Lo & Sons Giveaway and Discount Code [CLOSED]

Nov 10, 2014

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Lo & Sons makes chic, simple nylon bags that hold everything a busy woman needs.  I own the O.M.G. in navy, and it might be the greatest school bag ever.  It holds a laptop, 3-4 law books (including an oversized Property textbook), my notebook, wallet, and a myriad of other essentials.  I can also recommend the Brookline 15″ laptop bag, which I used before I downsized to a 13″ laptop.

Commuting for work?  The O.M.G and O.G. bags have a zippered compartment to keep your walking shoes.

The fine people at Lo & Sons are hosting a giveaway for the bag of the reader’s choice.  To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment detailing the best thing you bought this year.  It could be a killer pair of shoes, a car that you love, a mascara you can’t live without, etc.  Just remember to use your real e-mail address when you comment, so I can contact the winner.  The winner will be posted on Friday.

Lo & Sons is also offering 20%-off non-sale items with code CAPHILLSTYLE1114.  Most of the bags on the site are already marked down 20%, so this code is good on any full-price bag.  The code is valid until Thanksgiving.  (Lo & Sons bags make great holiday gifts.)  So if you’ve been eyeing one for a while, now is the time to buy.

Disclaimer: Lo & Sons does not pay me to sing their praises.  A few years ago, they gifted me a bag, and I loved it so much that I bought myself another one.  I’ve also given them to friends and family members as gifts.  All I ask in return for my support is that they be generous with my readers.

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  1. R says:

    Best thing I bought this year: cut and color for a new hair do. A new do always makes me feel like a million bucks!

  2. Taylor says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a killer black and gold sweater from JCrew! So versatile and chic!

  3. Larissa says:

    I love Lo & Sons! I have the Brookline, the TT and the Catalina bags. Would love an OMG bag.

    Best thing I have bought – I’m obsessed with Laura Mercier body butter in Ambre Vanille!

  4. Sara says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my Lo & Sons bag!!! I got the OMG in green and I carry it everyday to work. It fits everything (my lunch, my gym clothes, my work supplies..the list goes on).

  5. Ashley says:

    Blue Dior heels for my wedding! They make me feel just like Carrie Bradshaw!

  6. michelle says:

    Best thing I bought this year were my Cole haan boots.

  7. Emma says:

    Best thing I’ve bought this year…
    Vapour foundation
    I finally found a non-toxic foundation that doesn’t look horrible!

  8. Liz says:

    The best thing I bought this year was definitely my pair of Zella leggings (at the recommendation of this blog!). So comfortable whether I’m at the gym or running errands on the weekends. Thanks Belle!

  9. Kate says:

    Best thing I bought: Paige jeans, wear them too often!

  10. Kate says:

    Best purchase of the year is a pair of nude, pointy-toe pumps from Cole Haan during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (similar to these – https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/cole-haan-bradshaw-pointy-toe-pump-women/3770558?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=MAPLE+SUGAR+PATENT&resultback=900&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_3_D). I wear them to work at least 3 days a week, and they are so comfortable! I have been dreaming of a Lo & Sons bag for at least a year now. The O.M.G. would be perfect for work and travel.

  11. EG says:

    The best thing I bought this year: my first house!

  12. K says:

    Best thing I bought this year was the Simple brand line of light moisturizers. Great drug store brand that kept my skin clear!

  13. Megan C says:

    I bought two new make-up products this year and they’ve been miraculous, and they’re both from the drugstore! Revlon PhotoReady concealer and Maybelline Full ‘N Soft mascara– both stay on for a full 8 hours, and it’s saved me so much money switching to cheaper products. I absolutely adore Lo & Sons and am coveting the Catalina—I need a great weekender bag!

  14. Kristen says:

    Best thing I bought this year would have to be my house 🙂

  15. colleen mccullough says:

    My favorite purchase of the year was the incipio stashback case for my iphone 5. Definitely not the most glamorous or fabulous purchase, but it is so great to be able to grab my phone and have my id and debt card always with me.

  16. K says:

    Best thing: Sam Edelman ‘Elise’ Faux Leather Jacket. Wear it all the time.

  17. Kat says:

    Rag & Bone boyfriend jeans. Worth every penny.

  18. Anne S. says:

    The best thing this student bought this year was a new laptop! Much smaller and lighter than my old one…now I can carry it to class and browse CHS instead of paying attention 😉

  19. Lily says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a plane ticket to Europe!

  20. Meghan says:

    Thanks for hosting a giveaway! The best thing I bought this year was a plane ticket to see my best friend. There’s nothing quite like best friend time to reinvigorate my life.

  21. Melanie says:

    best thing i’ve purchased this year? a long north face coat to (help) survive midwestern winters!

  22. RTK says:

    I have an OMG that I used my last 2 years of college (thanks to Belle’s recommendation) and use it whenever I have to travel.

    My favorite purchase of the year: a 3/4 black sleeve ponte sheath dress. I wear it to work as often as I can get away with, it’s the easiest thing in my closet to throw on and get out the door, and it’s also insanely comfortable.

  23. Laura says:

    Best thing I bought was a weekend away with college friends!

  24. Julia says:

    A little sappy, but my best purchase this year was definitely my Monique Lhuillier wedding gown.

  25. Leeann Johnson says:

    Best thing I bought this year is Chanel LeVolume mascara. Best mascara ever! I would usually never spend that much for mascara but I think this is worth every penny!

  26. Laura says:

    The best thing that I’ve bought this year has been my camel cocoon wool coat from Aritzia. Finding fashionable and professional outerwear that is also warm enough for the chilly winters in Canada’s capital can be a tricky, but this coat ticks all of the boxes.

    Would love to pair a Lo & Sons bag with it for my daily commute 🙂

  27. JR says:

    My best purchase was a pair of Aquatalia booties on sale at Nordstrom. They are awesome!

  28. Stephanie says:

    The best thing I bought this year was the ipad mini!

  29. Sara says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a new Macbook for grad school- definitely helped with my policy memo writing!

  30. Sarah says:

    Oh, how to choose? The best thing I bought this year was a new phone.

  31. A says:

    Best Thing I Bought This Year: The new furniture for my house. Two words: Tufted Sofa.

  32. Annie says:

    Best thing I bought this year was aztec healing clay! It has completely changed my skin for the better.

  33. Abbey says:

    I received it as a gift, but I just got a Clarisonic Mia. LIFE-CHANGING. My face feels so much better, and after a week or so, I can already see my pores shrinking and my blackheads clearing up. Thanks, Belle, for the great suggestion!

  34. Caroline says:

    The best thing I bought this year are black Ferragamo ballet flats. I wear them all the time

  35. eloise says:

    The best thing i got— Neato Robot vacuum. It is freeing up so much time i do not have to spend vacuuming.

  36. Sandra says:

    Best thing I bought was a new laptop!

  37. KK says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a plane ticket to LA. A few days with old friends in some sunshine can’t be beat.

  38. Lou says:

    The best thing I bought was my Longchamp tote in black, and a clear base shaper to go with it. Who knew a black nylon tote would be so versatile and fun to carry?

    Close seconds would be Paige denim (thanks for alerting me to the clearance jeans the other day!), or Marc Jacobs’ mascara.

    Thank you!

  39. EP says:

    best thing I bought this year? Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery cookbook — my goal for 2015 is to attempt (and hopefully succeed at) every recipe!

  40. EM says:

    Best thing… Zella leggings. I no longer have to bend awkwardly in front of full-length mirrors to make sure I’m not showing off panties in public. Total win.

  41. Tierra H. says:

    I’m definitely in LOVE with the Honey Body Wash by The Body Shop. I thought it was going to be too floral or too syrupy sweet, but the combo of floral and sweet is just perfect and I could not be happier with it!

  42. I’ve had my eye on the Claremont bag ever since you first posted about Lo & Sons bags…it’d be perfect for traveling with my camera.

    As for the best thing I bought this year, it’d have to be my Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote. I’d been saving since I fell in love with the brand in high school and finally, ten years later, I saved enough to nab one! It’s the perfect work/weekend bag. The other day, I had two laptops, some notebooks, a makeup bag, and a scarf all jammed inside, and it fit perfectly.

    Love the blog! I’m a fellow DCer (well, NoVa-er, but same thing)

  43. LeslieJeannene says:

    My best purchase in the last year have been my Ivanka Trump Janie Pumps – I got them in burgundy at first and now have 4 pairs (I just rebought a pair of black ones that I wore to death).

  44. Emily says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a trip to Europe to celebrate graduating from law school and taking the bar exam.

  45. Aditi says:

    Frye boots – I got them at the end of last winter and they are hands down the best things I have purchased.

  46. Jen says:

    Best thing: BR navy pantsuit!

  47. Lauren says:

    The best thing I bought were some black booties! They are cute but also comfortable.

    Thanks!

  48. Les says:

    The best thing? Madewell booties. I absolutely love them this fall.

  49. Ashley says:

    Best thing I bought this year? Wine in Santorini, Greece to relive our honeymoon with every sip 🙂

  50. Nicole says:

    The best thing I bought this year was Aussie 3 minute miracle conditioner. Totally saved my hair… it’s amazing

  51. Tina says:

    Best thing I have bought this year is definitely the BCBG trench I got on a killer sale!

    Thank you 🙂

  52. Erica says:

    My Rag & Bone jeans – the best pair I’ve ever worn that finally fits my petite legs! 🙂

  53. Cinthya says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a black leather jacket

  54. kb says:

    Best thing: Black leggings from Loft that have a zipper and pockets, thus can pass as semi-pants.

  55. A. Olson says:

    This best product I purchased this year has been Max Factor 2000 Calorie mascara. I used Maybelline Full & Soft for years, and decided it was time for a change. At Belle’s suggestion, I tried 2000 Calorie – and I love it! I’ve never received so many compliments on my lashes – many ask if they are real. Thanks for the recommendation, Belle!

  56. Mary says:

    The best thing I’ve purchased this year is tuition to go back to school and pursue my life long career dreams.

    And after that would be a great fitting and great looking pair of jeans since, due to weight gain, all of my other jeans were either completely worn out or extremely uncomfortable and ill-fitting.

  57. V says:

    My first Belstaff coat. Totally makes me feel put together. I want to dress up. Because of a coat. It’s the magic of fashion.

  58. SADV says:

    This isn’t a tangible purchase, but the best thing I bought this year was my vacation to the Caribbean with my boyfriend (now fiancé – he proposed while we were away!). Best plane ticket and associated vacation costs EVER!

    Like you, I also love Lo & Sons – thanks for hosting another giveaway!

  59. Emily says:

    Hmmm…the best thing I bought this year…I can think of a few, but I’m going to go with Hourglass’ ambient lighting palette. I use it daily.

  60. Kristen says:

    Laroc Front of the Line Pro eyeliner. Love it so much I bought every color.

  61. Katie says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a Boden raincoat in bright yellow.

  62. Sadie says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a pair of mid-rise stretch skinny jeans from Joe’s. They are so comfortable, and are slowly becoming the only jeans I wear!

  63. TY says:

    Best thing I bought this year – a plane ticket home! I’ve always wanted a Lo & Sons bag; thanks for hosting a giveaway!

  64. Alex says:

    The best thing I bought this year were tickets to see the Phillies play the Nats in DC for my boyfriend’s birthday! I loved how excited he was about the surprise trip to DC for the game and to see friends. It was a great weekend, well worth the money!

  65. CK says:

    I bought a beautiful condo in DC. Definitely my best purchase in a long time.

  66. hkhk says:

    the O.M.G. bag looks awesome. i love how much it fits while not being ridiculously oversized.

    best thing i bought this year was my Surface, it has made taking notes at depositions and court so much easier.

  67. Lisa says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a Panache bikini. A bikini in my bra size means no more worrying about popping or slipping out.

  68. ENW says:

    Best thing I bought this year was my coach leather wristlet. It’s so nice not having to carry a purse around all the time!

  69. Megan says:

    Best thing I bought this year: my sweet little Airedale Terrier puppy.

  70. Katie says:

    The best thing I bought this year so far is a plane ticket to the BVI for a vacation with my boyfriend.

  71. meaghan says:

    The best thing I bought this year was the black/tan reversible faux leather tote from Nordstrom. Love it!

  72. Melanie says:

    I finally got a few pairs of the Paige Skyline Skinny Jeans and love them!

  73. Kendra says:

    It’s not so much a thing as an experience, but the best thing I bought was my wedding!

  74. Emily says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a Clarisonic Mia, after reading about it for more than a year on this blog. My mom got one also and we both think it’s amazing!

  75. Sam says:

    The best item I purchased this year was a Rebecca Minkoff Cupid handbag in elephant grey. It is the perfect combination of structure and slouch, and it makes me feel like a fancy and fun lady. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  76. Rachael says:

    The best thing I bought (actually rented but I’m counting it) is my first apartment where I’ll be living by myself! Love feeling so independent!!

  77. Shanycole says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a Victoria’s Secret push-up bra after having breast reconstruction.

  78. Hayley says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my Honda Fit.

  79. Melissa says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a gym membership! Had a baby 1.5 years ago and had some stubborn 5-10lbs left to loose… almost at my goal!

  80. Rebecca says:

    The best thing I’ve bought this year was a few MM LaFleur dresses. They’re amazing for work!

  81. A. says:

    The best thing I bought wasn’t really a purchase. I paid off two of my credit cards, including lingering purchases from college (books, supplies, etc.) So rewarding!

  82. Dana says:

    The best thing I’ve bought all year is… a house!! My husband and I are loving our new life as homeowners 🙂

  83. Erin says:

    Best thing I bought myself was a new wardrobe for my post-pregnancy body!

  84. Colleen says:

    My best purchase was AG jeans!

  85. Meghan says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a fishing trip for my boyfriend. Seeing how happy it made him made my year.

  86. Anne says:

    The best thing I bought this year is a condo in my favorite neighborhood, it’s walking distance from EVERYTHING!

  87. Alexandra Patterson says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a killer red Chanel lipstick that makes me feel like a million bucks whenever I put it on. It even makes Mondays feel good.

  88. Kelly says:

    It’s not just one thing, but I furnished a new apartment starting in January! I started with functional items, bed, mattress, etc., but have slowly made this place feel more and more like home with more creative touches!

  89. Megan R. says:

    Best thing I bought this year: I started investing in quality makeup and bought myself a Bare Minerals set – concealer, bronzer, setting powder, and a good set of brushes. I feel so much more confident every day. Thanks for doing this, Belle!

  90. E says:

    LOVE these bags and would love to own the OMG. My favorite purchase of the year has to be my pointed half black patent/half snake print Halogen flats. (I think you featured the tan version which are also amazing). I wear them ALL the time and have never received so many compliments.

  91. Brittnie says:

    Best thing I bought this year was the perfect pair of jeans. Worth every penny!

  92. Shana says:

    hate to admit it, but the best thing I bought was the Chicco Snap N Go for my baby … it’s awesome not to futz with a stroller.

  93. Lynn says:

    Best thing I bought was a wool lands end coat in pink. So soft.

  94. Mo says:

    First of all – a shout out to Lo & Sons customer service. So rare to see a company go to such great lengths to make things right and continually improve on their products. Thanks for bringing L&S into my life, Belle.

    Best purchase of the year was my Stuart Weitzman Minx wedges.

  95. KT says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my transport tote – I finally pulled the trigger and can’t believe it took me so long!

