January may have been cold, with a little snow to boot, but that didn't detract from getting the job of product reviewing done. It was a great opportunity to put these fashionable items to the test.

gradeB1covermehoodieFree People: Cover Me Hoodie
While this doesn't look like much online, it's quite adorable in person. And super fun to wear! It's a great layering piece from winter into spring. It covers beautifully and has slits up the side, not only to vent, but also to provide a nice swinging motion. I prefer wearing it for non-workout moments. However, it's so versatile that it goes from gym to errand running beautifully. I can't go anyway without someone stopping me to ask where I got this.

gradeAlululemon: Wunder Under Pant Full-On Luon in black
Medium rise, finally. These are most definitely one of my favorite workout pants for barre and yoga. And running! They are super comfy and stay in place. The luon fabric is soft, yet supports in a major way. No obvious squishy tushie in these. Added bonus: the logo is only on the top back side, so you can pull off a post-workout lunch date by pairing these with a tunic sweater, scarf and boots.

gradeAElie Tahari: Beverly Leather Moto Jacket in burgundy
A moto jacket with feminine touches? Absolutely. This buttery soft lambskin jacket has a ruffled peplum inset in the back and a beautiful cutout in the front. The asymmetrical zip make it recognizable as a moto jacket, but the color and cut make it a stand out all on its own.

gradeB1Laura Mercier: Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
I was surprised how often I reached for this tinted moisturizer over my others. Though, I'm not sure why, as all the Laura Mercier products in my cosmetic bag rock. This particular formula gives skin a healthy glow with a soft hint of color that covers any slight imperfections with ease. It's hydrating and great for sensitive skin. And it takes only seconds to go from drab to delightful!

gradeB1tsrideTwisted Silver: Ride bracelet
Yes. A steel bike chain to wear around my wrist! Why not? It's cool. It captures attention. And it's certainly unlike anything else I own. This is a great option for men who like wearing something around their wrist.

gradeB2Rag & Bone: Numbers Crew in white
This cotton knit sweater is a charming casual addition to a black skirt, leather leggings or distressed jeans. The large contrast number makes it playful, but surprisingly easy to make a multitude of outfits from. The cotton is soft and lovely to wear, though it does stretch a bit.

gradeB2nbrosaoilNatura Bissé: Rosa Mosqueta Oil*
I like oils. Not all of them. But this regenerating oil is fantastic for winter skin. The formula was developed especially for those with stretch marks and scars, and for use as a post-burn treatment, as it restores flexibility to healing skin. It's also a great anti-aging product, neutralizing free radicals and restoring elasticity. It smells earthy. Not my favorite scent, but worth the hydration it provides.

The team of testers were not paid to review these products. However, most of the products listed above were supplied as samples for review purposes.

*Available at Jeffre Scott in Charlotte and Turner and Scott in Asheville.

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