Alright, confession time — I’ve got a serious problem with spending money that I really shouldn’t be on shoes & binge watching Sex & the City on HBO… sometimes, both of those at the same time. What can I say? Carrie Bradshaw is the little devil on my shoulder. No matter the day, she is always convincing me that I deserve a new pair of shoes.
As this month begins to come to an end, I’ve realized that I have fallen in love with a handful of products that have become staples in my day-to-day life, a few splurges that may or may not have been the results of late night whims, & a few items that I cannot get my mind off of.
Check out this month’s favorites below!
First off, there’s the That’s My Boo Bodysuit by Free People that I have been OBSESSING over. Though it’s not currently in my closet, you just can’t help but being mesmerized by this. From the sheer fabric, intricate sequins, & beaded fringe, it’s a true beauty.
Next up are these amazing boots by Freebird by Steven. I remember the first time their image popped up on my Instagram feed & I immediately saved them to my “want-list” collection. I got them the next week, & now I haven’t gone a week without wearing them. While on the pricey side, the amount of time & effort that Freebird puts into their handmade shoes produces a product that will last you for years.
I know, I know — I’m somewhat late to the whole oversized star hoop trend, but I am here & I am ready. I received mine as a gift for Christmas & I’ve had so much fun styling these with various outfits. Normally, I’m not much of an earring person, but these were just too good to pass up. If you’re not down to drop sixty dollars on the pair I listed above, Urban Outfitters has a great version for half the price.
This is my new HOLY GRAIL in my skincare routine. Sunday Riley is a skincare company that’s revolutionized the world of beauty with it’s unique take on skincare products & their ingredients. The Luna Sleeping Night Oil has become one of the last steps in my routine, applying after toning my skin when it’s the cleanest to truly allow the product to soak in. Described as the “next-generation retinol oil,” this product is pure magic. The oil boosts the look and feel of skin, while also improving on wrinkles and redness. Also, it’s support to reduce the appears of pores. I highly recommend this product to those of all ages and skin types.
Another piece of clothing that I think is essential to everyone’s wardrobe is a good, classic pair of flared jeans. The Penny Pull-On Flare are my absolute favorite pair of jeans — & they have been for the past twelve months. I first picked up a pair when I was working at Free People, & I’ve purchased them in basically every color since. With an extreme flare & an elastic waistband that makes me literally want to sleep in them because they’re so comfortable. I even got my best friend, Alyssa, to buy a pair — they’re THAT good.
I have to admit, I’ve fully hopped on the Huda Beauty train & never want to get off. It started with the liquid lipstick in muse, then the Desert Dusk Palette had me setting an alarm so that I could be one of the first to get my hands on it, & then came the Lip Strobes. Luckily, around the Holidays, Huda released these adorable sets that include a lip contour pencil, liquid lipstick, & lip strobe. I got the Trophy Wife / Shameless combination, which a beautiful deep pink with gold reflects. I also received another lip strobe in the color Shameless, which is a deeper brown-ish pink. You can wear it as a gloss or blot your lips for a more subdue shimmer.
Have you ever checked out River Island? If not, I would seriously suggest that you do because they’ve got some awesome items for great deals. I got this bag as a part of an after Christmas sale, so unfortunately, it’s sold out & no longer available on the website, but the company still has the same style of bag in a different selection of colors still available.
Okay, like so many, I’ve got an obsession with collecting succulents & various cacti. I found this website awhile back through a friend on Instagram that carried the brand in their shop, & I purchased my first miniature cactus. They really are that small, but they’ve got larger ones as well. Tierra Sol Studio created their own greenhouse to grow these specialized plants, & guarantee that even the worst plant killer can keep these babies alive. Three down & so many more to come, I’ve yet to mess up these adorable plants.
Finally, to finish off my list, I’ve saved the best & most damaging to my wallet for last — the Gucci Double-G Snake belt. The designer belt is taking over everything right now and is the must-have accessory. Paired with jeans & a button down white shirt, the classic Gucci belt can dress up even the simplest of outfits. Mine was my first official designer purchase, which was a big moment for me.
I know how pricey these belts can be, but I promise you that the investment is well worth it. The classic Gucci Belt will never go out of style. Don’t be afraid of switching it up, though, as I opted for the snake design. If you’re looking for one, but don’t want to drop a huge amount of change, check out Poshmark for some great deals on similar belts. You can send them back if you find that the belts are counterfeit!
Shop some of my other all-time favorites below!