July has now come and gone. Which means another post about the STIK team's monthly favorites. Here at STIK, July was an exciting month for us. From our summer earring launch to the peak summer days, to Taylor Swift's new album. There's been a lot happening. We hope you enjoy the products, and new things to watch/listen to below. By the time we do the next monthly fav, we will almost be in beanie season...!!!
Tory: If you have met me for more than 30 minutes you know that I am a die-hard Taylor Swift fan. You can roll your eyes all the way into the back of your head if you want to but you cannot convince me that she’s not one of the best songwriters of our generation. I’ll let you all chew on that for a second. Anywho - Taylor went ahead and did a HUGE thing this month by dropping her eighth studio album, folklore. And it’s absolutely my favorite thing - maybe of the year so far? I’ve been waiting for Taylor to write an album like this forever - it’s raw and vivid and emotional and it makes me want to frolic through a field of seagrass. This album is an actual gift.
Christina: Pink Chicken Mommy + Me outfit. I never knew how much joy matching with my daughter would bring me… and at three months she can’t stop telling me how much she loves it too! Plus, this dress is so airy, it’s been the perfect 100-degree weather throw-on ensemble. I’ve been finding myself perusing the Pink Chicken, Roberta Roller Rabbit and many other sites for Mommy + Me sets - it’s just too fun!
Sarah: I have to admit, I went on a bit of a shopping spree this month after months of not really shopping and got a lot of pieces I love. There is one pair of Blank jeans, the In Too Deep Madison Crop, that I’m absolutely obsessed with. It’s a light wash pair with white stars on it. They venture from my usual super skinny, dark wash collection of denim, but I love the fit and the star detailing. They’re perfect for a cooler summer night social distancing, but also comfy enough for work from home.
Meg: I know this sounds like a shameless promotion, but my July fave is by far the STIK Clementine earrings in Navy. I've been eyeing them since we put this genius two-in-one earring concept into production and they totally live up to the hype. I've worn the full earring to dress up a white t-shirt for Zoom calls (#summeruniform), but the flower on its own has surprisingly been my favorite. The white on white combo is the perfect complement to a colorful maxi dress or can be worn with cut off shorts and a tank to make you look way more put together than you might feel right now. Plus - in the 10 times I've already worn some combination of the Clementine (I'm not kidding...) I've received at least one compliment every single time.
Claudia: I just started watching I May Destroy You on HBO. It’s a British comedy (dark comedy) written, co-directed, and executive produced by Michaela Coel. She also stars in it on top of everything else. It’s a story based on an event that happened to Coel -- I won’t give away any spoilers. It’s beautifully written and very moving, I highly recommend it.
Tessa: A classic Jack Rogers sandal was part of my uniform growing up and now as an adult (if I can even call myself that??) I've found myself continuing to wear their shoes but in different styles. My latest obsession is the Sloane X Band slide in white. They've been my go-to sandal and by far my best "accessories" purchase this summer. I love that I can throw them on with any outfit and wear them for hours without any discomfort (they have a nice padded sole which makes them very comfy). These slides are on sale right now, so grab a pair while you can!
Franny: My brother got me this Ayurveda Cooking For Beginners book for my birthday earlier this month, and I’m so weirdly into it. Ayurveda was never something I knew about or had any interest in before, but I’ve enjoyed it so much. I’m by no means converting my lifestyle to Ayurveda, but it has some interesting philosophies about food and great recipes that I’ve enjoyed. The cookbook is also vegetarian and mostly plant-based, which is also amazing. I also learned that my dosha is pitta, which probably sounds like gibberish, but essentially means the reigning elements in my body and personality are fire and water. Definitely a fun and interesting read with some great recipes!