So y’all know that I name items that I ADORE (and I think all of you will ADORE as well) MUST HAVES. See a quick little review of all of the MUST HAVES I’ve named previously over the last 3 years HERE.
But I got to thinking the other day, there are other items that I have….several items in fact…..that are definitely MUST HAVES for me. I didn’t name them MUST HAVES when I first got them because I didn’t know how they would become so important to me. Some of these items I’ve had for almost 2 years, and they are all items that I reach for again and again. And again.
And again. 😉
Besides the military jacket, all items seem to be fully stocked. Some of these items I wear daily, and others I reach for at least a couple of times a week. They are NECESSARY for me. Personally, I MUST HAVE these items in my life. 😉
So, what are they? Well, they are obviously items that you have heard me talk about many many times before. And get ready, this is a long post (because I give you lots of past pics with me in these outfits), so get comfy. I present to you, my SHOULD HAVE BEEN A MUST HAVE list….
1. military jacket / 2. rainbow wood bead tassel necklace / 3. stella and dot arrow necklace / 4. gorjana circle hoop earrings / 5. ag skinny ankle jeans / 6. MK double wrap leather watch (ON SALE!) / 7. lancome fashion icon lipstick/ 8. Jo Malone fragrance / 9. bobbi brown lip gloss (ONSALE!)/ 10. ray-bans (ON SALE!) / 11. cushion cut bracelet / 12. NARS tinted moisturizer / 13. beauty blender / 14. Sam Edelman “Felicia” nude leather flats.
Y’all know I love a good military jacket. So much that over the last 4 years or so I’ve collected 5. Now before you judge, they are all quite different. Short, long, sweater back, peplum hem, and various other details make them all quite different. THIS one was my most recent purchase, but it has very low stock… so I thought I would give you several different military jacket options out there right now. Because it doesn’t really matter what military jacket you have, as long as you just have one!
The one on the left is one I personally own, and I’m LOVING the cool style of the one 3rd from the left (and it’s ON SALE for a great price)! These jackets often times come in navy, khaki, light pink, etc……but the army green is my go to. It’s neutral with a punch, the color goes with pretty much everything, and it adds such a great element to so many outfits! And in case you are wondering, April isn’t too late in the year to order a military jacket. I wear mine even through the summer on cool nights and when going to places that I know have serious a.c.! 😉
Here are several pics of me in various military jackets over the years. I truly believe it’s one of the Top 5 most important closet staples you can have! Remember, the ones I’m wearing are probably sold out, so refer to the options above!
exact striped tee / arrow necklace /similar jeans / OLD NAVY military jacket, sold out/circle hoop earrings / similar cognac cross body / leopard booties sold out, but solid colors still available/ watch / cushion cut diamond bracelet c/o. A.C./ turquoise pendant c/o A.C. (use code STMT25 for 25% OFF at Accessory Concierge!)
military jacket / happy camper tee/similar jeans/ buckle booties c/o UGG, but also available in black at Nordstrom HERE / Use the code STMT25 to get 25% OFF all jewelry in this shot! circle studs / wood horn pendant necklace c/o A.C./ gold bar wrap bracelet c/o A.C.
Maisy tee (ON SUPER SALE!)/ similar jeans / buckle booties c/o UGG, but also available at Nordstrom HERE / Use code STMT25 for 25% OFF all the following jewelry: matte pave bead and jasper pendant c/o A.C./ gold bar wrap bracelet c/o A.C./gold atlas cuff c/o A.C. / earrings c/o A.C.
military jacket 30% OFF/ similar chambray shirt / black ponte pants (WITH FANTASTIC REVIEWS!)/ similar cognac boots / wood earrings / gold bar necklace / gold bar wrap bracelet
tee sold out/ necklace c/o A.C. – use code STMT25 for 25% OFF! / earrings / similar leopard belt 40% OFF!!!!! / similar white ankle jeans (with great reviews!) / pointy toe flats /round toe cognac flats option (with fantastic reviews)
If you didn’t believe previously that I wear it constantly, maybe you do now. Listen to me, if you don’t have a military jacket, GET ONE!
