My Favorite Things of 2017 (that you can still buy!)

Since we are coming to the end of 2017, I thought I would recap my favorite clothing and beauty purchases of the year (that are still available – don’t you hate when someone recommends something to you only to tell you it is sold out?).  Without further ado:

(1) My Favorite Black Pants – Kut from the Kloth Donna Skinny Jeans:


These are called jeans, but they are definitely not. They are 5-pocket stretchy ponte pants and I am considering buying a second pair in case my current pair someone gets ruined. They are also great for tall girls – I am 5’11” and they are plenty long enough on me to wear with flats. If you are shorter definitely buy the Petite.

(2) My Favorite Lipstick: Stila Color Balm Lipstick


I don’t like too dark of a lip, so I like this mix between lipstick and chapstick (but it definitely has more color than a traditional tinted balm). And it is so soft and has a minty smell to it.

(3) My Favorite Booties – Me Too Zoey Booties


This color goes with everything and they are really easy to get on and off and are comfortable to walk in (I have a couple pairs of booties that look cute but are impossible to get on and off which makes me so much less likely to wear them).

(4) My Favorite New Basics Brand: Bellamie (you can also shop here on Amazon).


I have bought a lot from boutiques this year like Royal & Reese, The Mason Jar and Eleven Oaks.  In doing so, I have realized that basically all my favorite shirts come from the same brand – Bellamie.  Everything is so soft and comfortable and flattering. I have included links above for some places you can find their items now – including Amazon! Amazon is actually selling one of my favorite shirts right now – this one that I wore for family Christmas photos.

(5) My Favorite Skincare LineTatcha


I got the Betsellers Set of this for Christmas last year and I love it – my skin feels so smooth afterwards and I haven’t had any problems with blemishes this year.

(6) My Favorite Pendant NecklacesSeriael from Amazon; Target

These are the two necklaces that I bought this year that I have worn more than any others. The Seriael one is a copy of the more expensive Rebel Pendant from Stella & Dot (which I may invest in, considering how much I wear the knock-off).

(7) My Favorite Workout PantsC by Champion at Target


These compression leggings hold everything in but are still super comfortable. They also have a great side pocket and come in tall lengths. And you can’t beat the price!

(8) My Favorite Basic LeggingsRune NYC


I got these from Stitch Fix and I love them (and I am now realizing most of this list is black pants – I guess I am pretty predictable!). They hold everything in but without compression or it being uncomfortable.  They are soft but also plenty thick.

(9) My Favorite ShortsEasy Waist Shorts from Target


I realize it is not at all shorts weather right now but you can always stock up now for the summer! These shorts to me are a perfect mix of “comfortable mom shorts that won’t give me a muffin top” and “cute shorts for a 30-something” – I seriously own them in every color.  I am tall and don’t think they are too short, I think the 4″ is a great length.


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