Let’s have a moment of transparency, since that’s a good thing to do now and again: the way I make money from this blog, as I have shared in the past, is by earning a commission when you guys make certain purchases. If I didn’t operate this way, there’s no possibility I could bring you GOACA and call it my living, so I’m grateful for that and I hope it’s cool with you. Anyway, because of this arrangement, I have all sorts of analytics that tell me what you bought—and more importantly, what you didn’t return. And the number-one bestselling item of this year—and I’m pretty sure of any year since GOACA’s inception, as it led by such a wide margin—is this down coat by some random company I’ve never heard of called Orolay that sells for just over $100 on Amazon. I bought it after reading about it, and I do truly think it looks like some fancy Japanese designer, and that it cost a lot more. It’s also suitably warm, with a huge, fleece-trimmed hood that keeps me dry when it’s raining and the dogs need walking.
This was a little bit of a surprise, because these wool pull-on trousers aren’t cheap, but I can attest first-hand to the fact that they are deeply comfortable and flattering.
This Allsaints leather moto jacket has just enough interesting detail but not too much, which is maybe why so many of you went for it.
These faux leather leggings from Spanx must be as good as everyone says, because you snapped them up too.
I have written about On Gossamer’s mesh underwear on a few occasions, but it really is the best: light as air and breathable, and it never, ever gives panty line.
And finally: why wouldn’t a ton of you have gone for this well-priced cashmere sweater?