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2017' Favorites

January 4, 2018


Hi loves!


Welcome to my first blog post of 2018. I considered doing a December favorites post, but I decided instead, that I would condense my December favorites with my 2017 accumulative favorites. 


I am going to start with my favorites from December. 


1. The Sienna Bracelet Saddle Bag- Closet Access 


This is my second bag from Closet Access- this is a company that does high quality designer inspired handbags. They do a lot of recreations for Chloe bags, which are absolutely gorgeous, but my sad, 20 year old college self can't quite afford yet. 


You can find the Sienna bag here.



2. Camel Coat- Forever 21


This past month, I also purchased a camel coat. I found this one at Forever 21. This coat is quite simple, but I love it because of the color- camel is such a classic tone, but I've only started warming up to brown this year, so this is new to me. 


You can find the one I am styling here.



3. The Nikon D3400


Back in November, I finally purchased my first DSLR, and I've been using it religiously ever since. I didn't want to rely on shooting with a photographer to take professional quality fashion photography, so I decided it was time to invest. While this camera is new, I would also consider it to be a 2017 favorite, as I know I'm going to continue using it throughout all of next year. 


The Nikon D3400 is an incredible camera for beginners- I started out knowing nearly nothing about cameras, but I found the D3400 to be very easy to navigate, and my best friend and I have had a fun time messing around with it, taking each other's street photos. 



Now, here are my accumulative favorites from 2017!


4. The Round Sunglasses- Ray Ban


There is no shortage of photos of me wearing these sunglasses. I started 2017 with these classic Ray Ban's, and I wore them all year. They are such a fashion blogger staple at this point, and I've never stopped loving them. They look good with everything. 


You can find them here



5. The Kendall Crossbody Bag- Closet Access 


No surprises here, but another Closet Access bag has made it into this month's favorites. I wore the Kendall bag on repeat this year- it is one of my absolute staple accessories in my wardrobe, at this point. 


You can buy your own here.



6. Mejuri Jewelry 


This year, pretty much the only jewelry I wore was from Mejuri. Besides the beautiful, luxury quality of their minimal pieces, I also rave about Mejuri because the people who work there are so lovely. I've developed such a wonderful, long term relationship with Mejuri this year, and as a customer, I know that I would feel safe in their hands. It's truly a wonderful company, and the pieces are modern and beautiful. I cannot say enough nice things about Mejuri. 




 7. Vintage 501 Jeans- Levi's 


I have talked about my love for vintage Levi 501s so many times, so I won't go on about it now, but I can't talk bout my yearly favorites without giving my favorite denim a quick shoutout. 


I've said it a million times- these jeans fit like a dream. They're comfortable, they're flattering, and they look good with everything. I will wear them until they crumble.



Finally, here are some rapid fire favorites, without necessarily photos (because that would become extremely excessive).


Favorite Skincare:

  • DIY Acne Face Mask: Oatmeal + Honey + Lemon Juice 

  • The Que Bella Professional "Repairing charcoal mud mask" - you can find this at Target, for like two bucks!

  • The Ordinary: Lactic Acid 5%

  • Lush: Grease Lightning 

Favorite Haircare:

  • Batiste: Dry Shampoo for Brunettes 

  • Chi: Silk Infusion oil 

  • Context Skin: Shampoo and Conditioner Duo


Favorite Makeup:

  • Glossier: Phase Two Set (Generation G in Leo, Stretch Concealer in Medium, Boy Brow in Brown)

  • The Ordinary: Serum Foundation 

  • The Body Shop: Solid Lip Oil (This is the absolute best for winter!!!!!!!!!!!!)

  • YSL Beauty: The Rouge Volupte Shine in Color 47

  • Kat Von D: Tattoo Liner in Trooper 

Favorite Fashion Instagrams:

  • gemary

  • trulylaur

  • deborabrosa

  • kerifay

  • natalieoffduty

  • harperandharley

  • taylranne

  • shotfromthestreet

  • beigerenegade

  • wideeyedlegless

  • alwaysjudging

  • beatrice.gutu

  • lifeofboheme

  • adenorah

These are the accounts that I took the most photography inspiration from this year. I discovered so many beautiful bloggers this year, so I'm sure I missed a number of beauties, but these are the prominent accounts that come to mind. 


Thank you for coming along with me through 2017, I am so excited for another year of this!


Happy New Year!


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