Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Best of 2016 // Holiday Recommendations

best of 2016
Now that 2016 is coming to an end, I thought I'd think back on my favorite pieces of the year and share them in a little round up post! These are all items that I've worn on a weekly basis and can be paired with all types of outfits. Many of them are on sale this month too, so take advantage of the discounts before they're gone!

YSL Sac De Jour - If you follow me on anything you've probably seen this bag 1,000+ times.. I finally got it this year after nonstop obsessing and research. Unlike most of my other bags, the sac de jour holds everything I need it to (laptop, camera, wallet, water bottle, makeup bag, snacks.. groceries?!). I'm so glad to have it in my collection! If you don't want to contribute to the leather industry directly you can get second hand sac de jour's (and tons of other bags) here on Vestiaire Collective!

Quay High Key sunglasses - Finding the perfect oversized aviators is hard, sometimes they get too oversized and result in bug status.. I ended up choosing this pair from Quay and I love them! I have the mirrored pair but they also come in plain black.

Boohoo scuba cross bralet - I only got this one recently, but I've already thought of so many styling ideas for it! Swapping a regular tank / cami with one of these can elevate a casual outfit into something more unique and put together.

Acne Studios Canada Scarf - This was on my list from last year too, but I still haven't stopped wearing it.. these scarves are definitely in the category of investment pieces (aka expensive but worthwhile). I can't imagine a winter where I won't want to wear them.

Public Desire Presley boots - I wear black boots almost exclusively (especially during the fall / winter time), and these are my most worn pair. The heel height is perfect and I love the extra bit of height they have around the ankle. No matter what new shoes I get I always end up going back to these!

Rag & Bone jeans - These are the best jeans out there; they have the perfect amount of stretch, don't fade, and have the perfect high rise fit. They are on the expensive side though, so take time when you pick your size and make sure you get the perfect pair!

Petite Megan Double Layer MA1 Bomber Jacket - 2016 was the year of the bomber jacket, and this one is by far my favorite. The double zip and orange lining details made it stand out for me, and it's super padded so I can wear it even on the coldest days.

Pieces Knitted Beanie with Cashmere - ASOS beanies will always be my go-to, and this specific one by Pieces is all I've been wearing lately! I love the slouchy fit of it and the bright white stands out perfectly with my dark outfits.

Adidas Campus sneakers - After all of the hype of the Adidas superstars last year I decided to get a new style instead of replacing my superstars exactly. I ended up being happier with these, mostly because the suede fabric looks a little more put together than worn leather, plus they're much less common.

Tobi Norie hoodie - I originally got this hoodie from Tobi during our blogging collaboration, but I ended up wearing all the time (mostly to school and the gym). Hoodies can often look unflattering and bulky, but this one is cut in a super feminine way and has the most amazing flared sleeves!

Stella McCartney Falabella backpack - Stella McCartney is one of the best designers out there in my opinion, and she has earned the #1 spot in my heart for her Falabella line which is 100% cruelty free! I am so proud to support a designer who has managed to maintain her ethics in an industry that doesn't cater to vegan-made products at all. This backpack was the first Stella McCartney piece I owned and I still use it religiously.

Stella McCartney Elyse Platforms - My Stella collection expanded into shoes this year with these platform oxfords.. originally I thought these looked too crazy for everyday wear, but of course (like all of her designs) they grew on me.

ASOS Farleigh jeans - I swear by these jeans 100% (and recommend them to anyone who asks!). Mom jeans / vintage style jeans are definitely hit or miss, if they're too tight they can look super unflattering in the worst areas, and if they're too loose they end up looking like average boyfriend jeans. The Farleigh jeans give off the vintage vibe but unlike old school sizing, you can get accurate measuments to ensure a flawless fit.

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