  96. Tracy says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my Barbri class…made taking the bar exam way less overwhelming!

  97. Sarah R. says:

    Best item I bought is my new laminate flooring, goodbye off white carpet! Installed them myself as well.

  98. Cecelia says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a round trip ticket to Scandinavia. Fantastic trip, the fjords in Norway were my favorite!

  99. Sally says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a classic black leather Cole Haan handbag on super sale! I know I’ll have it for years!

  100. Danielle says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my M.M. LaFleur cocoon sweater. I wore it all winter, on freezing planes all summer, and it’s now a workhorse in my maternity wardrobe as winter returns.

  101. Jen says:

    Best thing I bought this year was Athleta running tights. They are great for sitting around the house and amazing for runs both long and short.

  102. Amanda B. says:

    Best purchase from this year has to be a green leather moto jacket I bought during a summer sale and have not stopped wearing.

  103. Haley Wright says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my first pair of Zella leggings!

  104. Lisa G says:

    best thing I bought this year? new gear for horseback riding. About 2 years ago, my husband got me horseback riding lessons for our 15th anniversary, allowing me to channel my inner 9 year old. I started with a helmet and paddock boots (not cute tall boots–too expensive). This year, I got myself leather half-chaps, and my calves are thanking me every Friday when I ride!!!

  105. amanda says:

    Best purchase- black Rachel Comey booties during the Bloomingdale’s F&F sale!

  106. SarahT says:

    The Peter Thomas Roth skincare set I bought at Sephora back in February. Game-changer.

    Thanks for doing another giveaway – these are so great!

  107. aec says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a paperwhite kindle. It makes my commute so much more bearable.

  108. Melinda says:

    Ann Taylor tweed jacket.

  109. Sharona says:

    An awesome quilted moto jacket!!

  110. MidWestChic says:

    The best thing I bought this year: a leather Coach bag that I have been eyeing for the LONGEST time!

  111. Monica says:

    A kitten!

  112. Kate says:

    My best purchase was a pair of slippers… no more cold & dirty feet!

  113. Jessica says:

    TokyoMilk Bon Bon Shea Butter Lotion 02 Le Petit. The smell is addicting and my hands stay super soft.

  114. Mrs. Jones says:

    Best thing bought this year: Shu Uemura eyelash curler.
    BTW I LOVE my current Lo&Sons bag.

  115. Claire says:

    It’s hard to name one thing, but one of the best things I bought recently is Bumble and Bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil. It’s been a serious game changer for my hair, especially as the weather is turning. No more crazy flyaways!

  116. Abby says:

    Best thing I bought this year– a Wacoal bra after my (shamefully) first bra fitting. LIFE CHANGING.

  117. J says:

    Maybe not exactly what you were thinking, but I bought a flight across the country for a wedding.. the weekend before the election. When I bought it, I was worried I’d be too stressed to enjoy myself, but it turned out to be a great way to calm down for 24 hours before the final push.

  118. Diana Radwan says:

    My favorite purchase is my running watch.

  119. Rachel says:

    Best thing I bought this year: Zella Live In Leggings – they are every bit as amazing as you said!

  120. Erin says:

    This is so mundane, but the best thing I bought this year is this trash can from the Container Store.
    https://www.containerstore.com/shop/trashRecycling/recycling?productId=10027378&N=70654&breadcrumbPageTitle=Search&mr=recycling

    I use the top part for trash and the bottom part for my recycling. I have an oddly shaped kitchen and this trash can just fits so perfectly and is so convenient. It makes me unreasonably happy every time I see it.

  121. DC says:

    The best thing I bought was a great Tahari jacket. It fits like a glove!

  122. Jill says:

    The best thing that I bought this year was a pair of high-waist Mother jeans. I have an hour glass figure so I normally have difficulty finding jeans, but the pair I bought is amazing!

  123. Rachel says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a black Reisenthel insulated market basket. It fits a 9×13 dish, so transporting food on the metro to dinner parties is a breeze. It has also simplified my grocery shopping and farmers market excursions and makes an excellent picnic basket for day trips! I use it all the time 🙂

  124. Emily says:

    Best thing I bought this year (that made me feel so grownup!) was a pair of genuine leather boots. At intern/low staffer salary, I struggled to justify the cost of real leather. Bought a pair of brown corso como boots and wear them with everything! 🙂

  125. April says:

    Best purchase this year was my Lou & Grey Ponte Leggings from the Loft. Perfect for the cold Montana weather.

  126. SP says:

    Stuart Weitzman OTK boots.

  127. Sam says:

    I’m going to veer off course here — best money I spent this year (and probably ever) was for my son’s monkey Halloween costume. It was the cutest darn thing I’ve ever seen!

    If that doesn’t count, I’d say the leather wallet wristlet has been a lifesaver.

  128. Tori says:

    Best thing I bought this year: my first pair of Kendra Scott earrings. They class up EVERYTHING I wear.

  129. Laura says:

    A blue striped trenchcoat from Boden!

  130. Ada says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a bottle of Champagne on the day I received an offer from my dream job. There is nothing like raising a celebratory glass of bubbles to toast a job well done!

  131. Weifei says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a water bottle that keeps the water cool and has a straw. May seem silly but I drink a lot of water and hate tipping my head to drink.

  132. Sarah says:

    Hyland’s Teething Tablets – My daughter is saved from teething hell and I get to sleep. Sleep = best gift thing ever

  133. Evelyn says:

    Oh how I want an OMG to use as a diaper bag/carry-all since I will likely ditch all my purses once my first child is born. I already own their OG, but I keep that only for travel to make sure it stays pristine and think it’s too big for a diaper bag.

    The best thing I bought all year was a little antique wooden rocking horse in Denmark to go on a bookshelf in my nursery. It was the first item my husband and I bought for our daughter-to-be (although, at the time, we didn’t yet know her gender as we were taking an early babymoon).

  134. Mallory says:

    Best purchases this year: a well-needed vacation & Paige Skylines (per your recommendation). Amazing pants!

  135. Michelle says:

    Best thing I bought this year? Strange to say it, but a new hardwood maple floor! I knew it would be thousands of dollars, but I LOVE the way the light floor makes the space feel more airy, and the satin finish doesn’t scratch and feels wonderful on my bare feet. (If anyone’s in the market, I can now unreservedly recommend Kahrs Edmonton!)
    Thanks for the giveaway, Belle! I’d love to own a Lo & Sons bag.

  136. HMS says:

    My Rockports that save my feet from walking around work all day.

  137. Sarah says:

    Best thing I bought this year is a bright green kate spade purse – my new work bag!

  138. Nina says:

    Best thing I’ve purchased this year is my Too Faced bronzer. Smells great and gives me a healthy glow without any shimmer. Great stuff!

  139. Laura says:

    Laura Mercier eyebrow pencil! Life-changing

  140. Amy says:

    I splurged on an Ippolita necklace during their NYC sample sale last month. It feels really special, and to me, there’s something kind of empowering about buying yourself good jewelry (rather than waiting for a significant other to buy it for you).

  141. Allison says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a trip to Ireland.

  142. Emily says:

    The best thing I bought was pair of duck boots!

  143. Christine says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a new car. I’ve always relied on hand-me-down vehicles, and this was my first car purchase on my own. I feel very adult every time I see my baby in the driveway.

  144. Carolyn says:

    Best thing I bought this year, furniture for my first apartment! It’s been my dream to move to DC and I’m so happy I made it!

    Thanks for the giveaway, Belle!

  145. Maureen says:

    The best thing I bought this year is our adorable yellow lab “Rory.” She has brought us so much love, fun and joy! Can’t imagine life w/out her.

  146. Cait says:

    A global fast pass that gives me access to the TSA pre-check lane. Suddenly traveling is 50% less painful!

  147. LS says:

    The puppy we rescued!

  148. SoCal Gal says:

    I think I would say my Express columnist boot cut trouser.

  149. Mish says:

    Best thing I’ve bought was a vintage Louis Vuitton bag that I scoured ebay to find for weeks! It takes a lot of abuse and has held up, plus I don’t feel guilty using it since I didn’t pay pull price.

  150. Lauren L. says:

    I bought a new Kate Spade crossbody that is the perfect size for running around town when I’m not at work. On the beauty front, this product is impressive…and I just GASPED when i realized it was out of stock because I wanted to buy a couple more tubes on sale… 🙁 https://www.sephora.com/diorshow-maximizer-lash-plumping-serum-P266528?skuId=1255462

  151. Brittany says:

    Bought my first “adult” leather handbag! Pour la Victoire – half brown, half black and just right with everything!

  152. Christine says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my Banana Republic quilted field jacket. I wear it almost every day with this fall weather!

  153. Meghan says:

    Have this bag & love it!

  154. lcp says:

    Blinc mascara. So great I had to buy it for my sister and friends as well.

  155. RWC says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my trip to Italy! It was my graduation gift to myself!

  156. Diane says:

    Best buy this year? My Frye Veronica Shortie boots. They were quite a splurge based on my current clothing budget, but I have had them for several months and feel like they were a great investment. They are some of the most comfortable shoes ever, plus they are beautiful and sturdy and the design is simple enough to pair with many different kinds of outfits.

    I would love a Lo and Sons bag, too. Simple, classic, well-made stuff is my favorite thing to invest in.

  157. LT says:

    A French Connection coat-black wool with black leather sleeves and gold accents.

  158. A says:

    The best thing I bought this year was plane tickets to go home and see my parents!

  159. Betsy says:

    2 best things I bought- A pair of Clarks Unstructured shoes that I can stand and run around in for a full day and a Longchamp Planetes bag that keeps my stuff contained.

  160. Ali says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a set of REI packing cubes – silly, but they made packing for two weeks in Australia in a carry-on possible.

  161. Kristen Massey says:

    It’s a tie between my Hunter packable rain boots, and my Eyeko liquid liner.

  162. Rachel says:

    YESS I’ve had my eye on these! Perfect for my new commute. My best purchase this year? My new apartment. LOVE having my own space to decorate any way I see fit!!

  163. Leah says:

    Best thing I bought this year is a black knit dress from Madewell. Dress it up or down and wear in all seasons. Definitely part of the weekly rotation for me.

  164. Carolyn says:

    Honestly, I think the OMG was the best thing I bought this year. Now I’ve got my eye on the Catalina!

  165. Ellen says:

    Hands down, my Burberry trench. I am obsessed.

  166. Faith says:

    Best thing I bought was a new phone – its helping keep me so much more productive since it actually has apps and features that work!

  167. The best thing I bought this year is my J.Crew lady day coat with thinsulate. It is so warm, such a classic shape and looks professional for work.

  168. Jessica says:

    I love my OMG bag from Lo & Sons and have used it as my everyday work bag for the last 2 years. Because of that, it’s time for a new one so your giveaway and discount code is greatly appreciated!

    The best thing I bought this year has been the Elizabeth and James Windrose ring. I loved it when you first posted it on your blog and after debating for a long time, I finally caved. Definitely worth the money!

  169. Kenzie says:

    New Car!! Love my Subaru for crazy winter storms.

  170. Erika says:

    The best thing I bought was a new mattress… a good night’s sleep makes all the difference!

  171. Jessica says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a round trip flight to Oahu.

  172. Bg says:

    The best thing I bought this year was an apartment smack dab in the middle of DC!

  173. M.L. says:

    A Harry Josh blow-dryer – makes the morning routine less of a chore and more efficient!

  174. jules says:

    Best thing by far, a Kate Spade red-orange colored bag that I bought as my birthday present to myself. I feel ever so classy whenever I use it and get so many complements.

  175. Amanda says:

    Clinique Black Honey lipstick! First lipstick I’ve bought that I actually wear.

  176. Sabrina says:

    Oooh these are awesome!
    The best thing I’ve bought this year was a membership to fabletics – a friend turned me onto them and it’s been an amazing addition to my wardrobe!

  177. Kiersten says:

    The best thing I bought this year was some concealer/ brightener for under-eye circles. I’m too young to have as dark of circles as I do(though I’ve had them since I was little)! The difference is noticeable and I wish I’d caved and bought it years ago.

  178. Kelly says:

    A navy quilted jacket by Vince Camuto! Not sure why their navy is so bright in this picture, but here it is – https://imgur.com/RkkfM5h

  179. Katie says:

    My puppy! (After her, a pair of Paige Skyline Skinnies, per your recommendation).

  180. Kacy says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a replacement fitbit (mine was submerged). I wear nothing as often or as happily as I wear my fitbit. This might imply that I’m a terrible shopper.

  181. Kate says:

    The best thing I bought was a pair of mid-rise jeans from Joe’s. First new jeans in such a long time and I want to wear them everywhere!

  182. Linda L says:

    Frye boots for me too!

  183. Colleen says:

    I’m super behind on this, but the best item I’ve purchased this year is a Kindle. I still buy printed books if they’re related to business, but all of my pleasure reading is done on a kindle. It saves me so much space, and is perfect for traveling when I’d otherwise be concerned about packing light while still having options. I’m excited to keep growing my library while not having to worry about breaking the bank, or my bookshelf!

  184. Mags says:

    The best thing I bought this year has been a pair of 39.95 black booties from H&M. I’m wearing them into the ground, and at that price, I’m about to scoop up another pair!! They are poof that price don’t always indicate quality or usefulness, and style is achievable on any budget.

  185. KJW says:

    Sparkle flats from Zara

  186. Raquel says:

    This is so lame and practical but the best thing I bought were wool socks and leg warmers! Those got me through the last bad midwestern winter and I know they’ll help me again this year!

  187. Katie says:

    The best thing I bought was definitely a really nice bike, but keeping more to the blog theme, I just picked up the most perfect black Ralph Lauren dress that is perfect for work to evening.

  188. Caryn says:

    I can’t live without my Paige skylines that I purchased during the Nordstrom sale. So good!

  189. Cait says:

    The best thing I bought was a plane ticket for a vacation to Maine! Best week of my year!

  190. SNP says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a pair of black leather booties with a gold heel while I was vacationing in Paris. They are super stylish, attract tons of compliments and I can walk in them for days!

  191. MJ says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a bottle of champagne to celebrate a new job offer!

  192. ACS says:

    Best thing I bought this year were work flats. I decided to stop wearing heels to work because they were killing my feet during my walking/train commute and hemmed a bunch of my work pants accordingly. So much more comfort and practicality in my life!

  193. Kris says:

    The best thing I bought were some really good quality pillows for the bed. Makes every night’s sleep feel really luxurious!

  194. Stella says:

    So many things–but I’d say the best was a membership to a local gym. Feels good to get back to working out and taking yoga classes again!

  195. Emily says:

    The best thing I’ve bought all wear has to be my first house! 🙂

  196. Katie B says:

    Easy! The best thing I purchased this year was my Lo & Son’s TT! Best Bag Ever!

  197. Kelly says:

    I guess I haven’t fully bought it yet, but the best investment I’ve made this year is starting law school. (So I totally feel your exam pain!) Thanks for keeping the blog up and running during your own classes!

  198. Jennifer says:

    I Love Lo & Sons! The best thing I bought this year was a 300 year old stone farmhouse! Lots of work fixing it up but we love turning it into a home of our own.

  199. KimC says:

    My Moving Comfort sports bra (Juno version) was the best thing I bought this year. It was extremely comfortable and held me in place perfectly. Long runs are so much better now!

