7 editors reveal what they bought this month — with their own money!

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When your day to day involves putting new products to the test, evidently, buying things with your actual hard-earned money becomes a rarity.

However, In The Know editors are still dropping cash. From furniture and fashion to tech and video games, read on to find out what we happily purchased this month.

1. Shop: Free People Happiness Runs Neon Bundle, $60

Credit: Free People

“I’ve recently started working out more, and nothing seems to motivate me to get moving quite like a cute outfit. Lately, I’ve been really into matching sports bra and bike short sets, so when I saw this bundle on Free People’s website, I immediately added it to my cart. I went with the bright cantaloupe color and am so excited to wear it during my at-home workouts and on long walks when the weather warms up.” – Julia Webb, Commerce Editor

2. Shop: Floyd The Sofa, $1,195

Credit: Floyd

“I was tired of getting flimsy furniture that I would either throw out or sell whenever I moved. It was a tough call, but this time I decided to go with a couch that will last. The Floyd couch is even specially made for people living in cities, so it comes apart and transports with ease. It’s comfy, cozy, and looks fantastic.” Alan Lewin, Commerce Video Producer

3. Shop: Casetify Ultra Impact Custom Phone Case For iPhone 12 Pro Max, $70

Credit: Moriba Cummings

“Finding a phone case that’s both super-protective and stylish (without adding bulk) can be a challenge, so I made it my personal mission to find one after getting the new iPhone 12 Pro Max, and I couldn’t be happier with my choice. The Casetify Ultra Impact series is, by far, my favorite and the free customization option is another reason why I can comfortably get behind this quality brand.” – Moriba Cummings, Commerce Editor

4. AE Forever Crew Neck Sweatshirt, $34.96 (Orig. $49.95)

Credit: Aerie

“I didn’t need another sweatshirt, let alone another tie-dyed piece of clothing, but here we are. I couldn’t pass up this tie-dye Aerie sweatshirt that I came across while browsing the site for work, especially since it’s less than $40 right now. Also, Aerie’s sweatshirts always run so large, so keep that in mind when shopping.” – Madison Alcedo, Senior Commerce Editor

5. Shop: Hitman 3 for PlayStation 4, $49.94

Credit: Walmart

“This month, I bought Hitman 3 for my Playstation 4 (although it’s also available for Xbox and PS5). Hitman is a great series overall where you use your creativity to solve puzzle-like missions in one of [the] dozens of ways. Plus, in the PS4 version, you can play in VR! I feel like I’m Agent 47, himself, going to Italy, Morocco and New Zealand while sneaking and physically lowering my head and looking around corners in real life.” – Antonio Dahl, Commerce Video Producer

5. Shop: Nili Lotan Cami Gown, $357 (Orig. $595)

Credit: Revolve

“I have been eyeing this Nili Lotan Cami Gown in dark navy for about a year now. I am a bridesmaid in a wedding in the spring, and I have to wear navy. When the wedding [was] postponed due to the pandemic, I held off on buying and kept searching for a less expensive option. When I saw that it went on sale on Revolve a few weeks ago, I had to take the plunge. It’s light, classy and I know that I’ll be able to wear it to many more events!” – Nikki Kessler, Commerce Video Producer

7. Steve Madden Newly Slide Sandal, $39.99

Credit: DSW

“Yes, I know these fuzzy slide sandals are totally impractical. They’re not nearly warm enough to wear outside during the winter in the Northeast and they’re likely too warm to wear during actual sandal season. That said, I can’t resist teddy anything, so I had to have them. I wear them around my apartment as slippers, and they make me so happy.” – Jeanine Edwards, Commerce Director

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