Happy New Year, Babes!

As we roll headfirst into 2017 (and THANK GOODNESS 2016 is over, because my heart couldn't take much more), I thought I would share some of my favorite pieces and products from 2016! These are the things I gravitated to the most, whether it's the new leather jacket that has quickly become a wardrobe staple,  the cult-favorite, high-coverage foundation that I can't get enough of, or my favorite vampy winter lipcolor, I've got the deets below! :)

# 10. First up are these wide calf, over the knee boots! I've been styling them constantly and loooove that they're so affordable.
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# 9. Sweater dresses, like this one from Torrid, have been on repeat for the past several months! I can't get over how comfortable but put together they look. They're also perfect for pairing with those OTK boots!
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# 8: ALL the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipsticks! There is a color for everyone, and I'm seriously obsessed with the formula and ingredients! I'm pretty much over matte lips (blasphemy, I know), and these are the most perfect, long-wearing, high-pigment lipsticks ever! Also, Beetroot is the absolute best color, hands down. I dare you to fight me on this.

# 7: The Tom Ford perfume of my dreams, which I finally splurged on during Sephora's VIB sale! It smells crisp, clean, and exactly like an Italian seaside vacation--I can't get enough of it! Mandarino Di Amalfi is also a great runner up, and is slightly more citrus-y!

# 6: Allllllll the sheet masks. I got into regular sheet masking several months ago, and my favorites are the $2 sheet masks from Skinfood (so affordable, and they often have sales where they're buy 5, get 5 free) but another great brand is TonyMoly, which you can order from Sephora and Ulta, but are the best deal in bulk from Amazon!

#5: Staying in line with skincare, a 2016 introduction that I'm obsessed with is the Clarisonic Mia Fit. It's super portable for when I travel, and I actually prefer the "delicate" brush head that this comes with! My skin feels so incredibly clean after, and all my expensive skin care works much for effectively!

# 4: This super buttery, soft, but still substantial leather jacket is seriously one of my most-worn items in my closet. In terms of cost per wear, this is definitely one of my best purchases! The one I got is straight size (XXL) and no longer available, but a similar item in plus is available here!

# 3: This Chanel bag is not exactly an "affordable" favorite, but I would be remiss not to include it. I've been using this caviar leather Coco Handle a ton this year, and it's held up SO well (and it better, for the price!). While I know not everyone can or wants to spend a lot of money on a designer bag, this purchase made me so happy and I smile whenever I use it!

# 2:
In case you can't tell by my skincare favorites above, I struggled a bit with skin this year. I was suffering from hormonal acne (yay!), so my light/med coverage foundations just weren't cutting it. I did lotssss of research on Sephora, and also at the recommendation of my boo Sarah, I tried out the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. Let's just say, LIFE CHANGED. Full coverage but not cakey if applied with a damp Beauty Blender, and so, so long wearing. Obsessed!
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# 1: Okay....I don't know if I've mentioned it on this blog yet, but come on. You knew this was coming, right? Toward the end of 2016, Thanh and I got engaged! So naturally, one of my favorites is the ringggg. ;)
You guys have been so supportive on social media and I can't thank you guys enough for all the congratulations! You guys are too cute! :) I'm hoping you'll want to follow along on the wedding-planning journey--I'd love to share some of the great finds and discoveries I've made navigating this process as a plus size woman!

What were some of your favorites from 2016? I'd love to check them out and maybe find some new favorites for 2017! Happy New Year!