  200. Trezlen says:

    The best thing I bought this year is a leather jacket and a leather cape when I was in Argentina on business. So soft, so beautiful, so comfortable.

  201. Wanda says:

    The Best thing I bought this year was my Michael Kors Large Selma Satchel! I returned to work after five years as a stay at home mom, and this splurge helped me to waltz back into the workplace with confidence! Such a great structured bag and so classy! Unfortunately it does not accommodate a laptop very well…

  202. JL says:

    I’ve been eying a Brookline so I’m dying over this!

    My favorite thing I bought this year…hmmm…probably Gel Lab by Deborah Lippmann, on your recommendation! It’s saved me tons of money on gel manicures, and as long as you wait a few minutes between each coat it works amazingly.

  203. Nicole says:

    The best thing I bought this year is totally my house. It was a huge decision, and I had to move to a different state to be able to do it, but so far it’s been worth it. I’m so excited by the idea of growing old in this house.

  204. Allison says:

    Best thing I bought this year was my wedding dress!

  205. CAM says:

    Best thing I’ve bought this year- a basic, but chic, LBD

  206. Karen says:

    Best thing I bought this year? Fancy new eye shadow pallet. This year has brought a return to work after maternity leave, a new job and a new school for my oldest. It’s so great to have a simplified makeup solution – date night, work ready, and PTA meetings – all in one kit. Even if it’s a small way my life is easier, it’s the little things, right?

  207. EDR says:

    Barbour quilted jacket!

  208. Lissie says:

    The best thing that I bought was my wedding dress for our wedding last month, however, coming in a not too distant second was a pair of Zella leggings, per your recommendation!

  209. Chrissy says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my Bliss Youth As We Know It serum. It’s really helped my skin regain some of its radiance.

  210. DW says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a black Ted Baker dress for my brother’s wedding. It managed to be totally wedding appropriate while also not looking like a bridesmaid’s dress.

  211. Sarah says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a ticket to South Africa for a month in January!

  212. Annie says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a last minute $298 plane ticket from NYC to Cusco, Peru. The trip reinvigorated my love of travel and adventure. What was your best purchase of the year?

  213. Maddie S says:

    The best purchase I made this year was my wedding dress from BHLDN. It was a gorgeous lace Tashadi Shoji dress for a great price!

  214. SWSH says:

    This year, I finally bought a pair of sunglasses that I feel good wearing!

  215. CK says:

    Best thing I bought were Mephisto urban leather walking shoes. SO comfortable I can walk all day in them. Perfect for Europe.

  216. Kate says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a pair of gorgeous boots and some skinny jeans to wear with them. I finally got over my hangups about waiting until my body looked like something out of a magazine before I could wear these items (spoiler alert: I’ll never look like the gazelles in the magazines!) and now I love them! I wear the boots all the time and I even wear my size Not Small skinny jeans with flats and love the way they look. So maybe … body acceptance is the best thing I bought this year! 🙂

  217. jill dvorak says:

    Best thing I’ve bought all year? The pregnancy test that was positive!!!! Just welcomed baby boy #2 in to our lives and when I go back to work, I’d LOVE one of these bags for my travel/commute.

  218. Miss Meliss says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a new watch. I can’t believe I went for so long without one!

  219. Meghan says:

    Finally finding booties that I like after a multi-year search!

  220. gigi says:

    these bags look great!

    for sure, the best thing i have bought this year has been a pair of hunter wellies. indispensable for the past polar vortex winter we had

  221. D says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my red leather satchel. It adds the perfect pop of color to my work outfits.

  222. AG says:

    Best purchase this year was my custom Reebok weightlifting shoes, by far! I’ve really decided to take my fitness more seriously this year and I entered an Olympic weightlifting competition. I needed shoes and didn’t really like the color options so I ordered custom all-pink ones and now I am even more motivated to get in the gym and rock them!

  223. AC says:

    the best thought I bought this year was a new haircut!

  224. Emilie says:

    The best purchase I made this year was the 18-bottle wine fridge I bought with a company award I won this summer. I enjoy wine tasting and investing in the occasional nice bottle of wine, and this ensures those mini-investments stay good for longer. Nothing like a splurge that protects your other splurges – like a quality bag that you can carry your pumps in during your commute 🙂

  225. Lisa says:

    The best thing I bought this year was frequent pedicures and manicures. It lifts my mood and makes me feel professional and polished.

  226. Sarah Rabinovici says:

    Jessica Simpson green suede heels. I had some major rewards on my Banana Republic card and used them with a mega sale on Piperlime. I spent $3.50. That is right $3.50 for a pair of comfy and stylish heels that get me loads of compliments.

  227. Courtney says:

    The best thing I purchased this year was my Rebecca Minkoff Knocked Up baby bag. It works as a work bag, holding my tablet, calendar, notebook, folders and a baby bag for diapers, wipes, snacks and toys simultaneously. I can even sneak a makeup bag, glasses, wallets and two phones with no problem! It was a great recommendation from this blog!

  228. kate says:

    After spending god knows how much on prescription eczema creams, First Aid Beauty’s ultra repair cream would have to be the best thing that i bought all year.

  229. Hilary says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my Lo & Sons O.G. bag in January. I’ve used it almost every day since, it’s absolutely indispensable as a work bag (and weekender). And it has the perfect sized pocket for my other favorite purchase (iPhone 5s in Mophie case).

  230. adrienne says:

    the best thing i bought this year were my wedding shoes. i splurged on some jimmy choo wedges and i can’t wait to rock them again this holiday season!

  231. Jay Ar says:

    Best thing I bought was an ikat bedspread from a man whose family makes them; he hadn’t had a sale all day and he was just so happy. (And I love it!)

  232. Best thing I bought? Hard choice. I guess I’d have to go with the new BMW my fiance and I purchased. We’re actually pick ing it up today after work. Can’t wait!

  233. Sara says:

    Yippee!!! This makes me so happy– I’ve been looking for an overnight bag that doesn’t fall to pieces with a heavy load for a long time.

    The best thing I bought this year was a race entry to the 2014 Chicago Marathon. Fifth marathon that I’ve ever finished, but the first one in which I ran the whole thing. It reminded me not to “settle” for “just” finishing the race, but to always set a new goal and then smash it!

  234. SB says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a pair of tieks. Most comfortable pair of flats I’ve ever owned and they seem like they’ll hold up for years to come.

  235. Nick says:

    My Brooks Brothers navy blue two-button blazer. I basically bought it under duress, presuming I’d wear it once or twice a year. But the lines on that thing–I look two inches taller and five pounds slimmer. Wear it weekly, at least.

  236. Leslie says:

    Two pairs of pointed toe flats. Since I became pregnant with my 2nd child, these flats have gotten me through the year at work!

  237. Kelley K says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my honeymoon to Jamaica with my husband. Escaping the cold in January, and enjoying the warm Jamaica beaches? Amazing!

    I’d love a Lo and Sons bag!

  238. Francesca says:

    The best thing I have bought this year was Makeup Forever’s LIFT Concealer. It covers any and all blemishes or dark spots.

  239. Elle says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a new winter coat and the end of the season early 2014. It’s chic and timeless and will last…and most importantly, doesn’t show all the dog hair that is constantly on everything!

  240. Lesley says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my first place! (..and then all the things I bought afterwards to make it feel like a home)

  241. Heather says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a plane ticket to NYC! Sometimes a girl just needs a break.

  242. lhh says:

    The best thing I bought this year is a pair of camel booties from Nordstrom Rack.

  243. Angela says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a spa day trip for myself. I haven’t gotten a chance to engage in pampering, so this was quite the treat!

  244. Emily says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a bottle of nice Scotch to celebrate the birth of my baby boy!

  245. Alex says:

    Best thing i bought all year is a Pleione Mixed Media Tunic. It’s 3/4 sleeves so I can wear in the fall, winter and spring. I bought the teal color and it’s absolutely gorgeous! It pulls together a casual work day outfit in an easy and comfortable way!

  246. ctld says:

    Best thing I bought was the Deborah Madison cookbook, Vegetable Literacy. Fresh food plus perfect recipes makes eating healthy delicious and easy.

  247. Erin says:

    Best thing I bought this year was an embellished DVF shift dress. Love it!

  248. Danielle says:

    The best thing I bought this year may have been an a beautiful cobalt blue coat that I get complements on every dreary winter day, and several threats from friends that want to steal it. A Lo & Sons bag would be the perfect compliment.

  249. Lisa E says:

    Best thing I bought this year was the Tory Burch York Buckle Tote. A really great school bag with a laptop compartment and countless other compartments I didn’t even know I needed. The saffiano leather gives it great structure. An investment for a law student with no income, but it has not disappointed.

  250. Liz says:

    Best thing I bought was plane tickets to see my Dad in Okinawa!

  251. Abigail says:

    My best purchase of the year was a Barbour Classic Beadnell Waxed Jacket. It has kept me warm and dry hiking, camping or even exploring DC! Its a timeless piece I expect to keep the rest of my life.

  252. Emily says:

    The best thing I bought this year was an alternative belt for my wedding dress. It came with a belt, but my custom made one from Etsy made all the difference and made me feel special in my slightly plainer dress.

  253. Joanne E. says:

    This year, I bought 2 pairs of high waisted denim jeans that I use in rotation. They’re so comfortable to wear that my other jeans have taken a backseat! I’ve been wanting the OG bag for a long time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  254. FRZ says:

    The best thing I bought this year is a plane ticket to Paris!

  255. Trace says:

    The best thing I’ve bought this year? Suede burgundy flats. Specifically Sam Edelman Felicia’s. I don’t love the charm and bow detail but they are so comfortable and perfect for fall!

  256. HLM says:

    My best purchase of the year? Lip color! Crazy, but I just started wearing lip colors this year instead of always nude/neutral. Makes a huge difference and it’s fun.

  257. Natalie says:

    The best purchase I have made this year is a new laptop. I decided to go back to school to pursue my MBA and my new laptop has been critical in helping me succeed as well as giving me fast wifi when I need a study break 🙂

  258. Robin Pinder Herndon says:

    The best think I purchased this year was an asymetrical designed light weather black coat by Per Se.

  259. Brittany says:

    Cognac leather riding boots from Corso Como

  260. Arielle K says:

    The largest thing I bought this year was my grad school education – I’m a fan 😉
    The best thing I’ve bought this year was an American flag dress that I wore to NASCAR. Completely outrageous and lots of fun.

  261. Emily says:

    A vacation…with a ratty ol’ carry-on so I could sure use a new bag. New to the blog and it’s so smart and useful–thanks, Belle.

  262. JL says:

    It’s a toss up between my Breville Grind & Brew coffee maker and a series of IPL treatments (aka photofacial).

  263. RJ says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a Furla purse/tote large enough to fit a laptop and polished enough so that I look like an actual adult when I’m carting all my stuff around!

  264. Mia says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my plane ticket to go see my parents this upcoming holiday season! 🙂

  265. Rachel says:

    Best thing I’ve purchased is a giant, long, warm winter coat. Will be thanking myself in a few weeks.

  266. S says:

    Fox shaped cake toppers for my wedding!

  267. Sarah says:

    The best thing I bought this year was actually a Lo & Sons bag (the O.M.G.). I love it so much, I have been eyeing another version!

  268. CR says:

    So much fun reading everyone’s ‘bests’! Best thing I bought was a trip to China – first time in a non-European city, and it was such a great experience!

  269. Laura T. says:

    The best thing I bought this year were plane tickets to Hawaii! And the joint honeymoon/ new job celebration that followed.

  270. Mandy says:

    My new car. Necessary from DC to Texas.

  271. Anna says:

    I’m hoping my best purchase will be the FRYE boots I just got. Finally bit the bullet and I’m hoping they’ll stand the test of time. But since I JUST got those, I can honestly say the best purchase I’ve made this year is my OMG bag I got back in January. I bought it in purple on sale. Though it was still pricey, it was worth every penny. I’ve gotten way more use out of it than I ever imagined. I’ve packed it to the gills for travel, bring it to work when I’m going to the gym, and it looks great.

  272. Maria says:

    The best thing I bought this year was Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer (and L.M. translucent powder) – knowing my face looks fresh and not overly done has increased my self-confidence, and confidence is great feeling.

  273. Jessica says:

    Best purchase of the year was my puppy – a precious Cane Corso pup who makes me laugh every day.

  274. yousaucyminx says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a memory foam mattress. A super stressful job requires super restful sleep! I get such better sleep, with no tossing or turning and no aches. Expensive, but well worth it.

    These bags look terrific! Thanks for hosting.

  275. Jamie says:

    Best thing I bought this year was my outdoor patio furniture- love sitting outside! It’s an outdoor couch and ottoman and it’s so perfect to sit outside and read!

  276. Lindsay says:

    The best thing I bought this year? My wedding ring.
    Cop out? Yes. Yes it is.

  277. Shannon says:

    Best purchase thus far this year…a new northface jacket. Warm and bright, although still not ready for winter.

  278. Timsy says:

    The best thing I bought this year was 3 pairs of zella leggings during the July nordsrom sale!! So perfect!

  279. MC says:

    The best thing I bought this year was at the end of January – my down coat broke(the zipper kept popping open), and I was freezing and couldn’t sit down on a bus without breaking my coat repeatedly. I grabbed a really cute new down coat on sale since the season was about to end. Right after I got it, we had a surprise cold snap! Good timing 🙂

  280. Jamie says:

    The best thing I bought is a pair of hot pink Kate Spade heels with little gold bows!

  281. Megan says:

    The best “thing” I bought this year was probably my course of accutane. It’s incredible to wake up to totally clear skin for the first time since, I don’t know, maybe when I was 10 or so? It was totally worth it.

  282. Jennifer says:

    The best thing I bought this year was our family beach vacation. 5 unplugged days with the kids on the beach was awesome. I almost didn’t want to come back.

  283. Courtney says:

    Best thing I bought this year was my MacBook Air laptop. I use it all the time.

  284. Emily says:

    I’m a big proponent of the Lo & Sons Catalina Weekender bag!

    But a non-related and absolute favorite purchase this year has been the Living Proof No Frizz shampoo and conditioner! I’m not one to spend a lot on toiletries, but my curls boarder the fine line between Carrie Bradshaw circa SATC Seasons 1-3, to a bed-head look not really suitable for work. The Living Proof line has assured my style leans, and stays, to the former.

  285. Meredith says:

    Train ticket to Rhode Island for our family reunion!

  286. skd says:

    The best thing I bought this year were airplane tickets for my two best friends’ weddings!

  287. Meredith says:

    The best thing I bought this year? An iPad Air, I thought, “there is no way I’ll use this all that much…”

    I was mistaken, I use it ALL THE TIME! It is great for reading, watching movies/TV, recipes, everything.

  288. Stephanie says:

    I’ve been saving for the navy OMG! It’s lovely and practical.

    The best thing I bought this year is a plane ticket to spend a long weekend with girlfriends in NYC seeing broadway shows!

  289. Jack says:

    Splurging on an airfare to spend time with an out of town friend was the best purchase of 2014!

  290. Best thing that I bought this year was a learn vest membership! After a couple of of unstable employment, contracting gigs, and financial instability, I now have a job that pays 50% more than the employer that let me go in 2012, and I am committed to financial stability.
    Belle, as I am building up a 6 month emergency fund , I have had to studiously avoid buying many of the lovely things on your blog, I think that I should get the bag as a reward for rebuilding my finances,

  291. Erin H says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my iPad mini! It’s so portable and I use it all the time.

