The theme of 2022 was leather and basics. I made quite a few purchases this year, but let’s get into my top 5 buys of 2022.
After trying on this All Saints Balfern Jacket in-store, I purchased my pre-loved leather jacket on Poshmark for 50% less than retail (I have a full blog post on this here). Even though I only bought it half way through the year, it’s been my most worn item of 2022. For me, I knew this would be something I could wear with pretty much everything and in pretty much every season. It’s something I plan to pass down to my future daughter one day so it was very much worth the investment for me. If you’re shopping for this jacket I highly recommend trying it on in-store before committing. I had to go up 4 sizes for the perfect fit.
Okay I’ll be the first to admit this one was a little bit of a gamble. I had never tried them on and I was pretty sure my feet would sweat profusely in these fur lined Gucci Princetown mules. I decided I needed them anyway, and I don’t regret it one bit. The one thing I would do differently is size up in these as the fur takes up a lot of room inside the shoe. But I was able to use some leather stretcher and a blow dryer to stretch them out a bit for some extra room. I also purchased these on Poshmark and was able to save over 50% off retail. I’ve worn these so many times this winter, even walking through NYC, and they’ve been extremely comfortable and warm without making my feet sweaty at all. Highly recommend for an effortless, cool girl look.
This year, I added 2 new styles to my Shop Ambitionist bodysuit collection and it was one of the best investments I could have made. I love a good turtleneck and after trying the tank bodysuits last Spring I knew I wanted to go with Shop Ambitionist for my colder weather needs. My favorite is the power player turtleneck (I have it in black and white) and I also really love the button up henley. I seriously wear these bodysuits multiple times a week. They are so comfortable and the perfect basic to go with legit everything in my closet. Since I have a longer torso, I like to hang mine to dry which I highly recommend. I’ve thrown them in the dryer a few times and they are totally fine but I like the extra length the air dry gives me.
I tried over 10 pairs of jeans from different brands this year and I finally landed on the viral Amazon Levis this November. They quickly made it to my top purchases list due to the fit and the wide leg length I was after. I will say the more you wear them the more they stretch out and get more comfortable, as any good denim should. I wear them multiple times a week and really only wash them once every few weeks.
When I got an Instagram ad for these black leather booties from Feners I was immediately hooked. I love how the heel is a little different than any other black bootie out there. These handmade leather boots are seriously one of my most prized possessions. For something made so well with sustainability and workplace ethics in mind, the price is honestly shocking – under $200. I feel like these are better than a lot of designer boots for a fraction of the cost without compromising on craftsmanship or style. Big fan of Feners!