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My Top 10 Buys of 2013

Dec 10, 2013

I know most of you are deep in the middle of Christmas shopping so I thought it would be the perfect time to share my favorite purchases this year. All items I swear by and love. They would be make great gifts for anyone including yourself!   This year I tried to be more selective about what I bought.  I am trying to edit my closet and only have things I really love.  More about investment pieces and less trendy items.  Here are my top 10 favorite purchases this year (although a few were gifts given to me).


I lusted after these boots forever before finally taking the plunge and buying them during a Shopbop sale.  I have to say they are honestly the best booties around.  They are comfortable, not too high of a heel and go with everything!! I have them in gray and my mom just recently brought this dark brown pair back for me from Chicago.  They run true to size.  They are on sale in a burgundy/brown color here.


I stand by the fact that these are the best leggings I have ever purchased.  They offer so much support and really suck you in, super flattering.  I have been wearing them everyday post baby to try and suck my stomach back in and I swear its working.  Even if it is not my tummy looks flat while I am wearing them.  They are totally on the expensive side for leggings but I swear they are worth every penny.


I know I rave about these often but they really are some of the best jeans around.  Super flattering and comfortable.


I love the look of the D’Orsay flat this year and while I loved the Vince version I just could not bring myself to pay $300 for them.  This Chinese Laundry pair is amazing, so comfortable.  I wear mine practically daily.  They are on sale right now at Nordstroms too for only $44!!


I recently purchased this purse and I am smitten with it.  It is the perfect large size to toss all my stuff and the kids stuff in.  I love that you can carry it as a tote or fold it over and have a smaller cross body bag- the best of both worlds.  A fabulous everyday purse.


I ask for these slippers every year for Christmas and for some reason never get them.  Last year after Christmas I used some of my Christmas money to finally buy them and it was the best purchase ever.

I wear them all the time, they feel so soft on my feet and I think as far as slippers go they are cute.  Best slippers around I tell you.


I have to admit I am not a huge jewelry person, while I love jewelry I tend to gravitate more towards everyday pieces I can wear all the time.  This was a birthday gift and one of my favorite necklaces.  I love that you can layer it with longer necklaces or wear it alone.  Such a simple piece that also stands out.


Ever since I saw this dress floating around on pinterset I knew I needed it.  I have worn it so much, pregnant and not pregnant.  Such a great everyday dress.  They don’t make it with the tan pockets anymore but the black version is available and onsale for 30% off!

This the most versatile blouse.  It is longer so you can pair with leggings or skinny jeans.   I have the blue color and wear it all the time but now I want the dusty pink or silver color.

By far the best flip flops ever.  I own the nude color and wear them all the time.  I plan to buy another pair for this spring.  So comfortable and they go with everything!

Lastly SHOPBOP is having up to 70% all their winter and fall merchandise!  You can check out the sale HERE!



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  1. Natalie says:

    Have to agree with you on the Rag & Bone booties, I wear mine with everything! I love the Jennifer Zeuner necklace and that Joie blouse.

  2. I'm obsessed with rag & bone jeans too. After you recommend the white skinnies I bought those and another pair in a dark wash. They really are the perfect jean. I love Joie blouses. They're perfect for any season!

  3. Liz says:

    Hey Natalie! What size spanx leggings did you get? Sometimes when I buy leggings true to my size, they end up being tight and emphasizing the 'muffin top'. thanks!!! xoxo

  4. Julie says:

    Those Spanx leggings sound divine

  5. Hopesdope says:

    Did you wear the spanx leggings while pregnant also? I'm 18 weeks in and looking for the perfect preggi legging. Thnx!

  6. Hopesdope says:

    Did you wear the spanx leggings while pregnant also? I'm 18 weeks in and looking for the perfect preggi legging. Thnx!

  7. Ugg slippers are on my list this year!

  8. I have the spanx leggings and they truly are amazing!! The definitely suck in my post-baby belly and hold everything in so well! I love them!

  9. I'll have to check out those Spanx leggings!

  10. E Hayes says:

    I have a pair of Ugg Scuff "Fluff"s (the fuzzy ones) from 2006 (no lie!) that I still wear around even though I should have tossed them a good 4 years ago. I love them so much, best slippers ever.

    Also going to look into those leggings and the F&C mid city tote, I totally forgot I had that bag on my wishlist ages ago! I think it was actually when I started blogging, but I got a Rebecca Minkoff instead. The tote would def be a great psuedo diaper bag. Going back on my list, clearly it's timeless!

  11. I love everything on this list! I absolutely agree….once I made the plunge the Rag & Bone Booties are my absolute fav!
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  12. Love that you went with the F and C mid city tote. I remember the first time I saw this really chic girl in NYC carrying it circa 2005. It is def a timeless purse. I have those exact Ugg slippers. Love them! Also, need to add the Spanx leggings to my Xmas list. Xox

  13. These are all such great picks…I still need to try Rag&Bone jeans and I really want a pair of those Spanx leggings!!

  14. graywolff says:

    I'm green with envy that your Mom buys you Rag & Bone booties!

  15. Patria Jase says:

    My wish list is like the index of library. Hope Some of the chapter will be complete in this Christmas. I like your boots and jackets. All the pictures are really very cool.

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