Best of 2018


Now that we've made it thru the Holidays and New Year's, I feel like I can take a breath and get back to a normal routine. Last year I loved sharing my favorite purchases of 2017 (see here) so I thought I would do the same this year. All of these items I would buy again. 



GG Marmont Matelesse Shoulder Bag - I've been in love with the Marmont bag since they came out. I finally splurged on it and its been totally worth it. The blush/beige color is a great neutral for all seasons. It comes in several sizes and I purchased the medium. I mostly use it for an everyday purse because it carries everything I need without being too big. The leather is soft but very durable and the strap can be worn as a crossbody or shoudler bag. This will be a purse I have for my lifetime.

Away Large Suitcase - Last year Away's larger carry on was on of my top purchases and I even bought one for my dad for Father's day this year. Early this year I bought the large suitcase and it truly holds everything! A ski vacation are the times I pack the most and this held everything I needed for the week. I love the stream lined design and no matter how heavy it is so easy to push with its 360 degree wheels. It also has an interior compression system to give you the most room possible. 

Fuzz Away Fabric Shaver - Such an inexpensive purchase but it has given new life to all of my sweaters. It safely shaves off any fuzz balls or pilling so your sweaters will look new again. It saved me from getting rid of a couple. 

Plane Ticket - I'll never be someone that regrets spending money on a trip. Germany has been somewhere I've wanted to go since Grade School. Most of my great great grandparents immigrated from Germany so I've always felt the country was special to me. I'll be sharing more travel diaries on this trip in the coming weeks but it was a trip I'll never forget.

Sam Edelman Nude Ankle Strap Sandal - The shoe that goes with everything. These shoes have worked double duty in my wardrobe. I wear them to work and after.

The Everywhere Bag - I've really made travel a priority in my life the last few years. I finally feel like I'm a smart packer that can pack for most trips in a small suitcase. I needed a bag to accompany my carry on that was big enough to carry my laptop, purse and anything else I wanted close to me on a flight but could also fit under the seat in a plane. Away brand did it again with this bag. Its has several pockets to keep you organized and carries way more than you expect it to. 

Bubble Sleeve Blouse  - Sometimes an on a whim purchase becomes a closet staple. I've worm this top so many times in the last few months. I bought the black which is sold out but I am considering getting the light blue to wear this spring. The top dresses up and down, and I've worn it to work with a pencil skirt or slacks and out to dinner with leather pants!

Tory Burch Brooke Slouchy Boot - I had been looking for a knee length boot in a cranberry or crimson color for a few years now. I was being picky on the fit and heel height and this season I found exactly what I was looking for. I've worn them all day long and the block heel makes them comfortable. The boots can be worn slouchy or stand up tall.

It Cosmetics CC Cream - I wasn't looking for a new foundation but after a friend of mine raved about this one I had to try it. I'll do a full review when I share my updated makeup routine. I don't wear foundation but when I do this one creates the most flawless finish without having to be heavy feeling. 
Kara Krittenbrink
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