  292. KRR says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my very first house!

  293. Kelly says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a navy Michael Kors trench. I found it at Nordstrom Rack and have been wearing it with everything.

  294. Leah says:

    I finally bought a Clarisonic Mia. Best investment I’ve ever made. My skin has never looked so good.

  295. BN says:

    Best thing I bought this year was Neutrogena hair detangler spray. After years of damaging my hair, breaking it, and fighting with it to simply comb it after a shower, it is so nice to have some help with the rat’s nest!

    Thanks for the giveaway, Belle!! LOVE Lo&Sons!

  296. Jan says:

    The best thing I’ve bought this year was a trip to San Francisco.

  297. Sarah says:

    What a hard question! I think the best thing I bought this year was actually a bag–for my husband! A small rolling suitcase for his quick business trips. He kept saying he wanted one, and I know he had no time to even think about it or research which one to buy. I bought it for him for our 3rd anniversary. I’m just realizing how cheesy this sounds. So my 2nd best thing? A pair of red, point toe flats. It’s amazing how many outfits they go with!

  298. Jenn says:

    Best thing I bought was a trip to London.

  299. GNG says:

    My best purchase this year was for my mom – a Birchbox subscription. She actually waits for me to visit to open them, she thinks they’re so neat 🙂 Makes me smile!

  300. Janice says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a navy trench from Banana Republic. Great for work and play and oh so necessary for rainy Vancouver!

  301. LG says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a giant jar of coconut oil. Now my roommate and I use it for makeup remover, lip balm, lotion, conditioner, you name it. It’s a life saver.

  302. Nicole says:

    Best thing I bought was a Vince leather jacket!

  303. Lisa E says:

    My car, I adore my car!

  304. Sarah says:

    Best purchase I’ve made was a J.Crew schoolboy jacket…I resisted it because I thought it looked too 80s but I wear it with everything…skirts, jeans, dresses!

  305. A says:

    It’s a tie between gorgeous Cole Haan boots that I got for 30% of the original price, and a dress I got on super sale at Ann Taylor a couple months ago. It’s cute, but it’s the best more because I found it and really accepted that the fuller skirt, 50s style is what works best on my body and I gave up wanting to find a dress that was more “trendy” :).

  306. Tina says:

    The best purchase I have made this year was a handbag for work. It is appropriate for work and as my everyday bag!

  307. Caro says:

    best thing I bought this year was a new house… every day I am there, I feel so grateful for the space, the serenity, and the potential to grow my family there with my husband.

  308. Meredith says:

    The best thing I bought this year was way back in February when I snagged a J. Crew stadium coat for about 1/4 of the original cost!

  309. Karli says:

    Brown ankle bootie flats

  310. Donna says:

    The best thing that I bought was plane tickets to Paris for my birthday!

  311. Lauren says:

    Best thing I bought was my Wacoal strapless bra. It is the first strapless bra I have owned that I can wear all day long without it killing me.

  312. Emily says:

    The best thing I’ve purchased is a new laptop – so much lighter and faster!

  313. Ann s says:

    I surprised my husband with a Rolex and he was/is so thrilled with it! Says he thinks of me every time he checks the time 😉

  314. Isabel says:

    The best thing I bought this year was the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads. I use them nightly as a gentle chemical exfoliant and they have completely transformed my skin.

  315. Kate says:

    Everlane’s silk shirts! I’m officially obsessed with all things Everlane.

  316. Kristen says:

    My Frye riding boots! I get always get compliments on them and they are SO comfortable.

  317. Dana says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a pair of burgundy pumps from Target!

  318. Marit says:

    The best beauty item I bought this year was Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Telluride. Best non-beauty item were plane tickets to see friends in Minnesota, Texas and Tennessee.

  319. Kay says:

    best thing I bought was an MM LaFleur dress!

  320. Kris says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a pair of Michael Kors Flex pumps per Belle’s recommendation!

  321. GA says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a Macbook Air. Hands down. My wallet is still grumpy with me, but my back is thanking me profusely–I can’t believe I ever carried a 6-pound laptop into work every single day. Madness!

    As a result, I’m actually on the market for a new (smaller) laptop bag and I’ve been eyeing the OMG. So this is great timing!

  322. Devon says:

    The best item I’ve purchased this year has to be the Bobeau from Nordstrom. My mom and I got matching ones. They are a comfy fleece sweater with chic details. It transforms any outfit from normal to a little more polished. I will definitely be getting more colors! Definitely check it out.

    https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/bobeau-asymmetrical-fleece-wrap-cardigan-regular-petite/3113609

  323. Christine says:

    A pair of J.Crew black wedges- I wear them for everything!

  324. Amanda says:

    Oooo these are great! The best thing I bought this year was a GHD hair straightener. It works magic in DC humidity!

  325. Becca says:

    Cole Haan riding boots! A big purchase for me, but great quality and classic style.

  326. Cat says:

    The best things I bought this year was when i hit a Kate Spade hard and bought 2 bags!! A great beige everyday and a fun leopard.

  327. Emily says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a knee-length down coat from Uniqlo. The coat is warm and surprisingly very flattering (doesn’t make me look like a giant marshmallow). Even though there have only been a couple cold days so far this year, this makes me feel more prepared to brave the elements this year…especially if this year is at all like last year!

  328. Kelly says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a pair of Cole Haan black leather boots!

  329. Laura P says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my first DSLR camera – finally!

  330. PW says:

    The absolute best purchase I made this year was my mattress from Casper. It’s this really interesting start up that I was glad to support and I have the most comfortable mattress I’ve ever slept on!

  331. Lee says:

    Nikon DLSR

  332. Christy says:

    I’ve been eyeing one of these ever since I first discovered them on your blog!

    The best thing I bought this year was my honeymoon! I firmly believe in splurging on travel and my new husband and I spent two weeks in Paris, around the Greek isles, and then back to Paris. It was absolutely amazing.

  333. Aleena says:

    The best thing I’ve bought this year is my hot pink, extra cushion running shoes! I did my first 5K in them last June and it was so fun.

  334. Leah K. says:

    Running shoes, so I could finally get my butt in shape.

  335. Amy says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a washer and dryer. Life changing.

  336. Kalissa says:

    My best purchase this year was easily a black trench with gold detailing by Calvin Klein. I ALWAYS get compliments, and it instantly makes any out better.

  337. Ann says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a Toyota Highlander. I love it. We get so much use out of it. Our new baby will make her arrival any day now and we’ll drive her home from the hospital in it.

  338. Christa says:

    Definitely my J. Crew Excursion vest – it’s always sold out by the time my Christmas List is shopped so I finally took matters into my own hands and ordered it early.

  339. Kelly says:

    My Sam Edelman suede booties. Even in Miami i wear them all the time!

  340. NF says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a navy, ponte sheath dress from Land’s End. I call it my D-Day dress because I bought it as a reward for submitting my PhD dissertation, and wore it to my defense (i.e. the day I officially became “Dr.”). I’m now an adjunct instructor, and have been coveting a Lo & Sons bag for a year or two, but it’s too much of a splurge for my current pay bracket.

  341. L says:

    Wedding rings!

  342. Megan S says:

    A custom-made desk being crafted by a friend!

  343. Amanda says:

    An oversize, chunky-knit oatmeal-colored Banana Republic cardigan – it got me through a lot of phonebanking and is now my go-to for casual class days.

  344. Vinita D. says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a pair of gold cap-toe Stuart Weitzman flats! Super comfortable and useful this summer during my internship on Capitol Hill.

  345. Debbie says:

    A trip to Asia with my awesome husband so the OMG bag would be the perfect item!

  346. Whit says:

    fleece lined tights that were necessary during the polar vortexes!

  347. Hannah says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a pair of red suede Cole Haan smoking slippers with gold leather tassels. They provide both a pop of color and shine for otherwise drab days.

  348. Jamie C says:

    Thanks for the disclaimer — I appreciate your integrity about sponsors; it’s one of the (many!) reasons why I’m a loyal reader.

    Best purchase this year: a new sewing machine which I am loving.

    Thank you for the great blog.

  349. Nony says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a roll-up exercise mat from Target. Not only did it instigate my at home workouts (yay health!), it’s also great for the subsequent floor sprawl.

  350. Em says:

    Classic black Prada pumps. I bought them when I decided to leave my old job, wore them through interviews, and love them all the more at my new job!

  351. Beth says:

    An incredible purple wool car coat!

  352. Sarah says:

    A plane ticket to Spain. No contest.

  353. Kelly says:

    The best thing I bought all year was a beautiful scarf from a small boutique in Berlin, MD. Vacations purchases are the best!

  354. Margaret says:

    Best thing I bought this year is a pair of capri-length yoga spandex pants that I use for running. Last year you would never catch me wearing spandex and now I can’t imagine running without them!

  355. mars says:

    Best thing I bought this year was my Vince sweater. I live in this thing.

  356. KC says:

    I bought a beautiful Tadashi Shoji lace dress to wear to weddings this year. I feel great in it and love wearing it!

  357. SD says:

    The best thing I purchased this year was a ticket home to see my parents
    Thanks for the giveaway and the wonderful blog!

  358. Mary says:

    The best thing I purchased this year was a mini gold and crystal link bracelet from Jcrew Factory! I love it and it goes with everything!

  359. RMR says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a pair of maternity Seven for all mankind jeans. Even though I went into preterm labor and didn’t wear them as much as I thought I would, when I did wear them I felt less like a bloated whale and more like a normal real person. Worth it.

  360. Kelly says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a plane ticket to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It’s long been a bucket list item, was a necessary reprieve from work, and has motivated me to get outdoors more even just here in DC.

  361. Anne A. says:

    I upgraded to a pair of Rag and Bone jeans! Love them!

    I’m regretting not pulling the trigger on a Lo & Sons bag when they had a bigger color selection. Belle, do you happen to know if the espresso or plum colors will be returning for the OMG bag?

  362. Emily says:

    Best purchase of the year: tickets to see Fleetwood Mac for my birthday! My girlfriend and I had a great time picking out Stevie Nicks inspired outfits and rocking out to a 3 hour set. We were the youngest in our section by 15 years easy, but it was such a blast!

  363. RS says:

    The best thing I’ve bought this year was a new couch. It’s one of the first pieces of furniture I’ve purchased that wasn’t from Craigslist.

  364. Kelly says:

    The unicorn of ballet flats…a comfortable, supportive pair of black flats. They’re AGL, woven with nice styling, but honestly I only care that my feet feel good by the end of the day. How old am I now???

  365. Martie says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my espresso machine with built-in coffee grinder. AMAZING.

  366. Anne says:

    The best thing I bought this year is a starburst mirror from Home Decorators Collection for over my bar. I love it!

  367. Rachel Bee says:

    Best thing I bought all year: an electric mattress cover. Turn it on right before bed and it’s the coziest place imaginable.

  368. liz says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a new wallet. Now that I’ve been using it for months, I’m amazed that I was ever able to function without it.

  369. Meghan says:

    A trip to Turkey and Greece!

  370. Tara says:

    The best things I bought were a JCrew collection trench and those $7.50 skinny jeans from Forever 21.

  371. Jessica says:

    The best thing I’ve bought this year is my first house! It’s over a hundred years old but my husband and I love it!

  372. Sara says:

    The best thing I bought was a trip to southeast Asia and participation in a yoga teacher training program while there.

  373. Colleen says:

    My house! By far the very best thing I bought this year.

  374. Molly says:

    These, in sandstone, are the best thing I’ve bought all year: https://www.6pm.com/cole-haan-chelsea-pt-low-pump-black?zlfid=192&ref=pd_sims_v_1 The perfect nude pump with a non-skid sole for work. Super comfortable and super sturdy/durable. Unfortunately, CH doesn’t make them anymore. I’ve been desperately trying to find them in black to replace my slightly-matronly Air Talias, but so far no dice.

  375. Meg says:

    Best thing I bought this year was Zella live in leggings. They are by far the best leggings I have!

  376. Hayley says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a Hobo wristlet that I literally carry everywhere.

  377. Melissa R says:

    The best thing I purchased this year was a house! First time homeowner!!

  378. AT says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a flight to Miami in December. Dreaming of sun and sand is going to get me through these next two months. 🙂

  379. E says:

    First year grad student paying for it all by my lonesome–so my education!

  380. stephanie says:

    Best thing I bought was a new bed. When well rested, life is SO much better!

  381. Erin says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a wedding band for my fiance!

  382. Nina says:

    Best thing I invested in this year: A bi-weekly cleaning service. Time spent relaxing at home is so much better knowing that the deep clean is no longer my job.

  383. Rachael says:

    I got a new pair of nude heels that I’m going to wear with EVERYTHING.

  384. Julie says:

    NARS Afghan Red Lipstick!

  385. Heidi says:

    A nightshirt (from Forever 21…!) that was just the right length and thinness for this summer’s heatwave. Runner-up: a lace dress that I’ve worn to multiple weddings this year.

  386. Katie says:

    My first house! It makes me happy every day 🙂

  387. M says:

    Flights for a 2-week vacation over Christmas! Expensive, but so necessary.

  388. IRMcK says:

    Best thing I bought this year? The app that helped me get back into my favorite jeans from two years ago! (I’m wearing them right now, and I love them).

  389. Jess says:

    Best thing I bought? A pair of Tieks. Love them.

  390. Lauren says:

    Banana Republic Jackson fit trousers. Finally, fit for my waist and room to move for my thighs.

  391. Brenna says:

    The best thing article of clothing that I bought this year was a new pair of Tory Burch flats.

  392. Nicole says:

    Best thing I bought this year: Frye boots. Finally! Still breaking them in but I love them.

  393. Karin says:

    My first pair of Kate Spade shoes – on sale at L&T for $100!

  394. ChristyH says:

    Clairsonic. Why did I wait so long?

  395. Monica says:

    Best thing I bought this year: Love this Everlane V-neck tee, not the most expensive thing I bought, but nothing beats a solid tee-shirt!

  396. Hannah F says:

    A brown leather J.Crew tote bag. Super versatile yet simply stylish.

  397. Kasey says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a coral lady day coat from J Crew. I normally don’t branch out from the classic white, tan, or black, but I am so happy I choose a bold color!

  398. Ann says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a wedding dress!

  399. Pressley says:

    best thing I bought this year? my KitchenAid mixer. I bake, and then I give the food away, and everyone is happy. plus, after years of using a handheld, a KitchenAid feels like a MIRACLE.

    (thanks for this giveaway, Belle!)

  400. Lauren says:

    The best thing I bought this year was an amazing silk dress from Boden in a purple and gray pattern. Found it hidden in their sample sale, so lucky!

  401. Hannah says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a featherbed for my mattress. I feel like I’m sleeping on a cloud, and I wake up rested and warm!

  402. Betsy says:

    Josie Marans Coconut water eye shadow. It’s amazing!

  403. Carrie says:

    Probably our house. It’s been a lot of work, but it’s so nice to make it home.

  404. Carolyn says:

    A soda water maker…I’ve replaced my soda and Starbucks habit with sparkling water!

  405. Hannah says:

    A plane ticket to Japan for a 2 week trip with friends!

  406. Sarah says:

    I have been lusting so hard over the OMG bag. It’s the consultant dream bag. The best thing that I’ve bought this year has been grad school…does that count? If not, then I’ll go with these Panasonic earbuds. They are literally the most comfortable things to wear.

