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Per usual, another month has flown by, but I forget how quickly February goes and now March is basically over?! I just got back from spring break, and I am not really sure how my time abroad is halfway over too. However, I am beyond excited it is getting warm in Florence, and for all our tropical travels coming up! Today's post is a collection of standout products I have not been able to go a day without, pretty much this whole semester. I love sharing in detail the things I am obsessed with/use all the time that are making positive impacts in my life, and can in yours too!


  1. Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac bags have been all the rage for years now, yet I still did not officially grab one until before I went abroad. I just could not commit to one I wasn't crazy about. Obviously, this leopard one stole my heart. Best part? I got it off Curtsy... if you don't know what Curtsy is, it is an app where you can sell your clothes but is filled with primarily trendy and occasion organized items dominated by college girls, so things you actually want to buy. So, I got this bag for a STEAL, under $50 to be exact. It came in two days before I went abroad and I was pumped, except it is the Mac, not the Mini Mac, so it is substantially bigger, but I am not complaining. The size works so well for walking around Flo if I will be gone all day and holds plenty, without being too heavy. I use this bag basically every day and has become my literal child. Basically, you need. When you have that bag which encompasses you and goes with everything, you just feel too dang good. Also, you can get these bags at WALMART, like what, yes, please. 
  2. Personally, my skin is something I believe is worth investing in. I have had troubled skin my whole life, as I have spoken about before on here, and most of the time cheap products don't deliver when my skin needs. I have always been okay with splurging on skin products because they really do deliver better results. Back in the fall, I knew I wanted to try out Drunk Elephant, but was not sure how my skin would react, so I bought the minis from Sephora. I can honestly say, after using their Glycolic Night Serum consistently for the past few months, I see a drastic difference in my skin when I use this product versus when I don't. It has helped with my texture, my acne scars, and the overall appearance of my skin. If you have been wanting to try Drunk Elephant, I highly recommend grabbing the nighttime or daytime duos. They are only $25 and lasts a decent amount of time! I promise you won't regret trying this brand out
  3. Confession: I am a water bottle snob. In turn, I am so picky and drink an unreasonable amount of water a day. If I do not always have water with me, I will literally have a panic attack. Cue, Hydroflask! This water bottle is fantastic. It holds 40oz of water, you can get a smaller size, but for me, it is the perfect amount so I don't have to refill my bottle 25 times a day. My favorite thing: it has a straw. I am also psycho about straws. I need to bite something while I drink, which is what was annoying about my most recent water bottle, a Swell. I used to be an AVID Camelback user, I think I owned about 12. I would gnaw on that freaking straw all day, but it wasn't insulated and would leak sometimes. The Hydroflask straw is great because it is hard so I cannot physically chew through it lol, and it is thickly insulated. Downsides: it is a heavy metal water bottle, but you get used to it; it also leaks in my bag if it is not standing up straight, also annoying, but I have been trying to always keep it up in my bag. Other than this, I would recommend this water bottle to anyone, and it comes in so many diff colors (eyeing the hotttt pink). I just have the white - timeless, chic, but if they had cheetah I'd buy, in a heartbeat. 
  4. Not to be dramatic, this podcast has changed my life. I have listened to probably two episodes a day for the past few weeks. There is like 180 episodes, so I have plenty more to fill my days. I have learned SO much from this podcast. The episodes are about an hour long and feature successful blogger, The Skinny Confidential, Lauryn Evarts Bosstick and her entrepreneurial husband, Michael Bosstick. They typically interview highly successful people who are experts in what they do, and every podcast I have listened to is beyond inspiring. My favorite time to listen to them is in the morning getting ready or walking around because I actually want to be retaining their information. Also, a huge fan when Lauryn does solo episodes about self-care, anxiety, skincare, etc, I am utterly obsessed with her! Not to mention listening to this duo on their own is hilarious. If you need a new podcast, listen to The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast immediately, you will not regret it, but let me know if you get as addicted as me!
  5. For a while, I was an avid Fenty gloss user. I would wear it almost every day, but I wanted to switch it up, no glitter, soft pinky nude, boom... this Morphe gloss. The shade I have is Boho and is described as a dusty pink. It is such a flattering shade on and pairs well with any other lipstick underneath or on its own. Also, the formula is so comfortable and light, I find some lip glosses are so thick it is annoying to have them on my lips. Not to mention, there are so many other colors available on Ulta.com, if light nudes aren't for you! 
  6. This might be the second or third time I have mentioned these shoes on my blog. They were a splurge, but I understand why. I have never been able to wear slip-ons, I would always be shocked when people wore them, especially without socks. These shoes are perfect. The platform is the right height, they are beyond comfortable and breathable and go with every outfit! I wear them essentially every single day, unfortunately, they are getting pretty beat up and dirty, but that just shows ~character~, right? All in all, if you are looking for the perfect white shoes, look no further
Well, there ya have it. I hope you try some of these standouts in my life out and let me know if you do! Working on getting all my Spring Break posts polished, so check back here or head over to my Instagram (@just.jojo.things) to stay updated. As always, thanks for reading ♥

RED DUSTER + GUCCI GARDEN

Hey hey, hope your week is off to a fantastic start. I decided it was time to go back to my OG blogging and highlight an outfit and a specific piece of clothing. Obviously, I am enjoying all the shopping in Europe (maybe a little too much). For example, this red duster... ⤵⤵⤵



I fell in love when I saw it, then, even more, when I tried it on. It fits so well and is so comfortable! I have been wanting to incorporate more bold colors into my wardrobe, especially red. (Yes, I am aware this is such a UGA outfit, but I am ignoring it) It is from Bershka, my new favorite store, and comes in 3 other colors. Perfectly lightweight and looks way more expensive than it is... what more could you want? I paired it with a monochromatic fit, but a sleek white slip on. ⤳ SHOP THE LOOK: duster // jeans // tank // shoes



It was also about time I headed to Gucci Garden! If you didn't know, in Florence there is the Gucci Garden, which is essentially a Gucci Museum and a boutique with unique items on the bottom. It is an iconic spot in Florence and a must see! Such an amazing exhibit with some of the coolest designs I have seen. Gucci thrives in the millennial market and it is very clear why. It is bold, electric, unique, but unapologetically Gucci. I am obsessed with all the iconic PINK items they have available only here!



Such a fun day in Flo... I am finally able to walk without a GPS and stop to enjoy moments without my phone out. Plus, the weather is getting SO nice! Spring break starts in almost a week and I cannot freaking wait, keep checking back for more abroad updates. As always, thanks for reading! ⭑⭑⭑