Angela Elias

Angela Elias

10 Stylish Nordstrom Sunglasses For Every Budget

With the release of Nordstrom's spring guide, we've already pounced on adding everything from seasonal shoes, rompers and jumpsuits, and handbags to our wish lists, but nothing signals the start of warm weather season quite like picking out a new pair of sunglasses. At Nordstrom, you can browse through an expansive inventory that includes all sorts of brands and styles. Whether you're looking to incorporate a trend or you want something timeless, we've pored over the options to curate a stellar list of favorites. In fact, we've even tested some of these sunglasses ourselves, styling them with spring outfits and wearing them to gauge their comfort level and durability. The result? A fail-proof selection that will work with a variety of face shapes, styles, and budgets. If you're looking for a modern cat eye, our editor found the perfect black pair that she wears with everything. If petite, round sunnies are your thing, another one of our editors tested out a tortoise shell pair. Prefer an oversized shape? We uncovered an editor favorite for that category as well. From chunky, retro-inspired aviators to colorful, angular shapes and everything in between, we've made it easy to hone in on the perfect pair of sunglasses this season. Whether you're looking to spend $15 or are ready to invest in a designer pair you'll wear for years, find exactly what you're looking for in our picks ahead. Related: Shopping Editor Sarah Wasilak's 12 Spring Must Haves

14 Chic Nordstrom Bags For Every Spring Occasion

Nordstrom's spring guide is here, and we've scoured their inventory to curate our list of favorites, including shoes, rompers and jumpsuits, dresses, and handbags. Aside from looking great, a quality bag should be able to hold all of your essentials while being easy to wear, and versatile enough to be paired with numerous outfits. We've uncovered a variety of options that incorporate the season's biggest trends while also considering longevity and practicality. Whether you need a small but elegant bag to carry to a spring wedding, a tote bag for your work commute, a crossbody or belt bag for travel, or a water-resistant bag for beach and pool days, we have options for everything. With a wide range of budgets in mind, there are affordable picks starting at just $35 as well as designer bags you'll wear for years. We've cherry-picked a mix of customer favorites that are selling quickly and even included a handbag our own editor wears on repeat. Despite what your personal aesthetic is or the type of bag you're looking for, you're bound to find just the right one to pair with everything from jeans to dresses. Keep reading to shop our favorite Nordstrom bags this season. Related: 18 Nordstrom Mother's Day Gifts, From Editor-Favorites to Bestsellers

The 16 Best Work Bags From Amazon, From Totes to Backpacks

Finding the perfect work bag comes with a laundry list of criteria. It needs to be stylish but functional, lightweight yet durable, well-made but reasonably priced, and, most importantly, it needs to be large enough to hold a laptop. If you're lugging it around on public transportation, bonus features like key leashes and zippered pockets become even more essential. Finally, trying to find a bag that fits all these needs and can be worn with everything from a spring dress to comfy jeans can be daunting. The sheer variety of options are overwhelming enough. The good news? We've scoured Amazon's vast inventory of work bags, homing in on the top-reviewed options with price points so low, you'll be tempted to buy more than one. There are work bags for every style, budget, and need, so you're sure to find something that will suit you perfectly. Searching for a stylish backpack? We've found one with a built-in USB charger and another option that's a Swedish design icon. If you like to keep it minimal and utilitarian but have a weakness for buttery leather, you'll want to give Madewell's Zip-Top Essential Tote a try. Want something luxe and timeless? We'll introduce you to Coach's Polished Pebble Leather Day Tote. We've even slipped in trendy styles, like cross-body bags and woven leather options. Those are just a few of the options we've uncovered. Keep reading to find out which of our picks is your best match. Related: Megan Fox and Hailey Bieber's Go-To JW Pei Bags Are $60 on Amazon

18 Nordstrom Mother’s Day Gifts, From Editor-Favorites to Bestsellers

With Mother's Day fast approaching, it can be overwhelming to scour countless retailers to find the perfect gift. Nordstrom is our go-to shopping source for unearthing quality products that run the gamut of fashion, beauty, home, and even tech, so it's easier to hone in on options that match her interests. If she's due for a wardrobe refresh, Nordstrom's spring fashion guide is filled with standouts, from the perfect spring shoe to gorgeous handbags. For beauty-lovers, we've curated cult-favorite products like a versatile hair styling tool that makes getting ready on busy mornings even easier and a silk pillowcase that improves skin and hair. There are also plenty of lifestyle gifts, including a journal that focuses on gratitude and only takes five minutes a day. If she loves to cook and entertain, she'll appreciate a versatile, non-stick pan that comes in a range of pastel colors or a set of hand-blown wine glasses she might never buy for herself. Depending on your budget, there are gift options for $30 or less, as well as splurge-worthy gifts she'll use and appreciate for years. We've combed through Nordstrom's inventory to hand-pick products our editors have vetted and genuinely love, as well as Nordstrom bestsellers to ensure every gift is worth giving. Browse our top picks to find the perfect Mother's Day gift to give this year. Related: 34 Gifts That Are Perfect For the 40-Something Woman in Your Life

