My Tried & Trues

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We all have those favorite items in our closets - the ones we've held on to season after season, the ones that make us feel good, no matter what. Staples, if you will. While I do my fair share of shopping and adding new things to my closet each season, much of my wardrobe is made up of items that have lasted well past just one season. 

All of these things are items and products that I've used month after month and year after year. I love them even more than I did the first time I wore/used them, so I figured they're worth sharing. 

A great faux leather jacket can go a loooong way. I love the look of leather, we know this. It's edgy and cool but still feels like I belong in it. Paired with my favorite hoodie makes it even better. Truth time: I've likely owned about 8 of these hoodies over the years. I first discovered them in high school, about 10 years ago, and have been faithful purchasing new colors or replacing my old ones ever since. They're fitted without being too tight and warm without being too bulky. Perfect, I tell ya. And you can't beat that price tag!

I picked up these jeans during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year after hearing such good reviews and, let me tell you, THE RUMORS ARE TRUE. I am not being dramatic when I say that I literally wear these every day. They pair great with anything, but I love wearing them with a simple long sleeve, my favorite puffer vest (which I also own in multiple colors) and my go-to sneakers (again, multiple colors). Are you sensing a trend here yet? When I find something I like, I tend to buy it in multiples. You never know when it will be gone! 

Workout wear can be kind of difficult for me. I like tops that are long enough to cover the booty in leggings, so when I found these extra long tanks at Athleta, I (yep, you guessed it) wanted to buy them in bulk! And sort of did. Five colors later, they're the only top I wear to workout in AND they've lasted me several years.  

Two of my favorite nail polish colors which last the longest on me are this nearly black and this perfect nude. This is the mascara that has stood the test of about 15 years or so and that I use on my bottom lashes still. Every girl could use a classic gold watch, which I wear on a weekly basis. I use these magic wallets almost exclusively - they're sleek and slim and hold the essentials. Plus, J.Crew Factory usually has some really cute patterns and colors available. Last but certainly not least, my favorite lip balm, which I use every night and multiple times during the day. 

Other things come and go in the rotation, but these babies have stood the test of time and of wear and tear. They're my tried & true products and items that I love.

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  1. I've seen those jeans everywhere, but I think I'll have to wait until another anniversary sale before biting the bullet. I'll have to try on one of those hoodies next time I'm at H&M!

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  2. I have that watch and literally wear it everyday! I have been looking for another go to watch, but just cant part with the simplicity of this one!

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