One of my personal goals for this year is to spend less money on makeup and instead to get good quality, basic items. Does that mean I'm an adult now? I just find myself lacking a lot of basic things (even in the fashion department) and I'd like to put more focus towards my lifestyle and having practical, basic items.
I recently purchased my first ever item from MAC (haul here) and I'm curious to try other products from the brand. In particular, I'd love to try this powder foundation. It's supposed to have good coverage, and I love the idea of carrying it around in my bag to touch up later in the day. Often, I find myself with half the makeup gone from my face since I wrap my scarf up over my nose in this cold Canadian weather. The scarf ends up rubbing off a lot of my makeup! So I've been looking into a portable makeup compact for touch ups.
I want sneakers that are sort of sporty, but that I can wear with a lot of my daily outfits. I definitely want them to be comfortable so that I can walk around a lot in them. These Cole Haan ones caught my eye, called the StudiøGrand Sneaker. I love the sleek, sporty, everyday design and they look really comfortable.
03. Cluse Watch
It's been yonks since I've worn a watch. Maybe ten years? Either way, I've never had a "nice" watch. It's quite easy to check the time on your phone, but there's something special and more practical about a watch. It's functional jewelry. I love this Cluse watch because of the mesh band and the small watch face. I have skinny wrists, and I don't want to wear a big clunky watch that will take over my arm. I want something delicate and gold (I'm totally a gold girl) and simple.
Although I've graduated, I'm still using my school backpack. I can't stop! It's just so practical and I love having my hands free. However, I've been thinking I should get a more elegant and grown-up backpack. Something that doesn't scream, "I'm a student!!!" as my current one does (seriously- it has my university name written on it). I would still use my school bag - but I really want an everyday backpack that is just sleek and simple, suitable for different places and occasions.
05. Cole Haan Boots
My love for Cole Haan footwear is real. I stalk their website a lot. I have a pair of their waterproof boots, and they are such good quality. Anyway, I really want these boots because they are weatherproof and suede. And I am tired of wearing the same snow boots all winter long, because snow boots, y'know, are really sleek and fashionable (*sarcasm*). Actually, they are clunky. And while they are necessary for about 70% of the winter here, I would love a pair of cuter boots that can stand up to the weather here. These ones are weatherproof, lined with fleece, have really good traction, and they are cute. Score!
What are your some of your favourite practical items?
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