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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

My Favorite Clothing + Accessories Purchases in 2017

I should note that some of these pieces I purchased with my own money while others were gifted to me. But I'm putting them all together because they are still some of my favorite clothing items, accessories and beauty products that were featured either here or on Instagram in 2017.
So I got my bishop sleeve pullover from Target, but it's no longer available online or in stores. But there are so many places with their own versions with this pearl embellished one being a favorite. What I love so much about mine is how the mock turtleneck looks against the billowy bishop sleeves. It's a winter staple that I'll be wearing until April.
I have many things in faux fur in my wardrobe, but one of my favorite faux fur items has got to be this color block stole from Express. This extra long one is all gone, but you can still find it in this shorter style. A stole is a great accessory to spice up any look in the fall and winter. My only wish is that I could find a way to rock it in the warmer months.
I saw one of my blogger friends wearing this Acler Fyffe top at NYFW and I just had to have it. First I got it in a size too small, then I miraculously was able to find it in my size before it sold out. I wore it to a wedding, as it's not an everyday top, but I can't wait to wear it again. It's one of the most unique pieces I own. And guess what? It's back in stock!
Although I didn't get as much use out of this J. McLaughlin wicker satchel bag as I had originally intended, it was actually my favorite of all the popular picnic bag styles from 2017. I know the Cult Gaia ark bag was all the rage -- and I do own one -- but this bag is more functional to bring to a picnic, and it holds a good amount in an opaque design.
It really saddens me that this embroidered ruffle sleeve denim jacket from Banana Republic is sold out. It's the only denim jacket that I truly wear. For some reason, I just don't think I look good in a regular denim jacket. But this one is a favorite because of the embroidered detail and the flouncy sleeves. Shein has a fun gray blazer dupe.
So I was never that into lipstick. If you go through my blog, you'll notice that I didn't start wearing lipstick in my photos regularly until the middle of 2016. But then I noticed just how good lipstick could be in the right color. I've found that berry tones work well on my skin tone, which is why the Kaplan MD perfect pout lipstick in Melrose is one of my favorite beauty picks from last year. And the SPF lipstick also has a twist lid which makes it easy and fun to open and close. This lip treatment has the same applicator style, while this lipstick has the right color.
Maybe it's because people my height don't typically wear them, but there's a special place in my heart for culottes. And these easy breezy denim ones from J. McLaughlin are a constant go-to. Even though I've only worn them once on the blog, I really do wear them all.the.time. They're so effortless and go with all of my crop tops. Here's an affordable dupe!
You might see me in a lot of heels and booties on here, but on a day to day basis, I'm typically in flats and sneakers. One pair of sneakers that I absolutely loved in 2017 are these Creative Recreation Carda blush sneakers. Everyone needs a pair of comfy cute pink sneakers in their life. And who knew they would look so good in fishnet socks!

Magnetic Lashes

This time last year I wrote about some cool new advances in technology that would be beneficial to the beauty world. One of the beauty and the tech items that I actually bought for myself were these magnetic lashes. I think I actually bought them at the end of 2016, but they were on back order for months. The lashes stick together with a magnetic strip. If you do it right, it takes 30 seconds to apply, but it's important to line up the lashes so that they sit properly.
You must have known that I wasn't going to end this post without including one of my favorite shoe trends of last year: the sock boot. I love these sock booties from Aldo because they come in gray, they have a lucite heel and they say love on the top. And even though I don't typically wear red, I am a fan of the red ones that everyone wore at NYFW last September. I won't buy them, but I'll admire them from afar.
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29 comments

  1. You pretty much nailed my favorite pieces of yours!! I really really love those culottes! So cute and I definitely think you can pull off those style of pants!

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  2. Love these faves - especially the pink sneakers!

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  3. girlll, i'm in love with the fyffe top.. it looks great on you. i'd imagine me wearing the top with black leather pants and heels. i think i'll look bomb on it! :D

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  4. Such cool pieces! I really want to try the magnetic lashes!

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  5. Love this look at your favorite purchases! I really like the bamboo bag :)

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  6. so many goodies, I got the magnetic lashes but can't put them on for the life of me.


    xo
    Pinksole

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    1. Haha! Sometimes I'm amazing at them and other times I just give up. I've heard that Ardell makes some magnetic lashes as well.

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  7. OH that denim jacket looks so good!!! Love it!

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  8. These are such great items, Cheryl, and totes understand why they're 2017 faves. I especially love that Express stole and FYFFE top:)

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  9. Love this post! It is always so fun to look back and see what you loved most throughout the year!

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  10. Great outfits and I must say that gold Fyffe top is such a stunner. I know folks at that wedding are still talking about your top.

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  11. So many cute pieces!! Obsessed with that bamboo picnic bag!

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  12. You look stunning doll! I have to try that Kaplan MD lip color :)

    -xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

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  13. Those are all cute buys. I will have to look into my closet and what all did I acquire in 2017. Love the bishop sleeve pullover.

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  14. These are all so cute, some I have actually never heard of. I love the blush shoes, I am definitely going to have to find some of those to buy. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Ah so many great looks here. You have such impeccable style. Yes it seems things sell out quicker then ever these days.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
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  16. That color block stole is SO awesome- what a fabulous piece!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  17. You made some great style buys in 2017! Those pink sneakers are just too cool!

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  18. Cheryl you really got some great ensemble last year. I love each and everything here for sure. Wow!!

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  19. Love the Bishop Sleeve Pullover and the Embroidered Denim Jacket, which btw I feel the same about, hard to find one I feel looks good on me. Thanks for sharing these great buys x

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  20. In love with your style girl, so chic and stunning! Love your picks, happy new year! Xo, Nelli

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  21. Those pink sneakers are e v e r y t h i n g. I love that you spotlighted pieces that are on trend currently and potential on trend pieces for the future!

    Best,

    Idora

    www.ajournalofstories.com

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  22. I'm with you - go with staple colors like gray but also have the pink sneaker option too!

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  23. That bamboo bag is the absolute cutest! Love all these pieces though!

    xo, Kristina

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  24. What a great round up! I totes so the queen Bey wearing that fyffe top and thought what a great piece!!! Such a great round up!

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  25. Loving all these pieces, gorgeous. The sleeves on the top are perfect and yay for magnetic lashes, ha!! x

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  26. Bamboo picnic bag has a lot of hype last year, and I think it's pretty justified, given how cute they are. Also, FYFFe top is super sexy on you dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  27. My faves are the Fyffe bag and of course the wicker basket.

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  28. So many great purchases in 2017! You look fabulous in everything!! x

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