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Favorites of 2016

Sale PSA: A simple and chic textured leather shoulder bag from Victoria Beckham, now 50% off, a fun snow white faux fur jacket from Shrimps (the solid color makes it surprisingly versatile), now just under $240, a sueded stretch jersey mini dress from James Perse, now under $150, and a cozy and warm cashmere blend long cardigan from Vince, now just under $180. 

1. Gucci Marmont pumps. By far my favorite pair of shoes I purchased this year. So comfortable, so wearable, and I’m always a sucker for a golf fringe sort of detail.  Though I have a pair of Gucci loafers arriving which may be a close second. I know everyone loves Gucci’s ready to wear and handbags, but I’m all about the shoes!

2. Madewell Drapey Boyshirt. This is my favorite white shirt right now. The perfect softness, material, cut, and length. If you like a slightly oversized white shirt, I’d recommend trying this one out. And with the current promotion, it’s just around $50. I know Madewell tends to trend towards a certain age group, but I think women of all ages could try out this shirt! 

3. Goyard Anjou bag. I love this one! Such an easy to use bag, for everything from work, to diaper duty, to casual weekends. It’s held up very well and I love the leather interior, which is soft and supple. You can find my full review here.

4. Loro Piana Traveler Jacket. I know this jacket is hideously expensive, but I wear it all the time. The cashmere lining makes it quite warm and I like how practical it is. There are pockets everywhere (and useful ones), a hidden sleek hood, and it’s rain proof. It’s half the price of a Chanel jacket but I think you’ll wear it much more, and in much more casual situations. Certainly the only piece of Loro Piana I wear regularly with the little one.

5. Van Cleef Magic Alhambra pendant necklace. This is one of the most wearable pieces that Van Cleef has put out in the last few years (in my opinion) I love that you can wear it long or doubled up, and that the pendant is free hanging (as opposed to many of their necklaces, where the pendant is fixed). I already want another. Plotting.

6. Lucky Bashira perforated bootie. I’m always very happy when I find an affordable, wearable shoe. These are so comfortable, and under $100. I love the side slits. Those looking for an easy bootie: try these! You won’t be sorry (and if you are, Nordstrom has free shipping and returns).

7. J.Crew Deck Striped T-shirt. I am a striped t-shirt connoisseur and this is one of the best ones out there in my opinion. Love the thicker material, the cut, and the dropped sleeves. One of those classic closet pieces. The sale price is too good for me not to acquire a backup.

What were some of your favorite purchases this year?

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  • bisbee
    December 19, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Just ordered the booties. Thanks for the heads-up!

    • bisbee
      December 23, 2016 at 5:21 am

      Katherine, the Lucky booties came. I’m wearing them today – they are comfortable and my regular size fit perfectly! I also love a very reasonably-priced shoe!

      • Katherine
        December 23, 2016 at 8:44 am

        YAY! Wonderful to hear!

  • Melissa
    December 19, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Good post on your favorites. I like the mix of spurges and steals. I have been eyeing the goyard for a while….
    I mentioned you in my post. Check it out:
    https://happychicmom.com/2016/12/19/career-moms-guide-to-dressing-stylishly-for-work/

  • Hui
    December 21, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Hi Katherine, the best that I have got for 2016 was the Duvetica down coat. I got it on the Outnet. Less than 200euro and it is as good as a Moncler coat, but so much cheaper. Duvetica is an Italian brand which was first launched in Japan. I know that down jacket/coat is not really suitable for Californian weather. But for those of you live in colder areas, you should definitely check it out.

  • Rachel
    January 5, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Please update us on the new gucci horsebit loafers when you have gotten some use in! I’ve been eyeing them for a while.