  407. Laura says:

    Best thing I purchased this year – Audible subscription. Makes my commute 10 times better (plus, I am actually making progress on my reading list!).

    Love LOVE Lo&Sons!

  408. Kate says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a pair of J Crew’s cleo smoking slippers. They are my new go-to shoe!

  409. Belgin Palaz says:

    The best things I bought this year was LK Bennet heels! So comfortable and universal.

  410. Julia says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a pair of J Brand skinny jeans!

  411. julia says:

    Best thing I bought was a plane ticket to go to one of my best friends weddings 🙂
    I live so far away from my friends now it just felt so so so good to surround myself with the people I love!

  412. Casey says:

    finally took your advice and bought a pair of zella live in leggins!

  413. Jessica K. says:

    A chic red poncho coat @ a craft festival while in London this summer!

  414. JS says:

    Pointy toe Cole Haan Flats!

  415. Sarah C says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a pair of black wedges for work–they have been total workhorses.

  416. KJL says:

    Best thing I bought this year was my post-bar exam vacation to Africa… it was worth every penny! Also, Zella leggings on Belle’s recommendation to wear on the plane. 🙂

  417. Nicci says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a colorful c. Wonder blouse to wear under my boring suits. And I have to say I love those bags- they would make my suits less boring as well!

  418. Jamie H. says:

    The best thing I have purchased this year was the Boden city jacket. The green padded jacket just screams Home Counties! It’s comfortable, warm, and goes with so many outfits!

  419. RNSF says:

    Best thing I bought this year was my a membership at a nice gym. It’s calm, no waiting in line and the classes are awesome. I finally figured that if I was going to be there 4-5 times a week it was worth it to have a pleasant experience.

  420. Kayla says:

    The best thing I bought this year were tickets for the Phantom of the Opera. The show’s not til the end of January but the look on my mom’s face when I give them to her for Christmas will easily be the best feeling!

  421. Michelle says:

    The best thing I bought this year was Kat von D tattoo eyeliner in trooper. It doesn’t budge and love the brush tip for precise winged eyeliner!

  422. Brie says:

    Best purchase of the year: my wedding dress!

  423. Alyson says:

    Best purchase of my year: a green v-neck flare dress for a night out wth my man!

  424. CC says:

    Best purchase: A tweed Hartmann rolling, carry-on garment bag. Discounted on OKL. It’s true love.

  425. Mandi says:

    My best purchase this year was my car (or rather, sending in my final car payment). It’s my biggest purchase to date, and my second largest investment (behind my education). I felt so proud when I received my certificate of title. Paying off debt is a huge relief!

  426. Tanya N says:

    After dumping oodles of dollars into my 10-year old car, I’m very much in love with my new Mini Cooper convertible.

  427. Holly says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a plane ticket to South America. It was inspiring to visit a new continent, and to do it stylishly carry-on only!

  428. Gina says:

    Best thing I bought this year is a Marc Jacobs cross body bag.

  429. Phoebe says:

    Best purchase? Quite possibly my J.Crew navy cocoon jacket. It’s last year’s version (which I prefer…minus the pockets), and I got it on sale. I also have it in coral, which I was wearing to death until I got the navy one.

    With the zipper open, it is light enough for a fall day. With the zipper closed and a layer underneath (sweater/fleece), it’s warm enough for temperatures in the twenties! For anything below that, I bust out my down coat.

  430. Colleen says:

    I bought maternity clothes – my second daughter was born in August!

  431. Stephanie says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my bike. Commuting by bike to work in DC is the best thing ever.

  432. Tara Tubb says:

    I bought a new house that I love!!

  433. Jean says:

    My first two cashmere sweaters. I look forward to wearing them all winter.

  434. Kara Wilkes says:

    Hands down–MK Roudned Toe Flex Pump in black patent.

  435. Erica says:

    Best purchase? Went to a proper lingerie store and got a few great fitting bras by Elle McPhearson.

  436. Shannon says:

    The best new thing I purchased this year was a plane ticket home to visit my family!

  437. Liz says:

    Best thing I bought this year? Definitely my new rain coat – a must-have for rainy midwestern winters!

  438. pegeen says:

    Best purchase-Sherpani carry on bag–stylish, versatile and fits enough for a week! Would be even more awesome couple with Lo & Sons medium overnight bag!

  439. Shannon carney says:

    I bought my first mattress! After years of sleeping on crummy hand-me-downs, my new purchase is such a luxury.

  440. The best thing I bought this year was my Clarisonic!

  441. Meaghan says:

    Best thing purchased (clothing wise) was probably the $500 Kate Spade bag that I’d wanted forever…on ebay for $140!

  442. Ginger says:

    I finally donated my boo, Wanda the ’94 Honda Accord, to NPR and bought a new CR-V! Next 20 years of transportation: done.

  443. Jen says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a pair of AG jeans! They look fantastic and they can be dressed up or down so easily. Love them.

  444. Melanie says:

    I bought myself diamond earrings for my 40th birthday to recognize how far I have come professionally and personally in the past decade. I wear them everyday- so while they are a big purchase, the price per wear will end up being very small.

  445. Taryn says:

    The bridesmaid dress that I will wear to my best friend’s wedding in December!

  446. Leigha says:

    As a recent law school grad, the best thing I bought this year was a new Theory Suit. It took FOREVER to find one that was appropriate for someone under the age of 40, yet still professional. Plus, you can’t beat the non-wrinkle stretch material! I. am. in. love.

  447. Blythe says:

    Best (and most inexpensive!) purchase this year were two amazing maxi dresses from Target. I wear them every weekend!

  448. The best thing I bought this year so far was a vintage gucci crossbody bag…. for only $45 at a consignment store!

  449. Michelle says:

    The Clare Vivier leopard clutch – it matches everything!

  450. Emily R says:

    I bought a pair of black pointy cole Han flats – I wear them all the time!

  451. Rachel C says:

    Hmm…probably my Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream. It’s the perfect mix of heavy moisturizer without leaving a film on my skin.

  452. Ellie says:

    My freedom, I accepted a severance package from the huge corporation that I work for. Retirement here I come….

  453. Dee says:

    Best thing(s) I bought were two linen jackets from Nordstrom – super versatile, professional enough for a law office, but light enough for the humid summer.

  454. Kristen says:

    Best purchase this year were ivanka trump black pumps – wear them all the time!

  455. Debbie says:

    Hands down, my new old (1896) house which has lots of possibilities and a fantastic yard for my 3 year old. A killer black and white dress that never fails to turn heads…a close second.

  456. Rebeccah says:

    I bought my sister a pair of vintage purple prada kitten heel pumps. She’s never owned a designer brand before and wears them constantly! I almost bought them for myself but really she appreciates them much more. And I can always borrow them!

  457. Stephanie says:

    a super lightweight 3/4-sleeve raglan from the LOFT – i wear it constantly!

  458. Maggie says:

    YBF eyebrow pencil! Filling in your brows is a game changer

  459. Liz says:

    Best thing I bought was Lonley Planet’s guide to Central America. Using it to plan a much needed post election trip.

  460. Abbie says:

    Best thing I bought was my Nikon DSLR 3200 Camera as a graduation present to myself. Taking pictures has never been the same since.

  461. Shelley says:

    My fav purchase this year was Origins Starting Over oil free moisturizer. Usually everything breaks me out or doesn’t work, but this works great and smells amazing. So glad I finally found something that works.

  462. Tasha says:

    The best thing I bought this year is a week long beach vacation. I can’t wait to lay out and swim while it will be snowing here in DC!

  463. lcris says:

    My best purchase this year was a Calvin Klein down coat. It is as beautiful as a down coat can be, but it keeps me very warm during the winter.

  464. Laura says:

    The best thing I bought are my silver, embossed snakeskin heels. They go with every single thing in my closet!

    I’ve heard so many great things about Lo & Sons bags, would love to win!

  465. JulieB says:

    My best purchase this year was my dog (from a shelter)!

  466. Katherine says:

    Best purchase of the year: black Vince Camuto ballet flats that go with everything, they’re gorgeous, comfortable, and I wear them everywhere.

  467. M says:

    My new winter coat for sure – nervous about cold weather!

  468. ZCO says:

    The best thing I will buy this year is a house for my mother, who has been homeless for most of my life.

  469. Elizabeth says:

    Th best thing I bought this year was a plane ticket to visit my family. A Lo & Sons bag would make my next trip just a little bit better!

  470. Natalie says:

    A new car! It’s the first car i’ve bought for myself. I graduated from law school three years ago, and til this spring I was driving my mom’s old camry into the ground.

  471. DCBeth says:

    A pair of grey booties from Zappos for under $40 that I wear often!

  472. Diane t says:

    I bought a Michael Kors watch I had been lusting over!

  473. Kate says:

    A winter coat. Winter is coming.

  474. Sarah says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my Marc Jacobs purse. It is the perfect size for everyday use and so versatile.

  475. KK says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a one-way ticket to California!

  476. Violette says:

    A new black handbag from kate spade. A great splurge!

  477. Sarah says:

    It’s not a fashion thing, but the best thing I’ve bought this year was a pair of sweet-looking cycling shoes. I promise that as uncool as cycling things cool, THESE look cool.

  478. Nicole says:

    The best thing I purchased this year was my spinning membership.

  479. Anya says:

    The best thing I bought/discovered this year are MM Lafleur dresses. They make getting dress for work easy, I receive a ton of compliments and customer service is outstanding. Thanks for telling us about the brand.

  480. J Langley says:

    A new pair of tall boots. I wear them all the time!!

  481. bettyjoan says:

    I have bought practically the entire Harvey Prince “Hello” line – my favorite new scent! But, my husband and I just went under contract on a house, so that might beat out everything else. 🙂

  482. Shelmum says:

    The best thing I bought was admission tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium…..and the Dive Tour for my 12 year old son. I go back to that “happy place” in my head several times a week! It was worth twice what we paid and the long drive from Illinois to get there!

  483. cara says:

    best thing was latisse. I love having longer eyelashes.

  484. GG says:

    A new phone! The old one could not keep up with my busy schedule (so it ended up in some water).

  485. carey says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my new laptop for my part-time MBA program. It is a touchscreen HP and I am obsessed with it!
    Absolutely love your blog. You sent to law school around the time I started working at a law school so it has been fun to read about your experience in an accelerated program!

  486. Maria says:

    A weekend away with girlfriends!

  487. Tiera says:

    The best thing I bought this year was Bare Minerals foundation. I’ve put off trying it for a number of reasons over the years, but I gave in earlier this year. I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis, but I’d have to say at least 90% of the time I do wear makeup it’s BM!

  488. Leigh says:

    Benefit “They’re Real” Mascara. Seriously the best beauty purchase ever.

  489. Liz says:

    Best purchase: the white linen duvet cover from H&M. Ridiculously comfortable, super affordable, and it gets even softer with every wash. Plus, it’s gorgeous. I’m thinking of going back for the dark grey…

    Second place: Mrs. Meyer’s clean day laundry detergent in lavender. It smells so good that I don’t mind washing my white duvet cover all the time 🙂

  490. Analiese says:

    My ticket to Iceland! Or my house. It’s a toss up.

  491. Jane says:

    My Kindle! I finally jumped on the e-reader train! Love it!

  492. Victoria says:

    A facial and wax from Bliss Spa!

  493. fs says:

    The best thing I bought this year: NARS blush in Orgasm. Very happy to have finally gotten over my fear of blush. Thank you for organizing this giveaway!

  494. Bo says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my burgundy corduroys from Ann Taylor!

  495. Sarah says:

    Kate Spade purse! It is perfect!

  496. may-ann says:

    Tickets to Santorini with my husband and 7-yo boy. I asked my son for a kiss and told him afterwards that I am officially the first girl he kissed in Santorini 🙂

  497. Karen Y. says:

    I discovered the skincare brand Paula’s Choice & the Beautypedia, which reviews products based on ingredients. I’ve become a big fan of the brand for its relatively affordable prices & good ingredients, and I always check reviews on Beautypedia before I buy any skincare or makeup items.

  498. Monica says:

    An all-inclusive trip to Hawaii!

  499. Marcy says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my American Giant midweight sweatshirt. Amazing!

  500. TheLoop says:

    A 1 ounce bottle of rosehip oil and a 1 ounce bottle of hyaluronic acid serum. Goodbye expensive face moisturizers full of chemicals.

  501. Samantha says:

    I just bought and installed a new window master switch for my car for $50, saving me $150 that the mechanic quoted me for parts and labor.

    It was also pretty fun to fix.

  502. Mercedes says:

    A baby Einstein jumperoo for my 5-month-old… she happily bounces around, and I can get a precious 15 minutes to myself before her attention wanes. Winning!

  503. Christina says:

    Best thing I bought this year? Completely walkable black leather wedges – low heeled, incredible cushions, and a retro square toe. I am considering duplicates in case this ever gets discontinued!

  504. Adela says:

    Best thing I bought this year was suki face wash. So gentle ans fresh for my skin!

  505. Kim says:

    Definitely my condo 🙂

  506. Liza says:

    ! bought a pair of dark rinse Paige skyline skinny jeans. So perfect and flattering!

  507. Kate says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a pair of Dolce Vita suede ankle boots that I cannot wear enough. If they were work-appropriate, I’d wear them everyday.

  508. Jen says:

    Everlane’s fall seed stitch sweater – I wore it constantly on an early fall vacation.

  509. 812 says:

    The best thing I bought this year was 100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream. All natural and does wonders on my dark circles

  510. Elena says:

    I bought the Street Level coral red bag you had posted on the blog and I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! It’s an amazing color, a great size, and a great price! Thank you so much for the tip!

  511. SMS says:

    My clarisonic definitely changed my life this year.

  512. Annika says:

    I bought a basic INC black turtleneck sweater this year and I wish I had bought one sooner. It’s so versatile and cozy, and surprisingly flattering. I’ve always thought that bustier girls couldn’t wear turtlenecks, but it makes me feel so sleek and sophisticated.

  513. JoCykes says:

    A pair of white flats for $20 that I wore out this summer. Wish I had bought 3+ pairs!

  514. Emily says:

    I bought a pair of black H&M booties that always get me stopped on the street.

  515. Sophia W says:

    The best thing I bought (secondhand) this year is this awesome, super soft, PURPLE sectional couch!

  516. Amy H says:

    The best thing I bought this year was tickets to London for my mom and I. The second is the very good quality Maybelline Age Rewind under eye concealer. I have tried a lot of expensive concealers, and this one is just as good, if not better than some double or triple the price.

  517. Alex says:

    I bought an ipod shuffle to listen to podcasts. Using the simplest technology to do the job is the most elegant solution.

    (Still love the iphone though).

  518. Wendy T says:

    My best purchase in 2014 has been the navy J.Crew schoolboy blazer.

  519. Simone says:

    I’m loving the Topshop hooded parka I picked up a couple weeks ago. It’s the perfect lightweight jacket for fall, and a neutral khaki color that goes with everything. I’m bummed I didn’t get one sooner!

  520. Korinne S says:

    Best thing I bought this year (on sale too!): a pair of black leather, Italian made flats by Attilio Giusti Leombruni. They are super comfy and actually have some arch support! I commute in them almost every day as they can be dressed up or down.

