My 2016 Best Buys
In a world full of impulse buys, I love looking back at past purchases and thinking "wow, I'm so happy I bought that". Here are 14 things I was happy I bought in the past year:
Okay, so technically I didn't buy this, and I didn't buy it in 2016. But this trench is one of the most versatile pieces in my closet – it's the perfect weight for San Francisco, it has held up incredibly over the years, and it's so chic. I throw it on and go and I feel like a million bucks!
2. Apple Watch.
I don't use my Apple Watch a ton, but I love that it reminds me to get up every hour at work. I use this as my time to get water and take a break, and it causes me to drink so much more water than I usually would throughout the day!
5. White Zara Shorts.
I was on the hunt for a pair of white, comfortable, cotton shorts for EVER, and I finally found the perfect ones at Zara last year. They're so comfortable and perfect for spring mornings when you roll out of bed and don't want to think too hard about what you're wearing. I couldn't find the exact pair, but I linked to a few similar pairs below!
6. Dolce Vita Mules.
I have never had mules before this last year, but I figured because I'm fairly tall (5'7") I could pull them off. The Dolce Vita mules above ^^ are the most-worn shoes in my closet. I love the little peep toe and how easy they are to slip on!
See how I styled them here.
Josh bought me these Warby Parker Durand glasses at the end of last year, at I love how much I already have worn them. I wear contacts and after staring at my computer screen all day, I have to put these babies on before my eyes fall out of my head. Plus, they're cute!
10. Modernica Planter.
Okay, yet another thing Josh bought me (go, Josh!). This Modernica planter was on my wish list for a long time, and Josh bought it for me for my birthday last year. It has found a great little home in a corner of our living room and every time people come over, they compliment us on it and ask where they can buy one. And, surprisingly, we have not yet killed the plant in it! Kudos to us!
12. eTailz Milk Frother.
I got this milk frother last fall, and I cannot say enough great things about it. There is nothing I love more than hot chocolate, and this makes me a hot cup in about 60 seconds with little cleanup.
I wrote about how I make hot chocolate in this milk frother in a past post here.
If you're going to invest in a cashmere sweater, you have to buy one from Everlane. This is the only cashmere sweater I would buy. At $100, you have to get one.
14. Raw Hem Denim.
This particular pair is sold out at Shopbop, but raw hem denim is a trend that I definitely embraced in 2016 and will do again in 2017. I linked to more options below!