I have really enjoyed sharing my monthly favorites with you all this year. In January when I decided to commit to these posts, I was pretty sure I could stick to it, but hey…sometimes things don’t go as planned. Luckily this time, they did! Instead of ending the year with my December favorites, I thought it might be more interesting to round up the best of the best from 2017!

In this post, I’m going to share all of my favorite fashion/lifestyle related items, but on my YouTube channel I’m sharing all of my favorite beauty products (and giving some away)! So you can make your way over there to watch, or keep scrolling …I’m going to embed it at the bottom of this post as well.

So this year I was introduced to a ton of amazing things; selecting my top picks was no easy task. However, I’ve pulled together what I believe were the most loved, most used, and most memorable items from two thousand and seventeen (in no particular order)! Check them out:

Jessica Simpson Fringe Jeans. Oh how I just adore this denim. These jeans are soft, flattering, perfectly distressed, and affordable. I couldn’t get enough of them this year. Find them here or here!

Steve Madden Faux Fur Slides. I was on the fence about these slides…until I slipped into a pair myself (no pun intended)! They were hands down the best Spring/Summer/Early Fall shoe – it spiced up the most simple of outfits and was just a comfortable and fun option! You can still get your hands on them here

Walmart Mirrored Aviators. If someone told me that I was going to fall in love with a pair of sunglasses from Walmart…I actually would probably believe them lol. I picked these up in the Summer as a backup pair to have in my car and ended up wearing them way more than I anticipated. For $5, you can’t beat it. And they’re still kicking, I wear them all the time! Nab yourself a pair here…you know you want to! 😉 

Velvet Caviar Phone Case and PopSockets! My sister bought me this gorgeous marble case from Velvet Caviar and I’ve been using it everyday since! I also hopped on the PopSocket train this year and am never looking back. I recently upgraded my black one to a fancy silver aluminum one. If you have a larger phone, a PopSocket is a must!! 

Target Lulu Block Heels. Ahh my block heel obsession was REAL in 2017! But for good reason. These heels are as comfy as they come and compliment any outfit. I loved my Taupe pair – they’re on clearance right now

Old Navy Mock-Neck Boucle Sweater. This was one of my best Winter purchases. Soft, comfy, cozy, works with leggings, works with jeans, dress it up, dress it down. I love everything about it and wish I grabbed it in more colors when I had the chance. There are still a few sizes left, and it’s on sale for $20 right now. 🙂 

Groopdealz. This flash-sale site was my 2017 obsession! I have found so many goodies on there and sometimes had to force myself to stop shopping. It can be hit or miss, and similar to Etsy, everything listed is sold from individual retailers (so be prepared to pay shipping if you shop multiple boutiques). I loved this romper in the Summer, but the comfy sweatshirt below is a new Winter fave! Get lost on Groopdealz here

Target Chenille Open Cardigan. While on the subject of sweaters, I can’t let this post go live without including the most comfortable, warm and fuzzy, cardigan I ever did own!! This was my best Black Friday purchase and something I plan to keep and wear for many years to come. Get your hands on one (on sale) here! 🙂 

Aquis Hair Towel. Switching over to something a little different, the Aquis hair towels are a game-changer! This thing has expedited my dry-time so much. It’s small, lightweight, and gets the job done. Highly recommend! Find them online or at Sephora. 

Burts Bees Baby Fair Isle PJ’s. The cutest jammie’s EVER…enough said. Get them for you, your husband, your kids, your nieces, nephews, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents…they’ve got a pair for the whole family. Shop them all here! 

Tory Burch Miller Sandals. I had my eye on these for years! I’m grateful for a stylish Mama who takes note of these things …and surprises me on my birthday. I was scared to wear them at first, but had this a-ha moment of “why do I want to keep my nice things hidden in my closet? They may get scratched if I wear them outside, but they’ll do nothing but collect dust in here. Wear them, you could die tomorrow… YOLO!” So then I wore them almost everyday. They go with everything and are the caaaautest ever. Find them here! 

Madison Braids. I had so much fun collaborating with Madison Braids this year. Their products really are pretty cool! The braided headpieces are so well made, very reasonably priced, and will spice up any look! Shop them here. 

Windsor Orange Kimono. Ugh, the most beautiful kimono I ever did see. I originally spotted this on Miss Mary Powers and instantly fell in love. I’m so glad I got my hands on it, because it seemed to go out of stock very soon after. Keep your eyes peeled for a re-stock!

Sam Edelman Bow Heels. Another pair of shoes because, why not! 🙂 I originally spotted these on Kelsey Kaplan and just adored the style! They sell them in a ton of different colors and patterns, but I really loved this particular pair. I cannot wait to pull them back out in the Summertime. Shop here! 

Demure Floral Maxi. My girl Rachel is the absolute sweetest and has the cutest online boutique. I love featuring all of her clothing and accessories, but this dress was my absolute favorite this year. I got so much use out of this beauty…not to mention dozens of compliments. It looks gorgeous on sun-kissed skin, it is so flattering, SO comfy, and the perfect option for a casual day or a fancier Spring/Summer event! It made for the perfect baby & bridal shower outfit. 😉 I think it’s sold out, but check out her site, EVERYTHING is on crazy sale right now.

I didn’t want to include too much in this post, so like I mentioned above, I shared all of my favorite beauty products from 2017 on YouTube! There were quite a few, but I was able to really narrow it down. Beauty lovers are going to want to check it out!

I’m also giving away 5 of those products to 5 lucky winners (on YouTube), so be sure you check the video description for the easy entry details. 🙂

Thank you so much for all of your love & support as always. This year was amazing in so many ways, and I feel like 2018 is going to be even better! I’m going to be signing off until the new Year, but I can’t wait to get back into the swing of things!!

What were some of your favorite fashion and beauty finds of 2017?

What are you most looking forward to in the new year?

XOXO

 

2 comments on “2017 FAVORITES: The BEST of the BEST!”

  1. I’m super excited for you, Amanda! You killed 2017 and you’re going to slay 2018! Can’t wait to see what you have for us next! Happy New Year to you and yours! xox

    • With SO much thanks to you! I was so grateful for you this year, you helped me take things to a new level and I can never thank you enough. I hope you have a wonderful New Year as well! Here’s to lots of amazing things for all of us in 2018! 🙂 XOXO

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