Top 19 Purchases of 2019


High waisted swimsuits

Holy moly I can’t believe this swimsuit came in as the number one seller for all of 2019! It’s safe to say y’all love Amazon, especially swimsuits, so expect to see a lot more try ons this year. This little Amazon swimsuit cutie now comes in 8 colors, is full coverage and extremely good quality. It has padding and the scallop detail is just adorable! I got a size small and say it fits similar to an XS so if in between sizes, size up.


Amazon Cocktail Dress

Another Amazon winner! This cocktail dress comes in 15 colors and is so flattering on all body types. It is double lined and great quality. I got the size small (4-6) because it was the only available size at the time but could have done the XS (0-2).


High waisted swimsuits

This designer dupe has been all over Instagram and comes in a ton of color combinations (18 to be exact!). It is high waisted, full coverage and padded. I got the size 4 which fits like an XS.


Silk Pillowcase Review

I did an in depth review of the real deal silk pillowcase verses the dupe (find it here). While the dupe doesn’t have as many benefits as the real deal, it’s still a great alternative if you are looking to go longer in between hair washes, keep you hair styled longer and make sure your pillow isn’t absorbing your expensive skincare!


Tili It's All Chic To Me December Box

This mist actually came in a set with the tanning mist, tanning drops and a tanning mitt which is definitely the best deal that I have seen if you are a fan of both of these products like I am. I personally use the tanning mist on my body and the drops on my face. The tanning mist is sprayed directly onto the skin and then spread evenly with the tanning mitt. It goes on clear and odorless so it doesn’t transfer onto clothing and bedding and doesn’t even require rinsing off! It develops over 8 hours and gives a very natural tan! I use shade medium in the Winter and dark in the Summer.


Amazon Pearl Headband

Can you believe this headband is less than $2?! Pearl headbands have been a big trend this past year, some of the popular ones being $150. Get the look for less with this trendy headband that comes in 8 colors.


International Womens Day Spring Make Up Refresh

Similar to the tanning mist, the drops are clear and odorless. The difference with application is that the drops are mixed into your moisturizer before applying to your skin. These can be used all over your body but I personally just use them on my face! I use shade dark year round and typically apply 2-3 times per week.


Best Sellers of 2019

I bought these during the Nordstrom Sale and have gotten so much use out of them. Whether with a basic outfit or mixing them with prints, they instantly jazz up any outfit. They run true to size and also come in a black version. If you want to get the look for less ($23), try these!


Best Seller of 2019

Yet another Amazon swimsuit that made the top 19! This gingham cutie is high waisted, pretty full coverage and padded. The top is similar to that of a sports bra. I got a size small.


If you are a jumpsuit lover, this one is super comfy and super cheap plus I love that it can be worn on or off the shoulder. It is great for those throw on and go days as well as self tanner days since it’s black! It also comes in 5 other colors and runs true to size.


Amazon Best Sellers

This dress is perfect for wedding guests and actually comes in white too for all of my brides out there! It is stretchy but still double lined and great quality. I got the size small but I would say it fits more like an XS so if in between sizes, size up.


Tile Mug

Although I didn’t talk about these initial mugs until Christmas time, you ladies loved them! They very quickly made the top 19 list. Not only do these make great Christmas gifts, they also make great birthday gifts as well as teacher gifts too.


I was a little surprised to see this place in the top 19 but for very good reason that it did! This tool is amazing for exfoliating and sucking all of the gunk out of your face. Way better in the long run than paying for monthly facials when you can do it at home for cheaper! You can actually grab it for 40% off TODAY ONLY with code MD40 here.


As one of my most worn pieces in my closet, I’m so glad this suede moto jacket made the top 19! It comes in several colors and runs true to size. If you plan on wearing bulkier layers underneath, size up! If you want to get the look for less, try this!


Silk Pillowcase Review

I did an in depth review of the silk pillowcase and all of it’s benefits for your hair and skin (find it here). If you aren’t a fan of hair washes or wake up with cowlicks, you NEED one of these! It’s legit life saving ladies and saves so much time.


Best Sellers of 2019

One of my most exciting projects to date was getting to collaborate with QVC for their monthly TILI box. I got to pick all 8 items that are in the $25 beauty box including two full size beauty products. Get detailed information about each item here. I cannot thank you ladies enough for all of your support on this project!