19 Top-Rated Amazon Beauty Finds Our Editors Love

If you're looking to shake up your skin-care routine, refresh the contents of your makeup bag, or revive dry and damaged hair, we have product recommendations that run the beauty gamut. As editors, we're constantly testing products, from new releases to well-hyped classics, to discover new beauty favorites to share. Since narrowing down the best beauty products is only half the battle, we've upped the convenience factor by rounding up some of our favorites on Amazon. With many of these products raking in thousands of reviews and boasting impressive ratings, our editors aren't the only ones gushing about them. If you're scraping the last bit of product out of a beloved bottle and need a replacement quickly, we've got you covered there, too, with Prime shipping. Read ahead for the Amazon beauty finds filling our editors' carts. Related: 30 Amazon Beauty Finds You'll Wish You Ordered Sooner

My Stain-Resistant Kitchen Runner Looks Vintage but Is Actually From Amazon

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Angela Elias I've been searching for a kitchen runner rug to catch the water dripping from my sink and dishwasher, and it's been surprisingly tricky. Our stone countertops have a busy pattern that clashes easily with many of the vintage-inspired patterns that caught my eye. After rolling out six different rug options that I've had to either return or resell, I finally found a winner to keep. My new rug hails from the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines x Loloi Rugs line. Loloi Rugs is a family-owned textile company I've bought multiple designs from, and it's available on Amazon. When I first saw the collaboration, I immediately locked eyes on the Mona Runner Rug in Sunset/Natural 2'-6" x 8'-0" ($108). It captures the soulful, vintage aesthetic I gravitate toward, but the pattern - a large-scale medallion motif - is subtle and fairly monochromatic, so it quietly complements the counters instead of competing with them. What I Like About the Magnolia Home x Loloi Mona Runner Rug Aside from being a fan of the rug's traditional motifs and muted color palette, I also enjoy how the rug feels under my feet. When I first laid it out, my little boys couldn't stop rolling on it (they call it the "cozy rug"). It has a medium pile, so it's more plush than I expected it to be. At first, I was worried that the higher pile would be a horrible fit for the kitchen, but thankfully, that hasn't been the case. It feels almost like a soft bath mat - a treat for barefoot mornings and evenings - and it immediately soaks up any water that drips as I do dishes. It's made from polypropylene and polyester, so it's easy to clean and can take on high-traffic areas. I can easily vacuum it and know that the darker color palette and subtle design will hide any future stains. With two little ones, I don't like to introduce rugs that we have to be precious with, and this definitely fits the bill. It's also OEKO-TEX certified, which helps to put my mind at ease knowing that it doesn't contain toxic substances. The rug is definitely one of my favorite kitchen products I've scored on Amazon. Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Angela Elias What's Worth Noting About the Magnolia Home x Loloi Mona Runner Rug Aside from the plusher pile of the rug, I also wasn't expecting the rug to have blue and gold specks sprinkled throughout. It's hard to decipher the true tones of the rug online, but in person, the colors change with the environment and lighting. Since we have a skylight in our kitchen, the bright afternoon light reveals tons of blue and gold flecks in the rug's brown background, providing more of a sheen. It took me a while to get used to this, but once I placed our walnut-toned wooden island next to the rug, the effect was much more muted. In the morning and evenings when the daylight isn't as bright, it's even less noticeable. It also took a couple of days for the edges and folds to lay flat. Placing a rug pad underneath helped it to stay put and added just a bit more cushioning, which feels great when you're standing over a sink full of dishes. Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Angela Elias Who Is the Magnolia Home x Loloi Mona Runner Rug Best For? If you're a fan of Magnolia Home and Joanna Gaines's aesthetic, have a soft spot for vintage rugs, crave low-maintenance decor, and want something that feels cozy but durable, this rug is definitely worth checking out. Aside from using it as a kitchen runner underneath your sink, it would make an incredible bedroom rug, since it's so soft underfoot. Additional Details Materials: polypropylene and polyester. It's OEKO-TEX certified, which means its materials don't contain harmful substances. It's easy to clean and made for high-traffic areas. It has a medium pile. It comes in 10 different sizes. Where Is the Magnolia Home x Loloi Mona Runner Rug Available to Shop? This particular size of the rug is only available to shop at Amazon, but different sizes are available at Wayfair and Magnolia Market. Rating: Angela Elias is a contributing editor for POPSUGAR Commerce. In her former roles at POPSUGAR, she led the relaunch of its Latine identity and family-focused verticals, directed its Home vertical, and hosted shopping segments for "POPSUGAR Now" on TV Guide Network and video content for brands like Pier 1 and Walgreens. She has nearly 15 years of experience working in the lifestyle space as a writer, editor, content strategist, director, on-camera talent, and publicist.

