Mask Update!

Lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a rainbow face mask under a colorful umbrella.

It’s been almost a month since I shared this post about cute face masks, and it ended up being my most-viewed post in April, so I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you sharing my blog content with your friends and family! Since a lot more companies have started making masks, I’ve found a lot more cute styles to choose from, so I figured I’d give you a little update. I now have about a week’s worth of masks myself, which forces me to keep up with my laundry every week!

It’s a strange reality to wrap our minds around, but I think it’s pretty much guaranteed that we’ll be needing to wear these when we’re in public over the coming months. (If you haven’t seen ‘The Urine Test’ meme floating around, it does a good job of explaining why face coverings are beneficial.) Since my last post and getting into the habit of wearing these masks, I’ve decided that I much prefer the styles that go behind your hears, not the ones that tie behind the head.

Also worth noting… A lot of the masks that I’ve ordered on Etsy have seemed a little big when I’ve gotten them, but since they are cotton, they fit perfectly after washing and drying them. Just something to keep in mind!

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a tie dye Lele Sadoughi headband, a Dannijo tie dye sweatshirt, a tie dye face mask, cropped raw hem jeans, and pink sneakers.

I’ve now ordered two tie-dye masks from this shop on Etsy! You can’t beat the quality for the $9 price. There’s a little flexible nose piece that helps fit the mask to your face, which is so nice. (And helps with glasses not fogging up as much!) They ship very quickly, too! Each one is handmade, so they sell out quickly, but re-stock often.

One of my girlfriends got two of these masks, and loves how breathable the fabric is. Makes sense since they’re a workout brand!

I also want to give some love to smaller companies and designers that are pivoting and making really cute masks right now… Stoney Clover Lane (I’m stalking these, I want one so bad!!), LoveShackFancyDannijo, Lele Sadoughi (SO CUTE!), Tanya Taylor, Fringe + Co, Rowing Blazers, Jonathan Simkhai, Onzie, Misa Los Angeles, Carolina K, Sanctuary,

Know of any others? Feel free to add in the comments below so everyone can check them out!

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  1. 5.8.20
    Andrea commented:

    On your reco I bought a couple from the FinePeach store on Etsy from the last roundup and they’re awesome-super soft and the triple layers make them feel very hefty. Only thing missing is the nosepiece-the foggy glasses struggle is constant. Off to check out some of these new finds 🙂 Thanks for this updated list!

    • 5.9.20
      Jessica commented:

      Wholeheartedly agree! I appreciate how thick my mask from Fine Peach is, but I now appreciate a bit of a nose piece in the design. But I will say, the fogging still happens with every mask I have. I know that I’m a heavy breather, but I’ve found that they fog up less when I’m mindful to exhale out of my nose, instead of breathing out through my mouth. Might be worth a try!

  2. 5.9.20
    Betsie commented:

    Sarah Campbell came out with some nice ones, too. Seersucker, gingham and toile.

  3. 5.9.20
    Karyn commented:

    PinkPoppiesDesigns on Etsy makes cute masks using Riffle Paper Co. fabric. Very comfortable cotton masks with quick delivery. I’ve bought 5 for friends as little pick me up gifts.

  4. 5.9.20
    Ethany Cullen commented:

    Mountain and Sackett (a tie company) has some cute masks including some for kids with elastic straps that go all the way around their head. These have been the most comfortable for my kids the couple of time they have had to go out.

    Also Atticus + co. handmade (find them on facebook) is a small non-profit run by a friend of mine. Cute masks for adults and kids, as well as adorable handmade hair bows. The entire purchase price is donated to fund adoption of children with special needs.

  5. 5.9.20
    Dana commented:

    Just ordered 2 tie dyed masks! Thanks for the recommendations!

  6. 5.9.20
    Dana commented:

    Just ordered 2 tie dyed mask! Thanks for the recommendations!