So I picked THIS NECKLACE up last spring. And it became a FAST favorite. I’m telling you, I wore it constantly. Like probably every other dang day during the spring and summer. The wood beads look great against so many colors, and the tassel on the bottom adds a bright and fun element to so many outfits! As soon as it warmed up, I started wearing it again this year! And I’m not sure if you saw me mention it with the outfit pictures above, but Accessory Concierge was so excited that I was naming two of their pieces SHOULD HAVE BEEN MUST HAVES, that they decided to give us a 48 hour code for 25% OFF! Use the code STMT25 for 25% OFF your entire order!!!! Even though there are just 2 A.C. pieces on my list today, A TON of their stuff is in all of these pictures, so pay attention to what you can get for 25% OF today!
pants (True to size, I’m wearing a 27.)/ white tee (True to size, I’m wearing a small.)/ wooden earrings / arrow necklace /dark denim jacket / necklace /sunglasses (mine are the 58 mm gold rimmed) / cork wedges (order a 1/2 size up)/ cross body bag
white v neck tee (I’m wearing a small in the tee, true to size)/ rainbow wood bead tassel necklace / military jacket / ag skinny ankle jeans (I’m wearing a 27, so they are true to size)/ chambray TOMS sandals (true to size)/ circle stud earrings
So many readers have told me that they were unsure about the necklace, but after ordering it for themselves, they too are believers!
3. STELLA AND DOT ARROW NECKLACE
In many of my posts I’m also wearing THIS necklace. It’s sweet, dainty, and layers well with many different necklaces. I also wear it on it’s own some too with simple v-neck tees.
It’s really hard to see in my pics because it’s so delicate, but in real life, it adds such a nice little touch!
lou and grey plaid palette shirt (true to size, I’m wearing a small) /earrings/ turquoise pendant (use STMT25 for 25% OFF!)/ arrow necklace /cross body bag/ similar jeans / booties c/o UGG® , but also available at Nordstrom HERE
Here’s another shot where you can see the arrow necklace a little better!
Yep, I wear this sweet little arrow necklace just about every day.
These are hands down the most worn earrings I own. I highly recommend the original circle hoops I’ve been talking about for almost 3 years now that are by Gorjana! I wear them at least 3 times per week. They are expensive at $59, but the quality is awesome. They are large, but still dainty and super light, and I love them! And they make a big statement. I know many of you have these earrings!
high-low maxi dress / MUST HAVE jacket / UGG t-strap wedges / sunglasses / earrings / necklace sold out :(, but other turquoise necklace found HERE / my exact cross body bag(same bag without basket weave option HERE)
Give these earrings a chance, and I just know you will be fan!
I devoted my entire post to these jeans on Monday, so click over HERE to see everything I have to say about them. I’m telling you, it’s an AG Love Fest and I think I tell you everything you ever thought you might want to know about these jeans. Here’s a quick summary: they are true to size and I love and adore them. 😉
chambray popover / ag skinny annkle jeans / similar pointy toe leopard flats / mixed metal beaded earrings / arrow necklace / watch / gold bar wrap bracelet
6. MK DOUBLE WRAP LEATHER WATCH ON SALE!!!!
I would say that you probably see THIS WATCH in at least 90% of my posts. I love it, and all of you that have purchased it seem to love it as well! Here are some pretty recent close-ups of the watch, and it’s being price-matched right now for 25% OFF!!!!!!!!
Erika and I share a strange similarity. We both only own 1 shade of lipstick. Now, we have lots of lip glosses (I like to switch up the color with the different glosses), but I always wear THIS ONE SHADE of lipstick. It’s called Fashion Icon and it’s from Lancome. It’s the only lipstick I wear, so I obviously wear it every. single. day. It looks a lot darker online that it does on me or even just in the tube. Just look at any picture on my blog, and it’s what I’m wearing! You can also get an idea by looking at the picture below.
I’m not really a perfume girl (it always ends up either making me nauseous or giving me a headache), so I didn’t wear any for years. I think it was Erika that initially told me about Jo Malone fragrances sometime last year after they were recommended to her. There was a period of a couple of months where almost every time I would go to the mall, I would go by the perfume counter and spray one of the fragrances on because I wanted to see if I could handle the scent throughout the day. Well, I loved every one I tried. In fact, I loved several of them so much that I couldn’t make up my mind.