Best Seller of 2019

Disclaimer: the coat that I am wearing is a newer version of the one that placed in the top 19 so it is slightly different in style and color. That being said the one that placed in the top 19 is a great option and is currently just $60 with code HAPPYCLOSET. I sized up to fit sweaters and am wearing a size 2 regular.


Best Seller of 2019

The Spanx faux leather leggings have continuously been a top seller for good reason. As many dupes as I find, none will ever compare to the real deal and how much I love them! They can easily be dressed down like this or dressed up for date night! If in between sizes, size up. I wear a small. Lots of styles are currently on sale here with code WINTERSALE.


Makeup Routine

The best full coverage concealer on the market in my opinion! Y’all loved this deal where you can get two concealers and a beauty blender for just $37. Usually one tube of concealer is $27 so it’s a great deal for sure. They are still a few shades left. I wear Shade light in winter and medium light in the Winter!


Thank you for being here. Thank you for your purchases. Thank you for giving me credit. Thank you for your likes, comments, messages and tags! Thank you for trusting me as a resource to help your shopping experience hopefully better and easier. When I look back on 2019 I am most thankful for your support and allowing me to continue to do a job that I genuinely love and can’t imagine doing anything else. So thank you for a successful 2019 and cheers to another year with the best community ever!

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Stocking Stuffers For Him And Her

Funny stocking stuffers are kind of a speciality in my household. Well that and gift cards that is! I found some pretty darn funny ones this year and most of these are all from Amazon so you can still get them in time for Christmas!

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August Top Ten

We are back for another monthly round up of the most purchased items from the previous month. I always love these posts because I enjoy seeing which items you ladies loved the most and which ones took a back seat. I always want to make sure that I bring you the best content and sale round ups so looking over this data for trending items, categories and retailers helps me plan similar content for the next month and hopefully you enjoy seeing behind the scenes a little bit too!

To shop any of the below items, simply click on the picture and it will take you to the retailers site to purchase! Also, if you enjoy these types of post and are curious about how I obtain this data and track sales on the back end, scroll down to the bottom of this post for more information on that!

Top Ten Purchased Items

10. Walmart Peasant Top
The best $15 Free People dupe I’ve found in awhile. It comes in 7 colors and runs true to size. It does shrink in the wash so you might want to size up!

9. Walmart Moto Jacket
If you love the BLANKNYC moto jackets but not the price tag or if you live somewhere that doesn’t get that cold, this jacket is for you! It’s just $25, comes in two great neutral colors, and is made of a cotton material so it’s not too hot.

8. Old Navy Coat
If you love the look of the J Crew coats but not the price, this coat is a great alternative! I own the past two years versions of this coat and have loved each one. I always get my true size, an XS, but if you are planning to wear multiple layers underneath, I would size up. It also comes in black.

7. Old Navy Pocket Cardigan
This cardigan is SO good you won’t believe it is from Old Navy. It is the same style as the popular Madewell ones with the same soft feel too. It runs true to size and comes in several colors.

6. Sunglasses Organizer
If you are wanting to display your sunglasses in your room or laundry room, this is a great option! It fits either 10 or 12 pairs of sunglasses and is just $20!

5. Macbook Pro Laptop Case
$17 Macbook Pro laptop case comes with 4 pieces: a top case, bottom case, keyboard cover and screen protector. You have over 20 patterns to choose from. I got the pink marble and the quality is great!

4. Walmart Peasant Top
A great $15 work to weekend top. It’s peplum heel so adorable and it comes in 4 colors/patterns.

3. A&F Straight Jeans
I love these so much that I own them in two washes! They are a true denim with little stretch so if in between sizes, size up. I own a size 24 and 25 and love both fits.

2. SLIP Silk Pillowcase 
These rarely go on sale and this one is 50% off! If you aren’t familiar with silk pillowcases they have so many benefits for your hair and skin. The number one being that they allow you to go much longer in between hair washes! See more about the benefits in this blog post here.

1. BLANKNYC Suede Moto Jacket 
The number one seller by a landslide. It keeps selling out but it’s fully stocked right now! This jacket is a staple in my Fall/Winter wardrobe. It instantly makes any outfit chic! Even over a dress and sneakers! I got my true size (an XS), but if you are planning to wear sweaters underneath, size up!

