Favorite Closet Additions of 2016 + Hello Monday Linkup

Happy 2017!

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.

These leggings | Original post here.

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.

These Nike kicks (similar) | Original post here.

I love sneakers and I love wine red.  I wear these ALL the time.

This chunky necklace | Original post here.

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.  

These edgy booties | Original post here.

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 lace-up heels | Original post here.

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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  1. You have def acquired some very good pieces, I loved the edgy boots!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  2. So many gorgeous pieces, Jenna! I especially love that striped maxi dress! And I have that same oversized poncho sweater. It is perfectly cozy and right on trend.


  3. Some great pieces! I love that poncho!

  4. So many great outfits! Love your style!

  5. Your lace up heels were my favorite! Such a unique color! Overall a great year and a fun roundup!
    Glass of Glam

  6. You look great in olive! And I love the maxi skirt and the print skirt...both are so pretty! Thanks for hosting :)

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  7. Loving the edgy boots, such a cute silhouette!


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