So, when Melanie talked about JO MALONE WOOD SAGE AND SEA SALT last year around Christmas, it pushed me over the edge and I told my mother-in-law to put it on my list! I know this sounds weird, but apparently I really enjoy smelling like wood sage and sea salt. 😉 #whoknew
Find all Jo Malone fragrances for women HERE. If you aren’t a typical perfume girl (or even if you are), try one of these! They are fresh and light and just perfect! And although I’ve never done this, I hear that you are supposed to be able to mix and match her scents to create something totally unique to you!
So I have lots of lip glosses in my make-up bag (I typically have 3 glosses in my make-up bag at all times)…and even more in my make up drawer. I use them to change the shade of my lipstick, and I just don’t feel totally ready without a shiny (and often times, a bit sparkly) lip. I also love MAC lip glass and NARS (I love Sweet Dreams the most ), but my current favorite is PINK SEQUIN from Bobbi Brown. AND GREAT NEWS! All Bobbi Brown make-up is 20% OFF right now! Click HERE to shop all Bobbi Brown products! I have recently started using her loose powder and her pressed powder, and you know I love the shimmer bricks (I use them lightly all over my face and heavier as an eye shadow).
I love treating myself to new glosses, and I rarely find a color I don’t like!
10. RAY-BAN SUNGLASSES ON SALE!!!!!!!!!!
So I bought my first (and only) pair of Ray-Bans last year. And just like several other items I’m featuring today, you see them in lots and lots of posts. Pretty much every single post when I’m outside, I have THESE on. The 58 mm are the perfect size for me (I feel like the larger frames overwhelm my face). Click HERE for all Ray-Ban options! Click HERE to see the post in December where I declare my Ray-Ban love and show lots of different pics of me in them. 🙂
So THIS blingy bracelet is the other Accessory Concierge piece that I’m naming a SHOULD HAVE BEEN A MUST HAVE! And remember, the code STMT25 will get you 25% OFF! It’s blingy and fabulous. You could wear it with an awesome little black dress at a formal event (and I have), but you can also wear it with jeans and converse (and I have). 😉
I’m telling you, you will have fun pairing it with all different types of outfits!
For years I wore a heavy base…and then for years I only wore mineral powder foundation….and then I found this product. NARS TINTED MOISTURIZER is light and airy, has sunscreen in it (SPF30! so important!), and it evens out my complexion and just makes my skin look great. My shade is GROENLAND. If I’m running out of the house to just do an errand or two I might just sweep some powder over my face, but I prefer to have applied this product if I’m going to run into anybody that I know. 🙂 It has 111 5 Star Reviews, so I’m not the only one that is totally a fan. Click HERE for my make-up post with all of my faves!
13. BEAUTY BLENDER
I accidentally left his little guy at the ranch house awhile back, and when I had to apply my make-up without it (like I had done my entire life), I could hardly stand it! Not only does the make-up go on so much smoother with this little beauty, but my hands stay much cleaner too! I promise you that after using this you will NEVER want to just use your fingers ever again. This thing is magic.
So it took me awhile to get these flats, but man am I glad I finally did. They are the comfiest flats I own. And they come in 18 colors. EIGHTEEN. And I’m not the only one that adores these shoes. There are 693 5 STAR REVIEWS on the Nordstrom site. That’s pretty dang impressive. You’re only getting 1 outfit shot with the shoes for a couple of reasons. One, they are still pretty new to me so I don’t have many outfits to show yet. Two, this post was super time intensive and I’ve run out of steam. 😉 Just know this, the nude color goes with EVERYTHING (duh), they really are stupid comfy, and I know you’ll love them as much as I do.
So, in summary, here are the items that I now know SHOULD HAVE BEEN A MUST HAVE! Just click on whatever picture you are interested in!
And remember, click HERE if you want a quick and dirty review of items that really are named MUST HAVES! Some of them highlighted here:
Give yourself a pat on the back if you made it through this entire post!!! I hope y’all enjoyed it! If you have any of these items, please leave a comment with your thoughts!!! I would love to know if you agree and think they SHOULD HAVE BEEN A MUST HAVE as well! You can also leave a comment with items you’ve bought from the blog that you personally think should have been named a MUST HAVE! (Full disclosure…after the collage was complete, I started thinking I wished I would have included THIS underwear, THIS strapless, and THESE earrings.) #nexttime
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