Thursday, February 22, 2018

My Top 10 Pieces & Products of 2017

Okay! I know it is February, & this post is about 1 month & 22 days overdue; but better late than never I think! Hopefully everyone's 2018 is off to a great start, I know that my blog posts have become few & far between - I usually keep more up to date with daily to do's, recipes, lifestyle, outfits, etc. on my Instagram (@emilybfahlsing) & my IG stories/snapchats, but blog posts will still come from time to time! I more or less enjoy just checking in with you guys & saying Hi on the blog, answering some questions & hopefully providing some answers, & just utilizing the creative aspect of my mind away from the throes of everyday life!

I wanted to share some of my absolute favorite pieces & products from 2017 with you guys because most of these things I utilize on a daily basis &/or I seriously can't get enough of - & I think it will be the same for you, too!

1. Chenille Sweater

As pictured; this cowl neck Chenille sweater I picked up from Express in December has been my go-to live in sweater for pretty much any occasion. It is SO comfortable, literally like lounging in a cloud - & goes with just about anything! The material is kind of velvety/plush, but lighter. The one I got is linked {here} & below, & is currently ON SALE for less than $50! I am wearing a size XS for reference.

2. JCrew Slippers

I literally live in these. I can not stress enough how amazing these slippers are! I wear them all day everyday around the house. I probably am already due for another pair (I got them in November), because I have already worn them in so much. They are so comfortable & so easy to slip on & off! I have them featured on my IG {here} & {here}. I have linked them below at JCrew Factory (under $30), & at JCrew ON SALE for under $50! These sell out every season, but usually end up getting restocked!

3. Sorel Wedges

My go to outdoor wedge (also pictured in these specific blog post photos)! I slip these on to go just about anywhere, whether it to be to run errands, go to yoga, or to go out to dinner. They are so versatile because they can be dressed up or down, & they are SUPER comfortable! You for real don't feel like you are wearing a wedge. For us petites, these are kind of a must because they add a good amount of height & just the right amount of flare! Even if I don't look put together, these kind of make me look put together. Know what I mean? They are durable in the winter conditions, & waterproof! I linked them below along with some of my other Sorel wedge faves. These are the "Lea" wedge for reference.

4. Glam Glow "Volcasmic" Moisturizer

I have been using this every night before bed as my night cream if-you-will, & I absolutely love it! It is so creamy & nourishing, my face feels immediately smoothed & hydrated! I love the smell too, it smells like an orange dreamsicle. I switch up my skin routine from time to time but I get a lot of questions as to what I utilize & this has been working well for my fine lines & the dry weather! I linked it below; along with a Glam Glow Volcasmic kit I just might have to try next!

5. Bath & Body Works 3 Wick Candles

I have a slight obsession with 3 wick candles. I usually have at least one burning while I am home at all times, & Bath & Body Works candles have seemed to last & burn the longest! Also they have the biggest variety of scents (& they all smell AMAZING). Bath & Body isn't directly affiliated with so I couldn't link through them below, but I did link the same candles through 3rd party websites. Otherwise, you can find any of my favorite scents (shown below) at any Bath & Body store! I always take advantage of their sales every season because these candles can cost a pretty penny. So worth it though!

6. IT Cosmetics CC Cream/Tarte's Shape Tape Concealer

The dream duo for complexion & coverage! (at least from what I have found)! For my daily makeup routine, I always use IT Cosmetics CC cream to even out my complexion & then Tarte's Shape Tape concealer to conceal my undereyes/highlight my T zone. The CC cream gives me just enough coverage without heavy/thick application, & Tarte's concealer is definitely my favorite concealer to date! I have linked both below. For shades, I use the shade "light" in IT Cosmetic's CC, & "fair beige" in Tarte's shape tape.

7. Chloe Rose "Work It Girl" Swimsuit

I guess technically this could be deemed a 2018 purchase, but I have been eyeing it for quite some time! I saw this swimmy online in various places & I fell in LOVE with it. For my birthday I took the plunge & splurged (treat YAself) because I rarely fall in love with swimsuits. It is everything & more! It has fairly cheeky coverage (in boobs & butt area) but flatters you in the best places. Seriously, it will be so cute paired with high waisted shorts & wedges, & I can't wait to wear next month in Florida (stay tuned for features)! It is currently sold out (you can try & search it on google & you may find your size on various websites); otherwise Revolve just released their pre-order schedule & they say some shipments will start March 25th for all sizes! I linked below! I ordered an XS for reference & it fits cheeky but well.

8. Jogger Sweats

Pretty much jogger anything I am down with. For males & females! I particularly love the sweatpant variations, but I think jogger pants in general are super cute & can easily be dressed up or down. I'll wear mine out to a casual dinner with wedges & then I will wear them to bed that same night. Problem? I think not. More like a solution! I linked my favorite ones from Express {here} (also featured on my IG (here)) - & I also linked them along with some other favorites below!

9. Adidas NMDs

I actually bought these to wear for work, because I needed a new pair of work tennis shoes; & because I am on my feet 13 hours a day (nurse life calls for long hours) I needed something durable that would be both comfortable & cute! I absolutely love my NMDs & I am so happy with my purchase! They are sweat/water wicking & easy to wash. Plus the boost makes them comfy & easy on my back. Not to mention they are PINK & come in a variety of colors! I linked my exact pair below - otherwise you can pretty much search on google any style & a variation will pop up! You can also see them on my IG {here}.

10. Marc Fisher Wedges

I think these were actually voted the most loved wedge of 2017! These have sold out pretty much every season & I completely understand why. They actually go with everything, & the combination of the ankle strap & suede makes them really easy to wear. I have them in the chestnut brown color in style "Adalyn" (linked below) & shown on my IG {here} & {here}; but they now come in a variety of different colors & styles! They are perfect for the upcoming Spring/Summer months!

There we have it! A compilation of my favorite pieces & products of 2017. As you can see, I am kind of a shoe fanatic. Shoes have always & will forever dominate my closet! If you guys have any questions feel free to email &/or DM me (link in "Contact" section); I love to hear from you all! These months are flying by so quickly lately, I have been really trying to stop & think about each day & to live for every moment - no matter the challenges. I just wanted to give a shout out to all of you to say how thankful I am for you all! So THANK YOU! For every or any impact you have had on my life. For reading &/or just glancing at my blog. I love you all.

XX. E.

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