Scarlett James

Bio

Scarlett James is a fashion and beauty writer for Bustle and The Zoe Report, where she draws on years of experience in the beauty and fashion industries to source the most coveted finds you can have delivered to your doorstep with free Prime shipping. Prior to Bustle, Scarlett was a writer and editor for digital media startups and independent clients. She managed a high-end organic salon in Manhattan and, before moving to New York, worked as a prestige makeup artist for three years. Her background in fashion stems from work as a print and runway model and in theatrical costuming. She has studied at universities around the world and holds a bachelor’s degree in French Language and Literature. Outside the bubble of accessories and skincare Scarlett is a bespoke life coach, on-camera creative, and domestic violence awareness advocate. She loves swing dancing, cooks a mean pot roast, and has been known to travel for a good party. You can follow her (and her cat) on Instagram as @hellomissjames.

These Comfy Flannel Nightgowns Are The Ticket To Your Best (Quarantine) Life

By Scarlett James
With so much more time at home these days, a certain breed of grandma-chic aesthetic has slowly but surely evolved into a movement. These days, comfort reigns supreme — and not just comfortable, but comforting, too. In a soft, homespun fabric with…

Cozy Alert: These 9 Pairs Of Knee-High Socks Have Amazon Reviewers Obsessed

By Scarlett James
Whether you’re looking for cozy socks to pull way up on lounge days or a heavy-duty wool pair for trekking in cold weather, the best knee-high socks — and over-the-knee socks, for that matter — have a snug fit that won’t fall down, and some of them…

These 8 Hanging Planters Make The Perfect Gifts — & You'll Want Some For Yourself Too

By Scarlett James
They're all over Instagram: they're the best hanging planters that turn your space into a dreamy gardenscape. The key to finding the perfect one for you requires knowing where you plan to hang it and how many plant babies you need to find homes for.…

From WFH To Texting On The Go, These 7 Pairs Of Fingerless Gloves Keep You So Toasty

By Scarlett James
Whether you’re in the market for a warm and cozy winter mit, an edgy new accessory, or a pair of workout gloves with grip, the best fingerless gloves all share one thing in common: a great fit. That means no bunching or sliding along the wrist, and,…

These Cozy Sheepskin Slippers Are Game-Changers For Cold Feet — & They Start At $23

By Scarlett James
They’re the New York Times’ Wirecutter’s number one type of slipper for a reason: the sheepskin moccasin. What's cozier or more timeless? But when it comes to the best sheepskin slippers to see you through everything from WFH meetings to mailbox…

These Shearling Coats Are So Chalet-Chic — & Believe It Or Not, They're On Amazon

By Scarlett James
Perhaps most well-known for their sueded style with exposed wool seams, the best shearling coats are made from buttery leather with a natural deep-pile lambswool lining for a look that reads luxe at any elevation. A shearling coat oozes a sort of…

If You Think Sorel Only Does Snow Boots, Think Again — Here Are 5 Boots Worth Trying

By Scarlett James
The most popular Sorel boots — or perhaps the most instantly identifiable ones — are the brand’s famous shin-high stompers with their lace-up front and impressive faux-fur cuff, but a few other fan-favorites have emerged that have just as many rave…

These 9 Toasty-Warm Parkas Are Essential For Outdoor Gatherings & Beyond

By Scarlett James
Whether it’s made with down or synthetic filling, a parka will keep you plenty warm when foul weather strikes. And the best women’s parkas deliver style and utility in a sleek water-resistant package. To find the right one for you, here are a few…

These Thermal Gloves Will Keep Your Hands Toasty Warm — Even When Temps Drop Below Zero

By Scarlett James
Gloves are one thing you don’t want to be without when the temperature dips. Being caught bare-handed can make just carrying groceries inside feel like a trek. And if you participate in outdoor sports, it’s even more essential to have the right…

These 7 High-Quality Faux Leather Jackets Add The Perfect Edge To Your Look

By Scarlett James
Few clothing items are able to channel a mood like a good moto jacket. However, real leather jackets are often unattainably pricey and many shoppers are now skipping them for ethical reasons as well. The good news is that the best faux leather…

These 8 Black T-Shirts Go With Everything You Own — & They're Anything But Basic

By Scarlett James
Everybody needs a classic black tee — and the best black T-shirts will be a veritable workhorse in your closet. Black is a staple color that works for virtually any occasion and won’t betray you if that cold brew leaves a stain. And styles abound:…

These 16 Cute Fall Dresses Have Amazon Reviewers Obsessed — & They're All Under $40

By Scarlett James
When it’s time for a wardrobe update, picking up a few of the best fall dresses on Amazon is a great way to inject fresh style into your lineup. They come in transitional styles and seasonal fabrics that are light enough for a warm autumn day and…

These 8 Warm Wool Coats Look *So* Luxe But They're Actually Affordable

By Scarlett James
The most versatile piece of outerwear you can have in your closet is a good wool coat. It can be worn almost anywhere, in all kinds of weather, and will look equally chic paired with sneakers and jeans or a little black dress. The best wool coats…

These 7 Chic (& Affordable!) Pairs Of Lounge Pants Will Level Up Your Daily Uniform

By Scarlett James
Slipping into a favorite pair of lounge pants used to be the first sign that it was time to unwind after a grueling day — or that you planned on unwinding all day, but now lounge pants have a new calling: the daily uniform. Yet not all lounge pants…

These Stylish Backpacks Are Perfect For Everyday Use — & There's One For Every Budget

By Scarlett James
When you’re on the hunt for one of the best backpacks for everyday use, look for comfy, padded straps and plenty of pockets to keep you organized. Should your week take you to the classroom or an office where a laptop is essential, choose one with a…

These 7 Pairs Of Slippers Look As Good As They Feel — & Yes, House Shoes Are The New Shoes

By Scarlett James
When you’re spending all day at home, one little tweak to your attire can upgrade your whole vibe. Similar to how a chic loungewear dress can put a little spring in your step (even if it's to the computer), so can rotating in a pair of cute…

Get Road-Trip Ready: These Leakproof Soft Coolers Can Chill Whatever You're Hauling

By Scarlett James
Whether you’re on a picnic or out camping, being able to keep your stuff cool means less time spent debating the viability of your mayonnaise (or warm beer), and more time focusing on fun. Having one of the best soft coolers on board will let you…

This Cabana-Chic Round Towel Has Reviewers Obsessed — Plus 5 More Beach Blankets To Try

By Scarlett James
When you’re escaping to the beach, you need a way to stake out your spot in the sand. The best beach blankets create a protective barrier between your stuff and the elements and are comfortable to carry to and from the beach. Some blankets are…

Tie-Dye, Cutouts, & Ruffle Cuts: These 9 Plus-Size Swimsuits Are So On-Trend

By Scarlett James
For such a simple garment, the bathing suit can be hard to shop for. But shopping online can be a fabulous time-saving option, especially when you can tap into customer reviews that give it to you straight on the things that matter most, like…

These Chic Bikinis Are Perfect For Small Chests

By Scarlett James
I’ve worn roughly the same bra size since I was fourteen, so I have the equivalent of an advanced degree in small boob life. Years spent searching for the perfect bra taught me a lot about the different breast shapes out there and the right kind of…