Best Buy: 2016

2016 has mostly been about finding foundation pieces for my wardrobe. Investing in items that can work coherently together. Also on items that should last through the test of time. Not much beauty items were purchased this year (although one midnight, I had a flop and ordered 11 lipglosses). Hopefully in 2017, I will be able to learn from my purchase history of 2016.

1. Primark utility jacket

I lived in this jacket through summer. It has many pockets that I can utilize when I’m wearing dresses with no pockets. It’s a substantial enough layer for when it’s windy. And my favorite thing about it is the fact that I can button it all the way up to cover my neck. It’s important to me to cover my neck when I’m biking. Although it’s Primark, which is the opposite of buying for quality. But it has been okay so far. And cost per wear is already down to around 15 cents per wear.

2. Isabel Marant Etoile dicker boots

I also have been wearing them a lot since purchasing. They’re very comfortable and true to my style. Ankle boots are almost like sneakers to me. Except that they’re dressier of course. But the functionality that they offer are pretty much the same. I can play table tennis in them. No problem!

3. Selected Femme basic t-shirts

The most flattering t-shirt I have ever bought with an okay price tag that survived the washing machine. It’s soft and made of 100% cotton. I like that the collar is quite high and has a thick band. It’s called my perfect boxy crew neck t-shirt and I do agree with every word on the name. I currently have two, one white, and one is stripe (surprise surprise). Maybe I’ll add a black or grey one in the future but for now, I feel content with what I have.

4. Selected Femme shift dress

My go-to dress during the summer time. The length is perfect for wearing sans tights. I can get uncomfortable very easily if my dress isn’t long enough. Maybe because I’m too used to wearing jeans everywhere. This dress is extremely easy to maintain. It also doesn’t wrinkle badly after wash. I just need to be careful during ironing but other than that, it’s pretty easy. I can wear this dress in many different ways too which makes this dress extremely versatile.

5. Estee Lauder revitalizing supreme eye cream

Move on to beauty, I found my holy grail eye cream this year. I never thought to consider Estee Lauder to buy an eye cream from but I’m glad I did. It was so moisturizing under my eyes which makes my lines don’t appear as prominent and it provides a good base for my concealer prior application.

6. NARS orgasm/laguna duo

Ever since I purchased the duo in Paris in October, my Benefit Hoola bronzer has taken a back seat. I cannot believe how long it took me to purchase NARS Laguna due to it’s iconic status. I decided to buy the duo because I’d also like to try Orgasm but Laguna is the one that takes the cake for me.

So now having this list should remind me that I shouldn’t buy any more new t-shirts, new shift dress, new ankle boots, and new summer jacket. I have found the best of the best out there for my needs and I have to avoid having duplicates.