Favs of 2016

18th January 2017

FullSizeRender 28I honestly can’t believe it’s 2017. Last night I was on the phone with my mom and she said “Hamilton is coming to Arizona in 2017” and I was like “too bad thats so far away!!!!” …. #not. That’s now , and I’m loosing my marbles.FullSizeRender 61Anyways, since I’m still living in the past, I wanted to round up my top investments of 2016 and why they’ll be in rotation again for 2017… or whatever year we’re in now.FullSizeRender 5FullSizeRender 18

Pretty Pink Pumps – Early on in 2016, I fell hard for blush and this obsession continued until, well now (as I sit her blogging in a blush sweater, oops). I launched my obsession with these darling pink pumps, that happen to be designer dupes for under $150. I loved them so much that I ended up purchasing three of throughout the year. I ruined the first pair at Fashion Week (the show in a cemetery and therefore, in the grass, so bye bye blush babes), and picked up two more pairs when I knew they we’re going out of stock. The best part of these pumps? they go with everything and will be in heavy rotation for years to come.FullSizeRender 19

shop pink pumps:

Women’s Marc Fisher Ltd ‘Zala’ Pump • $160–160
Sam Edelman Hazel • $96–120
Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies Patent 100mm Red Sole Pump • $675
Women’s Manolo Blahnik ‘Hangisi’ Jewel Pump • $965
Women’s Manolo Blahnik ‘Bb’ Pointy Toe Pump • $595

FullSizeRender 49Kiss Sneakers – If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’m obsessed with rocking sneakers with a dress – its the perfect way to look cute and feel comfortable, especially when you’re traveling. In late spring, I picked up some kiss kicks for a trip to Europe. They were a splurge but quickly became my BFFS. I toted them through Spain, France, Italy, the UK, New Orleans, LA, and more, despite all the wear and tear, they still look great!FullSizeRender 4

shop statement sneakers:

Charlotte Olympia – Kiss Me Sneakers Women’s Lace up casual Shoes • $525
Women’s Here/now Scarlett Slip-On Sneaker • $260
Prada Lip-Appliqué Lace-Up Low-Top Sneaker, White • $750
Buscemi 40MM Bow Satin Sneakers • $750
Charlotte Olympia Kiss Me Patent Leather Sneakers • $367
Soludos Lip Denim Skate Sneakers • $89
Comme des Garçons PLAY Women’s Women’s Chuck Taylor 1970s High-Top Sneakers • $125
Joshua Sanders oversized bow sneakers • $139.55
Women’s Chiara Ferragni Flirting Lips Slip-On Sneaker • $344
Gucci White Floral Ace Sneakers • Sold Out
Comme des Garçons PLAY Women’s Women’s Chuck Taylor 1970s Low-Top Sneakers • $125
FullSizeRender 9A Yellow Coat – When the temps drops, everyone runs to black – but not me. I’m usually a red coat girl through and through but this year I flipped the script by investing in a yellow statement maker. It’s crazy warm, super comfy, has ample pockets and (most importantly) IT’S BRIGHT YELLOW. I wore it with denim, leggings, bold boots (like my yellow rain boots), in the rain, in the snow and on a Wednesday, because why not.FullSizeRender 10FullSizeRender 37

shop bold coats:

Petite chateau parka in stadium-cloth • $365
Women’s J.crew Devin Stadium Cloth Wool Blend Coat • $273.75
Oversized Waterfall Duster Coat Pink • $46.80
Belted zip trench coat in wool melton • $299.99
Nordic parka • $440–450
Tall double-cloth lady day coat with Thinsulate® • $290–355
J.Crew – Bouclé-knit Coat – Cream • $248.50

FullSizeRender 56Rainbow Sweater – Similar to the yellow coat listed above, a bright sweater can do wonders for a winter wardrobe, especially in a sea of black. Even if you’re reluctant to invest in a yellow coat, take a baby step with a bright sweater (or scarf, or both).

shop rainbow sweaters:

Striped Rainbow Wool Knit Jumper • Sold Out
Billabong Oversized Sweater In Slouchy Knit Rainbow Stripe • $98
Loewe – Fringed Mohair And Wool-blend Scarf – Red • $250
Bella Freud Rainbow Love Lace Jumper • $164
Hand Woven Rayon Chenille Scarf, ‘Solola Rainbow’ • $49.99
No. 21 Rainbow Striped Pullover • $264
Factory Color of Love Rainbow Sweater • Sold Out
Rainbow Pocket Cashmere Scarf • $149
Rainbow Scarf • $19.99

