December Favorites

I’ve been hit or miss with my monthly favorites lately — with our winter fashion series coming on the heels of our fall fashion series, plus all the holiday gift guides I wanted to share, I haven’t had any empty days in my editorial calendar. On this last day of December, I’m slipping this one in here under the wire!

This is basically a roundup of old favorites and new finds that I’m particularly loving right now.

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2018 December Favorites

Mango bucket bag // This bag is probably not new to many of you, but I’ve been carrying it a TON this fall and winter, and I love it for so many reasons. Mainly, it’s just different, and I like to be a little bit different within the boundaries of my classic style. It’s also a great size for day to night and can be dressy or casual. It’s also currently on sale for $119!

Vince Ridley Booties // These were a gift from my mom for Christmas. I was unsure if I’d like them, due to some of the reviews, but I absolutely love them. For one thing, the comfort is outstanding. I wore them all day yesterday and I could have worn them even longer. They’re leather lined, and the shaft is soft and not at all stiff. I wore them barefoot, and they didn’t rub anywhere inside. The cylindrical heel is the perfect height and offers great stability.

They do have a bit of a worn-in look to the suede, but that is intentional. I can see why that would bother some people, but I like the casual look. They’re Vince, so the full retail price is up there, but they’re 50% off and still fairly well stocked. Also, despite what the one reviewer said, I found them to be true to size.

Superhuman Sensor Mirror // Another gift from my mom, and I’m enjoying this mirror so much! It is so much easier to see to put on my makeup — especially the more detailed areas like eyebrows and eyeliner.

LOFT Flare Sleeve Sweater // This sweater is so pretty. I absolutely love the flare sleeves and relaxed ribbed turtleneck, and it’s a nice soft knit. The bright pink and orange colors are almost sold out, but I actually really like this mocha melange. It’s a great neutral and will go with your blue jeans, black jeans, as well as any colored pants you might have in your wardrobe. I would even pair it with white jeans for an unexpected twist.

And actually, the velvet moto jeans the model is wearing are really good too — I tried them on in store. They’re 50% off, and the sweater is 60% off!

L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil // I love and use this shower oil year ’round, but never do I love it so much as I do in the wintertime. I still need to lotion after I shower, but washing and shaving with this oil helps keep my skin moisturized and soft during these cold, dry winter months.

Daily Ritual Women’s Hooded Sweater // I was really impressed with this Amazon Fashion find. It’s soft and cozy, the colors are nice, and the fit is fantastic. It comes in 5 great neutrals.

Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Exotic Orchid // Another Christmas gift — this one from my daughter. This lipstick is GORGEOUS, and it also came with a neutral lipgloss — Lancome L’Absolu Gloss in 202 Nuit & Jour — that I like to wear on top to tone it down just a tad, and also to give my lips a glossy sheen. I was wearing that combo in the picture in my Coffee Talk post yesterday.

YETI Rambler 14 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug Lid // I mentioned this in my Christmas Wish List post, but I actually ordered it for myself. To me, from me gifts are the best kind, yes???

I love it, but to keep your coffee nice and hot, you do have to use the lid, which in my opinion detracts from the coffee drinking experience. Sometimes I use the lid, and sometimes I don’t.

Abeo Halifax Slippers // These were gifted to me by The Walking Co., and they’re actually my second pair. I love them — the quality if the shearling and suede is right up there with UGGs, and they have built-in shearling orthotics to help support finicky feet. They’re also on sale and come in a gazillion color choices.

Gorjana Super Star Necklace // This is probably my most-worn necklace right now. I love the star motif, and it stands alone or layers nicely with other necklaces. I almost always wear it when wearing a v-neck top, and sometimes I layer it with this charm pendant and/or this crescent pendant. I’ve also got my eye on these earrings.

Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked3 Palette // This didn’t make the graphic above because I remembered it after Amy created it, but I wanted to tack it on here because I am LOVING this palette. I used the Smoky palette for years, and I still like that, but these pink hues are really nice for a change.

I’ve been playing around with it, and I think I’ve finally mastered my favorite combo of colors. I’m planning to do a post on it sometime in January. I basically use Dust on the inner half of the lid, Buzz on the middle/outer half, then Nooner on the browbone, and a mixture of Darkside and Blackheart in the corner and crease. For daytime, I don’t always use Blackheart, but I definitely amp it up for evening.

I’m not really up for a video, but I’ll get Alison to take some pictures next time she comes out so I can do a blog post on it.

I hope this post was fun. Have a fantastic and SAFE New Year’s Eve!

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