As Vogue editors, we often wax poetic on the latest runway must-haves and home decor treasures, but not every item we gush about on this website ultimately ends up in our closets and homes. Our discoveries are nice to behold—they’re lovely to look at and inspire fun conversation—however, of all these cool things to buy, what did we actually end up buying? Each month we’ll highlight those special finds our editors welcomed into their lives—all the things that gave us buyer’s rejoice.
In April, Vogue editors were thinking about much more than just closet refreshes. Sure the typical spring essentials made it into our shopping carts (yes, we can’t resist a delectable nap dress either), but we were also readying our homes for joyous spring and summer vibes.
Ahead, you’ll discover the cult-favorite (often sold-out) towels that one editor was finally able to snag last month. While another editor reveals where she found a chic frame to hang linens and textiles on the walls of her new apartment. There’s also a knockout beauty find that will give even the dullest complexions a lit-from-within glow. We round it all up with the item our very own readers seemed to have loved most: Lunya’s washable silk tee and short set.
Scroll down to learn more about the items Vogue editors purchased in April and can’t stop talking about.
Lilah Ramzi, Shopping Editor
It’s been a lifelong quest of mine to improve my tennis skills, but with each passing year, the only thing that gets better is my tennis wardrobe. I just picked up this tennis dress from Adidas that looks wonderfully retro. It comes in navy and blush pink, but I opted for an antique white color with green trim which I’m incredibly happy with. I’ll add that, should you buy this dress for actual tennis-playing, it most certainly requires a pair of shorts beneath.
Alexis Bennett, Commerce Writer
I’ve never really been a huge denim fan, even before quarantine life. But after spending just over a year in house dresses, I’m excited to switch up my look. I found the perfect pair of starter jeans, and I’ve worn them on repeat since purchasing them. My friend, who is also a fashion editor, freaked out when she saw me wearing them during a socially distanced lunch. Of course, she was also surprised to find out that they were from Zara. They look really expensive, thanks to the structured, slim silhouette and flared finish that isn’t as constricting as skinny jeans.
Julie Tong, Senior Commerce Editor
So I’ve only owned one Hill House Home Nap dress since the pandemic started— a sleeveless botanical printed version called “The Ellie.” Despite the superstardom the brand experienced over the last year, I resisted buying too many dresses in bulk to keep my wardrobe somewhat at bay. However, I finally took the plunge to add the “The Nesli,” a short-sleeved version of the Nap dress in black to my closet. I wore it last weekend and can’t remember when I’ve received so many compliments (although keep in mind, I’ve been cooped up at home all year too!), but I think I might have to break my rule again soon and add a few more to my shopping cart. It’s the perfect LBD for summer nights ahead, with its puff-sleeves, elastic smocked bust and tiered hem, it feels incredibly comfortable for all-day wear, but still dressy enough for a dinner date. Just style it with a set of layered gold necklaces and hoop earrings, and you’ll have a summer day-to-night look all set. The best news? It’s only $125.
Clarissa Schmidt, Commerce Producer
After many cases of trial and error, I finally found my holy grail night serum. Farmacy’s Honeymoon Glow works wonders for my adult acne, scarring, and eczema. It smells heavenly, and I always wake up with natural glowing skin.
Ciarra Loren Zatorski, Assistant Market Editor
My sleeping patterns over the last few years have been less than sound with nights of constant tossing through the sheets and staring at the ceiling, unable to clear my mind. After countless ads for this deep sleep pillow spray, I decided to give it a shot and I am completely hooked! Perhaps it’s all in my head, but the lavender and chamomile aroma definitely has a calming effect on the mind and body.
Madeline Fass, Market Editor
This $19 pot is pure gold—or in this case, green! I very much dislike wearing foundation, it just never sits well on my skin, and this is the perfect product to achieve even skin tone and a naturally smooth complexion without having to add tinted creams to your face. It is green initially and magically becomes your skin shade as you pat it in. Plus, it has SPF… bonus points!
Atalie Gimmel, Associate Manager of Social Media
Once it hit above 50 outside, I decided to treat myself to a pair of sneakers. Boring? Possibly. But it’s the small things. These feel like you’re walking on literal clouds, and as far as running sneakers go, for a category that’s generally pretty boring, there’s something about this design that makes me feel like I’m making a statement, no matter how small.
Rickie De Sole, Executive Fashion Director
After a year and a half wearing a steady rotation of blue and black denim, I decided to invest in a pair of white jeans. I chose a classic Frame pair that are high-waisted and slightly cropped.
Steff Yotka, Fashion News Editor
I’m trying to cut back on new purchases, but I couldn’t resist Chopova Lowena’s boxy top made from deadstock fabric. It’s something between a shirt and a jacket; I’ve worn it alone and over a collared shirt with a ribbon tie—great with a pleated skirt or simple black trousers.
Sarah Spellings, Fashion News Editor
I just moved, and decided to try out Framebridge after years of hearing about it on podcast ads. I went to the store in Brooklyn to get a t-shirt framed and it couldn’t have been easier. Framing textiles is always tricky, but I couldn’t be happier with the product. In fact, I’m about to go back to get more framed.
Chioma Nnadi, Editor, Vogue.com
I’m moving into a new apartment this week and am basically starting from scratch with home decor. Dusen and Dusen’s striped towels have been on my wishlist for a while now—and on everyone else’s it seems too, since they seem to be sold out almost everywhere on the internet! Thankfully I was able to snag one of the bath towels as I patiently wait for the restock of their fun sets. They’re just the kind of summery pop of color I’m looking for to brighten up my bathroom.
Alexandra Macon, Contributing Editor
In need of a pick me up, I ordered spring clothes from La Coqueta for my kids. I love this Spanish brand—the prints are gorgeous and the quality is top-notch. They also ship quickly and are packaged beautifully, so it’s practically instant gratification.
And then for me, I pre-ordered an Agua by Agua Bendita dress so that I have something to look forward to wearing this summer.
Emily Bukowski, Assistant Photo Editor
Inspired by California’s rugged landscape, OZMA’s Silk Tee collection made from 100% raw silk noil jersey has me covered with a variety of effortless and elevated basics in earthy tones. This one-shoulder tank is a true staple, like the elegant version of my favorite worn-in t-shirt I never want to take off.
Cute, comfy pajamas were top of mind for Vogue readers, especially Lunya’s silk shorts and soft T-shirt sets. The bestseller comes in five colors, but the Otium Tan, a signature of Lunya’s, is a fave.