Favorites of 2017

Sale PSA: A Longchamp Neo Le Pliage tote in classic navy, now 33% off (hop on this one quick), a shearling moto jacket from Trouve, now 40% off/under $300, a shearling collar coat from Trina Turk, now under $250 (yes I’ve been looking at shearling goodies), a very pretty yellow silk dress from Isabel Marant, now under $140 (I’ve watched this since the spring and can’t believe its still available), a bell sleeve sweater from Leith, now just $36, and a gorgeous and unique “Dragon”embroidered pumps from Gianvito Rossi, now 40% off. 

Today I thought I would share some of the favorite pieces I purchased this year. When I was putting together this post I actually realized I had a pretty long list… then I realized a lot of the items were from 2016. Yes, I really didn’t do that much shopping this year but maybe that will change as the kids get bigger and I have more free time. Here are some of my favorites (and please share with me yours!):

Simon Miller Birch bag – I love this little bag! The green makes me smile and it’s the perfect pop of color against a neutral palette. It’s probably more spring/summer but I feel perfectly fine using it all year round due to the black handles. And it’s less than the tax of an Hermes bag (though this justification rings hollow given the item below). The green looks great against black, grays, whites, navys…a surprisingly versatile color.

Gap long sleeve v neck tees – I have been looking for a great long sleeve tee forever and these are it. The perfect deep-v, a great soft material, a ton of colors and sizes…there’s a reason why whenever I look to stock up on more they are often sold out. I’m so happy I found these (and please inform me if you have your own favorite long sleeved t-shirts).

J.Crew camouflage jacket – A great jacket I’ve gotten way more use out of than I thought. Fits over everything, adds that perfect extra layer, and a great camo print. I’ve worn this a ton already. I’m not even mad that I paid full price and now it’s on sale.

Hermes Constance bag – I wanted this bag for so long and every time I use it I still feel happy. Except, of course, that I barely use it because I have children. Oh well.  Just being honest…

And one each from beauty and skincare:

NARS Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer – my new favorite! Great color match, has SPF, doesn’t break me out, super easy to apply. A discovery that has made its way into my everyday makeup routine (aka the days that I actually wear makeup).

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate – I have a thing for face oils and this was (oldie, but new to me) was my favorite discovery this year. My skin is so dry this winter and I have been slathering on moisturizer upon moisturizer and the only thing that lets my face still feel soft in the morning is adding this oil to my creams. Bonus: I like it more than Sunday Riley’s, which is more expensive too.

What were some of your favorites from the year?

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  • sydnee
    December 11, 2017 at 11:44 am

    It’s too bad you don’t use the Constance as often. It’s such a gorgeous bag!

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  • Ashley
    December 11, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    I love when you post your favorites! I didn’t get too much this year and am very picky. My 2017 Favorites:
    J Crew downtown field jacket
    Golden Goose superstar sneakers
    LV felicie clutch

    • Katherine
      December 11, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      I got my first pair of GG and love them too!

  • LC
    December 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    My favorite find this year would have to be JCrew Skinny toothpick jeans. I get it from Nordstrom. The fabric is mostly cotton but has just enough give to hug all your curves yet not so tight that you don’t even want to think about getting into them. I love these jeans!

    Also got back into Hermes after a multi-year absence while I was taking care of my young babies. Now the youngest is 6 so Mama got to go back to her fancy bag shopping. My favorite H find would be my SA who is honest, hardworking, and never judging. She has helped me get my dream bags and accessories. Of those my favorite would have to be my new Birkin 30 in my favorite color, Rose Pourpre!

    This year has been great on the soul but terrible on the wallet. Here’s to 2018 where I will live permanently on Ban Island for my 2017 spending crimes. Hehe.

  • Wendy/
    December 12, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Hi Katherine! My favorite purchases of 2017 are my Temple St Clair spiral studs( multi colored sapphires), Rag & Bone small flight satchel( black with glossy black racing stripe, Chapstick total hydration+tint, and my Gourmet Deluxe Bento Box by Built NY.

  • Wendy/
    December 12, 2017 at 12:37 am

    I forgot to add my T-shirts by Uniqlo! Especially the 3/4 sleeve ones.

  • Michelle
    December 13, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Great buys! Hope you would use your Constance more!
    Here’s mine:
    – DL1961 Margaux ankle skinny jeans in Bentley, fits like a dream and no alterations required!
    – Hermes Mini Evelyne in Bleu Atoll, Oran sandals in blue patent, Kool sneakers in silver and Calvi in Rose Pourpre
    – VCA WG Perlee clover pendant and Magic Alhambra bracelet in WG, turquoise, lapis, grey & white MOP combo
    – Chanel Cruise 2017 sweatshirt tee

  • Sisi Nyba
    December 19, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Hey guys, i have question
    Hermes store offer me a constance 24cm bordeaux color with rose gold hardware should i buy it or not? Thanks i appreciate

    • Katherine
      December 21, 2017 at 9:49 am

      I would! This sounds gorgeous.