Sunday, January 31, 2016

Best Purchases of 2015

On this last day of January (which is still considered the new year, right(?!)), I am again pinching myself that time is flying! I'm also remembering all the great memories (see here) and now purchases of 2015 and thought I would share some of those with you here today. Enjoy our fav style, baby and home purchases of 2015!
STYLE ::
Hands down one of the best 2015 purchases. This will be a coat I wear for years and years to come. It is so warm, fits perfect (mine's size 6, so go down a size), the faux fur is removable and I literally get compliments on the color and coat every time I wear it out and about. Grace, blogger over on The Stripe loves this coat too and looks adorable in her jacket here.
To say I lived in these pants at the end of my pregnancy and postpartum the rest of the year would be an understatement. The "full-on" was the key. I wore the full-on flap up and it helped hold everything in, Mamas you know what I mean ;). I know they're pricy at $98, but y'all they are SO worth it!

Joie Monty Boots in Sandstone (on major sale now!) 
The moment I saw these I was in love. I have worn them probably every other day since its gotten cooler. They're the most comfortable bootie from the color, to the heel, to the materials. Now they're on major sale and I'm seriously considering buying them in the black colorway too. 
This one and the next are for the guys. Ryan wears this belt almost everyday and it makes a great gift for the stylish man in your life. In fact, I think we got my Dad this belt last year which is why Ryan put it on his list for 2015. 

This is an awesome company if y'all haven't checked it out yet, go do it now. I think Ryan is up to five pairs of these pants and lives in them for casual work days. I personally love the pockets that have some cool detail. We got most of his during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (see my picks from this year here) when they're such a good deal. He wore the khaki ones in our Southern Weddings feature
Photo by Liz Fogarty Photography
BABY ::
When Sully wasn't just a little nugget in our arms, this jumperoo became the best purchase ever, she LOVED it! Plus, we could actually get stuff done while she bounced away and we knew she was safe (granted, we never left her alone in the room, we just brought it wherever we were). 

We use Desitin every single time we change Sully's diaper, so this not only has been one of our best purchases of 2015, but most frequent too. I even collaborated with them as a guest Mommy blogger here, here and here
I bought some plain crib sheets from one of my fav big box stores as a back up to Sully's gold polka dot crib sheet from Land of Nod. Well, they're now at Goodwill and I purchased a backup from Land of Nod instead because they're just that good. They're durable in the wash, soft, pretty and I just feel better about my little girl sleeping on them. May sound weird, but check them out if you're a Mama or soon-to-be Mama (see the gold dot changing pad cover above too).
Photo by Liz Fogarty Photography
HOME ::
Ryan and I discovered this hand soap at Target in 2015 and haven't been able to buy anything since. Although, the Rosemary is pretty good too. You feel so clean, refreshed and the smell is unbeatable!

We live in a rental, but we still want it to feel like home (see full home tour here). When it came time to spruce up the "man cave" for cheap, I turned to the Ekby shelves to build this unit around the TV. The shorter shelves are $9.99, the longer, $14.99 and the brackets are $3.00, so the whole thing cost $106 for custom shelves that look great.
Photo by Liz Fogarty Photography
Kingsize Bed and Mattress
Finally, this by far was one of our best purchases in 2015. We actually found this Arhaus four poster bed (posts removed due to ceiling height) on Craigslist (my JAM!) and the mattress is a bed in a box from Costco (see the full story here). With another human in our lives, it makes sleeping with us and the two dogs much easier!
Photo by Liz Fogarty Photography
There you have it! What do you think folks, what are your favorite purchases from 2015?
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