Our November Edit
We know this time of year can be equally chaotic as it is magical, which is why we’re taking a second to pause. Here at Aisle 9, we have a lot to be thankful for — this community of women, faithful readers, our friends + family, and each other. After all, we’re most inspired by those around us. Before we prepare to close out the year, we want to be intentional to lean into special moments. As EIC, I’m incredibly grateful for the team of women around me + the voice to share some of my favourite things. This month’s edit includes a few timeless staples as well as a few pieces I wish I had discovered earlier. Tune in below . . .
AC: Looking for a cool gift for the girl who has it all? Bet on this. I’ve had mine for years and it still looks brand new. I met the founder, Jackie, a few years ago at her first market back when I was a fashion buyer. Vibed with her instantly and knew she was onto something really special. Since then, she’s been picked up and written about by all of the greats– VOGUE, Forbes, The New York Times, Goop, Travel & Leisure. A friend recently DM’d the brand over to me and said “Seems like something that should be featured on Aisle 9!” — our favourite kind of messages to get. . . and right, she was.
AC: Sheer tights that don’t rip or run. Unbreakable. I only wish I had found these sooner! We’ve all been there — when a fresh pair of tights tears on the way to an event or after a long day at the office. Calculating if you can wear jewelry with a certain look because you don’t want to accidentally snag? Say hello to Sheertex– they will. not. break. At $59, they’re an investment — but much smarter spend than rebuying the same subpar tights every year.
AC: Hear me out. One of our Aisle 9 photographers turned me onto this men’s set and — you guys– it is so comfortable. A Walmart find, but make it fashion. I paired mine with a high top sneaker + simple gold necklace for an easy Saturday and felt pretty cute. Pro tip: If you’re on the shorter side like me, cut the hem on the sweatshirt for an abbreviated hem. It tends to be a bit more flattering when dealing with bulky fabric.
AC: Author, Cleo Wade, says her second book Where to Begin is “a collection of the ideas, mantras, and poems I turn to when I feel like I am losing it” that “help me stay connected to hope during difficult moments.” One of my favorite copywriters had this with her at work one day and I was drawn in like a magnet. Really beautiful stuff.
AC: Wine sleeves for bringing home the loot after your travels. Not only are they great for vino, but they can also conveniently stash glass bottles of olive oil or vinegar. I used a few of these last month on a trip out West for a friend’s wedding + was really impressed by how heavy-duty they are. Perfect for the wine lovers.
AC: I made a new friend a few weeks ago at a dinner [hi hi, Colu]. Isn’t she lovely? I was instantly pulled in by her charismatic personality, which by the end of the night turned out to be a wild six degrees of separation instance. She’s incredibly interesting, funny, kind, and crazy talented. Her book, Back Pocket Pasta, is dedicated to expanding our view on one simple pantry staple. . . P A S T A. The book is beautifully done and would be a thoughtful gift for any foodie in your world.
What’s Catching My Eye:
Schick Exfoliating Tool | At-Home Dermaplaning. Have any of you braved this?