MY FAVORITE THINGS 2019
I love the holiday season because it always feels like one big ol’ giant send off for the whole month before a new year begins. I’ve actually been sitting on this post for a while, but I wanted to share my 2019 faves before the year is out. Most everything on this list is fashion themed (no surprise here), but there’s one moment that had a big impact on me this year that had to make the list. Read on for my 2019 faves!
1. CHUNKY KNITS
We’re still a week and a half away from Winter, but we’ve already endured many days of below freezing temps here in the DC area. Chunky knits have become my go-to wardrobe choice to stay comfy on those cold days. I’d say that ASOS is my favorite online destination for everyday wear, and all of their chunky knits are good (and reasonably priced)! Shop them here.
2. SKIRTS, SKIRTS, SKIRTS!
THIS has been my latest obsession! Weird, I know, since skirts have been around since the 14th century, LOL. My faves are midi length, satin or pleated. Paired with a chunky knit (above), faux leather coat, and over the knee boots is how I plan on rocking this look for Winter. Check out the styles I bought this year (or some good dupes for those that are sold out).
3. ANIMAL TREND
This trend’s been gaining popularity over the past couple of years, but really took off in 2019. There literally is an animal print option for everything, and I’m here for all of it!
4. THE MINI BAG
Not particularly practical, but cute nonetheless, the mini bag secured the spot as my favorite accessory in 2019. I bought this Kate Spade mini crossbody over the Summer, and love it!
5. BROWN’S THE NEW BLACK
I love the warm tones of this updated basic for Fall/Winter. These were some of my favorite browns this season:
6. THE LEATHER DRESS
Leather has evolved beyond just outerwear, and it’s making quite a splash this season with tons of leather separates. I’m a big fan of the leather dress, in particular. It’s versatile, edgy, and when layered right, will take you effortlessly from daytime to a night out on the town.
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7. SOCIAL MEDIA AWARD FOR TOP BLACK FASHION BLOGGER
Without question, the award goes to Monroe Steele, the self described writer, creator, YouTuber, and shoe collector. What I love about Monroe is how consistent she is at dropping quality content on all things fashion. She’s also very engaging and approachable on Instagram, which is always a plus! You can find her here on IG, or on her blog Fashion Steele NYC.
8. FASHION YOUTUBER OF THE YEAR
I swear, style expert Jenee of HighLowLuxxe fame, is the best Style and Beauty content creator on YouTube! Her videos are pretty much a how-to guide on looking chic, from the airport to work to festive holiday parties. She mixes high street fashion with thrift store finds, and affordable pieces for serious fashion inspo that’s totally relatable. Find her on YouTube here.
9. I QUIT!
This truly was a difficult decision, but after six and a half years, I closed the door to Couture Diva. It felt terrifying and liberating at the same time, but I’m sure it was the right decision for the space I’m in, in life now. I dedicated a whole post to this, so if you missed it, read it here.
Well, there you have it! 2019’s faves and most memorable moments in a nutshell. I hope you enjoyed reading this post. If you missed last year’s post, check it out here. Cheers to a purposeful 2020!