Amazon’s Best Mother’s Day Gifts, From Editor Favorites to Top Sellers

Whether you're looking to splurge on a single luxury gift for the mom in your life or want ideas for affordable but covetable Mother's Day gifts she's bound to love, Amazon has plenty of options for every budget. If she's looking to upgrade her skin-care routine, there are loads of premium beauty products with cult followings that our editors swear by. Make busy mornings infinitely better by giving her a set of unbelievably soft pajamas and a smart mug that will keep her coffee warm until the last sip. If she sleeps hot, we tested a set of cooling sheets that rival luxury options at a fraction of the price and hold up after countless washes. We've even chased down popular kitchen products for the baker and gadgets that make meal prep a piece of cake. The best part is that you won't have to stress about unpredictable shipments. Our picks are all available on Amazon Prime and will get to her just in time. Whether you're shopping for your wife, mom, daughter, or sister, we've got you covered. Keep scrolling to see the Mother's Day gifts we've added to our carts to find exactly what you're looking for. Related: Shay Mitchell's Must-Have Products: From a Béis Carry-On to Her Favorite Sheets

The 20 Best Cloudlike Comforter and Duvets on Amazon

If you have a comfortable mattress, a great set of pillows for sleeping, and a couple of soft bedsheets in rotation, it's time to start looking for the perfect comforter or duvet. This top layer is key to achieving a fluffy, cloud-like bed you'll look forward to slipping into every night. Before you dive in, it's important to keep in mind that choosing the wrong bedding could lead to various (and entirely avoidable) frustrations. If you're unsure about the distinction between comforters and duvets, let Theresa Echeverry, Home Furnishings Business Leader, Bed and Bath Textiles at IKEA U.S., shed some light: "A comforter is a single piece of quilted or stitched bedding that offers warmth and is often adorned with patterns or solid colors," she explains, whereas "a duvet is typically quilted and needs an additional cover to complete the set, providing both aesthetic appeal and hygienic benefits." Comforters are ideal for those seeking the convenience of an all-in-one bedding solution, eliminating the need for a separate duvet insert and cover. On the other hand, duvets are a great choice if the idea of a removable and washable cover appeals to you. To help you meet your perfect match, we've carefully curated a top selection of stylish and highly-rated comforters and duvets from Amazon. These standout choices offer a range of fill options, including sustainably sourced down and hypoallergenic alternatives, with covers available in French linen, soft brushed microfiber, luxurious cotton sateen, and more. To ensure you have access to the best-reviewed options, we even put some of them to the test ourselves and shared our experiences. If you already know which bedding topper you prefer, click below to jump straight to our selects. Comforters Duvets