FullSizeRender 57Cat Flats / Chloe flats – Like my kiss sneakers, I invested in some cute flats this Spring for some of my trips abroad. I had been eyeing the chloe scalloped flats for years and finally used my cruise through Europe as an excuse to pull the plug. I have to say, they were a splurge but worth every penny – the leather is so soft and the heel is light but also structured. They’re the perfect flat for work or play!FullSizeRender 11

Closer to christmas, I treated myself to cat flats! Although I haven’t been able to wear them yet (because cold) I still thought they were worth mentioning.FullSizeRender 20

shop cat, chloe and look for less pairs below:

Chloe Lauren Scalloped Leather Ballerina Flat, Light Pink • $495
Charlotte Olympia – Flirty Kitty Women’s Flat Shoes • $525
Charlotte Olympia Blue Velvet Cheeky Kitty Flats • $525
Kate Spade New York Eleni Flex Scalloped Ballerina Flat, Pale Pink • $228
Charlotte Olympia Kitty Embroidered Velvet Flats • $495
Women’s Chloe ‘Lauren’ Scalloped Ballet Flat • $495
Callisto Taffy Scalloped Flats • $60
Chloé Scalloped Leather Flats • $220

FullSizeRender 45White OTK Boots – I love Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots, I bought two flat pairs of lowlands in 2015 (when I worked at Coach and got 50% off) and they’re my everything! So in 2016 I splurged on two more pairs, off white and navy that were each 40% off for black friday. I even bought my friend a pair for Christmas, because every girl needs them…. she cried when she opened the package (haha) so mission accomplished! I didn’t think I would wear the off white pair as much as I do, but they’ve quickly become my favorite and chicest pair. Since everyone has these boots, it’s fun to be different and make a new kind of statement that stands out from the crowd.

shop my lowland boots & look for less pairs below:

Stuart Weitzman Lowland Suede Over-the-Knee Boot • $798
Women’s Steve Madden Gabriana Stretch Over The Knee Boot • $129.95
Women’s Dr. Scholl’s Original Collection Lydia Over The Knee Boot • $136.90
Stuart Weitzman Lowland Suede Over-The-Knee Boot, Praline • $798
Carlos by Carlos Santana Rumor Over-The-Knee Block-Heel Boots • $59.40
Stuart Weitzman Lowland Suede Over-The-Knee Boot, Nice Blue • $798
Stuart Weitzman – Lowland Suede Over-the-knee Boots – Beige • $800
Pointed Toe Neoprene Over The Knee Boot Cream • $45
Stuart Weitzman Lowland • $640–875
Grey ‘Taster’ Over Knee Boots • $44
Women’s Stuart Weitzman ‘Lowland’ Over The Knee Boot • $798
The Lowland Boot • $399–875

FullSizeRender 50 Suede leggings – I was working on a project with Macy’s and Karen Kane when I found these leggings and they rocked my world. They’re high waisted, faux suede leggings and they’re literally the most worn pieces of clothing in my closet right now. When winter hits, you just want to live in leggings and sweaters, but that’s not always a stylish option. So I switched out my work out pants for chic, suede leggings that pair perfectly with my black sueded OTK boots – and I’m never taking them off.FullSizeRender 3

shop suede & faux suede leggings:

Women’s Karen Kane Leggings • $84
Women’s Karen Kane Leggings • $58
David Lerner Elliott Micro Suede Legging • $87–145
Women’s Sun & Shadow Lace-Up Faux Suede Leggings • $29.40
Ralph Lauren Collection Suede Ankle-Zip Leggings, Olive • $397.60
BB Dakota Wilton Faux Suede Leggings • $95
Women’s Lysse High Waist Faux Suede Leggings • $58.80

