Greetings and salutations on this first Monday of 2021! ✨ I love Mondays. I love the fresh start, clean slate feeling… so the first Monday of a whole New Year has me positively giddy.
Paul and the kids were aghast when I said I couldn’t wait for January 4th. For them, it means back to the grind… or, you know, work and school. But when you love your job as much as I do, it doesn’t feel much like work.
What’s the saying? Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life… I know how fortunate I am to be able to live that out, and I don’t take it for granted.
While I’m all about looking ahead and not behind, I want to finish up my 2020 recap posts before moving on to new topics, so today I’ve rounded up the most popular products from my blog and social media channels last year.
Top Ten Products from 2020
These are listed in typical Top Ten countdown order, with the most popular item at the end.
This cowl neck sweater was a hot commodity at the 2019 #NSale, where it sold out quickly and didn’t get restocked until much later, and it was full price for most of the winter.
They brought it back this year, and it was once again one of my most popular items. It’s a great price point, very comfortable, trendy without looking try-hard. All in all, a nice piece.
It’s currently 40% off and it runs a bit big, although I have my usual small.
I suppose it’s appropriate that these made the Top Ten since 2020 should pretty much be referred to as The Year of the Jogger. I wore mine a lot in 2020 because I went to physical therapy twice a week for a hip injury all through the spring and summer.
While I’m not one to wear loungewear on the daily, joggers can be easily dressed up with fashion sneakers and a denim jacket or cardigan, and I don’t feel quite as schlumpy wearing them as I do, say, leggings or sweatpants.
This one seems kind of random, as I only featured it once or twice, but it’s really flattering for a comfy dress. Hopefully they’ll bring it back this year. (Wearing a small.)
These pants are suuuuper flattering and so comfortable to wear all day. You can easily dress them up or down.
Love the detail at the ankle and the seam up the back…
I have the medium, which means they run TTS if you follow the size chart on the Nordstrom website. (M=6-8)
This gorgeous cashmere v-neck is almost gone, but if you can score one, it’s really nice quality. It looks great alone and layered…
In fact, it’s so nice, I bought it twice! I love the seaming details and the cross-over ribbed trim at the v-neck. It’s TTS; I have the small.
One of my all-time favorite styles of denim, these jeans have a 10″ rise and 28″ inseam, and they’re 40% off right now.
If you don’t care for that chewed hem, there are lots of other Farrah washes to choose from, many with a traditional sewn hem.
This pair from Bloomies is a little bit lighter than the ones I’m wearing above, and they have a plain raw hem. I chopped an inch off so they look better with sneakers.
These also come in black. Both the blue and black are currently on sale — up to 30% off, depending on the size of your order.
These jeans usually run true to size, but this grey pair runs REALLY small. I’d recommend sizing up in those.
I have so many pictures wearing this jacket, I had a hard time picking just a few. It’s the perfect shade of blue to go with just about everything.
Looks great with dresses too…
Oh, and did I mention joggers?
It’s currently 40% off, and it runs TTS; I have the small.
This sweater should need no introduction. I’ve talked about it so much, you’re probably ready for me to put a sock in it, but there’s a reason it’s in the Top Ten. It’s really good.
See several ways I’ve styled it here:
I like it so much, I also have it in black…
It’s still 50% off with a lot of sizes and colors left! Such a good basic, but I will warn you, it does pill, so don’t be surprised by that. Pick up a sweater stone if you don’t already have one.
This sweater is TTS, with a generous fit. I wouldn’t recommend sizing down, but I guess you could if you want a closer fit.
This cardigan is from last spring, but some colors and sizes are still available at Amazon. I have the size small. It’s more of a sweatshirt than sweater, and it has pockets. Really cute and comfy, highly recommend!
And first place goes to . . . *drum roll please* 🥁
By far and away, the top seller on my blog and social media channels last year was this animal print tee — an Amazon dupe for the pricier ATM cheetah tee that was part of the #NSale.
It’s a decent quality for the price point, and it comes in a few other necklines and animal prints. In fact, I ordered this v-neck leopard print version first (A-leopard-v Neck), and then when I realized it came in the crewneck cheetah version (A-leopard03), I decided to try that as well.
These tees layer nicely under denim jackets/moto jackets/cardigans, and they can stand alone as well. I found them TTS; I ordered the small in both.
And that, as they say, is a wrap!!!
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I still plan to do my best and worst purchases of 2020, but I’m not going to post those right away. I kind of need a break from looking back at 2020, don’t you???
So tomorrow I’ll be back with a new outfit, and I’ve got What I Wore Lately planned for Wednesday. I’m meeting Alison this morning to shoot a look with Zella that will go up later this week, and I hope to have a Winter Try-On Haul for you as well. I need to see if I have enough items to fill a post… or maybe I’ll go shopping!
I’ve been wanting to check out LOFT and see if they’re getting their act together yet. With all of their restructuring, they’ve been kind of off their game lately. Any other retailers you’d like to see me feature? Let me know!
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