We’ve come to my final post reflecting on 2019 and it was actually a reader request. You guys all loved throughout last year my Things I’ve Bought & Loved series so think of today’s post as the creme de la creme of those purchases. Aka: the things I loved the most.
My Top Purchases of 2019:
The prettiest studs and under $50. By the same brand, I also bought and adore these Art Deco Earrings.
I am extremely picky about umbrellas – wanting them to be very easy to open and close. This one fit my criteria and it has served me incredibly well.
A bestseller of 2019 with you guys and a personal favorite! I love it so much I wore it to my reader meetup last September. Love that they have new colors this year, too! This similar one is gorgeous, too.
My friend introduced me to this dishware brand and I since I make so many grain bowls at home, I just bought these “big bowls” in the Daybreak blush pink color and I love them so much! They make me happy to use. I was thrilled when my brother & SIL got me plates for Christmas from the brand as well.
These were the greatest purchase because they suck everything in and smooth everything under your favorite summer dresses.
A short sleeve sweater is one of my favorite transitional pieces and I love how it pairs with pants and midi skirts. The new Everlane Cashmere “tee” just arrived and I absolutely love it. It comes in 4 colors but I got it in black for versatility. I’ll be shooting it soon but you may want to consider sizing up from your usual size unless you want it to be a bit more fitted.
I have bought + returned so many silk skirts in the last year. Low and behold I finally found the (affordable) winner at J.Crew of all places. I sized down to a small and bought it in black. I styled it two ways here.
Probably one of my top five purchases of 2019. I always struggled when snowy weather hit and I had to have meetings and look presentable in practical footwear. These solved my problem and have two previous seasons trying to get them before they sold out, I was so happy I bought them when they were restocked in the summer. I already want the tan version. They are also so comfortable and so warm. See them on here.
A super flattering bikini that was featured in one of my most popular Instagrams of 2019. I wore a Large in the top and Medium in the bottoms.
I finally found non-ugly rain boots at the end of last year. These are crazy affordable and chic while being practical, too.
Obsessed doesn’t even cover how I feel about this candle. It smells like a Danish bakery from when I went to Copenhagen and gives my apartment the coziest most delicious scent.
File under genius ideas. I used this to/from Australia and Colorado and it was the solution to not hating traveling with a hat. I got stopped at the airport multiple times by people needing to know where this was from!
I have heard great things about weighted blankets so when I saw the same methodology applied to an eye mask I was intrigued. At first I thought I hated this for the initial few days I tried it and then I loved it and found myself sleeping deeper and without interruption on the nights I slept with it. It is too heavy and bulky to travel with but perfect for at home use. I am 100% hooked on it now.
The hype is real. I love how stylish yet functional these are. I wear them loads. Easily the most stylish yet functional sneakers I own. Seen here.
I keep reaching for this sweater despite it technically not being cold enough for it yet. It is so warm and cozy! I love how it looks layered under coats and blazers.
Not skinny. Not Straight. Just perfectly tapered and perfectly cropped. Seen here.
These jeans are my favorite and I recently wrote about them here which led me to discover they’ve come out with a new wash called Fixation. So glad I got them as I loved them the moment they arrived. I wear them in a (rather tight but flattering) size 27.
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I am obsessed with this set. Not only are the pieces crazy soft, they also have such a cool fit that prevents you from looking undone. I sized down in the sweats to a small (they fit perfectly!) and took my usual size of a medium in the sweatshirt which remains a bit slouchy so it is extra cozy. See me in the pants here.
I bought these jeans in the ankle length and absolutely love the fit. You also can’t beat the price! I have them in my usual Size 28. Seen here.
I love that this can be worn both backwards and forwards. I sized down to a size small. Seen here.
This top is beautiful on its own or great layered under a sweater or blazer. Seen here. I sized up to a size 40.
Seen here and now 60% off.
Comfortable and so classic. Seen here.
My favorite thing to wear at home all winter. I sized down to a small.
Seriously the coziest, most comfortable pajamas. Can’t beat the price either. I sized down to a small.
The heel so good I’ve amassed three pair! Initially wrote about them here.