And as a reminder on how I obtain the monthly top ten data…

I use an affiliate program called rewardStyle. This means that if you click on any link- whether it be from my Instagram, app or blog, that takes you to a product page on a retailer’s site and rewardStyle is able to track that it originated from me. Some affiliate programs will pay the influencer for every click that they generate from their site. RewardStyle pays per purchase made. This means that if you click on one of my links and then end up purchasing that item, I will get a small commission (usually between 7-12%).  Many bloggers use this same program as part of their revenue source.

Because I use this service I do have access to data analytics. This means I can track what items are clicked on and purchased. I cannot see who clicked on each link or what other items might have been purchased. For example, if you click on my silk pillowcase link and then purchase a swimsuit and a top in the same transaction, I will only be able to see that a purchase was made and that the pillowcase link is how you got to the retailer’s site.

These analytics are incredibly important to me because it allows me to see what all of you are liking. At the end of the day, this little blog business of mine is meant to be a resource for all of you so having the ability to track and measure each product’s success is invaluable. Coming from a Finance background, I tend to geek out over the analytics side of it as I find it incredibly intriguing what all of you are liking, buying and clicking on the most! It gets my gears turning because I genuinely want to bring you products that you are going to love and want to buy (at the right price point of course)!

Like I mentioned, this little blog is a full time business for me which means I am so appreciative when you choose to click and shop through my links – whether that be on Instagram or the blog. I have poured everything I have into being a resource for all of you so that hopefully it makes your life a little bit easier. I know that shopping through my links is an extra step for you, but please know it makes all the difference to me. It is how I am able to continue sharing great deals, try on sessions, and everything else. O and it allows me to pay my bills 🙂

All of that is to say, shopping through my links does not cost you anything additional (the item is the same price), the retailer will just pay me a small cut since I am the one that referred you. Please know I am so thankful when you choose to shop through my links and give me credit for helping you score a great find!

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OLD NAVY | 50% off store wide // Check out my HUGE try on haul here.

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Best Purchases of 2017


Sunday Riley Acne KitI’m not one to talk about skincare very often because to be honest my skincare routine was pretty nonexistent until the last couple of months. I get sent a lot of products to try out but this one is by far my favorite and I love that it helps with acne since my skin is very acne prone. After using it the past few months I’ve seen a serious decrease in my hormonal acne. The oil that comes in this kit is my favorite part of my entire skin care routine, I literally look forward to it every night. It is infused with tree oil and smells so good.

Amika Blowout Spray– This is another product that was gifted to me. I had seen multiple bloggers rave about this product so I finally gave it a try. Talk about va-va-voom! Ok it doesn’t give a ton of volume but I love the grit it puts in my hair to hold a curl and lift my roots. Not the nasty type of grit, more so just a little bit of texture to make your hair more malleable.

T3 Curling Wand–  If you have been following me this year you might know I’ve had a love, hate relationship with this 3-in-1 curling wand. For the longest time I would have told anyone that I would never pay money for this wand (it’s $300) but since it was gifted to me I used it. At first I swore to you that my Hot Tools wand did the exact same thing (it’s $45) and I do still highly recommend the Hot Tools wand if you are looking for a budget friendly one. It served me well for 5+ years. It wasn’t until recently when I started incorporating product into my hair care routine that I saw a major difference. I use the Amika Blowout Spray and Redken Styling Spray and boy does it make my hair actually hold the curl all day and even when I sleep on it. If you are looking for a great curling wand and would use the multiple attachments, the T3 is a great one!

IT Cosmetics CC Cream– After several attempts at finding a full coverage foundation that lasted all day, IT Cosmetics finally pulled through for me. Prior to trying this one I was using the Benefit Hello Flawless foundation but was not impressed with it’s coverage. I love that the CC cream fills in my pores and leaves my skin looking much more even toned! I also finish off my look with their Celebration Foundation pressed powder.

HASK Dry Shampoo– After trying what seemed like every dry shampoo on the market (expensive and non expensive), I was about ready to completely give up on this whole dry shampoo concept until I found HASK! Warning: this stuff will make you go questionable lengths of time between hair washings. I use to not be able to go more than one day without washing before my hair would get greasy but I can push 7 days thanks to this stuff!!


