As a kickoff for the year, I thought it would be fun to start with a roundup of my favorite clothes acquired in 2016. I did a fair amount of shopping... no surprises there, but I do see a definite theme to almost all my favorites. I love olive, orange, midi skirts, and shoes. I basically wanted to pick every pair of shoes I blogged this year, but that didn't seem very decisive...
This lapis necklace | Original post here.
This necklace was probably my most worn item of the whole year. Can you believe that a few years ago I literally owned one blue shirt!? ONE. I have since overcompensated because I now have so much navy, so this just seems to go with everything I wear.
Olive utility jacket | Original post here.
I was on a hunt for a utility jacket to replace this old one. I wanted one that was a little shorter, with a stand up collar rather than a notched lapel. This one checked all my boxes and was a bargain. I can't even count the amount of times I wore it in 2016.
I have expressed my love for Zella live-in leggings many time, but I found a new favorite this year. I'm sorry Zella. This particular style has back, front, AND a hidden pocket, and has really flattering seaming. I love the high waist and matte finish as well. I now have three pairs and will likely be picking up more colors as I save up Gap rewards.
This sweater poncho | Original post here.
Collecting my favorites I quickly realized I didn't have many new tops I got excited about over the last year. This sweater however, I love. It combines all my favorite colors to wear (...oatmeal, gray, and olive-ish...) with an oversized silhouette.
This Pajar coat | Shop similar here.
Last year over MLK weekend, I went on a last minute trip to Chicago to visit my bestie there. When I bought my train ticket a couple days before leaving, I also checked the forecast and panicked. I did not have a coat that would keep me warm for the 'feels like -10°' weather we'd have to endure. So I hopped on the interweb, did some research, and overnighted myself this coat. Fingers crossed, when I opened the box, I fell in love. I actually get excited for cold weather so I have an excuse to break it out.
I love sneakers and I love wine red. I wear these ALL the time.
I stumbled across this Etsy vendor on Instagram, and quickly bought a small collection of these necklaces in a few colors. I love the organic and bohemian vibe, and they instantly give any look a little pizazz. Plus they're super affordable and support a small business.
I snagged these beauties with credits awarded to me by Shopbop, and I cannot get enough of them. They're a splurge I probably wouldn't make with my own dollars, but they're so luxurious and I get excited every time I wear them.
This floral midi skirt | Original post here.
I love a good full midi skirt, and this one is just dreamy. I saw it full price at Lyon + Post for $500 some odd dollars and scoffed. Fast forward a few months and it got marked down about 70% and I had a few referral credits so I scooped it up. The workmanship is divine and it has orange, my favorite color. Much like my Toga Pulla booties, I just get excited to wear it.
This midi dress | Original post here.
I may not wear a lot of color, but orange is totally my jam. So are maxi dresses. I wore this dress probably once a week during the Summer and early Fall.
These shoes are SO comfortable. Plus the color goes with everything. I wore them countless times and look forward to wearing them even more this next year.
This geometric print skirt | Original post here.
Evidently I love a good printed skirt. I don't wear a ton of prints elsewhere, but the retro print and orange drew me to this number and it's another I make any excuse to wear.
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