FullSizeRender 31Alice and Olivia face bag – I love a good novelty bag, and think the more personality the better. When I found this Stace face bag I feel in love because a) the darling vintage shape and b) it looks like me in a bag, so yeah, obsessed. I never thought I would wear it as much as I did, but I found a way to wear it with almost everything!FullSizeRender 51FullSizeRender 14shop stace face pieces:

alice + olivia ‘Stace Face’ glitter leather crossbody wallet • $280
Alice + Olivia Stace Face Card Case • $56
Alice + Olivia Stace Face Large Leather Clutch • $395
Alice + Olivia Stace Wedge • $219.99
Alice + Olivia Stace Face Embellished Merino-Wool Sweater • $330
Alice + Olivia Large Stace Face T-shirt • $145
Alice + Olivia – Winking Stace Face Card Case Credit card Wallet • $95
Alice + Olivia – Stace Face Phone Shoulder Bag Handbags • $198
Alice + Olivia – Stace Face Glitter Card Case Credit card Wallet • $95
Alice + Olivia – Stace Face Glitter Long Wallet Crossbody Cross Body Handbags • $295

FullSizeRender 43Pretzel Purse – I hate to play favorites, but I think she’s my favorite purchase of 2016. If you followed along over summer, you know I wore a my pretzel nonstop from spring to fall, and I’m not at all sorry about it. I’m counting down the days until summer hits so I can dust her off again.FullSizeRender 47FullSizeRender 17

shop pretzel purses & other fun novelty purses:

MILLY Constructed Rainbow Clutch • $295
Patricia Chang Pretzel Cross Body Bag • $325
kate spade new york Whimsies Fun Balloon Leather Clutch • $298
Kate Spade New York Triceratops Cross Body Bag • $378
Judith Leiber Hot Air Balloon Box Bag • $4,695
Whimsies unicorn balloon clutch • $498
Kate Spade New York Imagination Toothy Monster Shoulder Bag, Multi • $378
Lulu Guinness White Leather Marcie Hands Bag • $480
Minnie mouse minnie maise • $258

FullSizeRender 35White Dress – and yet another Europe purchase, was this white eyelet dress. To be honest, I probably wore it thirty times this summer, and that’s not even an exaggeration. It became my go to for summer soirées, events, meetings, brunch, lunch, and everything in between. FullSizeRender 23

shop similar white dresses:

Self-Portrait Guipure lace peplum mini dress • $275.60
Alice + Olivia Karen Floral Lace Party Dress, Off White • $495
Doe & Rae White Lace Dress • $42
Alexis Lucia crocheted lace mini dress • $445.50
Spell magnolia mini dress • $215
Lurelly French Lace Dress • $400
Lucky Brand White Lace Dress • $85
boohoo Erin White Lace Dress • $16

FullSizeRender 33Pink Purse – I guess it was kind of a big year for purse purchases for me, but my biggest splurge was my Mansur Gavriel circle bag in pink and I don’t regret it one but. I had been saving up to splurge on a Chanel, but then life happened and I had to dip into my budget – so instead of cutting my losses I picked up this pink cutie! I wear her all the time with my suede pumps and other pretty pink purchases from 2016. FullSizeRender 44FullSizeRender 38

shop Mansur Gavriel and other fun circle bags:

Mansur Gavriel Soft Elegant Bag • $795
Mansur Gavriel – Circle Leather Tote – Claret • $1,095
Mansur Gavriel Calf Mini Mini Sun Bag • $545
Circle Purse in Sea Glass • $116.99
Disenia Gray Circle Bag • $232
Mansur Gavriel Navy Leather Circle Bag • $1,095
Mansur Gavriel Elegant Patent Leather Tote • $695
MANSUR GAVRIEL Pink-lined Mini Mini leather bucket bag • $475
Mansur Gavriel Soft Elegant Bag • $795

Artis Brush – If you’ve followed along for a while, you know I’m not a big make up girl. But I did try those new artis brushes this year and now I’m a fan! I love that you literally don’t have to blend with them, it’s just one swipe and bam – instant makeup!FullSizeRender 16

shop artist brushes and other must have makeup products:

Artis Brush – Elite Smoke 5 Brush Set – Dark gray • $165
MAC ‘Warm Neutral Times 15’ Eyeshadow Palette – Warm Neutral • $65
Artis Brush – Elite Mirror Palm Brush – one size • $65
Urban Decay ‘Naked’ Palette – Naked Palette • $54
Artis Fluenta Oval 7 Brush • $70
MAC MAC Studio Quiktrik Stick – A Latte Sheen/ Semi-Sweet • $32