  521. Amy L. says:

    The best thing I bought this year have been my Franco Sarto ballet flats. I wear them all the time!

  522. Kim says:

    I was sick of my work wardrobe and interested in adding style to my more basic, classic work sweaters so ended up using a credit I had at a favorite jewelry store, specializing in local designers, to buy a unique long necklace made of leather with silver accents. It completely changed the look of my outfits yet still worked in my relatively conservative work environment. Plus, I can wear the same necklace on weekends to add a bit of style to a basic t-shirt. This was definitely a favorite purchase this year.

  523. Jo says:

    Rain boots! I finally bought an acceptable, professional-ish looking pair after 5 years.

  524. Kelsey says:

    I got a beautiful black and white wrap coat from Target this fall. Affordable, warm and stylish!

  525. Cynthia W says:

    A Le Creuset dutch oven – finally, after years of coveting them. And it really is worth it.

    Close runner up – a pair of Cole Haan knee-high riding boots on a lightning deal for $149 – down from $349.

  526. Britt B. says:

    The best things I bought this year (and every year) were school supplies for my students who cannot afford to buy their own. Teachers everywhere sacrifice their ability to buy beautiful and timeless items to instead empower their students to create beautiful and timeless memories.

  527. Lindsey says:

    Hands down, OC8 face primer. Used with Becca power foundation from Sephora, my makeup stays on my super oily skin all day. Seriously a miracle.

    The OMG is a great law school bag! Almost halfway through 2L year and still going strong!

  528. Patricia says:

    I finally bought the Bobeau fleece wrap and I love it!

  529. Anita says:

    This is going to sound so cheesy, but my favorite thing I bought this year is my wedding dress!! I cant wait to wear it.

  530. Mai says:

    A dyson animal vacumn!!!

  531. Tara says:

    Best thing I bought all year: tickets to Italy!

  532. Sarah says:

    Best thing I bought this year was my new MacBook Pro! 🙂

  533. nic says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a down jacket.

  534. Emily says:

    The best thing I bought this year is my BMW. All-wheel drive and lots of storage for being active outdoors and traveling!

  535. Jennifer says:

    The Jo Malone cologne sampler kit from nordstroms anniversary sale. Choosing which scent is the highlight of my morning!

  536. Krista says:

    A classic David Yurman bracelet. Wear it all the time!

  537. Samantha says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a sheet set that I love

  538. Joy says:

    I love Lo & Sons and would absolutely love another bag! (the purple OMG was my best purchase last year). The best thing I bought this year would definitely have to be my plane ticket to a vacation across the Middle East!

  539. WHBM black legging! I practically live in them during the winter month!!!

  540. Christine Peterson says:

    I finally bought the Bobeau fleece wrap and not a moment too soon! It snowed today!

  541. Jen says:

    Best thing I bought this year was my Audi A5 – first new car I’ve ever purchased and I absolutely adore it!

  542. KMM says:

    I bought a cream color leather jacket in the spring on deep discount and it has been such a great purchase. Goes with everything!

  543. The best thing I bough this year was a sleeveless sheath dress in a washable but flattering fabric. Loved it so much I bought another in a different color!

  544. SML says:

    Definitely my black suede shoes!

  545. Dina says:

    Ticket to Miami for a girls weekend 😉

  546. LK says:

    I just bought my first house 🙂

  547. Lindsey says:

    The best thing I bought this year is a DVF wrap dress. So classic and sexy at the same time!

  548. K.M. says:

    An aldo bag in mixed neutrals. Collectively, I’ve likely hauled thousands of pounds with it, and it still looks new.

  549. R says:

    Tarte Maracuja Oil – It changed my skin for the better!

  550. natalie says:

    a leopard sweater from old navy! so comfy yet stylish

  551. Jenna says:

    argan oil! makes my hair so happy!

  552. jaime says:

    Best purchase this year was a set of noisy peekaboo books. Only things that can make my active toddler sit.

  553. Jazmonique says:

    The best thing I have bought this year is my north face fleece jacket now that Chicago is starting to become insanely cold.

  554. Elizabeth says:

    My best purchase this year… was my Daniel Wellington watch! I waffled back and forth for a month before breaking down and buying it. I’ve worn it every day since, and now can’t believe I wasn’t sure about it.

  555. Sarah says:

    Comfy and stylish ankle boots. Great for winter!

  556. Michelle says:

    Madewell transport tote!

  557. Katie F says:

    I’ve bought almost nothing in 2014 – started two new businesses instead. But of the few things I did buy, the best was a pair of taupe-gray patterned shorts at target. If only it weren’t frigid out right now or I would probably still be wearing them every other day.

  558. Janet says:

    A space heater! Just in time for polar vortex season.

  559. Rachel says:

    Best thing I bought was the next book in my favorite author’s best series. Orson Scott Card books are my happy place.

  560. Kristy says:

    A flight to Croatia. It was the perfect vacation!

  561. Amy says:

    My first pair of Frye boots! The Melissa Button in cognac — they’re a dream! I would love an OMG to lug my books and gear for nursing school!

  562. Sharon says:

    The best thing(s) I bought this year was definitely the 6 concert tickets to see my favorite band 6 separate times over the summer and into the fall. I did a road-trip with a close friend for 4 dates up and down California, and then repeated the road trip again when the band announced a brief 2-date run in September. I have such great memories from those 6 nights that I don’t regret the amount of money I spent on the trips (rental car, tickets, meals, but free lodging, thank god) at all!

  563. Angelika says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a blush Asos clutch with snakeskin detailing. Love it!

  564. Kate Stapleton says:

    Best thing I bought: Kate Spade wristlet! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  565. Heidi says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a plane ticket to Myanmar.

    And thanks for the code, I’m just in the process of replacing my olive OMG with an exact copy (which isn’t on sale). And adding a navy OG – because I get on a plane every weekend to see my boyfriend.

  566. C. says:

    Benefit Cosmetics, It’s Potent! Eye cream. Once you pass the bar, in almost any field of law you go into there will be the opportunity, if you choose, to work long hours on even less sleep thank in law school. This eye cream erases dark circles and bags letting me give the clients and the boss the illusion that what I have done for them was effortless.

  567. Tierney says:

    I just bought a Canada Goose down parka and I must say that it was worth every penny! So warm and luxurious.

  568. wendy r. says:

    The best purchase of 2014 for me was a plane ticket home to surprise my father for his birthday. It was a moment neither of us will forget and it reminded me how much of my families lives I miss being across the country.

  569. Suzanne says:

    Chevy traverse! Love it!

  570. Emily S says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a gym membership. It has completely turned my life around!

  571. Eun Ah Choi says:

    The best purchase this year – Cole Haan Chelsea Pumps. Cole Haan is discontinuing them and I was able to get several in different colors and textures at a great discount. They are the most comfortable heels I’ve tried (and I wear heels every day, all day).

  572. Allie says:

    Found an out-of-print book on playing the piano, written by Richter’s teacher. It was in a used bookstore in San Francisco for $8. On Amazon it sells for over $100. I guess the bookstore didn’t even know.

  573. H says:

    Beat thing I’ve purchased has been a fitness class membership. It’s changed my life in incalculable ways!

  574. Jennifer T says:

    The best thing so far has got to be Benefit’s They’re Real mascara! I have been searching high and low for the perfect mascara forever and finally!!

  575. Sam says:

    My best purchase this year was an electric tea pot. Tea in minutes- best $20 spent!

  576. Roon says:

    Best thing I bought this year was plane tickets to volunteer at Dogtown in Utah. Life changing experience for me!
    Second best thing-Chap stick dual ended hydration lock. Finally an end to cracked lips!

  577. Andrea says:

    Our new car – a sleek BMW X5!

  578. Jamie says:

    I bought a bottle of Seche Vite top coat and it is a nail saver! I am willing to paint my nails more frequently because they dry so fast! Love Lo&Sons, too! The OG was the best “new job” present to myself awhile back.

  579. Sloane says:

    My best purchase this year was a vintage blonde mink stole. It’s warm and super elegant!

  580. Skye says:

    The best thing I bought this year is hands down my wedding dress!

  581. Scout says:

    Leg warmers from Target! I love them and went back and bought two more pairs. They are cozy and cute. I have a pair under my desk too for when I’m freezing in my office.

  582. Courtney says:

    The best thing I bought this year was an awesome rug for my living room!

  583. Jess says:

    My best purchase this year was my new couch. Thanks Belle!

  584. Jessica says:

    The best thing I bought was a plane ticket home to meet my new nephew…worth every penny + the PITA of air travel!

  585. Courtney says:

    Hi Belle! The best thing I bought this year is this Trina Turk coat (link below) which was a total splurge (way too much), but I cannot describe the level of fabulous I feel when I put it on. Hard to beat! Thanks for hosting the giveaway in such a fun way, the comments have been a blast to read. Love the blog! Good luck on finals this year! Coat link: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/trina-turk-beverly-wool-cashmere-wrap-coat-regular-petite/3771649?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=Light+Grey&resultback=408&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_1_A

  586. Faith says:

    The best thing I “bought” this year was my wedding dress! I lucked out and picked up a $4,000 gown secondhand for $500 – and it fit like a glove, absolutely no alterations needed. It was exactly what I’d had in mind and I couldn’t have imagined anything different!

  587. Kate says:

    The best thing I bought was an oversized soft, thick cotton sweater from the GAP. It’s perfect for when I want to come home and change into something cuddly.

  588. Clarissa says:

    The best thing I have bought this year was plane tickets to a week spent in Martha’s Vineyard, MA! There’s nothing like a great summer island vacation getaway!

  589. Mia says:

    My best purchase this year was a couple of manicures. Had a baby in February so not into buying a lot of clothes. It was nice to know that my nails looked awesome even if the rest of me is still a work in progress 🙂

  590. Erica says:

    The best thing I have purchased this year is BY FAR my husband’s wedding ring (with a work bonus). It looks so good on his hand and it felt really good to practice “working to live” instead of “living to work”!

  591. Nancy says:

    a fitbit – it has pushed me off the easy chair and into a healthier lifestyle.

  592. Janine says:

    The best purchase I’ve made is a pair of Jessica Simpson heels. They’re a beautiful color, and I get compliments every time I wear them.

  593. Jordan Valdes says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my honeymoon. After planning a wedding around two of the world’s highest maintenance families, the reprieve was much needed!

  594. Kim Henrichs says:

    The best thing I bought this year was tickets to see Andrew Rannells in Hedwig & the Angry Inch!!

  595. aj says:

    best thing I bought all year is the Metro Skinny from Athleta. Most comfortable pants ever and can be dressed up/down.

  596. Elle says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a plane ticket to interview for jobs in NYC. Can’t wait to spend my summer in the Big Apple!

  597. Meagan says:

    A simple white gold wedding band. The day of my wedding, my custom-made ring was too small. I’d been wearing a plastic ring from my maid of honor’s “emergency kit”. Slipping a real ring on felt amazing.

  598. Saskia says:

    My best purchase this year was a new, really short, haircut. Makes me feel great every day.

  599. Samantha says:

    A navy romper. I’ve wanted one for such a long time and I loved getting to wear it on cooler summer nights and into the fall.

  600. Bernie N. says:

    Best thing I bought this year would be my new MacBook Pro. I love Lo & Sons — I stalk their bags on the regular — but the price has made me hesitant. Winning one would be absolutely amazing!

  601. Jackie says:

    The best thing I’ve bought this year: a plane ticket home from Asia!

  602. Nina says:

    Best thing was a tube of Pacifica lip gloss at target. I’ve had trouble finding vegan lip gloss and can’t wear most lipgloss/lipstick due to insect allergies. Their Enlightened gloss in coral is amazing 🙂 now if I could only find red lipstick that is vegan…

  603. Sirine Fisher says:

    The best thing I bought this is is a pair of patent AGL oxford. So comfortable and goes with everything. I live on AGL shoes!

  604. Anna says:

    Best thing I bought this year was waterproof Cole Haan Chelsea boots!

  605. Rebecca says:

    A giant antique plaster column capital at a local salvage yard. I had a top made in reclaimed wood and it’s the perfect coffee table in my neoclassical revival house.

  606. alix says:

    Bean boots earlier this year–they were so helpful with all of the DC snow!

  607. Margaret says:

    My Microsoft surface tablet!

  608. Linh says:

    Kate Spade “MOM SAID SO” necklace because it makes smile and is simple enough to go with everything.

  609. Rosemary says:

    The Physicians Formula liquid eyeliner with lash-boosting serum. Can’t say if the serum part works, but it’s the best liquid liner I’ve ever used.

  610. KC says:

    A pair of cashmere lined leather gloves. Worth every penny!

  611. Callan says:

    I adopted a puppy!!!

  612. Jenn S. says:

    Going to be a little corny, but probably my husband’s wedding ring.

    If we’re talking about something for me, hm… it is hard to peg a single thing, so I’ll go with something very recent. I just ordered a pretty coat that looks a bit more professional than my existing one (which I still love, it is utilitarian and warm). I didn’t concern myself with how stylish my coat was because a) I don’t spend a ton of time outside and b) if I do I am likely doing something I wouldn’t want to screw up a nice walker doing. I haven’t received it yet (due to be delivered tomorrow), but I’m pretty excited about it, too – it will be nice to have something more appropriate for dressier occasions.

  613. Amanda says:

    Fun question! 🙂 my favorite purchase this year was a new camera. I saved up for a long time to buy it and was so worried at the time it would be a frivolous splurge… since then I use it all the time and get super happy when I bring it out and about with me (and see the beautiful photos later!). Definitely worth every saving!

  614. APW says:

    My dogeared Karma necklace–very simple and pretty!

  615. MM says:

    Best thing bought this year was a ticket to Hawaii!

    I’ve been eyeing these Lo & Sons bags for forever…

  616. L says:

    I bought a beautiful wedding dress… that I wish I could have worn more than once!

  617. Caitlin says:

    I bought Duo Beaumont boots and I love them! They were lost in the mail for 2 weeks but when I finally got them, they were worth the wait.

  618. Kelsey says:

    The best thing I bought this was has been pair after pair of beautiful dangly earrings for the ears I finally worked up the courage to pierce! (I have a thing about needles)

  619. Lauren says:

    A gorgeous light blue arm chair for my bedroom – my first grown up piece of furniture! I searched for MONTHS before finding the right thing! 🙂

  620. Eleni says:

    The Dress I bought for my best friends wedding. I’m the only one in the wedding party so it was my choice and I love it!!

  621. Alex says:

    The best thing I bought this year was sugar tinted lip balm.

  622. Jennifer says:

    The best purchase I’ve made this year is my new Jeep Cherokee! I bought it for the four wheel drive (which will come in handy this winter), but am enjoying the comfy heated leather seats, the huge sunroof, and the touchscreen with all the apps.

  623. C says:

    The best thing I bought this year was new brown boots!

  624. Kristen says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a pair of real cowboy boots when I was in Austin, TX. When in Rome, right??

  625. Cori says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a month for an online dating membership, where I met my boyfriend.

    A close second was the O.M.G., which I had been eyeing for four years. I wish I had purchased the O.G.–the O.M.G. is a little tight for careering ladies who travel for a week at a time with just their tote and a carryon suitcase. Word to the wise!

  626. Morgan says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a pair of cognac Calvin Klein pumps to replace a tired new pair. They have been so great for fall!

  627. brittany says:

    Blue dress from old navy! Goes with everything!

