I hope you all had an amazing holiday with family and friends!
Can you believe that in a couple of days we will be starting a brand new year?!
This year was super fun for me as it was my second year of blogging and I felt like things really fell into place for me & my “space on the internet”.
I was a great year of deals, sales and some really amazing purchases.
I thought that I would go over my favorite and best purchases of 2017 as most of them I wore & used throughout the entire year and will continue to use well into 2018. I call these investment pieces! From beauty products to shoes to coats, these were my most loved, worn and favorite purchases of 2017!
Let’s jump in!
Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses
I wore these sunglasses ALL YEAR LONG. And I mean that! I watched them online for awhile and finally pulled the trigger and bought them. Yes, they are pricey, BUT they are so well made and great quality. These will last me for a long time and I plan on wearing them well into next year as they are comfortable on the face and super flattering.
Louis Vuitton Siena PM Handbag
If you followed my European adventure in May, you know that I was on the hunt for this bag. After checking multiple different stores in all the cities we went to, it was obvious that this bag was a hot commodity. Really though, I got home and put myself on the waitlist and I was number 240 on the list….2 months later I was number 210. So instead of splurging on that bag, I went with my next favorite choice which was the Siena PM Crossbody bag which I LOVE. I’ve used it for the last couple of months on repeat and I’m actually really glad I went with this one instead. The size is perfect (fits a big wallet, phone, sunglasses, keys and a bunch of other stuff) and the crossbody strap is KEY for traveling. Such a great bag that will last me a lifetime.
Hands down my favorite, most worn and loved pair of everyday earrings. They look real, are the perfect size, sparkle like crazy and are only $19! A jewelry STAPLE.
Double Breasted Peacoat
Once again, this peacoat was one of my favorite and most worn items in 2017! I got it in two other colors this year and found myself constantly reaching to wear it since it goes with every outfit. You can dress it down or dress it up for a night out in the city. The best part?! The price. You really can’t beat it! (I sized up and got a medium).
Dr. Brandt Eye De-puffing Gel
Literally can’t live without this product now. This is the only product where I can actually see it working under my eyes. Worth every penny.
Body Con Tank Dress
If you don’t own this dress yet, get on it girl! It’s probably the most flattering dress I own AND I wore it not pregnant and pregnant this year. I styled it in black here and in green here. One of the best parts about this dress is that you can wear it in the summer or style it in the fall with a moto jacket and over the knee boots. So versatile, comfy and looks good on any body shape!
Halogen Leopard Mule Slides
I scored these during the Nordstrom half yearly sale and they are still one of my favorite purchases of 2017. After having them for over 6 months, I found that they really added to any outfit, were so comfortable and easy to style with anything. Unfortunately they are no where to be found online as they sold out, but I did find an almost identical pair here.
Instant Eye Palette
Can’t. Stop. Using.
And that’s not an understatement! I love all the colors in this palette, which is hard to find AND I love how there is a mix of matte and shimmer shades. Just gorgeous.
One of the best jackets I own! Not only is it warm, it adds a chic and trendy style to any outfit without a lot of effort. It’s pricey, but if you are willing to splurge on a real suede jacket, this should be your pick. Comes in a bunch of different colors and some are currently on sale here.
Arcona Triad Toner Pads
This year, I found out that my skin can’t live it’s best life without these! No but really, I ran out and then didn’t use them for about a month and it totally showed. They are a little pricey but worth it as they leave your skin brighter, softer and overall clearer. I use them in the morning when I first wake up before I apply my makeup.
I really might own this t-shirt in every color. It’s just the right amount of drapey, not to clingy, soft and easy to pair with just about any wardrobe piece. They restock the colors every year, so be on the look out come spring for some new ones! Some colors are currently on sale here.
You know I love my lip colors, so this was REALLY hard to narrow down. In the end, I’ve picked three colors that I’ve worn all year round, that are my go-tos, grab on the go, look good with everything, lip colors. (I also did a whole blog post on lipsticks that you can read here).
1.) Pillow Talk
A luxurious nude that is constantly selling out. I absolutely love love love this color. If you can get your hands on it, it’s worth every penny.
I’ve worn this nude/pink for YEARS and it’s still one of my all time favorites.
3.) Velvet Teddy
Another great neutral pink shade that you can wear every season.
Gold Thumb Ring
I purchased this on a wimb because I really wanted a classic solid gold thumb ring. I still can’t believe that this one is only $16! It’s 14K gold, doesn’t turn your finger green and it’s lightweight. I LOVE this ring! (I wear a US size 7.5 / 1.5 mm).
Well, there you have it, my favorite purchases from 2017. It’s so fun to look back on the year from a style & fashion perspective. Honestly, everything I loved and wore all year was a classic, staple piece that could be worn over and over again. When they say splurge on the classic pieces and buy the trendy items on the cheap, they weren’t kidding! The classic pieces you can wear and style for a lifetime, while trends fade with each season.
What were your favorite purchases of 2017?
Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear!
Have a great end to your 2017 and thanks for reading!