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Wednesday's Editor's Pick comes from Racked SF editor Kristen Philipkoski?.
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The 2 Bandits Peakin Ring, $78

Now that the temps are finally starting to get warm in San Francisco, I'm feeling minimalistic about clothing and especially jewelry. I want easy pieces that still make a statement. The Peakin Ring from The 2 Bandits is exactly what I'm talking about. The arrowhead shape transforms this little strip of silver into something decidedly unboring, and it even makes your finger look longer, which is a bonus for my short little digits. It comes in a 22-karat-gold-plated version, too. The ring plays well with others, whether you stack it with other 2 Bandits designs or something in the bottom of your jewelry box that's been dying for some action.?
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The Easy-to-Wear Matte Lipstick of Your Dreams
Tuesday's Editor's Pick comes from Racked Chicago associate editor Zara Husaini.

Pure Matte lipstick in Peloponnese, $32 from NARS [Photo: SRC]

Glossy lips just don't work on me. My lips are full, so when I put anything on them, it's got to be a matte formula—and while I love the look, it can be a little severe.
At least that's what I thought before I discovered this little gem of a lipstick. NARS hails Peloponnese, the newest shade in its Pure Matte lipstick line, as a "ginger pink," but the color and finish of it remind me of champagne. It's still matte but somehow sparkly at the same time, which really softens the whole look. It's a MLBB (that's 'my lips but better') shade, the kind that'll subtly perk up your entire face.
Wear this in place of a classic nude lip. I can almost guarantee you'll be amazed by how soft and pretty matte lipstick looks when you throw a little glitz into the mix.
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The Rustic Lunch Tote That Will Curb Your Take-Out Addiction
Monday's Editor's Pick comes from Racked National associate editor Kenzie Bryant.?

No. 215 Lunch Tote, $65, by Artifacts Bags Co. at Etsy

$65 is a lot to pay for a lunch bag. Especially if it's intended to replace plastic bags, which cost me about zero dollars on average. But for the environment, and for US of A, and for the great state of Nebraska, and for my take-out-addicted wallet, and for my wardrobe, I will pay $65 for this Made in America lunch tote crafted at Artifacts Bags Co., the handmade leather and canvas goods company out of Omaha. Also, I just couldn't rationalize this one in the end. ?
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