And we’re back with our second edition of Currently Coveting! I know what you’re thinking: last month’s picks were so amazing, how on Earth could we possibly top them?! Oh we will. TRUST. This go-round, I’m rounding up my must-haves for the graduate-turned-professional. You know, girls like me who will be trading in the classroom for the workplace very, very soon. Eep!
Faux Leather Trench Coat ($129.90 on sale!)
It’s high time we parted ways with that oversized sweatshirt and leggings lewk. This casual trench is a staple that you can throw over any outfit—even over workout clothes on a weekend grocery shopping trip—and still make a chic statement. Your wardrobe will thank you for this investment for a long time to come.
Living large on an entry level budget is a thing. And we’re about to do it with the help of companies like Birchbox. Whether it’s that new hair mask that’ll keep your ends from looking janky or that adventurous red matte lipstick that you’re too chicken to buy, you don’t have to drop the dough on it. Order this subscription box instead and try before you buy.
Michael Kors Sofie Pavé Gold-tone Smartwatch ($350)
Life is about to get infinity more busy. And you know what, BRING IT. From a new work schedule and happy hours with your new colleagues to workout classes at the new gym we joined and meal planning, we’ve got a lot going on. But let’s make a pact that we won’t sweat it. This rose gold watch has everything we need to #adult with features like sleep monitoring, fitness tracking, calendar, and alerts.
Day Designer Academic Year Flagship Edition ($49-$59)
We already know that planners are a girl’s best friend, and they’ll be just as handy now with our new pro status. We relied on them through our college days, so there’s no way we’re about to break up with them now…not when we need them the most! The Day Designer Flagship Edition is functional AND pretty, meaning we’ll stay organized and productive while showing off our unique style.
Kate Spade Jackson Street Clarke ($68)
Perks to the new job? Business cards. Yes, I said it. And I mean it. Let’s get ahead of the game by treating ourselves to a classy business card holder, like this one from Kate Spade, like now. I mean, we’ll never know when we’ll need to hand one out, and I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be caught dead digging around in my bag for them.
Hannah is ACPR’s Spring Intern, and soon-to-be CSU graduate. She is currently building her own list of must-haves to buy after graduation, all the while feeling overwhelmed by the flux of emotions that comes with a big life change.
Photos courtesy of Nordstrom, Birchbox, Michael Kors, Day Designer, and Kate Spade