At the beginning of the year, I posted a Practical Wishlist. Ever since then, I've managed to get my hands on a couple of the items in there and decided to blog about them, and other items I got that I'm loving!
Two things I'm absolutely loving, and quite possibly my favourite purchases of the year: My Longchamp Pliage Backpack, and my Cole Haan StudiøGrand Sneakers. These are my absolute everyday go-to items, and I'm happy that I got them both in navy blue.
The Longchamp Pliage backpack is surprisingly roomy, able to either fit my gym stuff, or other everyday things including light sweaters and an umbrella. The Cole Haan sneakers are super light and comfortable. I slip them on as they don't require any lacing up. Perfect for days when you know you're going to be on your feet a lot, and you want comfort and style. I used both the Longchamp Pliage backpack and the Cole Haan sneakers on my holiday this summer and they were so practical and stylish, and perfect for travel.
Other accessories I'm loving: I got a Skagen watch instead of the Cluse one in my Practical Wishlist. I love this Skagen watch because it has both gold and silver in the band. It looks dressy and can match with other jewellery, silver or gold.
And I'm also loving my sunglasses from NYBK. These sunglasses were made in collaboration with Edward Avila whom I watch on Youtube. My favourite thing about these sunglasses is that they really suit an Asian face shape. Most sunglasses tend to slip down my nose and/or hit my cheeks, especially when I smile. But these glasses don't! They have nose pads that hold the sunglasses a good distance from the face so that my cheeks aren't even close to the bottom of the frame. Plus I love the style these sunglasses have, with such a modern cat-eye shape with a cool mirrored lens. Total vibes I'm loving.
Last favourites are my Girlfriend Leggings, from Girlfriend Collective. The brand is new, and makes leggings out of recycled water bottles sourced from Taiwan, using eco-friendly dyes and in a fare-wage factory in Vietnam. Love, love, love. These are the best workout leggings I have ever owned. The material is thick and definitely feels like a high-end product, compared to the material from other workout clothing I've tried. I'm going to invest in another pair, because these leggings are that good. I would write sonnets about them.
So these have been my favourite purchases this year, that I've been wearing nearly every day!