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Best Purchases 2017


Happy New Years Eve!! I can’t believe that we are already to this point of the year!! 2017 was a great year in so many ways; I focused a lot on being a mommy with the birth of our third son. But now I am also looking forward to seeing what 2018 has in store. Naturally as a fashion lover I found a bunch of great pieces in 2017 that I will definitely be taking along with me into 2018. Below (and pictured above) are some of my absolute favorite purchases and most worn items of 2017.

Best Basic –

Okay y’all I seriously had been wearing the same North Face fleece jacket for more years than I could count. Like maybe the same one I had in high school, or at least college for sure. So I was long overdue for an update in the basic jacket department. And I opted for an updated version of my beloved North Face Fleece. I love that it’s an easy throw on for outdoor runs, errands, school pick up and more. It’s soft and cozy and keeps me warm.

Favorite Sneakers –

 I got these sneakers last winter right before Sam was born and I literally wear them at some point each and every day. I am typically not a sneakers gal unless I am working out, but let’s be honest with three kids I’m in athletic/athleisure wear a lot of the time and I love that these sneakers go with everything. They’re comfortable enough for walks with the babes and easy enough to throw on to quickly take the kids to school. I do not recommend them for working out, but rather for an every day sneaker. For runs and strength training I wear these.

Shoe Crush –

 These shoes may just be my very favorite purchase of 2017! I am obsessed!! Not only are they super cute (hello straps that tie into bows!) but they are also surprisingly really comfortable 🙂 They are an investment but the quality and comfort pay for themselves. I have seen a few dupes out there in nude/blush, such as these.

Best Investment Item –

My fav handbag purchase of 2017 was also my best investment item this year. It holds a decent amount for a clutch. The craftsmanship and design is so beautiful! I love it so much that I’ve been thinking of getting one in black too.

Favorite Layering Piece –

 This was by far the “it” jacket of the year!  And I do not see the popularity of it waning anytime soon. It comes in so many colors that it can be overwhelming to decide on which one to get, so I recommend taking note of what is already in your closet and which color you would get the most wear out of. The pretty colors (red, blue, etc…) are tempting but I find the basics of grey, black or brown get the most wear.

Most Loved Jeans –

These jeans we’re definitely my favorite denim purchase this year. I suddenly realized this fall that just about all of the jeans I owned were distressed. Distressed denim is great and all but I was in need of a more “professional” looking denim that I could wear to kids’ school functions, meetings, etc… My search brought me back to one of my long time favorite brands, 7 For All Mankind. They fit me great, they have a large selection of styles and washes and low and behold they have this fab pair of non-distressed jeans that quickly became a wardrobe favorite for me.

Cozy up in these Comfy Pants –

Anyone that knows me really well knows that the very first thing I do when I get home is put my comfy clothes on. It doesn’t matter if it’s 2pm or 6pm. So naturally it was just too hard to pick one favorite for this category. I live in both these sweatpants and these leggings. I got the leggings originally to workout in but they are SO comfortable that I find myself wearing them as comfy pants around the house more often than not! They are literally the softest most comfortable leggings EVER!!! And my husband loves how the super pale pink color leaves just enough to the imagination 😉 They also come in grey, green and blue.

Fitness Favorite –

Speaking of workout gear. These leggings are my most worn leggings for actually working out. And this sports bra which I have in several colors. I get complimented on the leggings all the time. I think it’s the sheen and second skin fit, they’re almost like liquid leggings but more wearable if you ask me.

Prettiest Pout –

This lip combo of liner, lipstick and lipgloss  is by far my most favorite and most worn palette. It creates the best nude lip. I’m especially a huge fan of this lipgloss and got it in a few different colors this year.

Wardrobe Staple –

I worked hard this year to purge my closet of clothing that I had been hanging on to for far too long. And instead wanted to start working on filling my wardrobe with good quality staples, like this long sleeve tee. Having basics like a long sleeve tee that can be worn as a standalone or as a layering piece are the foundations of any good wardrobe.

Most Worn Accessory –

My most worn accessory, not just in 2017 but year after year, is hands down my diamond earrings. They were my push present when I had my first son and I wear them every single day. They instantly make my looks appear pulled together effortlessly. Even on days when I’m in athlesiure wear and my hair is pulled up and I don’t have any makeup on I still wear my diamond earrings and I at least feel a little put together and pretty lol.

Best Bauble –

My Mom got me these gold hoop earrings for my birthday this year and I love them! They add just the right amount of fun and pizzazz to any outfit. A good pair of gold or silver hoop earrings can be worn dressed up for an event or dressed down with a long sleeve tee and jeans for an elevated everyday look. Accessories like this are what can take an otherwise dull basic look and make it instantly chic.

Signature Scent –

This year I did not waver from my favorite scent.

Lengthy Lashes –

I have lash extensions but I like to strengthen my natural lashes and hopefully prevent them from being entirely non-existent whenever I decide to stop with the extensions. So I use NuLash. Style tip – you can use it on your eyebrows too to help grow and fill in brows!

Heathy Hair –

This stuff is like a miracle worker for hair! It’s part heat protectant, part styling product and it wards off frizz for up to 96 hours. I was skeptical at first but after trying it I was hooked! Wash hair, use a small amount of it on damp hair and style. Reactivate later in the day, or the next day, just with heat alone to set and reset your style. No reapplying product. Love this stuff!

Thank you so much for reading and for all of your support throughout this past year! I hope you have an amazing last day of 2017 and a fabulous start to 2018!! I look forward to sharing more content with you in the new year.

Happy New Year and Cheers!!

Xo, Deanie

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