Random Favorites: 2017 Edition

You guys, I think the only YouTube videos I watched in January were "2017 Favorites"; so I decided to round up my overall lifestyle/beauty/fashion favorites from the 365 days that made up 2017. Here they are, randoms and all, in no particular order:


Boyfriend Jeans & Graphic Tees: I've said it before, I'll say it again: I currently value comfort more than almost anything else (#momlife). For that reason, these two closet staples have been my most worn items. Boyfriend fit are consistently the only style of jeans I love and repurchase. I hate tight fitting jeans and typically refuse to wear them (my closet has only two exceptions). My current favorite are from J. Crew Factory and I love them so much I bought 2 pair! And graphic tees are just fun to wear. Here's a few cute ones: watermelons, champagne for breakfast, more bubbles less troubles and wine aisle.

Rose Gold Everything: I love rose gold jewelry! It makes me happy to look at it and I feel extra chic every time I wear it (Kendra Scott, Kate Spade).

EO Spray Hand Sanitizer: this is clearly the most random product on my list, but I had to share because this stuff is LIFE SAVING. It's so easy to grab and apply when you're out and about (particularly with a sticky-fingered toddler).

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue: I have tried more foundations this year than I care to admit, but this makeup staple NEVER lets me down. It doesn't ever look cakey or exaggerate pores. It's a great, light foundation that I reach for on workdays & whenever I want a minimal makeup look that still hides my flaws. The downside, that I realized while writing this, is it's shade range sucks. Only two options for dark skin tones -- wut? That can't be right... that isn't right!

Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent: This one may be cheating a bit, since I didn't purchase it until December, but I have worn it every day since and that's a BIG deal. You can ask my bestie, I am very particular about scents. It's described as having vanilla and coffee notes, which explains why I love it!

Mac Matte Lipstick in A Girls Got Needs: This was my go-to lip color of 2017. It looks great with my olive complexion, and adds just a tint of color that I love. It's closer to brown than rose, so I feel edgy and sassy whenever I rock this hue.

What were your must-haves of 2017? Be sure to comment below!