Recent Purchases I'm Obsessed With

I am super excited to share today's post! I feel like this particular set of purchases really highlights my taste—my love of classic (and yes, sometimes luxury designer) pieces that I like to mix with down-to-earth looks. I do like to look chic but I want to be comfortable too. So with that said, here are my purchases from the last two months that I'm obsessed with

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A New Day Sweatshirt |
This might sound really random but I've been loving sweatshirts lately. They're comfortable and warm plus super easy for me to dress up. I almost never wear sneakers so I'm often pairing my sweatshirts with dark denim, black boots (or loafers), and gold jewelry which elevates the look. I was drawn to this sweatshirt because of the color (it's more of a dark reddish rust in person) and I got a lot of compliments the first time I wore it. 

Edited Pieces Nora Bracelet | Jean Wang, aka Extra Petite, started her own line of curated pieces targeted towards petites of all body types. She has about 8-9 pieces available and so far, I've only gotten the Constance necklace and the Nora bracelet (pictured here) and of the two, the latter is my favorite. It's elegant but a little weightier than my usual bracelets and the length is absolutely perfect for my wrists! 

Express Puff Shoulder Sweatshirt | This sweatshirt is so good! It's warm and soft and I love the puff sleeve detailing. The body and armhole does run a bit narrow though so I sized up to a small.

Tory Burch Ella Mini Tote Bag | I've been eyeing this tote bag for 7+ months and I decided it was time to get it. I don't know if the price increased or I just got it on sale and didn't realize it, but I paid $178 for it, which I thought was extremely reasonable. It's well-made, great size for petites, and just so easy to throw stuff into.

Missoma Deconstructed Axiom Sphere Chain Necklace | I had seen this necklace on the Missoma website for a while but it never really appealed to me. Then one of the influencers I follow started wearing hers all the time and my coworker got it too. I was still iffy though because they both had an onyx stone and I thought that was the only option. When I saw this version with tiger's eye, I knew I had to get it. It's definitely more of a statement necklace compared to what I usually get but it's still subtle and I love it. 

Celine C Charm Small Pouch Quilted Leather | I have a pretty small wallet so I wanted a little pouch  that I could put bills, loose change etc., in. I was browsing Rebag since I had a lot of credit plus a sale was going on too when I came across this. I immediately fell in love with the look of the quilted brown leather with gold accents. It was a bit of an impromptu purchase but I got it for < $200 when it retails over $400 so it was a steal. I think this style may be discontinued though so you can only get it through pre-loved sites. 

GIBSONLOOK Belted Swiss Dot Midi Dress | I saw this dress over a year ago but I didn't get it because I didn't have anywhere to wear it to and then it went out of stock. I kept it on my Nordstrom wishlist though and when it recently got restocked, I thought—why not? I figured I could just return it, if anything. And wow this dress is not only beautiful in person, but it's the first dress I've put on in a really long time (excluding the Nap dress) that I felt really good in. I can't wait to have an occasion to wear it to!

Chanel Medium Classic Flap in Caviar Leather with Gold Hardware | I purposely saved the best for last because I finally bought the bag of my dreams! I've been wanting to buy this bag since I was in college (for reference: I'm 38) but I could never pull the trigger because I felt a ton of guilt making a purchase like this for myself and then the prices kept rising, especially in the last two years. Then at the beginning of January, I was like -- I can't stop thinking about this bag, I'm going to do it. I'll buy it preowned and use my bonus towards it and that's exactly what I did. I purchased it through Julia Rose Boston (follow her on IG too!) and I have no regrets whatsoever. It's honestly the most beautiful bag I've ever seen, in pristine condition (the previous owner only used it 3-4 times), and I've been using it so much already. (Note: If you'd like to know more about buying pre-owned or more about my experience with Julia, let me know in the comments and I'll do a post on either or both!)


Have you bought anything lately that you're obsessed with?

Also, don't forget to check out My Master List for all my style, makeup,
and skin/haircare staples! A couple of the things that would've made it onto this post,
I ended up sharing when I created this post last month. 

1 comment

  1. This is seriously the best and most Rachel purchases list of all time! I'm still so happy you finally got your Chanel bag and I'm loving all of the gold jewelry and pastels!


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