My Top 10 Buys of 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!


  1. December 10, 2013 / 1:03 pm

    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. December 10, 2013 / 1:14 pm

    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. December 10, 2013 / 1:15 pm

    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. December 10, 2013 / 1:38 pm

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

  5. December 10, 2013 / 1:38 pm

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

  6. December 10, 2013 / 1:58 pm

    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!

  7. December 10, 2013 / 2:58 pm

    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!

  8. December 10, 2013 / 5:00 pm

    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

  9. December 11, 2013 / 2:15 am

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

  10. December 11, 2013 / 8:17 am

    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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