Things I’ve Bought and Loved – Best of 2019 Edition

January 29, 2020

Everlane Boots and Blazers I wit & whimsy

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:

  • Delicate Earrings: The prettiest studs and under $50. By the same brand, I also bought and adore these Art Deco Earrings.
  • Ray Ban Sunglasses: Seen here and here. Set yourself apart from the Clubmaster crowd.
  • Amazon Umbrella: 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.
  • Wayf Lace Top: 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.
  • Year and Day Bowls. 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.
  • Golden Goose Sneakers: The perfect sneaker to add a sporty touch to any outfit. I’ve worn them here, here & here.
  • Commando Control Briefs: These were the greatest purchase because they suck everything in and smooth everything under your favorite summer dresses.
  • Everlane Cashmere Tee*. 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.
  • J.Crew Silk Slip Skirt. I have bought + returned so many silk skirts in the last year and low and behold 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.
  • Marc Fisher Boots: 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.
  • Espadrilles: I wore these so much last year with both jeans and dresses. They are SO comfortable and I love how feminine they are. Seen here, here and here.
  • L’Space Swimsuit: 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.
  • Sam Edelman Rain Boots: I finally found non-ugly rain boots at the end of last year. These are crazy affordable and chic while being practical, too.
  • Otherland Cardamom Milk Candle: 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.
  • Top Tote Hat Clip: 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!
  • Weighted Eye Mask: 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.
  • APL Sneakers: 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.
  • Line & Dot Textured Sweater: 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.
  • Perfect Crop Jeans: Not skinny. Not Straight. Just perfectly tapered and perfectly cropped. Seen here.
  • AGolde Nico Jeans in FixationThese 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.
  • Rent the Runway Unlimited: This was such a nice way to breath more life into my wardrobe and curb some of my shopping. If you want to hear my full thoughts – here’s my review of Rent the Runway Unlimited. Want to try out Rent the Runway Unlimited? Use code RTRMEGHAND at sign up and you will receive $100 off your first month.
  • Lou & Grey Upstate Sweatpants and Sweatshirt. 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.
  • Everlane Jeans. 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.
  • Velvet White Jeans: I must have tried on a dozen pair of white jeans in this style and finally found this pair. I love them. Worn here, here.
  • Five Minute Journal: The best habit I cultivated in 2019.
  • Sezane Gaspard Sweater: I love that this can be worn both backwards and forwards. I sized down to a size small. Seen here.
  • Sezane White Collared Blouse: This top is beautiful on its own or great layered under a sweater or blazer. Seen here. I sized up to a size 40.
  • Aqua Bloomingdale’s Puff Sleeve Cashmere Sweater: Seen here and now 60% off.
  • Everlane Oversized Blazer: So good I have this in three styles! Seen here & here.
  • Margaux Boots: Comfortable and so classic. Seen here.
  • Old Navy Sherpa Pullover: My favorite thing to wear at home all winter. I sized down to a small.
  • Old Navy Fleece Pajamas: Seriously the coziest, most comfortable pajamas. Can’t beat the price either. I sized down to a small.
  • Agolde Toni Jeans: The best pair of jeans I bought in 2019! The perfect ankle crop, so comfortable and such a flattering fit. I sized down to a size 27. Seen here, here, here.
  • Sarah Flint Perfect Pump: The heel so good I’ve amassed three pair! Initially wrote about them here.

p.s. the two affordable pairs of jeans I wear all the time and some of my favorite things I own.

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8 comments on “Things I’ve Bought and Loved – Best of 2019 Edition”

  1. Re: the white Velvet Jeans — are they see-through? Can you see the front pockets? And are they TTS? Thank you!

    1. You can see the pocket some but not an annoying amount I’d say! And yes TTS – I run between size 27 and 28 and took these in 28 as they are pretty fitted

  2. OK, I am totally buying those black sneakers! I’m tired of my Nikes and need a good “walking in Europe” sneaker! Will pick them up when I’m back in the U.S. in a couple weeks.

  3. Hi Meghan, love this post! I tried to buy the Otherland Cardimom milk candle but it’s not on their site, is it possibly a limited edition that’s only available during the holidays? I was in Copenhagen last year too and was dying over the bakeries there!

  4. Hi, there, great haul! I love the J crew silk slip skirt. I want it another colour though, preferably pink. Also, golden goose sneakers are on my list too!

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