Hi friends! Today I wanted to share a few items that are tried and true from the past year so I rounded up my top ten favorite purchases from 2017! PSA – I’m a handbag lover. That’s the one area of my wardrobe that I invest in since they value only goes up as the years pass and the bring an affordable outfit up a notch. I buy my hadnbags new from the store and find that it’s worth saving a few more months to get one fresh from the shelf, but there are
ONE // Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Crossbody: Shop here
In November, I hit a financial goal I’d been working towards all year with my blog and treated myself to this pretty crossbody that I’ve eyed for years. It’s not only cute, but also very functional. I don’t wear a lot of brown, but have found it to be super versatile and I’m always reaching for it. If you’re looking for a designer crossbody,Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis is a great classic option!
TWO // Oribe Anti Humidity Spray: Shop here
While I have a wedding day perfume that brings back #AllTheFeels, this Oribe hair product does too! My hairdresser suggested it back at the beginning of summer and since it smells absolutely amazing and it really does it’s job, I spray it on everyday. With that, it just reminds me of sweet summertime and wedding planning. Is that weird? Oribe’s products smell so delicious because the scents were actually made by Tom Ford! Besides it being the most amazing smell ever, this bottle is a top purchase because it helps fight against frizz. If you have very textured hair that turns frizzy, try this out!
THREE // Street Level Reversible Tote: Shop here
This bag is my go-to for work because it holds SO MUCH! I can throw in two wallets, a large sunglasses case, MacBook Air, cardigan, snacks and more. It even holds more than my Neverfull MM! For under $50, the quality is awesome as well.
FOUR // Sleek Black Skinny Jeans: Shop now
One key to packing light for work travel is finding versatile bottoms that will pair with lotsa different tops. I travel to Denver for work and since my office is casual so I can wear black skinny jeans. I found this pair that are an investment, but worth the price tag. They are so flattering, suck you in and are stretchy, but don’t stretch out over repeated wears. I got sick of spending $50 on Gap jeans that got worn down so quickly and the black color faded. These have gone through so many wears and are still in A+ condition.
FIVE // Clarins Self Tanning Cream: Shop now
Unlike other gradual tanners I’ve tried, this one actually works. Every two weeks I’ll apply this express tanner while I work from home and after I wash it off, I’ll hydrate my skin and add a touch more of color with this gradual tanning lotion before bed. I’ll also apply this one my chest/neck/arms area in the winter when I need a touch of color, but don’t feel like fully self tanning.
Unlike the express tanner, you can apply it like you would a normally with any lotion and leave the house without washing it off. It does have a hint of smell to it though so that’s why I apply it before bed, rather than for the day. It smells like waffles, but it’s worth it since the pigmentation is better than any other gradual tanner I’ve tried and it’s more immediate than a Jorgensons.
SIX // Gorjana G Hook Earrings: Shop here
I literally wear these earrings everyday! Gorjana is definitely my favorite brand I came across this year. Their jewelry is delicate, dainty and desn’t break the bank.
SEVEN // Steve Madden Block Heels: Shop now
These heels are my #1! The ankle strap and nude hue elongate your legs, but are only two inches so they’re actually comfortable. I wore them for my bachelorette and lots of other events this year.
EIGHT // Stila Liquid Lipstick: Shop here
I’ve raved about this product all over IG stories the last few months. They last ALL day through meals, coffee, water.. everything. The pigmentation is great! Just make sure to exfoliate your lips and apply a light chapstick before applying [like Smakers].
NINE // Louis Vuitton Damier Azur MM Neverfull: Shop here
This is my favorite carry on and bag for travel. It sits on top of my rolling luggage perfectly and the damier azur print goes with everything.
TEN // Jane Grey Tufted Rug: Shop here
I chatted about thus rug in yesterday’s post too because it was one of the top sold pieces on the blog this year and for a good reason. It’s so versatile and brings a soft touch to any room. The material is velvety!
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