Looking back on 2016, I put together a list of my favorite things that I purchased throughout the year. I scrolled through my Instagram posts from the last year to pick out these items, and it was hard to narrow my list down! I’m glad I did this because it helped remind me of some items that I haven’t worn in a while. I also linked to the blog posts where each item was featured.
Here are my favorite things from 2016!
Warby Parker Kimball Glasses
I probably receive more compliments on these glasses than anything else in my wardrobe, and these compliments come from men and women of all ages. They are my savior when I do not feel like wearing makeup, because they take up half of my face and add a distraction to the bags under my eyes. I will definitely purchase another pair of glasses from Warby Parker in the future.
Ray-Ban Aviator Flash Lenses
These sunglasses are the perfect pop of color for any outfit. I always wore my brother’s pair when were together and finally splurged for my own. There are so many colors to choose from, but I am glad my first pair was hot pink. Now, they have a rainbow version that I know I just NEED!
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Baublebar Louisiana Acrylic State Pendant
This was my favorite addition to my LSU gameday collection this year. You can customize this necklace to any state in a variety of colors. My purple Louisiana pendant received so many compliments throughout the football season.
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Henri Bendel Jetsetter Mini Convertible Backpack
This 3-in-1 purse became my go-to bag for away games and traveling with the team. It was perfect for the sidelines wearing it as a crossbody and then I could easily switch it into a backpack. This versatile purse saw a lot of wear in 2016.
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Abercrombie & Fitch Camo Jacket
I hate that this jacket is now sold out (linked a men’s version above), because I wish it could be in everyone’s closet. I have worn it with sweats, sweaters and everything in between, because it is the perfect layering piece for us living in the South. Even if you can’t snag this exact one, buy a cute camo jacket now!
Marc Fisher Adalyn Espadrille
These were THE IT wedges last summer, and I saw them on just about every blogger out there. Towards the end of the summer I finally found them in stock in my size, and am so glad I invested in them. They are shoes you can wear during every season (we don’t have winter in Louisiana), and the best news is that they are now back in stock in multiple colors. Again, buy these NOW!
J. Crew Lace Two-Piece
I wore this two-piece to Easter Sunday mass, a baby shower, a wedding in Memphis and for Christmas Eve. When I didn’t wear both pieces together, I paired the lace skirt with a chambray top and once with a turtleneck. This two-piece helped me discover my love for the crop top and I’m never going back!
Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera
I bought this camera to use at Shea’s surprise 30th birthday party, and it was a huge hit. This little thing has made trips with us to New Orleans, Chicago, the beach and everywhere in between. We have a bowl of polaroid pictures on our coffee table from various events and vacations and guests love to look through them. We also use it as our ‘party trick’ when were are out, because we will start taking pictures of everyone and give them out!
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Rebecca Minkoff Mini Sofia Tassel Crossbody
I could not get enough of this bag last summer. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it, and I knew it would sell out. It went and out of stock throughout the summer, but now she has it made in so many different color combinations! This bag goes with so much because of the multi-colored tassels, and I am so glad I have it in my closet. I want one of each!
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