Olive Jeans | Light Wash Jeans | White wash Jeans | Dark Wash Jeans

Wubby PulloverAlthough I’ve only had mine a few weeks, it’s quickly become one of the top sellers for the blog in December and for good reason. If you are a cozy lover like myself, this pullover is a no brainer. It also comes in a vest version (on sale, I sized up to a medium) that I did pick up the other day because let’s face it, I have a serious sherpa addiction these days.

Levi Jeans– These were actually bought in 2016 and were still so much a favorite in 2017 that I bought them in the darker color too. I get lot’s of questions about my ripped denim and my Levi’s jeans are hands down the best that I own. They are a bit pricey which but after trying several pairs of cheaper jeans, these out do them on so many levels. They are the only pair of jeans that actually fits me, are of good quality, make my butt look good (because hey that’s important!), have the right amount of distressing in the right places, and hold up for multiple wears before washing. I promise you these are worth the money and then some! I personally size down in Levi’s but many of you have told me that you get your true size or even go up one so I suggest reading review before purchasing. Other notable distressed denim that I discovered this year and love are my olive Free People jeans and light wash mom jeans. Both run true to size.

BP Side Split Tee– For $19, I bought these basic long sleeve tee in 4 colors- black striped, white striped, grey striped, and olive. They do fit a little oversized so Nordstrom will tell you to size down. I ordered my true size (XS) which is a little long but I prefer the length for layering purposes. I wear them under EVERYTHING. My favorite way as of lately has been to wear them layered under sweaters so that they show at the bottom, sleeves, and sometimes top too depending on what you are wearing. I’ve also worn them layered under a military vest, puffer vest, or denim jacket. The possibilities are endless and it really is a great basic to have in your closet.

Aerie Fleece leggings–  Believe it or not these were the blog’s number one seller and for good reason! Y’all certainly love cozy just as much as I do! I personally own them in 3 colors if that tells you how good they are. I suggest sizing up one. I wear a size small (normally an XS). These are great as pajamas or just lounging and they are still only $12!!

SPANX Leather leggings– It took me a long time to pull the trigger on these because of the price tag and to this day I still buy alternatives to dry and find something cheaper that is comparable for you guys but there honestly is just no comparison to how good these are. I do suggest sizing up as they run quite small. The only alternative that I found and liked was this $18 pair. If I am comparing the two they are night and day difference but if you are trying to save up before you buy the SPANX, they are decent and I do wear mine! Definitely size down as they run large.

Gucci Dupes- So I did this crazy thing in 2017 during my YOLO-quit-my-job-travel-the-world stage this year. I splurged on the Gucci Marmont 2.0 bag and small leather belt. The Gucci belts have been crazy popular this year and thanks to Britt, she introduced me to an identical dupe for the belt. It’s quickly become the blog’s number one seller in December. It comes in the small and large version and in all colors too! It is one size but fits most sizes. My favorite pair of shoes this year, especially after surgery, were the Gucci dupe slides from Target. I’m pretty sure I wore them almost every day this year not kidding one bit. I wore them to work every day and they are my go to casual shoe. The best part? They are $19 and extremely good quality. I even wore them to tromp all over Europe!


Other Favorites

Present Over Perfect– I don’t read. Period. Even though it’s been a new year’s resolution for who knows how long I just am not a book reader. BUT this year I did something crazy. I read a book! In fact, I read it twice I loved and connected with it so much. If you feel like you are running yourself ragged or are craving some sort of deeper connection with people and things, this book is AMAZING.

This is Us– I rarely watch TV and I try not to even start any new shows because I get sucked in to the point that I binge watch like nobody’s business. That being said I am super picky about shows and movies. I don’t like sci fi, action or history based shows. In typical girl fashion, I usually am a fan of romantic comedies. This Is Us is not a show I’d normally go for which is why I held off for so long. I binge watched both seasons in 2 days and cried the entire time. IT’S SO GOOD!!

Pop Socket– I had to throw this one in here because it has been a life saver for me ever since I got the 7+. If you have tiny hands and a big phone, the pop socket will rock your world and make your life so much easier.


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