January Necessities

Coming off the holiday high is never easy, leaving those who’ve spent hefty pennies on gifts, travel, and other break expenses with a tighter wallet. However, there are some products this month that we already are obsessed with.

Instead of keeping them all to ourselves, we’re sharing the best of what we bought and received last month. From pasta bowls to organizational science books, here’s what we couldn’t get enough of the past few weeks.

At ALW, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our picks are independently selected and curated. If you buy something we link to on our site, ALW may earn commission.

New Balance 574+ Platform Sneaker

These shoes are extremely comfortable and give a little height for any outfit.

Anthropologie Latte Pasta Bowls

Pasta bowls may be all the rage right now, but these are dishwasher and microwave safe while staying fun and textured.

DEI Deconstructed: Your No-Nonsense Guide to Doing the Work and Doing It Right by Lily Zheng

This new book from Zheng analyzes how current methods and “best practices” leave marginalized people feeling frustrated and unconvinced of their leaders’ sincerity, and offers a roadmap that bridges the neatness of theory with the messiness of practice.

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar, Raw Unfiltered and Unpasteurized

Studies have shown taking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar diluted with water before meals lower blood sugar, reduces cholesterol, and offer antimicrobial effects.

Aqua Silver Crystal Bag

While handbag trends always switch up every few seasons, we’ve seen rhinestone iterations continue to dominate the runway, red carpet, and every major retailer for a few years. This version is perfect for the lingering holiday parties and birthdays in January.