I Tested Oprah’s Favorite Cooling Sheets – They’re Buttery Soft and on Sale

For me, the most crucial aspect of surviving summer in an old home with iffy insulation and no central air hookup was developing a good sleep strategy for sweltering nights. With a husband who sleeps hot year-round and a 4-year-old son who dozes off in his own bed but wakes up in mine, I've gotten scrappy. Some might say desperate. Aside from spending an absurd amount of time researching the best fan, I became a devout seeker of temperature-regulating bedding in all its forms. Need a suggestion for a cooling mattress topper that will transform a brick into an ergonomic cloud? I found one. A comforter that eliminates night sweats? It exists. My favorite, though - and Oprah would back me on this - is a bamboo sheet set that feels so silky and airy, you'll find your other sheet sets collecting dust. This Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set ($310, originally $389, for queen size) is not only a sensory delight, but it also happens to be on sale. What I Like About Cozy Earth's Bamboo Sheet Set First off, these sheets are unbelievably soft. They have a silky sheen and a smooth, cozy, and feather-light feel all at once. They're made from 100 percent premium viscose from bamboo fabric, which is a naturally breathable and moisture-wicking material, and you can feel the difference. I've slept in crisp cotton percale sheets from luxury bedding brands that have certainly felt cool but lack the buttery softness of these sheets. They almost feel like a synthetic material, but without the heat-trapping, sweat-inducing qualities of those fabrics. While I have a set of linen sheets that also work wonders for temperature regulation, I had to break them in before I could enjoy their softness, and they have to be laundered with care. I wash my linen set on a gentle cycle, tumble dry them on a low heat setting, and even began using a delicates detergent. These bamboo sheets, on the other hand, can be washed on a regular cycle with regular detergent. Between our mattress and a generously sized mattress topper, wrestling on tight-fitting sheets can be a nightmare, but we haven't had an issue with these. They can accommodate a deep-pocket mattress up to 20 inches thick, which has made our weekly sheet-washing ritual so much less of a chore. It also comes with a chic white canvas tote with leather straps and brass hardware that's great for traveling or running errands. What's Worth Noting About Cozy Earth's Bamboo Sheet Set These sheets come in a range of soft colors, which makes it easy to find a shade you're drawn to. I opted for Driftwood, a pretty taupe color that I love. I tend to stay away from white sheets because of how easily they stain, and while this taupe shade hides dinginess, the material also seems to keep light soils on the surface instead of absorbing them like my cotton and linen sheets do (droolers, beware!). They disappear when I wash them, but it's something I notice in between washes. While the fabric hasn't pilled or started to wear down with holes like some of my other sheets have after lots of washes, I have noticed some loose threading, though the stitching still seems to be intact. I snipped it off and haven't noticed any issues. Who Is Cozy Earth's Bamboo Sheet Set Best For? Cozy Earth's Bamboo Sheet Set is a worthwhile investment for anyone searching for low-maintenance, temperature-regulating sheets that feel luxuriously soft. If you have a deep-pocket mattress or mattress topper stacked on top and need sheets that will easily fit, this is an excellent set for that. Is Cozy Earth's Bamboo Sheet Set Worth the Splurge? For how good these feel, both from a cooling and softness perspective, they are an absolute treat to sleep in. The fact that they don't pill or break down wash after wash also speaks to the quality, and hence, the hefty price. Unlike other high-end sheets that offer a cooling component, these don't require a gentle wash cycle or special detergent, so you can throw them in with other sheets. The easy-to-care-for material is an added perk that also helps to justify the cost. Additional Details The sheet set comes in seven color options. Each set includes one flat (top) sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases. It fits well on both regular and deep-pocket mattresses up to 20 inches. It includes a canvas tote as part of its packaging. Where Is Cozy Earth's Bamboo Sheet Set Available to Shop? This sheet set is available to shop at Cozy Earth ($271, originally $339) and Amazon ($310, originally $389). The prices included are for a queen-size sheet set. Rating: Angela Elias is a contributing editor for POPSUGAR Commerce. In her former roles at POPSUGAR, she led the relaunch of its Latine identity and family-focused verticals, directed its Home vertical, and hosted shopping segments for "POPSUGAR Now" on TV Guide Network and video content for brands like Pier 1 and Walgreens. She has nearly 15 years of experience working in the lifestyle space as a writer, editor, content strategist, director, on-camera talent, and publicist.

13 Cult-Favorite Luxury Beauty Products on Sale at Amazon

Did you know that Amazon has an under-the-radar section of premium beauty products all in one place? On top of that, Amazon is currently running its Big Spring Sale, so it's the perfect time to save on luxury beauty products. Whether you have perused this category before or are looking for the first time, there's plenty to discover. Instead of remembering to place a one-off order at your favorite beauty retailer and waiting for shipping, you can stock up on luxury products just as easily as grabbing groceries and household essentials. Amazon's beauty section features a vast selection of hair products, skin care, and makeup items from brands that used to be exclusive to beauty and department stores. You can find cult favorites from Cosrx, Color Wow, Sunday Riley, and many more - and you can also get fast, free shipping. To help guide your search, we rounded up the top-rated items on sale from Amazon's Premium Beauty section. To hone in our top picks, we pored over the reviews of the highest-rated products and compiled favorites from our editors, who have tested and reviewed many of these items to offer their honest opinions. Whether you're looking to revamp your skin-care routine or give a game-changing hair tool a try, keep reading to treat yourself to something special; you can't go wrong with any of these selections. To save even more, be sure to check out the best Amazon Big Spring Sale deals under $25! - Additional reporting by Marisa Petrarca Related: The Best Deals to Shop From Amazon's Big Spring Sale