It's almost the end of 2016! Thank god, am I right? It seems like this year has gone on forever, and not exactly in the best way. There's definitely been some up and downs, but I'd personally like to focus on the positives! I thought I would start that off by sharing all of my favorite purchases of 2016, which means this post is going to be a wee bit long. If something I love is no longer available, I either didn't include it (like my favorite booties I scored in September 😢 ) or shared a dupe! I'll be going into more detail about a few items from each category just to tell you a bit more about why it made my favorite purchases list. Let's get started!
Forever 21 V-Neck Sweater | VS Lace Bralette | Plaid Sleep Shirt (My favorite PJs!) | Vigoss Jeans | ASOS Black Off The Shoulder Dress | VS Sports Bra | Target Cardigan (On Clearance!) | Floral Romper (My exact one is no longer available!) | VS Mesh Leggings |
Forever 21 V-Neck Sweater: Ever since I bought this sweater back in October I've been wearing it non-stop. It's so comfortable, and perfect for the "California winter." It's warm when I want it to be, and works great if I want to add a coat or puffer vest on top. Plus it's so soft!
VS Lace Bralette: Okay, so I recognize that most of the items in this section are actually from Victoria's Secret, but I can't help it. I might just have a problem with spending once I step in that store. This is actually the first bralette I've ever purchased. I've wanted one for a long time, but nothing I had tried on beforehand was supportive or pretty enough! This one brings enough support, is gorgeous on, and is so dang comfortable!!
Plaid Sleep Shirt: Y'all have seen me wear this sleep shirt everywhere. I've worn it in blog posts, and Instagram posts alike, and I'm never going back. If you weren't aware, sleep shirts are my pajama of choice. I just find them more freeing, haha. This is the best one I've found, and I'm seriously debating getting it in a few more colors/patterns. The classic VS pink stripe one is calling my name!
Target Cardigan: Buy this before it's gone!! I was on the search for the perfect knit cardigan, and I found it. It's so cozy, and a perfect way to add a layer of warmth. The only negative thing I have to say about it is I wish it had pockets!
Blanket Scarf | Converse Slip Ons | Cotton On Aviators (Less than $10!) | Kinsley Armelle Druzy Ice Bracelet (Use my code SAMIMAST15 to get 15% your purchase at Kinsley Armelle!) | Kinsley Armelle Spiked Bracelet (looks exactly like the Stella & Dot one, but WAY cheaper!) | Kinsley Armelle Pink Bracelet | Marble & Gold Laptop Case | Monogram Necklace | Kate Spade Card Holder Wallet | Kendra Scott Earrings | Clog Heels (Mine aren't online, very similar!) | Kate Spade Black Tote | Gatta Camera Bag | VS Slippers | Kendra Scott Bracelet | JORD watch | Nike Sneaker (same style) |
Blanket Scarf: I've had blanket scarves before, but this neutral one is PERFECT. It goes with so many outfits, and it's just so stinkin' cute! How could it not make this list?
Converse Slip Ons: Y'all, I am so lazy when it comes to shoes. If they take to long too lace up, buckle up, etc. I am not about it. These look like I actually put effort in, and they're so dang comfy. While making this post I realize they now also come in black, so I might have to buy those as well!
Kinsley Armelle Bracelets: I am so happy I found Kinsley Armelle this year. Their jewelry is so gorgeous and incredibly well priced. I have a few bracelets, and a pair of earrings from them so far, but I have a few other pieces on my wishlist like this turquoise bracelet and these pineapple earrings! If you find something you like, don't forget to use my code SAMIMAST15 for 15% off your entire purchase!
Kate Spade Card Wallet: This isn't the exact one I have, this one's actually cuter with the scalloped edge! I got my card holder at the Kate Spade outlet and it's not online anywhere. It's been so useful, especially when my family and I take trips to the casino and I don't want to bring my whole purse.(aka I don't want to lose all my money lol) It's also great if I'm headed out for a girls night and only want to take the essentials!
Marble & Gold Laptop Case: I've wanted this case for over a year now, and finally got it for Christmas! My old marble case, the one in many of my Instagram photos, was completely dead and broken, and it was long overdue to be replaced. This one is on the more expensive side, but I know other bloggers who swear by it's durability! Also, its so gorgeous.
BioClarity Cleanser | Urban Decay Perversion Mascara | Red Wine Mask | YSL Black Opium Perfume | Clarisonic | Kat Von D Contour Kit | Dove Dry Shampoo | Bite Multistick in Macaroon | Spa Thyme Hazelnut Toffee Latte Scrub | Urban Decay Lipgloss in Liar | Too Faced Melted in Peony | Benefit Brow Pencil | Benefit 3D Browtones | Benefit Gimme Brow | Hourglass Primer Serum | Urban Decay Glitter Liner | Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara | Aveeno Lotion (okay technically I bought this before 2016, but shh!) | Urban Decay Setting Spray | The Beauty Crop Highlighter | Tarte Lip Scrub | E.L.F. Contour Brush | EOS Shave Cream | Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer | Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin, Nails Gummy Vitamins |
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara: I got this as a sample when buying some other items from Urban Decay and fell in love. As much as I love drugstore mascaras, if I had to splurge a little I would go with this one. It separates each lash, elongates them, and gives them so much volume. I normally have to layer three different mascaras to get the look that this mascara gives me!
Benefit Gimme Brow: I love the entire Benefit brow collection. I'm kind of just a little bit obsessed with it because it makes my eyebrows look like they're professionally done. The combo of all three of the items listed is my go-to brow routine, and I'm never looking back.
Nature's Bounty Hair Skin Nails Vitamins: You have probably never met anyone with flakier nails than me. They're so bad that my roommate knew that whenever I got out of bed in the middle of the night it would be to go clip my nails because they would just break off practically every night. I've been searching for a solution to fix this, and so far these have been doing the trick. I'm still in the process of using them, but things are looking up!
Alright, I think I've made this post long enough! I was going to add in home and miscellaneous categories as well, but didn't want y'all getting bored! So I just decided to add those in a widget below that you can check out if you want. :)
I'm dying to try some new products/items in 2017, so let me know what your favorite purchases this year are in the comments below!