FullSizeRender 41Off the Shoulder Swim Suit – I love my body. I’m not super skinny, I have curves, big arms, big hips and embrace all of the above! I had a lot of fun, tropical vacations in 2016, so naturally I needed a killer swim collection. Two of my favorite suites were off the shoulder pieces, both bikini’s and one pieces alike.FullSizeRender 60FullSizeRender 7

shop off the shoulder swim suits:

Karla Colletto Swim Josephine Off-the-Shoulder One-Piece Maillot Swimsuit • $311
6 Shore Road Wanderlust Bow Cut Out Swimsuit • $98
Splendid Stitch Solid Off Shoulder Bandeau • $84
Trina Turk Gypsy Off-the-Shoulder Bandeau Swim Top • $80
Lost Ink Lost ink Ruffle Off The Shoulder Bikini Top • $37
Italian Solid Swim Sirolo Ruffle Bandeau Top • $100
Marysia Santa Barbara One-Shoulder Swim Top, Black • $143
Kris Swim Tankini Top • $118
Jessica Simpson Ruffled Up Cut Out One Piece Swimsuit 8145297 • $69.95
Milly Sirolo Italian Solid Off-the-Shoulder Ruffle Swim Top • $100
Tory Burch Swim Bay Ruffle One-Piece Swimsuit • $250
Marysia – Santa Barbara Maillot Women’s Swimsuits One Piece • $334
Josephine Off-The-Shoulder Maillot • $311

FullSizeRender 12Flirting Back Pack – I promise, I purchased a few things “just because” in 2016  instead of only purchasing things for trips, but ultimately my favorite pieces started out as “Japan pieces” or “shoes for Europe” and this backpack was no exception. I had been eyeing it forever, and knew I would need something cute (and fun) for Japan since I was traveling without Paris and therefore responsible for all of my own gear. I wore it daily in Japan, in Europe, and on every single trip I ever took throughout the rest of the year. It’s probably the most used piece of 2016!FullSizeRender 29

shop darling backpacks:

Chiara Ferragni ‘Flirting’ glitter backpack • $279.02
Backpack Handbag Woman Chiara Ferragni • $233
Lulu Guinness Women’s Anna Doll Face Backpack Multi • $108.04
Medium Flirting Faux Leather Backpack • $686
MINI CREAM Angry Face faux-fur backpack • $105
FENDI Bag Bugs nylon and fur backpack • $2,450
Small Daisy Faux Leather Backpack • $686

FullSizeRender 40Bag Stickers – a year or so ago I become obsessed with the handbag sticker trend, as popularized by Anya Hindmarch. I was browsing shopbop one day (because I had a gift card) and found these cute bag stickers, perfect for adding some flair to your leather bag to give it a whole new look.FullSizeRender 25

shop leather stickers:

Anya Hindmarch Victory Leather Sticker for Handbag, White • $75
MICHAEL Michael Kors Stick To Glamour Stickers • $56.25
Anya Hindmarch Smiley Face Leather Sticker for Handbag, Mustard • $70
ANYA HINDMARCH Victory shoulder strap • $370
ANYA HINDMARCH All Over Stickers mini leather backpack • $1,128
Anya Hindmarch Fried Egg Leather Sticker for Handbag, Chalk • $75
MICHAEL Michael Kors Just Add Aviators Sticker • $11.25
MICHAEL Michael Kors Wink Wink Backpack Sticker • $9
Anya Hindmarch Ouch Bandage Sticker for Handbag, Gold • $75
Carte Blanche Monkey Sticker • $10
Anya Hindmarch Ebury Leather Sticker Satchel • $2,500
Anya Hindmarch Coated Leather Eye Sticker • $79
Anya Hindmarch Frosties Leather Sticker for Handbag, Orange/White • $75
Anya Hindmarch “B” Leather Sticker for Handbag • $55
Anya Hindmarch “Pointing In” Leather Sticker for Handbag • $75

High Waist Button Front Jeans – You can’t go wrong with a good pair of jeans, and this year I invested in two perfect high waisted pairs with a button front. One with a cropped, bootleg and another with a straight skinny leg. Finding jeans for me is tough, so whenever I find a pair that works (they’re almost always high waisted) I jump on it!FullSizeRender 15

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11 thoughts on “Favs of 2016

  1. Stylehue

    So many pretty favorites! I can’t believe it’s 2017 either!!
    I can definitely tell you have a thing for shoes since almost all your favorites are shoes :)
    I love the lips shoes too and colorful heels are something I want to invest in


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