This is right around the time that everyone with a platform compiles some manner of year end best-of list, so I thought it might be fun to create one for all my most stellar purchases of the year, starting with this great button-down from Cali Dreaming that I currently own in four colors. It’s just really well-cut, especially if you go for a fit that’s on the slouchy side. And the cotton is so crisp and light.
I have owned Nili Lotan’s Paris pants for a while now, but this is the year they went into near-constant rotation. They’ve got a drop crotch, yes, but they don’t seem diaper-y to me. They just look the exactly right amount of baggy; like how they’d fit a preppy guy, which for better or worse is how I like my trousers to fit. I’m super-tempted by this wool pair, upon which I have yet to pull the trigger.
I switched from Drunk Elephant’s Vitamin C formulation after the great beauty maven Jean Godfrey June came on the podcast and recommended this stuff—it’s in powder form, which means it degrades less quickly than a “wet” version, and therefore packs more of a wallop.
This Kosas lipstick—the shade is called Royal—is just dramatic enough without overdoing it. Also, it’s more moisturizing than most lip colors, thanks to jojoba oil and a few other clutch ingredients.
This face oil foundation is also from Kosas, and I love the fact that it’s makeup that actually nourishes my skin, with everything from brightening rose hip oil to plumping meadowfoam. It also evens out my complexion really nicely, and I can still see my pores after applying it, which is key.
I am pleased to learn that the days of high-waisted jeans hegemony are over: you can finally find a decent quantity of lower-waisted jeans again, and these, from Rag & Bone, are my favorites. They’re not too low-waisted, which I like.
On the high-waisted front, I was happy to discover these J. Crew corduroys, which fit great and have a nice amount of stretch. I got them in this grey (which is sadly sold out in some sizes) as well as black, but it comes in some other good colors as well.
How in the world did I live my entire adult life without owning an electric tea kettle? This one heats up in what seems like seconds, and it’s cute too.
This entryway rack fits perfectly in the space I had for it, and looks so much better than random shoes scattered about the floor. It’s also pretty well-priced as these things go, and not too tough to assemble.