Hello and I hope you all had a beautiful holiday! I’ve been spending my holidays on the East Coast here with my husband’s lovely family before a short break in Spain for the new year. I’ve been really enjoying all of the food though it’s definitely colder here!
At the beginning of this year I made a resolution to try and track my shopping purchases to get an idea of what I was buying and shame myself with all my bad decisions. Now that it’s December, I’m quite happy to report that I more or less achieved my my goal of buying significantly less than in years past…though there were still some mistakes…! On a positive note though, I wanted to share some (five, to be exact) of my favorite buys of 2012 – the ones that I’ve used over and over again, adore, and am happy that I added.
The Bright Scarf: I was really determined this year to add a big cozy colored scarf to my wardrobe – since I tend to gravitate so much towards neutrals in my shoes, bags and clothes, I really wanted to find a warm shawl that would help me add some color. I have always loved the Hermes GM shawls but they are too expensive for me to just buy them at every whim, so I’m very careful with purchasing. When I saw the Ex Libris Kimonos pattern come out and especially in this color way, I had to have it. It’s one of my favorites scarves in my wardrobe and I wear it all the time. Wearing it here. Continue Reading