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Fav Buys of 2019

Replica ‘By The Fire’ Perfume: While this wasn’t my first Replica perfume purchase, I was searching for something that had warmth in the scent for the fall/winter months. The scent is as perfect as the name and has been my go-to morning spritz since September. I have a feeling I’ll need a restock by fall 2020! 
Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter Foundation: This was a new-to-me product thanks to a PR kit that started a love affair. I have shades 3, 4, 5 and 6 for the different tones in my skin throughout the year. This is a light coverage foundation (almost like a BB cream) that gives the ultimate glow. Most mornings I use this, concealer, a swipe up bronzer and I’m out the door! 
Blank NYC Jacket: No surprise this made the list – it was the 3rd shade in this jacket from the brand. From work trips to weekened getaways, office wear or dressed up errands, these jackets are my FAV. After grabbing the burgundy and beige shades, I had some fun with this lilac colour. 
Chanel Beige Flap: This was by far the most monumental purchase of 2019. Truthfully, the year of out 10th anniversary was a bit of a dud after our housing situation and between paying for renovations, lawyers and more – a gift just didn’t seem appropriate. Thankfully, just in time for our 11th anniversary, this bag became available at my local boutique and the timing just felt perfect! I opted for the beige medium flap in caviar leather with gold hardware. While the debate between the medium and large was enough to drive any shopping companion insane, I opted for the medium with hopes that it could work as day/night bag without seeing too much like a statement bag. I still LOVE it! 
MAC Brow Gel: I stumbled upon this by accident while spending hours stuck in an airport. This gel is the only solution I’ve found to add length to my brows and holds them up for an entire day! 
Loeffer Randall Penny Knot Mule: I had these on my wish list FOREVER and am so glad I finally pulled the trigger. I love pairing these with evening wear, skirts, jeans/blouses and so many combos. Not only are they a statement piece but they’re incredibly comfortable. I’m currently eying this pair! 

Sam Edelman Loafer: I have these in 3 colour ways and I can’t tell you how comfortable they are. I’ve walked over 100K steps in one pair and had them resoled once as a testament to their durability. While the leopard print is my favourite, you can never go wrong with neutrals. 
Club Monaco Plaid Jacket {also here}: I’m breaking up with black jackets for the winter season and this coat was just the item to convince me. See it recently styled here. 
BaubleBar Ring: I wear this ring on the daily. The perfect signet ring, I find it makes the ultimate statement if you find stacking jewelry before heading out the door isn’t something you have time for. 
Senreve Backpack: I changed jobs this year which meant transitioning from a drive to work to taking public transit in the city. Switching from a tote bag to a backpack was oh-so-necessary for my back and after searching for stylish options, this was the best option on the market. A few months into wearing it, I adore the bag. The leather is so sturdy, it transitions great from a backpack to hand-held bag and the different compartments are great at attempting to keep me organized.  While I appreciate the safety functions it presents, my only complaint would be the lack of exterior pockets to access handy items like a wallet without needing to unclip and then unzip your bag. Do note a large sized bag is required for a 13″ Macbook. 
Mason Pearson Brush: I was 100% shocked this wouldn’t live up to expectations and it proved me wrong. From brushing out fresh waves to teasing high-ponytails on the go – this brush is definitely worth the hype. 

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