best purchases of 2018.

I’m sharing the top 15 things I purchased in 2018 that are still available this year! I’m breaking down why I love each item and why you will, too! Ready? Let’s go! ***Make sure to read the entire post - there is a giveaway at the end!

Nespresso Machine // This has been a game-changer! I love me some coffee and making coffee at home is something I really enjoy doing because I can make it how I like it! Espresso has a much richer and creamier texture than just plain brewed coffee and switching from my old espresso machine to this has not only saved me time, but it actually tastes better! I can make a latte in about 60 seconds…need I say more? Mine came with the milk froather which is also amazing (it foams milk in under a minute while your espresso is brewing). It also come with a sample pack of pods so you can quickly find your favorite flavors and blends! You can also purchase different strengths of espresso and different sizes so nothing ever goes to waste.

Lace Bralette // This bralette has been around forever and they keep adding new colors! I have two colors but really I think I need a few more! They are comfy and actually supportive. They do run a tad small so if you are very large chested this probably won’t work for you.

White denim // It’s almost Spring time and I can’t wait to bust out my favorite pair of white denim. Actually - I don’t believe in the whole no white after labor day thing and if wasn’t constantly muddy in Seattle this time of year I would wear them a lot more. I love a good neutral white and beige color palette in the winter! These are super flattering and run true to size (TTS).

Embellished Sandals // These are a huge hit last year so of course when I saw them all over the place I had to see what all the hype was about. Boy am I glad I got them, they are seriously so cute and add so much to a simple jeans and t-shirt!

Wool fedora // I bought this hat last February and looking back on my Instagram account I think I’m wearing it every single week. It’s just that good! I just bought another one from this brand because I loved it so much. They are a bit pricer but the quality is amazing and it’s worth it because you will wear it with everything!


Diff Eyewear Sunnies // I just can’t say enough good things about this company. Not only do they offer frames at a crazy good price, they also give back to those in need! They were kind enough to give all my followers $10 off their entire order with code STYLEDOUTWEST (that’s a great deal considering the frames are only $85 to begin with)! They are also all polarized and come is so many fun shapes and sizes!

Birkenstocks // I have to admit, when these came back into style I was not into it. But then I got my first pair and I was hooked. They are so comfortable and perfect with jeans, shorts or a dress! I now have two colors, but these white ones are my fav!

Calpack laptop backpack // I purchased this right before my trip to NYFW and I haven’t stopped using it since. Not only is it great for travel, but I use it as an everyday bag too since I bring my laptop with my everywhere! It comes in a ton of different' colors and I love all the compartments inside for optimal organization! It’s also a great vegan leather material so if it gets dirty you can wipe it right off!

Waffle knit thermal // I actually bought this in 2017 but it was too good not to share again. I am not exaggerating when I say I probably reach for this at least once a week in my closet. It’s just so versatile and goes with everything! I love to tie the bottom but I also untie and tuck it into high-waist jeans. I am going to buy a second one in a print because I wear it so much! It’s also currently on sale for just $34! Runs a little big so size down one if in between.

Suede jacket // This is a closet staple. Lucky for you, a version of this jacket is on major sale - but even at regular price it’s under $200 for real suede! I’ve had mine since before 2018 and I still wear it all the time.

Cut-off jean shorts // I live in jeans all Spring and Summer so I was thrilled when I found these because the fit and color is perfection. I pretty much threw out all of my other shorts and just wore these! They are a bit spendy but totally worth it once you realize how great they fit and they go with everything! I had to size up one FYI, but I usually do in shorts.

Gold hoop earrings // These are so lightweight and the prefect size! I love how they add something extra to any outfit!

Faux Gucci belt - I don’t usually buy knock off designer items, but this belt is just too good and let’s be honest, mama has more important things to buy than a $450 belt, and this one is under $30!

Aztec rug // I couldn’t believe the price when I bought this (I paid full price for it and now it’s on sale) because of the quality! I bought the 7x10 it’s perfect for our large bedroom and adds just the right amount of color to any space. Hurry! There are only 7 left in stock!

Adidas tennis shoes // These are literally like walking on clouds. So comfortable and the sporty look is here to stay. I have gotten so much use out of these! They were perfect for walking around NYC during Fashion week last Fall.

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