  628. Nanette says:

    Best thing I bought this year–my Mini Cooper. After driving the same old Buick for years, I’m in heaven!!

  629. Mica says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my first “big girl” bag. A black and white Kate Spade tote for work.

  630. Kat says:

    Neutrogena Deep Moisture Night Cream – better than the $30 Origins “night a mins” cream from Sephora, and at a fraction of the cost!

  631. Chai says:

    Best thing I bought was a good leather jacket–it’s been great workhorse for spring and fall and early gym mornings!

  632. Eleasha says:

    My favourite purchase of the year was a new camera (my first DSLR!). We bought it right before a family trip to Hawaii and it was definitely worth all of the stunning pictures we’ve taken – in Hawaii and since!

  633. Amanda says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my gym membership. Getting back into Zumba and taking fitness classes makes me feel more energized and motivated!

  634. Kate says:

    My iPhone 6, security breaches be damned.

  635. Rachel says:

    The best thing I bought this year was an air conditioner. Holy crap, how did I ever live without one before?!

  636. BT says:

    Best thing I bought all year was my rescue dog. I can’t imagine life without her.

  637. Danielle J says:

    A gym membership! It’s been great to get back in shape.

  638. Christina says:

    Best thing I bought this year is my train ticket to start a new chapter of my life in NYC. Worth it all 🙂

  639. Kimberly says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my dress for my best friend’s wedding. It is beautiful and it will always have a special place in my closet and heart.

  640. Shannon says:

    I finally found a lipstick that I love and use daily – NARS Audacious all the way.

  641. SaraJones24 says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a vintage silk scarf to tuck into the tops of sweaters (keeps the itch away).

  642. rhianna says:

    Best purchase this year. My house!!!

  643. Lindsay says:

    Best thing I bought this year was the Stila liquid eyeliner you’ve recommended. I can’t leave the house without it now.

  644. AM says:

    best thing I’ve bought this year is my zella leggings- I live in those!

  645. Katherine says:

    A membership to a fitness studio. Feeling good about my body and health makes me love all my clothing and shoes that much more.

  646. Lauren says:

    The best thing I’ve bought this year have been my Vince Camuto Elvin Platform Booties. Unequivocally obsessed. Ordered two more pairs for when I inevitably tear them up on the NYC sidewalks. I have never loved a pair of shoes more, and they’re only $99!

  647. Erica says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a pair of short cognac boots from J. Crew that I scooped up at the end of the season on super sale–I’m so excited to be wearing them again this Fall!

  648. Katherine K says:

    The best thing I’ve bought this year is my Clairsonic (based on your review – thanks, CHS *cheesy infomercial grin*) 🙂 I don’t think I would’ve pulled the trigger to get it full price, but I found a great deal on it, and I looooooooove it.

  649. Lindsey says:

    The best thing I bought this year (per your recommendation!) was a Clarisonic. It totally changed my skin!

  650. Emily says:

    The best thing I bought this year is a new haircut (x2). I finally found a stylist I love and I’ve gone back twice. Not everyone knows how to cut my curly hair but she listens!

  651. Britt says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my wedding dress! Got married in March and it was everything I wanted in a dress.

  652. abvv says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my blue/purple pixie cut. Doing something really colorful with my hair was on my bucket list, and I finally decided I had the time, money, and understanding boss to make it happen. The number of compliments I get from people – friends and strangers alike – make it worth the extra salon time. The runner up? My Lo & Sons O.G. bag…so good that I am considering a second one.

  653. Samantha S. says:

    The best thing I bought this year was Harvey Prince’s “Hello” perfume. I discovered the scent when a sample of it arrived in my Birchbox, so I then ordered my own bottle from their website. It smells amazing! It instantly brightens my mood the moment I spray it on. It’s such a pleasant scent.

  654. kristen b. says:

    Best thing I have purchased this year were my zella leggings – love them for the gym, lounging, or errands!

  655. Katie says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my rent for a new apartment downtown in my city. I’m so much happier living in a walkable area with lots to do than I was living in the burbs!

  656. CB says:

    Best thing I bought this year was my new house and the chandeleir I bought to go in it!!

  657. Elyse G. says:

    The best thing I bought was a classic pair of black patent ballet flats. They are comfortable, go with everything and won’t go out of style.

  658. Whitney says:

    An Anthro sweater coat that is super cozy and should accommodate my growing baby bump all winter. I love it!

  659. Kimberly says:

    I’ve been drooling over these bags ever since I started reading caphillstyle! I love bags, especially since becoming a mother!

    The best thing I bought this year: my husband’s grandmothers’ 1855 New England farmhouse. It’s been in the family since it was built and needs a lot of work, but we are totally loving finally putting down roots and having such a long family connection after years of nomadic life for grad school and career training.

  660. Melissa says:

    The best thing I bought this year was the Japonesque Heated Mini Eyelash Curler. It is a miracle worker – my eyelashes look longer and fuller after using this tool!

  661. Claire says:

    Two kittens from the Washington Humane Society 🙂

  662. Rebecca says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my crossfit membership! I’m loving how it is changing my perspective on life.

  663. Char says:

    The best thing I bought this year is Tarte’s BB cream/primer. I use it everyday!

  664. Kari says:

    The best thing I bought this year are tickets for my family to go to Barcelona. Giving my son an experience like that at his age is priceless!

  665. Olivia says:

    The best thing I have bought this year was my first car, Pam — and I LOVE it! I even look forward to my morning and evening commutes between law school and home!

  666. Katie says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a Michael Kors tortoise & gold watch as a treat to myself for earning straight As in my first semester of nursing school

  667. Meaghan says:

    A flight to Charleston to spend a weekend away with my best friends from college! And more related to the blog – two beautiful MM LaFleur dresses.

  668. Mackenzie says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a new bed. We spend so much time of our lives in one that we should have one we enjoy!

  669. Morgan Burke says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a train ticket to Edinburgh! I studied abroad in London, and my weekend trip to Scotland was my best weekend of the program, especially my 24 hours solo — my first really independent travel.

  670. Heidi says:

    Best thing I’ve purchased this year – a Michael Kors gold watch I’ve been wanting. Close second – the Jcrew Schoolboy blazer in Navy.

    Great question, Belle!

  671. Megan says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a trip to Hawaii! The most magical an peaceful place.

  672. Breezy says:

    The best thing I bought was my house! I also just bought a nifty bow tie for my spouse that will make him swoon.

  673. Liz says:

    The best thing that I bought this year was a new navy suit. A great fitting and comfortable suit is a must have.

  674. Regina Cademarti says:

    The best thing I’ve bought this year was little box organizers for my dresser drawers from Ikea. I was tired of my drawers looking like a mess when I opened them. Now my socks, tights, sports bras, regular bras, and swimsuits each have their own little box.

  675. MsZ says:

    I got a new furnace, which will certainly be my most expensive purchase of the year. And I will appreciate it every day this winter and hopefully for many winters to come.

  676. Mel says:

    Retin-A. My skin is finally beautiful.

  677. mcs says:

    An heirloom watch for my husband as a wedding day gift.

  678. Laura says:

    This year my husband and I bought our first house, so that’s gotta be top on the list.

  679. Emily says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a royal blue Micheal Kors bag. The color is perfect in all seasons.

  680. Jenna says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a black Kate Spade purse. (Cobble hill, I think?). It expands to hold small file folders, fits my mac book pro nicely if needed, but it small enough to carry around to non-work related activities like shopping.

  681. Betsy says:

    The best thing I bought this year was Dolce Vita knee high boots during the Nordstrom sale! 🙂

  682. Kate says:

    Best purchase of the year was a pair of CW-X compression pants. Running my first marathon in two weeks and these have saved my legs on long runs!

    A close second is the ASOS checked blanket scarf. So cozy and got it just in time for the cold weather.

  683. Alexa says:

    A Subaru my husband and I have been saving for for 6 long years as a one-car family!

  684. Clara says:

    best purchase this year: my condo (after saving for over a decade, I could afford the down payment on my own)

  685. LG says:

    The best thing I bought was a camel scarf/wrap from a kiosk in Reagan. So versatile, I wear it with everything!

  686. MO says:

    Best thing I bought this year was my first car

  687. kb says:

    The best thing I bought are the Frye Regina pointy toe black flats. Beautiful leather and the most comfortable flats I have ever owned.

  688. Heather says:

    After dragging my cheapo carry-on all over the place this year, I bought a TravelPro carry-on bag and it’s amazing. So lightweight, fits a tons of stuff, and the pockets are all useful. Just saying that a navy OMG would be the perfect personal item to carry with it 🙂

  689. Nicole says:

    A field jacket–perfect for fall in the south.

  690. Katherine says:

    A lovely creme lace wedding dress for the most perfect day.

  691. MM says:

    Hands down best purchase: my Missoni heels. They are gorgeous, spice up even the most conservative outfit, and most importantly make me feel like a million bucks. I literally get stopped by strangers complimenting me on these shoes (which in turn makes me feel even more confident). Wearing them today, actually 🙂

  692. KF says:

    This year, I finally pulled the trigger on the Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran tote in gray after lusting after it for a year (great sale on Gilt!). I love it.

  693. Christina says:

    The best thing I bought was a fantastic blue dress from Reiss. A complete impulse buy, but it makes me feel like a million bucks!

  694. Whitney says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a navy stripe maxi at Nordstrom on sale!

  695. MFF says:

    Polar FT4 heart rate monitor! I finally have accurate training stats!

  696. Cynthia says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a pair of Sanuk shoes. They are so comfortable and great for commuting to work.

  697. Emme says:

    The best thing I purchased this year were a pair of taupe, pebbled leather boots with a stacked heel — praise the Cole Haan outlet!

  698. Monica says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a weekend trip to Disney for my younger sister. Even though we grew up in Florida, she had never been. It was a great weekend and the best thing I’ve spent money on all year.

  699. Virginia says:

    Sometimes I hate being a growup: new, non-warped doors for my house. Here’s to the next purchase being for me!

  700. CharleneD says:

    The best thing I bought this year is a trip to Vegas to spend time with my mom, sister, as well as my hubby.

  701. Virginia says:

    My husband and I bought a house! By far the best thing we’ve ever purchased. (But if we’re only talking things one can wear, I splurged on a pair of Paige jeans for my birthday and they fit like a dream.)

  702. Jessica says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a Kindle. I joined a book club and reading has become much more convenient on my Kindle. I bring it with me almost everywhere!

    Some suggestions if you’re looking for something new to read:
    “And the Mountains Echoed”
    “Everything is Illuminated”
    “We were the Mulvaneys”

  703. Jennifer D says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my J.Crew Italian Wool Schoolboy Blazer in Black. It goes with absolutely everything I own!

  704. S says:

    The Best thing I bought this year was a Badgley Mischka bathing suit. Generally, I hate shopping for Swimsuits but theirs fit great!

  705. Wanda says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my massage chair. Love it!

  706. A. R. L. says:

    Stila waterproof liquid eye liner. The application has changed my morning routine.

  707. Becky says:

    I bought the plus size waffle knit v-neck sweater in raspberry from forever 21. It’s a rich, cheerful tone and WARM – perfect for fall weather!

  708. Megan says:

    The Downtown Field jacket from J. Crew!

  709. Lexi says:

    The best thing I bought this year is Pssst! Dry Shampoo, per your suggestion. I’ve been obsessed with it ever since I tried it a few months ago!

  710. Lourdes says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a military green trench with leather trims! I love it and its perfect for chilly weather 🙂

  711. Nina says:

    Best thing I’ve bought this year was Pacifica lip gloss in coral. It’s vegan and since I’m allergic to most lipsticks/lip glosses, it’s been wonderful to wear lip gloss again. Now I’m on the look-out for vegan red lipstick!

  712. Veronica says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a memory foam mattress. After sleeping on my new mattress, I would never go back to basic box springs!!

  713. Jennifer says:

    My wedding dress!

  714. Lauren says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my iPad!

  715. Carissa says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a cobalt blue sheath dress that is my new work go-to!

  716. Erin says:

    The absolute best thing I bought this year was a pair of Plomo heels. They were marked down on MyHabit, so I finally bought them. They ended up being so chic and so comfortable that I bought a 2nd pair and now have them in nude and black.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  717. Mel says:

    The best thing I bought this year is Freeman Feeling Beautiful Charcoal Mask. Somehow manages to stop breakouts and calm my sensitive skin.

  718. Annie says:

    Best thing I bought was a week long vacation to Central Oregon. Adventure and relaxation!

  719. Jennifer P says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a trip to Paris in September with my husband! It was a fabulous time for the both of us! Second best thing was a new pair of snow boots to keep my feet toasty warm and dry during the sad time that is winter

  720. Nicole D says:

    The best thing I bought this year is the Zella leggings–totally love and need more!

  721. Justine says:

    My new haircut!

  722. Meg says:

    favorite sweatshirt-from target!

  723. Kate F. says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a Coach trench coat at a second-hand store! Thanks for the giveaway, Belle!

  724. Megan says:

    Best purchase- trip to paris/nice!

  725. Dena says:

    The best thing I purchased was a two-week vacation in Israel. Worth every penny.

  726. Connie says:

    The best thing I bought was a trip to Europe – Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro.

  727. Sharon says:

    A pair of woven leather ugg booties with shearling liner that I love!

  728. Taryn says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a sistema lunch cube. Having a cute lunch “box” encourages me to be healty and pack my lunch (and I hate it when my food touches). It also saves me money by not going out to eat!

  729. Lisa says:

    Plane tickets to reunite with a group of my good friends who had not been together in one place in 6 years!

  730. Morgan says:

    The best thing I bought this year is a pair of Zella leggings. I now understand why the leggings-worn-as-pants epidemic exists–it’s hard to say “no” to the clothing equivalent of kittens hugging your legs.

  731. Christina says:

    Banana Republic’s Sloan sheath in navy. Wore it to three weddings and a birthday party this year!

  732. Danielle says:

    Best ting I bought – My Citizen of Humanity Avedon ankle jeans!

  733. Tara says:

    The best thing that I bought this year—a Brita water pitcher! No more plastic water bottle waste and I’m more likely to drink water with a large bottle next to me.

  734. LWJ says:

    Best thing I have purchased this year? My Cole Haan manhattan bow ballet flats in nude patent! My new favorite shoes!

  735. CNJ says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a much needed beach vacation with my boyfriend!

  736. caroline says:

    I bought a KILLER Alice & Olivia leopard print dress for my brother’s rehearsal dinner and it is a show.stopper.

  737. Tessa says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a DVF wrap dress. Finally took the plunge and I love it!

  738. Angela says:

    The best thing I’ve bought is Sumotech by Bumble and Bumble. Life changing!!

  739. JM says:

    A down coat for my dog – she loves it. 🙂

  740. bekki says:

    LK Bennett Pumps for $75 brand new

  741. Rachel says:

    I bought myself a great pair of sunglasses early this year and I haven’t regretted it for a minute. They’re a great color and shape, and I wear them all the time.

  742. JNick says:

    I’d have to say it’s a tie between my Hudson jeans and my Patchworked Vegan Leather Dress from Anthropologie. Both fit like a dream and make me feel like a million bucks.

