of that list is affordability, high quality and that it flatters all body types (in the case of apparel). Every piece of clothing, every accessory and every beauty product also has to be something editors would actually wear/carry/use/give as a gift. This jacket definitely fits all the requirements.

In fact, a number of editors on the team already own the jacket, but there are still more who have it on their fall shopping lists … so you better move fast before the topper sells out in your size.

Click on the product image in the tray below the video or click here to order it. And don’t forget to enter STYLE15 to get a 15% discount on the price (if you’re a first-time Joyus.com shopper). But before you check out, take a look at the other products currently in editors’ baskets: heels that are really, really comfortable (no, really), a pretty pendant that shows off your state pride, the most genius water bottle (it keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours, plus it doesn’t produce condensation) and more.

Happy shopping and as always, let us know what you think!

–Zoë Ruderman

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What Is This Crazy-Looking Beauty Tool and Why Do You Need One Now?

Oct/27/2014 at 06:00 AM ET

It used to be that, if you wanted to get microdermabrasion (the treatment that uses very fine grains to buff away the top layer of skin, leaving your complexion smoother and more flawless), you had to go to a dermatologist’s office and pay a lot without the help of insurance. And hey, it was worth it, especially since it’s one of the few non-surgical ways to get more youthful skin. But now, with the advent of at-home microdermabrasion tools, you can reap all the benefits without having to drop serious cash. We tested out a whole bunch of the tools and this is our favorite.

There are three colors of this microdermabrasion tool and all of them come with a set of attachments, designed for combination skin, typical skin and even sensitive skin (the latter is gentle enough for anyone to use).

So, here’s what to expect once you start using this guy: Your pores will be less noticeable, your skin will feel softer and more supple, plus your makeup will go on more smoothly. It’s like the best exfoliation you’ve ever experienced, only it won’t leave you all red and inflamed.

Now, we know it’s not exactly cheap, but it’s way less than what you’d pay for a visit to the derm for the treatment and this is something you’ll have and can use for the rest of your life. Plus, you can share it with your significant other (that’s what this editor does!). And if you’ve never shopped on Joyus before, you get an extra 15% off, bringing the cost down to $135.

Shop it by going here or clicking on the product in the product tray just below the video.

We love using ours in conjunction with this silicone face-washing tool — the combo has left our skin smoother and more flawless than anything else we’ve tried.

–Zoë Ruderman

The Boots Everyone in Hollywood Is Wearing -- for Way, Way Less

Oct/20/2014 at 06:00 AM ET

We’re not kidding when we say every celeb has a pair of black over-the-knee leather riding boots with a stretchy panel down the back. Emma Stone, Kate Moss, Angelina Jolie, Selena Gomez, Miranda Kerr, Leighton Meester — the list goes on. The difference between the boots they own and the boots we found for you in the video below is this: Theirs weigh in at over $600 and these cost a fraction of that.

We are all about these riding boots, so it’s a good thing they go with practically everything in our closets. We’ve been wearing ours with dresses and mini skirts sans tights, but now that the temperatures are dropping, we’re adding black opaques to the looks or pairing the boots with jeans or black skinnies.

Sure, we know the boots are something of an investment, but it’s one that’s well worth making. And not just because you’ll wear them to death this year; this is a classic style that’ll never go out of fashion thanks to the simple silhouette and versatility — so you’ll be wearing the pair for years to come.

And you can get 15% off the price listed in the video by entering STYLE15 after adding it to your cart (the code works for first-time Joyus shoppers). And be sure to check out more fashion finds and beauty products PEOPLE editors love here.

–Zoë Ruderman

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Our New Favorite Tote Costs $78 -- But Looks Way, Way Pricier

Oct/13/2014 at 06:00 AM ET

We repeat: The tote you see in the video below is 78 bucks — even less if you use our exclusive discount code. And you get a whole lotta bag for that amount. It’s a slouchy design made of faux leather (that feels surprisingly buttery and soft) with metallic python-finish panels on the front and back, plus two shoulder straps and a roomy interior. This PEOPLE style editor found the bag while out shopping and immediately got it for herself. Now she’s sharing it with you — and we know you’ll love it and use it as much as she does.

You can shop the metallic totes by clicking on the product image in the video player or by clicking here. And if you’ve never shopped Joyus.com before, enter STYLE15 at checkout to get an extra 15% off your entire purchase. (That would make this bag about $66.)

SEE MORE FASHION FINDS WE LOVE HERE!

The python finish is something we’re seeing on a lot of celeb-carried bags that are seriously out of our price range. And we especially love it in gold and silver, which adds an even more luxe vibe to the carryall. Another thing we love: how roomy the bag is. It easily fits a laptop or gym gear along with all our other stuff, making it perfect for travel and commuting.

This style editor fell for the bag as soon as she saw it displayed on a shelf and we know it’ll be love at first sight — and first carry — for you guys, too.

–Zoë Ruderman

The Best Smelling (and Most Moisturizing) Lip Balm We've Ever Tried

Oct/06/2014 at 06:00 AM ET

We totally get the idea of being loyal to one kind of moisturizer, one kind of shampoo, one particular perfume, one brand of mascara. But, to be totally frank, we never felt that way about lip balm. We were never loyal to a certain brand, going out of our way to get it because it’s so, so much better than what’s stocked in the drugstore. Well, we didn’t feel that way until we tried these amazing lip butters. Watch the video below (it’s really a shame smellivision hasn’t been invented because the scent is incredible), try them out then join us in our loyalty to one kind of lip balm.

You can shop the three yummy-smelling scents by clicking the product in the tray just below the video or by going here. If you’re a first-time Joyus.com shopper, you get an extra 15% off by entering STYLE15 at checkout. (But before you check out, take a look at the other awesome stuff — including picks by the PEOPLE Style & Beauty Team — by going here.

MORE STUFF WE LOVE: THE TOTALLY WACKY (BUT TOTALLY EFFECTIVE) BEAUTY PRODUCT THAT’LL GIVE YOU SOFT, CALLOUS-FREE FEET

The rose, the blood orange and the mint all smell so good that this editor has taken to treating the butters like a solid perfume and dabbing a bit on her pulse points. It also has another (intended) use: As a cuticle softener. But most importantly, this stuff makes your lips soft. Like, really soft. It’s all-natural, but it really works. And it doesn’t smudge off within an hour of being applied (like a lot of other balms). And if you’re a lipstick wearer, you definitely need this stuff in your makeup bag. Swipe a bit on your lips then when you apply the lipstick, the color will go on so much smoother, plus it’ll stay put longer.

Oh, and did we mention these lip butters smell amazing?

–Zoë Ruderman

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Anoraks Are So In This Fall -- And This Is Our Favorite (Affordable!) Style

Sep/29/2014 at 06:00 AM ET

As soon as we saw this jacket, we knew we had to share it with you ladies. After all, anoraks are very in right now, lots of celebs are wearing the style, they’re flattering, plus this particular one has touches of faux leather and it comes with an exclusive discount. What’s not to love?

Shop the jacket by clicking on it in the product tray under the video or clicking here. And as always, enter STYLE15 if you’re a first-time Joyus shopper — it’ll nab you 15% off the already reasonable price tag.

We’re wearing ours with jeans and tees, but we want to hear how you’d style it. Let us know below!

–Zoë Ruderman

 

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