Sharing my 10 favorite investment pieces from 2022 today. These are all items I either wore the most or used the most during the year, and the ones I felt are worth the money.
I always like to review my purchases at the start of a new year to see if I made smart buying decisions or not. It helps me determine going forward how I need to change my shopping or how I should think differently.
A.P.C. Grace Bag
I purchased this A.P. C. Grace Bag right before summer and haven’t stopped using it since. The Grace is such a beautiful structured bag. It looks close to a similar designer bag but is a fraction of the cost.
If you’re concerned about scratching, the only place that has scratched is the gold buckle. The rest of the bag looks just like it did on day one.
The inside of the bag isn’t huge but reasonable as I can carry my wallet, keys, lipstick, a pen, and my sunglass case.
MERSEA Cashmere Sweater
This Carmel fitted cashmere sweater from MERSEA was worn many times last year. It fits amazing, feels great, and it’s easy to wear yet still classic looking. I wear a small in this sweater for a more fitted look with a little cami underneath. If you want an oversized look then I would size up.
I originally purchased this sweater the year before in black and loved it so much, invested in the taupe last year. The sweater is light enough that it can be worn year-round, yet warm enough for fall and winter weather. I wore mine in the Springtime with white denim and with trousers for work.
Sézane Mederick Coat
The Mederick Coat was purchased late last Fall when I went to Paris. Funny story, I actually bought this coat online twice when it first came out. I loved it so much but the fit was very oversized and it just didn’t look good on me, so I returned it both times.
When I went to the Sézane store in Paris and saw it hanging, I knew I had to try again. I actually had to go down two sizes for the right fit but it was worth the wait. The camel color is a gorgeous shade and the details of the coat make it very chic and classic.
Camel coats are one of those styles that will look good forever because it’s a timeless piece and they are so versatile. You can wear camel with black, navy, denim, or cream, and dress it up or down.
PAIGE Manhattan Bootcut Denim
Anytime I wear these Paige Manhattan Bootcut, I am asked about them. They are classic, help to elongate the legs, and the dark color is easy to dress up or down. Finding a great pair of denim is hard so these were definitely worth the investment.
So much, so that I’ve even considered buying a second pair as a backup in case they stop selling them. I wear my normal-size denim in these bootcut jeans.
My husband bought me the Dyson Hairdryer for our anniversary. I still joke with him about buying me an appliance, but it’s honestly one of the best gifts ever. It’s cut my drying time in half and always makes my hair shiny and smooth. Absolutely worth the investment.
ba&sh Gaspard Cardigan
This ba&sh Gaspard cardigan was purchased last April in Paris. I had seen the cardigan on the website and looked at it for months. Once I saw it in person, I immediately purchased it. I love this cardigan so much, I’ve even considered purchasing the black this year as I know this is a piece I will be wearing for years.
The Gaspard is incredibly chic-looking and very Chanel-esque. It’s more of a heavy cardigan versus a jacket and can be worn dressed up or down with a cami or t-shirt underneath if you choose.
One of my favorite details about this cardigan is the gold and black buttons which are so elegant looking. I wear a size medium in the cardigan.
Kaylani Waterproof Bootie
I bought the Kaylani Boot after realizing I wanted a comfortable waterproof boot to walk around Paris. I don’t mind investing in shoes that I know are going to last me for years. There’s nothing worse than walking around in shoes that hurt your feet.
I wore these boots all through last spring, and fall and will also use them during winter. They are the perfect height, waterproof, and look great with jeans or trousers.
Sézane Farrow Bucket Bag
This Farrow Bucket Bag made a list mostly because I was surprised at how much I used it last year. I bought this bag last Spring in Paris and thought it might just be a spring and summer bag.
I used the bucket bag well into the fall as well. It’s a gorgeous color and the leather has held up very well with no scratches. In the spring and summer, I wore it with light-colored denim, dresses, and shades of white. In the fall I wore it with navy and black because it’s such a gorgeous color contrast.
Sézane Trudy Jumper
Sézane always has some of the best sweaters in my opinion and I always add several new ones each fall. Last year, I purchased the Trudy Jumper in the ecru/navy in a small. I always love a good striped sweater and this is no exception.
The sweater is beautiful with the gold button detailing and the mohair fabric. It was one of my go-to sweaters to wear with my Paige Manhattan boots. It’s part wool as well so something to keep in mind if you are worried about the sweater being itchy. I usually wear a cami underneath and do not have this problem.
I bought this Bodum French Press last year after having a French Press coffee in Paris and falling in love with the taste. I wasn’t actually sure how often I would use this compared to our Nespresso machine but I found myself using it more actually.
One of my favorite parts of my morning is waking up and sitting down with a warm French Press and writing in my journal before the rest of the house wakes up. A French Press makes your coffee feel a bit fancier. They are very easy to use and even easier to clean.
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