  743. Leila says:

    The best purchase for me was actually something that you recommended on the blog. White skinny jeans from Ann Taylor. I had always wanted white jeans but had been very reluctant because of my body shape and general girth. 🙂 Your review encouraged me and from the moment I put them on, I wore them nonstop. I got so many compliments and beyond that, I loved how I felt in them. I can’t even count how many times I wore them before they made it into the wash the first time. They were really affordable as well, and that made the purchase even sweeter. Finally, I packed them in my bag for a weekend trip to a friends wedding. At the pre-wedding BBQ, I ran into “the one that got away” and we shared a secret little kiss at sunset. I know the jeans and how they made me feel played a hand in that! When you feel confident in your clothes, it shows! Thanks so much!

  744. Meridith says:

    A new car! My old car was manual and shook when I drove it above 60. This winter will be awesome with heated seats!

  745. Becca says:

    The best thing I bought was my new apartment!

  746. Hanna says:

    Ankle boots!!

  747. Susan says:

    A black Schott Perfecto leather jacket. It was an investment, but something I will wear for ages.

  748. Emily says:

    The best thing I have bought this year is Mississippi Miracle Clay–it makes my skin look and feel amazing!

  749. Lacey says:

    A winter coat! This is my second winter in D.C. And I was vastly unprepared last year.

  750. Lacey says:

    A winter coat! This is my second winter in D.C. and last year I was vastly unprepared.

  751. Kim says:

    Best purchases of the year include a black maxi dress, black skinny jeans and a plaid flannel shirt. so exotic, I know.

    Maybe that is trumped by the photographer at my anniversary party. Seriously, I am more satisfied with my photos than the food and drink I didn’t actually get much of.

  752. JDC says:

    A pair of Taryn Rose ballet flats. The most comfortable shoes I own. I’ve walked all over the city in them and would still be wearing them if not for the cold weather.

  753. Amy says:

    The best thing I bought this year is my first semester of grad school. At age 50, I’m getting a master’s, which proves that you’ve never too old to further your education!

  754. MCF says:

    The best thing I bought this year is a fat lip pencil is a fantastic color – LAQA & Co. Fat Lip Pencil in Ring of Fire! I feel like it can take any outfit from work attire to cocktail hour (though I may be deluding myself).

  755. Kate says:

    Best purchase? Would have to be my YSL MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS in purple. I decided to buy it on a whim and have gotten so many compliments on the extra burst of color that I’m considering trying out another new color.

  756. Sally says:

    My best purchase of the past year would be a Cole Haan packable rain jacket.

  757. CB says:

    I would have to go the car route with my favorite purchase of the past year – 2013 Hyundai Elantra. My boyfriend makes fun of me because whenever I talk about the car/purchase I brag about the amazing warranty (free oil changes for life!). Car is very fun to drive as well.

  758. BB says:

    A Longchamp bag and new file cabinet.

  759. GR says:

    An airplane ticket to New Zealand! I’m visiting some friends over Christmas and couldn’t be more excited.

  760. LucyDG says:

    Bought a pair of Frye Melissa boots a few months ago. I just broke them out and I love them – they go with everything

  761. Amy says:

    African Black Soap. My skin has never looked or felt better!

  762. shaun says:

    Best thing I bought all year is my Cole Haan Nike pumps. So comfy!

  763. Celest says:

    My new Brooks running shoes with great arch support. My feet over pronate when I run, making it painful and exacerbating my old iliotibial band syndrome. I ran today pain free in these shoes, and for the first time in a long time, I felt free.

  764. GoFishGo says:

    Best thing I bought this year: graduation announcements for my baby brother (14 years my junior!) who now has his high school diploma!

  765. Megan says:

    A gym membership. I feel way better AND I made new friends!

  766. Jenni P says:

    The best thing I have bought this year are fleece lined tights, so that I can still wear my dresses and skirts in the Northwest winter.

  767. Shannon says:

    My puppy! Who has not eaten a single shoe!

  768. CR says:

    Definitely my car! I finally have a CD player/USB connection and not just a cassette player.

  769. Samantha says:

    Favorite thing, hands down was the Ole Henriksen On the Go Cleanser. It seems to be just what my skin has been begging for!

  770. Amy D. says:

    What a hard question! I could answer with the practical things – dental work, vet treatment for my kitties, a fantastic necklace rack that organizes and displays all my necklaces (finally!); or the sentimental – a “galaxy cat” t-shirt that reminds me of my sweet cat who recently passed away; but I am going to have to go with the stunning vintage aurora borealis crystal necklace I purchased from an ebay organization that donates 100% of the purchase price to help homeless and feral cats (not affiliated but if you are interested it is here: https://www.ebay.com/usr/whiskersrescue). I got it for a great price and LOVE it so this was the ultimate win-win situation!

  771. Yishey says:

    Favourite thing I bought this year is my new phone – the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Yes, 3 not 4. I waited for the 4 to get here so I could get the Note 3 for about $100 bucks less! 4 years with a phone with a cracked screen later, this baby is changing my life 🙂 I would LOVE the OMG. A new mom just back at work, I need a great, form meets function bag. Thanks Belle!

  772. anth says:

    I bought a new suit after I left 2 hanging in a hotel room in May and forgot about them…

  773. Clementine says:

    Hmmm… The best thing I purchased this year was probably a marathon race entry. That $75 ended up working as a personal trainer, summer motivation, weekend activities every single weekend all summer, and also proved to me just how strong I really can be. Not bad for less than $100 bucks.

  774. RS says:

    My favorite thing would have to be an olive green Kate Spade purse. Having never purchased a high-end bag before, It took me a long time to be able to justify buying one. I had no idea that a great bag can instantly elevate not only your daily look, but your overall style as well – the compliments from random strangers don’t hurt either ;).
    Now, I’ve got my eyes set on one of these Lo & Son’s Bags!

  775. Catherine says:

    The best thing I bought this year was the Paula’s Choice skincare line. I started trying out their products in August of 2013 after a terrible bout of breakouts (one of the worst I’ve ever had), and my skin is best it’s been. I don’t even need to wear foundation/bb cream on most days!

    Her skincare line is gentle, effective and reasonably priced (with frequent sales, so I stock up). In additional to their great products, their customer service is amazing (from free shipping to Canada and easy return policy to knowledgeable staff on the phone lines).

  776. Stefanie S. says:

    Best thing I bought this year: A Solly Baby Wrap. It’s the only way I’m able to get any work done with my 3-month old daughter around. As soon as she’s tucked inside, she falls fast asleep and I’m able to get things done for at least an hour. Bliss!

  777. MAA says:

    A pair of silver heels that were surprisingly a great neutral all summer.

  778. KRF says:

    The best thing I bought this year was actually a family purchase. We all researched various laptops and chipped in to buy a new laptop for a family member to support her job search efforts after losing her job. Thanks for another terrific give-a-way on the blog! P.S. my family member is now working part-time and we hope will have an opportunity to gain full-time employment in the near future.

  779. Reese says:

    I finally, finally found the perfect pair of black leather pumps this year. So I bought them in two more colors!

  780. min says:

    hands down – pregnancy pillow. finally getting some rest!

  781. Lisa says:

    I bought a samsonite EU travel carry-on, and the it has made quick work trips so much easier

  782. Jennifer says:

    Halogen Marlie calf hair pumps in leopard print for $60 at Nordstrom. They instantly transform a boring monotone outfit to a more sophisticated one, especially for work!

  783. MBM says:

    The best thing I bought this year is a pair of J Brand black leggings. They looks like jeans and have good structure but are soooo soft and stretchy. They are the perfect travel pants for my frequent business plane trips.

  784. Claire says:

    The best thing I bought this year was actually off a CHS recommendation-a reversible tote from the Nordstrom junior’s section. It’s a good size, works well, and always gets unsolicited compliments.

  785. Erica says:

    Best thing so far: pair of Cole Haan boots for my husband that he would never buy for himself. However, because he absolutely loved them so much, he’s started dressing better – and wanting to take me to nice places. It was like a gateway drug to get him to step up from gray Hanes t-shirts. Personally, for me, my best was the Zella leggings. (We may be moving in divergent directions fashion-wise actually…hmmm..)

  786. C Smith says:

    A pair of perfect black wedges. I like them so much that I bought another back up pair just in case!

  787. Maggie says:

    Best thing I purchased this year was what I didn’t purchase. My jeans are on their last legs and I would kill for a new dress, but I skimped out on buying much this year in favor of bailing myself out of credit card and student loan debt. I have to keep reminding myself that it’s a better use of my hill staffer salary in the long run!

  788. Angie says:

    Best thing I bought this year: a pair if Frye ballet flats that I wear everyday and goes with everything in my closet.

  789. Kelly says:

    Best thing I bought was definitely a flight home to California for Christmas!

    Second best would be a super warm flannel button up from Madewell to keep me warm on the East Coast!

  790. Stephanie says:

    A bi-weekly cleaning service is hands down the best purchase I made all year

  791. AJ says:

    A dishwasher! … for all my takeout containers!

  792. Shayla says:

    Best purchase all year was a Tory Burch fitbit cover. Gorgeous!

  793. J says:

    The best thing I purchased this year was a new area rug…it makes my apartment so much cozier!

  794. Kasey says:

    A Keurig mini for my office!

  795. Lauren says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a new loveseat for my living room. A complete overhaul brightened everything up and a loveseat added extra seating. Perfect!

  796. Kaci says:

    The best thing I have bought this year is a thrifted white Ann Taylor winter coat. Love winter white!

  797. Jenny says:

    Gentle Soul booties in black. You have to be chick in Paris otherwise you look like a tourist, not my idea of a good time.

  798. Jessica says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a stitchfix membership.

  799. Lauren says:

    I’ve been looking for a bag like this for work! Would love to get one of these. Best thing I bought this year was actually a plain IKEA kitchen/ bar stand that I painted a light turquoise to give my kitchen a pop of color, along with bar essentials.

  800. Laura says:

    Best thing I purchased this year would have to be my first house!

  801. SS says:

    A trip to Sonoma with my husband, that coninsided with leaving one job for a better one

  802. N says:

    A white open-front Topshop blazer. Love the clean lines, and have worn it dressed up and down.

  803. Lauren T. says:

    I bought the perfect 3-season commuting jacket that’s both practical and chic. It took forever to find and it’s so worth it.

  804. Sheri says:

    An egg poaching pan! I’ve used it at least once a week for the last five+ months, for everything from brunch to dinner. Yum!

  805. Melisa says:

    The best thing I bought/found this year was Eyeko liquid eyeliner. I am hooked!

  806. Melisa says:

    The best thing I bought/found this year is Eyeko liquid eyeliner! The best! I am hooked!

  807. Joni says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a new mattress! Got to keep my back happy.

  808. Rebekah Fincher says:

    The best thing I have purchased this year are my Zella Live in Leggings (recommended by this blog) and my brookline 15 inch laptop back from Lo and Sons. As a Healthcare Administration Professional, many of my days exceed 12 hours and having my laptop bag to carry all my items is invaluable. Additionally, the zella live in leggings are perfect for weekends. When I purchased the Brookline, I was torn between it and the OMG. I am very pleased with my purchase; however, I know there are gym days that the OMG or OG would better fit the days errands. I hope I win this contest!

  809. Anna says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my Whitney English Day Designer. As a result, I’m more organized and manage my time better at my new job. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  810. TaiD says:

    Best thing I bought this year is my new Samsung Galaxy Note 4, its big so I don’t have to squint when reading 🙂

  811. Danielle says:

    The best thing I bought this year was hands down my Macbook Air.

  812. Irena says:

    best thing i bought this year: Amika shampoo and conditioner! amazing scent and my hair is so soft!

  813. Erika Z says:

    The best thing I purchased was a small cabinet from Ikea to fit all my beauty essentials. I was able to organize all my products/makeup/skincare!

  814. Emily says:

    I second the stitchfix membership as my best purchase of the year!

  815. Claire says:

    Hands down, the best purchase I made this year was a terrarium for my office. It is so calming to watch the little ecosystem. And it’s great to have greenery around you.

  816. Christine says:

    My brand new Scottish Fold kitten! His name is Fred. He is adorable.

  817. Kc says:

    Best thing I bought this year? First house with my new house spouse! It’s yellow with a wide front porch that is perfect for soft summer evenings.

  818. Claudia says:

    Best thing I bought this year was a business registration with my state’s Secretary of State office to open my new consulting firm so I can have a flexible schedule and spend more time with my babies. My announcement happens on Monday!

  819. Jen says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a dress you directed me to- v-neck, 3/4 sleeves, eggplant color from Jones New York. You are the absolute best! Thank you.

  820. Caroline says:

    Best thing so far this year was a family vacation to Hawaii to visit more family stationed there!

  821. tasha says:

    my cole haan booties. way outside my comfort zone but i love them!

  822. d says:

    Best thing I’ve bought was a pair of zella leggings and riding boots. Thanks, Nordstrom anniversary sale!

  823. hastingsk says:

    Best thing I’ve bought is Urban Outfitter’s fleece-lined tights!

  824. Haley says:

    My condo apartment definitely ranks as my best purchase this year!

  825. Melissa says:

    Best thing I bought this year was the Frends Layla Headphones!

  826. Ashton says:

    The best thing I’ve purchased this year is definitely a my Michael Stars booties from Amazon – they’re office appropriate and the thick heel means I can walk for miles.

  827. MissMaple says:

    I finally, finally found some black riding boots that fit my giant calves and had some style to them!

  828. Melissa says:

    My house! Love decorating and making it a home.

  829. Ashley says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a stoneware bakers set from Sur la Table. It has taken my cooking to the next level.

  830. Katy says:

    A new light fixture for my kitchen to replace the gross 1980s fluorescent one. Yuck.

  831. raah says:

    The black leather charley ankle boots from madewell changed my life starting this season! They have the perfect height (1 3/4″) that doesn’t sacrifice on comfort AT ALL and they’re very stylish and wearable. No compromise, no breaking in whatsoever. They go well with pretty much any look you can imagine, casual with jeans, with dresses, skirts, etc. What more can you ask for?
    Trust me, they’ve been on back ordered/sold out status for months for very good reason!

  832. Crystal says:

    Best thing (abstract): Two-week trip to Turkey, alone, before starting my new job.
    Best thing (concrete): Samsung S5. <3

  833. Vicky says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a trip to the Dominican Republic for some quality mother/daughter time!

  834. Katie says:

    Air plane tickets for honeymoon!

  835. strin012 says:

    A 30th birthday trip to NYC with my bestie. It was my first time in the city and it was a great memory.

  836. Maricella says:

    A honeymoon!

  837. WLilies says:

    The best thing I bought this year was my pair of Zella leggings (at the recommendation of this blog!). So comfortable

  838. BRandi says:

    Definitely my Martina Liana wedding dress!

    Love the lo’s weekend bag!

  839. Mia says:

    Tickets to the UK to celebrate my birthday and visit my family and friends.

  840. Vanessa says:

    Best thing I bought was a shower head water filter! I live in a city with very hard water and it’s so nice to be able to run my fingers through my hair again!

  841. Raina says:

    My Evernote notebook/planner

  842. Kara says:

    The best thing I bought this year was a pair of Sorel boots from the Free People site. Stylish and super warm! I have been testing them out in the Denver snow the past few days.

  843. LH says:

    I have ulcerative colitis and the best thing I “bought” this year was a colonoscopy. Another year, cancer free!

  844. Karen says:

    A scarf from Hermes. It’s a souvenir from my trip to Paris AND my favorite accessory!